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2020 Ford Ranger: The Midsize Pickup Returns with Modern Practicality

Ford's other truck is reinvented after a hiatus.

The Ranger boasts impressive turbo power, lots of ground clearance, modern safety features, and the option of excellent in-dash technology.

Andrew Ganz

When Ford revived the Ranger in 2019, it aimed to rope pickup buyers turned off by the ever-expanding proportions (and price points) of full-size trucks. A comfortable interior and impressive capabilities make it well suited for families and light-duty haulers, but this is hardly a pint-sized truck designed for city-dwellers.

While the current Ford Ranger marks the return of a venerable name last used in the U.S. for the 2011 model year, the badge and an open bed are about the only things the two trucks have in common. This time, the Ranger boasts impressive turbo power, lots of ground clearance, modern safety features, and the option of excellent in-dash technology. The base XL model’s MSRP starts at $24,410, but options quickly send that number north—a Ranger equipped with the SuperCrew (four-door) body, four-wheel drive, and the sort of convenience features many buyers want can easily crest $40,000.

That’s not chump change, but then again, no truck is.

The Ranger squares off against equally pricey and similarly-sized offerings like the Toyota Tacoma and Chevrolet Colorado. For the most part, the Ranger strikes a pleasant balance between the two, though it’s not without its compromises. The Toyota matches the Ford for collision-avoidance tech, while the Chevy has an equally comfortable interior.

The Ranger comes in XL, XLT, and Lariat trim levels in SuperCab and SuperCrew bodies, each of which offers a number of options and packages. The degree of customizability isn’t quite like your local pizza joint, but Ford offers a number of tempting extras. Some, like the available 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, are as essential as mozzarella. Appearance packages that deck the exterior in chrome or black trim are the Ranger’s olives and pineapple: it’s up to you if they’re necessary.

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Andrew Ganz

Highlights

Boasting impressive turbo power, lots of ground clearance, modern safety features, and the option of excellent in-dash technology, the Ranger comes in SuperCab and SuperCrew bodies and three trim levels, each of which offers a number of options and packages.

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Consumer Ratings and Reviews of the Ford Ranger from KBB.com

4.0

★★★★★

Overall Consumer Rating

Comfort

4.1 out of 5

Performance

4.3 out of 5

Quality

4.0 out of 5

Reliability

4.1 out of 5

Styling

4.3 out of 5

Value

4.0 out of 5

Based on 25 consumer ratings for the 2019 - current models as of 02/11/2021.

4.0 out of 5 stars
★★★★★

Great nothing like the old rangers

08/25/2020

I traded my f150 in for the 2019 ford ranger larait. I needed a car that I can park in D.C. most parking spots are small. Well after looking at the small pickup truck models. I settled with the Tacoma or Ranger. Now I wanted the burnt orange/red with the black appearance. I could not find one that had the off road package with leather. So I settled with the white one. I wanted the tacoma pro except it was 10k more. Toyota do not ever go on sale. I will admit after I drove if for the first day . I thought I made a huge mistake. I was used to the f150 crew cab. The ranger crew cab is smaller. AFter a week though, WOW. the fun of driving it and I got used to the feel. A lot of features makes it great. I only wished they leveled the truck. I am in the process of have a level kit and maybe a 1"lifted nothing to big. not trying to compensate for anything else :). Im going to put the dual exhaust the performance chip . going to call it pepa my little friend. Ford is great brand for the money. I owner 3 fords now. and always look to buy a ford. the only thing is the resale value hurts.
4.0 out of 5 stars
★★★★★

New Ranger

05/28/2020

I wanted to downside from my F150 so I went to look at mid size trucks. When comparing the top 5, I decided on the Ranger. Not because I had a Ford before, but because I felt I was picking the best truck. The ranger had the best interior layout and quality, the others felt more dated. It has great tech features mixed with manual buttons which I prefer. I like the size on the interior cab since I was specifically wanting to downsize, it has a more cozy feel then my F150. The transmission does shift harder, but the ride is comfortable and smooth so this didn't deter me away. It gets great gas mileage for a truck it's size.
5.0 out of 5 stars
★★★★★

First buy!

12/28/2019

Just got an XLT Ranger 2WD SuperCrew and I love it! I test drove 2019 Tacoma trd 4x4 too but it felt slow. The windshield seemed small, like a letterbox movie kinda. Coming from an 01 f150 lariat 4x4 this thing is fast. The bells and whistles Ford put on this thing continue to amaze me. Got a certified pre owned so hopefully nothing breaks down the road but oh man, the interior, the gas mileage and the POWER!! A+++ I love starting it with my phone, lane assist is a huge plus. Sport mode makes it even faster. The gas saving mode at lights is hardly noticeable, it gets such good Gas mileage. So happy!

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