New Ranger with badass Tremor Off-Road Package is a Raptor in disguise

The new Tremor Off-Road Package for the 2021 Ford Ranger ramps up off-road abilities while retaining everyday drivability - here are the 20 upgrades to know about

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Heading into 2021, Ford is offering Ranger customers the new Tremor Off-Road Package straight off the factory floor, going over and above the already capable FX4 Off-Road Package most truck fans are well aware of.

Until a Ranger Raptor comes to fruition in North America, the Tremor Off-Road Package is the closest we’ll get to a factory-built, proper off-road beast in mid-size form, offering a new level of all-terrain capability while maintaining the truck’s pulling power, payload, and daily driving attributes. As the Blue Oval puts it, “Tremor gives Ranger customers a new level of off-road confidence and fun.”

Frankly, with this new option available on mid XLT and high Lariat series 2021 Ranger trucks, why even wait for a beastly Ranger Raptor our friends in Australia currently have? Keep reading, you’ll see why.

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2021 Ranger with the Tremor Off-Road Package. Photo: Ford

Of course, if this OEM Tremor package or the 200 Ranger-specific dealer-installed available accessories isn’t cutting it, Ranger customers can send their new truck to California-based Automotive Performance Group (APG) for this ProRunner Series 1 package, or to Michigan-based ROUSH Performance for a hefty XLT trim upgrade. Or, how about 350-hp VelociRaptor Ranger level-up from the folks at Texas-based Hennessey for a cool $64,950?

So, what gives the Ranger Tremor an overlanding edge?

On the performance front, Ford really went the distance here, adding a long list of upgrades overlanders will appreciate. From improved off-road metrics including better approach angles to the addition of FOX 2.0 monotube dampers, extra recovery hooks in the back, skid plates, and a dash-mounted six-switch auxiliary power bank to control accessories like winches and air compressors, the Tremor upgrade is in many ways a Ranger Raptor will everyday drivability. 

2021 Ranger with the Tremor Off-Road Package. Photo: Ford
2021 Ranger with the Tremor Off-Road Package. Photo: Ford

Nearly an inch higher than the base Ranger SuperCrew 4×4, the Tremor-equipped 2021 Ranger gains 9.7 inches of ground clearance thanks to a lifted suspension, redesigned front knuckles, and new 17-inch Magnetic-painted wheels wrapped in burly 32-inch Continental General Grabber A/TX all-terrain tires.

Daily driver with serious off-road abilities

Overall, Ford didn’t want to compromise the Ranger’s daily driving habits like comfortable handling, while still providing truck owners the ultimate little hauler capable of going off-the-grid backed by the right performance upgrades. 

As Ford’s truck marketing manager puts it, “Ranger Tremor can be your daily driver during the week then transform into your off-road adventure vehicle come Saturday morning.”

Check out our full 2019 Ranger first drive review here.

20 key upgrades from the Tremor Off-Road Package

2021 Ranger with the Tremor Off-Road Package
2021 Ranger with the Tremor Off-Road Package. Photo: Ford

Performance upgrades:

  • lifted suspension
  • redesigned front knuckles
  • new 17-inch Magnetic-painted wheels wrapped in burly 32-inch Continental General Grabber A/TX all-terrain tires
  • FOX 2.0 monotube dampers with remote rear reservoirs and hydraulic rebound stops
  • tuned front and rear springs
  • A multi-leaf rear spring setup for increased wheel travel
  • reduced anti-roll bar stiffness for improved off-road comfort
  • improved off-road metrics: 30.9-degree approach angle and 24.2-degree breakover angle
  • 6.5 inch front suspension increase
  • 8.1 inch rear suspension increase
  • frame-mounted steel front bash plate
  • underbody skid plates
  • recalibrate traction control system (Terrain Management System > Trail Control) for better pickup and traction in gravel
  • 2 new rear recovery hooks
  • New hoop steps for better all-terrain styling
  • 6-switch auxiliary power bank mounted to the dash (rated loads of 25 amps, 15 amps and 10 amps, plus three switches at 5 amps)

Styling upgrades:

  • New front grille with a Magnetic-painted surround with black bars running across the middle and red nostril accents in the corners
  • optional hood and body graphics package
  • Tremor badging on cargo box left and right sides
  • Tremor stitched into the seatbacks

Price and availability for new Tremor Off-Road Package

All Tremor Off-Road Package-equipped 2021 Rangers will be built out of Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, and available on mid XLT and high Lariat series 2021 Ranger trucks with SuperCrew 4×4 configuration. 

The upgrade will cost $4,290 in the US, while Canadians can expect to pay C$5,250.

Pictures: 2021 Ranger XLT and Lariat with Tremor Off-Road Package:

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