Ford’s midsize pickup – The Eyes of a Ranger
It’s always fun to get a pickup truck. Today I drove the 2020 Ford Ranger Lariat Supercrew 4X4 with a five-foot bed.
The 2020 Ford Ranger is the only midsize pickup in the Ford line-up. Built on a high-strength steel frame the Ranger is powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost boasting 270 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque paired to an efficient 10-speed automatic.
The all-new Ranger is available in either SuperCab or SuperCrew configuration. It can be optioned with 4×2 or 4×4 and comes in three trim levels – XL, XLT, and Lariat. Stylish Black, classic Chrome, and slick Sport are all appearance Packages that are available.
The New Ranger FX2 Package sports tough styling and capability upgrades for two-wheel-drive trucks, including an electronic-locking rear differential, off-road tires, off-road-tuned suspension, front underbody guard, and Ford’s off-road cluster screen.
Technology comes built-in, starting with an 8-inch touch screen for available SYNC 3, while a single or dual LCD productivity screen is available for real-time vehicle, navigation, and audio information. Ranger has standard Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. A Lane-Keeping System that includes lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning, reverse sensing, and class-exclusive Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage is standard on XLT and Lariat. Adaptive Cruise Control is standard on Lariat.
The Ranger’s muscular body features a high beltline, while a raked grille and windshield lend an athletic appearance and aid in aerodynamics and reduced wind noise. Short overhangs mean better approach and departure angles off-road. The FX4 Off-Road Package features off-road-tuned suspension, all-terrain tires, a frame-mounted steel front bash plate, skid plates, rear locking differential, and innovative Terrain Management System™ with four distinct drive modes and Trail Control.
The Ford Ranger has all the off-road gear, combined with a rugged steel bumper. If you’re thinking of moving out of your house and towing a camper, an integrated trailer hitch is available. The maximum payload is 1,860 pounds, while maximum towing comes in at 7,500 pounds.
New exterior colors:
- Iconic Silver
- Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
- Race Red
2020 Ford Ranger models, pricing and specs
2.3L EcoBoost Engine with Auto Start-Stop Technology
Electronic Ten-Speed Automatic Transmission
SuperCab 4×2 From $24,110
SuperCab 4×2 – 6’ Box
SuperCab 4×4 – 6’ Box
SuperCrew 4×2 – 5’ Box From $26,810
SuperCrew 4×4 – 5’ Box
MPG: Up to 21 city / 26 highway
Model: 2020 Ford Ranger Lariat
MSRP: From $32,500
Towing capacity: 3,500 lbs
Payload: 1,609 to 2,128 lbs
Horsepower: 270 hp
MPG: Up to 20 city / 26 highway (as tested)
Dimensions: 211″ L x 78″ W x 71-72″ H
Model: 2020 Ford Ranger Lariat pricing
2020 Ford Ranger Lariat Super Cab
2020 Ford Ranger Lariat SuperCrew
2020 Ford Ranger Lariat Lariat 4WD Super Cab
2020 Ford Ranger Lariat Supercrew 4X4 5’ Box
$38,675 (as tested $47,305)