Occupying a slot in the Ford family larger than the new Maverick compact truck, the 2023 Ford Ranger makes its mark as a formidable mid-size pickup. It features ample power and a robust towing capacity of 7,500 pounds. The Ranger comes standard with rear-wheel drive, but optional four-wheel-drive stands ready for those seeking more rugged capabilities. Customers at dealerships like the Camp Verde Ford dealer who are off-roading enthusiasts can choose the Ranger’s available Tremor package, while those craving more adrenaline-pumping experiences can wait for the anticipated Raptor model, expected to join the Ranger family in the 2024 redesign.
For 2023, the Ranger retains its core design with minimal changes. A standout feature for the year is the introduction of the Splash Jungle Edition equipment package, designed exclusively for the Lariat SuperCrew. This package adds aesthetic appeal, boasting a sleek black mesh grille and an eye-catching Eruption Green Metallic paint color. According to the Camp Verde Ford dealership, Ford has added Azure Gray Metallic Tri-coat to the Ranger’s color palette.
The automotive media gives the 2023 Ford Ranger high marks, with U.S. News & World Report writing: “[The 2023 Ford Ranger] has a potent and fuel-efficient engine, a smooth-shifting transmission, excellent towing and hauling abilities and a bevy of options and accessories. ... The Ranger is worth considering if you want a no-nonsense and highly capable small pickup truck.”
The 2023 Ford Ranger is available in two versions: an extended cab (SuperCab) sporting a 6-foot bed and a crew cab (SuperCrew) fitted with a 5-foot bed. Three trim levels are on offer: XL, XLT, and Lariat. The Ranger is powered by a 2.3-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine generating 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Ranger’s fuel economy is rated at an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city/26 mpg highway (RWD) and 20 mpg city/24 mpg highway (4WD).*
The 2023 Ford Ranger SuperCrew offers a spacious interior and four full-size doors, comfortably accommodating five passengers. In contrast, the SuperCab seats four and features two smaller rear half-doors. Both the SuperCab and SuperCrew cabins ensure the driver and passengers stay comfortable, even on long trips, with controls designed for easy operation.
Standard features for the base Ranger XL trim include 16-inch steel wheels, cloth upholstery, manually adjustable front seats, air conditioning, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a manually locking tailgate, and forward collision mitigation. Infotainment features include a 3.5-inch display screen, four-speaker AM/FM audio system, a Wi-Fi hotspot supporting up to 10 devices, Bluetooth, and a single USB port. The premium XLT and Lariat variants come with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, SiriusXM satellite radio, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Optional upgrades include a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium audio system and an integrated navigation system.
Standard driver-assistance features include forward automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and a rearview camera.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2023 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.