2019 Ford Ranger Named Best in Class Fuel Economy Rating

December 13, 2018 •

Ford Ranger

With EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 21 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined, 2019 Ford Ranger is the most fuel-efficient gas-powered midsize pickup in America

2019 Ford Ranger Named Best in Class Fuel Economy Rating

The 2019 Ford Ranger earned top fuel economy rating in its class of midsize pickup trucks.  According to EPA estimates, the 2019 Ranger equipped with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive came rated a 21 mpg city / 26 mpg highway for a combined 23 mpg rating.

Other entrants in the midsize truck class include the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, and Honda Ridgeline.

Mileage results vary depending on engine configuration and whether the vehicle is front-wheel drive (FWD), rear-wheel drive (RWD), all-wheel drive (AWD) or 4×4.  Here are the 5 top rated midsize trucks for each manufacturer.

Gasoline-Powered Midsize Fuel Truck Economy EPA Ratings

VEHICLE DRIVE ENGINE CITY HIGHWAY COMBINED
Ford Ranger RWD 2.3L Turbo I4 21 26 23
Chevrolet Colorado RWD 2.5L I4 20 26 22
Honda Ridgeline FWD 3.5L V6 19 26 22
Nissan Frontier RWD 2.5L I4 17 22 19
Toyota Tacoma RWD 2.7L I4 20 23 21

Diesel-Powered Midsize Fuel Truck Economy EPA Ratings

In non-gasoline powered vehicles, the diesel versions of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon rated better than even the RWD 2019 Ford Ranger for highway driving.  The Colorado and Canyon both rated 22 / 30 / 25 mpg for rear-wheel drive models.

You can see fuel efficiency ratings for all vehicles at fueleconomy.gov.

Mid-Sized Truck Price And Towing

When it comes to price and towing capacity, there are some significant differences among these competitors:

  • The Ford Ranger, equipped with the towing packages, sports a towing capacity of 7,500 pounds.  The 2019 model has a starting MSRP of $24,300*.
  • The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado has a maximum tow rating of 7,700 pounds and MSRP starting price of $20,500*.
  • The 2019 GMC Canyon lists a 7,700-pound towing capacity and MSRP pricing starting at $21,400*.
  • The 2019 Toyota Tacoma has a maximum towing capacity of 6,400 pounds and MSRP of $25,550*.
  • The 2019 Nissan Frontier King Cab has the lowest entry price in the class, starting at $18,990* MSRP and a towing capacity of 6,500 pounds.
  • The 2019 Honda Ridgeline has the highest starting price at $29,990* MRSP and a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.

* All prices exclude destination and delivery fees, tax, title, dealer fees, emission fees, and optional equipment.

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