Ford Ranger, Re-invented: The Midsize Truck Makes a Comeback in 2019


The Ford Ranger is making a comeback in 2019.

The mid-size pickup truck, which was discontinued in 2011, has been re-invented inside and out.

cq5dam.web.1280.1280 (2)“Ranger has always held a special place in the hearts of truck fans,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president of Product Development and Purchasing, in a press release. “The all-new Ranger is designed for today’s mid-size truck buyer, delivering even more utility, capability and technology for those who blend city living with more off-the-grid adventures on the weekend.”

The Ranger will come in three trims, entry-level XL, mid-level XLT, and high-level Lariat, with available Chrome and Sport appearance and FX Off-Road packages, and in SuperCab or SuperCrew cab configurations.

It has a high-strength steel frame, a 2.3-L Ecoboost engine and the only 10-speed auto transmission in the midsize truck segment.

“Ranger’s proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost provides a torque target on par with competing V6cq5dam.web.1280.1280 (5) engines, but with the efficiency of a four-cylinder,” Thai-Tang said. “When you pair that with its 10-speed transmission, you’ve got one of the most versatile, powerful and efficient powertrains in the segment.”

The Ranger is packed with driver-assist technologies, including standard Automatic Emergency Braking, available Lane Keeping Assist, available Lane Departure Warning, available Reverse Sensing System, and available class-exclusive Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage. Lariat trim includes Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control.

It is ready for adventure with the available FX4 Off-Road Package, which provides additional trail capability with off-road tuned shocks, all-terrain tires, a frame-mounted heavy-gauge steel front bash plate, frame-mounted skid plates, and FX4 badging.

cq5dam.web.1280.1280 (4)The vehicle has an innovative Terrain Management System similar to the F-150 Raptor’s, which includes four drive modes: normal; grass, gravel, and snow; mud and ruts; and sand. The system can shift on the fly to automatically change throttle responsiveness, transmission gearing, and vehicle controls to tailor traction, drive-ability, and performance to any given terrain or weather condition.

The Ranger will be available at Runde Auto Group in early 2019.

See Runde Auto Group’s selection of new Ford vehicles here.




Now’s the Time to Buy at Runde of Manchester!

Hi, this is Aaron Young from Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Manchester and I wanted to tell you about this one-time event as we finish 2014.

Imagine this: It’s bitterly cold and the subzero wind is whipping at the windows. Instead of having to battle the winter weather, you simply press a button to start your car from the comfort of your home. When you get in your car, the leather seats and steering wheel are warm and toasty.

With the brilliant HID lighting and built-in navigation, you easily find your way to your next destination while a concert of music surrounds you from the 9-speaker Alpine stereo. A call comes in and you answer it without removing your hands from the heated leather wrapped steering whee2015 Chrysler 200l.

It sounds like luxury, and it is in the top of the line 2015 Chrysler 200C, but what if I told you this car was priced under $24,000?

You won’t find prices on a new Chrysler 200 or Dodge Dart this low anywhere as this is our way of thanking you for a great year. Cars like a 2015 Dodge Dart SXT with touchscreen radio, backup camera and bluetooth for only $17,000.These prices will only last until the end of 2014 and supply is limited. Give us a call at 888-927-2630 or check out all these great prices online at or stop in and see for yourself why You’ll Like Our Attitude.

Ford is celebrating year-end with the Dream Big sales event. The F-150 continues to be the best selling truck in America for good reason as they provide more room than the competition with better fuel efficiency and towing capacity. We have a great selection to choose from so get the truck you want while it’s still available.

2015 Ford FusionAnd if you need the grip of all-wheel drive and good fuel economy, the Ford Escape delivers. The lineup continues to impress with affordable compacts such as the Fiesta to the highly acclaimed Focus and Fusion.

If new is out of your budget, check out the many Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicles which give you the peace of mind new car warranty without the price tag. And don’t forget that Runde’s offers free refinancing on any vehicle loan, just one of the many ways we can help save you money. Check us out on the web at Runde Auto Group dot com or give us a call at 888-927-2630. Experience for yourself why so many people enjoy our no pressure sales approach and honest pricing, one of the many reasons why you’ll like our attitude.

The Chrysler Big Finish Event is winding down this month and Runde Auto Group of Manchester wants Chrysler Town & Countryto help you take advantage of the best financing offers of the year. 0% financing on most makes and models of Dodge, Chrysler and Ram vehicles with great rebates and deep Runde discounts. If you’ve been thinking about a new van we have an excellent selection and both the Town & Country and Grand Caravans qualify for 0% financing as well. With terms out to 84 months and no interest, the Big Finish Event from Chrysler is something to take advantage of.

Experience for yourself why so many people enjoy our no-pressure sales approach and honest pricing, one of the many reasons why You’ll Like Our Attitude.

Aaron YoungAaron Young is a salesperson at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester. Email him at or give him a call at 888-927-2630.

Runde’s Salesmanship and Service Prove to be the Glass Slipper as The Knippers pick out a Hipper new Ride.

Knipper Marion IowaVictoria Thiede-Knipper and David Knipper purchased a Chrysler Town & Country van from Runde Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep about 3 years ago and they have been very satisfied with the van since that time.  So when they recently found themselves in need of a new truck, they contacted Runde’s in Manchester again.   They were put in touch with Sean Dailey in the Ford Sales Department and Sean was able provide them with a quick and easy transaction as he helped them find their new F-150 crew cab truck.   In Victoria’s own words, “Our experience with Runde’s was one of the best expriences we have ever had in purchasing this vehicle.”  Victoria was so pleased with exerything that she agreed to put her testimonial out there for the whole world to see.

Victoria Thiede-Knipper and Sean Dailey