2019 Ford Ranger Black Appearance Package
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In an expected turn of events, Ford revealed the new 2019 Ford Ranger Black Appearance Package. Joining all other manufacturers who offer darkened editions of their trucks and cars, the Ranger Black Appearance Package includes all the standard shaded tricks, and it is available for all trims. The Black Appearance Package joins the arsenal of appearance packages for the Ranger that also include the Sport Appearance Package ($895), Chrome Appearance Package ($795), and an STX appearance package for the Ranger XL.
2019 Ford Ranger Black Appearance Package
What Makes the Ford Range Black Appearance Package Worth Having?
This shady 2019 Ford Ranger is a distinct addition to the lineup.
But, in reality, it doesn't bring anything revolutionary compared to darkened editions of other cars/trucks/SUVs.
With that said, the Black appearance package comes at a cost $1,995 (costliest of them all) and does bring a whole list of darkened elements that include:
- A black-painted grille
- Black-painted body panel under the bumper
- High-gloss black, 18-inch aluminum wheels with black center caps,
- Black running boards
- Black mirrors
- Black fender vents
- Black sill plates,
- Black bed liner
- Black front bash plate on FX/4 models.
The end result is a nicer looking Ranger. I grant you that. Although, it’s not as nice looking as the Hennessey-tuned VelociRaptor Ranger that is also all black.
Nevertheless, if you need something to stand out (or "stealth in" actually), then the 2019 Ford Ranger Black Appearance Package is the way to go. I’d take it over any other appearance package available, and I’d order the truck in black. Not some flashy orange, white, or blue.
Considering all Rangers are powered by a 2.3-liter, four-cylinder that develops 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, the new one is equally raspy to 60 mph as any one of them. In this case, you’ll reach the magic number in just under 7 seconds. On another, more important note, the 2019 Ford Ranger Black Appearance Package, and its 10-speed automatic transmission, will easily tow up to 7,500 pounds. The truck has a maximum payload of 1,860 pounds, too. Select a few specially developed accessories from Yakina and the practicality of the Ranger can be further improved with the rack and carriers for all sort of active lifestyle equipment like bikes, skis, boats, etc.
After all, with a Black Appearance package and a happy 2.3-liter, turbocharged engine, this thing feels more like an active lifestyle-friendly machine than a no-fuss work truck.
Ford actually reported that two-thirds of buyers order the Ranger with some kind of appearance package regardless of whether it’s in RWD or four-wheel drive configuration.
Do You Remember That Hennessey VelociRaptor Ranger?
To show you how cool an all-black Ranger looks, I had to include the VelociRaptor Ranger photo here. Hennessey did an outstanding job with its visual upgrades, but I believe that even the stock one from Ford with a Black Appearance Package can give you a similar stature to this one. What a stock one can’t do is provide you with access to 350 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque. That is precisely how much power the 2.3-liter engine in the VelociRaptor develops.
A Ford Ranger Black Edition Already Exists
Now, this is not the first time we have seen a blacked-out Ranger.
All the way back in September 2017, Ford introduced something called the Ranger Black Edition in Europe.
With a Limited production of only 2,500 units, the Ranger Black Edition was available only with a Double Cab layout. I’d even say that it looked more beautiful than the one we got now.
Stealthy Cars Are Popular, And the Ford Ranger Just Jumped on the Bandwagon with the Black Appearance Package
It seems that darkened editions of the known cars/trucks/SUVs are all the jazz in the industry. After I woke up to the news of the Ford Ranger Black Appearance Package, I wondered who else offers something similar. A brief google search gave me these results for darkened packages available for regular trucks and cars:
- Range Rover Black Edition
- Jeep Grand Cherokee Upland
- Ram Black Edition
- Honda Ridgeline Black Edition
- Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label
- Dodge Blacktop Package
- GMC Black Edition
- Chevrolet Midnight Edition
- Chevrolet Redline Edition
It is an apparent frenzy with all dark configurations, and I like it. All cars are better in black.
The 2019 Ford Ranger Black Appearance Package is the fourth appearance package for one of America’s favorite mid-size trucks. Ford introduced it right at the start of the Ranger second U.S. journey, and I believe it is a smart step in Ford’s efforts to entice more buyers to come into showrooms. Especially now when the company signed an agreement with Volkswagen for the development of the new Amarok. The next generation of the Amarok will have the same underpinnings as the Ford Ranger.
The 2019 Ford Ranger starts at $25,495. The Black Appearance Package is a $1,995 option, and it is available for order right now.
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