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2022 Ford Ranger Gains New Hot Pepper Red Color: First Look

The 2022 Ford Ranger adds four new colors to its lineup: Avalanche, Forged Green, Desert Sand, and Hot Pepper Red. Here’s our first look at the new red color option.

Assigned order code EA, Hot Pepper Red is one of 12 available colors for the 2022 Ford Ranger.

Priced at $495, the new Hot Pepper Red color is available on all three trim levels of the 2022 Ford Ranger. Opting for the new hue on the XL trim requires the STX Appearance Package. In addition, the Ebony interior color combination is required on XL trims with the STX Appearance Package, as well as Rangers equipped with the Tremor Off-Road Package and Splash Package.

Elsewhere in the trim level hierarchy, Hot Pepper Red can only be paired with the Medium Stone interior color combination on both the XLT and Lariat trims.

Ford Ranger Trim Levels:

  • XL
  • XLT
  • Lariat

Ford Ranger Interior Color Combinations:

  • Ebony
  • Medium Stone

The Michigan Assembly Plant has been producing the 2022 Ford Ranger since the middle of December 2021, and models coated in the Hot Pepper Red paint are available at dealers nationwide, though availability may vary.

Ford Authority has extensively covered the changes to the Ranger for the 2022 model year, which include the addition of the Splash Package and the Pixelated Graphics. Likewise, the black SecuriCode keyless entry system is also gaining an update, making the unit a body colored accessory. Ford Authority has also reported that the 2022 Ford Ranger will offer customers the option of removing the engine auto start-stop feature.

The 2022 Ford Ranger recently became Consumer Reports’ highest-rated pickup truck, being declared the better buy than the 2022 Chevy Colorado. The publication gave the Ranger an overall score of 62, topping the 45 points for the Chevy. Offering buyers solid fuel efficiency, as well as size that’s small enough to make it easy to get around in, yet big enough to hold both people and gear comfortably, the 2022 Ranger came out ahead of the Colorado in virtually every measurable way.

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  1. mike england

    if i could aford a ford mavrick or ranger it would be a king cab with a v4-v6 engine tow package slider window on the back block heater & auto start and the truck would be a 4×2 front wheel drive the radio with serius and nav system color would be blue and the only way is if it was free & auto tranny

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