The Best Features on the 2019 Ford Ranger

Best Features on the 2019 Ford Ranger

Ford is giving us a lot to be excited about in 2019, but one thing in particular that really has us all licking our chops is the vast array of exciting features available with the new Ranger. The following are some of the best features on the 2019 Ford Ranger, coming soon to Robbie Roberson.

Performance Features

The new Ranger features a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine that delivers 270 horsepower and a best-in-class 310 lb-ft of torque.* Its might means that your Ranger will be able to haul a best-in-class maximum payload of 1,860 pounds* and tow a best-in-class maximum of 7,500 pounds.** Because of its elegantly engineered twin-scroll turbocharger and efficient 10-speed SelectShift® automatic, the Ranger’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost® also delivers 26 mpg combined, making it the most fuel-efficient gas-powered midsize pickup in the land.***

Pilot Features

The 2019 Ford Range offers a bevy of standard and available technologies that’ll make your driving experience all the more enjoyable. For safety, there’s available Ford Co-Pilot 360, which offers driver-assistive technologies like BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. For the ultimate in connectivity, the Ranger offers SYNC® 3, FordPass ConnectWi-Fi, and features like Ford+Alexa app and Apple CarPlay™.

The best way to experience everything that the 2019 Ford Ranger has to offer is to stop into Robbie Roberson Ford and take one for a test drive.

*Class is Midsize Pickups based on Ford segmentation.
**When properly equipped with the trailer tow package and a trailer brake controller. Class is Midsize Pickups based on Ford segmentation.

***EPA-estimated rating of 21 city/26 hwy/26 combined mpg. 2.3L engine, 4×2. Actual mileage will vary.

Ford SmartLink Upgrades Brings Older Cars Up-to-Date

Ford SmartLink Upgrades
The fantastic Ford SmartLink upgrades simply involve plugging a simple device into the OBD II port under the steering wheel.

Brand new cars can be equipped with some amazing technology, including things like Wi-Fi, remote start, vehicle health monitors, and more. But if you’ve been envying this technology from afar, you won’t have to anymore thanks to Ford.

Ford engineers have created an ingenious device called SmartLink that can give certain 2010-2016 model year Ford and Lincoln cars access to these and other great features.

The Ford SmartLink upgrades simply involve plugging a simple device into the OBD II port under the steering wheel. This device will then open up the world to vehicles not equipped with a modem.

After the update, owners should be able to enjoy Wi-Fi capable of supporting up to eight devices at once, remote connectivity to their vehicle, health and location alerts, and more. Owners will be able to connect to their vehicles through a companion app or Web Portal where they can activate features, see alerts, and even schedule service appointments.

“Ford SmartLink will surprise and delight owners of recent model-year vehicles by adding some of today’s most popular connectivity features” said Stephen Odell, executive vice president, Global Marketing, Sales and Service.

The Ford SmartLink upgrades will be available here at Robbie Roberson Ford starting this summer.

Ford Pedestrian Detection: Saving Lives with Innovative Technologies

In order to prevent as many collisions as possible, Ford engineers have been hard at work developing the Ford Pedestrian Detection system. Believe it or not, pedestrians are injured every eight minutes in a car crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The new Ford system can help eliminate these accidents.

According to Ford, Pedestrian Detection works by predicting movement and activating a series of safety systems. The vehicles will use radar and camera technology in order to scan the road ahead for potential collisions and detect pedestrians. If the driver doesn’t react, the car will activate full brake force in order to bring the vehicle to a halt.

“Since we are trying to avoid a collision that hasn’t happened yet, prediction of the future is an inherent part of the puzzle,” says Scott Lindstrom, Ford driver assist technologies manager. “Having a huge cache of data – based on real-world driving conditions – helps our system be smart enough to determine what may happen in a second that has not yet even occurred.”

This system can work at any time of day in any weather condition, at speeds up to 50 miles per hour. Ford Pedestrian Technology has been tested for over 500,000 miles on 12 separate vehicles. It operates on more than 240 terabytes of test data—which is more than 20.4 trillion books worth of information. Few companies compare to Ford when it comes to collision technology.