There's a way around this for all but the FE crowd out there, if you'll nut up (proverbially for the ladies of course) for it.
Of course us three-pedal folks are also waiting for the news that we're being screwed over too. To quote Chris Rock; "that train is never late".
We've had this information since January (ish) - providing it hasn't substantively changed since then.
Yes the tow rating is only lower on some higher trim (read higher curb weight) 4-doors, but those have similar - and in some cases even higher - GVWR than the Ranger does. It's the GCWR that...