Ford’s 2021 Ranger configurator is live – including the new Tremor Package.
It’s a new year, and you know what that means — time for a new batch of trucks. The 2021 Ford Ranger hasn’t seen many changes (a new one may arrive later next year), but one notable addition is the off-road-focused Tremor Package. That option takes after its bigger Super Duty and F-150 siblings, offering a stepping stone from your run-of-the-mill FX4. Overall, the new year’s Ranger did see a price hike, with base models starting at $26,015 (up about $710 from 2020). The Tremor, for its part, starts at $41,900, as it’s only available in SuperCrew configuration on XLT or Lariat trims.
Building the least expensive Tremor
There are a few caveats you need to keep in mind if you’re wanting to build a Tremor yourself. On either the XLT or Lariat (4×4 SuperCrew, naturally), the package itself adds $4,290. For that, you get the following equipment:
- Suspension lift with unique springs and FOX 2.0 shocks
- Wheels and 32-inch Continental General Grabber ATX tires.
- Fender flares
- Tremor seats
- Six auxiliary switches
- Side steps
- Optional exterior graphics
But wait! You’re not done there, because Ford requires you to bundle the Tremor with its higher-level options package (301A on the XLT; 501A on the Lariat). With the XLT 301A package, you get things like reverse parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a 110V conventional power outlet for an additional $1,670. In total, building the least expensive XLT Tremor comes out to that $41,900 figure.
Lariat offers the most “luxurious” choice, but is it worth the cost?
The Ranger Lariat Tremor, on the other hand, is more like $46,275. Both of these prices strictly take into account the Tremor package as well as the options package Ford requires, but no other options. On the Lariat, bundling in the 501A equipment group with the Tremor package adds the Technology Package (adaptive cruise control, navigation and Ford’s forward sensing system); a B&O HD sound system, rain-sensing wipers and remote start. You can still add the $495 Trailer Tow Package to the Ranger Tremor.
Fortunately, that’s more or less where the options list ends for the Ranger Tremor. Each version offers up the most well-equipped version you can get (in each trim, that is), and packages in most of the appearance options you’d otherwise be able to choose if you picked an FX4 or one of the minor appearance packages.
In a low to mid $40,000 price bracket, the Ranger Tremor is priced around the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon and the (manual) Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. It’s a bit cheaper than both if you pick the XLT, but the Lariat is more expensive than both those rivals (at least before options).