The 2021 Ford Ranger delivers a decidedly muscular performance with a twist of modern comfort. This midsize truck also makes sure you have all the high-tech safety and infotainment features you crave, with a long list of options to optimize your daily drive.

2021 Ford Ranger Standout Features

  • Powerful performance
  • Roomy, comfortable cabin
  • Impressive list of modern safety and tech features

What’s New for 2021?

  • Tremor Off-Road Package
  • Sync 3 infotainment and dual-zone climate control now optional on XL trim
  • Lariat’s eight-way power-adjustable passenger seat reduced to six-way power
  • Four new exterior colors: Cactus Gray, Carbonized Gray, Cyber Orange, Velocity Blue

Body Style and Truck Bed

When you’re shopping for a 2021 Ford Ranger, you have two body styles available to you. The extended SuperCab, paired with a 6-foot truck bed, offers seating for up to four passengers. It features two regular sized doors and two rear half-doors. The SuperCab’s smaller backseat space can double as a convenient indoor storage space.

The SuperCrew is a roomy crew cabin that seats up to five passengers and features four regular sized doors. It’s paired with a shorter, 5-foot bed. With its roomier backseat, the Ranger SuperCrew offers the best in family and road trip comfort.

Standard exterior features:

  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Manually locking tailgate

Optional exterior features:

  • Power mirrors
  • Alloy wheels
  • Keyless entry
  • Remote ignition
  • Power-folding mirrors
  • Manual-sliding rear window
  • LED headlights
  • Automatic windshield wipers
  • Side steps
  • Extra recovery hooks

Ranger Exterior Colors:

  • Cactus Gray
  • Carbonized Gray
  • Cyber Orange
  • Velocity Blue
  • Race Red
  • Magnetic
  • Lighting Blue
  • Saber
  • Iconic Silver
  • Oxford White
  • Shadow Black
  • Rapid Red
  • White Platinum

Comfort Features

Both Ranger cabin options provide roomy, supportive accommodations. The nicely padded seats are great for weekend adventures, because they keep you comfortable during hours-long trips. The Ranger’s cabin design is ergonomically friendly and clean-cut, making it easy to situate yourself at the wheel and find the controls you seek. And the cabin also does a great job of tuning out wind and road noise, so you can chat with your fellow passengers in a relaxed way.

As you climb the Ranger trim levels, you’ll find more and more luxury features. For instance, leather upholstery and power-adjustable heated seats upgrade both interior style and comfort.

Standard comfort features:

  • Air conditioning

Optional comfort features:

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Power-adjustable and heated front seats
  • Leather upholstery

Safety, Security, and Technology

Technology is a big part of the Ranger agenda. Every trim model keeps you connected with a standard Wi-Fi hotspot (a monthly or annual data plan is required). The Ranger’s standard forward collision mitigation system is also handy in a pinch, alerting you to danger and even hitting the brakes in an attempt to avoid damages.

When it comes to high-tech options, the Ranger is even more impressive. This midsize truck offers everything from blind-spot monitoring to a premium Bang & Olufsen stereo system. With the optional Sync 3 infotainment system, you can plug in your compatible smartphone and access apps directly through the system’s 8-inch touch screen. You’ll love how easy the infotainment system is to figure out and use.

2021 Ford Ranger Technology

Standard safety and tech features:

  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Four-speaker audio system

Optional safety and tech features:

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Front parking sensors
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Sync 3 infotainment with 8-inch touch screen
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration
  • 110-volt household-style power outlet
  • Navigation
  • 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium audio system

Power and Performance

Every 2021 Ranger features the same engine, a sturdy turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder that’s good for 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. As you might’ve guessed, this punchy engine is quick to get the Ranger going. That’s thanks in part to the 10-speed automatic transmission, which is quick to help you kick up extra dust on command.

2021 Ford Ranger Off Roading

For an increasingly capable trip through sand and mud, the Ranger offers a variety of off-road performance features. The Terrain Management system’s four settings (Normal, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Ruts, Sand) optimize performance wherever you travel. And the optional four-wheel drive system helps keep you from getting stuck in the muck.

Standard performance features:

  • Turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine (270 horsepower, 310 pound-feet of torque)
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • RWD: 8.4 inches of ground clearance
  • 4WD: 8.9 inches of ground clearance

Optional performance features:

  • Four-wheel drive
  • Cruise control
  • Off-road-specific Fox shocks
  • Raised suspension
  • All-terrain tires
  • Terrain Management system (Normal, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Ruts, Sand)

Towing and Hauling Capabilities

Compared to other midsize trucks, the Ranger is near the top of the towing game. Properly equipped, this Ford pickup can tow trailers weighing up to 7,500 pounds.

2021 Ford Ranger Hauling

It’s also quite the little hauler. Depending on body style and equipment, the Ranger can haul max payloads of up to 1,860 pounds.

Fuel Economy

As of yet, the EPA has only rated one 2021 Ford Ranger model: the four-wheel-drive version. However, we don’t expect any changes from the 2020 Ranger—at least not in terms of fuel economy.

  • 2WD: 23 mpg combined (21 city/26 highway mpg)
  • 4WD: 22 mpg combined (20 city/24 highway mpg)

2021 Ranger Trim Models

There are three Ranger models: the XL, XLT, and Lariat. Each trim model builds upon the last with more and more in tech, safety, and luxury features. There are also a number of options packages you can choose to optimize your ride, whether you want to tow more weight or travel further off-road.


The base XL is the line’s most affordable option. This highly attainable truck is also nicely stocked with modern features. Its manually locking tailgate helps protect your cargo, for example. And, inside, a Wi-Fi hotspot is always there to bolster your smartphone’s connection.


  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Manually locking tailgate
  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Air conditioning
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Four-speaker audio system


  • 101A Package
  • Co-Pilot360 Package


The XLT adds to both the XL’s features and options with more in convenience and infotainment features. The Sync 3 infotainment system is an important highlight. The system treats you to a bigger touch-screen interface and complete smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities.


  • Alloy wheels
  • Keyless entry
  • Sync 3 infotainment with 8-inch touch screen
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration


  • 301A Package
  • 302A Package
  • Technology Package


The top-of-the-line Lariat adds to the XLT lineup and most of the 302A package with a few additional upgrades—namely, classy leather upholstery and vision-boosting LED headlights. Add the 501A package, which includes remote ignition and a premium audio system, to this Ranger for a fully-loaded experience.


  • Leather upholstery
  • LED headlights


  • 501A Package

Optional Packages

FX2 Off-Road Package

  • Electronic-locking rear differential
  • 17-inch off-road tires
  • 18-inch off-road tires (optional)
  • Off-road-tuned suspension
  • Off-road screen in cluster
  • 4x2 FX Off-Road bodyside decal

FX4 Off-Road Package

  • Off-road-tuned monotone shocks
  • Off-road tires with aggressive
  • Electronic-locking rear differential
  • Exposed steel front bash plate
  • Skid plates for electronic power-assist steering electric motor, transfer case, and fuel tank
  • Cluster screen that displays data on pitch and roll and steering angle
  • Terrain Management System
  • Trail Control off-road technology

Trailer Tow Package

  • Hitch receiver
  • 4.7-pin connector

Chrome Package

  • 17-inch chrome-like wheels (XLT)
  • 18-inch chrome-like wheels (Optional for XLT, standard for Lariat)
  • Two-bar chrome grille (XLT)
  • Unique chrome grille (Lariat)
  • Chrome exhaust tip
  • Chrome tow hooks
  • Chrome mirror end caps (Lariat)

Tremor Off-Road Package

  • Lifted suspension
  • Wider stance
  • Front and rear suspension travel
  • Greater approach, departure, and breakover angles
  • Off-road-tuned Fox 2.0 monotone dampers and rear piggyback reservoirs
  • Specially tuned front coilover and rear multi leaf springs
  • 32-inch all-terrain tires
  • Dash-mounted six-switch auxiliary power pack
  • Magnetic-painted alloy wheels
  • Magnetic-painted grille with black cross bars and red nostril inserts
  • Hoop-style steps
  • Rear recovery hooks
  • Exclusive seats with suede inserts and black accent stitching
  • Optional hood and body graphics

Black Package

  • 18-inch black-painted aluminum wheels with black center caps
  • 5-inch black running boards
  • Body-colored bumper with black lower fascia
  • Black sill plates
  • Spray-in bedliner
  • Black grille with black surround (XLT)
  • Black grill with black surround and black bars (Lariat)
  • Black mirror caps (Lariat)

Sport appearance package

  • 17-inch Magnetic-painted aluminum wheels
  • Black grille with Magnetic surround (XLT)
  • Black grille with Magnetic surround and bars (Lariat)
  • Magnetic bumpers
  • Magnetic wheellip moldings

STX Appearance Package

  • 17-inch silver-painted aluminum wheels
  • Carbon Black bumpers
  • Fog lamps
  • Box decal
  • Premium cloth four-way Ebony Black seats

SXT Special Edition Package

  • 18-inch black-painted wheels with machined-finished edges
  • Sync 3 infotainment system with 8-inch touch screen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Sirius XM radio
  • AppLink
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Silver-painted interior accents
  • Privacy glass with rear defrost

101A Package (XL)

  • Cruise control
  • Power mirrors
  • Sync 3 infotainment with 8-inch touch screen
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

Co-Pilot360 Package (XL)

  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane keeping assist

301A Package (XLT)

  • Rear parking sensors
  • 110-volt household-style power outlet
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Choice of Chrome, Black, or Sport Appearance package

302A Package (XLT)

  • Remote ignition
  • Power-adjustable, heated front seats
  • Manual-sliding rear window
  • Power-folding mirrors

Technology Package (XLT with 301A or 302A)

  • Navigation
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Front parking sensors

501A Package (Lariat)

  • Remote ignition
  • Automatic wipers
  • 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Technology package contents

Ford Warranty

This truck was designed to last, but every Ranger also comes with a solid safety net. Ford’s warranty coverage will help you resolve any unforeseen issues with maximum efficiency. With you 2021 Ranger, you get:

  • 3 years/36,000 miles New Vehicle Limited Warranty
  • 5 years/60,000 miles Limited Powertrain Warranty
  • 5 years/60,000 miles Safety and Emissions Limited Warranty

What Comes Next for the Ford Ranger?

The 2021 Ranger is set to be the last model for the fourth generation. Next year, Ford plans to roll out a redesigned 2022 Ranger to kick off the fifth-generation lineup. And rumor has it that the 2022 lineup will feature a brand new Ranger Raptor, designed to take off-road enthusiasts further into the wilderness than ever before.