The Ranger is a midsize pickup truck that stands out in Ford’s vehicle lineup. Aside from being one of the best midsize pickups in Ford’s current lineup, the newest Ranger also has a lot to offer even when compared with other midsize pickup trucks from different automakers within its vehicle class. 

If you’re in the market for a new midsize pickup truck that offers high drive performance and plenty of power, consider the newest Ford Ranger model. From multiple customizable options to impressive off-roading capabilities and beyond, here are 5 reasons why you’ll be a fan of the 2020 Ford Ranger. 

  1. Customizable Options 

The 2020 Ford Ranger is almost entirely customizable. Ranger buyers can choose between two configurations—SuperCab and SuperCrew—and either two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive. 

The newest Ranger model is also available in three different trim levels: the base-level Ranger XL, the Ranger XLT, and the highest-trim-level Ranger Lariat. The base-level 2020 Ranger XL comes with a wide range of amenities, including a host of advanced safety and driver-assistance features as standard. However, the Ranger Lariat also comes with special added amenities, such as a premium B&O sound system, heated seats, LED head and tail lights, etc. 

  1. Powerful and Eco-Friendly 

The 2020 Ford Ranger is equipped with an enviable drivetrain that elevates it above other midsize pickup trucks within its vehicle class. The Ranger’s engine is a turbocharged 2.3-L EcoBoost engine that delivers 270 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission that offers easy handling and control and a smooth ride for both drivers and passengers alike. The Ranger also offers best-in-class payload and torque. It delivers an impressive maximum towing capacity of up to 7,500 pounds at a time. 

Amazingly, the 2020 Ranger also rivals others in its class in terms of efficiency. All three of its available trim levels for 2020 reach an average of 21 MPG on city streets and 26 MPG on the highway. While this gas mileage doesn’t come close to that of crossover and compact vehicles on the modern auto market, it is definitely competitive when compared with the mileage of other midsize pickup trucks within the Ranger’s vehicle class. 

  1. Style Matches Capability 

The bold, athletic exterior and interior styling of the 2020 Ford Ranger matches this all-new midsize pickup truck’s impressive capability on the road. 

The newest Ford Ranger sports an athletic body with a raked grille and windshield. These athletic features aren’t just boldly stylish; they are also functional, serving to improve the aerodynamics of the all-new Ranger and ensure a quieter in-cabin experience for both drivers and passengers. 

  1. Ready for Off-Roading 

The Ford Ranger is amazingly equipped for off-roading successfully over a wide range of rough terrains. Its capability as an off-roading vehicle is impressive for any vehicle but is especially impressive among smaller midsize pickup trucks.

2020 ford ranger off road

2020 ford ranger off-road

When paired with the optional FX4 Off-Road Package, the 2020 Ford Ranger is equipped with a Terrain Management System. This system offers four different drive modes that are designed specifically for driving on normal terrains; grass, gravel, and snow; mud and ruts; and sand respectively. 

The FX4 Off-Road Package is even equipped with Trail Control, a driver-activated cruise control system that is designed specifically for off-roading. The all-new Ranger also offers an optional electronic-locking rear differential that completely locks the axle at both wheels to enhance traction and driveability on rougher terrains. 

  1. Standard Driver-Assistance Tech 

Many high-tech safety features and advanced driver-assistance features come standard on every model of the 2020 Ford Ranger. 

The newest Ford Ranger comes with Ford Co-Pilot360 as standard. The Co-Pilot360 system offers a variety of advanced safety and driver-assistance features. The most notable of these features include a blind spot information system, a lane-keeping system, cross-traffic alert, pre-collision assist, automatic emergency braking, and a built-in rearview camera for better visibility. 

The 2020 Ford Ranger is an all-around high-performing vehicle. This midsize pickup truck has emerged as a leader in its vehicle class with best-in-class payload and torque, impressive safety tech and driver-assistant features, and an upscale look and feel that extends even to the base-level Ranger model.