The Ford Ranger, Australia’s best-selling 4×4 ute and third best-selling 4×2 ute, has seen its line-up and pricing tweaked during 2021.
UPDATE, 6/8/2021 – We’ve updated and brought this article forward to reflect what Ford calls its MY2021.75 changes.
The 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel is now available in the 4×4 XL Super Cab Chassis, 4×4 XL Double Cab Chassis and 4×4 XL Double Cab Pickup variants.
Adaptive cruise control is also now standard in the XLT, FX4 and FX4 Max.
There have also been some running price adjustments for some models during 2021, which you’ll find in the list below.
MY2021.75 models started arriving at dealers in June.
The Ranger line-up has been further fortified throughout the year with the introduction of a raft of additional variants.
These range from the the work-focused Tradie and XL Heavy Duty Special Edition to the more adventure-oriented FX4 Max and Raptor X, though the XLT Double Cab Chassis manual was axed.
- XL Single Cab Chassis 2.2 manual: $29,190
- XL Single Cab Chassis Hi-Rider 2.2 auto: $34,890
- XL Super Cab Chassis Hi-Rider 2.2 auto: $37,390
- XL Double Cab Chassis Hi-Rider 2.2 auto: $39,390
- XL Double Cab Pickup Hi-Rider 2.2 auto: $40,790
- XL Sport Double Cab Pickup Hi-Rider 2.2 auto: $43,790
- XLT Double Cab Pickup Hi-Rider 3.2 auto: $51,790 (+$250)
- XLT Double Cab Pickup Hi-Rider 2.0 auto: $53,290 (+$250)
- XL Single Cab Chassis 3.2 manual: $43,090
- XL Single Cab Chassis 3.2 auto: $45,290
- XL Super Cab Chassis 3.2 manual: $45,590
- XL Double Cab Chassis 2.2 auto: $47,290
- XL Double Cab Chassis 3.2 manual: $47,590
- XL Super Cab Chassis 3.2 auto: $47,790
- XL Double Cab Pickup 2.2 auto: $48,690
- XL Double Cab Pickup 3.2 manual: $48,990
- XL Super Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $49,190
- XL Super Cab Chassis 2.0 auto: $49,290 (new)
- XL Double Cab Chassis 3.2 auto: $49,790
- XLS Double Cab Pickup 3.2 manual: $50,290
- XL Double Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $51,190
- XL Double Cab Chassis 2.0 auto: $51,290 (new)
- Tradie Double Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $52,190
- XLS Double Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $52,490
- XL Double Cab Pickup 2.0 auto: $52,690 (new)
- XL Heavy Duty Special Edition Double Cab Chassis 3.2 auto: $52,790
- Sport Double Cab Pickup 3.2 manual: $53,540
- Sport Double Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $55,740
- XLT Double Cab Pickup 3.2 manual: $57,490 (+$250)
- XLT Super Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $57,690 (+$250)
- XLT Double Cab Chassis 3.2 auto: $58,690 (+$250)
- XLT Super Cab Pickup 2.0 auto: $59,190
- XLT Double Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $59,690 (+$250)
- FX4 Double Cab Pickup 3.2 manual: $59,990
- XLT Double Cab Chassis 2.0 auto: $61,190 (+$250)
- XLT Double Cab Pickup 2.0 auto: $61,190 (+$250)
- FX4 Double Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $62,190
- Wildtrak Double Cab Pickup 3.2 manual: $62,390
- FX4 Double Cab Pickup 2.0 auto: $63,690
- Wildtrak Double Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $64,590
- Wildtrak X Double Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $66,790
- FX4 Max Double Cab Pickup 2.0 auto: $66,190 (+$250)
- Wildtrak Double Cab Pickup 2.0 auto: $66,090
- Wildtrak X Double Cab Pickup 2.0 auto: $68,290
- Raptor X Double Cab Pickup 2.0 auto: $79,390
All prices exclude on-road costs.
If you’re looking to get a more accurate idea of pricing, you can use the official Ford Ranger configurator to build and price one in your own specifications.
The 2021 Ford Ranger is available with three different engines.
Standard in the Ranger XL and XL Sport is a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder producing 118kW of power and 385Nm of torque and mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
Optional in the Ranger XL and standard in the rest of the range, excluding the FX4 Max and Raptor X, is a 3.2-litre turbo-diesel five-cylinder engine producing 147kW and 470Nm. It’s also mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
Available in most models is a 2.0-litre twin-turbocharged diesel four-cylinder engine producing 157kW and 500Nm. It’s mated exclusively to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
If you’re looking for more details on the engine specifications, you can find more information within the official Ford Ranger brochure.
When equipped with the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel, the Ranger consumes 6.5L/100km on the combined cycle with a manual transmission and 7.8L/100km with the automatic. In the automatic Double Cab, fuel consumption increases to 8.0L/100km.
With the 3.2-litre turbo-diesel, the Ranger consumes 8.2L/100km on the combined cycle with rear-wheel drive and an automatic, 8.3L/100km with four-wheel-drive and a manual, 8.7L/100km as a 4×4 Super Cab automatic, and 8.9L/100km as a 4×4 Double Cab automatic.
With the 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel, the Ranger consumes 7.4L/100km and 8.2L/100km in the Raptor.
The 2021 Ford Ranger cab chassis measures 5133mm long and 1867mm wide. Height varies based on variant, with measurements of 1703mm (Single Cab Low-Rider only), 1800mm (all other Single Cabs), 1804mm (Super Cab models) and 1815mm (Double Cab models).
All 2021 Ford Ranger Double Cab ute models measure 5446mm long, except for the XL Hi-Rider which shares the same 5382mm length as the Super Cab ute and the Raptor which is 5398mm.
Width is 1867mm for all ute models except the 1977mm wide FX4 Max and 2028mm wide Raptor X but height varies: 1810mm for the 4×4 Super Cab, 1815mm for the XL, XLS and Sport 4×4 Double Cab, 1821mm for the XLT Double Cab, 1848mm for the Wildtrak, 1852mm for the FX4 Max, and 1873mm for the Raptor X.
Payload varies. For 4×2 variants, it ranges between 1069kg (XLT Double Cab Pickup 3.2) and 1476kg (XL Single Cab Chassis Hi-Rider 2.2).
For 4×4 models, it’s as low as 748kg in the Raptor and 981kg in the FX4 Max, and as high as 1331kg in the XL Single Cab Chassis 3.2 manual and 1313kg with the auto.
All Rangers have a 3500kg braked towing capacity except the 4×2 XL Single Cab Chassis Low-Rider, which can tow 2500kg.
If you want to see a visual representation of the dimensions, download the official Ford Ranger brochure.
All 2021 Ford Ranger models require servicing every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.
In addition to its five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, Ford offers capped-price servicing for the Ranger.
The first four services will cost no more than $299 while the fifth service will cost $375 for 2.2-litre models, $390 for 2.0-litre models and $395 for 3.2-litre models.
When the Ford Ranger was tested by ANCAP in 2015, it received a rating of five stars.
That rating was based on a frontal offset score of 15.72 out of 16 and a side impact score of 16 out of 16. Whiplash and pedestrian protection were rated Good and Acceptable, respectively.
All 2021 Ford Ranger models come standard with the following safety features:
- Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Lane-keep assist
- Traffic sign recognition
- Lane-departure warning
- Anti-lock brakes
- Front, front-side and curtain airbags.
Ford have further information regarding the safety features available in the Ranger which can be found in the official brochure.
The Ford Ranger XL comes standard with:
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Cruise control
- Reversing camera (optional on cab-chassis models)
- Rear parking sensors (except on cab-chassis models)
- Six-speaker sound system (four speakers on Single Cab)
- Power windows
- 16-inch steel wheels
- Single-zone manual climate control
- Remote central locking
- Automatic headlights
A Heavy Duty pack adds:
- Heavy-duty suspension
- 17 x 7.5-inch black steel wheels in Continental all-terrain tyres
The XL has spawned various special edition models.
The XL Heavy Duty Special Edition adds:
- Black-finish 17-inch steel wheels
- Heavy-duty suspension
- Solid wheel nuts
- Black side steps
- Rear-view camera kit
Over the regular XL, the XL Sport adds black 16-inch alloy wheels plus a black sports bar, bedliner, side steps, grille and rear bumper.
Over the regular XL, the Tradie adds:
- 16-inch black alloy wheels
- Black nudge bar
- 20.5-inch slimline LED light bar
- Black side steps
- Tow bar
Over the XL, the Ranger XLS adds the following standard features:
- Front fog lights
- Floor carpets
- 16-inch alloy wheels
The XLS can also be equipped with the XLS Premium pack which adds:
- Satellite navigation
- DAB+ digital radio
- Dual-zone climate control
- Proximity entry with push-button start
- Chrome grille and door handles
- Dual 4.2-inch instrument cluster screens
- Front parking sensors
The Sport adds the XLS Premium pack features but replaces the chrome exterior trim with black-finish trim and upgrades to 17-inch alloy wheels.
Over the XLS Premium, the XLT adds:
- Cooled centre console
- LED headlights and daytime running lights
- Chrome rear sports bar
- Side steps
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Adaptive cruise control
Over the XLT, the FX4 adds:
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Black mesh grille
- Matte black sports bar
- Leather sports seats
- Red interior stitching details
The FX4 Max adds over the XLT the following standard features:
- Mono-tube Fox shock absorbers and retuned suspension
- Unique grille and exterior trim
- Matte black rear sports bar
Semi-automatic parking assist is optional on the XLT, FX4 and FX4 Max.
The Wildtrak adds over the XLT:
- LED front fog lights
- Power roller shutter
- Eight-way power driver’s seat
- Leather trim
- Heated front seats
- Adaptive cruise control
- Semi-automatic parking assist
- Ambient lighting
The Ranger Raptor X loses front parking sensors, adaptive cruise and parking assist but adds:
- Unique suspension tune
- Front sports seats
- Paddle shifters
- Leather and suede trim
- Red interior stitching details
- Extended leg sports bar
- Red front tow hooks
- Black Ford logo on tailgate
- ‘Hydrographic and Black Alley’ accents on the dashboard and door cards
- Bonnet, roof and tailgate striping
- Matte-finish grille, bumpers, door handles, fender vent, wheel caps and other exterior elements
- Matte black 17-inch wheels and 33-inch BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres
Download the brochure to see a side by side comparison of what is offered across the Ford Ranger variants. You can also find official pictures and commentary on the official Ford Ranger website.
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