"Sport" mode (S) on the shifter ?

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    I noticed on the FX4 models, you can downshift from "D" to "S". Is the "S" only on the FX4 ? I haven't been able to find a pic of the shifter without the Trail Mode button on the 4WD selector (which would indicate an FX4 model).
     
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    Yes it's on all of them
     
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    The "S" has two modes. Just move to "S" and it is in Sport mode, which changes the shift points, and if you use the +/- and it becomes select shift where you control the shifting. You can treat it like a manual.
     
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    Thanks for the replies !!!!
     
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    You can also lock out gears, and turn it into say a 6 speed
     
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    #6 Jan 26, 2019
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    Whoa. I popped the Ranger into "S" and it felt peppy indeed! Revs higher and shifts faster. This mode is perfect for the mountain twisties or towing. So far I'm amazed by this 2.3 EcoBoost (coupled to the 10-speed auto), it's quiet, strong, and economical. What's not to like?

    There is a description of Sport mode on page 148 of the online Ranger manual, also check out "Progressive Range Selection" on page 149.
    http://www.fordservicecontent.com/F...Manual-version-1_om_EN-US_10_2018.pdf#page148

    Note: Sport Mode will inactivate "Auto Stop-Start".
     
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    So, I hope we can assume that the "Tow Mode" button will come with the Tow package?
    even though it is not specifically listed
     
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    The 10spd should have Normal, Tow and Sport driving modes. The Sport is more agressive on the shift points (going up and down) and changes the tip in on the throttle for better response (at least it does on the F150).
     

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