When Ford introduced the F-150 Raptor back in 2010, they kickstarted a trend towards off-roading focused trucks that has grown into a massive business. With just about every automaker rolling out beefed-up versions of their trucks for use off the pavement, competition has gotten stiff in the segment. Not ones to be left out of the fun, Ford has just pulled the cover off the new 2021 Ranger Tremor Off-Road Package.
Despite sharing an old name, this new factory-built package brings the Ranger’s off-road capability to places that it has never been, while retaining its focus on everyday usability. Available on SuperCrew XLT and Lariat models powered by the 2.3L EcoBoost, the Ranger Tremor Off-Road Package includes a host of features not too dissimilar from those found on the Baja-bashing F-150.
The Ranger Tremor receives a lifted suspension kit complete with FOX 2.0 monotube dampers, rear piggyback reservoirs, and off-road tuned front coilovers and rear leaf springs. The package results in 9.7 inches of ground clearance, which is 0.8 inches more than a standard Ranger SuperCrew 4×4. The upgraded suspension is put to the ground via a set of 17-inch Magnetic-painted wheels wrapped in 32-inch Continental General Grabber A/TX all-terrain tires. Important metrics out on the trails have improved too, with a 30.9-degree approach angle, a 25.5-degree departure angle, and a 24.2-degree breakover angle.
Thanks to those beefy-tires, this off-road focused Ranger picks up an additional inch of width, which gives it a more aggressive look. The Ranger Tremor Off-Road Package also includes a frame-mounted steel bash plate up front, as well as additional underbody skid plates for more protection from stray rocks. Other visual tweaks include a Magnetic-painted grille surround with some slick red accents in the corners. Special Tremor badging can be found along both sides of the bed as well, with an optional hood and body graphics package available for those looking for more visual flair. Inside the truck you’ll find Miko suede front seat inserts, as well as the Tremor logo stitched into the seatbacks.
The 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor isn’t quite the Raptor variant that customers were hoping for, but the package does bring some tangible upgrades to the ever-popular midsizer. The new off-road package carries a price tag of just $4,290 MSRP as well, which is a price that a lot of buyers can likely get behind. We’ll just have to wait and see if the truck has what it takes to bring it to the Chevy Colorado ZR2 and the Jeep Gladiator. Production is slated to begin during early 2021.