The next-generation 2023 Ford Ranger pickup truck is currently being tested by Blue Oval. Surprisingly, the newly spotted model sports an atypical Ranger design that appears revamped in some areas. In general, this new generation Ranger will look handsome, more than the previous one. It is a recognizable and one of the most attractive design languages in the segment.
Furthermore, the cabin is modern, and the new Ranger is loaded with various high-tech features. Unfortunately, no detail about the engine is currently available. Many people say it would use the same powertrain as its predecessor. The new pickup truck model comes with a familiar 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 270 horses.
2023 Ranger Spy Photos
The spy images of the 2023 Ford Ranger show some treats on the front fascia. However, most of the vehicle is perfectly camouflaged. Surprisingly, certain parts are visible, so we have some idea of how the new model could look like. For starters, the whole front fascia looks even more appealing, with clearer, more aggressive lines than the existing model.
Overall, the brand-new 2022 Ford Maverick seems to have a similar front-end arrangement. Furthermore, the current Ford Ranger has a leaf spring suspension setup, which could suggest the Tremor package beneath the camouflage.
Interior Changes and Trim Levels
Right now, no one knows what will be different and refreshing inside the cabin. Given that the spied 2023 Ford Ranger model has the same dimensions as the current one, we can assume the same seating configuration. The Ford Ranger will also be available in XL, XLT, and Lariat trim levels, as before. The base Ranger variant has an updated infotainment system, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto phone integrations, Wi-Fi, and a four-speaker sound system.
Moreover, the base trim level offers a standard pre-collision alert feature that identifies cars and pedestrians in front of the vehicle. However, the mid-level Ranger XLT trim is still the better option. Lastly, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen will provide a better interface and quicker response.
Engine Lineup Remains
The same engine would almost certainly fuel the next-next 2023 Ford Ranger. Many people expect the Blue Oval would add some new powertrain option. In addition, hybrid and even plug-in hybrid models are reportedly in the works. The new Ford Ranger is using a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower. This engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
With 7,500 pounds of towing capacity, the Ranger is above its biggest competitors. On the other hand, fuel economy is not one of this pickup’s strong points. It has an EPA rating of 21/26 mpg (RWD), 20/24 mpg (AWD), and 19/19 mpg (Tremor).
2023 Ford Ranger Price, Release Date
The brand-new 2023 Ford Ranger will be available next year. Blue Oval will most likely release it as the 2023MY sometime in the middle of 2022. The most promising news is that some refreshments are taking place, as shown by spy shots.
Pricing is not available at the moment, although it is expected to be significantly higher than before. The current model starts at $30,000. The Ranger will continue to compete with other mid-size trucks such as Toyota Tacoma and Honda Ridgeline.