2021 Ford Ranger

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2021 Ford Ranger Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: April 25, 2021

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The 2021 Ford Ranger is a carryover model that does not boast of any major changes from the preceding model year. However, in order to keep staleness at bay, Ford has introduced a handful of exterior updates. The 2021 Ford Ranger gets 4 new colors - Cactus Gray, Carbonized Gray, Cyber Orange, and Velocity Blue. Also, the Black Appearance Package now gets you black Ford Oval badges and new bedside decals. 

Apart from these exterior updates, there is also a newly available Tremor off-road package for the 2021 Ford Ranger that gets you a number of goodies such as an off-road-tuned suspension, aggressive Continental General Grabber tires, and more ground clearance. Speaking of prices, the 2021 Ford Ranger will continue to offer 3 trims - XL, XLT, and Lariat. The prices of the 2021 Ford Ranger starts from $24,820 and range up to $36,610. For leasing, consider the 2021 Ford Ranger XL to cost you around $299 per month, for 24 months, with a $3995 downpayment. 

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Brisk Performance

Good ride quality and comfort

Extensive safety list

Top trims come loaded with tech features


Not the best for off-roading

Limited in-cabin storage space

Not the most user-friendly infotainment screen

What's New?

New Black appearance package added

Four new colors added Cactus Gray, Carbonized Gray, Cyber Orange, and Velocity Blue

FX2 option adds the FX4’s electronically locking rear differential to rear-drive pickups

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vehicle bio

base price



3dr Crew Cab

passenger capacity


top speed

110 mph


all wheel drive

engine type


152 cu.in.


270 hp @ 5500 rpm


310 lb-.ft @ 3000 rpm


1-speed CVT


suspension front

Short And Long Arm Suspension

suspension rear

Leaf Suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

12.2/12.1 in.



126.8 in.


210.8 in.


73.3 in.


71.1 in.

curb weight

4232 lbs.

ground clearance

8.4 in.


passenger volume

141.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

84.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

1770 lbs.


zero to 60 mph

6.1 sec.

zero to 100 mph

17.6 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.7 sec.

fuel economy


21/NA/26 mpg


basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance


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XL $26,810 onwards

270 hp @ 5500 rpm | 2.3L | Inline 4 | Premium unleaded

  • 16" Silver Steel Wheels
  • 1st Row LCD monitor
  • 2.3" Productivity Screen
  • ABS and driveline Traction Control
  • AM/FM Stereo, Seek-Scan Radio
  • Automatic On/Off Headlamps
  • Cloth Bucket Seats
  • Cloth Seat Trim
  • Fordpass Connect Embedded 4G LTE Modem Powered By Fordpass App w/ Wi-Fi Hotspot Capability
  • Manual Front Air Conditioning
  • Urethane Steering Wheel

XLT $30,635 onwards

270 hp @ 5500 rpm | 2.3L | Inline 4 | Premium unleaded

  • 17" X 7" Silver Painted Aluminum Wheels
  • 3 - 1st Row LCD Monitor
  • 4.2" Productivity Screen
  • Ford Co-Pilot 360 w/ Pre-Collision Assist w/ Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Front Air Conditioning, Dual Zone Automatic
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • keyfob (front doors) Remote keyless entry
  • Premium Cloth Seat Trim
  • Premium Cloth Seats w/ Removable cushions
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, Seek-Scan Radio
  • Siriusxm Satellite Radio

Lariat $34,675 onwards

278 hp @ 6000 rpm | 2.3L | Inline 4 | Premium unleaded

  • 18" Machined w/Painted Accents Aluminum Wheels
  • Capless fuel fill
  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Seatback
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Keyless Entry
  • Leather Seat trim
  • LED Headlights & Taillamps
  • LED integrated Cargo lamp with center high-mounted stop lamp (CHMSL)
  • Reverse Sensing System Parking Assist
  • Securilock Passive Anti-Theft System
  • Spare Tire Carrier Lock
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Colors and Styles

2021 Ford Ranger in Lightning Blue Metallic color 2021 Ford Ranger in Magnetic Metallic color 2021 Ford Ranger in Oxford White color 2021 Ford Ranger in Race Red color 2021 Ford Ranger in Shadow Black color
Lightning Blue Metallic

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Engine And Performance


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Final Verdict




Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


Overall Rating

The 2021 Ford Ranger houses a 2.3L Ecoboost inline-4 engine underneath its hood that cranks out 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of twisties. While this powertrain is a delight, the downside is that unlike other rivals the Ranger does not offer any other engine options. All the trims of the 2021 Ford Ranger, by default, are driven by their rear wheels, with AWD being an optional extra. 

The Ford Ranger does everything right, be it providing a spacious interior to be in, or to be powered by the best in class power figures, or offering great towing capabilities, and all this at an economical cost. With so much on offer, how well will the 2021 Ranger fare against rivals such as the Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma? Read this 2021 Ford Ranger review and pricing analysis to find out. 

2021 Ford Ranger Crew Cab front three quarter view
2021 Ford Ranger Crew Cab rear three quarter view

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Engine and Performance

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Final Verdict

2021 Ford Ranger Pricing and Features


The 2021 Ford Ranger Crew Cab is available in the same number of trims as the previous 2020 model. This means that it is currently offered in three trims namely, XL, XLT, and Lariat trim. Along with this, there are many optional packages and features that you can opt for with each trim.  All trims are offered with the 2.3-liter turbocharged motor which comes mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.  













Key Features

Trailer sway control with a rearview camera

Adds to/ replaces XL trim features:

Adds to/ replaces XLT trim features:


Autolamp - automatic on/off headlamps

Blind Spot Information System

Dual-zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control


Black front grille and bumper

Chrome front grille and bumper

Chrome Front Grille with Chrome bars in the middle


16-inch silver steel wheels

17-inch silver-painted aluminum wheels

18-inch machined aluminum wheels with stealth gray pockets 


Halogen headlamps

Halogen fog lamps

LED headlamps and fog lamps


2.3-inch productivity screen

4.2-inch productivity screen

Dual 4.2-inch productivity screen


Pre-collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking

Lane Keeping system

Adaptive cruise control

The prices of the 2021 Ford Ranger starts from $24,820 for the base XL trim and ranges up to $36,610 for the range-topping Lariat AWD variant. This is excluding the $1195 destination fee that Ranger invites. 

All the trims of the 2021 Ford Ranger are mechanically identical to each other and only differ on the basis of available features and amenities. As standard, all trims are driven by their rear wheels, with AWD being an optional extra. 

2021 Ford Ranger Buying Advice

The 2021 Ford Ranger Crew Cab offers great value for the price. It offers an extensive list of features for less price but this cannot be said about its base trim. The XL trim is not very well equipped and offers just basic amenities and features. Thus, among the three trim, we recommend you to go for the mid-level trim which is the XLT. It offers the best balance between price and features, thereby offering the best value for your money.

2021 Ford Ranger Engine and Performance


"It doesn't make the most horsepower in the class, but it's not far off the mark. The result is a gutsy engine that delivers plenty of punch as long as you're in Sport mode." - Edmunds

Under the hood of the 2021 Ford Ranger Crew Cab, you will find the same turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine capable of generating 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of peak torque. It is mated to a smooth 10-speed automatic transmission which offers seamless shifts. 

The rear-wheel-drive setup is standard while the four-wheel-drive setup is an option with the Ford Ranger. With the newer model, you can also opt for the FX2 package that adds the FX4’s electronically locking rear differential to rear-drive pickups as well. 

Ford has also introduced a new Tremor off-road Package for the 2021 Ranger that gives a new level of off-road confidence and fun. The suspension in the Tremor package is all spruced up to take the beating. Added with bigger tires and wheels there is a significant gain in ground clearance by almost an inch. Anti-roll bar stiffness has been reduced to minimize disruption over rough terrain and improve comfort off-road.

Car Models

2021 Ford Ranger Crew Cab

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2021 Toyota Tacoma SR



$ 26,700

$ 26,050


2.3L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

2.7L Inline-4






10-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Shiftable Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

270 hp @ 5,500 rpm

200 hp @ 6,300 rpm

159 hp @ 5,200 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

310 lb.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm

191 lb.-ft. @ 4,400 rpm

180 lb.-ft. @ 3,800 rpm

0 - 60 MPH (sec)




Quarter Mile (sec)




Top Speed (MPH)




Towing Capacity (lbs) 7500 7700 6800
Payload Capacity (lbs) 2080 1444 1505

The 2021 Ford Ranger can tow up to 7500 pounds with a maximum payload capacity of 2080 pounds. As can be seen with the spec sheet, the Ford Ranger with its 2.3L engine remains the most powerful pickup truck in its class. The Chevrolet Colorado ranks second with 200 hp, while the Toyota Tacoma's 2.7L engine is the weakest of the lot belting out just 159 hp. 

When it comes to acceleration, the Ford Ranger Crew Cab is one of the most compelling options. The 2021 Ford Ranger can go from 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds and can clock the quarter of a mile lap in 14.7 seconds. 

Among its competitors, the 2021 Ford Ranger Crew Cab is the fastest pickup truck you can get in its class when it comes to quarter-mile timing. Even though Ford offers the smallest engine here, it has made a good balance between power, performance, and weight. 

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2021 Ford Ranger Fuel Economy


While EPA is yet to release the tested fuel economy rating for the Ford Ranger, we expect it to be similar to the 2020 model. This is due to the fact that there have been no changes made in terms of the mechanicals with the pickup truck.

Hence, you can expect the 2021 Ford Ranger to offer 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway with the standard RWD drivetrain. Get a 4WD configuration and the city/highway mpg figures for the 2021 Ranger drop to 20/24. Moreover, the 2021 Ranger offers a fuel tank capacity of 18 gallons which lends it respectable range figures. 


2021 Ford Ranger

2021 Chevrolet Colorado

2021 Toyota Tacoma

MPG (City)




MPG (Highway)




MPG (Combined)




Fuel Capacity (Gallons)




Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi)




As can be seen in the table above, the smaller engine of the Ford Rangers gives it an added advantage in terms of fuel efficiency. Though the Ford Raptor gets the smallest fuel tank capacity in this lot, yet it posts competitive range figures, owing to its greater fuel efficiency.

2021 Ford Ranger Interior


"As in some other Ford products, the Ranger cabin's design and materials are inconsistent—mostly dull and littered with cheap plastics, but also fitted with small bits of trim that look and feel surprisingly upscale." - Car and Driver

The 2021 Ford Ranger’s interior is just as expected as it offers a comfortable ride as well as adequate room for all passengers. The dashboard is well thought out and the ergonomics are quite sorted. Everything is within arm's reach and the dashboard design looks a bit simple but offers a contemporary look. Ford has not tried to make the cabin look ultra-rugged unlike some of its rivals and offers some really good quality trims.


In-terms of space the 4-door crew-cab has plenty of it on offer and the wide doors combined with the running board make ingress into this rather tall pickup truck easy even for the rear passengers. The low window line is another welcome touch and helps to increase the sense of space inside the cabin. The front as well as rear seats offer excellent support and offer adequate cushioning which is neither too hard nor too soft.

On the practical side of things, Ford has incorporated plenty of bins and cubby holders in the Cabin which makes storing knick-knacks an easy affair. However, the cabin is also full of cheap quality plastics which makes u realize that the cabin is built to a cost.


2021 Ford Ranger crew cab

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2021 Toyota Tacoma

Seating Capacity




Front Row (Head/ Shoulder/Leg) (in)




Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)




Speaking of the infotainment department, the 2021 Ford Ranger gets the latest Sync-3 system to fulfill all its infotainment duties. This system beams up all the information on an 8-inch touchscreen panel, which further displays all the information in the form of crisp and intuitive graphics.


The Ford Ranger offers quite a lot of features with its infotainment setup. Even the base trim comes with connectivity features with a Wifi-Hotspot along with a four-speaker AM/FM audio system, and a USB port. The higher trims offer an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility. 

Some of the most notable interior and infotainment features of the 2021 Ford Ranger are:

  • Rear under-seat storage tray
  • Bin instrument-panel storage
  • Remote keyless entry
  • 1-touch down
  • Front and rear cupholders
  • Retained accessory power
  • Day-night rearview mirror
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Cruise control with steering wheel controls
  • Dual-zone automatic electronic temperature control
  • AM/FM Stereo with seek/scan
  • Enhanced Voice Recognition Communications and Entertainment System
  • Apple Car Play/ Andriod Auto
  • 911 Call Assist
  • Applink
  • Single Smart Charging USB Port
  • FordPass Connect with 4G LTE Wi-Fi
  • Remote vehicle control
  • 6-speaker system

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2021 Ford Ranger Exterior


"Ford assimilated the Ranger into its pickup lineup with a wide grille and big “RANGER” moniker branded into the nose, but the rest of the truck walks alone." - TheCarConnection

The Ford Ranger Crew Cab looks like a well-designed pickup truck from the outside. It does not try to be overly aggressive with its looks and neither it gets a heavy dose of chrome unlike some of the pick-up trucks these days. A boxy front design with an open bed in the back is a typical pick-up truck layout and that is exactly what the Ranger also offers.

At the front, it gets a wide grille that fits between smart-looking headlights. At the rear, RANGER Is stamped into the back which looks like an attempt to offer a bolder look from the rear. Apart from that, the Ranger also gets exterior elements such as black wheel well moldings and a bash plate upfront which further enhances this pickup's suave appeal. 

What's new for 2021, is the Ford Ranger's Black Appearance Package that now also gets you blacked Ford oval badges and new bedside decals along with black 18-inch wheels and grille. Also, 4 new colors have been introduced for the 2021 Ranger, namely - Cactus Gray, Carbonized Gray, Cyber Orange, and Velocity Blue.


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Length (in)




Width (in)




Height (in)




Ground Clearance (in)








While the Ford Ranger Crew Cab is a smartly designed pickup truck its dimensions are a bit smaller than its rivals. While that gives it the advantage to fit into most driveways, it robs off the road presence which rivals like the Chevrolet Colorado have on offer.

Some of the most noteworthy exterior features of the 2021 Ford Ranger are:

  • Black door handles
  • Galvanized steel/aluminum body material
  • Black grille
  • Convex driver and passenger mirror
  • Black front bumper with black rub strip
  • Reverse opening rear passenger doors
  • Wheel well moldings
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2021 Ford Ranger Safety


In terms of safety, the 2021 Ford Ranger Crew Cab offers a mixed bag. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA has awarded it four stars out of five. The IIHS has given the 2020 Ford Ranger mostly “Good” scores in most crash tests. However, in terms of passenger-side safety, it had scored “Average” scores. The IIHS also rated the standard automatic emergency braking as “Superior” at avoiding forward crashes at 12 mph and 25 mph. 

The Ford Ranger gets Ford's co-pilot360 technology as standard and all three trims offer features such as Pre-Collison and Blind-spot Assist. Though the safety features on offer in the Ford Ranger keep on increasing as you move up the trim ladder, yet the base trims are aptly stuffed with safety features as well. Some of the standard safety features of the Ford Ranger are:

  • Rear View Camera
  • AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control
  • Airbags - Front, Driver, and Passenger
  • Airbags - Front, Driver, and Passenger seat-mounted side
  • Airbags - Safety Canopy side curtains
  • Curve Control
  • Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Child Seat Tether Anchors
  • Safety belts - Active Restraint System (ARS), three-point manual lap/shoulder belts with height adjusters, pretensioners, and energy management retractors on outside front positions
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
  • Spare tire and wheel lock

2021 Ford Ranger Competition


2021 Ford Ranger Crew Cab vs 2021 Chevrolet Colorado

The Chevrolet Colorado is a bigger pickup truck in every way and thus offers much more cargo area as well as cabin space. This means that it is better at hauling bigger loads and people inside its cabin. One can also choose between a 5.2 ft and 6.2 ft bed for Colorado, while the Ranger comes fitted with a standard 5 feet bed.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado

However, it lacks behind the Ford Ranger in terms of fuel efficiency as well as performance. Thus if interior space and features are your priority, then the Chevy Colorado will keep you happier.

2021 Ford Ranger Crew Cab vs 2021 Toyota Tacoma

The Toyota Tacoma is also quite a popular choice in this segment as it is reliable and offers oodles of towing-related features. It is also bigger than the Ford Ranger in most ways and offers quite a sorted cabin. It might not deliver the best power but the all-wheel-drive and the optional manual transmission compensate for this aspect.

2021 Toyota Tacoma

The Ford Ranger offers better looks as well as on-road manners. The Ranger feels more responsible on the road while the Tacoma is aggressive in its approach.

2021 Ford Ranger Final Verdict


The 2021 Ford Ranger Crew Cab gets many of the basics pretty right. It offers the best performance as well as fuel efficiency in its class coupled with enjoyable handling. This combination of fuel efficiency and performance is pretty hard to come by and thus the Ford Ranger nails it in terms of being a workhorse. Ford has also packed it with an extensive features list with the XLT trim being our pick. However, not all is great with the Ford Ranger as the cabin uses a lot of cheap quality plastics and is not a great off-roader. Thus, if you can make these trade-offs the Ford Ranger Crew Cab can be your best companion that weekend adventure. 

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2021 Ford Ranger FAQs:

Is the Ford Ranger AWD?

By default, the company offers an RWD configuration, however, you always have the option of upgrading to AWD by paying some extra bucks over the selected trim's MSRP. 

What are the bed configurations available on the Ford Ranger?

The Ford Ranger Crew Cab comes with a flatbed of 5.2 ft. whereas the Ranger Super Crew gets a 6 ft. bed.

How much is it to lease a Ford Ranger?

For leasing, consider the 2021 Ford Ranger XL to cost you around $299 per month, for 24 months, with a $3995 downpayment. 

What is the annual maintenance cost for a Ford Ranger?

The average annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Ford Ranger comes out around $615. 

What is the warranty package on offer with the Ford Ranger?

The 2021 Ford Ranger's warranty package is as follows:

  • Bumper-to-Bumper: 3 years/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 5 years/60,000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance Program: 5 years/60,000 miles

2021 Ford Ranger Consumer Reviews and Ratings


based on 52 ratings

7.7/10 Features
7.6/10 Interiors
7.8/10 Design
7.9/10 Safety
7.9/10 Reliability
7.9/10 Deal Value


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2021 Ford Ranger

XL 3dr Crew Cab 5.0 ft. SB (2.3L 4cyl 10A)


User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 11, 2021

very disappointing

Pros - Very effective handling and impressive performance

Cons - Uncomfortable seating position

Very uncomfortable drive As i got this just a few days ago, i haven't seen much bad but the only disappointing thing was it's uncomfortable seating position. It fails to give good lumbar support, the knee space was very tight and the infotainment distracts a lot while driving. The whole driving experience was very bad for me. I got to all these comfortable issues after i travelled for a 100 mile trip. It made me feel very uncomfortable while driving. Jareel, the sales guy made everything fast and the dealership was good. he finalized the deal with good price too.

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2021 Ford Ranger

XL 3dr Crew Cab 5.0 ft. SB (2.3L 4cyl 10A)


User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 10, 2021

Regular Truck

Pros - Design, tow capacity, fuel efficiency

Cons - Suspension is bit stiff, not for offroading

2021 Ford Ranger Ranger is a good truck with a budget price, economic drive, offers a good mileage, a decent loading capacity. It is not meant for pure off-roading but It can be taken to mild and some rough terrains. I have most of my work in area near jungle for wood works and it goes pretty well there. Its suspension is pretty decent and good traction and brakes control. A very well balanced steering makes the drive quite enjoyable too. Plus the infotainment is latest, so ride is never without some good music.

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2021 Ford Ranger

XLT 3dr Crew Cab 5.0 ft. SB (2.3L 4cyl 10A)


User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 23, 2021

An amazing truck

Pros - Handling, smooth, roomy

Cons - Gas mileage

Mid-size truck My Ranger is spacious(I mean it’s a truck after all) but the best part about Ranger is it uses its space well unlike other trucks. It has little storage cubbies, cup holders, and bottle holders, and plenty of legroom and headroom. On top of that, it is one good looking truck. Plus, it has a ton of features. Like a back-up camera which is more helpful than people realize, especially on a truck. People there treated me with respect and didn't force a deal on me. They were very attentive to our needs and what we’re looking for exactly. They found us the perfect car that suited all our needs and fitted the bill perfectly.

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