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2023 Ford Ranger Interior Spied For The Very First Time

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In recent weeks, we’ve spied multiple 2023 Ford Ranger prototypes out driving around, including a left-hand-drive Ranger Raptor and its rear coil spring suspension, as well as a Tremor prototype. Now, we’ve got our first look at the 2023 Ford Ranger interior, though The Blue Oval did a nice job of covering it up. Regardless, there are some notable details here worth a look.

While the dashboard is completely covered, we can still see the outer edge of the 2023 Ranger’s large new infotainment screen, which dominates the center stack. The new screen is clearly much larger than the one present in the current-gen Ford Ranger, which maxes out at eight inches. In addition to the fact that it’s simply larger, the new screen also looks much more modern than the outgoing unit.

These 2023 Ford Ranger interior pictures also reveal a new steering wheel design, which wears some lighter-colored stitching that provides contrast. There’s also a push-button start integrated into the steering column, which is rather unique. Overall, the design appears to be very clean and uncluttered, and much more modern overall than the current Ranger’s cabin.

As far as drivetrains go, recent rumors indicate that the 2023 Ford Ranger will be available as a plug-in hybrid that will be powered by an electric motor paired with Ford’s 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 gasoline engine to produce a combined 270 kW (362 horsepower) and 680 Nm (501 pound-feet) of torque. The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor, on the other hand, is rumored to be powered by Ford’s 2.7L EcoBoost V6. Either way, Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission is expected to remain the gearbox of choice.

The next-gen Ranger is expected to launch in 2022 for the 2023 model year, and will reportedly continue to ride on the Ford T6 platform, like the current model and the 2021 Ford Bronco, albeit with some modifications.

We’ll have much more on the next-gen Ranger very soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Ranger news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. CP

    Thanks for the update Brett. Looking in closely on the RR coming to North America or not

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  2. Stephen Ketterer

    I’m looking forward to seeing updated big boy truck styling for this and no more re-fried Aussie weirdness.

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  3. Doug McKay

    Tell Ford they still have a lot of work to do on the Ranger interior. I have a 2019 Ranger XLT and the interior is an abomination – nothing is convenient and the controls are very difficult to use. I have to make sure I drive it two or three times a week just to remember where everything is. Very unconventional with many of the basic controls, and don’t even think about adjusting anything while driving. I have to take five minutes to get everything set before moving. (Had to pull off the highway and stop the other evening just to shift from 4-wheel drive into 2.)
    I hope the Ranger designers are listening to their customers.

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    1. Stalkbroker94

      Are you…like 80 years old? I drive a couple of old Fords from 2006, but I have no problem using the Ranger loaners at my dealership regardless of the trim level. If it’s not because of your age, you may have a moderate to severe learning differential.

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  4. Hector Garcia

    Ford needs to fix the cab somehow, the proportions seem off. It looks too low for the rest of the truck…

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  5. Ryan

    Are the pillar guages common on test vehicles?

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  6. G

    That’s beautiful. I like that cloth hanging over the entire dashboard. Very IKEA.

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  7. David Simonet

    Doug, you must be very retarded if you are not able to use the controls on the dash… very intuitive… Hope they come with the petrol Raptor to Belgium and not only with the diesel version like now. They ban you out of the city in 2027 for environmental reasons (Europe is gonna save the world?) Greetings, Ranger Wildtrak 3.2 200hp diesel owner

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