2019 Ford Ranger Owner’s Manual, Reference Guide, Packaging Guide Published (News)

2019 Ford Ranger owner's guide, quick reference guide, packaging guide published
The 2019 Ford Ranger owner’s manual is live on Ford’s owner website.

Ford published more documentation for the 2019 Ford Ranger on their owner’s site.

As we inch closer to the 2019 Ford Ranger hitting U.S. dealers, more information is coming down the pike. Specifically, a Ranger5G forums member linked to documentation Ford recently published on their owner’s site. For all you early adopters or those thinking about buying a Ranger, here’s 493 pages of documentation covering almost every aspect of the new truck.

2019 Ford Ranger XL STX SuperCrew. [Photo: Ford]

The fundamentals

While the owner’s manual covers a wide range of specific information, the packaging guide delves into the basics. The 2019 Ford Ranger packs a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. That comes mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The 2019 Ford Ranger is available in three trims – XL, XLT and Lariat – and two cab configurations – SuperCab (an extended cab version) or SuperCrew (crew cab). Two weeks ago, Ford announced the Ranger was capable of towing up to 7,500 pounds when properly equipped.

Of course, all that information is general knowledge, and we’ve covered that extensively on TFLtruck. If you’re looking to buy a 2019 Ford Ranger, what’s more interesting are the packages you can equip. The packaging guide offers a more comprehensive view into what’s available to those looking to spec up their Rangers.

Package options

The 2019 Ford Ranger packaging guide, as published on Ranger5G forums, outlines all the different options available to the Ranger. While the base XL Ranger is meant to be a no-nonsense entry point to the lineup, you can kit it out with some appearance upgrades. The $365 Chrome Appearance Package adds chrome bumpers, halogen fog lamps and tow hooks. To get that package, you also have to get Equipment Group 101A, which adds cruise control, six total audio speakers, a perimeter alarm, power tailgate look, keyless entry and Ford SYNC infotainment with a 4.2″ center stack screen and Wi-Fi connectivity. With Equipment Group 101A selected, you can also opt for the $795 Ford Co-Pilot 360 option, the $1,295 FX4 Off-Road Package, the $995 STX Appearance Package and the $495 Trailer Tow Package.

XLT packages

On the XLT, you get Ford Co-Pilot 360 as standard equipment. There are two new equipment groups for the XLT – 301A and 302A. Equipment Group 301A – a $995 option – adds dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. On the infotainment front, you get an 8.0-inch SYNC 3 system and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. For $1,805 more ($2,800 total), Equipment Group 302A adds remote start, eight-way power-adjustable seats, a manual sliding rear window and remote start.

As with the XL, the Bed Utility Package, Chrome Appearance Package, Trailer Tow Package and FX4 Off-Road Package are also available on the XLT. New packages include the $795 Sport Appearance Package, the $795 Technology Package which adds adaptive cruise control and navigation.

Lariat packages

Step up to the Lariat, and most features that were optional on the XLT are standard equipment, as you’d expect. Now, there’s one new Equipment Group 501A. the $1,795 group adds a 7-speaker B&O premium audio system, rain-sensing windshield wipers, remote start, navigation, adaptive cruise control and a windshield wiper de-icer.

The Bed Utility Package, FX4 Off-Road Package, Technology Package and Trailer Tow Package are all available on the standard Lariat. The Chrome Appearance Package or Sport Appearance package also require you to get Equipment Group 501A.

Standalone options on the XLT and Lariat include an electronic-locking rear differential, engine block heater, and different all-terrain tires on top of the FX4 package.

2019 Ford Ranger accessories list revealed

More Ranger news coming next week

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Zach Butler
Zach Butler is the Managing Editor for TFLcar.