2017 Ford Ranger Review, Interior
Since the model will get a small facelift for 2016 model year, 2017 Ford Ranger will probably be available in the same variant as its predecessor. It is hard to talks about precise details regarding engine specs, since Ford hasn’t revealed the 2016 model still, but information are available. Automakers usually make a plan of their future facelifts and redesigns, so it is easier to keep up. Ranger is one of the best-sellers from Ford’s truck line-up, and is one of the models with widest sale market.
2017 Ford Ranger DESIGN AND FEATURES
Since previous model ear brought refreshment of design, exterior and interior of the 2017 Ford Ranger will stay pretty much the same. Changes that may happen for this model year will be closely related to features of the model, without changes in design. Still rugged and aggressive, Ranger featured refreshed front and rear end, which gave it new look and feel.
Interior of the model was additionally enhanced, in order to provide maximum comfort for its passengers. Upholstered in high quality material, cabin feels and looks cozy and modern. Its focus point is the dash, which hosts an 8-inch touchscreen, connected with latest technology gadgets, such as Sync 2 system, navigation and Bluetooth. Safety of the model is well thought about, and the 2017 Ford Ranger will have latest safety systems which will help the driver during the ride, and in collision prevention.
2017 Ford Ranger ENGINE SPECS
With diesel engines making a big comeback, Ford couldn’t resist this trend either. Therefore, 2017 Ford Ranger comes with two diesel units and one petrol. It is slightly unclear which engine will be available for which market. The power of the engine will be distributed via 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions. Fuel economy is better than before, thanks to electric power-assisted steering system, which also influenced the handling of the model. Petrol engine packed under the hood of the 2017 Ranger is a 2.5-liter Duratec with output rates of 164hp and 166 lb-ft of torque. Diesel engines include Duratorq units. First and base one is a 2.2-liter Duratorq four-cylinder TDCi with 129 horsepower. Same engine is available with slightly bigger output of 158 hp, as well. Stronger diesel unit is a 3.2-liter Duratorq 5-cylinder TDCi capable to deliver 197 horsepower and 347 lb-ft of torque.
2017 Ford Ranger PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
Although it is still early to discuss the exact release date, we can prognosticate period of the year when the model is expected to show up. Since the 2016 Ranger still isn’t released, we don’t expect 2017 version to come out any time soon. This means certainly not before fall next year. However, if Ford decides to skip the 2016 MY and to launch the Ranger for 2017th, than we can move expected release to earlier months of the 2016. Pricing will not be much different, meaning that Ranger will start slightly under $25,000.