The Ford Ranger has exceeded expectations since its 2019 release and this year the Blue Oval's flagship midsize truck stays on the up and up with a new Tremor Off-Road package that makes it a more cutthroat opponent for the famously rugged Nissan Frontier.
Shopping for a new truck? Then you won't want to miss this showdown. Join us as we unwrap the advantages that might just make the 2021 Ford Ranger the truck for Atlanta drivers to have over the 2021 Nissan Frontier this year.
2021 Ford Ranger
2021 Nissan Frontier
|21 city/26 highway mpg||Fuel Economy||18 city/24 highway mpg|
|Up to 2,128 pounds||Payload Capacity||Up to 1,460 pounds|
|Up to 7,500 pounds||Towing Capacity||Up to 6,620 pounds|
Every 2021 Ford Ranger pickup has a turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine that churns out 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Nissan Frontier models get a 3.8-liter V6 that generates 310 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque. The Ranger’s torque advantage makes it a talented workhorse, earning a stellar 7,500-pound maximum tow rating and best-in-class payload numbers.
Among the Ranger’s other highlights, the truck features a Blind Spot Information System with a class-exclusive trailer coverage feature that offers an extended zone of blind-spot monitoring assistance along the side of a connected trailer. All versions of the 2021 Ranger include an in-car 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and a pre-collision warning system that monitors the presence of cars and pedestrians in front and can automatically apply the brakes when a collision is imminent. Beyond the base level, the truck also features a suite of safety features that includes lane-keeping assistance and front/rear parking sensors.
The 2021 Ford Ranger is available in trim levels XL, XLT, and Lariat. Drivers near the Atlanta area can test drive and compare the latest models from the Ranger lineup when they visit the team here at Akins Ford in Winder, GA.