The Jaguars I owned ran the gamut. The '02 X-Type was a disaster, with major issues with the drivetrain. On the other hand, the '96 XJ6 X300 was almost trouble free for the few years I had it.
Worst of all among the cars I've owned was a '94 Lincoln Continental. Had problems with just about everything on it- engine, transmission, suspension, accessories, body, electronics.
All of the Rangers and Couriers I had over the years were decently reliable.
That's the logical thing to do. I know that 2019 is the first model year for T6 Ranger in the U.S., but the truck goes back almost a decade in other markets like Australia and Asia. That may help. Also the engine and transmission have at least a couple years of history in the Mustang.
I fully expect that 2019 Ranger in the U.S. will have its share of first year bugs. I'm willing to take the risk, after all I've owned Fords, Lincolns, and Jaguars with crummy reliability records as used vehicles.
I read the C&D article. The Ranger has negative marks for fit and finish (something about the headliner), on road ride (this has been called out by multiple sources), and braking (pedal feel and 70-0 stopping distance). They also rated it last among the trucks tested, the Gladiator was rated one place ahead.
This month’s Car and Drivel absolutely skewered the Ranger placing it in last place in the midsize truck category. I won’t go into details, but they said it felt a generation behind the others. The article is not online yet as far as I can tell.