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Justified Price Increase – Don’t Be Shocked!

The plush new Ford Ranger is just around the corner, and you have the benefit of utilizing the online generate & charge system to customize your own. Compared to its predecessor, the Ranger now comes with a higher opening fee of $32,565 (excluding $1,595 for delivery). Previously, the starting price was an economical $27,400.

It’s worth noting that the majority of the price hike stems from the fact that all 2024 Ford Rangers are now just the SuperCrew body type (eliminating the Super Cab entirely), plus they come with a greater amount of essential safety elements as well as the fashionable STX package which formerly had to be bought as an extra. The latter adds fender imprints, seventeen-inch aluminum rims, a quelled tailgate, LED front lights, fog lamps and superb quality cloth upholstery. As a baseline now, the Ranger comes complete with a ten-inch touch panel, an eight-inch digital screen, keyless access and much more.

Upon release, Ford will only be providing a 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder, featuring a power output of 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft torque. An alternative to it is the 2.7L twin-turbo V6 which can be availed in three trims – XL, XLT, as well as Lariat for an additional fee of $2,195. This specific V6 has a capacity to generate 315 horses along with 400 lb-ft torque, both these engines being coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Except the exclusive Ranger Raptor, all other variants come standard with rear-wheel drive, albeit 4×4, but this will cost you approximately $3,500 depending on the trim selected. Subsequently, if you opt for the top-end SuperCrew with the 4×4 option, then the total comes out to $36,210.

The Ford Ranger XLT has an MSRP of $36,005 ($39,490 with 4×4), and comes equipped with a leather-wrapped shifter, reverse park assist, rearview camera mirror, 400-watt in-bed and in-cab power, wireless charging, remote start, and a Sport Appearance Package featuring 17-inch grey wheels and grey exterior accents. At the top of the range is the Lariat, priced at $43,525 ($47,010 with 4×4). This model adds dual 12-inch displays, LED projector headlights, rain-sensing wipers, a rear power window, active park assist, built-in navigation, B&O audio, a heated steering wheel, and a power driver and passenger seat.

The XLT and Lariat versions can be customized with the Chrome Appearance Package for a mere $215. Moreover, those wanting additional features may choose between the FX4 Off-Road Package ($1,295) and Advanced Towing Package ($2,305). Other extra items are likewise offered, which could allow one to push the price of a Ranger Lariat past the $55,000 mark (without taking into account the alternative V6 motor).

Rather than spending money on all of the dealer-installed extras for our Ranger Lariat, we much prefer splurging on the Raptor model for $55,365. Aside from unique decals, fender flares and the various optional equipment, the only significant upgrade for the Ranger Raptor is the smaller 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels.

The Raptor is outfitted with a bigger 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that produces a formidable 405 horsepower and an impressive 430 pound feet of torque. In terms of power output, it is unmatched among midsize trucks. The most torquey pickup amongst them thus far is only the Toyota Tacoma hybrid.

The Ranger emerges as the most off-road adept model, due to its 33″ tires, bolting front and back axles, Fox Racing shock absorbers, and skid plates. The interior also owns a spruced and brightened touch with orange variants on bolstered leather chairs. When opposed to the Bronco Raptor ($86,080) and F-150 Raptor ($76,775), the Ranger is the most reasonable Raptor model offered by Ford.

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