As we get through the current state of our “interesting” economy spawned by the COVID pandemic, automotive manufacturers are utilizing creative ways to attract buyers, and some have started to focus on some down-market products such as smaller trucks. For those who don’t need the capabilities of a full-size truck, there’s the midsize segment featuring vehicles like the new Ford Ranger that I recently had an opportunity to check out.
The 2021 Ford Ranger, receiving a few new features for the model year since its return in 2019. For 2021, the Ford Ranger gets an available Tremor off-road package found on my Cyber Orange-painted test vehicle. Expanding the options list for the Ford Ranger is a good move considering the Ranger can now be a more capable vehicle similar to full-size offerings.
All Ford Rangers being powered by a 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine keeps things simple but also brings a decent powertrain to the table with 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The engine in the Ford Ranger feels more potent than it does on paper, partly thanks to the 10-speed automatic transmission with the proper gearing to get the Ranger up to speed quickly and have enough grunt to tow up to 7,500 pounds or load up the truck with up to 1,860 pounds for its max payload. When you’re driving alone without towing or an extra load in the 5-foot bed you will be able to get up to 60 mph in about 6.8 seconds, one of the quickest vehicles for its class. Moreover, the 310 lb-ft of torque is a best-in-class figure helping the Ranger tow a decent amount and perform well on the road and off-road. Also, without a load, the Ranger SuperCrew with the Tremor package will sip fuel a bit more than other trims without the off-roading add-ons. Interestingly, the Ranger Tremor gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city and matching 19 mpg highway.
By: Malcolm Hogan
Title: 2021 Ford Ranger SuperCrew 4×4 Tremor Review & Test Drive
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/74893/2021-ford-ranger-supercrew-4×4-tremor-review-test-drive
Published Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2021 12:15:59 +0000
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