Performance & Details of 2023 Ford Ranger
2023 Ford Ranger is the American Marque’s redesigned mid-sized pickup truck for the 2023 model year. Its bolder front-end styling is adopted and inspired by the larger F-150 sibling. While Ford has said that the new Ranger will be available with a turbodiesel V6 in some markets. But we expect the American version will be powered by the same turbocharged 2.3-Liter four-cylinder engine as the outgoing model with rear-wheel drive as standard. A four-wheel drive system is optional, and we also expect to see a hybrid powertrain option join the lineup too. But the most exciting thing is the prospect of a high-performance Raptor variant. There will be two distinct body styles: a four-door crew cab and an extended cab model with two rear half-doors. The cabin also receives a minor revamp, featuring a large, vertically-oriented infotainment system similar to what’s found in the Edge SUV.
This next-gen Ranger will be all-new and expected to go on sale in 2022 as a 2023 model. The outgoing model is capable of towing up to 7500 pounds, which puts it near to its class for mid-size pickups. Expect the new model to offer a similar capability. Inside, the Ranger’s cabin receives a modern look with an available digital gauge display, textured dashboard trim, and honey-comb patterned air vents. Most of the truck’s various controls and buttons have been digitized and are now part of the infotainment system.
Engine & Performance
While Ford could play games of switching, we think the new Ranger will come with the same turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder as the outgoing model. From a perspective, this engine has enough power to hustle the mid-size truck around the town, and we don’t expect that to change with the new model. The carmaker says it will offer a turbodiesel V6 in other markets but don’t keep your hopes up thinking that it will make its way to North America. A variety of transmissions are available, this includes a six-speed manual and a 10-speed automatic. But from rumors, Ford will stick with the 10-speed as standard equipment on Rangers in the U.S. The truck is available with a Terrain Management System that tweaks things like engine responsiveness and transmission gearing optimizing the truck’s performance on various types of terrain.
Fuel Economy Of 2023 Ford Ranger
|2023 Ford Ranger Mileage||City||Highway|
|RWD||21 mpg||26 mpg|
|AWD||20 mpg||24 mpg|
The EPA has rated the rear-wheel drive Ranger to earn up to 21 mpg city and 26 on the highway. The all-wheel-drive version has been estimated as high as 20 mpg city and 24 highway, but the Tremor model sees ratings drop to 19 mpg. The third rear-wheel drive version achieves 25 mpg in highway testing.
|2023 Ford Ranger Dimensions|
|Cargo Volume||51.8 cu. ft.|
A large 10.1-inch infotainment display is standard across the lineup for 2023. And buyers with a love for tech can upgrade to an even bigger, vertically-oriented 12.1-inch screen. Ford’s latest Sync 4 interface runs on both and provides access to the various controls, including activating a new zone-lighting feature.
All Prices of 2023 Ford Ranger
|2023 Ford Ranger Trims||Price (USD)|
As the brand hasn’t released more details about the new Ranger’s pricing or its standard and optional features, we can’t make a recommendation on which one is the best value. But we’d suggest the roomier crew cab model for anyone who’s planning on using the rear seat for hauling passengers.
Drivetrain, 1/4 Mile, Acceleration & Top-Speed of Ford Ranger
|2023 Ford Ranger Specifications||Specs|
|0-60 MPH||6.5 sec|
|0-100 MPH||17.6 sec|
|1/4 Mile||15.0 sec|