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2024 Ford Ranger Debuts With All-New Tech, 2.7L V6 EcoBoost

The all-new, next-generation Ford Ranger has already launched in a number of international markets, giving us a pretty good idea of what to expect from the North American version of the mid-size pickup. As Ford Authority exclusively reported in April, our long wait to see this particular version of the 2024 Ford Ranger was set to end this month, and sure enough, The Blue Oval revealed its official reveal date via a teaser giving us a glimpse of the new pickup just last week. Now, the all-new 2024 Ford Ranger has been completely unveiled, ushering in a whole new era for the long-running model.

2024 Ford Ranger driver's side view

At its core, Ford retooled the frame of the new Ranger by stretching its track and wheelbase by two inches, adding bed space and improving stability at the same time. It also tinkered with the suspension, moving the rear shocks and mounts to the outboard position to improve both ride and control, while also giving the pickup more ground clearance and better approach and departure angles to make it more capable off the pavement.

Under the hood, the North American 2024 Ford Ranger is available with two powerplants – the carryover turbocharged Ford 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost, which produces 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, or the optional twin-turbocharged Ford 2.7L V6 EcoBoost, which generates 315 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Both are mated exclusively to the Ford 10-speed automatic transmission, giving the new Ranger a payload capacity of up to 1,805 pounds and a max towing limit of 7,500 pounds.

On the outside, the N/A Ranger looks much like its international counterparts, with features including C-clamp headlights and taillights, along with sharper, bolder lines compared to the outgoing model, though each trim – XL, XLT, and Lariat – all feature unique front end styling cues. The new Integrated Box Side Step is available to make accessing items in the bed easier, while an optional 400-watt power outlet for the bed provides portable power. Like the F-150, the new Ranger’s tailgate features a built-in ruler and clamp pockets, to boot.

2024 Ford Ranger

In terms of tech designed to help owners park and tow, the 2024 Ford Ranger will pack some class-exclusive driver assist features to help with both of those situations. Active Park Assist 2.0 will be available, allowing the Ranger to park itself in a parallel or perpendicular spots. Additionally, Pro Trailer Backup Assist and Trailer Reverse Guidance are also new additions to the midsize truck, having already been introduced on the Ford F-150 and Ford Super Duty.

2024 Ford Ranger dashboard

Inside the cabin, the 2024 Ford Ranger has received a complete overhaul with an available wireless charging pad, fold-flat rear setbacks, a standard 8-inch digital instrument cluster or optional 12.4-inch unit, a standard 10.1-inch or available 12-inch center infotainment screen, and Sync 4.

The all-new 2024 Ford Ranger will continue to be built at the Michigan Assembly plant, with order banks for the pickup set to open later this month. The new Ranger starts out at $34,160 – including $1,595 for destination and delivery – and is expected to be available in the late summer, though V6-equipped models won’t arrive until the fall.

We’ll have more on the 2024 Ford Ranger 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. Zviera

    2.7L is a great motor for the Ranger. Should be a rocket.

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    1. Josh

      Was hoping for the 3.0L. Maybe they’ll offer the 3.0 for the raptor. This truck is now a real competitor and it looks great too. Interior is first rate. Saw a ‘23 on the road and it’s a nice looking truck – the ‘24 should improve looks and utility. 👍

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  2. CWJ

    Like the new Ranger….but wish Ford would offer the 2.7 v6…in a non turbo option. for reliablity…lots of us dont need the extra power…..like it though…

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  3. eltoro1

    Still no six-foot box for the crew-cab?!? The proportions, to me anyway, with the smaller box, look horrible with the crew-cab. I’d also like the utility of a bigger bed. Will be looking to buy a pick-up at the beginning of ’24 after I retire at the end of this year, but I may have to look to Toyota or Nissan (this from a guy who’s only driven Ford vehicles since 1990.). Overall, everything else about the new Ranger looks pretty good, especially the V-6 option.

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    1. jerry avlon

      I was hoping for the Extended Cab 6′ Bed too. Not sure what my next move will be.

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    2. Edbbasher

      Totally agree. I was hoping for the 6′ bed on the Ranger Super Cab. Very disappointing. The 5′ bed looks stupid and doesn’t have the functionality that I’m looking for.

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    3. aeh

      there were spy shots of the 6′ with the crew cab .. so maybe ..

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  4. John

    It’s about time they offered the V6! I’m looking into the Ranger as my next possible vehicle and was hoping that this power plant would become available for the 2024 model. This, in my opinion, was a necessary move by Ford in order to stay competitive in this market.

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  5. Paul

    The new Ranger looks nice, but I’m very disappointed the SuperCab with a 6-foot bed isn’t offered. I’m about to buy a new truck and if the new Ranger had that combo it would have been a slam dunk. Now I’ll look at the new Tacoma or Frontier instead.

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  6. Pickles

    Gave us the 2.7L v6 but took away 4A auto 4wd… Well there goes the Ranger for me. Balls.

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    1. Tommie

      You can get 4A on the XLT and Lariette.

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      1. JT

        Looks like Raptor only to get 4A. Hope ur right though….

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  7. Jason

    Why didn’t they offer a sunroof as a option?

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  8. john

    Super Cab still available?

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    1. Sam

      It’s coming…

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  9. BobbKnobbTheJobb

    A foot in bed length is going to send someone to Toyota?
    After 33 years?
    Give me a break.
    Do you sleep in it?
    Really.

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    1. Arpy

      I carry motorcycles, can’t leave the tailgate open here while driving. Yes I need the bigger bed, don’t need 4 doors like a minivan with an open back.

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  10. Mike

    Sure wish Ford would drop a diesel in this truck. I would trade my diesel Colorado in a flash.

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    1. aeh

      they have a diesel for south africa and south america .. need it in the US

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  11. Josh

    They’ll likely do a comparo with the GM twins and the new Toyo Taco. That’ll answer all the questions and hopefully we’ll see pros/cons and who went yard to make their truck the best. Days are over when manufacturers put lipstick on their older designs and relied on loyalty. It’s too competitive now. That’s good!

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  12. Joe

    I wish auto makers would listen to ordinary people instead of spending millions on market studies. My household already has 3 SUVs. I want a truck, not another SUV with an open trunk.

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  13. David Geeslin

    Why is the towing capacity is still the same for V6? I expected more than 7,500 lbs for V6

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    1. aeh

      Frame strength ? .. weight of the truck ?

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  14. Jim Schwaegerl

    i want a2024 ranger ext cab v6 auto 4wheel when avaliable? in xlt

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