The new Ford Ranger is equipped with innovations that allow you to easily cross rugged or unexpected terrain. For required traction, just use available electronic-lockable rear differential and navigate difficult terrain with the Terrain Management Program.
The New Ford Ranger is almost the same as the Ranger 2020, with a new Torque off-road package that may be added. It improves the Ranger’s off-road capabilities by including a raised suspension, off-road tires, skid plates, a lockable rear differential, and other features.
What’s New? Ford Ranger 2021 vs. Ford Ranger 2020
The new Ford Ranger 2021 does not have many different features than its predecessor except for one new available feature of Tremor off-road. It improves the Ranger’s off-road capabilities by including a raised suspension, skid plates, off-road tyres, a locking rear driveshaft, and other features.
New Ford Ranger 2021 Performance
The new Ford Ranger features a strong engine, is easy to drive, and gets high gas mileage. The Ranger is a capable off-roader with respectable towing and hauling capacity for the class. The seats are comfy on the inside, and Super Crew versions feature greater back seat room than many competitors. There are also other user-friendly features accessible.
1. Engine And Mileage
The Ford Ranger is equipped with a turbocharged 2.3-liter straight-four engine that produces 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. An automatic gearbox with ten speeds is standard. The engine accelerates quickly and has nearly little turbo lag. When the Ranger is pulling or hauling, it also feels rather strong. The transmission shifts easily and rarely have to seek the proper gear.
Most competitors in this class cannot compete with the Ranger’s fuel efficiency ratings. This Ford gets 21 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the interstate with rear-wheel drive. When equipped with four-wheel drive, fuel economy drops to 20 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the interstate.
2. Grip And Handling
The suspension of the new Ford Ranger is stiffer than in some other tiny trucks, but it absorbs most road irregularities without upsetting the passengers. Because of its fast steering and precise handling, this truck is more enjoyable to drive than many competitors.
3. Off-Roading Performance
The Ranger can not compete with the class’s finest off-roaders, such as the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, the Jeep Gladiator, and Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. However, it is acceptable in off-road conditions. The ranger does not have an off-road specialty grade but allows you to select option packages with features such as special off-road tires, an off-road-tuned suspension, skid plates, a lockable rear differential, crawl controlling features, and terrain system management.
If off-roading is essential to you, you should add the FX2 and FX4, or Tremor packages, with the Tremor kit having the most capabilities of the three.
4. Towing Capability
The extended-cab SuperCab Ranger features a 6 ft bed as standard, whereas the crew-cab SuperCrew variant has a 5 ft bed. Load capabilities range from 1,560 to 1,860 lbs.
The Ranger can pull up to 7,500 lbs, putting it among the class leaders in this category. Chevrolet Colorado has a towing capacity of 7,700 lbs and is one of the few small pickup trucks that can haul more than the Ford Ranger.
5. Reliability And Safety
The new Ford Ranger 2021 is forecasted to get a score of 85 out of 100 for its durability A J.D. Power projected dependability score of 91-100 is regarded the best, 81-90 is considered strong, 70-80 is considered acceptable, and 0-69 is considered fair and ordinary.
The IIHS grades collision avoidance features using a unique scale. The Ranger received a Superb rating for its standard vehicle-to-vehicle front accident prevention system and an Advanced-grade for its standard vehicle-pedestrian system.
The Ranger’s interior isn’t as elegant or contemporary as other rivals’. The materials quality is adequate for the class, but you won’t mistake this for a luxury vehicle due to the abundance of rigid plastics.
1. Cargo Space and Seating
The Ford Ranger 2021 offers a six-foot bed in its SuperCab versions and a five-foot bed in its Supercrew versions. The front seats are spacious and quite comfy. The driver sits perfectly and slightly high, giving them a commanding view of the road ahead.
The rear seats on SuperCab vehicles are cramped and primarily for show. SuperCrew vehicles, on the other hand, have greater backseat capacity than competitors, and adults may travel pleasantly back there.
2. Bluetooth and Navigation
The new Ford Ranger’s initial feature set is somewhat limited, so you’ll want to upgrade. The SYNC voice-activated system is good, although it has a tiny display and falls short in contrast to competing systems. SYNC 3 infotainment system is what you’re looking for. It includes an easy-to-use interface as well as a big, responsive touch screen.
- A USB port, Bluetooth, four speakers, and a Wi-Fi hot spot are standard infotainment features.
- A 4.2-inch monitor, an 8-inch touchpad, GPS, a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, 2 USB ports, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are among the available infotainment options.
- Other options include dual-zone automatic temperature control, remote start, and push-button ignition.
To Sum Up
The new Ford Ranger 2021 outperforms nearly every front, which helps it score high in our tiny pickup truck rankings. It’s powerful, competent, and fuel-efficient, with user-friendly technology and a luxurious interior. When you consider the Ranger’s cheap pricing, you have a vehicle that should appeal to most small truck buyers.