2020 Ford Ranger

Rating7.7

Ranked #11 in Pickup-truck

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Starting MSRP 

$30,635 - $38,675

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Key Spec of 2020 Ford Ranger
fuel economy

20/22/24

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

270 hp @ 5500 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Excellent payload and towing capacities

Mediocre interior quality

New FX2 package

Potent engine

Stiff ride

User-friendly features

Limited standard active safety features

Best reliability

2020 Ford Ranger Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: April 22, 2022

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Reintroduced last, the 2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew is currently on sale and starts at $26,810. It is available in three trims- XL, XLT, and Lariat. All the trims are powered by a 270-hp 2.3L turbo-4 engine that is fuel-efficient by nature and delivers quick acceleration. Its towing capacity is rated at 7,500 pounds while the payload capacity is at 1,860 pounds, both are the best in the segment. 

2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew third-quarter view

The cabin of the Ranger looks outdated but offers plenty of room for five passengers. It also offers several optional packages to upgrade the feature list. The Ranger tops the list in terms of reliability and also gets a decent list of safety features. The Ranger gets tough competition from the likes of the Toyota Tacoma, the Chevy Colorado, and the Honda Ridgeline

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7.7

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Trims

XLT$30,635 onwards

  • 17-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • 3 - 1st row LCD monitor
  • Front Fog/driving lights
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/Satellite

XL$30,970 onwards

  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Driver and passenger Lumbar support

Lariat$34,675 onwards

  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather Seat trim
  • Parking assist


Colors and Styles

2020 Ford Ranger in Shadow Black color
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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The Ranger is a tough customer when you need it to be and a smooth operator when it matters most- CarAndDriver

The Ford Ranger is a very capable midsize pickup truck, great for both leisure driving and working. The vehicle also gets some off-road features, although there isn’t a full-fledged off-road trim yet. It gets just one engine option under the hood but that is powerful enough to get things done. The outdated-looking cabin is spacious and functional too. 

The Ranger is also a top contender in its class for its strong reliability ratings. With a J.D. Power score of 84 out of 100, the Ranger tops the list in the midsize pickup segment. That's not it. The Ranger also has low ownership costs than its archrival, the Colorado. Annually, the true cost to own comes out to be $7, 080, which includes fuel, repair, maintenance, etc. 

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2020 Ford ranger

Buying Advice

The XLT trim has the best value of all the trims present. It adds a SYNC 3 infotainment system, dual-zone automatic climate control, and Ford's CoPilot-360 suite of safety features. If you need features like heated front seats, 8-way power front seats, power-folding exterior mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather steering wheel, 17-inch aluminum wheels, and a remote start, you have to buy the $2,450 Equipment Group Luxury package. 

2020 Ford Ranger Crew Cab three-quarter view
Features
8.0/10

The new Ranger comes with lots of tech features, though not as many as its rivals do- Autolist

The Ford Ranger is available in just three trims which include XL, XLT, and Lariat. The XL trim has a starting price of $26,810 while the top-end Lariat trim carries a price tag of $34,375. Add to this a $1,195 destination charge. Although both RWD and FWD configurations are available, just one 5-foot cargo bed is available for the Crew Cab body style. 

2020 Ford Ranger Crew Cab three-quarter view

Although the entry-level XL trim comes with limited standard features, it is open to some optional packages. The $595 FX2 package adds a locking rear differential and an off-road suspension. It also offers Ford's Co-Pilot360 package that adds lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane keep assist for $625. 

Trim

XL

XLT

Lariat

MSRP (RWD)

$26,810

$30,635

$34,375

MSRP (4WD)

$30,970

$34,635

$38,675

Key Features

16-inch steel wheels Adds/ Upgrades to XL trim Adds/ Upgrades to XLT trim
  Rearview camera Dual-zone automatic climate control Leather upholstery
  Halogen headlamps 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Heated front seats
  Manually-adjustable cloth seats 6-speaker stereo 8-way power front seats
  Wi-Fi hotspot Blind-spot monitoring Front & rear parking sensors
  4-speaker stereo Rear cross-traffic alert LED headlights
  Forward collision warning Lane departure warning 18-inch alloy wheels
  Automatic emergency braking Lane keep assist Push-button start
   

17-inch alloy wheels

Proximity keyless entry
    110V outlet  
    Fog lamps  

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Engine and Performance
8.0/10

On the road, the Ranger drives with all the verve that its spec chart would indicate- Truck Trend

The engine on the Ford Ranger is a rather modest 2.3L turbo inline-4 motor, capable of producing 270 hp and 310 lb-ft. of torque. For a midsize truck, these figures are quite impressive, especially the torque. To harness the power, the Ranger uses an electronic 10-speed automatic transmission, the same as used in the F-150 pickups. Regardless of trims, RWD and AWD configurations are available. When properly equipped, the Ranger can tow as much as 7,500 pounds, which is really impressive. 

2020 Ford Ranger Crew Cab engine

The Ranger is an adept handler as long as you remember you are sitting in a 2-ton-plus automobile. As the driver's seat is quite high, even the tiniest of body roll gets amplified ten times. The bulk can be felt under much at speed and ride quality turns a little bouncy at speed. But the truck never feels out of breath anywhere. You can carry considerable speed into a corner, and the Ranger makes sure you come out alive. With FX2 and FX4 packages on offer, the Ranger is also a capable off-roader. 

2020 Ford Ranger Crew Cab front driving view

Owing to the great engine transmission combo, the Ranger displays the best performance in its class. It pulls from 0-60 MPH in 6.8 seconds and completes the quarter-mile run in about 15.2 seconds. The top speed is limited to 120 MPH. These numbers are really good for a midsize pickup truck. The Ranger is a big and bulky vehicle and hence, its braking abilities are not that impressive. In the brake test, the Ranger achieves a braking distance of 127 feet, which is average for the class. 

Models

2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew

2020 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab 

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

MSRP

$26,810

$33,900 $29,000 $32,115

Engine

2.3L Turbo V6

3.5L V6

3.6L V6 3.5L V6
Drivetrain RWD FWD RWD RWD

Transmission

10-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

Power

270 hp @ 5,500 RPM

280 hp @ 6,000 RPM

308 hp @ 6,800 RPM

278 hp @ 6,000 RPM

Torque

310 lb-ft. @ 3,000 RPM

262 lb-ft. @ 4,700 RPM

275 lb-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

265 lb-ft. @ 4,600 RPM

0-60 MPH 6.8 sec 7.3 sec 7.2 sec 6.8 sec
Quarter Mile 15.2 sec 15.6 sec 15.6 sec 15.2 sec
Top Speed 120 MPH 125 MPH 120 MPH 120 MPH
Towing Capacity 7,500 lbs 5,000 lbs 7,000 lbs 6,800 lbs

The pricey Honda Ridgeline is the slowest contender here and has the lowest towing capacity on offer. Moreover, it is the only FWD vehicle in this segment as well. The powerful Chevy Colorado loses to the Ranger in both performance tests but its towing capacity is good. The Toyota Tacoma acts as a true rival to the Ranger in terms of performance and is the only true off-roader truck, 


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Fuel Economy
9.0/10

The 2020 Ranger is fuel-efficient among mid-size pickups- The Car Connnection

The EPA tested the Ford Ranger and found it to be even more economical than its rivals, which is a massive surprise. The truck returns 21 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway, which is roughly 23 MPG combined. Naturally, the 4WD models reduce the gas mileage by 1 MPG, which is still better than the competition. 

2020 Ford Ranger Crew Cab front view

The Ranger is fitted with a small fuel tank that measures 18 gallons. When filled with regular gas, it offers 414 miles of combined range, 396 miles in the case of 4WD models. When compared with the competition, the Ranger does not stand out and the reason is its small fuel tank. Nevertheless, the Ranger is the most efficient trunk in its class.

Models

2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew

2020 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab 

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

MPG (City)

21

19

18

19

MPG (Highway)

26

26

25

24

MPG (Combined)

23

22

20

21

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallon) 18.0 19.5 21.0 21.1
Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles) 378/468/414 371/507/429 378/525/451 401/506/453

Following the footsteps of the Ranger in terms of efficiency is the Honda Ridgeline with good gas mileage and driving range. The fuel ratings of the Toyota Tacoma and the Chevy Colorado are almost similar. They are not as efficient as the Ranger but their large fuel tanks translate for a better range. 

Interior
7.0/10

Inside, lower-trim trucks suffer from uninspired black plastics, but the top trims get upgraded to richer pieces- CarAndDriver

The Ford Ranger doesn't really have the best quality cabin and feels quite outdated, to be honest. Still, it feels well-built and sturdy. The SuperCrew version can seat up to five people. Only the Lariat model gets leather-trimmed seats while cloth upholstery is standard on the other two trims. Similarly, the Lariat also adds 8-way power front heated seats. The seats are squishy and provide decent comfort. 

2020 Ford Ranger Crew Cab dashboard

In terms of occupant space, a full-grown adult can get easily comfortable in the front row. If you plan on picking or dropping adult guests, you'd really appreciate the space. The legroom at the back is commendable while the headroom is great. There is a little bit of a hump in the middle but it's still workable. The rear seats can be flipped up to reveal some hidden storage areas. 

2020 Ford Ranger Crew Cab infotainment system

One of the main drawbacks of this vehicle is the lack of a standard touchscreen infotainment system. The SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen is available from the XLT model onwards. It features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The interface is quite intuitive though there are some glaring issues. The XL trim comes with four speakers while the other trims add two more speakers. 

Models

2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew

2020 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab 

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

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

39.8/56.7/43.1

40.1/62.0/40.9

41.4/57.5/45.0

39.7/58.3/42.9

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

38.3/56.3/34.5

38.8/61.5/36.7

38.3/56.1/35.8

38.3/58.9/32.6

Cargo Space (cu-ft.)

33.9

33.9

49.9

N/A

The SuperCrew model comes with just a 5-foot bed. This bed offers a cargo space of 33.9 cubic feet, which is decent in its class. There are several in-cabin storage solutions available as well. One area where the Ranger stands out is payload capacity. It has the best-in-class payload capacity of 1,860 pounds. Some other interiors and infotainment features of the Ranger are:

  • Tilt & telescopic multi-function leather steering wheel
  • Cloth & leather upholstery
  • 8-way power front heated seats
  • Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
  • Color-adjustable ambient lighting
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Remote start
  • Proximity keyless entry
  • 8-inch touchscreen with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • 4 & 6-speaker stereo
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Navigation system
Exterior
8.0/10

The new Ford Ranger doesn’t look like a small-scale F-150, its bigger brother and the best-selling vehicle in America- Kelly Blue Book

The Ford Ranger does not have a mini F-150 appearance. Instead, it looks sportier with a more rounded appearance. The grille design is the same but the layout differs for each trim. The Lariat trim adds chrome bars in the middle. Halogen headlamps are standard but the Lariat trim replaces it with LEDs. Fog lamps are available from the XLT onwards but halogen DRLs are kind of disappointing. 

2020 Ford Ranger Crew Cab three-quarter view

With a ground clearance of 8.4 inches, the Ranger is good enough to explore rough terrains. Its overall width is smaller than its rivals which affect the shoulder room on the inside. The Ranger gets 16, 17, and 18-inch alloys, depending on the trim levels. The rear of the Ranger has that classic truck design. Ranger is spelled across the tailgate and you get nice-looking LED taillights. 

Models

2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew

2020 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab 

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,232

4,242

4,251

4,180

Length (in)

210.8

210.0

224.9

212.3

Width (in)

73.3

78.6

74.3

75.2

Height (in)

71.1

70.2

70.7

70.6

Ground Clearance (in)

8.4

7.3

8.1

9.4

Wheelbase (in)

126.8

125.2

140.5

127.4

The Toyota Tacoma is a dedicated off-roader and its 9.4 inches of ground clearance proves this. With a V6, the Chevy Colorado is  only available with a full-size bed and hence, its wheelbase and overall length are greater in measurements. The Honda Ridgeline has the shortest wheelbase which benefits from better handling. Some other exterior features of the Ranger are:

  • LED auto high-beam headlamps
  • Fog lamps
  • LED taillights
  • Puddle lamps
  • Halogen DRLs
  • Power-folding, heated exterior mirrors
  • Chrome grille with active grille sutters
  • LED pickup bed LED lights
  • 16, 17 & 18-inch wheels
  • Black window trim
Safety
9.9/10

Despite some safety-rating shortcomings, this pickup has no shortage of driver assistance features- Autolist

Both NHTSA and IIHS have conducted various crash tests on the Ford Ranger. Five out of five stars were awarded by NHTSA whereas IIHS gave 'Good' ratings in most of the crash tests. A 'Superior' rating was given for its front crash prevention but the headlights were rated 'Marginal'. In conclusion, the Ranger is a safe vehicle. 

2020 Ford Ranger Crew Cab IIHS crash test

Ford has also made sure that the Ranger offers good safety equipment as well. The base XL trim has very limited safety features but the other two trims come with Ford's CoPilot-360 which is a suite of driver-assist features. Besides this, six airbags are installed in the cabin of the Ranger. The list of available safety features are:

  • Rearview camera
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Forward collision warning
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Front & rear parking sensors
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Ford's MyKey
Competition
6.0/10

2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew vs 2020 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

The Honda Ridgeline is a more expensive offering than the Ranger. It is much less capable off-road and has much less towing capacity. The fuel economy is also better in the Ranger. The wider dimensions of the Ridgeline make it feel roomier. It offers a touchscreen infotainment system as standard whereas it's an extra option on the Ranger. On the safety front, the Ridgeline has an upper hand with more standard driver aids.

2020 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew vs 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

Both the Ranger and the Chevrolet Colorado are brilliant vehicles. However, Chevy inches a little ahead in terms of engine options and towing capacity. The main difference on the inside is that the Colorado comes standard with the touchscreen infotainment system. The interior quality of the Colorado seems better when compared. Cargo space is better in the Colorado. However, the Ranger has better payload ratings and more safety features. 

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew cab

2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew vs 2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 

The Toyota Tacoma is an expensive option. It offers a great quality interior and touchscreen infotainment is standard but the legroom is a bit less in the rear row. Both the engines are similarly powered but the Ranger has a better towing capacity and gas mileage. However, the off-road capability is certainly better in the Tacoma. The Tacoma is a step ahead with good reliability and more safety tech as standard. 

2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab
Final Verdict

Ford's re-entry into the mid-size segment may have not been the best, but it certainly created a huge series of ripples in the market. Ford's popularity with the F-series means that they know how to build trucks, and that is one piece of info you can't argue with. Reliability has never been an issue, and neither has service backup, which are two very important things to consider. Overall, the 2020 Ford Ranger is one vehicle that you should definitely consider, and probably keep at the top of your buying list.

2020 Ford Ranger Crew Cab front angle view

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$34675

body style

4dr Crew Cab

engine type
displacement

140 cu in

horse power

270 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

310 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm

transmission

10-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

210.8 in

wheelbase

126.8 in

width

73.3 in

curb weight

4232 lbs

Height

71.1 in

Ground Clearance

8.4 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

97.6 cu ft

cargo volume

51.8 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

20/22/24 mpg

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


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