2020 Ford Ranger: Features and Performance

The Ford Ranger has a long and varied history. Originally launched as a sedan in the 1950s, the lineup soon switched to a pickup format and enjoyed success for several decades before being retired in North America in 2011.

But now the Ranger is back, with an all-new design which packs a lot of features into a mid-size pickup at an affordable price. What are the highlights of the 2020 Ford Ranger?

2020 Ford Ranger Features

The Ranger comes in two main truck formats. It's available in a two-door SuperCab configuration with dual rear jump seats, or as a full four-door SuperCrew cabin option with a rear bench seating three.

There are three trim levels in the lineup, starting with the entry-level XL, and rising through the XLT to the top-of-the-range Lariat.

There are also several feature packages available for each trim, including the technology package which adds advanced navigation, cruise control, and active safety features. And if off-road is your thing, the FX4 package adds all-terrain tires, improved shock absorbers, skid plates, and locking rear differential.

Engine and Transmission

All Ranger trims are based around the same powertrain. A 2.3L turbo I-4 engine passes 270 horsepower through an electronic 10-speed automatic transmission, resulting in a hefty 310lb-ft of torque being applied through the four-wheel drive.

The fuel system is unleaded gasoline with direct injection, and produces economy figures of 11.8L / 100km in the city and 9.8L / 100km for highway driving.

Payload and Towing Capability

Of course, the real test of a pickup truck is in its payload and towing capabilities. Depending on the configuration, the Ranger can haul an impressive 750kg in payload, with a towing capacity of up to 3,409kg.

Ford Ranger Safety Features

Safety features are a particular strong point of the Ranger. On all trims, the following are included as standard:

- Full range of front, side, and head airbags for driver and passengers.

- Forward collision alerts with pedestrian detection and automatic braking.

- Lane keeping assistance with departure warning.

- 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS.

- Stability control, traction control, and cruise control.

- Cross traffic alerts.

- Rear parking assistance and back-up camera.

Higher level trims offer extras including adaptive cruise control, child safety locks, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alerts.

Comfort and Entertainment

The base XL trim features air conditioning as standard, which is switched out for dual-zone automatic climate control in the XLT and above.

While the XL trim offers a basic entertainment setup of AM/FM radio and an MP3 player, the rest of the lineup adds an 8" touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an advanced navigation system. All Ranger trims feature Bluetooth and Wi-Fi hotspot as standard.

2020 Ford Ranger Price Levels

The base Ranger XL trim starts at $32,159. The XLT trim is available in two versions, with the SuperCab configuration costing $36,529 and the SuperCrew cabin available at $38,329. Lastly, the full-featured Lariat trim has a starting price of $42,619.

Ready to learn more? Contact us online or call into our dealership to arrange a test drive, and experience the 2020 Ford Ranger for yourself.

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