Ford recently unveiled the new 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor, a new off-road-ready model variant designed to take the fight to the Chevy Colorado ZR2.
Offered as the most off-road capable factory-built North American Ford Ranger model ever produced, the new Ranger Tremor is even more hardcore than the FX4 package, offering more ground clearance, new suspension, and other dirt-duty equipment, all without compromising the pickup’s tow and payload ratings.
The new 2021 Ford Ranger offers 9.7 inches of ground clearance, up 0.8 inches compared to the base Ranger SuperCrew 4×4. Making the traction are 32-inch Continental General Grabber A/TX all-terrain tires, which wrap 17-inch Magnetic-painted wheels.
Suspension highlights include Fox 2.0 monotube dampers with hydraulic rebound stops and remote rear reservoirs. The front and rear springs were also tuned for greater off-road composure, while a multi-leaf rear spring provides greater travel. Suspension travel is now up to 6.5 inches in front, while rear suspension travel is up to 8.1 inches. Anti-roll stiffness was softened as well, while various digital systems (including the Terrain Management System) are in place to maximize control on various surfaces.
Approach angle, departure angle, and breakover angle are all improved as well, up to 31 degrees for approach, 26.6 degrees for departure, and 24.2 degrees for breakover. Steel underbody plates protects the greasy bits.
Outside, we find things like new rear recovery hooks, wider wheel well moldings, and new hoop steps, not to mention a new grille treatment, new badging, and the option for special hood and body graphics. Inside, the Tremor logo was stitched into the seat backs, and there are new black accents as well.
Motivation is sourced from the same Ford 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder engine as the rest of the Ranger line, with 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque routed through a 10-speed automatic transmission. An electronic locking rear differential is standard. Payload is set at 1,430 pounds, while towing capacity is 7,500 pounds.
The 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor package is offered on XLT and Lariat trim levels with a SuperCrew 4×4 configuration. Package pricing is set at $4,290.
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