We waited long enough! The new generation U.S.-spec 2024 Ford Ranger is finally unveiled to the world. You may be surprised what it had and does not have! Let’s dig in!
This article is focused on the standard 2024 Ford Ranger lineup. Ford is also bringing the Ranger Raptor off-road top-of-the-line truck to the United States. We have a separate Ranger Raptor deep dive video and article coming up tomorrow on www.TFLoffroad.com.
The new Ranger has an updated frame with a wider front section to accommodate two V6 twin-turbo engines. The new Ranger has a wheelbase that is nearly two inches longer than before. All of this gain was achieved by moving the front axle forward. The new truck’s track is also about two inches wider than before. This creates a more stable platform and a better approach angle in the front. Ford engineers kept the rear leaf springs, but they moved the rear shocks outside the frame for all 2024 Ford Ranger trim levels.
2024 Ford Ranger XL / STX
The new 2024 U.S. Ford Ranger will only be available as a crew cab with a short 5-foot bed. This appears to be a new trend. The all-new 2023 Chevy Colorado also simplified its lineup to solely include a crew cab short bed configuration.
Here is how the new Ranger compares to some of its most popular competitors. The all-new 2024 Toyota Tacoma is not officially unveiled yet, but it will be on May 19th, 2023. Please come back to TFLtruck for all the details on the new pickup trucks.
|2024 Ford Ranger||2023 Toyota Tacoma||2023 Chevy Colorado||2023 Jeep Gladiator|
|Power||Up to 315 hp||Up to 278 hp||Up to 310 hp||Up to 285 hp|
|Torque||Up to 400 lb-ft||Up to 265 lb-ft||Up to 430 lb-ft||Up to 260 lb-ft|
|Fuel Capacity||18.0 gal||21.1 gal||21.5 gal||22.0 gal|
|Wheelbase||128.7 in||127.4 in||131.4 in||137.3 in|
|Turning Circle||42.5 ft||40.6 ft||?||44.5 ft|
|Max Towing||7,500 lbs||6,800 lbs||7,700 lbs||7,650 lbs|
2024 Ford Ranger XLT Sport FX4
The new American Ford Ranger will offer a choice of three turbocharged gasoline engines: a 2.3-liter turbo I4 (that is available now), a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 (that is also in the Ford Bronco & Ford F-150), and a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 in the Ranger Raptor (that is also in the Bronco Raptor).
Here are the power levels:
|2.3L I4 Turbo||270 hp||310 lb-ft|
|2.7L V6 TT||315 hp||400 lb-ft|
|3.0L V6 TT||405 hp||430 lb-ft|
All engines will be mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Ford is not planning to offer a 7-speed manual transmission or any other manual transmission in the new Ranger. If you would like a manual transmission in the Ranger, please let Ford know either directly (or in this comment section).
There is no word of a Ranger Hybrid or any other powertrain at this time.
Here is a more detailed look at how the new Ford Ranger compares to its predecessor.
|New 2024 Ford Ranger||Old 2023 Ford Ranger|
|Cabs||Crew Cab||Extended & Crew Cabs|
|Trims||XL, XLT, Lariat, & Raptor||XL, XLT, Tremor, & Lariat|
|Wheelbase||128.7 in (+1.9)||126.8 in|
|Track Width||63.8 in (+2.2)||61.4 in|
|Engines||Three Engines (+2)||One Engine|
|Transmissions||10-speed Auto||10-speed Auto|
|Max Payload||1,805 lbs (-55)||1,860 lbs|
|Max Towing||7,500 lbs||7,500 lbs|
|Curb Weight||4,203 lbs (+58)||4,145 lbs|
|Turning Circle||42.5 ft||42.5 ft|
|Approach Ang.||29.2 deg (+1.3)||27.9 deg|
|Departure Ang.||25.8 deg (+0.6)||25.2 deg|
|Breakover Ang.||21.8 deg (+0.3)||21.5 deg|
2024 Ford Ranger Lariat
The 2024 Ford Ranger crew cab 2WD will go on sale in late summer of 2023 at a starting price of $34,160. This is a $3,080 increase over the outgoing Ford Ranger crew cab 2WD. This is a pretty hefty price increase, but the new Ranger offers more comfort, interior utility, and driver assistance technologies.
We do not have a full price breakdown at this time.
Join the video below as I show you a new 2024 Ford Ranger XL with an STX package.