2021 Ford Ranger Gains Off-Road Tremor Package

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While U.S. consumers are still waiting for Ford to come out with a Ranger Raptor, which is reportedly in the works, the American automaker continues to add more off-roading capable packages on its compact pickup. For the 2021 model year, the Ranger will be available with an Off-Road Tremor Package, following in the footsteps of the F-Series Super Duty pickups.

Starting at $4,920, the Tremor package is a substantial amount more than the FX4 package – the most off-roading ready Ranger that money can currently buy – that costs $1,295. The Tremor brings 32-inch Continental all-terrain tires, 17-inch wheels, redesigned front knuckles, Fox dampers with rear piggyback reservoirs and hydraulic rebounds stops, and a lifted suspension setup. Additionally, the package brings a front bash plate, underbody skid plates, a rear locking differential, Ford’s Terrain Management System with four drive modes, and Trail Control.

Together, the changes result in 9.7 inches of ground clearance, which is 0.8 inches more than a Ranger SuperCrew 4x4. Compared to a regular Ranger, the Tremor packages increases front suspension travel to 6.5 inches, while rear suspension travel increases to 8.1 inches. The pickup’s approach angle, departure angle, and breakover angle have been improved by 2.2 degrees, 0.1 degrees, and 2.7 degrees, respectively.

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Aesthetically, the Tremor adds four recovery hooks, two at each end of the pickup, hoop steps, a special grille, and special badges. Consumers can opt for hood and body graphics for a more aggressive look, while the cabin features seats with Miko suede inserts and the word “Tremor” that’s been stitched into the seatbacks.

The Tremor Off-Road Package will be available on the XLT and Lariat trims with the SuperCrew body style and four-wheel drive. Power will come from the Ranger’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission and an electronic locking rear differential are also included. The pickup truck’s 7,500-pound maximum towing capacity and 1,430-pound maximum payload capacity haven’t changed.

While the Off-Road Tremor Package results in the most capable Ranger when it comes to off-roading, it’s still not close to what a true Raptor variant would come with. The Ranger Raptor that’s reportedly in the works will most likely come with a more powerful engine, off-road Fox racing suspension, knobbier all-terrain tires, long-travel suspension, and a more high-tech trail management system.

The Off-Road Tremor Package isn’t the only available off-roading package that Ford offers on the Ranger. The automaker recently introduced three off-road accessory packages that add a host of upgrades. Unlike those packages, the new Tremor package is available straight from Ford and doesn’t have to be installed by a dealer.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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