New for 2019:Ford Trucks, SUVs, and Vans

Christian Wardlaw | Sep 27, 2018

Ford is becoming a truck company. Cars are out; pickups and SUVs (and a couple of commercial-grade vans) are in. For the 2019 model year, Ford returns the midsize Ranger pickup truck to the lineup, while freshening the Edge crossover SUV and updating the small Transit Connect van. The automaker also expands access to key safety and infotainment technologies across most models.

2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Ford Ranger

Detailed changes for each 2019 Ford truck, SUV, and van model are shown below, listed in alphabetical order.

2019 Ford EcoSport

  • New SES Black Appearance package with a black roof and black hood decal
  • Orange interior accent color dropped from SES trim, in favor of gray
  • New FordPass Connect technology replaces Sync Connect

2019 Ford Edge

  • Ford’s 5-passenger, midsize crossover SUV is freshened for 2019
  • SE, SEL, and Titanium trim levels continue; Sport replaced by new Edge ST performance model
  • SE, SEL, and Titanium have turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • ST has a twin-turbocharged, 2.7-liter V-6 engine
  • New 8-speed automatic transmission with rotary gear selector, standard engine start/stop technology
  • Available all-wheel-drive system with rear-wheel disconnect
  • Standard Co-Pilot360 suite of driver-assistance and collision-avoidance technologies, as well as a new post-collision braking system
  • Optional Co-Pilot360 Plus package adds enhancements including adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, lane-centering assist, and evasive-steering assist
  • Standard FordPass Connect technology replaces Sync Connect
  • Available wireless device charging
  • New 12-speaker B&O Play premium sound system for Titanium and ST trims
  • Updated styling and new wheel designs; reversing camera gains a washer system
  • Interior has new center console storage solutions
  • New exterior paint colors: Agate Black, Stone Gray, and Baltic Sea Green

2019 Ford Escape

  • New FordPass Connect technology replaces Sync Connect
  • SE trim gains standard Sync 3 and FordPass Connect, keyless access with push-button and remote engine starting, and one-touch window operation
  • SEL trim gains unique seating material called ActiveX
  • Black roof rails are a new option for the SE trim
  • SE and SEL can be optioned with a Roof package (panoramic sunroof), Sport Appearance package, and a Sport Appearance Plus package
  • SE, SEL, and Titanium are available with a Safe and Smart Plus package
  • New exterior paint colors: Agate Black, Baltic Sea Green, and Sedona Orange

2019 Ford Expedition

  • Special Edition package debuts with black 22-in. wheels, LED headlights and fog lights, heavy-duty trailer towing equipment, cargo package, a 360-degree surround-view camera system, and Enhanced Active Park Assist
  • Triple-zone climate control now standard
  • FordPass Connect technology replaces Sync Connect
  • Optional ActiveX seat material with XLT trim
  • Platinum trim adds bright roof rails
  • New exterior paint colors: Agate Black and Silver Spruce

2019 Ford Explorer

  • Final year before complete redesign
  • Power heated side mirrors are now standard on base trim
  • Blind-spot monitoring system and power rear liftgate are now standard on XLT and higher trim
  • FordPass Connect replaces Sync Connect, is standard on Limited and higher trims
  • LED fog lights are standard on Limited and higher trims
  • Paddle shifters standard for Sport and Platinum trims
  • Heated rear seats optional for Sport trim
  • XLT Technology package includes navigation, SiriusXM traffic and Travel Link service, and a universal garage door opener
  • XLT Desert Copper package includes 20-in. polished aluminum wheels, chrome mirror caps, and Ebony and Copper door panel and seating trim
  • Limited Luxury package adds premium 20-in. wheels, chrome mirror caps, premium leather upholstery, and multi-contour front seats with massage
  • Safe and Smart package optional for XLT, Limited, and Sport trims, standard for Platinum trim
  • New exterior paint color: Agate Black

2019 Ford F-150

  • CD player is discontinued
  • FordPass Connect replaces Sync Connect, standard for XLT trim
  • XLT Sport Appearance package adds new 5-in. step bars
  • Limited trim adds the high-output, twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter V-6 engine from the Raptor model; a high-flow dual exhaust system; and an upgraded interior
  • Raptor adds new Recaro front seats, high-tech shocks for improved performance, new Trail Control off-roading technology
  • New interior color: Camel Back replaces Navy Pier in Limited trim
  • New exterior paint colors: Agate Black, Abyss Gray (not Raptor), Silver Spruce (not Raptor), Velocity Blue (Raptor), and Ford Performance Blue (Raptor)

2019 Ford F-Series Super Duty

  • CD player is discontinued
  • FordPass Connect replaces Sync Connect
  • Available 10-speaker B&O Play premium audio system
  • New Lariat Sport Appearance package with 20-in. aluminum wheels
  • New exterior paint colors: Agate Black and Silver Spruce

2019 Ford Flex

  • This is likely the last year for Ford’s boxy crossover SUV
  • Universal garage door opener optional for SEL trim, standard for Limited trim
  • Active Park Assist is a stand-alone option
  • New exterior paint colors: Agate Black and Stone Gray

2019 Ford Ranger

  • New midsize pickup truck with a resurrected name
  • SuperCab and SuperCrew body styles
  • XL, XLT, and Lariat trims
  • Turbocharged, 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel or 4-wheel drive
  • Available Sync 3 with 8-in. display screen and navigation
  • Optional STX, Lariat Chrome, and Lariat Sport Appearance packages
  • Optional FX4 Off-Road package with special suspension tuning, all-terrain tires, skid plates, rear locking differential, and Terrain Management System with Trail Control technology
  • Standard forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking
  • Available adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with trailer coverage, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist systems

2019 Ford Transit

  • Chassis-cab and cutaway versions now available for fleet customers
  • Improved rear door hinge opening angle
  • New seating layouts for passenger vans
  • Available high-strength laminated side glass
  • Optional D-pillar grab handles, tray-style floor mats
  • Fleet customers can specify white steel wheels with exposed lug nuts for versions with dual rear wheels

2019 Ford Transit Connect

  • Compact cargo and passenger van gets a freshening for 2019
  • Updated styling, five new wheel designs, improved interior with more comfortable seating
  • New direct-injection, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine is standard
  • New direct-injection, turbocharged, 1.5-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine is optional
  • Both engines feature automatic start/stop and an 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Fleet customers can choose a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine designed to run on compressed natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas
  • New 6.5-in. infotainment system with floating display
  • Standard Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 devices, optional wireless device charging
  • Available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Every Transit Connect has forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist are optional
  • New exterior paint colors: Kapoor Red, Diffused Silver, and Blue
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