The 2022 Ford Ranger is this year’s version of a beloved mid-size pickup design. Its pricing places it lower than Ford’s full-size pickups, making it an option for those who need a truck that doesn’t break the bank. Its 2.3-Liter engine paired with an AT Transmission gives it enough power and maneuverability for any job you need doing. This 2022 Ford Ranger review will look into the specs and features that help this truck achieve the brand’s promise of vehicles that are built to last.
For this year, buyers will have a few more options with the selection of 2022 Ford Ranger colors. The Splash package makes a comeback as an option for the XLT and LARIAT. There will also be Limited Edition versions of the Splash Truck every month, starting with a Snow Edition to kick off this new series of Ranger pickups.
The 2022 Ford Ranger price point differs from the 3 models made available to buyers for this year. The base XL and XLT are already great for any sort of work that needs to be done with the LARIAT being for those drivers that want the best features offered in the lineup. There are also additional packages available for vehicle customization which includes the Tremor Off-Road Package or the Splash Package. Below is our 2022 Ford Ranger cost table detailing the starting MSRPs of the 3 trim levels:
|2022 Ford Ranger XL||$25,500*|
|2022 Ford Ranger XLT||$29,550*|
|2022 Ford Ranger LARIAT||$33,590*|
The brand once again makes the Ranger an affordable option as well as a flexible one in terms of payment. Buyers can check out the 2022 Ford Ranger lease price alongside other financing options through their official website. Check that out and talk to your preferred car dealer if you’re looking for the best deals in your local area.
The 2022 Ford Ranger specs sheet details the 2.3-Liter EcoBoost Inline 4-Cylinder engine that’s behind its performance stats. On the LARIAT model, it’s capable of 270 horsepower and a torque output of 310 pounds-feet. All models come with a standard 10-Speed SelectShift Automatic transmission. There’s the choice between the 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrains, each affecting the capabilities of the Ranger. Drivers who choose to go for the Tremor Off-Road Package will enjoy a modified front and rear suspension setup that’s tuned for off-roading. This model rides atop 17-inch aluminum wheels and features a cabin that’s filled with features unique to its class.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
With fuel efficiency estimates being released by the EPA already, we can see that the 4×2 drivetrain sees better scores than the 4×4 drivetrain. With the Tremor package, the MPG rating drops further to a flat 19 MPG across the board. The fuel capacity of all Ford Ranger models is 18 gallons. Below is our table detailing the MPG scores of the drivetrains available for this year’s Ford Ranger:
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Ford Ranger (4×2 Drivetrain)||21||26||23|
|2022 Ford Ranger (4×4 Drivetrain)||20||24||22|
|2022 Ford Ranger Tremor (4×4 Drivetrain)||19||19||19|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
With multiple options available to it, the 2022 Ford Ranger interior can vary greatly depending on the model. The passenger capacity is enough for 4 passengers on the SuperCab and 5 passengers on the SuperCrew and Tremor SuperCrew options. The payload/cargo capacity of the Ranger on the SuperCab Cargo Box is around 51.8 cubic feet with the 6ft. Styleside. The 5ft. Styleside has a cargo volume of 43.3 cubic feet. The maximum payload capacity for the SuperCab is 1,860 pounds on the 4×2 drivetrain and 1,650 on the 4×4 drivetrain. This changes with the SuperCrew as payload capabilities are around 1,770 pounds for the 4×2 and 1,560 pounds for the 4×4. The Tremor model has a lower payload capability, only coming in at 1,430 pounds.
The 2022 Ford Ranger towing capacity maxes out at 7,500 pounds for both the 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrain options. They both have an axle ratio of 3.73 which is a trait shared across all models of the Ford Ranger.
The infotainment system found on the 2022 Ford Ranger is simplistic as the pickup focuses more on power and reliability rather than luxuries. The base Ranger XL comes with a 2.3-inch productivity screen and instrument cluster which can be upgraded to a 4.2-inch color screen. This model also has the 8-inch LCD Touchscreen as an optional feature – available with the company’s SYNC 3 suite. The XLT and LARIAT all have the 8-inch touchscreen and 4.2-inch instrument cluster as standard features. The LARIAT, being the premiere model among the 3, has the option for dual screens on the instrument cluster. Other features available include Ford Applink which allows for drivers to control their smartphone apps through voice commands and steering wheel buttons. The audio system on the base XL is a 4-speaker standard sound system with Bluetooth and AM/FM Radio. This is upgraded to either a 6-speaker setup on the XLT or the B&O Sound System that’s available on the LARIAT SuperCrew.
When it comes to passenger safety on the Ford Ranger, the NHTSA has given it a rating of 4-stars for overall safety. This pickup comes with a whole host of standard driver-assistive tech through Ford’s Co-Pilot360 Technology suite but those wanting more advanced options will have to look into higher-tiered models. Some of the features on the base XL include an SOS Post-Crash Alert System, AdvanceTrac Stability Control, Curve Control, Rear View Cameras, and a passive anti-theft alarm. Higher-end models have the Perimeter anti-theft alarm as a standard feature. They also have a Remote Start System available as an option and a Remote Keyless Entry System.
Ford gives all drivers of the 2022 Ford Ranger a warranty plan that competes well with other manufacturers. Their limited warranty spans 3 years or the first 36,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. Their powertrain warranty lasts 5 years with a mileage limit of 60,000 miles driven. The Ford Ranger does not come with any packages or plans that have complimentary scheduled maintenance included.