The long wait is over as Ford has finally introduced the Ranger Tremor Off-Road Package for the 2021 model year. It is the most off-road capable mid-size truck built, the Blue Oval says.
Among the key features of the new model are the lifted suspension, redesigned front knuckles, 32-inch Continental all-terrain tires, and 17-inch Magnetic-painted wheels. With all of these combined, the Ranger Tremor gets a total of 9.7 inches of ground clearance or 0.8 inches more than the entry-level Ranger SuperCrew 4×4.
Customers after off-road specs are treated to Fox 2.0 monotube dampers, tuned shock absorbers that can provide vehicle control on the dirt, as well as re-tuned front and rear springs for improved stability. The upcoming model will also feature an anti-roll bar with reduced stiffness and a multi-leaf rear spring setup.
In comparison to the base models in the Ranger lineup, the new off-road-configured Tremor has an increased suspension travel at 6.5 inches, while the rear also goes up to 8.0 inches. The approach, departure, and break-over angles have also been updated to be better than those of the base SuperCrew 4×4.
Other new updates to the model include a frame-mounted steel front bash plate, underbody skid plates, rear locking differential, Trail Control technology, and a Terrain Management System with four driving modes. Ford engineers also recalibrated its traction control system for better acceleration and traction on rough surfaces.
In terms of the exterior, the new Ranger Tremor Off-Road gets two recovery hooks at the front and rear, as well as hood steps that add a stylish appeal to the truck. Aside from the design updates, though, Ford says the vehicle still has the same 1,430-pound payload capacity and 7,500-pound maximum towing capacity like the regular version.
The 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor is equipped with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbo-four engine that makes up to 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The optional Off-Road package is available for $4,290 and is offered on the mid-range XLT and Lariat Trims with the SuperCrew 4×4 configuration.
Ford is set to begin production of the 2021 Ranger sometime in early 2021.