It comes with an upgraded off-road performance suspension, a new exhaust system, and new wheels and tires

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Ford Ranger is a capable midsize truck with a lot of potential for off-road and performance-oriented mods. Ford has denied us the pleasure of the Ranger Raptor in the U.S. market, but it has been a boon to the aftermarket companies who are filling this vacuum with their respective iterations. The latest one to do so is Roush Performance. Roush has taken the 2021 Ranger under its wing and turned it into an off-road beast.

What’s Different On The Outside?

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On the outside, the Roush Ranger looks quite different from the standard Ranger. Up front, the stock grille is swapped with the signature Roush grille that comes with integrated LED marker lights. Two red tow hooks have been provided at the bottom. Roush has also pasted its standard graphics package that further differentiates it from the standard Ranger.

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The aftermarket company has installed a Fox 2.0 coilover suspension system.

The front coilover shocks feature tuned performance springs and raise the truck by two inches. The shocks are constructed with 6061-T6 aluminum and use internal floating pistons. Courtesy of this raised stance and the wide fender flares that are finished in Magnetic Gray shade, Roush was able to equip the Ranger with bigger General Tire Grabber A/TX all-terrain 32-inch tires wrapped around 18-inch wheels. The fender flares, by the way, feature fully-functional air vents, too.

What’s Under The Hood?

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Roush has equipped a new dual tip cat-back exhaust system in the Ranger. It is said to increase the horsepower and torque figures, but Roush hasn’t mentioned the exact numbers. The new exhaust system sounds more aggressively and is built with corrosion-resistant 304 stainless steel. In case you’re worried about its legality status, Roush has noted that the system is legal in all 50 states in the U.S.

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The truck comes with the same 2.3-liter, four-cylinder EcoBoost engine under the hood from the factory. It churns out 270 ponies and 310 pound-feet of twist. Power is sent to the wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission. There could be a change in the towing and payload capacity, but Roush hasn’t mentioned anything about it. The stock Ranger can tow up to 7.500 pounds and haul up to 1,860 pounds.

2020 Ford Ranger specifications
Engine 2.3-liter EcoBoost
Horsepower 270 HP
Torque 310 LB-FT
Fuel economy city/highway/combined 21/26/26 combined
Transmission 10-speed automatic

What’s Different On The Inside?

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The package includes changes on the inside, too. It comes with premium leather upholstery for the seats with embroidered headrests. The instrument cluster is swapped with a Roush-exclusive unit. There’s serialized badging as well, but this isn’t a limited-production package. Finally, there are Roush-branded WeatherTech floor liners to wrap off all the changes made inside.

How Much Does It Cost?

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This package for the 2021 Ranger starts at $12,750. The standard 2021 Ranger starts at $24,820 and goes all the way up to $32,910. This means your Ranger equipped with this package will cost you at least $35,500. Roush is also providing a 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty.

In case you’d like to further customize it, Roush offers stuff like chase racks with dual Rigid light bars, an off-road utility kit, a locking vault for the center console and rear seats, and various graphic package upgrades.

Sidd Dhimaan
Sidd Dhimaan
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