Some options available for the 2015 Ford Ranger include a voice-controlled "infotainment" system and an updated 3.2-liter five-cylinder 200-horsepower diesel engine with 347 lb.-feet of torque. It is available in a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission, and options for a 2.2-liter diesel engine and a 2.5-liter gasoline engine are also available. Notably, the Ford Ranger has not been available for purchase in the United States since 2011, although it is available many foreign markets.
With the Sync2 "infotainment" system, drivers of the Ford Ranger communicate with the truck and can give it voice commands to turn on the stereo, find a particular artist or bring the temperature inside to a specific number. The system also has a touchscreen for entering commands and controlling features, such as the air conditioning and stereo.
Enhanced safety features with the 2015 Ranger include a lane assistance aid, drive impairment monitor and adaptive cruise control. An emergency assistance function alerts authorities of collisions.
As of 2015, the Ford Ranger is manufactured in three countries: Thailand, Argentina and South Africa. It is available in 180 markets, but there is no plan by Ford to reintroduce the line to its American audience. A comparable model to the Ford Ranger is the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.