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2019 Ford Ranger Misses IIHS Top Safety Pick - Here's Why

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John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
7-2-2019

The new Ford Ranger did pretty well on its newest safety tests by the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety (IIHS), but it did not have the scores to earn either level of the Top Safety Pick award. The Ranger fell short in three ways overall. First, it scored Acceptable for its passenger side small frontal overlap crash test. Like some other manufacturers, Ford does not reinforce the passenger side of its Ranger as robustly as it does the driver's side. That boots the Ranger off of the Top Safety Pick Plus designation. Next, the Ranger's best headlights are only Marginal. That boots it off of the Top Safety Pick list. Finally, the child safety anchors are scored Marginal, which does not factor into the IIHS scores, but makes parents swear quite a bit. 

 

You can see detailed score info at this link. IIHS has a good video with more details below. 

 

 

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I don't think safety ratings are as important as some people would want you to believe they are. 

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10 hours ago, Colossus said:

I don't think safety ratings are as important as some people would want you to believe they are. 

Thanks for sharing.

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23 minutes ago, Daverado said:

Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for caring on our sharing.  

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I had a 2013 Ranger (four door, 2x4) and I don't know why Ford is been calling it "all new."

It's not impressive and I don't know why the Americans are selling it again, it didn't sell well the last time and I don't think it'll sell well again.

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On 03/07/2019 at 8:07 PM, Wiggums said:

I had a 2013 Ranger (four door, 2x4) and I don't know why Ford is been calling it "all new."

It's not impressive and I don't know why the Americans are selling it again, it didn't sell well the last time and I don't think it'll sell well again.

Because they aren't still selling 2013 Rangers. To North America it is an all new design.

I agree, it's not impressive just like the Colorado and Canyon are less than impressive too me. But much like GM, Ford see's a potential to make sales in the market, so they took it. Sales in the mid size truck market dropped when GM, Ford and Chrysler got out of it. Then GM came back with the new Colorado/Canyon, and saw sales. So Ford scrabbled and brought the Ranger back and Chrysler(now Fiat) finally brought the Gladiator. Give it 10 years and they'll pull back out of the now flooded market again. The same is coming for the over flooded CUV market.

 

The surge in CUV's show that manufacturers haven't learned anything, they continue to flood markets with the same things instead of diversifying. 

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26 minutes ago, Daly said:

Because they aren't still selling 2013 Rangers. To North America it is an all new design. 

 

Mexico is a part of North America. Heck, you could get a 2019 Sierra SLE 4x4 RCSB like this one. I took a picture of that when I was in Tijuana a month ago.

 

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The 2019 Ranger has a dashboard and front end that are different than my 2013, but the doors are the same. Your post makes sense though, I agree here.

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8 minutes ago, Wiggums said:

 

Mexico is a part of North America. Heck, you could get a 2019 Sierra SLE 4x4 RCSB like this one. I took a picture of that when I was in Tijuana a month ago.

 

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The 2019 Ranger has a dashboard and front end that are different than my 2013, but the doors are the same. Your post makes sense though, I agree here.

Don't get me started on RCSB's that still pisses me off. Pretty sure my 2018 RCSB is the last truck I'll buy. Hell in Dubai, and maybe Mexico, you can get a Trailboss RCSB and both GMC and Chevy have full consoles as option. It's pathetic IMO.

But nothing from the 1993-2013ish generation Ranger carried over to the new Ranger. The new Ranger is just a recycled European/Asian Ranger, much like the GM midsize trucks are. There is nothing "New" about them, besides the fact the are new to this Market. 

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