The 2021 Ford Ranger is a very popular mid-size pickup that does full-size pickup duties. It has a strong, reliable and relatively economical engine mated to a great transmission and your choice or rear-wheel drive or 4X4. Depending in which Ranger you choose, you can tow between 3,500 and 7,500 pounds while carrying another 1,609 to 2,128 pounds in the bed.
You can buy a new Ranger with either a rear-wheel drive for mostly city and highway travels. Or you can opt for a 4X4 that greatly increases the recreational potential with exceptional off-roading capability.No matter which drivetrain you choose, the new Ranger has two comfortable bucket seats in front and a folding rear split bench in back to carry up to five passengers. The cabin comes in either an extended or larger SuperCrew that gives you more legroom for rear passengers. Four doors enable easy entry and exits, and two bed sizes measure 60 inches or 72 inches. The smaller bed comes with the larger cabin, while the larger bed is mated to the slightly smaller cabin. The total wheelbase is 126.8 inches on the new Ranger.
Three Available Trim Levels
The Ranger comes with three trim levels to fulfill your transportation needs. If you are a fan of Ford pickups, then you will recognize the three available trim levels. those are the XL, XLT and Lariat, which Ford has used on its full range of pickups and SUVs for decades. All of them have extended cabins with four doors and seating for up to five.The base XL has plastic-coverings on the floors and similar price-reducing materials and a basic design that maintains the great reliability while fulfilling more standard pickup truck duties. The XLT ups the comfort level a bit with interior carpeting and a rear bench seat that flips up to provide a storage area for tools.
Solid Engine and Transmission
the 2021 Ford Ranger comes with one engine and transmission configuration. If you are only going to offer one engine and transmission, it better be a great package. Fortunately, Ford does just that with a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder motor that generates up to 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. A shiftable 10-speed automatic transmission sends the power to either the rear wheels or a 4X4 drivetrain. You have to choose a model with either rear-wheel drive or 4X4. There are no Ranger models with on-demand 4X4, which helps to keep the new truck price much more affordable. Fuel economy is especially good with the Ranger rated for up to 26 mpg on the highway and 21 in the city. Those numbers are sure to go down slightly when carrying a maximum payload or towing up to 7,500 pounds on a trailer. But the fuel economy ranks among the best for mid-size pickups, and so do the 2021 Ford Ranger’s towing and payload capacities.
Safety Tech and Onboard Entertainment
Lots of great safety tech and onboard entertainment make the Ford Ranger a truly fun pickup in which to drive and ride. The included Ford Co-Pilot 360 offers adaptive cruise control with automated braking, blind spot monitoring, lane-keeping assistance, and backup warnings if someone or something gets in the way. The 2021 Ford Ranger comes with a great premium sound system that really makes the onboard entertainment a true delight during your travels. A Bang & Olufsen system with premium speakers and high-definition and satellite radio support ensure you can get great entertainment for all of your travels. Amazon Alexa integration enable driver and passengers to control the onboard entertainment and stream their favorite music and videos. All Ranger models feature a high-strength steel frame and aluminum body. A modified heavy-duty Tremor off-road package really makes the 2021 Ford Ranger a truly exceptional pickup for off-roading as well as highway and city travels.