The 4th Generation Ford Ranger made a long awaited comeback in 2019 after an eight-year hiatus. After spending a week in the 2020 Supercrew 4X4 Lariat version I can see why. In my opinion, Ford did an amazing job on this midsize truck.
The highlights are the maneuverability and acceleration. This is a fun truck to drive and it’s easy to steer. The Supercrew has plenty of room for passengers and the Lariat leather seats were comfortable.This would have been great to take on a road trip or camping. The interior design is nicely done and intuitive in the sense that everything is easy to find.
This truck has plenty of power and if you are in the market for a mid size truck, this should be on the list to test drive. For me, the truck was the perfect height and the steering was responsive. I couldn’t believe how quick it accelerated. Ford seems to have put a lot of effort into the handling and engine performance. The bottom line is it’s comfortable to drive on long journeys or as a daily driver and at the estimated 21 city/26 Hwy MPG it’s good on gas considering the power and acceleration.
The interior is clean and the overall design was well planned. The gauges are easy to read and you can access driver info easily on the steering wheel. The center console has the shifter, start/stop button and a large button to turn on the trailer tow package, and you can also turn off the parking sensors and traction control.There are two USB ports and two 12-volt power outlets conveniently located there as well.
The center dash features an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Sync 3 infotainment, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and satellite radio, dual-zone climate control, You have a lot of options with apps and vehicle settings at your fingertips. It’s really intuitive and easy to use.
I am over 6 feet tall, there is plenty of headroom, legroom and the seats are comfortable.
My test vehicle had the Race Red exterior paint and it was a real beauty. The exterior of the Ford Ranger looks tough and has a good size grill, The headlights flow nicely into the front design of the truck. It appears as if Ford designed the Ranger to stand on its own versus just a smaller version of the F150. It’s got plenty of ground clearance and the Supercrew with 4 Full sized doors adds some bulk to the overall look and feel of the truck.
Power train / Engine
Rangers come standard with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine that is connected to a 10-speed automatic. Together they put out 270-horses and 310-pound feet of torque. You have the choice of a two-wheel drive or a 4-wheel drive.
I was surprised at the power and acceleration Ford achieved with a 4-cylinder engine. The version I had also has a 7,500 lb towing capacity which is a lot considering its size.
There is a lot of competition in the mid-size truck category and I think The 2020 Ford Ranger Supercrew 4X4 Lariat punches way above its weight. Loyal Ford customers will love this truck and it should to be on the list if you are in the market for a mid size pickup truck. Starting at $32,500 MSRP there are a lot of options for the Ford Ranger. For full specs and details you can visit the link below.