When you’re shopping for a new pickup truck in Martinsville, Danville, Rocky Mount, or Greensboro, and a full-size model is too much truck for your garage or budget, the 2023 Ford Ranger is ready to ride to the rescue. The new Ford Ranger looks sensational and is immensely capable, especially with FX2 and Tremor Packages that turn it into a serious off-roader that won’t let you down when the pavement runs out.
Unlike its larger cousins in the Ford truck family, the 2023 Ford Ranger lineup is an exercise in scaled-down configuration simplicity. However, although there are just three trim levels in the Ranger lineup for the 2023 model year, there are plenty of options for customizing this impressive truck to suit whatever style or application you have in mind.
The Ranger range starts with the entry-level Ranger XL, but forget about it being a stripped-down model low on standard equipment to meet an artificially low starting price for fleet buyers. The Ranger XL has an impressive standard specification you enhance as much as you like from the menu of available features. The mid-range model in the 2023 Ranger lineup is the XLT, and the model at the top of the range is the Ranger Lariat.
Almost amazingly, for a modern pickup truck, all versions of the 2023 Ford Ranger have the same powertrain. However, the Ranger features a contemporary turbocharged powerplant that can turn its hand to various applications. The engine in question is a 2.3-liter turbo-four you might recognize from elsewhere in the Ford family. The engine in question produces 270 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque, which gets sent to the rear or all four wheels through the Blue Oval’s excellent 10-speed automatic transmission.
Many versions of the 2023 Ranger you’ll come across on lots or in showrooms will have the available part-time four-wheel-drive system, and the available FX2 and Tremor off-road packages deliver varying levels of four-wheel capability. Models equipped with the Tremor package feature a high-riding suspension with almost 10 inches of ground clearance for serious off-roading and Fox shocks that improve the ride for both on and off-road driving. When properly equipped, the Ranger can tow up to 7,500 pounds and haul up to 1,800 pounds.
Most features you could ask for with a modern truck are standard or available with the 2023 Ford Ranger. Although there are only three trim levels, the options for upgrading the Ranger and the available packages are extensive. Like most trucks, the standard specification is just the starting point. And if you place a factory order, you can get a truck with everything you need without potentially paying for features you might not need or want.
Upgrade packages are an excellent way to upgrade your new Ford Ranger with your desired features. Depending on the trim level, you can choose from XL Chrome Appearance, STX Appearance, STX Special Edition, Bed Utility, Ford Co-Pilot360 Technology, FX4 Off-Road, FX2, Trailer Tow, Splash, Tremor, Black Appearance Packages, and more.
The 2023 Ford Ranger is a great-looking truck capable of fulfilling various midsize roles, from non-nonsense work truck to luxurious adventurer and everything in between. Come and discover what the Ranger could do for you today with a test drive from Nelson Ford at 201 East Commonwealth Boulevard, Martinsville, VA. Alternatively, call us at (276) 638-2331 for more information about pricing and availability, and we can arrange an appointment that fits your schedule.
If you remember previous incarnations of the current 2023 Ford Ranger and think you know what to expect, then think again. This is the American version of a midsize truck that’s been going head-to-head worldwide with Japanese rivals for a while now and beating them at their own game. Come and experience it for yourself today with a test drive from Nelson Ford here at 201 East Commonwealth Boulevard, Martinsville, VA, or give us a call at (276) 638-2331 for more information and to schedule an appointment for a time that suits you.