The New Ford Ranger Will Be Revealed This Week

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

The Ford Ranger is sold worldwide, but Americans have been slower to get new variants and models. That’s about to change, as Ford recently confirmed that it would reveal the truck on Wednesday, May 10.

The event will include the reveal of Ford’s standard Ranger, which has been on sale in other markets for a while. We’ll also see the first Ranger Raptor in the United States. Though the beefy off-roader gets 284 horsepower in other countries, it’s expected to pack a healthy upgrade by the time it arrives.

Though we already know what the truck will look like, Ford decided to start teasing it anyway, releasing hints a few days ago. In it, Ford shows a couple of different Ranger models’ tailgates, including the Raptor.

The basic Ranger is expected to carry Ford’s 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, while the Raptor is said to be getting a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6. It will get updated tech with new touchscreens and camera options, along with the latest Sync software.

While most of the new Ranger’s formula is well known, Ford could have some tricks up its sleeve. Toyota’s planning the reveal of its new Tacoma soon, so Ford can’t let its main midsize truck rival steal the show. We don’t have long to wait for answers, though, as the event is coming this week.

[Image: Ford]

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • Jeff S Jeff S on May 09, 2023

    Sharing parts and a plant with the larger Bronco, all new and better 2023 Colorado/Canyon, and new Frontier are reasons for sales decline of the Ranger. Ranger is not a bad midsize truck it is just that the 2023 Colorado/Canyon and the 2023 Frontier are better. Also, many buyers of Rangers are waiting for the new redesigned 2024 Ranger. As for the Maverick taking sales away from the Ranger, they are 2 different trucks which appeal to different buyers. Many Maverick buyers are first time truck buyers who would have bought a Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla and there are those of us like me who wanted to downsize from a full size and midsize pickup to a truck which got better mpgs, more affordable price, and a truck that you can actually reach in the bed without needing a ladder or steps, and a truck that you could get in and out of without running boards. For some of us trucks have gotten too big and sit up too high which is a bigger factor when you get older. Previously I have owned 1 fully size pickup, 1 compact pickup, and 3 midsize pickups. I wanted a pickup that was closer to the size of my 85 Mitsubishi Mighty Max, my 99 S-10, and my 08 Ranger but the newer midsize pickups are much taller and longer. I was hoping when the current Ranger was released that it would not be as big. The Maverick as is the Santa Cruz are closer in size to the 70s and 80s compact pickups and the 90s and early 00s midsize pickups than any new truck currently on the market.

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    • EBFlex EBFlex on May 10, 2023

      "The 2022 Colorados sold well because it was the last year for the V-6s and diesels were offered."

      Citation needed.

  • Dukeisduke Dukeisduke on May 09, 2023

    The market will tell us whether restyling the Ranger to look like a Maverick is a hit or a miss. For me, the styling is meh.

  • MaintenanceCosts MaintenanceCosts on May 09, 2023

    Still looks tall and narrow. This is clearly an international truck, built for constraints that are critical in a lot of overseas markets but less important to most US buyers, and I expect the new Colorado/Canyon are a better product for the US market.

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    • Jeff S Jeff S on May 09, 2023

      One review video I saw on the 2023 Colorado brought up the headlight controls within the touch screen otherwise the reviewer liked the Colorado for its responsiveness, comfort, and overall styling. The reviewer said the 2.7 turbo was very quick and the Colorado overall handled much better than any of the other midsize trucks he drove.

  • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on May 09, 2023

    Completely different topic: Altima with 486K on it... how is this even possible?

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    • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on May 10, 2023


      Ah perhaps, but rental grade bread and butter sedan with multiple (probably abusive) owners, during Ghosn cost cutting era, from a second tier at best mfg... its just quite surprising to me.