In recent months, supply chain issues have prompted Ford to offer a number of models without auto start-stop, including the 2022 Ford Explorer as Ford Authority reported back in September, the 2021 Ford F-150 last year, and the 2021 Ford Expedition – though the full-size SUV didn’t offer that option for very long. Now, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the 2022 Ford Ranger will also offer customers the option of removing auto start-stop.
The 2022 Ford Ranger will be available with auto-start-stop removal on trucks built on or after January 17th, 2022. This option is available on all models and trim levels except for the Tremor Off-Road Package, though it isn’t currently clear why that is the case. Regardless, auto start-stop is standard on the 2022 Ranger, so customers and dealers will need to specifically opt for its deletion, though as was previously the case, doing so reduces the number of microchips present in the pickup and could expedite delivery.
While the all-new next-generation international market 2023 Ford Ranger was just revealed a few months ago, the mid-size pickup will soldier on mostly unchanged for the 2022 model year. The most notable update for 2022 is the introduction of the Splash Package and Splash Limited Edition, which add a bit of 1990s retro flair to the Ranger with exterior color options including Carbonized Gray, Hot Pepper Red Metallic, and Velocity Blue, along with unique interior and exterior enhancements.
Ford just revealed all the details on the three different Splash Limited Edition colors last week, each of which will be produced in extremely limited quantities and released throughout the course of the year. Regardless, the Splash Package and Splash Limited Edition models feature an MSRP of $1,495, no matter which one buyers choose.