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2024 Ford Ranger Production Adds 2.7L V6 EcoBoost For Job 2

Those waiting on a redesigned 2024 Ford Ranger faced some longer-than-expected delays, as the new mid-size pickup was originally slated to launch in the U.S. last summer, though that process didn’t actually begin until just a few weeks ago. The automaker later revealed that it discovered a cosmetic issue on the pickup’s hood that it proceeded to rectify before beginning shipments, which required changes to the actual manufacturing process. Regardless, 2024 Ford Ranger pickups equipped with the twin-turbocharged 2.7L V6 EcoBoost were slated as late availability from the get-go, and previously weren’t expected to arrive until the fall. Now, Ford Authority has learned more about this particular subject.

According to sources familiar with the matter, 2024 Ford Ranger production at the Michigan Assembly plant will add the 2.7L V6 EcoBoost engine to its mix as part of Job 2 production. An exact date for this switchover hasn’t yet been set in stone, however. Regardless, in terms of availability, the larger 2.7 will be available as an option for XLT and Lariat trims, though it also requires four-wheel drive.

Prior to its launch, 2024 Ford Ranger production had been steadily ramping up at MAP for months, though it increased significantly in March as Ford built a total of 6,707 Ranger pickups that month – which represented a month-over-month increase of 3,836 units or 134 percent versus February. This was also quite clear by some photos that Ford Authority secured at MAP recently, showing a large number of new Ranger pickups populating storage lots – far more examples than the Ford Bronco that it’s built alongside, in fact.

Thus far, the 2024 Ford Ranger has garnered nearly universally positive reviews, even beating out the also-all-new 2024 Toyota Tacoma in a recent comparison test, as well as the Chevy Colorado. However, for those looking to buy a Ranger Raptor, it’s likely they’ll have to navigate some pretty substantial dealer markups to do so, as Ford Authority reported earlier today.

We’ll have more on the 2024 Ford Ranger soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Ranger news, Ford Bronco 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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  1. CWJ

    How about a non Ecoboost….simple v6 engine….for us that rather have relaiblity than muscle car horsepower

    1. 19BULLITT

      300~is muscle car? Try more 8yr old Nissan Maxima.

      1. CWJ

        my 70 Mach 1 Mustang only had 300hp…that enough…speed limit only55 to 70…time to carry truck for recall, ecoboost related timing change…head gasket repair ,,,etc,,,forever….i pay extra to get a 3,0 vulcan engine again..

  2. Joe

    Looking forward to the Ranger XLT AWD, PHEV w/Power On Board. I’m guessing Q 1 25, will be worth the wait. Pricing should be in line with the Tacoma.

  3. Nate

    As long as Ford is going to keep the Ranger priced closer to the full sized Silverado instead of the mid sized Colorado, it will continue to have mediocre (at best) sales numbers.
    Nice truck though.

  4. woofer2609

    A 6′ bed sure would be nice.

  5. Rich

    I have placed my order for an XLT with the new 2.7 liter v6. The XLT is a good value compared to the competition at the same level. All mid sized trucks have become pricey these days.


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