The Ford Ranger, Australia’s best-selling 4×4 ute and third best-selling 4×2 ute, enters 2021 with no pricing changes.
Though it was only introduced this year, the XLT Double Cab Chassis variant loses its standard manual transmission and becomes auto-only for 2021.
- XL Single Cab Chassis 2.2 manual: $29,190
- XL Single Cab Chassis Hi-Rider 2.2 auto: $34,890
- XL Super Cab Chassis Hi-Rider 2.2 auto: $37,890
- XL Double Cab Chassis Hi-Rider 2.2 auto: $39,390
- XL Double Cab Pickup Hi-Rider 2.2 auto: $40,790
- XLT Double Cab Pickup Hi-Rider 3.2 auto: $51,540
- XLT Double Cab Pickup Hi-Rider 2.0 auto: $53,040
- XL Single Cab Chassis 3.2 manual: $43,090
- XL Single Cab Chassis 3.2 auto: $45,290
- XL Super Cab Chassis 3.2 manual: $45,590
- XL Double Cab Chassis 2.2 auto: $47,290
- XL Double Cab Chassis 3.2 manual: $47,590
- XL Super Cab Chassis 3.2 auto: $47,790
- XL Double Cab Pickup 2.2 auto: $48,690
- XL Double Cab Pickup 3.2 manual: $48,990
- XL Super Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $49,190
- XL Double Cab Chassis 3.2 auto: $49,790
- XLS Double Cab Pickup 3.2 manual: $50,290
- XL Special Edition Double Cab Chassis 3.2 auto: $50,790
- XL Double Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $51,190
- XLS Double Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $52,490
- Sport Double Cab Pickup 3.2 manual: $53,540
- Sport Double Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $55,740
- XLT Double Cab Pickup 3.2 manual: $57,240
- XLT Super Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $57,440
- XLT Double Cab Chassis 3.2 auto: $58,440
- XLT Super Cab Pickup 2.0 auto: $58,940
- XLT Double Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $59,440
- XLT Double Cab Chassis 2.0 auto: $59,940
- XLT Double Cab Pickup 2.0 auto: $60,490
- Wildtrak Double Cab Pickup 3.2 manual: $62,090
- Wildtrak Double Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $64,290
- FX4 Max Double Cab Pickup 2.0 auto: $65,490
- Wildtrak Double Cab Pickup 2.0 auto: $65,790
- Wildtrak X Double Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $66,490
- Wildtrak X Double Cab Pickup 2.0 auto: $67,990
- Raptor Double Cab Pickup 2.0 auto: $77,190
All prices exclude on-road costs.
The 2021 Ford Ranger is available with three different engines.
Standard in the Ranger XL is a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder producing 118kW of power and 385Nm of torque and mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
Optional in the Ranger XL and standard in the rest of the range, excluding the FX4 Max and Raptor, is a 3.2-litre turbo-diesel five-cylinder engine producing 147kW and 470Nm. It’s also mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
Available in all models bar the XL is a 2.0-litre twin-turbocharged diesel four-cylinder engine producing 157kW and 500Nm. It’s mated exclusively to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
When equipped with the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel, the Ranger consumes 6.5L/100km on the combined cycle with a manual transmission and 7.8L/100km with the automatic. In the automatic Double Cab, fuel consumption increases to 8.0L/100km.
With the 3.2-litre turbo-diesel, the Ranger consumes 8.2L/100km on the combined cycle with rear-wheel drive and an automatic, 8.3L/100km with four-wheel-drive and a manual, 8.7L/100km as a 4×4 Super Cab automatic, and 8.9L/100km as a 4×4 Double Cab automatic.
With the 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel, the Ranger consumes 7.4L/100km and 8.2L/100km in the Raptor.
The 2021 Ford Ranger cab chassis measures 5133mm long and 1867mm wide. Height varies based on variant, with measurements of 1703mm (Single Cab Low-Rider only), 1800mm (all other Single Cabs), 1804mm (Super Cab models) and 1815mm (Double Cab models).
All 2021 Ford Ranger Double Cab ute models measure 5446mm long, except for the XL Hi-Rider which shares the same 5382mm length as the Super Cab ute and the Raptor which is 5398mm.
Width is 1867mm for all ute models except the 1977mm wide FX4 Max and 2028mm wide Raptor but height varies: 1810mm for the 4×4 Super Cab, 1815mm for the XL, XLS and Sport 4×4 Double Cab, 1821mm for the XLT Double Cab, 1848mm for the Wildtrak, 1852mm for the FX4 Max, and 1873mm for the Raptor.
Payload varies. For 4×2 variants, it ranges between 1069kg (XLT Double Cab Pickup 3.2) and 1476kg (XL Single Cab Chassis Hi-Rider 2.2).
For 4×4 models, it’s as low as 748kg in the Raptor and 981kg in the FX4 Max, and as high as 1331kg in the XL Single Cab Chassis 3.2 manual and 1313kg with the auto.
All Rangers have a 3500kg braked towing capacity except the 4×2 XL Single Cab Chassis Low-Rider, which can tow 2500kg.
All 2021 Ford Ranger models require servicing every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.
In addition to its five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, Ford offers capped-price servicing for the Ranger.
The first four services will cost no more than $299 while the fifth service will cost $375 for 2.2-litre models, $390 for 2.0-litre models and $395 for 3.2-litre models.
When the Ford Ranger was tested by ANCAP in 2015, it received a rating of five stars.
That rating was based on a frontal offset score of 15.72 out of 16 and a side impact score of 16 out of 16. Whiplash and pedestrian protection were rated Good and Acceptable, respectively.
All 2021 Ford Ranger models come standard with the following safety features:
- Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Lane-keeping assist
- Traffic sign recognition
- Lane-departure warning
- Anti-lock brakes
- Front, front-side and curtain airbags.
The Ford Ranger XL comes standard with:
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Cruise control
- Reversing camera (optional on cab-chassis models)
- Rear parking sensors (except on cab-chassis models)
- Six-speaker sound system (four speakers on Single Cab)
- Power windows
- 16-inch steel wheels
- Single-zone manual climate control
- Remote central locking
- Automatic headlights
A Heavy Duty pack adds:
- Heavy-duty suspension
- 17 x 7.5-inch black steel wheels in Continental all-terrain tyres
The XL Special Edition, available only on the 4×4 cab-chassis variant with the 3.2-litre five, adds a factory-fitted Ford Genuine steel bull bar and snorkel and a LED light bar.
The Ranger XLS adds the following standard features:
- Front fog lights
- Floor carpets
- 16-inch alloy wheels
The XLS can also be equipped with the XLS Premium pack which adds:
- Satellite navigation
- DAB+ digital radio
- Dual-zone climate control
- Proximity entry with push-button start
- Chrome grille and door handles
- Dual 4.2-inch instrument cluster screens
- Front parking sensors
The Sport adds the XLS Premium pack features but replaces the chrome exterior trim with black-finish trim and upgrades to 17-inch alloy wheels.
Over the XLS Premium, the XLT adds:
- Cooled centre console
- LED headlights and daytime running lights
- Chrome rear sports bar
- Side steps
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
- Rain-sensing wipers
Optional on the XLT and FX4 Max is a Tech Pack which adds:
- Adaptive cruise control
- Semi-automatic active parking assist
These items are standard in the XLT Fully Loaded, which also adds 18-inch alloy wheels and leather upholstery.
The FX4 Max adds over the XLT the following standard features:
- Mono-tube Fox shock absorbers and retuned suspension
- Unique grille and exterior trim
- Matte black rear sports bar
The Wildtrak adds over the XLT:
- LED front fog lights
- Power roller shutter
- Eight-way power driver’s seat
- Leather trim
- Heated front seats
- Adaptive cruise control
- Semi-automatic active parking assist
- Ambient lighting
The Wildtrak X adds:
- Black nudge bar
- Lumen 20.5-inch slimline LED light bar
- 18-inch black alloy wheels with 35mm offset
- Wheel arch flares
- Illuminated scuff plates for front doors
The range-topping Ranger Raptor loses front parking sensors, adaptive cruise and parking assist but adds:
- Unique suspension tune
- Front sports seats
- Paddle shifters
- 17-inch wheels and 33-inch BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres
- Leather and suede trim