Once a compact pickup truck, the Ford Ranger disappeared from Ford’s North American vehicle lineup for the 2012 model year—much to the dismay of many Ford drivers. However, a redesigned Ranger resurfaced in 2019 as a midsize pickup truck that better aligns with current consumer demands on the mainstream auto market.

Since it relaunched, the Ford Ranger has become one of the best-selling vehicles in Ford’s lineup. If you’re wondering what it is that makes this midsize pickup truck from Ford so special, here are 5 reasons why Ford drivers love the newest 2020 Ford Ranger. 

  1. Power and a Smooth Ride 

The 2020 Ford Ranger is easy and fun to drive. Every Ranger model is equipped with a 2.3-L EcoBoost engine that features Auto Start-Stop technology for added safety and convenience. This turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivers 270 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission is paired with the 2.3-L EcoBoost engine in every Ranger model to ensure a smooth ride for both drivers and passengers alike.

new ford ranger interior

new ford ranger interior

The newest Ranger model is built for functionality and performs very well on a variety of different terrains. This durable midsize pickup truck also has an impressive in-class maximum towing capacity of 3,500 lbs., and is designed to carry cargo over a wide variety of different terrains. It is equipped with four drive modes that are designed to maximize drive performance on normal terrains, grass/gravel/snow, mud/ruts, and sand respectively. 

  1. Impressive Fuel Efficiency 

Pickup trucks are not traditionally renowned for their fuel efficiency on the road. With that being said, shifting consumer demands and a higher emphasis on eco-friendliness in the auto industry have placed a heavier focus on the advancement of fuel efficiency in all vehicle models—pickup trucks included. 

The newest Ford Ranger does not disappoint in terms of fuel efficiency. It offers an estimated gas mileage of 21 MPG on city streets and 26 MPG on the highway with a fuel tank that lasts an average of 200 miles. 

  1. User-Friendly Interior 

When it comes to both general controls and infotainment, the newest Ford Ranger is very user-friendly. It’s easy to figure out how to operate the Ranger and a smooth ride is easy to achieve in this midsize pickup model, even if you have little to no experience operating a pickup truck. 

The interior of the newest Ford Ranger is comfortable and spacious with a design that is clean and simple in the best possible way. This midsize pickup truck is equipped with an advanced infotainment system that comes as an available feature in the 2020 Ranger’s higher trim levels. This infotainment system includes an 8.0-inch touchscreen display that is built into the center console of the Ranger and comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. An integrated navigation system and a 10-speaker premium Bose audio system are also available options for the user-friendly interior of the 2020 Ford Ranger. 

  1. Customization Options 

The 2020 Ford Ranger is completely customizable. It is available in several different trim levels with a variety of features that come as available add-on options for the newest Ranger. 

Available in three different trim levels, the Ford Ranger offers viable options for drivers who have a wide range of budgets and priorities in mind when it comes to buying a new car. The three trim levels of the 2020 Ford Ranger are the base-model XL, the XLT, and the Lariat. These trim levels allow you to customize your Ranger model to meet your personal needs, preferences, and budget. 

  1. Affordable Price Point 

When compared with other pickup trucks of similar quality within its vehicle class, the 2020 Ford Ranger comes at a very affordable price point. 

The price of the newest Ford Ranger varies greatly depending on the trim level and add-on options you choose for your Ranger model. The base-model 2020 Ranger XL comes with a starting price of just $24,410 and can be leased for as little as $230 per month. The next highest trim level—the 2020 Ranger XLT—comes at a starting price of $28,460 and can be leased for $270 per month. The 2020 Ranger’s top trim level—the Ranger Lariat—is available starting from $32,500 with a minimum monthly leasing cost of just over $300. 

The newest Ford Ranger is a high-performing midsize pickup truck that impresses in virtually every category, from power to durability to convenience. If you’re in the market for a pickup truck, the 2020 Ford Ranger will not disappoint.