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2021 Ford Ranger Gets New Cactus Gray Color: First Look

The 2021 Ford Ranger adds four new exterior colors to its roster: Carbonized Gray, Cyber Orange, Velocity Blue, and Cactus Gray. Here’s our first look at the Cactus Gray option.

2021 Ford Ranger

Assigned order code NE, Cactus Gray is one of nine available color options for the 2021 Ranger.

The new Cactus Gray color is a no-cost option but is limited to certain configurations. It cannot be paired with the Medium Stone interior environment, nor can it be selected on base model XL trucks. To get Cactus Gray on XL-trimmed models, buyers must opt for the 101A equipment group and the STX Appearance Package. The color is freely available on XLT and Lariat.

Ford Ranger Trim Levels:

  • XL
  • XLT
  • Lariat

Ford Ranger Interior Color Combinations:

  • Ebony
  • Medium Stone

2021 Ford Ranger

2021 Ford Ranger Launch Timeframe

As of this writing, the 2021 Ranger is available at the retail level, as the Ford Michigan Assembly plant has been producing the pickup since December 2020. While the latest iteration of the Ranger dropped the pickup box delete option, it has gained an all-new Tremor Off-Road Package, making it more capable than ever. Additionally, shoppers in the market for a Ranger should note that incentives have made the mid-size pickup something of a bargain of late, although folks should check with their local dealers for details about availability and pricing.

The 2021 Ranger rides on the Ford T6 platform shared with the 2021 Ford Bronco, although that model will sport an updated variant of the architecture. Ford reintroduced the Ranger into North America for the 2019 model year, representing the fourth-generation of the nameplate.

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Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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  1. Kenneth Shillts

    If Ford wants to boost sales of the Ranger in Canada. One suggestion is to have it available in 2 wheel drive not forcing the consumer to buy 4 wheel drive. Which uses more gas and more is expensive to maintain over the life of the truck. Not all of Canada is deep in snow 6 months a year.

  2. Phil McCorriston

    I wish you would make a Ranger Sport Trac like the Explorer Sport Trac with folding 60/40 folding rear seat and a electrc rear window.

  3. Brice

    First look? It’s been on dealership lots for months now.


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