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Wish the windshield was a little more upright, but the body looks to have a better shape than the current one.





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I swear every time I get used to a new grill, Ford changes it. And not little changes either. Starting to feel like the old man complaining about what all the young folks are into. 😂
Yeah, I may change my mind once I see it. I've thought Chevy grills/face were awful for almost 20 years until this last year (at least on Silverado Trim and higher), so every once in awhile they get it right.
 

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If you compare an extended cab or super crew Ranger to a single cab F-150, then yes, the overall length will be similar.

But compare like-for-like cab sizes and it's a different story. Plus the Ranger has a much tighter turning radius due to its shorter wheelbase and narrower width.



Ranger width is 73" without mirrors.

https://www.ranger5g.com/forum/atta...ody-builders-layout-book-compressed-pdf.1542/
None of the measurements are for Crew Cab. It's virtually impossible to find 2020 Ranger in Regular Cab. I measured like for like on all of these. LT Regular/Extended cab vs. XL Extended Cab. As you know the frame on an LT Regular Cab and Extended are the same. They just change the bed size.

Now, yours is the only listing I'm finding with the 73' width. Every single other schematic I can find lists it at 78". Even Ford's measurements say it's 78".

https://www.ford.com/trucks/ranger/models/ranger-xl/

However, they do list the width WITHOUT mirrors as 73.3 inches.

Directly from Ford's website:

Width - Excluding mirrors73.3 in.73.3 in.73.3 in.73.3 in.
Width - Including standard mirrors85.8 in.85.8 in.85.8 in.85.8 in.
Width - Standard Mirrors folded77.8 in.77.8 in.77.8 in.77.8 in.

Like I said before, the 2020 Ranger, is the literally the same size as a 2012 F-150 LT.

There's no getting around it, these are right on the cusp of being Full Size pickups.
 
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Yeah, I may change my mind once I see it. I've thought Chevy grills/face were awful for almost 20 years until this last year (at least on Silverado Trim and higher), so every once in awhile they get it right.
the 2021 front end is pretty mean looking, I like it
 

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Maybe slightly OT but could someone fill me in on why the new Rangers are so big? I know CAFE regs play a part here but I don’t really understand it.

Is there really that much of a demand in the truck market that Ford is selling the F150, the only slightly smaller Ranger and soon the much smaller Maverick? Why not make the Ranger the small truck?

Or did Ford bring back the Ranger in a CAFE-beneficial size to eek out the extra volume of large trucks so they can sell the much smaller Maverick and still increase net profit?
CAFE and the market for a small truck is tough. People want to buy them used, not new. If you want a low cost truck, the Maverick will be the way to go.

As the owner of a Ranger SuperCrew, I can't imagine it being any smaller. I already think that the cab needs a 3"-6" stretch. The only way to make the Ranger any smaller is to just offer a regular cab with a longer bed. However, there is no business case for that. Might as well just push people to the F150 XL RCLB.
 

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Ford blew it on the new Ranger with that car-like front end. Ford seems to always have trouble with the looks from the front on their pickups.

Boxier, big, truck-like front ends, please. Like RAM and GM...

Everything else the seem to do fine with, but the plastic-aluminum robot interior also has to go (for F150/Expedition).
 

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That front end confirms (at least the headlight shape) the leaked render that came out Australia last year.

Screenshot 2021-01-11 155924.jpg
 

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Ford blew it on the new Ranger with that car-like front end. Ford seems to always have trouble with the looks from the front on their pickups.

Boxier, big, truck-like front ends, please. Like RAM and GM...

Everything else the seem to do fine with, but the plastic-aluminum robot interior also has to go (for F150/Expedition).
I couldn't agree more! This 100%!!
 

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Nice! I will be heavying weighing the next gen Ranger vs a used Bronco vs 2023 4runner.

Competition for the win. (y)
 

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Ooooh that's going to look amazing.
 

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My 2007 SCREW with a 6.5 bed is only 221 inches. It sits higher than a Ranger but it’s on 33’s otherwise I have to agree they are pretty much the same. I wouldn’t know though cause I DD the 07 and only drive the Ranger at work 2 or 3 times a week.
 

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Maybe slightly OT but could someone fill me in on why the new Rangers are so big?
I’m at the opposite end of that thought — I wish they were a little bigger, because for all their outside size, they’re even smaller on the inside. Kind of the opposite of a T.A.R.D.I.S. Too small for a family of 4.
 

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Ford blew it on the new Ranger with that car-like front end. Ford seems to always have trouble with the looks from the front on their pickups.

Boxier, big, truck-like front ends, please. Like RAM and GM...

Everything else the seem to do fine with, but the plastic-aluminum robot interior also has to go (for F150/Expedition).
The front end looks the way it does because that design was never intended for North America. Look at the T6 Ranger platforms competition (Toyota Hilux, VW Amarok, Isuzu D-max, etc...) and you'll understand why it looks the way it does. Our truck market is completely different than the rest of the world.
 

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