The 2021 Ford Ranger is a great pickup truck that combines a powerful engine and capable handling with excellent technology features and plenty of customization options.
Drivers in Hamilton, Madison, and Morrisville can learn all about the new pickup truck with this in-depth 2021 Ford Ranger review from Friendly Ford of Hamilton.
The sole engine option is a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 310 lb-ft of torque and 270 horsepower. A 10-speed automatic transmission is standard, which shuttles power to all four wheels or the rear wheels. This engine delivers confident power for highway passing and merging or towing and hauling.
Despite its work persona, the Ranger offers an exciting ride with balance and composure. Passengers won’t be disturbed by road imperfections, thanks to the cushioned suspension that absorbs broken pavement. Several off-road trims are available for the Ranger, giving you capability features like a terrain management system with customizable modes, special off-road tires, and an off-road-tuned suspension. The tow rating for the Ranger is 7,500 pounds.
The Ranger seats four people in cloth seats in the extended-cab model. With the SuperCrew crew-cab model, you’ll have seating for five. The front seats are roomy and comfortable, and passengers have ample headroom and legroom in the rear. You can enhance the interior with available features like leather, heated seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Depending on the configuration, the Ranger can be equipped with a 5-foot bed or a 6-foot bed. The payload rating is between 1,560 and 1,860 pounds. You’ll have plentiful small storage spaces in the cabin for storing documents and wallets. There’s also a Bed Utility package, which adds a 12-volt power outlet in the bed and a drop-in bed liner.
The purpose-built base model of the Ranger comes with a display screen and the SYNC® interface with voice commands and Bluetooth connectivity. You’ll also have a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. The upgraded system is the available SYNC® 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, which comes with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone connectivity, a feature that syncs with your phone for on-the-go information and entertainment. Premium sound, HD radio, satellite radio, and a built-in navigation system are available.
Ford’s MyKey feature is standard, which lets you establish a speed limit and volume limit for the sound system to minimize distraction in teen drivers. Forward collision with automatic emergency braking is also included, which sends a warning for possible collisions and applies the brakes automatically. Parking sensors, lane-keep assist, and rear cross-traffic alert are optional.
With its impressive performance and capability, well-designed interior, and a long list of safety and technology options, the 2021 Ranger has everything you could want from a pickup truck.
Drivers in Hamilton, Madison, and Morrisville can check out the entire 2021 Ford Ranger lineup in person when they visit Friendly Ford of Hamilton. Call or head into our showroom soon to browse our inventory and take your Ranger test drive!