Ford Ranger 2023 features and specifications revealed


  • The new Ranger will be launched locally with six grades
  • Maximum towing capacity of 3500kg available with diesel variant
  • Local rollout is expected in the second half of 2022

UPDATE, July 2022: The new Ford Ranger review – it’s finally here

The new Ford Ranger 2023 is now on sale in Australia, and the local media launch has been executed. It wheel and Australian 4×4 both teams have ridden the new Ranger, and you can find their stories at the link below.

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UPDATE, April 7, 2022: Australian pricing for the new 2023 Ford Ranger has now been revealed. Get complete information on the link below.

March 24: The next-generation Ford Ranger is coming to Australia in six different classes, from the entry-level XL to the flagship Raptor.

Launched in November last year as a replacement for the current-generation Ranger, which has been in service since 2011, this latest iteration aims to secure Ford’s position at the top of the sales ladder – not just by building on the success of the previous model. , but beats its rivals across the board.

While pricing has yet to be announced, Ford has announced detailed information for the upcoming Ranger, which is expected to launch in the second half of 2022.



Starting with the base XL variant, the Ranger is equipped with standard features such as:


2.0 liter single turbo diesel with six-speed automatic or bi-turbo diesel with ten-speed automatic
4×2 or 4×4
Locking rear differential (standard on 4×4, optional for 4×2)
Front disc, rear drum brake
Five body styles – single cab chassis, super cab chassis, dual cab chassis, super cab pick-up, dual cab pick-up
Trailer crane body cable (optional tow bar)
Steel underbody protection including transfer box
16 inch steel wheels and full size spare
Halogen daytime running light
LED tail light (pick up), halogen tail light (cab chassis)
Tailgate with lift assist (pick-up only)
Vinyl floor covering
Eight-way manual driver’s seat, four-way manual front passenger seat with ebony seat trim
Powered rear window (double cab only)
Single zone climate control
10.1 inch LCD portrait touch screen
Embedded modem
Start remotely (via the FordPass App)
SYNC 4A infotainment system (with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto wireless)
Coast-to-coast instrument panel with smart storage solution
Eight-inch color digital instrument cluster
Tilt and telescopic steering column

Up to XLS, buyers are treated to additional equipment, including:


2.0 liter bi-turbo diesel with ten-speed automatic
Four driving modes (normal, eco, slippery, tow/haul)
Double cabin pick up only
Black side step
Halogen front fog lamp
Black front grille with silver accents, halogen headlights, daytime running lights
16-inch alloy wheels with dark silver finish
16 inch steel spare
Electric tailgate lock
Carpet floor
Driver floor mat
Six speaker audio system

XLT is the next variant on the list, with the following scores above XLS:


2.0 liter bi-turbo diesel with ten speed automatic or 3.0 liter V6 turbo diesel with 10 speed automatic
e-Shifter (V6 only)
Electronic parking brake
Rear disc brake
Three body styles – dual cab chassis (V6 only, super cab pick-up (bi-turbo only), dual cab pick-up (also available in 4×2 bi-turbo only)
Body-colored mirror and doorknob
crane bar
4×2 locking rear axle
Protruding top front grille with chrome center bar
LED headlight
C-Clamp LED daytime running light
17-inch alloy wheels with dark silver finish
17 inch steel spare
Black sports bar (pick up only)
Rear box lighting (pick-up only)
Bed-liner includes 12-volt socket (super sab comes with spray bed-liner includes 12-volt socket)
Dual zone climate control
Embedded TMC/DAB satellite/radio navigation
Embedded voice assistant
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift
Smart keyless entry with push button start
Electrochromatic mirror

The Sport Class also returns as the next cabin in the rankings, available as a 4×4 dual cab only with equipment over the XLT such as:


4×4 only
Six rotary selectable drive modes (normal, eco-friendly, slippery, tow/haul, sand, mud/rut)
Double taxi pick up only
Dark accent grille
LED front fog lights
Dark exterior accent
Two front mounted crane hooks
Slip plate
18-inch wheels and parts with engine face and black asphalt accents
Two front floor mats
Wireless charging
Off-road screen
Eight-way powered driver’s seat, eight-way manual passenger seat with ebony leather accents, ‘SPORT’ embossed

Maintaining its position as the ultimate diesel variant, Wildtrak added more equipment, including:


Unique Wildtrak front grille design with sturdy mesh painted with distinctive boulder gray accents
Integrated trailer brake controller
Exterior mirror with puddle light and zone lighting
roof rail
Aluminum load box binding rail
18-inch alloy wheels painted in gray, including a spare tire that matches the Goodyear Wrangler . all-terrain tyre
Wildtrak printed sports bar
Power roller shutter
Cargo management system
Ambient lighting
Pull cup holder
12 inch color touch screen
Power-adjustable eight-way driver and passenger front seats with heating and Wildtrak leather accents

Finally a top-range Raptor, boasting serious off-road credentials with the following features:


3.0-liter V6 Twin-Turbo EcoBoost petrol engine with 10-speed automatic
active exhaust
Fox racing 2.5 inch live valve suspension and Watts Link coil suspension
Electronic locking front differential
4×4 full time
Unique ‘FOR-D’ block grid
Matrix LED auto dynamic leveling headlights with LED daytime running lights
Full LED tail light
LED front fog lights
2.3mm thick front bash plate
Raptor double tow hook
Spray bed sheet
17-inch alloy wheels with T285/70 R17 BF Goodrich K02 High Performance All Terrain tires (optional beadlock-capable wheels)
12.4-inch adjustable digital instrument cluster
Paddle shifter
Seven driving modes (normal, sport, slippery, mud/ruts, sand, Baja, rock crawl)
Next Gen Ranger Sport Front 3 QTR Static



A number of optional packages will be available for the Ranger lineup, from the XL to the Wildtrak.

Towing Package (XL/XLS only)

Integrated trailer brake controller
crane bar

XLS Technology Package

SYNC 4A infotainment system with embedded satellite/radio TMC/DAB navigation
Dual zone climate control
Second row air vent
Smart keyless entry with push button start and body-colored doorknobs

Touring Package (only pick up XLT/SPORT 4×4)

Integrated trailer brake controller
360 degree camera
Zone lighting

Wildtrak Premium Package

Six additional switches overhead
Matrix LED headlights
Full LED tail light
Bang & Olufsen Premium ten speaker audio system
Next Gen Ranger Wildtrak Rear 3 QTR Static 2


Engine and drivetrain

As previously reported by Wheels, The next-generation Ford Ranger 2023 will be powered by four engines across six levels.

The entry-level XL is the only variant available with Ford’s single turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and developing 125kW and 405Nm.

Also available in the XL and above is a bi-turbo diesel version of the 2.0-liter engine, now pushing out 154kW and 500Nm, delivering power to either the rear or all four wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission.

New for 2023 is a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine, Ranger’s first twisted six powerplant available only for the XLT, Sport and Wildtrak. It offers a healthy increase in power and torque over the 2.0 liter option with 184kW and 600Nm on tap, again mated to a 10 speed automatic.

Exclusive to the flagship Raptor is Ford’s ‘EcoBoost’ 3.0-liter twin-turbo petrol V6 petrol engine, which lowers torque slightly to its diesel sibling at 583Nm, but delivers significantly more power at 292kW.

Next Gen Ranger Wildtrak RHD Interior 4


Dimensions and payload capacity

The Ford Ranger 2023 offers a 50mm longer wheelbase and 50mm wider track than the previous model, allowing the 1233 liter body to accept Euro pallets (1200x800mm) – although the body length changes from 1544mm to 2305mm depending on whether it’s single cab or not. . , extra cab or double cab.

Vehicle payloads range from a maximum of 958 kilograms in the Ranger XL 4×2 dual cab pick-up, to the XL 4×4 single cab chassis which offers a maximum payload capacity of 1327kg before tray is installed.

The Ranger Sport, Wildtrak and Raptor variants have a payload of just under a tonne, while the XLS and XLT models vary from 995kg to 1151kg.

The entire Ranger range enjoys towing capacity with a maximum brake of 3500kg – except for the highest-ranging Raptor, which can only pull 2500kg of brakes – while the Ranger Wildtrak 4×4 dual cab pick-up offers the highest GVM figure at 3350kg.

News 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor Red 1 wheels 1



While not yet rated by ANCAP, the new Ranger offers a wide range of safety technologies, including:

Nine airbags including driver’s and passenger’s knees
Adaptive Cruise Control
Collision mitigation (autonomous emergency braking, fixed lane assist, lane departure warning, roadside detection)
Blind spot information system with traffic alerts (pick up only)
Reverse camera (pick-up only)
Rear parking sensor (pick-up only)
Trailer coverage (when factory crane package is installed)
Anti-lock brake
Electronic stability control
Front parking sensor (XLS and up)
Rain sensing wipers (XLT and up)
Intelligent adaptive roaming control with traffic jam assistance
Lane centering/stop and go (XLT and above)
Next Generation XLT Ranger Workbench



Ford says the new Ranger will land in Australia in the second half of this year, with pricing to be announced closer to the launch date.

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