android, these are the standard features on the base 2023 next-gen ford ranger trims

When it comes to the all-new Ford Ranger, much of the focus has been on the

higher trim variants

, and rightfully so because they’re the ones being offered through their

online reservation portal

. But now that the 2023 Ranger has been officially launched in the Philippines, how do the base variants stack up? Well, now we know.

Let’s start with the engine. The base variants—the 4×4 XL, 4×2 XLS 4×2, and XLT 4×2 (pictured above)—all share the very same engine found in higher-trim Ranger 4×2 variants. The single-turbo 2.0-liter, in this case, makes 170 horsepower at 3,500 rpm and 405 Nm of torque from 1,750 to 2,500 rpm. This is then paired to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox.

In terms of chassis, these variants all get the same Double Wishbone / Leaf Spring suspension combination, though they all have a vented disc / drum brake set-up compared to the Wildtrak’s all-disc setup. Tire and wheel-wise, the 4×4 XL is the only one that runs on steelies, while the 4×2 XLS upwards already benefit from alloy wheels. The XL and XLS though roll on 16-inchers (255/70R16), while the XLT moves up an inch to 17s (255/70R17).

Running down the exterior features, all Rangers, regardless of variant gets the rear box step which improves access to the cargo bed. The bedliner though is only available on the XLT upward. The XL gets a black front grille, while the XLS has it painted. The XLT, meanwhile goes back to black but adds a chrome garnish. The XL and XLS use halogen headlights and there are front fog lights, while the XLT uses fancy LEDs with daytime running lights and front fog lights.

In terms of interior trim, the XL, XLS, and XLT all get fabric seats with a 6-way manual adjustable driver’s seat for all but the XL, and a 4-way manual adjustable front passenger seat. Towards the back seat, there is no center arm rest for these variants. These three variants also get a traditional day/night rear view mirror, manual air conditioning, and a twist key (no push start).

When it comes to in-car tech, all variants, even the base XL, gets an 8-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10-inch colored portrait touchscreen with SYNC 4A. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity comes straight out of the box as do steering wheel-mounted controls. The XL gets four speakers (already generous), but all variants upward get six. Wireless device charging comes standard from the XLT upward.

When it comes to safety gear, 6 SRS airbags is standard, as are ABS with EBD, and stability control with traction control. The base variants don’t come with rear parking sensors, but a rear parking camera is standard issue already on the XLT.

As just mentioned by Ford Philippines,

all Ranger variants

, regardless of trim, benefit from their new 5-year / 150,000-kilometer warranty. They also get a new Intelligent Oil Life Monitor which should reduce the frequency of oil changes depending on driving habits and conditions.

Given the wealth of specs, even for the base trim, the next-generation Ford Ranger is shaping up to the most formidable in its segment. Remember, the 2023 Ranger starts at just P 1,198,000 for the 4×4 XL (same price of the 4×2 XLS), while the 4×2 XLS AT is at P 1,273,000 and the 4×2 XLT AT is at P 1,374,000. Do you think the Japanese brands can respond this time around?

If you want to check out more photos of each of the Ranger variants, see them

here

.

MOTOR'S NEWS RELATED

Join Road & Track and Car and Driver on Our Annual Car of the Year Tests

Check out today's coolest new cars alongside editors at Performance Car of the Year, Lightning Lap, and 10Best Awards.

View more: Join Road & Track and Car and Driver on Our Annual Car of the Year Tests

Satisfying Subaru SUVs That People Love Driving and Owning

Satisfying Subaru SUVs that people love driving include the 2022 Crosstrek The 2022 Forester is another Satisfying Subaru SUV that people love Don’t overlook the 2022 Outback for a stress-free driving experience Subaru makes a reliable and safe sport utility vehicle, but that’s not all. These Satisfying Subaru SUVs ...

View more: Satisfying Subaru SUVs That People Love Driving and Owning

Holiday Rambler Eclipse RV Debuts With Theater Seats, Drop-Down Loft

It’s available with three different floor plans.

View more: Holiday Rambler Eclipse RV Debuts With Theater Seats, Drop-Down Loft

Genesis prices 2023 G80 electric car at $81,000, expands EVs to more states

Genesis on Thursday expanded the breadth and availability of its electric car lineup on its path to becoming a fully electric automaker by 2030. The luxury brand’s newest car, the 2023 Electrified Genesis G80, will cost $80,920 (including a $1,095 destination fee) when it goes on sale in September. The ...

View more: Genesis prices 2023 G80 electric car at $81,000, expands EVs to more states

This C5 Corvette Turned Off-Roader Could be Yours For Small Bucks

Photo: Caleb Hodshire/Facebook Fans of the Chevrolet Corvette and off-road vehicles now have a golden opportunity to combine their two passions for a small amount of money. A tuning enthusiast in Illinois, who specializes in Corvette conversions, is selling on Marketplace a fifth-generation (C5) 1999 Corvette built to venture ...

View more: This C5 Corvette Turned Off-Roader Could be Yours For Small Bucks

Audi heads to F1, 2025 Cadillac Celestiq, 2023 Electrified Genesis G80: Today's Car News

Audi confirmed it will enter F1 for the 2026 season. The automaker will team with a thus far unknown chassis partner to provide power units that will be built in Germany and run on synthetic fuel. Alfa Rome announced it will split with Sauber, and all points sign to Audi ...

View more: Audi heads to F1, 2025 Cadillac Celestiq, 2023 Electrified Genesis G80: Today's Car News

Genesis expands GV60, an electric SUV, availability to four more US states

Where is the Genesis GV60 available to buy Electrek’s Take Now might be your chance if you’ve been waiting to buy the Genesis GV60 EV SUV. The Korean luxury automaker announced Tuesday that its flagship electric SUV, the GV60, will be available in four more US states starting in ...

View more: Genesis expands GV60, an electric SUV, availability to four more US states

Our Long-Term 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Is off to an Unforgettable Start

With our 668-hp, six-speed-manual sports sedan, the highs are high, and the lows are low.

View more: Our Long-Term 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Is off to an Unforgettable Start

Dodge goes electric in style | Autoblog Podcast #744

Tested: Best Car Vacuums for 2022

China: Power to the people or to the carmakers?

Tesla premium connectivity through Starlink V2 confirmed

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning strapped to dyno despite challenges

1983 DeLorean DMC-12 with 5,397 miles for sale

Numbers of Koenigsegg CC850s increase to 70 due to high demand

Tech Deep Dive: What Makes the New Porsche GT3 RS the Most Extreme 911 Ever

4 Terrible 2022 Subcompact SUVs That Consumer Reports Predicts Owners Will Hate

Xiaomi in talks with BAIC to produce electric cars, says Bloomberg

Audi Has Decided to Enter Formula 1 in 2026 After Much Speculation

North Dakota Swing Ahead For WoO: What To Watch For

OTHER MOTO NEWS