Flash Drive

2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew 4X4

Model Tested: 2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew 4×4 Lariat Crew Cab 5’ Box

The 2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew midsize pickup has excellent highway manners and gets mid-twenties fuel economy.

Engine: 2.3-liter Ecoboost I-4, 270 horsepower, 310 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 10-speed automatic, four-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 20-mpg city, 24-mpg highway, 22-mpg combined

Base Price: $38,675

As Tested: $46,910


Strong power for a 2.3-liter I-4

Auto stop/start feature a little abrupt

Lots of 4×4 mode choices

The 5′ bed is a slight compromise compared to full-size pickups, but it works very well for most owner’s needs.

Console dial for 2H, 4H, 4L

Controls for towing, traction, auto 4×4

Smooth highway ride

Lane Keeping System

Very good safety features

Electronic locking differential

Our average fuel economy was 24.2-mpg


Super stretch-out front legroom when seats are all back

Still excellent legroom when seas moved up for rear passengers

Ranger front seat room and comfort rivals many full-size trucks.

Quite hot heated front seats (3 temps)

Comfy seats with soft headrests

Driver and passenger power lumbar support

Medium thick slightly contoured leather steering wheel

Good multi-function auxiliary controls

Good adult rear seat room if fronts are up slightly

Seatbacks recessed for additional knee room

Adult can fit in middle rear position, but cushion pretty firm

Controls and storage areas are ample and within easy reach.

Soft rear armrest with cupholders


Backseat folds up as a single unit

Deep storage bin under right side

Two seatback pouches

Five-foot bed adequate for most homeowner tasks

Deep console bin

Medium size locking glovebox

Large visors with ample sliding range

The Ford Ranger pickup is well-equipped to handle some pretty rugged terrain and/or snow.

Grab handle on passenger “A” pillar

Locking tailgate

WOW Factors:

Excellent size city pickup

Spacious interior; great legroom

Sharp styling

Reverse sensing rear view camera


Digital speedometer on left of main speedo a little small

Auto Start Stop could be smoother

The 2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew pickup is a handsome midsize truck, especially in Lightning Blue.

Bottom Line:

The 2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew Lariat is an excellent midsize pickup that ably straddles the line between pickup and passenger vehicle. The roomy crew cab is great for all passengers, the five-foot bed is handy for homeowners, and the spunky engine gets respectable fuel economy.