Meet The 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor

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It's the most off-road capable Ranger yet.

It may have taken some time but Ford has delivered the goods. Introducing the Ford Ranger Tremor Off-Road Package which goes beyond the FX2 and FX4 Off-Road Packs in numerous ways. According to Ford, the Ranger Tremor is the most-capable factory-build mid-size truck it's ever sold in the US. Let's talk about features.

The Blue Oval started off with a lifted suspension and tacked on redesigned front knuckles before wrapping 32-inch Continental all-terrain tires on new 17-inch Magnetic-painted wheels. There's now a total of 9.7 inches of ground clearance which translates to 0.8 inches more than the base Ranger SuperCrew 4x4.

Off-road enthusiasts will also be pleased to find Fox 2.0 monotube dampers, specially-tuned shocks capable of supporting vehicle control when hitting the dirt, and re-tuned front and rear springs for even better off-road composure.

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Engineers also reduced anti-roll bar stiffness and added a multi-leaf rear spring setup. Compared to base models, the Ranger Tremor's front suspension travel has been increased to 6.5 inches while the rear increases to 8.1 inches. The truck's approach, departure, and breakover angles have all been improved over the base SuperCrew 4x4's figures.

Additional must-have off-road new items include a frame-mounted steel front bash plate and underbody skit plates, rear locking differential, and a Terrain Management System with four driving modes and Trail Control. The traction control system has also been recalibrated for enhanced acceleration and traction on gravely surfaces.

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The exterior boasts two recovery hooks front and rear and new hood steps provide a cool off-road look. Ford says the Ranger Tremor has the same 1,430-pound payload capacity and available 7,500-pound maximum towing capacity as the regular model. As further proof of its off-road cred, owners can control things like winches, lights, and air compressors with a new six-switch auxiliary power bank mounted to the dash.

The interior boasts black accents, suede inserts, and "Tremor" stitched into the seatbacks. A Magnetic-painted surround with black bars running across the middle and red nostrils in the corners is found on the exterior, along with special badging.

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Under the hood lies the familiar 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbo-four with 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission and standard 4x4 with an electronic locking rear diff. The Tremor Off-Road Package, a $4,290 option, can be had on the mid-range XLT and Lariat trims with the SuperCrew 4x4 configuration.

2021 Ford Ranger production is due to kick off early next year.

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