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If you need a midsize pickup that can withstand tough conditions and look good crisscrossing dirt roads and gravel paths, set your sights on the Ford Ranger. Re-introduced to the North American market in 2019, this truck gives you the freedom to go where you want, when you want, with its turbocharged gasoline engine and fully-boxed, high-strength steel frame. With three trim levels overflowing with driver-assist features and two body styles to fit your crew, the Ford Ranger is a rugged and capable choice for work and play.
Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)
F 43.1"/R 34.5"
F 41"/R 38.3"
Max towing capacity
If you need a midsize pickup that you can put through the wringer, the 2020 Ford Ranger can take a beating. Every Ranger sits on a fully-boxed, high-strength steel frame with six rugged cross-members that work together with the steel front bumper and a frame-mounted rear tow bar to provide a solid foundation for on- and off-road adventures. A double-wishbone front suspension with rugged coil springs and front monotube shocks optimize the pickup's ride and handling, while rear parabolic leaf springs absorb weight on the rear axle. The result is a truck that has all the toughness you need to take it on outdoor explorations.
All 2020 Ford Rangers run off a turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder that makes 270 hp and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. It connects to a 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission that enhances gear progressions and delivers smooth, quick shifting. The engine also features Ford's Auto Start-Stop technology, which helps the pickup return an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city and 26 mpg highway when equipped with 2WD.
The 2020 Ford Ranger matches its rugged personality with smart technology that inspires confidence when behind the wheel. XLT and Lariat trims come standard with a SYNC 3 infotainment system, which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities, as well as two smart-charging USB ports to keep your devices juiced up for long journeys. Ford Co-Pilot 360™ Technology also adds key driving aids to the 2020 Ranger, like a forward-collision warning system with an automatic emergency braking system on XL and higher trims, or lane-keeping assistance and a blind-spot monitoring system on XLT and Lariat trims. If you want built-in navigation with voice recognition, a Technology package is also optional on XLT and higher trims in 2020.
Roomy and comfortable, the 2020 Ranger is a nice way to travel. SuperCrew models offer seating for five passengers with a three-passenger rear bench, which comes in handy if you need to bring kids or crew along for the ride. In the floor, a covered under-seat storage area is the perfect spot to store tools or personal belongings out of sight, plus there are ample cupholders throughout the cabin. XL and XLT trims come standard with cloth upholstery or there is optional vinyl upholstery for easy clean-up after a day on dusty trails. For extra luxury, the Lariat adds leather upholstery and eight-way power heated front seats.
The 2020 Ford Ranger offers various packages that enhance the pickup's rugged good looks, like an available Chrome Package that adds chrome bumpers, halogen fog lamps, and black front tow hooks, or the STX Package with 17-inch silver-painted aluminum wheels and STX pickup box decals. There are also off-road packages to up the 2020 Ranger's capability on tough terrain, including FX2 and FX4 Off-Road packages. Both add-ons feature off-road-tuned suspensions and other enhancements designed to let you slice through sand dunes and challenge rocky conditions without breaking a sweat.
In this video, Ryan ZumMallen from Edmunds reviews the 2020 Ford Ranger XLT to see how it stacks up against these competitors and helps you decide if a used Ranger is the right truck for you. Ryan goes over everything you need to know about the midsize 2020 Ranger pickup, highlights the different trims available, and talks about what he likes and dislikes about it. Is this used Ford Ranger the best midsize truck for the money? We answer this question and more in our review of the 2020 Ford Ranger.
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4.2 out of 55 customer reviews
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Includes 16-inch silver steel wheels
AM/FM stereo with Bluetooth® connectivity and four speakers
Vinyl steering wheel with audio controls
Adds 17-inch silver-painted aluminum wheels
Halogen fog lamps
Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control
SYNC 3 with an eight-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen
Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility
Adds 18-inch machined aluminum wheels
Leather front seats and leather-trimmed rear seats
Heated eight-way power front seats
Forward and reverse sensing systems
Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat (XLT and Lariat trims; available with STX Package)
White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat (Lariat trim; available with STX Package)
SuperCrew models offer 43.3 cubic feet of cargo volume in the bed area; SuperCab models feature 51.8 cubic feet of volume.
SuperCab models seat four passengers; SuperCrew models seat five passengers.
SYNC 3 with eight-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen (XLT and higher trims)
Locking glove box (all trims)
Leather front seating and leather-trimmed rear seating (Lariat trim)