The Ford Ranger Wildtrak has been on sale in a variety of countries around the world for years now, including Australia. Now, the sporty, off-road-focused Ford Ranger variant has also been announced for Mexico, where the more hardcore Ford Ranger Raptor will also launch later this year. However, the 2021 Ford Ranger Wildtrak is a different sort of pickup altogether, combining a nice mixture of style, off-road capability, technology features, and luxurious appointments.
The Mexican 2021 Ford Ranger Wildtrak can be easily distinguished from the rest of the Blue Oval’s mid-size pickup lineup thanks to its exclusive Saber Orange exterior color and host of black trim including the grille, side mirrors, roof rails, and roll bar, plus exclusive two-tone 18-inch wheels. Mexican buyers can also choose from Obsidian Black, Snow White, Mercury Gray, and Zinc Gray exterior hues if the orange doesn’t suit their fancy.
On the inside, the Ranger Wildtrak comes with standard leather upholstery, embroidered floor mats, and contrasting orange stitching on the steering wheel, shifter, and various other trim pieces located throughout the cabin. An 8-inch touchscreen with SYNC 3 and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility is also standard, as are a host of tech features including Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Pre-Collision Assist.
The Ranger Wildtrak headed to Mexico is powered by Ford’s 2.3L EcoBoost I-4, which is rated to produce 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Mated to FoMoCo’s 10-speed automatic transmission, that power flows to either the rear or all four wheels, and provides up to 2,500 kilograms ( 5,511 pounds) of max towing capacity.
The 2021 Ford Ranger Wildtrak launches in Mexico in July with a starting price of 799,000 Mexican pesos ($38,957 USD).