US EPA rates Ford Ranger as most fuel-efficient midsize pickup

No, the gasoline variant isn’t available here
by Drei Laurel | Dec 14, 2018
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Trucks and ‘most efficient’ aren’t words you normally hear in the same sentence. But here we are with the Ford Ranger ending 2018 as the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “most fuel-efficient gas-powered midsize pickup.”

The US-spec gasoline-powered 4x2 version of the hugely popular pickup was bestowed the honor by the EPA after it averaged almost 10km/L in mixed driving conditions: That’s 8.9km/L in the city, and 11km/L out on the highway. The 4x4 units did 8.5km/L in the city and 10km/L on the higway for an average of 9.3km/L.

Under the pickup’s hood is a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine capable of 270hp and 420Nm of torque. No, this powerplant isn’t available in the Philippines. Our units come with either a 2.0-liter bi-turbo engine (210hp and 500Nm), a 2.0-liter turbodiesel (178hp and 420Nm), or a 2.2-liter Duratorq engine (158hp and 385Nm).

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“Midsize truck customers have been asking for a pickup that’s Built Ford Tough,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. “And the Ranger will deliver with durability, capability, and fuel efficiency, while also providing in-city maneuverability and the freedom desired by many midsize pickup truck buyers to go off the grid.”

Around 10km/L? Not bad for a truck. But of course, traffic in the US is vastly different from the hell we have here in the Philippines. Do you want the gasoline-powered version of the Ranger to become available locally?

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