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The Ford Ranger is an excellent midsize pickup truck — here are its best features

Business Insider Logo By Matthew DeBord of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 13: 
  The 2019 Ford
  Ranger is the Blue Oval's return to the midsize-pickup-truck
  market in the US.
  
  The segment is quite large. Folks who enjoy what pickups can
  do, such as hauling around mountain bikes and going on Home Depot
  runs, but don't want an F-150 or a Silverado in the driveway.
  
  The 2019 Lariat SuperCrew four-wheel-drive Ranger I recently
  tested was nicely equipped and cost almost $45,000. But it was
  loaded with great features.
  
  
    Visit
    Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
  

  At Business Insider, we avidly anticipated the new Ford Ranger,
  which is actually a built-in-America version of a global pickup
  that Ford has been selling outside the US. The Blue Oval is
  already super-strong in full-size trucks - can you say "F-150"? -
  and back in the day, the Ranger was a popular starter pickup.

  In 2019, the entire pickup-truck market is driving US sales, and
  the midsize offerings are much improved over the little pickups
  that used to cover this segment. They're really more like
  shrunken-down full-sizers, and where Chevy (as well as GMC, with
  the Canyon) and Ford are concerned, the idea is to offer a solid
  hauler that's simply more compact than a big boy.

  We've sampled pretty much everything the market has to offer on
  this front, so a key question was, "What does Ford bring to the
  party with the new Ranger?"

  The answer is a great truck, with some great features.

  • The 2019 Ford Ranger is the Blue Oval's return to the midsize-pickup-truck market in the US.
  • The segment is quite large. Folks who enjoy what pickups can do, such as hauling around mountain bikes and going on Home Depot runs, but don't want an F-150 or a Silverado in the driveway.
  • The 2019 Lariat SuperCrew four-wheel-drive Ranger I recently tested was nicely equipped and cost almost $45,000. But it was loaded with great features.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

At Business Insider, we avidly anticipated the new Ford Ranger, which is actually a built-in-America version of a global pickup that Ford has been selling outside the US. The Blue Oval is already super-strong in full-size trucks - can you say "F-150"? - and back in the day, the Ranger was a popular starter pickup.

In 2019, the entire pickup-truck market is driving US sales, and the midsize offerings are much improved over the little pickups that used to cover this segment. They're really more like shrunken-down full-sizers, and where Chevy (as well as GMC, with the Canyon) and Ford are concerned, the idea is to offer a solid hauler that's simply more compact than a big boy.

We've sampled pretty much everything the market has to offer on this front, so a key question was, "What does Ford bring to the party with the new Ranger?"

The answer is a great truck, with some great features. Continue reading in the gallery above.

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