Lately at our Bradley-area Ford dealership, we’ve had a lot of people looking for the 2013 Ford Ranger. Unfortunately, it’s currently only available in Europe, but this mid-size pickup truck has been gaining a lot of popularity here in the United States. We hope that Ford will decide to bring the new model to Terry’s soon, but it may be possible to locate a pre-owned model.
First off, it may seem strange that the Ford F-150 isn’t as popular overseas as it is in the United States. With tighter roadways, European drivers aren’t looking for something as big. Enter the midsize Ford Ranger, which won the 2013 International Pickup Award. That’s thanks to its versatility, stylish looks, and probably the fact that it received Euro NACP five-star safety rating.
Due to European emissions restrictions, the Ford Ranger is a fuel efficient powerhouse that can tow more than 7000 pounds. This is made possible by its Variable Geometry Turbocharger that provides huge amounts of torque at low speeds without acceleration. Other features include low-rolling resistance and an Electrical Energy Management System, which monitors the generation, consumption, and storage of energy.
The vehicle has a few different engine options. For the United States, it would be very unusual to see a pickup with a four-cylinder engine, but the Ranger isn’t your typical truck. It’s also available with a five-cylinder diesel optional as well, as diesels have always been more popular in Europe where fuel prices are higher.
If the Ford Ranger seems like the perfect pickup for you, don’t despair! It may be possible for Terry’s Ford to find a pre-owned model for you. Contact our dealership and we will start the search. Many people do import these and they used to be available south of the border, so it’s possible one will turn up here.
Come to our dealership where you’ll be able to see other Ford pickup trucks like the 2013 Ford F-150. We are located in Peotone, just a short drive from Bradley, Illinois. You’ll want to take IL-50 North to get to our dealership; we are on Harlem Avenue across from Dollar General. We hope to see you soon!