The Ford Ranger is a leading choice for the midsize pickup truck segment — and with a thorough redesign for the 2023 model year, the Ranger gets even better. The all-new 2023 Ford Ranger made its global debut today. Find out its release date, price, and specs.
When will the 2023 Ford Ranger be released and available for sale?
The release date of the 2023 Ford Ranger will likely be in either the summer or fall of 2022. The 2023 Ranger will be available for sale at dealerships throughout the United States. For international markets, Ford will release the next-generation Ranger sooner and brand it as a 2022 Ranger. Production of the redesigned Ranger will start soon at Ford’s manufacturing plants in South Africa and Thailand.
How much does the 2023 Ford Ranger cost?
Ford has not yet released the price information for the 2023 Ranger. However, with the redesign and upgrades, you can expect the 2023 Ranger to cost slightly more than the 2022 Ranger. The starting price of the 2022 Ranger is $25,285 MSRP for the Super Cab models and $27,685 MSRP for the SuperCrew models.
2023 Ford Ranger specs: Engine options and towing
The 2023 Ford Ranger will continue to use the turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine and 10-speed automatic transmission that’s in the 2022 Ranger. Output for the turbo 2.3-liter engine is 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. Diesel engine options and a manual transmission will be available on the global version of the Ranger. However, these options are unlikely to be offered in the U.S.
The towing capacity for the 2023 Ranger will likely be the same as the 2022 Ranger, which has a maximum towing capacity of 7,500 pounds. On the off-roading front, a Ranger Raptor model will be released sometime after the standard 2023 Ranger. The Ranger Raptor is expected to have the same twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 engine that’s in the Ford Bronco.
Design changes for the 2023 Ford Ranger
The redesigned 2023 Ford Ranger looks like a larger version of the Ford Maverick compact pickup truck. It has similar bold wheel arches and C-shaped LED headlights as the Maverick, with an added side step behind the wheel arches. Also, compared to the 2022 Ranger, the redesigned 2023 Ranger is slightly larger, with a 2-inch increase for both the wheelbase and track width. This size increase should improve the ride quality of the Ranger.
New interior and technologies for the 2023 Ranger
The aging interior and infotainment system of the 2022 Ranger is in need of an upgrade, so the redesigned interior of the 2023 Ranger is a welcome improvement. Buyers of the 2023 Ranger will have a choice of a standard 10.1-inch touchscreen or an optional vertically-orientated 12.0-inch version. Both of the touchscreens will operate the SYNC 4 infotainment system, which can control drive modes and display off-road modes.
Also, the 2023 Ranger will offer an available wireless charging pad for smartphones. Furthermore, the redesigned Ranger adds more cargo space under the rear seats and in the doors.
With the redesign and upgrades, the 2023 Ranger should be a more competitive model against other midsize trucks, such as the Toyota Tacoma, Chevy Colorado, Nissan Frontier, Honda Ridgeline, GMC Canyon, and Jeep Gladiator. As more information about the redesigned 2023 Ford Ranger becomes available, we’ll provide updates. This includes the official release date, the full price information with the cost for each Ranger trim, color options, and a full list of features.