2021 Ford Ranger Tremor: Critics and Buyers Agree About the Ford Truck

by Gabrielle DeSantis

The 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor has regularly been regarded as one of the most capable Ford trucks so far. The Tremor off-road package includes additional upgrades that make the Range a contender in an area it might have been otherwise overlooked. Check out the upgrades offered with the Tremor off-road package.

How much is a 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor?

2021 Ford Ranger Tremor XLT and Lariat | Ford

The 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor package adds an additional $4,290 onto the Ford Ranger XLT or Lariat. The Ranger XLT starts at $30,960, while the Lariat starts at $33,160. Both of these are still cheaper than the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, which starts at $44,325. You have to make a few additional adjustments bringing the total price to around $6,000 extra for the Tremor.

With the better-upgraded suspension, skid plates, and tow hooks, the Tremor adds many additional features. It also includes Trail Control and Terrain Management systems to help keep the fun contained off-road.

When it comes down to the sales numbers, the Ranger has been selling well in 2020 and 2021. According to GoodCarBadCar, the Ranger sold 101,485 units in 2020. In 2021 so far, it has sold 64,331. In comparison, the top-selling truck is the 2021 Toyota Tacoma. The Tacoma sold 238,805 units in 2020 and 162,854 units in 2021 so far.

Critics seem pleased with the 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor

In a review by Car and Driver, the critics said, “a new moderately fortified Tremor package brings meaningful enhancements to the trail performance of Ford’s aging small truck.” While it isn’t perfect, the Tremor package brings better tires, an electronic rear locking differential, metal steps, and power switches for accessories. You can also add some more performance upgrades and packages if the Tremor doesn’t offer everything needed.

MotorTrend even called the 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor the best version of the Ranger ever produced. With the addition of the Tremor package, some of the body issues and ride quality issues have been fixed. The stiffer suspension makes the truck have a comfortable ride and excellent handling no matter what the environment. “The result is the best-riding and best-handling Ranger you can buy,” MotorTrend said.

Consumer Reports didn’t love the Ranger in general but thought the upgrades provided by the Tremor package were helpful. While the overall score of 46 wasn’t great for the Ranger, this didn’t include a complete rating of the Tremor package. Kelley Blue Book noted that some of the above-average features on the Tremor include the electronic differential, suspension tune, and the Trail Control system.

This truck is a well-rounded option from the 2021 lineup

Overall, the Tremor package on the 2021 Ford Ranger makes a capable truck even more capable. The sales figures show that the car is selling well. The overall predicted owner satisfaction scored a four out of five from Consumer Reports. Owners seemed pleased with the driving experience of the Ford Ranger, the comfort, and the styling. 73% of owners would purchase the Ford truck again.

The single-engine, body, and bed choice is a minor drawback. However, the 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor makes up for it elsewhere. The Ranger is an excellent truck for off-roading at a reasonable price. Trucks like the Toyota Tacoma are just as capable but come with a higher price tag. The Ford Ranger Tremor does it all for less than $42,000.

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