If you happen to’re choosing the 2019 Ford Ranger Xlt over the almost an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as well skip proper to the 2019 Ford Ranger Xlt. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2019 Ford Ranger Xlt occurs to be one in all them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Ford Ranger Xlt offers ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that only this sort of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction if you need it most.
The 2019 Ford Ranger Xlt, nonetheless, also has some flaws commonly related to this sort of vehicle. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Ford Ranger Xlt’s journey and driving experience start to fall consistent with more trendy autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might advocate trying out the 2019 Ford Ranger Xlt’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a better maximum towing capability and superior cargo house and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at additional cost. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Ford Ranger Xlt are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Ford Ranger Xlt additionally offers power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Ford Ranger Xlt contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Standard Version Worth Package as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Ford Ranger Xlt, which pushes the 2019 Ford Ranger Xlt into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and might be had in long wheelbase Suburban form as properly, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.