2021 Ford Ranger Overview
In virtually each respect, the 2021 Ford Ranger is a strong competitor within the midsize pickup truck arena. Its towing abilities are spectacular and payload capabilities are class-leading. The cabins are comfortable (up front, at the very least), the engine is powerful yet fuel-environment friendly, and some advanced safety options are standard.
The Ford Ranger is now in the second 12 months of its current generation. And it nonetheless has to draw some buyers who would automatically consider a Chevrolet Colorado (or its GMC Canyon twin), the class-leading Toyota Tacoma, or the renewed-for-2021 Nissan Frontier.
Because the full-size Ford F-a hundred and fifty pickup is without doubt one of the finest-selling vehicles within the United States, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to anticipate this smaller sibling to enjoy the same success. But perhaps truck patrons are conservative types who like to stick with what they know.
We'd like to see Ford make the longer bed available with the bigger SuperCrew cab and install a contactscreen in all trim levels. Otherwise, the Ranger is a prime-notch midsize pickup truck.
The 2021 Ranger has a turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine making 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. This is linked to a ten-velocity automatic transmission.
Rear-wheel drive (RWD) is standard all through the range, and a proper four-wheel drive (4WD) system with 4Hi and 4Lo settings is optional. An digital locking differential may be added to either.
In line with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the 2WD 2021 Ford Ranger is rated at 21 miles per gallon in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg in combined driving (RWD). With 4WD, the Ranger is rated at 20 mpg city/24 mpg hwy/22 mpg combined. The new off-road-focused Ford Ranger Tremor model comes in at 19 mpg city/19 mpg hwy/19 mpg combined.
Maximum towing — regardless of drivetrain (4×2 or four×four) or cab type — is 7,500 pounds. Payload ranges from 1,560 pounds to 1,860 pounds, depending on the cab and the drivetrain.
Customary Options and Options
The 2021 Ford Ranger is available as a SuperCab (extended) with a 72.eight-in bed, or a SuperCrew cabin with a sixty one-in bed. There are additionally XL, XLT and Lariat trim levels. All vehicle costs embody the $1,195 vacation spot charge.
The cost for all-wheel drive differs based on trim level, however it’s around $4,000, which seems expensive. It’s available with any trim and either cab.
The XL (SuperCab $26,015; SuperCrew $28,415) consists of 16-in steel wheels, automated on/off headlights, forward collision warning with automated emergency braking and pedestrian detection, rearview camera, air conditioning, vinyl flooring, material upholstery, power windows, 3.5-inch infotainment display, Bluetooth, USB port, AM/FM radio, wi-fi (for as much as 10 devices), and a four-speaker audio system.
A 101A package adds keyless entry, power-adjustable side mirrors, dual-zone automated local weather control, cruise management, 4.2-inch shade infotainment display, 911 Assist emergency communications (works by a Bluetooth-synced phone), and a 6-speaker audio setup.
The STX option package brings 18-inch alloy wheels and cabin supplies, plus an eight-inch infotainment contactscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration.
The Ford Co-Pilot360 package can also be optional, adding blind spot monitoring with rear-cross visitors alert, lane-keeping assistance, computerized high beams, and trailer tow monitoring.
XLT trim (SuperCab $30,065; SuperCrew $32,240) contains the Co-Pilot 360 driver aids, 8-inch contactscreen, smartphone integration, 6-speaker audio system and many of the 101A items. It also has 17-in alloy wheels, fog lamps, LED taillights, upgraded exterior trim, rear privateness glass, entrance/rear parking sensors, carpeting, dual-zone automatic local weather control, perimeter alarm, and the Sync 3 electronics interface with satellite radio, two USB ports and voice control.
This trim degree is eligible for energy-folding side mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel, self-dimming rearview mirror, heated entrance seats, eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, 6-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, guide sliding rear window, and a remote start function.
Lariat (SuperCab $34,one zero five; SuperCrew $36,280) consists of most of the improvements above, plus 18-in alloy wheels, LED headlights, LED cargo lamp, heated/power-folding side mirrors, additional upgraded exterior trim, keyless entry/ignition, leather seating surfaces, one hundred ten-volt AC outlet, ambient cabin lighting, and a common garage door opener.
Lariat trim will also be ordered with rain-sensing wipers and a ten-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system.
Both the XLT and Lariat trims are offered with an optional Technology package that features integrated navigation and adaptive cruise control.
A Black look package will also be applied to those top two trims. It consists of exterior elements in smoked chrome, a black Ford oval badge and black-finished 18-inch alloy wheels.
Every 2021 Ranger with all-wheel drive is eligible for the FX4 Off-Road package, which contains off-road-tuned shock absorbers, all-terrain tires, frame-mounted steel bash plate, and Trail Control — a type of off-road cruise control adept at extricating the Ranger from especially tricky or sticky situations. An FX2 model of this package is available with rear-drive Rangers, with an off-road-specialised instrument cluster displaying yaw, pitch and roll.
The Tremor Off-Road package debuts this year. Priced at $4,290, Tremor option is available in all-wheel-drive XLT and Lariat variants with the SuperCrew cab, adding Fox suspension components (Fox is a well-respected third-party provider), 32-inch Continental Common Grabber all-terrain tires, package-specific seats with suede inserts, and an auxiliary energy pack with six switches that can run things like winches, lights and compressors.
Different options embody an digital locking differential, tow package, spray-in bed liner, tonneau cover, aluminum cross-bed devicebox, and Ford’s SecuriCode locking/unlocking keypad.
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