Ford is expected to introduce a fully redesigned Ranger for 2024. The current belongs to the fourth generation that was released in 2019 and is one of the older midsize trucks in the class. Ford hasn’t provided any official information on the upcoming Ranger, but here’s what we know about the upcoming truck.
We expect the 2024 Ranger to look like the global Ranger that Ford introduced in November 2021. The pickup truck should adopt a boxier, more rugged design with c-shaped daytime running lights, a chunkier grille, and a beefier front fascia. Ford’s designers should incorporate some design elements that are found on the F-150 and Maverick for a familial look with the brand’s other trucks.
In addition to the more rugged styling borrowed from the global Ranger, we'll be seeing a Ranger Raptor in the US for the first time. According to Ford Authority, the high-performance off-road variant will be making its way stateside next year. Ford Authority also gleaned spy shots of what appears to be a SuperCab Ranger prototype fitted with the Tremor off-roading package. This is notable as you can only get the Tremor package as a SuperCrew with the current Ranger.
The interior design of the 2024 Ford Ranger will receive a massive overhaul for the new model year. If the truck shares the same interior design as the truck that’s available globally, it will feature a more upscale design. The truck should gain a vertically-oriented touchscreen that takes up a lot of space on the dashboard. The vertically-oriented air vents match the screen’s vertical layout. A few physical controls for the HVAC system are expected to sit underneath the touchscreen. We expect to see more interior storage compartments in the Ranger, like under-seat storage and a hidden upper glovebox in the dash.
Ford has announced the global Ranger with a 10.1- and a 12-inch touchscreen that are both vertically oriented. These systems will run Ford’s Sync 4 infotainment system and will include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. We could also see the Ranger arrive with a digital instrument cluster. We expect to see navigation, a Bang & Olufsen audio system, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and multiple USB ports to be available.
While Ford offers the global Ranger with a turbodiesel V6 engine, we doubt the 2024 Ranger will be offered with that engine in the U.S. We think the current Ranger’s turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine will continue to be available with the 2024 Ranger. The engine currently makes 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Ford could update the engine for more power for the 2024 model year. We could see the introduction of a hybrid powertrain for 2024.
We’re not sure what’s in store for the 2024 Ford Ranger regarding safety. The current pickup truck comes with a forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and pedestrian detection. Available features include lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control.