Every 2020 Ford Ranger model is capable and comfortable on the pavement, but its true calling may be out in rugged and all-terrain conditions. The 2.3L EcoBoost engine is sure to give a nice boost when you’re driving on the highway, and it will give you some great capabilities when you’re on the trail as well.
The 2020 Ford Ranger: Built for the Open Road
The 2020 Ford Ranger, as its name implies, is meant to be out in the wild. With a powerful engine, high-strength steel frame, and multiple off-road components, it’s been built for adventures. Plus, you can always add on the FX4 Off-Road Package for some serious off-roading fun.
Each new Ranger has the availability of 4WD, which is essential for any off-road machine. With the electronic shift-on-the-fly (ESOF) system, you can easily shift between 4WD high or low and 2WD when you’re back on the pavement. Along with a powerful engine, the 2020 Ford Ranger also has a best-in-class break-over angle, which means it’s the best mid-size pickup out there for climbing hills and clearing obstacles.
The FX4 Off-Road Package
If you add on the FX4 Off-Road Package, you can expect some really great additions. The included Terrain Management System allows you to choose between four different drive modes, which are Normal, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Ruts, and Sand. When you select the mode, the system will then automatically adjust its settings to provide different levels of traction, drivability, and performance.
For those times when you need a little more focus while driving over rough terrain, you can activate the Trail Control system that acts as a kind of off-road cruise control, managing both throttle and braking while maintaining a constant speed. And for those tricky situations where terrain changes unpredictably, the electronic-locking rear differential allows you to choose when to activate it, so traction is optimized for both rear wheels at the same time.
The 2020 Ford Ranger has some serious off-road capabilities that are ready to take you on your next adventure.