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Here’s What We Know About The 2024 Ford Ranger

The all-new, next-generation Ford Ranger debuted early last year and has since launched in a number of markets, though it won’t arrive in the U.S. until later this year for the 2024 model year, as Ford Authority previously reported. Since then, the new Ranger has aced safety testing conducted by the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) and also received a five star rating from Euro NCAP, while the new and luxurious Platinum trim was recently added to the lineup as customers face wait times of up to a year to take delivery of certain variants. Regardless, we do know some things about the U.S. version of the 2024 Ford Ranger, which will share many similarities with its international brethren.

As Ford Authority reported back in September 2021, the 2024 Ford Ranger is expected to enter production at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in May of 2023. In terms of styling, the U.S.-spec pickup will largely mimic the mid-sizer that’s already launched in other parts of the world, with a new, edgier design and familiar C-clamp headlights.

The same goes for inside the cabin, where the next-gen Ranger features a standard 10.1-inch or optional 12-inch infotainment screen, Sync 4 (rather than Sync 3, as is the case with the current model), and a digital instrument cluster in other parts of the world, also ditching its traditional owner’s manual for a digital version. The new Ranger continues to ride on the Ford T6 platform shared with the sixth-generation Ford Bronco – though it has received some updates. It’s unclear what engines might be available in the 2024 Ford Ranger at this time, but it’s likely that the new pickup will retain the turbocharged Ford 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost as its base powerplant.

Ford Ranger

Meanwhile, the high-performance Ford Ranger Raptor will also be making its debut in the U.S. this year as well, most likely getting the more powerful Australian version of the twin-turbocharged Ford 3.0L V6 EcoBoost engine, which produces 392 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, while the European variant makes substantially less – 284 horsepower and 362 pound-feet. It’s also possible that the American Ranger Raptor may wind up with a version of that same engine that’s closer to the 418 horsepower and 440 pound-feet generated in the Ford Bronco Raptor, too.

We’ll have more on the new Ranger very soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Ranger news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. John

    Ford should engineer a commercial-focused truck off this platform, similar to the Toyota IMV 0. Single cab, long bed set up for upfitting and/or reconfiguration, no frills.

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    1. David Pickford

      America and Australia are quite different vehicles in some areas but it was of interest to note some local stories that Ford Australia have been testing both left and right hand versions of long bed Rangers so you may get your wish. Personally I’d like to see a AWD or RWD Raptor type vehicle but as a low rider to replace the loved Holden Commodore V8 and Ford Falcon T6 and V8 utes that are now 5+ years old. Us Aussies have always loved HiPo street sedans and utes but now we’re limited to hi revving screaming buzz boxes or the high flying Raptor or the Mustang. Great cars but they don’t fill the gap left by the old utes.

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    2. jeff sproul

      Based on a story on Ford Authority on August 22, 2022 “the 2024 Ford Ranger to be offered in the SuperCrew cab (the one with four full-size doors) and an option of a five-foot or six-foot bed.”

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  2. Duncan

    Stunning

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  3. Mike TowpathTraveler

    With it’s Maverick-like looks, I expect alot of disgruntled wannabe Maverick buyers who have been shut out from buying that truck, will migrate over to the Ranger.

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  4. Loyd Salyer

    I will call BS on when it will be available in the US market. I placed an order for a 2023 on 8/12/2022 and it has yet to be built. Ford just pushed the projected build date out yet another week to the week of 02/13/2023. Tack on 4-6 weeks (Ford’s estimate) for delivery to the dealer and total order to delivery time will be close to 8 months. Terrible! Time to cancel the order and buy something that is not a Ford.

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    1. Mark T

      It’s not just Ford. Just yesterday a friend of mine said Camry orders are about eight months out.

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    2. Joe Lawhead

      I went in to place my order 8/6/22 and as of today because of some option combination I picked Ford wont even let my dealer place the order so mine is not even on order yet. I am convinced they are not even building 2023 models unless they are low optioned vehicles. i am in Kansas City and there is not a new Ranger on the lot at any of our dealers.

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  5. Null98115

    No EV or hybrid option announced. SMH.

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    1. MF

      Why would you even want an EV or Hybrid model?
      Keep it Real with a Fully gas engine! Working in a Service Dept of a Auto Dealership (Unfortunately Not a Ford Dealer) Those Hybrids in age become nothing but Money Pits, Problems, and Rodents absolutely Love them! I will Never own a EV or Hybrid run vehicle!

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  6. Brad Barefoot

    And with the ready to blow 2.3 ecoboost engine … Ford, abandon this turbo charged nonsense, and put an engine in place that will last … like you used to do. And Ford, you’re going down the same Rabbit hole GM has … bring back cars like the Fusion, Thinderbird, and a real old fashioned Station Wagon like the Fairmont Squire.

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    1. Mrx19

      Unfortunately, the cars you long for are history. The current 2.3 ecoboost head gasket issue has been corrected. Hopefully Ford will extend the power train warranty for the 2.3 with the poor head gasket design, but I doubt it. Small displacement, high stressed, turbo engines are the shortt term future, for all manufacturers, until the sad transition to all EV occurs.

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  7. Don Te

    Does anyone know what is going on with the f150 Rattler? Some say it’s not available yet some say Ford stopped taking orders because of the demand. Can’t find where it has even been available to make an order for it. What is the truth? Can’t seem to get a straight answer from anyone.

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  8. blksn8k

    I have had my name on the list for the 2024 Ranger Raptor with one of the local Ford dealers for a few months now. Although I can’t confirm it they said I was the first person to inquire about it which means I will be the first person they contact whenever they have ordering info. My guess is that won’t be for at least another year. However, I also learned long ago to take anything most dealers tell me with a grain of salt.

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  9. Bill Byrne

    the CRAZY thing is the current Ranger gets no better mileage than the
    F150?
    the ONLY reason we ordered a Maverick over 14 months ago was the GAS MILEAGE !!
    of course WE NEVER RECEIVED THE MAVERICK !!! YET !!??

    After buying Fords for 40 years , IM about done with them, funny thing is they dont even give a $HIT either!

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  10. william davis

    Ford has been dragging their feet for years on newer products, can’t seem to get it together, Oh has anyone checked out Autotrader, went out 500 miles from my zipcode and found over 750 Mavericks for sale, most have a price 5,000 over MSRP, their excuse is they’re rare and so they jack up the price and just sit on their show room floor, some are as high as 10,000 over the sticker price, Toyota will probably make ford dealers eat those Mavericks when their competitive model comes out.

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  11. Christian

    Glad to see Ford putting more effort into this truck. Would be very nice to see full-size truck features in this. Cool if we could have a King Ranch Ranger with a mini-powerboost and all the other luxuries of the F-150, blue cruise, massage seats, panoramic sunroof, Pro Power on board. I know that people wanting these features would just purchase the F-150, but having them, or some of these features, in a more compact truck would be great especially for those that work in congested areas (construction,pipeline,etc.,) and even being able to fit the truck with a good amount of clearance in a standard garage!

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  12. Garry

    What really be nice build the maverick or ranger out of aluminum – you can hear them rust on a quiet night those iron rust buckets

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  13. Jerry

    Does anyone know the exterior color choices for the 2024 Ranger? I have a 2019 Ranger in gray, but I’ve been hoping for one in the ruby red that is available in the F-150. Thanks.

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  14. John

    Waiting to buy a 2024 Ranger Lariat and would greatly prefer the 2.7l ecoboost. Will this be an option?

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