2021 Ford Ranger in Fort Saskatchewan, AB

2021 Ford Ranger at Ft. Saskatchewan’s Heartland Ford

Simultaneously rough and rugged, while still offering incredibly smooth performance and smart design, the 2021 Ford Ranger is as capable on the jobsite as it is tackling the off-road. When it comes to mid-size pickup trucks, there just isn’t anything on the market that compares to the rigorously tested, incredibly efficient, and seriously powerful Ford Ranger. Read on and learn more about the 2021 Ford Ranger at Alberta’s source for all things Ford, Fort Saskatchewan’s Heartland Ford.


All that heavy-duty performance and durability starts with the 2021 Ford Ranger’s impressive foundation—namely, a fully-boxed, high-strength steel frame with six crossmembers, alongside frame-mounted steel bumpers and tow hooks. From there, double A-arm independent front suspension is matched by two-stage parabolic leaf spring-rear suspension to give the Ranger a refined ride on any terrain.

Of course, with all these important features hidden from sight, Ford’s designers made sure to add a bit of edge to the Ranger’s exterior—so there would be no question as to how tough this midsize pickup really is. An athletic stance underscores the Ranger’s rugged capability, with broad shoulders and an angular grille flowing into a sculpted hood and low-angled windshield which also reduces road noise. High wheel arches also aid in on-road efficiency, with added aerodynamic and off-road ability, while the rest of the Ranger’s frame has been carefully designed to provide high approach, departure, and break-over angles for when you take it off the beaten path. Inside the 2021 Ford Ranger, soft touch materials and smart, space-aware design create an inviting interior, without compromising the Ranger’s rugged utility.

2021 Ford Ranger Design

Ranger XL Ranger XLT Ranger Lariat
Cab types SuperCab SuperCab/SuperCrew® SuperCab/SuperCrew®
Wheelbase3,220 mm.3,220 mm.3,220 mm.
Max. Payload* 3,401 kg 3,401 kg 3,401 kg
Max. Towing* 748 kg 748/707 kg 748/707 kg


Built Ford Tough, and torture-tested to prove it, the 2021 Ford Ranger has the chops to handle any task or terrain it comes across. After sending it on roads so rocky only robots could handle the driving, and having it haul loads up the steepest of hills in 100 degree Fahrenheit weather, the Ranger has proven itself a true job site warrior. And that all starts under the hood, where a 2.3L EcoBoost® engine with a twin-scroll turbocharger gives the Ranger plenty of giddy-up and go, to the tune of 270 horsepower and a best-in-class gas torque of 310 lb.-ft.

Ford’s advanced 10-Speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission handles the rest, getting the most out of the Ranger’s EcoBoost® engine thanks to optimized gear progressions, wide-span gear spacing, and three overdrive gears—creating a mid-size pickup with a 1,650 lb. payload rating and a 7,500 lb. towing capacity. Got a tough job? Well then you need a tough truck, like the 2021 Ford Ranger.

2021 Ford Ranger Performance

Engine Transmission HorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (City) Fuel Economy (Highway)
2.3L I-4 EcoBoost®Electronic 10-Speed SelectShift® Transmission w/ Tow/Haul Mode 270 HP 310 lb/ft 11.8 L/100km 9.8 L/100km

Technology & Safety

Keeping you safe behind the wheel is a serious priority for Ford’s engineers, and the 2021 Ford Ranger has enough advanced safety features to ensure the job is done right. The state-of-the-art Co-Pilot360™ suite of driver-assistance features leads the way here, thanks to Ford’s BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert (for both truck and trailer), Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, and Lane-Keeping System, among others. Helping you stay safe and connected, Ford’s SYNC® 3 infotainment system offers hands-free smartphone access so you can keep your eyes on the road without missing a call or text. 

The 2021 Ford Ranger offers up further technological advances in the way of it’s off-road systems, like Electronic shift-on-the-fly (ESOF) in which a simply twit of a dial allows you to switch from two-wheel drive to a choice of 4X4 high or 4X4 low depending on the terrain. Speaking of terrain, the available Terrain Management System™ has four selectable drive modes to help you retain traction on any turf, while the available Trail Control™ system is essentially off-road cruise control, adjusting the Ranger’s throttle and braking—per individual wheel—so you can focus on the obstacles while your truck keeps you moving at a steady pace.

Ford Ranger Model Changes

After a long hiatus, the Ford Ranger returned to dealerships in 2019 to much fanfare. Using lessons learned from the F-150, Canada’s best-selling vehicle (period), the 2019 and 2020 Ranger was well-equipped to handle drivers’ needs. As such, the 2021 Ford Ranger hasn’t needed any major overhauls, but it has made a number of options from the 2020 version standard for 2021. Ford’s also added a new FX2 Off-Road Package, adding even more off-road functionality for the adventurous types. New paint options have been added to the Ranger lineup, while a new pickup box extender accessory is also available, giving the 2021 Ranger a bit more capability when it comes to the work site. 

2021 Ford Ranger Trim Levels

Ranger XL

Starting at $30,659
  • 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost® engine 
  • 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission
  • Auto Start-Stop technology
  • 16” Silver Steel wheels
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Ranger XLT

Starting at $34,029
  • 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost® engine 
  • 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission
  • Auto Start-Stop technology
  • 17” Silver-painted aluminum wheels
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Ranger Lariat

Starting at $39,619
  • 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost® engine 
  • 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission
  • Auto Start-Stop technology
  • 18” Machined Aluminum wheels w/ Stealth Grey Pockets
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The 2021 Ford Ranger offers incredible versatility, putting the “competition” (other mid-size pickup trucks) to shame. Standout design and rugged capability combine with a best-in-class gas engine and incredibly advanced technological features, culminating in a truly one-of-a-kind pickup. To learn more about the 2021 Ford Ranger, or any other vehicles in our model lineup, visit Fort Saskatchewan’s Heartland Ford; beyond an extensive inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles, we also offer in-house financing, service, parts, accessories, customization work, and more. Simply fill out the form below, or stop by our dealership today!

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