Just this past year, the US-market Ford Ranger saw a handful of updates to make it more competitive against the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Toyota Tacoma. The results may have helped it leapfrog Chevy into the No. 2 sales spot, behind the stalwart Tacoma. Rewinding the clock, Ford announced a performance tune in April, a Fox performance accessory update in June, Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 Ford Performance Accessory Packages also in June, and then the Ford Ranger Tremor off-road package last week. But the party appears far from over, as the 2021 Ford Ranger STX Special Edition Package is made official.
For just $995, the 2021 Ford Ranger STX Special Edition Package adds unique 18-inch black wheels, 8-inch center touch screen, SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, AppLink, dual-zone climate control, silver-painted interior accents, and privacy glass with rear defrost. The 2021 Ford Ranger STX Special Edition builds off of the existing STX Appearance Package with a starting MSRP of $28,045. The package is available on Ranger XL trim levels in either SuperCab or SuperCrew configuration, and/or 4×2 or 4×4 driveline. The kit can also be bundled with the existing FX2 or FX4 Off-Road Package.
“STX has been a strong seller on the base Ranger, but we’ve heard from some customers who want even more style and more tech in their XL trucks,” said Ranger marketing manager Chad Callander. “STX Special Edition now gives those customers that added style with the added benefits of having a touchscreen with SYNC3 – at an affordable cost.”
The 2021 Ford Ranger Ranger STX Special Edition otherwise joins other available packages including STX Appearance Package, Black Package, Chrome Appearance Package, and Sport Appearance Package.
The current-generation Ford Ranger is expected to exist for just a few more years, before the next-generation T7 Ranger hits the market in 2022.