Ranger

Built Ford tough, tougher, or toughest? Ranger pickup adds available off-road hardware

New versions of the Ford Ranger mid-size pickup can be fitted with ascending levels of off-road hardware at dealerships, the automaker announced Tuesday.

The first two of three off-road packages will be available at dealers in August. The third off-road package won’t be available until next summer. All three packages can be fitted to 2019 and 2020 Ford Ranger pickups with four-wheel drive, according to Ford spokesman Andrew Surma.

The first package includes Fox monotube off-road front and rear shocks with an off-road leveling kit, plus 17-inch wheels for $2,495, not including installation. 

The second package adds to the first

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Ford Ranger, Jeep Cherokee, Tesla Model S have most American content: study

What is the most American car? The Ford Ranger tops the Cars.com 2020 American-Made Index released yesterday, but the answer for other American-made, import-badged vehicles isn’t so simple.

The annual study found that Honda has a greater percentage of American-made cars than GM or Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which is the parent company of iconic American brands such as Jeep, Ram, and Dodge. The Big Three American automakers of Ford, GM, and FCA aren’t even as American-made as California electric vehicle maker Tesla.

Now in its 15th year, the AMI determines the American-made qualities of a model based on five factors:

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2020 Ford Ranger vs. 2020 Ford F-150: Compare Trucks

2019 Ford Ranger and F-150 with self-leveling kit

In most places, bigger is considered better. This should apply to pickup trucks, too, but half-ton trucks like the 2020 Ford F-150 are America’s preferred vehicle of choice over massive heavy duties. While the F-150 might be the right-size truck, the 2020 Ford Ranger mid-size truck presents an option for those who want…less. Who need less. 

The F-150 is the better truck; it comes in more sizes, styles, powertrain options, and it has better creature comforts, is better equipped, and has more capability. Our 6.2 TCC Rating reflects the popular opinion of

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2020 Ford Ranger vs. 2020 Toyota Tacoma: Compare Trucks

2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Mid-size pickup trucks are the new sport utility vehicles. Owning one also makes you one of the most popular people in the neighborhood. 

The 2020 Ford Ranger and 2020 Toyota Tacoma fulfill their sporting utility in similar ways and earn an identical TCC Ratings of 5.0 out of 10. 

But that’s like saying every house in any subdivision is the same. The difference between these mid-size trucks is in the details. 

The Tacoma benefits from a slew of different models, including the range-topping TRD Pro off-road conqueror. The 2020 Ranger is more modern than the

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