The EPA lists the fuel economy estimates for the 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor 4×4 trucks at 19 MPG city / 19 MPG highway and 19 MPG combined. The Ranger Tremor is currently the most off-road capable truck in the lineup. It offers a slight suspension lift, unique shocks, larger all-terrain tires, and an improved approach angle. All this improves the truck’s off-road ability as we recently showed in a head-to-head off-road comparison (video embedded below).
The Ranger Tremor shares the same powertrain with the other versions of the Ranger. It’s a 2.3-liter turbocharged I4 engine that is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. This offers 275 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. As you have guessed, Tremor’s off-road attributes decrease its fuel economy.
Here is how the Ford Ranger Tremor fuel economy estimates compare to the regular Ranger and to the competition from Chevrolet.
As you can see, the Ranger Tremor’s combined rating is 3 MPG lower than that of a standard Ranger 4×4. The story is much the same when you compare the Chevy Colorado ZR2 gas V6 to a standard Chevy Colorado 4×4 with the same engine. The ZR2 combined estimate goes down by 2 MPG. The Chevy Colorado also offers a turbo-diesel engine for those who are looking for greater efficiency and total driving range.
The new specialty off-road packages bring tremendous go-anywhere capability, but it comes with a significantly lower efficiency. We are very glad that manufactures like Ford and General Motors work with the government to list and communicate MPG rating for these unique truck models.