Ford has revealed the new Tremor Off-Road Package for the 2021 Ranger pickup truck, making it the most off-road capable variant in the US range.
The new Ford Ranger Tremor receives a range of off-road goodies that are designed to make it go beyond the current FX4 Off-Road Package-equipped Ranger, including a lifted suspension, redesigned front knuckles, and 32-inch Continental all-terrain tires on new 17-inch wheels.
The result is a ground clearance of 9.7 inches – 0.8 inches more than the base Ranger SuperCrew 4×4. The suspension makes use of Fox 2.0 monotube dampers with remote rear reservoirs and hydraulic bump stops that are tuned for a more comfortable ride on paved road while maintaining control on challenging off-road conditions.
The Tremor package also includes specially tuned front and rear springs for better off-road composure, with the rear setup still using a multi-leaf spring setup for increased wheel travel. In addition, the stiffness of the anti-roll bar has been reduced to improve comfort off-road and minimize disruption over rough terrain.
The new 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor offers better off-road figures than its siblings, with the approach angle now at 30.9 degrees, 2.2 degrees more than the base SuperCrew 4×4, a 25.5-degree departure angle, an increase of 0.1 degrees, and a 24.2-degree breakover angle, up 2.7 degrees.
The suspension changes also mean that the 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor now offers 6.5 inches of suspension travel at the front and 8.1 inches at the rear. The new package adds a frame-mounted steel front bash plate, underbody skid plates, a rear locking differential, a Terrain Management System with four drive modes, Trail Control, and a recalibrated traction control system.
Despite the improved off-road character of the new Ranger Tremor, Ford’s pickup truck maintains the 1,430-pound maximum payload and the 7,500-pound maximum towing capacity rating.
Styling features of the new Tremor Off-Road Package include a front grille with black bars, red accents, and a surround painted in Magnetic, special badging, and an optional graphics package for the hood and bodywork.
The interior of the new Ford Ranger Tremor gets seats upholstered with Miko Suede inserts, ‘Tremor’ stitched into the seatbacks and a six-switch auxiliary power bank mounted on the dash, allowing customers to control aftermarket accessories like winches, extra lights, and air compressors.
Power continues to come from Ford’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, which produces 270 HP and 310 lb-ft of torque and is paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission and a standard 4×4 system with a rear locking differential.
The new Tremor Off-Road Package is now available on the 2021 Ranger XLT and 2021 Ranger Lariat models with the SuperCrew 4×4 configuration and is priced at $4,290 MSRP. The first examples of the 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor will enter production early next year.