2023 Ford Ranger: Which Trim Fits Your Midsize Truck Needs?

We know the 2023 Ford Ranger is mostly a carryover model, but some differences are offered. Is there a trim level of this midsize truck that makes sense for you, or will you wait for the next-generation model to arrive? Let’s see what each version of the Ford Ranger brings to give you the truck you want to enjoy every day.

The 2023 Ford Ranger still offers more than one build

Blue 2023 Ford Ranger on Rocks
Blue 2023 Ford Ranger on Rocks | Ford

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While other trucks are dialing down the number of bed and cab configurations offered, the Ford Ranger still gives you two choices. You can either have an extended cab (SuperCab) with a 6-foot bed or a crew cab (SuperCrew) with a 5-foot bed. Do you need more room in the cabin or the bed?

What powers the Ford Ranger midsize truck?

Ford gives us three trim levels for the Ranger. All models use the same 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that delivers 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. This engine mates to a 10-speed automatic transmission to send power to either the rear or all four wheels.

What does the base 2023 Ford Ranger XL include?

2023 Ford Ranger Truck Bed with tools and equipment inside
2023 Ford Ranger Truck Bed | Ford

The base Ranger XL gives you:

  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Manually locking tailgate
  •  Air conditioning
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • 3.5-inch display screen
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • 4-speaker sound system
  • One USB port
  • Forward collision mitigation

Add the 101A package, and you get:

  • Cruise control
  • Power mirrors
  • Keyless entry
  • Dual-zone automatic climate controls
  •  Larger infotainment screen
  • Sync 3 infotainment system
  • Apple Car Play
  • Android Auto
  • 6-speaker audio system

If you want more safety features, the Co-Pilot 350 package gives you:

  • Automatic forward emergency braking
  • Blind-spot warning
  • Rear cross-traffic alerts
  • Lane-keeping assistance

Could the XLT trim be the right Ford Ranger for you?

Black 2023 Ford Ranger posed on a dirt trail
Black 2023 Ford Ranger | Ford

The XLT trim sits in the middle of the trims, and it gives you everything listed above plus:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto

Add the 301A package to the XLT trim, and you have:

  • Rear parking sensors
  • A leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 110-volt power outlet
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Sport, Chrome, or Black exterior appearance package

The 302A package gives you the 301A package and a few other items, including:

  • Remote starting
  • Power-folding heated mirrors
  •  Manual-sliding rear window
  • Power-adjustable heated front seats

Upgrade this trim with the Technology package and enjoy:

  • Front parking sensors
  • A navigation system
  • Adaptive cruise control

Move up to the 2023 Ford Ranger Lariat for everything this midsize truck offers

Front angle view of 2023 Ford Ranger, highlighting pickup truck alternatives costing under $28,000
2023 Ford Ranger | Ford

The Lariat trim is currently the top version of the Ford Ranger (the Raptor model is forthcoming but not available yet). The Lariat model gives you the XLT with the 302A package but adds:

  • LED headlights
  • Leather upholstery

Add the 501A package to the Technology package, and you get:

  • Remote starting
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Digital information display and gauge cluster
  • 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Universal garage door opener

Is the Tremor a special off-road package for this midsize truck?

Yellow 2023 Ford Ranger Out on the Trails
2023 Ford Ranger | Ford

Yes, the Tremor Off-Road package is available for the XLT and Lariat trims of the Ford Ranger. You can only add this package to SuperCrew models with 4WD. The Tremor Off-Road package includes:

  • Upgraded suspension with an additional inch of ground clearance
  • Off-road Fox shocks
  • 32-inch all-terrain tires
  • Auxiliary switches for accessories
  • Side steps
  • Underbody protection

The Ford Ranger also offers the FX2, FX4, Off-Road, and Trailer Tow packages to give you what you want in this midsize truck.

How much does the 2023 Ford Ranger cost?

Blue 2022 Ford Ranger Posed Outdoors
Blue 2022 Ford Ranger | Ford

The expected price range of the Ranger is $28,585 to $39,945. This price range makes the Ford midsize truck an affordable choice. Newer trucks start above the top price point for the Ranger.

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