2017 Ford Ranger Release Date, Review and Specs

The new model offers customers improved design, cutting-edge technologies, and improved fuel efficiency than before. According to Roelant de Waard – Vice president, Marketing, Sales and Service – the new Ranger provides unbeatable combination of premium features such as SYNC 3 connectivity, stand-out styling, four-wheel drive capability, class-leading wading capability, optimized payload and towing capacity, and fuel efficiency. More details such as the Ford Ranger release date, price, and redesigns are covered below.

2017 Ford Ranger exterior, side view, alloy wheels

Since it was introduced in Europe five years ago, the new Ford Ranger generated rapid sales. In fact, Ranger’s market share rose to just over 24% as of 2016 in Ford’s traditional European markets, placing it ahead of its traditional rivals such as the Toyota Hilux. For 2017, Ford hopes to even better its appeal through features such as upscale connectivity, infotainment and convenience technologies, fuel efficiency, and stylish designs.

2017 Ford Ranger exterior, white color, rear view, taillights

Some of the available technologies include a voice-activated SYNC 3 connectivity system that features an eight-inch display. It is intuitive, crisp, and quick to respond. Driver assistance technologies include traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, trailer sway control, electronic stability control, front and rear park assist, lane-keeping alert, and lane-keeping aid. Others include emergency brake assistance, adaptive load control, hill launch assist, and hill descent control.

2017 Ford Ranger spy shots

The exterior has been updated with a more modern look with stylish exterior cues lending the new Ranger a more powerful presence on the road regardless of whether it is stationery of at speed. It stands out thanks to the imposing projector headlights, the strong new trapezoidal grille, and the more muscular hood.

2017 Ford Ranger exterior, red color, front view, headlights

“The new Ford Ranger 2017 maintains Ranger’s traditional excellent aerodynamic characteristics by emphasizing ‘Built Ford Tough’ design elements like the outboard nostrils. We saw an opportunity to give the design extra tension that can withstand tough working conditions. Therefore it was important the new Ranger functions as a tough, dependable tool,” said Dave Dewitt, exterior design manager, Ford Asia Pacific.

2017 Ford Ranger Release Date & Price

2017 Ford Ranger release date

The new model has changed much from the existing model, and as such, pricing isn’t expected to change much. According to Ford, pricing for the existing model is provided as follows: Ranger XLT Double Cab (manual transmission) – $54,390, Ranger XLT Double Cab (automatic transmission) – $56,590, Ranger Wildtrak Double Cab (manual transmission) – $57,890, and the Ranger Wildtrak (automatic transmission) – $60,090. It is too early to speculate about the release date, however, rumors say we should expect the new model sometime in mid-2017. And so you know, the Ranger is available in the USA as the Ford Raptor.

2017 Ford Ranger Exterior

2017 Ford Ranger front angle, headlights and grille

The exterior has been mildly updated. Several stylish cues such as redesigned headlights, grille, taillights, and front bumper should be expected. The result is a contemporary-looking pickup that makes an assertive statement even while standstill. Three body-styles are offered: regular cab, super cab, and double cab. With a ground clearance of 230 mm, and 800 mm of class-leading ability to wade through water, the new Ford Ranger has been engineered and designed to handle even the most extreme terrains with relative ease.

2017 Ford Ranger auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The 2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak is the quintessential model in terms of style, and performance. The taillights, load-bed rails, side mirrors, and side air vents feature a unique dark, liquid metallic grey finish, for a sporty, bold appearance. Unique features available include machined eighteen-inch alloy wheels, a unique sports hoop, rectangular foglights, and bold Wildtrak graphics.

2017 Ford Ranger Interior

2017 Ford Ranger interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob, dashboard and lcd screen

The updated exterior combined with a new stylish interior to create an even more car-like, contemporary, and comfortable environment for both the passengers and driver. Some of the standard features available in the cabin include air-conditioning, pre-wired trailer connections, a 2.3-inch driver information screen, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, smartphone app connectivity via SYNC3, and a four-speaker radio.

2017 Ford Ranger interior, leather front seats

Available Trims

Two trims are offered for the 2017 Ford Ranger: XLT and Wildtrak.

Engine Specs

2017 Ford Ranger engine

Beneath the hood of the based model are three engine choices with four output levels, while the top-of-the-line 2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak comes with a high-output 2.2L TDCi four-cylinder and a 3.2L TDCi five-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. The 3.2L five-cylinder offers an output if 197 horsepower, while the 2.2L four-cylinder offers 158 horsepower. For fuel savings, both engines come with an Auto Start/Stop feature.


2017 Ford Ranger safety

The safety systems’ list is extensive. Features include lane-keeping aid, lane-keeping alert, adaptive cruise control, driver impairment monitor, electronic stability control, and forward alert. The government is still conducting the crash impact assessment for the new Ford Ranger 2017, results will be posted on this space on its release date.

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2017 Ford Ranger exterior, orange color, front view, headlights

2017 Ford Ranger side view, blue color, alloy wheels

2017 Ford Ranger front angle, blue color, headlights and grille

2017 Ford Ranger exterior, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Ford Ranger exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Ford Ranger front view, black color, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Ford Ranger front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Ford Ranger auto show, red color, rear view, taillpipe and badges

2017 Ford Ranger trunk and cargo space

2017 Ford Ranger rear view, black color, taillights and badges

2017 Ford Ranger side view, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Ford Ranger interior, leather back seats

2019 Ford Kuga

News about the Release Date of the 2019 Ford Kuga

The 2019 Ford Kuga will try to make things work better, compared to its predecessors. This is still not a new generation model and we are in the second-generation of the Kuga models still. The first incarnation of the car did not work so well.

Even though it was attractive and smart to drive, it really did not work to the potential it had. It all translated to the selling numbers which were poor at best. The second generation made things a lot better, but still it was not at the level that they wanted things to be. They are searching for the right formula which would launch the Ford Kuga to the position that it deserves.

The newest 2019 Ford Kuga will update the changes which were introduced with the facelifted version of 2016. The second generation has been improving slightly with each new model. The debut was in 2013 and the release date of the 2019 version is set for the end of 2018.

The car is going to be one of the more expected additions to the Ford roster and the segment as well. But more information about the exact release date are going to be revealed soon. We do know that the vehicle will be released in all of its respected markets.

What is the Potential Price of the 2019 Ford Kuga?

What a lot of people are concerned with the 2019 Ford Kuga is that its cost is too high compared to what it has to offer. If we take a look at all the competition models that the Kuga is going against, they do have a substantially advanced offer which would make most people wonder.

But when it comes to these new versions, the cost does not go in the same direction the design does. There are lower grade parts which do not justify the figure the Kuga is getting. Although this is fixed with the higher trims, we fear that because of this no one would actually want to go with the base model.

The starting price is at 22,340 pounds for the base model. This figure goes all the way to 34,740 for the higher trims which have much more appropriate price. SO you will have to take a good and long look before you decide which model you will actually decide to choose. Unfortunately, US prices are still not available. They will be probably release them with the release date in the US.

Next Gen 2019 Ford Kuga Rumors

The announcement of the coming 2019 Ford Kuga promoted a lot of people guessing that a new generation vehicle was in line. But these rumors were quickly dropped with the car coming near competition. They have decided to go against marking a next gen model so soon and will rather spend more time in developing it. Ford will most likely output the third generation of the Ford Kuga in a few years, but until then we have the 2019 version to play with.


The exterior of the 2019 Ford Kuga is similar but has changed just enough. The designers have taken an evolutionary approach to designing this vehicle. The window line is all but the same as the original model and is the part of the car which has withstood the passage of time the most. The front end of the Kuga has features that were previous seen on the Edge model.

Transferring these elements to the Kuga will only help with the production and make this model easier to build. The overall look is now more aggressive which greatly differentiates this car from its rivals. All in all, things have not been changed so much and the 2019 Ford Kuga remains a recognizable model. It will be just fresh enough to get over the next period until the newest generation model is designed.

Color Variations for the Latest 2019 Ford Kuga

The color choices that we were hoping to get for the newest 2019 Ford Kuga are scarce. There are going to be some new additions, but not in the manner that we actually expected it to be. Color choices will be the same as for the previous model. As an addition there are going to be some standard options that all newer Ford versions are getting. They will update the vehicle to be more aesthetically pleasing and we were hoping that the new exterior colors were going to add to that. Instead, we are only getting a mildly retooled version.

Dimensions and Size of the 2019 Ford Kuga

There are no surprises in terms of the size of the latest 2019 Ford Kuga. This vehicle will continue with the same setup that we have been used to before. There have been talks of extending the model, but they were quickly dropped and were mainly viewed as rumors. The updated versions of vehicles rarely get to tamper with the size of the car and since it is mostly necessary to have them change, they will keep the size to the same level as before.

All in all, if you are familiar with previous Kuga cars, you will know that the full length of the car is 4,541mm. The height of the car is 1,749mm while the width, including mirrors, is 2,086mm. The wheelbase geos all the way to 2,690mm and it allows the occupants inside to have some stellar seating capability. The boot offers 442 liters of cargo with the seats up. While with the seats folded it goes to 1,928 liters.

2019 Ford Kuga Interior Refinement

Even though they changed the inside of the 2019 Ford Kuga, it does not match the price that the car demands. The inside still feels stale and low-rent. They have decided to change and update this car as much as possible, but they have not gone too much away from the design and the way everything looked in the previous model. Higher trims of the car manage to fix this and are capable of giving you the worth for your money. But the standard version will most likely only fly under the radar.

At least the infotainment part is not going to be a disappointment. The standard equipment for every Kuga model will include a DAB radio, a multi-function steering wheel, Bluetooth, and various USB sockets. But the infotainment system includes a tiny 4.2in screen which does not have a very good arrangement of buttons. Upgrading to larger trims will fix that impairment as they use the 8.0in color touchscreen which also includes a sat-nav. This will be offered in all Titanium and higher trims.

2019 Ford Kuga Engine Choices

The 2019 Ford Kuga car will get the same engine linkup as it did the last time. Unfortunately, there were no changes here, but some would deem them unnecessary. Actually the engines were fine, but could have do with a little bit upgrading themselves.

But since you have more choices to choose from, there is something for everybody. First of all, the 2.0-litre (TDCi) diesel engine is available in two modes, one that can provide 148bhp or the other which goes to 178bhp. Both can be a little bit flat, but turbocharging actually makes a lot of a difference for it. The entry level 1.5-litre diesel is probably the best choice which provides you with maximum miles to the gallon. It can deliver 118bhp, but it can struggle with a fully loaded vehicle.

The 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine is also available in three modes, making 118bhp, 148bhp or 180bhp. The less powerful versions come with front-wheel drive and a manual gearbox, while the more powerful ones include a four-wheel drive and an automatic transmission. Generally speaking, things could have been better. But it still manages to work this way.

0-60 mph and Top Speed of the Newest 2019 Ford Kuga

When it comes to the performance of the 2019 Ford Kuga, it has not advanced so much. It still depends on the type of the engine that you use in order for you to get the best performance. The fastest engine is still the 2.0 TDC one which is capable of reaching 0-60 mph in just 9.2 seconds.

The cheapest engine is the EcoBoost one with a speed up of 12.5 seconds to 60 mph. While the greenest engine is the 1.5 TDC which will similarity reach 0-60 mph in about 12.7 seconds. The top speed for all of the versions is still 115 mph.

What are the Fuel Economy Specifications Like?

The fuel economy of the 2019 Ford Kuga would do with a bit of an improvement. On average, the figure stands at 35 mpg as a combined rating. This is not half bad. But when you consider the constant improvements that the competition is making, you are probably wondering where this model will go. For now there are no signs of them changing the rates and the car will continue this way.

2019 Ford Edge

When is the 2019 Ford Edge Release Date Expected?

The recent announcement of an updated 2019 Ford Edge introduces an updated vehicle for us. The car received a massive overhaul with its 2015 version when the car changed for the better. A new design language with added equipment and a different set of engines were enough to launch this car into the heights that they did not expected the Edge would reach. Now they look to cash in on that success by giving it its first update. The newest version will much of the standout features retained, while some crucial changes and updates were made. This promises to keep sales up and help the Ford Edge brand retain its position in the market.

The release date has not been formally set. The 2019 Ford Edge is expected to come out by the end of the year 2018. But there are still many working parts that need to be resolved. Their plan is to meet this date. But how doable that is remains to be seen. Nevertheless, the midsize crossover SUV segment would do with a little bit of change. The overall market will most certainly benefit from adding this newest vehicle to the mix and we expect it to be a very popular model.

What is the Price of the 2019 Ford Edge Vehicle?

The price rating for the 2019 Ford Edge has not been officially confirmed. But unofficially, it will be close to the existing price range of the outgoing vehicles. This also means that the same batch of trims is coming back. Long term fans of the brand will be happy to see that such changes have been implemented and new buyers are surely to come with the changes that the vehicle provides.

We can view the pricing of the current set of vehicles. It starts with a base MSRP of $28,100 for the introductory SE trim. Next in line is the SEL which is priced at $31,500. The Titanium is considered as one of the advanced trims and for it you will have to cash out a sum of $35,600. The Sport trim model is the highest version of the Edge model that you can find and it will cost you $38,100. So by viewing this prices you can determine how much you will need to spend for the 2019 version. It will be close to this price but not overtly higher.

2019 Ford Edge Rumored Details

When the news about the 2019 Ford Edge appeared, it also came with a lot of rumors with it. There was a lot that could be said actually, but what interested us the most is the new aero efficiency. This has been introduced with the previous car, but with the 2019 model they have gone and improved it to be even better. It also affects the vehicle’s fuel consumption and speed. The very design of the car helps with achieving batter numbers and it is the sole idea behind what the car is supposed to represent. It even affected the weight which has been dropped a bit. The numbers are still not official so this is why it is still reported as a rumor. But there is no doubt that they have improved the vehicle in this term.

2019 Ford Edge Exterior Details

The best way to describe the 2019 Ford Edge is, well edgy. It has a lot of angles, creases and lines. The character line works exceptionally well for the bodywork of the car. What makes this car great is its futuristic shape. This is by no means overstated and is a perfect balance for this vehicle. One of the first things that you notice is the side grille, which now has two main bars bisecting it.

What makes the appearance of the 2019 Ford Edge seen even more fresh and youthful are the fake vents and large air venting which are positioned closer ot the tires. The strong accent line in the back gives the car a more defined look. The overall presence of the car is largely defined and brought to a close with the large wheels and the tall greenhouse which the vehicle added.

The story in the rear end actually borrows a lot from the current Ford Fusion. The taillight assembly is pretty good and everything is positioned quite well. The rear diffuser is going to help to live up the rear in a very prominent way. It does make it seem that the car has a too big rear, but it does not diminish the entire look of the car. In fact it helps to upgrade it immensely. All in all, the update design of the exterior is really favorable for this new Edge model.

New Color Choices for the 2019 Ford Edge

Some of the updates that came with the 2019 Ford Edge should include a complete color change. But we are not entirely sure which additions they are going to make. The bottom line is that a few new exterior colors are bound to be added. Also, some of the more prominent older ones will be kept. This will help the car update its appearance and attract a good fan base without changing too much. But we are still have to wait a bit in order to get the information about the color change.

2019 Ford Edge Dimension Changes

As reported, there are going to be no changes for the size of the 2019 Ford Edge. The update does not include retooling the dimensions of the car and we feel that it shouldn’t. The vehicle already works properly with the size it carries now. The shift in the size might happen in the future or it might not. But for now this is the perfect size for the car to carry. The overall length is 188.1 inches, and the wheelbase of 112.2 inches will also be carried over. As far as the height and width goes, it is still 68.6inches and 75.9 inches, respectively. It still is able to seat five people and provides an abundance of interior space for the passengers to enjoy. The interior will in that sense become much comfier with the added technology and mentioned inclusions.

Changes on the Inside of the 2019 Ford Edge

When you look inside the 2019 Ford Edge, you will notice not a lot of difference. It is different for a keen eye, but if you only glance at it the design is most the same as with the current outgoing model. The interior is defined as a very Ford looking model, which it actually is. But it still keeps this car as one of the better looking ones in the segment. The changes that were made have been done for the center console part and the upper dashboard area. The center button array is arranged differently but the familiar TFT gauges are still there. The middle air vents are now placed vertically.

One of the advantages of the cabin of this model is that it is far quitter. The sound insulation has been done perfectly here. Thanks to the high strength steel that the cabin is surrounded and glass which absorbs vibration, we get a model which is far more acoustic than it was. You can also listen to the newest sound system placed inside with ease. Or if you are bothered by noise, now there is no problem with that as it almost can’t be felt.

Due to different materials, thinner seats and repositioning, the interior allows more space. This is one of the advantages which the vehicle boasts with and it is particularly beneficial for the people in the second row of seats. Headroom is also larger and there is a whole lot of cargo space with total 39.2 available to pack you stuff.

Engine Specs and Options

The 2019 Ford Edge model comes back with three engines, two of which are completely new. Under the hood you can find the all-new version of the 2.0-liter EcoBoost inline four-cylinder, which is set to be the standard engine for the lineup. Sport trims will be available with a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine. And also available is the naturally aspired 3.5-liter V-6, which is new for the lineup. The base engine outputs about 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque and also offers an AWD system with it. The V-6 in the Sport trims can produce 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, while the naturally aspired engine is set to make 280 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque.

0-60 mph and Top Speed of 2019 Ford Edge

Based on latest scores, the 2019 Ford Edge will have similar but beneficial specs. The car will maintain its status among the very best that the segment can offer and also draw new customers with the given setup. Its performance is rated at around 7 seconds to reach 0-60 mph and 135 mph top speed.

What about the Fuel Economy?

Thanks to the new engine lineup, the 2019 Ford Edge will have better fuel economy ratings. It is also thanks to the newly established specs that the car not consumes 20 mpg in the city rides and 28 mpg on highway drives. Very lucrative for any buyer.