2023 Ford Ranger Old vs. New: Spot the differences 

Updated Aug 04, 2022 | Same topic: Old vs New: Spot the Differences

What’s new on the next-gen Ranger? 

Ford Philippines just launched the next-gen 2023 Ranger pickup truck in the local market. It follows the new model's global premiere which was held last year. Now that it has made available in the country, let's see what are the new features of the rugged-looking pickup truck and how it differs from the outgoing model.

Ford Ranger front view

Next-gen Ford Ranger

2023 Ford Ranger Old vs New: Exterior 

As a new generation model, the 2023 Ranger looks vastly different from the old model. The largest change however is found on its front end.

On the old outgoing model, the Ranger headlamps assume a sharp, but conventional shape. On the new one, it gets stretched out vertically and the separation between the separate LED lights are now much apparent, with one position over the other. The entire headlamp cluster is then surrounded by larger C-shaped running lights. 

Ford Ranger front viewFord Ranger front view

Compare the old Ford Ranger (left) against the new Ranger's (right) front end using the slider

The new one also gets a dual-bar bisecting the front of the vehicle while holding the Ford logo. The grille shape is also slightly different as it now assumes a more rectangular shape, instead of the hexagonal one on the older Ranger. 

Down below, the lower bumper is more angular, and the lower air intake appears larger than before. The fog lamp housing also looks like it is connected to the center of the truck, instead of being separated. 

Ford Ranger side view

The new Ford Ranger from the side

The side of the new Ranger also gets a deeper character line running from the rear of the front wheel arch to the rear doors. The new model also features a straighter beltline. The rear then gets a pair of new taillights, which look more compact compared to the older model. 

A picture of the side of the Ranger FX4 Max

The current Ranger's (FX4 Max) side

In terms of dimensions, the next-gen Ranger spans 5,370 mm long, 1,918 mm wide, and 1,884 mm high. It also gets a wheelbase and ground clearance rated at 3,270 mm and 235 mm, respectively. With those numbers in mind, the new PH-spec model is 16 mm longer, 58 mm wider, and 36 mm longer than the older version. 

2023 Ford Ranger Old vs New: Interior 

Inside, almost everything appears to be new. These include changes like less chrome on the air-conditioning vents, a flatter and slimmer dashboard, as well as a more compact control cluster for the air-conditioning system. 

Ford Ranger interior view

The interior of the 2023 Ford Ranger

The seats themselves were also given design changes by way of more contours and deeper bolstering. Both the front and rear rows still have elbow rests, but the rear door’s windows are now more squared up, thanks to the smaller kink on the new truck’s slimmer-looking C-pillar. 

A picture of the interior of the Ranger FX4 max

Inside the old Ranger (FX4 Max)

2023 Ford Ranger Old vs New: Tech and Safety 

Probably the biggest change to the interior is the new headunit. On the top-spec 2023 Ranger Wildtrak, the dashboard is now dominated by a huge 12-inch touchscreen that stretches down to the center stack. It then gets Ford’s latest SYNC4 in-vehicle communications and entertainment system, as well as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All of which come standard across the range.

Ford Ranger infotainment screen

The new Ranger's touchscreen headunit

The said screen is of course much larger than the eight-inch headunit on the old, top-spec Ranger’s eight-inch touchscreen. It is also complemented by Type A and C USB ports, a wireless charger, a windscreen-mounted USB port, and six speakers for the higher-end trims.  

Safety-wise, the 2023 Ranger is equipped with Advanced Driver Assist Technology functions that include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Lane Centering, Auto High Beam, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping System, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection, and a 360-degree camera, among others.

A picture of the old Ranger's touchscreen

The old Ranger's headunit

2023 Ford Ranger Old vs New: Engine 

Moving on to engines, the new 2023 PH-spec Ford Ranger isn't getting the V6 engine made available in other markets. This means that the truck gets the same 2.0-liter single turbodiesel engine and 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel power unit. The former makes 170 horsepower and 405 Nm of torque, while the latter is capable of generating 210 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque.

Ford Ranger rear view

The new Ranger from the rear

The bi-turbo engine is exclusively paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the other engine option can be connected to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox, depending on the variant. 

A picture of the rear of the old Ranger

The old Ranger's (FX4 Max) rear end

For the front suspension, the pickup truck uses a double wishbone with coil spring and anti-roll bar. Ford said that they have been moved outward to provide more comfort even when fully loaded. The wider stance of the new truck also means more stability during off-road use.

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Know more about Ford Ranger 2022

Ford Ranger

The 2023 Ford Ranger is a 4x4 or 4x2 pickup truck. It is the latest version of the said model, and as of its launch in the Philippine market, it has a total of eight different variants.

These are the top-spec Wildtrak 4x4, Wildtrak 4x2, Sport 4x4, Sport 4x2, XLT 4x2, XLS 4x2 AT, XLS 4x2 MT, and the entry-level XL 4x4.

Under the hood of the new Ranger are two-different diesel mills. For the Wildtrak 4x4, it uses a 2.0-liter biturbo that can churn out 210 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. It is also the sole trim that uses a 10-speed automatic tranny.

The rest of the all-new Ranger then gets a 2.0-liter turbodiesel that can produce up to 170 horsepower and 405 Nm of torque. Only the XLS 4x2 and the XL 4x4 may come with a six-speed manual. The other non-biturbo trims then use a six-speed automatic.

Size-wise, the all-new 2023 Ranger is 5,370mm long, 1,918mm wide, and 1,884mm in height. They also offer a wheelbase length of 3,270mm, and a ground clearance of 235mm.

Locally, the 2023 Ford Ranger faces the Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara, Mitsubishi Strada, Isuzu D-Max, Mazda BT-50, etc.

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