By on October 16, 2018

2019 Ford Ranger, Image: Ford

The 2019 Ford Ranger isn’t on sale yet, but the automaker’s already busy gearing up — literally— to ensure it squeezes every possible dime from it. It’s a practice Ford is especially skilled at. Don’t forget that this is the company that can spruce up a $35,000 F-150 SuperCrew and sell it as a luxury model costing more than twice as much to completely satisfied customers — and that’s before anyone taps into the pickup’s comprehensive accessories list.

While its midsize offering was obviously destined to be less expensive than its F-Series stablemates, Ford also hasn’t been quite as aggressive with its pricing between trims. The Ranger Lariat isn’t anywhere near twice the price of the base LT.  But once you start configuring (Ford’s been letting customers do this online for a couple months now), you’ll notice that the Ranger is subject to a sizable number of desirable equipment packages. And they’re only the tip of the iceberg, if this new accessories leak is to be believed. 

According to the folks at the Ranger5G forums, Ford’s new pickup will bring with it a staggering number of factory accessories with which to temp customers. There are appendages for the exterior, interior, electronics systems, towing setups, off-roading, smoking, safety, security, and cargo. It’s vast and I’d love to see a pickup with the full monty.

Among the most intriguing on the list were the bull bars, Bushwacker fender flares, new 18-inch wheels, hood lettering, and exterior graphics — as we’ve no clue what those items are supposed to look like. Unfortunately, the list was just that and didn’t include glossy, high-definition images of any of these parts.

Ford hasn’t given any confirmation on these items, but the list looks to be authentic. At the very least, there was nothing in it to suggest it might be an elaborate and relatively unfunny prank. It’s also not so extensive that it seems unmanageable. Ford is being thorough with the Ranger, knowing that a lot of people will want to use it as a “lifestyle vehicle” to haul their kayak up to the lake on the weekends. But it’s also offering racks and carriers for skis, paddleboards, skis, snowboards, and adaptors to convert your mounts to work on everything.

Pricing on a large number of accessories is TBD. If you want to see the complete list, mosey over to the Ranger5G forums.

[Image: Ford Motor Company]

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22 Comments on “2019 Ford Ranger’s Sizable Accessories List Leaked...”


  • avatar
    SD 328I

    This Ranger has been on sale in the international market for some time, most of these accessories are just carry over from those produced already, not just for the US market.

    One good thing about being the last to get something I suppose.

    As for the double in price from a base model to a loaded model in regards to the F150, you can do that for a lot of vehicles. Base vs Top is usually double.

    • 0 avatar
      Big Al from Oz

      SD,
      I know here in Australia most accessories we use are after market from companies like ARB, TJM, Ironman, etc. They tend to be better engineered and cheaper.

      If I were to buy a new US Ranger I would definitely look at an aftermarket product.

  • avatar
    EBFlex

    So a buyer can pay F-150 prices for a truck that isn’t nearly as capable as an F-150.

    FORD PROUD

    • 0 avatar
      JohnTaurus

      And that’s different from every other midsize truck, how? Oh, its Ford, gotta find some reason to stomp your feet and turn red in anger.

      • 0 avatar
        MrIcky

        If you take MSRP as your basis, Colorados are about 20-30% cheaper for roughly equivalent trim. Like z71 4×4 crew shortbox is about 38k vs LTz71 47k. Real world prices are a little closer from what I’ve seen though.

        • 0 avatar
          CC

          Well since the Colarado is only about 70% the truck that Ranger is, it would need to be 30% cheaper.

          • 0 avatar
            pdog_phatpat

            “Well since the Colorado is only about 70% the truck that Ranger is, it would need to be 30% cheaper”

            GM JUNK

        • 0 avatar
          DenverMike

          The most compatible “equivalent” to the fullsize super/extra cab shortbox is the midsize crew cab longbox and there’s very little price difference between the two, full MSRP.

          I recently parked my super cab F-150 right behind a brand new Colorado crew cab longbox, across the street from a yard sale, but looking at the two from the profile, they’re practically the same exact trucks. The Colorado’s owner (middle age professional?) kept gawking at the two trucks, in amusement almost, probably thinking she could’ve saved a bunch by going a bit wider.

    • 0 avatar
      Peter Gazis

      “So a buyer can pay F-150 prices for a truck that isn’t nearly as capable as an F-150”

      Tundra

    • 0 avatar
      JMII

      Is there a “reduce size” option on the F150? Because it will not fit in my garage as is so I’m not buying one regardless of how capable or cheap it might be.

      • 0 avatar
        DenverMike

        It’s purdy much understood fullsize pickups are for parking outside. Agreed it’s a tight fit, but the US/North America Uniform Building Code guarantees it’ll fit, unless your garage was built subpar/not legal, or technically a shed.

        And don’t tell me yours is 89 inches by 193, inside measurements. They don’t build them to odd random numbers. It’s been this way since wild tailfins and Continental kits.

        • 0 avatar
          ajla

          “unless your garage was built subpar/not legal, or technically a shed.”

          ¯_(ツ)_/¯

          I just checked my property record online, it’s 228 inches deep. Guess that’s Florida for you.

        • 0 avatar
          HuskyHawk

          I can make one fit if I move my beer fridge, and the mountain bikes, ladders and snow shovels hanging on the side of the garage. And if I put my trash and recycling bins outside.

          I’m not moving my beer fridge. Or any of that other stuff. Truth is, even a Ranger is too long.

    • 0 avatar
      Hummer

      Exactly, Ford offers a Ranger with no engine upgrade so everyone is stuck with the 4 cylinder. Maybe GM should just drop all engines in their Silverado except for the new 4 cylinder and see how that works for them. At least the Colorado offers a V6.

      Who cares what accessories are available. The only way accessories make any sense is if the platform they’re designed for is interesting and worth putting money into to begin with. Buyers for a non-base 4 cylinder truck are the same as buyers for a 4 cylinder BMW. They have no use for anything bigger than a Mirage yet are so materialistic that they buy the ultimate status machine. In this case being a boring, proportionally Ill designed crossover replacement.

      Just buy the full size So you can at least make an economic case for your purchase.

      The upcoming Wrangler pickup is the only entrant in the midsize truck segment that actually makes sense economically.

      • 0 avatar
        Peter Gazis

        Hummer

        Considering most large sedans used to be 18 ft. long, building a garage 19 ft. long would make sense.

      • 0 avatar
        Clueless Economist

        What do you mean “(the full size) at least make an economic case for your purchase”? And the Wrangler pickup “makes sense economically”?

        How does a Wrangler anything make sense economically? They are all about image and occasionally about weekend adventure.

        • 0 avatar
          PrincipalDan

          If Wrangler’s made strong economic sense then people wouldn’t say “It’s a Jeep thing, you wouldn’t understand.”

          Maybe Wrangler makes sense from the “buy it, keep it a couple of years, trade it (for insane resale), buy another Wrangler – lather rinse repeat.”

  • avatar
    JohnTaurus

    Maybe the “LT” buyers will “temp” themselves with a proof reader.

  • avatar
    RHD

    Wouldn’t a Ranger with the “full monty” be a base model with no options?

    (Notice there are no puns about “stripper” models.)

  • avatar
    dukeisduke

    A couple of things would move the needle for me. First is offering more than one engine option (where’s the turbo diesel?), and second is a 6′ bed with the SuperCrew.

  • avatar
    Big Al from Oz

    In all honesty I would look at ARB, TJM, Ironman products before a Ford sponsored product. They would most likely be cheaper.

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