2021 Ford Ranger Tremor Revealed With Serious Off-Road Upgrades
After a six-year hiatus, Ford dusted off the “Tremor” name in 2019 with an all-terrain-ready version of the F-250 and F-350 Super Duty. The rugged processing now carries over to the smaller Ranger as an upgrade over the already proficient FX4 off-road group. Offered as an optional package on XLT and Lariat trim levels with SuperCrew 4×4 configuration, Tremor showcases the adventurous side of the Ranger for an additional $ 4,290.
Hailed as the “most capable factory-built Ranger ever offered in the United States,” the Ranger Tremor features a suspension lift, new front knuckles and 32-inch Continental General Grabber A / TX tires. All-terrain rubber wraps around the 17-inch magnetically painted wheels mounted on a pickup with 9.7-inch or 0.8-inch more ground clearance than the regular Ranger SuperCrew 4×4.
The truck’s off-road chops have been further improved by increasing the front suspension travel to 6.5 inches, while the rear suspension travel is now 8.1 inches. The list of upgrades includes FOX 2.0 monotube shocks, specially tuned shocks and a steel front baseplate mounted to the frame as well as underbody protection plates. Ford also throws a rear locking differential and two rear-mounted recovery hooks into the mix.
The Ranger Tremor 2021 gives owners the option of choosing from four driving modes via the Terrain Management System with Track Control. The Blue Oval has also refined the traction control system to facilitate acceleration and traction in gravel, while the approach, departure and tilt angles have been improved over the base SuperCrew 4×4.
The Tremor party trick is a dashboard-mounted six-switch auxiliary power bank to control accessories, such as winches, lights, and air compressors. There are also a few visual changes from a regular Ranger, including the aforementioned Magentic finish for the front grille surround, not to mention the optional body graphics. Inside, special suede inserts, new stitching and black accents complete the changes.
Ford will sell the 2021 Ranger Tremor with the familiar 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine producing a healthy output of 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet (420 Newton-meters) of torque. The output is sent to the road via a 10-speed automatic transmission running the standard 4×4 with electronically locking rear differential.
Production of the off-road-ready Ranger is scheduled to start in early 2021. If you’d rather wait for a full Raptor version in the US, that could well happen with the next-gen model coming in the next few years. . Meanwhile, an Under-Ranger pickup dubbed “Maverick” is slated to debut in 2021.