2021 Ford Ranger

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$24,820

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2021 Ford Ranger
2021 Ford Ranger

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Dynamite powertrain
  • Smooth, easy-shifting transmission
  • Excellent steering feel
  • Nimble, easy to park
  • Sync 3 multimedia system

The bad:

  • Dated interior
  • Smallish seats
  • Base model multimedia system
  • Gets expensive quickly

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • XL Pickup Truck Box Delete

  • XL

    $24,820

  • XLT

    $29,120

  • Lariat

    $33,160

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Ford Ranger trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Mid-size pickup truck
  • Turbo 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Extended cab or crew cab
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2021 Ford Ranger review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Ford Ranger?

The Ford Ranger is a mid-size pickup truck that seats up to five and competes with the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier and Chevrolet Colorado. Unlike the majority of pickups, the Ranger is offered with only one engine: a 270-horsepower, turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder that works with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear- and four-wheel-drive versions are available, and the Ranger is offered in extended-cab and crew-cab form. 

What’s New on the 2021 Ford Ranger?

Truck shoppers who love off-road driving, Ford has been listening to you. There’s a new Tremor Off-Road Package that includes a lifted suspension, upgraded shocks, retuned springs and 32-inch all-terrain tires. There’s also a new STX Special Edition Package.  

What Features in the 2021 Ford Ranger Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seating
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot (subscription required after trial)
  • Automatic emergency braking

Available features include:

  • 17- or 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Remote start
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Navigation
  • Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Rear parking sensors

Should I Buy the 2021 Ford Ranger?

The Ranger may have a dated cabin, but this truck remains competitive in terms of power, performance and fuel economy. As far as trucks go, the Ranger is also very easy to drive and maneuver.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

3.3

New 2021 ranger leaves me stranded with 2300 miles

Bought one off the lot in November 2021. 2021 model. Currently as of May 13 have about 2300 miles on it. Pulled into the driveway and went inside for 5 minutes...came back out and it would not start. Dash dark radio on couldnt shut it off. Tried both sets of keys. Had to have it towed to dealer. I bought a new truck so I would not have to deal with this kind of crap. It's been 2 days and nothing from the dealer. Ford gives you a good line of bull about customer support, dont believe it. 2k miles vehicle should NEVER leave you stranded. Go buy a GMC or a Chevy. Not impressed by ford. This is my first ford in 35 years.

5.0

Solid

Outstanding vehicle. Solid. It feels like it was carved from a single piece of titanium. Great performance. The ecoBoost 2.3 liter is more than adequate.

5.0

Love this truck-iconic silver is beautiful!!!

Perfect truck, I previously had a 2016 Ford 150 Lariat with only 63,000 miles on it. The truck was getting too hard for my wife to get in and out of due to health issues. This truck is just perfect for her. I have had so many compliments on my 2021 Ford Ranger Lariat-is the best color I have had-especially with detailing on it.

See all 28 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Powertrain
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

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