Not Bringing the Single-Cab Ford Ranger to America Is a Crime
Other countries continue to have cooler trucks than what we get in America. The Ford Ranger is no exception to this rule with turbodiesel engines overseas. Now other markets even get a single-cab Ford Ranger model while we’re stuck with four doors!
The single-cab Ford Ranger isn’t coming to America
Don’t get too excited by photos of modern-day single-cab Ford Ranger trucks. This variant is only for areas like the United Kingdom and Australia. It’s worth noting that other countries get the Ranger PHEV, too.
We’re over here in America stuck with traditional internal combustion engines and no Hybrid Ranger. Instead of the single-cab option, we get the double-cab or SuperCrew model. But an extended cab model is in the works for later.
So we can at least brag about our extra space, which should be positive for fleet owners. Our Ranger models can fit more gear. However, some fleets would probably love to save with a less expensive single-cab truck.
America got to use new single-cab Ranger models up until the Ranger was discontinued back in 2011. However, it wasn’t ever discontinued in other markets.
The demand for smaller trucks i running rampant in America as the Ford Maverick quickly sells out and rivals like Toyota work to put out new compact options.
We understand that a single-cab Ranger could take attention away from the Ford Maverick. However, it could also help more people get tiny trucks and persuade drivers to stick with the brand.
The double-cab Ranger has a five-foot bed, and the extended-cab model will have a six-foot bed. But the single-cab Ranger gets a truck bed that’s over seven feet long. That’s so much extra space for cargo and activities.
Plus, the single-cab model has a standard 2.0-liter turbodiesel inline-four engine with 168 hp and 299 lb-ft of torque. It can tow up to 7,700 lbs and carry a payload of over 2,600 lbs.
It can seat two people, so there’s only room for the driver and passenger. The interior is simple and modern with auxiliary switches, an 8.0-inch digital gauge cluster, and a 10.1-inch infotainment system.
The steel wheels and black cladding provide a classic work truck look, making us miss when single cabs ruled the road. It seems like Ford cares more about the Ranger in other countries as Americans miss out.