The process of starting a car from a stop on steep inclines may be challenging, particularly for automobiles with manual transmissions at the time. It is the purpose of the Hill Start Assist (HSA)

function of the Ford Ranger to mitigate this difficulty by eliminating rollback while switching from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal

After the driver has released the brake pedal, the HSA technology will automatically hold the brakes for a limited amount of time. This provides the driver with the

opportunity to smoothly engage the accelerator without having to worry about rolling backward. In urban driving conditions,

where there are steep grades or high traffic, this function gives additional confidence and ease, especially in urban driving environments

By providing a smooth and controlled start on inclines, the Ford Ranger's Hill Start Assist feature improves both the comfort and safety of the driver.