GM, Toyota and Nissan do it...will Ford?

Discussion in 'General Ford Ranger Discussions' started by brun0, Oct 20, 2019.

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What box size would you rather have on your Ranger?

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  1. brun0

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    Hey fellas,

    So I've been holding off waiting to purchase myself a Ranger till later this year for the usual end of the year incentives. One thing I've been wondering, especially since GM, Toyota and Nissan offer this option.. is a long box option on their crew cab models.. does anyone have any insight if Ford will offer the long bed config on their crew cab models for 2020?
     
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    See the following:

    https://www.ranger5g.com/forum/threads/2020-my-ranger-order-guide-fleet-preview.3841/
     
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    Short answer - they won't however I've found that with the deeper bed and the bed extender it is a workable compromise for the 5 foot bed. I'd still prefer a 6 foot bed with the SuperCrew, but I'm doing just fine with the 5 foot bed with the bed extender when needed.
     
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    I don't think we'll see a long bed super crew with this generation of Ranger. The next gen Ranger is due in 2022. I'd expect to see one then.
     
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    I’m happy with the 5’ bed...anything longer it takes only minutes to hook up the trailer!
     
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    I don’t think they will with this generation. Like someone else said, likely in the next generation. If I needed more bed space than what the Ranger offers now I would just get a F-150
     
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    #8 Oct 21, 2019
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    I would have ordered one with it if they offered. But the 5' with bed extender or tailgate down will suit our needs. I'm sure we'll see it at some point once they eat deeper in the market share.
     
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    I think the option is always nice to have. And I'm sure it'll be added on the next gen. But personally I wouldn't go for a long box on my crew cab. Sure the bed space is a little short with a 5 footer, especially when I'm picking up lumber or something long like that. But anything longer and it wouldn't fit in my garage, or as easily in parking spaces, or anything like that. Those are the reasons I got a Ranger in the first place (instead of full size). I can definitely see why someone would want a 6' bed with a crew cab, but the cons outweigh the pros for me. I'd much rather have a more small and maneuverable footprint to help with use everyday, than more cargo space to help with use maybe once a month.

    I'm one of those darn millennials who uses the Ranger as a "lifestyle" vehicle more than a "real work" vehicle. haha
     
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    I don't mind options being available but I need the short box to fit in my garage.
     
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    Good points about fitting in the garage. I'm not spending close to $40K and leaving my truck outside all the time. I load up my truck at night so I don't have to do it at 5am and no way would I want to leave it out like this. Even when I had my F 150's I always ordered then with a regular cab short bed (6') and they would just barley fit in the garage. Personally I like the look of the shorter bed and with a bed extender it fits my needs. Also the bed extender (while flipped in) is great for stowing things in the back and corralling them so they're not rolling all the way towards the front.
     
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    Hi Folks,

    This will be a business and Marketing decision to see if the offering is profitable. Once the program is viable, it is up to Truck Engineering and Body and Assembly to deliver. A SuperCrew with a 6' bed will add quite a bit of complexity to the assembly plant. it will likely require a new longer Frame. That means line spacing has to be changed, the distance between trucks on the line. All the things like fuel lines, wiring harnesses etc will have to change...more longer length dirvehsafts may be required. I really doubt the 5G Ranger will be offered in this longer length. That said, if the business equation supports all this tearup, which I highly doubt you would see speculative articles in the Automotive Press. I am not aware of any changes for 2020 of this magnitude from my few remaining contacts inside the company...All seems pretty quiet wrt Ranger for next year. It is possible that Body and Assembly has made provisions for a SuperCrew with a 6' which would make it much more doable..

    Anyone now that the Taco take rate for such a package is? If the take rate is quite high, then competitive pressures would drive the decision to add the 6' option to the 5G...if a low take rate...development costs would likely result in things remaining the same...

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    #13 Oct 24, 2019
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    I can see it from both sides. We have an existing 4WC camper that we used with our old Ranger that requires the 6-ft. bed -- we had no choice on bed size. When the Ranger came out, I was disappointed at first with the lack of the SuperCrew + 6-ft. bed option, but we really didn't like the Tacoma as much so we went with the Ranger SuperCab.

    The good: The rear seatbacks in the SuperCab are very flat against the bulkhead, so if all you carry is gear and not passengers, there is nearly as much room for gear in the back as there is in the SuperCrew, although this comes at the expense of passenger comfort. As an added bonus, the seat cushions are easily removable, so you can avoid damaging them with dirty or sharp-edged gear. As someone mentioned, it's easy to fit in most garages. The shorter wheelbase should have better off-road performance, though it may not be an issue for most people.

    The bad: If our kids were still young or we needed to carry other rear seat passengers very often, we would have been forced to get a Tacoma, since we absolutely needed the 6-ft. bed. Fortunately that wasn't the case for us, but it will be for some.

    I do see quite a few Tacomas with 6-ft. beds and a crew-cab (I forgot what Toyota calls it). I don't know the exact sales rate for it, but the demand must be decent based on the number of them I see. I hope Ford does eventually come on board with it. Anyone who likes the Ranger and wants this option should probably let a dealer know or provide feedback some other way, especially if it causes you to buy something else. We let them know even though we still bought a Ranger. I would be surprised if they aren't at least guaging the demand for it.
     
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    Around here there seems to be more 6’ Tacomas but 5’ seems to be more common with the Colorado/Canyons. I have no idea why!
     

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