The new generation of the truck is out and now we’ll see only minor upgrades. Of course, the main news about the 2025 Ford Ranger is the availability of the Raptor package. Plus, there are XL XLT, and Lariat models. We might see some premium trim, such as Platinum or Limited. Furthermore, engine upgrades are possible. A hybrid truck is not there yet but could become the fourth option in 2025.
The old Ranger didn’t fulfill expectations. The company brought it back to the US but without big upgrades compared to the overseas model. The pickup didn’t even feature the Raptor edition. So, the sales were underachieving. The next-gen truck will be more competitive with leaders in this segment – Toyota Tacoma and Chevrolet Colorado. The 2025 Ford Ranger Raptor is about to steal the show from other off-road oriented models.
The main engine for the 2025 Ford Ranger is the same one from the previous generation. A 2.3-liter mill is reliable and durable and Ford is using it on many flagship vehicles, including Mustang and Bronco SUV. The turbo-four plant is ready to burst 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. The towing capacity of the new 2025 Ford Ranger will be 7,500 pounds. The gas mileage is slightly better thanks to a higher usage of lightweight materials in the truck’s body.
The XLT and higher trim levels are available with a turbocharged V6 unit. A 2.7-liter displacement can produce 315 horsepower and 400 lb-ft. However, there are no gains when it comes to the towing capacity. A 10-speed automatic transmission sends power to rear wheels by default, unless you select the Raptor. There, the 4WD is standard, and the same system is optional for all other configurations.
2025 Ford Ranger Raptor
Speaking of Raptor, the Ranger finally got this version in the US. Outside the States, the truck will use a diesel engine for the off-road package. Buyers in North America will find the 2025 Ford Ranger Raptor with a 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo configuration. It generates 405 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque.
Besides the engine, the Raptor package also brings numerous body parts that make its look more distinctive and aggressive. Skid plates are standard, all-terrain tires as well, and the bundle includes special wheels. Bedliner will be added. The cabin combines elements that will boost comfort and technology.
2025 Ford Ranger Hybrid
Another engine is possible for the 2025 YM. The first lineup of the next-gen truck doesn’t feature a hybrid unit. For example, the new F-150 added an electric motor to support a 3.5-liter V6 mill. The result is 430 hp and 570 lb-ft of torque. The midsize Ranger could also combine a V6 with batteries. It is more likely to see the combination of a four-pot mill with electric motors. This move will allow the truck to offer much better gas mileage. The compact Maverick truck can do 37 mpg. But, its towing capacity is very limited. Ranger needs to keep it since the hauling potential has a priority over the mileage.
Packages and Optional Upgrades
For now, we know XL, XLT and Lariat versions will also be carried over. Fans also expect a premium option, such as Platinum or Limited. The base version brings steel wheels, a manual tailgate, smaller display than the rest of the lineup, fewer speakers for the sound system… so, nothing impressive. Ford tries to keep the price affordable. That is why the XL model will have a few optional packages available.
The company won’t save on safety. The Co-Pilot360 package comes with lane keep assist, blind-spot monitor, and emergency braking. The XLT replaces 16-inch steel rims with larger alloy wheels. Also, there is a larger touchscreen display, more USB ports, and a wider choice of optional upgrades. The Lariat version currently tops the range if we exclude Raptor. Some of the highlights are the 12-inch screen, Bang & Olufsen audio, dual-zone climate control, and LED bed lighting. The 2025 Ford Ranger might introduce a trim level with even more luxurious options. Looking at other vehicles, we can expect a Platinum package, or even Limited edition.
Changes, Prices, Release Date
The new Ranger gained some value thanks to the changes this generation is bringing. So, the base version will cost $33,000. A few years ago, it was hard to imagine that midsize trucks are going to be so expensive. Nowadays, the compact Maverick has taken the position as the entry-level pickup with a base MSRP of $25,000. Lariat adds around $10k in features and the 2025 Ford Ranger Raptor costs $55,000.
The 2025 YM won’t bring changes for the existing packages and trims. A new one can be added, such as Tremor, Platinum, or even a truck with a hybrid unit. Our sources are yet to confirm these rumors and when such changes are about to be introduced. There is still enough of time for the pickup for 2025 to be upgraded.