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Ford Ranger News

Ford Ranger News

Get the latest news and photos of the Ford Ranger. On this section of Torque News you can also find out the new Ford Ranger's release date and all the news-buzz on the available engines, towing capacity, specs, pricing and more.

By Marc Stern on February 15, 2024 - 9:38PM
Some might call it a puzzlement but it isn’t. When you put out a solid product like the new-gen Ford Ranger, the product takes on new qualities that might not be appreciated.
By Marc Stern on January 19, 2024 - 7:26PM
Ford plans to add 900 Workers To build Popular Bronco and Bronco Raptor and Ranger and Ranger Raptor to meet demand.
By Timothy Boyer on January 19, 2024 - 10:37AM
Here are the pickup truck models and years you should be looking for when it comes to a proven history of reliability.
By Marc Stern on December 20, 2023 - 9:03PM
A lot of people are looking closely at the F-150 Raptor R. Let's see what's changed and what's new in 2024 for this truck.
By Marc Stern on December 18, 2023 - 9:36PM
It looks like it would be an all-Ford show in the KBB awards list. But, Toyota’s Tacoma spoiled it
By Marc Stern on December 7, 2023 - 12:59PM
Ford’s Ranger Raptor has better off-road control and comfort.
By Timothy Boyer on October 14, 2023 - 11:39PM
Looking to buy a new truck or car, but not sure which deals are good, and which are bad? Here’s a recently updated list from Consumer Reports analysts who say that these are the worst deals on new trucks and cars right now.
By Justin Hart on September 22, 2023 - 3:26AM
Ford has confirmed the early 2025 delivery of their Ranger pick-up truck in plug-in hybrid (PHEV) form. The European, Australian, and UK markets get the new PHEV pick-up first, but might Ford bring it to the US too?
By Marc Stern on June 27, 2023 - 3:51PM
Ford, which has been participating in some of the off-roading's toughest venues, has a big challenge to go, the Dakar Rally which is a test of man and machine in the deserts of Saudi Arabia, will take on the "big one" in the next couple of years. It is developing a tougher extreme Ranger T1+ specifically for the challenge.
By Marc Stern on May 12, 2023 - 4:27PM
It has taken years and many calls from Ford Ranger enthusiasts to bring a new version of the Ranger, the Raptor, from overseas. The powerful Ranger Raptor has been available overseas for years and enthusiasts have waged battles to get it here.
By Marc Stern on May 8, 2023 - 3:48PM
In another of the many continuing chapters of the Takata airbag recall and scandal, Ford has announced it is recalling 232,000 2004-2006 Ranger pickups to replace improperly installed front airbag inflators.
By Marc Stern on March 6, 2023 - 3:43PM
For over a decade, the Takata airbag recall has continued making it the largest and longest recall in vehicle history. Though many automakers have recalled and repaired vehicles seemingly successfully, some automakers, like Ford, have re-recalled some of the repaired vehicles to be fixed again. The 2004-2006 Ford Ranger is one of them.
By John Goreham on February 22, 2023 - 3:04PM
Here are the reasons a seasoned car tester finds the Maverick so appealing.
By Marc Stern on December 23, 2022 - 4:10PM
With all of the notoriety, spot programs, and continuing recalls, the Takata airbag safety recalls continue to impact drivers more than 10 years in. Just last month, Stellantis and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged the owners of many models made by the automaker to park them until the repairs were made. Few have done so.
By Marc Stern on October 28, 2022 - 2:43PM
Although it was the second Ford Super Duty intro of the last couple of months, the automaker showed that its heavy-duty trucks are triple winners of the best-in-class.
By Marc Stern on October 20, 2022 - 11:51AM
There's a lot to be said for seeing and seizing opportunities. Time and again, recently Ford has taken a look at its lineup and has added off-road variants that are hugely popular. The mid-sized Ranger Raptor is one example as is the Bronco Raptor. Even the staid SUV, the Explorer, has an off-roading option, the Timberline. Ford has done it again with its tease of the upcoming van for off-roaders, the Transit Trail Van.
By Armen Hareyan on October 2, 2022 - 12:09AM
Both the Toyota Tacoma and Ford Ranger trucks are very competitive in the countries where they are sold. Let's look at the strongest points of the most complete variants of these pickup trucks from Toyota and Ford.
By Marc Stern on August 5, 2022 - 4:54PM
The ongoing Takata exploding airbag safety recall claimed another victim last month as a young driver from Pensacola, Florida, was killed by an exploding airbag housing. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the relatively minor traffic accident turned fatal when the airbag housing exploded, striking the driver with shrapnel from the airbag housing.
By Marc Stern on July 7, 2022 - 4:01PM
Ford has recalled about 63,000 Bronco SUVs and Ranger intermediate pickups to repair a problem with windshield bonding.
By Marc Stern on April 20, 2022 - 1:16PM
For a long time, Ford car and truck owners have looked wistfully at other parts of the world as various models that were not offered here were on sale there. Take the Ford Ranger Raptor, though it debuted in February in Europe and it seemed to have the sign "Europe-only" plastered firmly on the windshield, the automaker has acknowledged the it will become part of the automaker's lineup in 2023.
By John Goreham on April 4, 2022 - 11:45AM
The new Ford Maverick pickup truck is now selling at a rate that surpasses many competitors. Let’s use some other trucks as a comparison to see how well it is selling.
By John Goreham on March 14, 2022 - 1:48PM
We compare the smaller Ford Ranger to the larger Ford Maverick. Here is the tale of the tape.
By Marc Stern on January 21, 2022 - 8:02AM
Last fall, Ford unveiled a trio of new colors for the Ranger line. Well, they finally released the color availability and pricing and truthfully, the colors are stunning.
By Marc Stern on November 1, 2021 - 3:35PM
Working with some of the aftermarket customizing leading firms, Ford has put together a large display of vehicles that shows what customers can do to customize their Mavericks, Rangers, and other models.
By Marc Stern on July 5, 2021 - 11:40AM
Ford continues to set electric vehicle sales records. Through June, the automaker reported that sales of its electric vehicles were up 117 percent.
By Jimmy Dinsmore on June 3, 2021 - 10:26AM
Ford Maverick to be revealed on June 8, will be smaller than Ford Ranger. Actress Gabrielle Union will help launch Maverick on social media networks, including Ford’s new TikTok channel.
By Timothy Boyer on May 27, 2021 - 11:30AM
A recent news report by Smart Cities World announces that a pilot program of the first off-road autonomy safety framework was performed using a Ford Ranger and Range Rover retrofitted with a new FSD platform for off-road testing. While the article is not about Ford in particular, it does hint at a potential problem for our Tesla future.
By Jimmy Dinsmore on May 5, 2021 - 1:36PM
2021 Ford Explorer Timberline joins the likes of Ford Bronco, Bronco Sport and F-150 and Ranger Tremor as off-road ready vehicles. Ford continues to focus on rugged adventure with “most off-road capable Explorer ever.”
By Jimmy Dinsmore on May 2, 2021 - 10:36AM
Ford’s two pickup trucks received top honors from influential Kelley Blue Book for having lowest projected cost to own. F-150 won its segment while Ranger won its segment.
By Jimmy Dinsmore on February 22, 2021 - 1:55PM
Ford Motor Company has issued some recalls related to well-known Takata air bag issues, along with a new safety issue related windshield adhesion on 2020 and 2021 Ford F-Series vehicles. Additionally some owners of the new 2021 F-150 are complaining about rust and also a known battery drain issue.