Many buyers will (understandably) opt for the mid-range XLT trim, but for all-out value, the base trim can’t be beat. Most importantly, it gets the same powertrain as the rest of the lineup, with more towing power than most buyers will ever need.
The cheapest Rangers are extended-cab models, but it’s worth springing $2,220 to upgrade to the crew cab. The extended cab’s second row is best suited to storage rather than actual passengers. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and four-wheel drive is around $4,000 extra, depending on trim. That’s exorbitant, but sadly it’s par for the course among mid-size pickups.
The starting price has already swelled over $30,000, but we’re not done yet – this is why it’s good to start with the base trim. An equipment group adds back essentials like cruise control and power mirrors, while a bed liner, a towing package, and an electronic locking rear differential ready the Ranger for duty. Finally, the STX Appearance Package adds more supportive front seats (along with alloy rims).
That may seem like a lot, but it’s still cheaper than bumping up to an equivalent XLT. So equipped, the Ranger includes the essentials for around $35,000:
- Model:2019 Ford Ranger XL SuperCrew 4x4
- Engine:2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder
- Output:270 hp / 310 lb-ft
- Transmission:10-speed automatic
- Drivetrain: Four-wheel drive
- Fuel Economy:20 City / 24 Hwy
- Options:101A Equipment Group ($1,135, cruise control, anti-theft alarm, power side mirrors, remote key fob), Bed Utility Package ($395, drop-in bedliner, 12-volt power outlet), Trailer Tow Package ($495, wiring harness, Class IV trailer hitch receiver), Electronic-locking rear differential ($420)
- Base Price:$31,875 (including the $1,195 destination charge)
- Best Value Price:$34,320