The 2024 Ford Ranger is finally here, and it promises to be far more competitive than the dated Ranger Ford previously sold. Even better, we actually get the Raptor Ranger this time. It may not have a V8, but we’ll take a twin-turbo V6 when it makes 405 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. And now the configurator is live, so you can play around with the Ranger to find the perfect spec just for you.
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Interestingly, if you select the Raptor, there’s really no option. You can add a few accessories, including a bed liner which seems like a necessity, but beyond that it’s just paint and wheels. Ford offers nine paint options on the Raptor, but only three are actual colors. We are in favor of the Shelter Green Metallic, although the Velocity Blue Metallic also looks great. Plus, for an additional $1,495, you can upgrade to bead-lock compatible wheels.
If you upgrade to the regular Ranger lineup, you’ll notice that while Ford has said a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 with 315 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque is an option, it’s not available on the configurator. . If the 2.3-litre isn’t powerful enough for you, you’ll have to wait until “late fall 2023”. Also, the Shelter Green Metallic paint we mentioned earlier appears to be a Raptor exclusive since it’s not an option on the regular Ranger.
The XLT seems to be the most popular trim level, but if you haven’t kept an eye on truck prices lately, you might be shocked at how expensive they are. If you want all-wheel drive on an XLT, you’re looking at a price tag of just under $40,000. Meanwhile, a four-wheel-drive Ranger Lariat only costs about $1,000 less than a Chevrolet Colorado ZR2.
So how would you define your Ranger? Go to the configuratorthen let us know in the comments.