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Ford Ranger Ranked 14th On 2024 Greener Choices List

Following its return to the U.S. for the 2019 model year, the Ford Ranger has thus far proven to be a popular choice among mid-size pickup shoppers. However, it hasn’t changed much over that time span, though we are on the cusp of the launch of the all-new, redesigned 2024 model in North America – which has already been on sale in other markets for some time now. In the meantime, it seems as if the Ford Ranger isn’t just a utilitarian ride that’s sized a bit smaller than the F-150, but rather, it’s also apparently an economical and relatively environmentally-friendly choice as well, according to the latest edition of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) 2024 GreenerCars list – joining the Ford Maverick Hybrid, which also made the cut.

Each year, ACEEE releases its GreenerCars report, which is an assessment of the greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions from the production, use, and disposal of every new vehicle on the market, coupled with fuel economy data. This data is calculated from the time a vehicle is produced to the time it reaches its end-of-life moment as well, giving us a total picture of a vehicle’s impact on not only our wallets, but also the environment as a whole.

Interestingly, for all-electric vehicles, this includes the upstream emissions generated by not only the electricity used by an EV, but also the emissions produced when mining and processing minerals for its batteries, as well as the emissions stemming from manufacturing those vehicles and their components. From there, ACEEE assigns each vehicle a “green score,” then ranks the best and worst in categories including the “greenest,” “greener,” (which doesn’t include EVs), and “meanest” of the bunch.

In that regard, the Ford Ranger  ranked 14th out of 14 models on the “greener” list with a score of 43. The Ranger earned this particular spot thanks to its low annual estimated fuel cost of $1,968, which ranked it behind a variety of ICE and hybrid models, though it is worth noting that the Ranger was the only pickup on this list, save for the Maverick Hybrid – a pretty notable feat for a vehicle that’s only sold with a regular old ICE powertrain without any sort of electrical assist at the moment.

We’ll have more on the 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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