The 2019 Ford Ranger may not be getting as much attention anymore as trucks like the 2020 Jeep Gladiator , but it’s an important contender from arguably the truckiest automaker out there. That’s why I’m excited to take this Lightning Blue pickup on a road trip from Michigan to Virginia. What do Jalopnik readers want to learn about this machine?
When I first saw the 2019 Ford Ranger at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, I was a bit underwhelmed by just how similar it looked to the T6 model that’d been on sale internationally for some time . I guess I was just hoping for something a bit fresher. But that’s not to say it’s not handsome, because this truck in my driveway definitely is:
I had a chance to drive the Ranger for a few minutes at the Jeep Gladiator press drive , but that was a base trim and this is a Lariat. I’ll be doing mostly highway driving on this journey, but you never know—if I see a cheap rust-free car that I like, I may also be towing. (Editor’s note: We are all praying he drives past a fuel-injected FB RX-7.) And if I see a dirt trail that I can’t resist somewhere between southeast Michigan and northern Virginia, I may also be off-roading.
So tell me, fine Jalopnik truck fans: What do you want to know about the 2019 Ford Ranger?