The Ford Ranger is a mid-size pickup truck. Introduced in 2019, it remains one of the newest entries in the mid-size truck class. The Ranger carries over unchanged for the 2020 model year.
Ford offers the Ranger in XL, XLT and Lariat trim levels. All are standard with four-wheel drive, a 2.3L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and a 10-speed automatic transmission.
XL and XLT start in SuperCab configuration with two rear jump seats; optional in XLT and standard in Lariat is a SuperCrew cab with full rear doors and a three-person rear bench seat.
Ranger XL comes with 16-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, forward collision alert with pedestrian detection and automatic braking, intermittent wipers, manual door locks and side mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a four-speaker stereo, one USB charging port, tire pressure monitoring, cloth upholstery, front seats with lumbar, auto on/off headlights, capless fuel filling, and an anti-theft system.
XLT adds dual-zone automatic climate control, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, automatic high beams, power door locks with keyless entry, an 8.0-inch Sync infotainment touchscreen, FordPass Connect, a six-speaker stereo, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, two USB charging ports, 17-inch aluminum wheels, fog lights, power-adjustable side mirrors, power rear windows (SuperCrew).
Finally, Lariat trim adds 18-inch wheels, ambient interior lighting, lane keeping assist, passive keyless entry, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift lever, an integrated garage door opener, front and rear parking sensors, leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable heated front seats, LED headlights, taillights, fog lights and daytime running lights, and heated/power-folding side mirrors.
A technology package is where you'll find navigation, adaptive cruise control and forward sensing.
An FX4 off-road group brings all-terrain tires, skid plates, locking rear differential, and off-road shocks.
Ford's fuel consumption estimates for the Ranger are 11.8/9.8 L/100 km (city/highway).
As we mentioned up top, Ford is among the newest entries in the compact/mid-size pickup class, where it competes with GM's Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan's Frontier, the Honda Ridgeline, and Jeep's Gladiator.