2020 Ford Ranger Update – Raptor and Other Changes

Shortly after its return, the compact truck Ford Ranger will get the first update. It is not official yet, but we are sure that the first model after the comeback will get some upgrades. The 2020 Ford Ranger is going to fix all the lacks and things buyers of the upcoming truck point to. Well, we are not going to see any radical change. Probably some minor cosmetic updates and tuning. Also, the arrival of the Raptor version is not likely for 2019, so we could see it in 2020.

Under the bonnet of the 2020 Ford Ranger, we will probably find the same engines. But, the company could surprise us with some kind of mild-hybrid, while diesel is unlikely for the US. Customers in Australia will have that option. Without too many changes, the price will stay put as well.

2020 Ford Ranger

2020 Ford Ranger Specs

So, the main power source for the 2020 Ford Ranger remains a 2.3-liter EcoBoost mill. The truck pairs it with a new 10-speed auto transmission to deliver a smooth ride. Ford is still quiet on outputs, but we are sure the pickup is capable to make around 200 horses. This is a good value for a mid-size segment. Also, compared to its big brother, Ford F-150, the Ranger will be fuel-friendlier. On the other hand, it is not going to be anywhere close to it with towing capacity.

2020 Ford Ranger interior

2020 Ford Ranger Raptor

The things in the mid-size segment could warm up if Ford decides to go with Raptor version of Ranger in the US. This model is already available in Australia. Popularity in this country lead to higher demand in North America and that is one of the reasons why the truck is back. Raptor could wipe the competition.

As for the F-150, the 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor would come up with unique tuning. First of all, the exterior gets the special treatment. That includes a new grille, bigger wheels, unique paintjobs. Inside we will feel the distinctive design of the pickup wearing Raptor badge. Details are still unavailable, but be sure that something spectacular is on the way. Finally, the truckmaker delivers it with a 2.0-liter turbo-four diesel unit. However, this one is unlikely to appear in the US. So, there is a solution to be found for the specific market.

2020 Ford Ranger rear

What Will the 2020 Ford Ranger Look Like?

Well, pretty much the same. Only big problems with the 2019 year model could lead to a turnaround. But, the company with Ford’s reputation fails very, very rare, especially with such important vehicles. On the other hand, buyers might grind about some details and parts, so that could make designers react. Well, 2019 is not out yet, although it debuted some while ago. We are still waiting for updates. The US carmaker is going to leave few trim levels for  2020 Ranger for sure.

2020 Ford Ranger Release Date

The release date of the 2020 Ford Ranger heavily depends on the previous model. Well, it is still early to see 2019 truck, but as soon as it appears, the company will start the campaign for next season. That includes the gathering of information and feedback. Collecting and fixing lacks process is not so simple and it can’t be done with few reports. As soon as the bosses are ready to decide upon updates, we will hear first official stories about 2020 Ford Ranger.


The 2020 Ford Ranger is not going to compete for the cheapest trucks in price. The pickup will keep the reported cost of the 2019 year model. The company confirmed that the truck will be priced around $25,000 and less. On the other hand, beefed Raptor will go over $10,000 more. For this money, we are getting a lot more, so this model could be worth waiting.

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