2010 Ford Ranger Confirmed
First of all, there’s the AdvanceTrac with RSC system, described by Ford as “the world’s most sophisticated electronic stability control system”. In short terms, this function prevents skidding and rollovers thanks to a gyroscopic roll sensor that automatically calculates the body roll angle and roll rate. In case it detects the vehicle is about to roll, it applies a series of countermeasures, Ford said in the press statement, such as braking one or more wheel or reducing engine power by 15 percent.
In terms of airbags, passengers are fully protected in case of front or side impacts thanks to a
“The 2010 Ranger’s Roll Stability Control and combination side air bag technologies will help occupants stay out of harm’s way,” said Steve Kozak, chief engineer of safety systems, Ford Motor Company. “The Ranger has been America’s most fuel-efficient pickup, and now it features a combination of safety features not offered in any other small pickup.”
There’s an impressive lineup of standard equipment, including Ford’s Personal Safety System, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and SecuriLock passive anti-theft. ABS, front passenger airbags, safety belts with front pretensioners and side door beams are also available as standard.
Just like we wrote in our Friday report, the 2010 Ford Ranger will also feature a new engine unit which Ford says was particularly designed for enhanced fuel economy. The 2.3-liter l4 unit achieves 21 mpg in city mode and 26 mpg on the highway, with 7,500-mile service intervals.