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2021 Ford Ranger Tremor Highway And Fuel Economy Test: Video

The 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor is a midsize truck with a lot of off-road bite. Two of the most common questions that we’ve received about the Ranger Tremor are how it performs during normal highway driving, and how fuel efficient it is. Ford Authority executive editor, Alex Luft, recently had the opportunity to spend some time with the Ranger Tremor, putting it through its paces so we could let you know the answers to those questions.

It’s easy to set a negative expectation for a truck with an off-road suspension and knobby tires on the highway, but the 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor is a pleasant surprise. Instead of a bouncy ride with a lot of road noise, it drives shockingly well and the tires whisper against the pavement without the growl that might be expected of off-road tires. In fact, Luft says he thinks the Ranger Tremor is the best-driving Ranger, citing its unique Fox dampers with external reservoirs at the rear, which work in conjunction with the modified rear leaf springs.

Along with a quiet, comfortable, composed ride, the fuel economy isn’t too shabby either. Again, it’s easy to think that the knobby tires and higher ride height would negatively impact fuel efficiency, but that’s really not the case. Luft urged our 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor up to 70 miles per hour and set the cruise control for 10 minutes to get an idea for the numbers. As the RPMs held at approximately 2,100 at the 70 mph mark via the 10-speed automatic transmission, the onboard fuel economy display reported an average of just under 28 miles per gallon.

Check out Luft’s highway test drive of the Ranger Tremor below.

As a reminder, the 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor is motivated by the Ford 2.3L I4 EcoBoost engine, rated at 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. The model we tested is the range-topping Lariat trim with the aforementioned Tremor package, and has an MSRP of $47,955. It’s certainly a very capable truck, and one that shouldn’t be overlooked for those in the market for an off-road-ready midsize truck that’s very usable as a daily driver.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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Comments

  1. Bruce

    You can’t trust the Ranger’s Tremor mpg readout as it lies, hand calculated is a must for accurate data. My 22 Ranger XLT 4×4 constantly gets [email protected], matches the epa estimate by hand calculated but the Ranger’s readout states way higher at 29mpg. Since I recently installed a BAKFLIP tonneau cover by mpg is a constant 26 [email protected], hand calculated.

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    1. Bill Milford

      I got my violin out.

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  2. Al

    What a joke of an article.

    The Grabbers are not whisper quiet by any means.

    That is not how you calculate fuel economy. Try at least an entire tank of fuel and then hand calc.

    Journalism is dead.

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  3. Bill Milford

    Trade it in so I can buy it then u can moan n groan about your next purchase

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  4. Kenny D

    HA HA HA HA HA…………. Ya, well anyway, I “FOUND” an F-150 LARIAT in OAK GROVE California. So I called, spoke to the Dealership OWNER, and drove up and BOUGHT IT!!! I’ll be cancelling my F-150 ORDER That has been having all the Options REMOVED. That said, We got in the NEW TRUCK and starting driving Home, (YA IT’S NEW) I know that, (NO) we didn’t use up a Full Tank of GAS (YET). However the MPG Displayed at 9.2 outta the Dealership Driveway. Upon Exiting the Freeway a little more that 100 miles later, the MPG’s read 16.7?? 3.5V6 Twinn Turbo Not tooo bad. I’ll be checking it again after a FULL TANK of Fuel and Onwards. I suspect it ain’t gonna be so good, (NO BIG DEAL HERE)! I really do NOT CARE!!!!. On another Note, our 2018 V6 NON TURBO FORD EDGE just turned in an AVERAGE MPG of 24.3 MPG on a ROUND TRIP TO Los Angeles CA From San Jose CA, (SPEEDS Were 70/85 MPH all day long), Pretty Decent Milage and Mostly ALL HIGHWAY. We were Impressed. However, Not so Much with the PRICE OF THE GAS, $6,79 / $7.29 PER Gallon in Bakersfield CA, $6.89 In L.A. Did NOT see any Charging Stations OFF the Highway’s Other Than HARRIS RANCH. And TESLA must have had 10 / 15 Stations Operating, and TESLA was Building a CHARGING “FARM” right Next to a SHELL GAS Station. Saw A few EV’s here N There and LOAD’S Of TESLA’S on Rig’s heading Into the Los Angeles Calif. Just a Short Story for those that Might Be Interested Here. GAS?? EV?? I don’t know but at this POINT, we Own GAS FED VEHICLE’S!! And that Ain’t changing anytime Soon!!! SORRY…. Just not Happening here “YET”.

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  5. Steve scudder

    We will be long dead before we see any thing else that is going to overcome the gasoline powered engines!!! I know I will be. Hitting about 2,000 degrees when my time comes. That’s natural gas. For me Lol 😁😁😁😁😁

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