Ford announced today its Black Appearance Package for the 2019 Ranger.
Available with any Ranger body color, the Black Appearance Package is designed to present a more aggressive look. Standard features include:
- Black-painted grille
- Body-color bumpers
- High-gloss black-painted 18-inch aluminum wheels with black center caps
- Black running boards
- Black spray-in bed liner
- Black fender vent surround
- Black mirrors
- Black sill plate
- Black bash plate on FX4 Off-Road Package
- Black lower valance
“Like the rest of their gear, Ranger customers are choosing the option that best fits their adventures,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. “Having the right gear matters and so does the right look. The Black Appearance Package adds aggressive style to the adventures our customers embark on.”
Ford reports that currently more than two-thirds of all-new Ranger pickups are leaving showrooms optioned with either the Sport Appearance Package, which adds unique wheels and Magnetic Gray-painted accents, or the Chrome Appearance Package with bright chrome wheels and chrome body accents.
The Ranger Black Appearance Package is available as an option for $1,995 (excludes taxes) and can be ordered at dealers now, with deliveries targeted to begin in early summer.
Ranger’s one engine offering, a four-cylinder 2.3-liter EcoBoost, is paired up with a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission to offer best-in-class torque (310 pound feet), towing (7,500 pounds) and payload (1,860 pounds).
Some of that will change in the summer, however, when Jeep’s midsize 2020 Gladiator rolls out to offer best-in-class towing at 7,650 pounds, and for model year 2021 Jeep will snatch best-in-class torque at 442 foot-pounds with the debut of their 3.0-liter EcoDiesel (Ford told us recently that they have no plans to equip Ranger with an oil burner). The 2020 Gladiator’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 will offer 285 horses (15 more than Ford), but 50 less pound-feet of torque at 260 foot-pounds.