When compared with the previous model, the 2016 Ford Ranger comes more redesigned. The 2016 Ranger is going to have a new lighter aluminum body, resulting with reduced weight and improved overall performances. The redesign will include modified headlights, grille, and bumpers. While the previous model has resemblance with the F-series F-150, the new Ranger will hit the market with a more unique look. But, the decision on whether to release the new model under the name Ranger has not been decided yet. There are some rumors that claim that the new model might wear a new name badge “F-100” and that it will become a part of the F series lineup.
The 2016 Ford Ranger is based on the popular Ford Atlas platform. High quality aluminum and high-resistance steel are used for the building of the vehicle. The use of these materials very much contributes to the reduction of the car’s overall weight, but they are also highly reliable and extremely durable. The new Ford Ranger also comes with redesigned front and rear bumpers, and thanks to the modern design and lines, the new Ranger has a more attractive look. Furthermore, the modified grill perfectly blends in with the new attractive style, while the Headlights come with a sharp line, giving the vehicle a much more aggressive appearance.
The new Ford Ranger interior comes with more features than before, new materials, and comfortable seats. The safety features are now on a much higher level. The cabin comes with a luggage capacity of 1000 pounds, and its very spacious and highly functional. The Ranger’s interior will not be as luxurious as the F-150’s, but the higher trims will still come with leather upholstery and a soft-touch materials. As far as the base model is concerned, it comes with standard cloth seats, and everything else is made of modern affordable materials. When it comes to technology, 4.2-inch touch screen is standard in all but the base model, while the optional 8-inch with navigation is offered just in the high end models. Together with the all mandatory airbags, anti-lock brakes, stability control and trailer sway control, there is an optional rearview camera with blind-spot monitors .
Engine and 2016 Ford Ranger MPG
Under the hood, the new Ford Ranger 2015 engine comes with two options. The first option is a 2.0 l EcoBoost engine, which pumps out 240hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. This engine can also be found in the Ford Edge model as well. The fuel economy ratings are at 21/30 mpg. The second option is the 2.3 l EcoBoost turbocharged engine, with direct injection that provides a powerful driving force, which delivers high speeds. The engine is capable of producing up to 285 hp, and 305 lb/ft of torque. Both engines are going to be available only with a 6-speed automatic and either RWD or AWD system.
2016 Ford Ranger Price and release date
The 2016 Ford Ranger will come $5,000 cheaper than its bigger cousin the F150, and the price range is going to start from $20000 for the base model, and up to $40000, depending on the trim and the selected optional equipment. The new Ranger is expected to be available for buying at the end of this year or the beginning of 2016.
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