Other than a few new exterior colors, the Ranger returns for 2020 unchanged. See the 2020 Ford Ranger models for sale near you
The XL represents pretty good value for the segment, but we'd still start things off with the XLT and strongly consider the 302A package for two key elements: the height-adjustable driver's seat and the SYNC 3 touchscreen interface, which both greatly improve interior functionality. Find a Ford Ranger for sale
The 2020 Ford Ranger is available in only two body styles: SuperCab (extended) with a 72.8-in bed, and SuperCrew with a 61-in bed. There are also three trim levels: XL, XLT and Lariat. All prices include the $1,195 factory destination charge.
Standard equipment on the XL ($25,605 SuperCab; $28,005 SuperCrew) includes 16-in steel wheels, automatic headlights, forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, a backup camera, air conditioning, vinyl flooring, cloth upholstery, power windows and an AM/FM stereo. The 101A package adds keyless entry, power mirrors, cruise control, extra speakers, a USB port, Bluetooth, 911 Assist emergency communications (works through a Bluetooth-synced phone), 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability and a color infotainment display. Also optional is the Ford Co-Pilot360 package that includes lane-keeping assist, pedestrian detection for the forward-collision warning system, automatic high beams and a blind spot monitoring system with rear-cross traffic alert and trailer tow monitoring.
The XLT ($29,655 SuperCab; $31,830 SuperCrew) includes the above optional equipment plus 17-in alloy wheels, fog lamps, an upgraded exterior trim, rear privacy glass, front and rear parking sensors, an interior carpet and a 110V AC outlet. The 301A package adds power-folding mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, satellite radio and the SYNC 3 electronics interface, which includes an 8-in touchscreen, two extra USB ports, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and voice controls. The 302A package includes all of that plus heated 8-way power front seats, a manual-sliding rear window, remote ignition and a sport appearance package.
The Lariat ($33,695 SuperCab; $35,870 SuperCrew) includes the contents of those packages plus 18-in alloy wheels, LED headlights, further upgraded exterior trim, proximity entry and push-button start, floor mats and leather upholstery. Its 501A package adds automatic wipers, a 10-speaker B&O sound system and a Technology package (available separately on the XLT and the Lariat) that includes integrated navigation and adaptive cruise control.
Optional on every trim level is the FX4 Off-Road package, which includes off-road-tuned shocks, all-terrain tires, a frame-mounted steel bash plate and Trail Control, a sort of off-road cruise control adept at getting you out of especially tricky or sticky situations. On the XL, this can be paired with the STX Appearance package to create a more fittingly rugged look than what the rather bare-bones base XL provides. An electronic-locking differential, a tow package, a spray-in bedliner and Ford's SecuriCode keyless-entry keypad can also be added to all trim levels.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
2020 Honda Ridgeline - If you don't need the Ranger's stronger towing, hauling and off-roading capabilities (and many truck owners do not), the crossoverlike 2020 Ridgeline is the only pickup that surpasses the Ranger's comfort, space and civilized driving experience.
2020 Toyota Tacoma - If you're OK with a more rugged driving experience, the 2020 Tacoma is a characterful choice that's well-regarded for its off-road prowess. You can read more in our comparison, 2019 Ford Ranger vs Toyota Tacoma: Which is Better?
2020 Chevrolet Colorado - The 2020 Colorado aces the Ranger in two main areas: It's available with a Crew Cab/long bed body combo, and its ZR2 off-road models offer hardcore capabilities the Ranger can't touch. Otherwise, we think the Ranger has the upper hand.
Used Ford F-150 - The Ranger is in no way just a cheaper or smaller version of the F-150 -- the two are fundamentally different. Still, you can pick up a used or certified pre-owned F-150 for the price of a new Ranger.