2023 Ford Ranger News, PHEV Version Reportedly in the Works

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2023 Ford Ranger

The upcoming 2023 Ford Ranger is a midsize pickup truck that will receive some small modifications. This model is one of the best in the market, offering a beautiful and compact design. Also, it comes with a modern and spacious cabin, providing enough room for every passenger. For 2023, we should expect better styling and even more technology inside. Long story short, Ranger has a rich history and is one of Blue Oval’s best selling models, after F-150.

As before, it comes in two cab sizes, and two-bed lengths with limited configurations. Also, the new Tremor Off-Road package is available as well, and is specialized with a new Fox suspension, Continental General Grabber all-terrain tires, and a 6-switch auxiliary power bank for winches.

2023 Ford Ranger Exterior

The 2023 Ford Ranger is smaller by a few inches from the F-150. If you didn’t know, its bigger brother is the best-selling vehicle in the United States. However, compared these trucks, the Ranger has its own identity. It comes with attractive styling that features a hexagonal grille, slightly slanted headlights, and an athletic stance.

Also, the Ranger is available in the form of SuperCab with a pair of rear-hinged half doors and the SuperCrew with a couple of standard rear doors. Many customizations are available, and Ford Ranger’s design will vary. One of the most favorites is a Black appearance package that is available on XLT and Lariat trims. This package contains an attractive grille painted in black, 18-inch alloy wheels, and new paint choices Cactus Gray, Carbonized Gray, Cyber Orange, and Velocity Blue. Tremor Off-Road package is one of the most selling. This trim features a new Fox suspension, all-terrain tires, and a 6-switch auxiliary power bank for winches, lights, etc.

2023 Ford Ranger cabin

More Modern Cabin

The cabin of the 2023 Ford Ranger is staunchly modern. This pickup truck comes with the same layout allowing enough room for four or five people. Like before, the Ranger is available in trims levels XL, XLT, and Lariat. The most basic form includes many features like the audio system with a 4-speaker AM/FM, automatic climate control, and a great infotainment system.

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However, the optional STX package adds some nicer materials and a more responsive 8-inch infotainment touchscreen. All trims are available with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration. However, Lariat is the most expensive and it offers leather upholstery, heated/power-adjustable front seats, push-button start, and many goodies.

2023 Ford Ranger engine

2023 Ford Ranger Powertrain

Like the current model, the new 2023 Ford Ranger will most likely use the same engine. That means we could once again see the same turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that generates a healthy 270 horsepower. Thanks to this engine, the Ford Ranger fuel economy is near best-in-class. This truck delivers EPA city/highway fuel economy of 21/26 mpg (RWD), 20/24 mpg (AWD). As you can see, it’s available with RWD as standard, while AWD is optional.

Plug-In Hybrid Rumor

According to the publication, the new model will also get a brand new plug-in hybrid powertrain. From information that we got, it will use a 2.3-liter turbocharged engine mated to a electric motor for a combined output of 362 horsepower (270 kilowatts) and 502 pound-feet (680 Newton-meters) of torque. Interestly, this engine will be mated to a new 10 speed automatic transmission.

2023 Ford Ranger rear

How Much Does the 2023 Ford Ranger Cost?

The 2023 Ford Ranger entry-level XL SuperCab has an (MSRP) of $24,820, while XLT that is mid-trim costs around $4,000 more. However, Ranger Lariat SuperCrew 4×4 can exceed the price of $46,000. According to Blue Oval, all models will be available to purchase sometime next year. Compared to trucks in the same segment, the Ranger’s starting price ranges as the Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, and the redesigned Nissan Frontier.

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