A Tremor in the Ford: Blue Oval Gives 2021 Ranger the Off-Road Goods
Ford’s Ranger is getting some serious off-road goods for 2021.
No, we don’t mean the Ford Ranger Raptor is finally coming Stateside, although most of us here in TTAC-land would love that. Nah, today we’re talking about a Tremor off-road package for the 2021 Ford Ranger.
What does that all entail? Well, a lifted suspension with Fox 2-inch monotube dampers and rear piggyback reservoirs, coilover front springs with different tuning and rear leaf springs, 32-inch all-terrain tires (Continental General Grabber brand), new wheel lips, hoop steps, a 1-inch wider stance, a painted grille, optional graphics for the hood and body, rear recovery hooks, painted wheels, seats with suede inserts, black interior accents, and a six-switch bank of auxiliary switches.
The lifted suspension and 17-inch wheels bring the ground clearance up 0.8 inches over a base SuperCrew 4×4 to 9.7. Anti-rollbar stiffness has been reduced to improve on-road comfort while also allowing for less “disruption” over the rough stuff.
Other key off-road specs include a 31-degree approach angle, a 26.6-degree departure angle, and a 24.2-degree breakover angle. Those numbers are up 2.7, 1.2, and 1.5 degrees, respectively, over the base SuperCrew 4×4. Front suspension travel is up about one-third of an inch to 6.5 inches and rear suspension about a full inch to 8.1.
There’s a rear locking differential, skid plates, Ford’s Terrain Management System and Trail Control, and a traction-control system that is set to allow for better traction in gravel.
The powertrain remains the same – a 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque and pairs with a 10-speed automatic.
The Tremor Package will set you back $4,290 and all trucks so equipped will be built in Wayne, Michigan. You’ll need a mid-XLT or high-Lariat Ranger in SuperCrew 4×4 layout to select this package.