2021 Ranger

TOUGH

BUILT FORD TOUGH® AND READY FOR ADVENTURE

Built Ford Tough® isn’t just a slogan. It’s an attitude that runs deep in the history of Ford truck engineering and has produced America’s popular lineup of rugged and dependable Ford pickups. That lineup is even bigger and more formidable with the 2021 Ford Ranger, tested under conditions more extreme than you would ever likely encounter.
2021 Ford Ranger in Saber being driven downhill on heavy dirt terrain
2021 Ford Ranger LARIAT F X 4 shown in Oxford White kicking up dust

2.3L ECOBOOST® WITH BEST-IN-CLASS GAS TORQUE

Raw torque rules when you’re taking on the rugged demands of off-road terrain. And the 2021 Ford Ranger beats all other gas-powered pickups in its class with a torque rating of 310 lb.-ft. * The 270 horses under the hood are mighty impressive too. The class-exclusive 2.3L EcoBoost® , the only turbocharged gas engine in its class, is engineered with a twin-scroll turbocharger that extracts exhaust gas from pairs of cylinders in alternating sequence, maximizing pulse energy to the turbine wheel for responsiveness on demand with virtually no lag. It also includes class-exclusive Auto Start-Stop Technology for greater fuel efficiency. The class-exclusive* 10-speed SelectShift® automatic, featuring Ford-patented technology, optimizes gear progressions and delivers smooth, quick-shifting up and down the gearbox.
*Class is Midsize Pickups.
2021 Ford Ranger in Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat towing a boat on remote winding two lane paved road

UP TO 7,500 LBS. TOWING AND BEST-IN-CLASS PAYLOAD*

You carry gear – and lots of it. And the new Ford Ranger has a big advantage over other midsize pickups: best-in-class maximum 1,860-lbs. payload and up to 7,500-lbs. tow ratings. * So whether you need to haul it or tow it, the 2021 Ford Ranger is ready for your next adventure.
*Max payload on SuperCab, 4x2. Not shown. Class is Midsize Pickups. SuperCrew, 4x4 shown. See label on vehicle door jamb for the carrying capacity of a specific vehicle. Max towing when equipped with Trailer Tow Package. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers. Towing and payload are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously.

BUILT FORD TOUGH®

Ford engineers set a grueling test regimen to prepare the new Ford Ranger for the demands of all-terrain travel. Durability trials on roads so punishing that robots were called in to do the driving. Days of constant shaking in the lab to help identify and reduce squeaks and rattles and tune suspension parts and body mounts for durability and performance. Towing heavy loads over hours up steep grades at 100 degrees Fahrenheit. And traveling under heart-pounding, bone-jarring off-road conditions. The 2021 Ford Ranger. It’s more than up to the challenge of taking on your toughest test.

 

Always consult the owner’s manual before off-road driving. Follow all laws and drive on designated off-road trails and recreation areas.

2021 Ford Ranger F X 4 LARIAT Super Crew being driven off road in snowy mountains
Exposed steel bash plate and chrome bumper of 2021 Ford Ranger with F X 4 Off Road Package

HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FRAME AND FRAME-MOUNTED STEEL BUMPERS

The foundation of outstanding off-road capability is strength. That’s why Ford engineers made the backbone of the 2021 Ranger a fully boxed, high-strength steel frame with six crossmembers — plus frame-mounted steel bumpers and tow hooks (included in 4x4 Ranger models and in the FX2 Package) for ruggedness and durability.
Close in view of independent front suspension with monotube shocks on a 2021 Ford Ranger

INDEPENDENT A-ARM FRONT SUSPENSION

The 2021 Ford Ranger has a double A-arm independent front suspension engineered for agility and control over rugged off-road terrain. The shock absorbers are the monotube type designed for fade resistance and heat dissipation. They’re also nitrogen gas-pressurized for shock-damping consistency over sustained rough road conditions.