Ford Ranger: XL vs. XLT vs. Lariat (2021 Update)

Take your crew on adventures when you drive a 2021 Ford Ranger. This dependable mid-size pickup has a 7,500-pound towing capacity, perfect for a small trailer or boat. Below, the RiverBend Ford team has put together a Ranger trims guide for you to get an idea of what each Ranger trim level offers.

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2021 Ford Ranger XL Iconic Silver

2021 Ford RangerXL

The 2021 Ford Ranger XL focuses on dynamic power and performance. This starting trim is matched with a 270-horsepower engine that will carry through the rest of the lineup.

MSRP: Starting at $24,820

Key Features:

  • 2.3L EcoBoost® producing 270 HP and 310 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Ten-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission
  • 16-in. silver steel wheels
  • Automatic on/off headlamps
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Black mesh with black surround grille
  • Rear view camera
  • Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking
  • FordPass Connect with 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot
  • AM/FM stereo
  • 2.3-in. productivity screen
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Single-zone manual air conditioning

2021 Ford Ranger XLT Velocity Blue

2021 Ford RangerXLT

If you need top-notch driver assistance, the 2021 Ford Ranger XLT is for you. Matched with Ford Co-Pilot360 technology, this Ranger trim will keep the focus on getting from point A to point B safely.

MSRP: Starting at $28,870

Key Features:

  • 17-in. silver painted aluminum wheels
  • Fog lamps
  • Carbon black mesh with silver surround
  • Ford Co-Pilot360 technology
    • Blind spot information system (BLIS®) with cross-traffic alert and trailer coverage
    • Lane keeping system
    • Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking
    • Auto high beam headlamps
  • SYNC® 3
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Six speakers
  • Delayed accessory power
  • 4.2-in. color productivity screen
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Dual-zone electronic climate control
  • Rear underseat storage

2021 Ford Ranger Lariat Rapid Red

2021 Ford RangerLariat

If you are searching for premium interior and exterior finishes, look no further than the 2021 Ford Ranger Lariat. Bright LED exterior safety lights illuminate challenging road conditions, while the leather interior upholstery keeps you and your crew comfortable.

MSRP: Starting at $32,910

Key Features:

  • 18-in. machined aluminum wheels with Stealth Gray pockets
  • LED headlamps, daytime running lamps, tail lamps, and fog lamps
  • Power-folding side mirrors with dual power glass, heat, integrated turn signals, and security approach lights
  • Black grille with chrome bars with chrome surround
  • Reverse sensing system
  • Dual 4.2-in. color productivity screens
  • Ambient lighting
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery

2021 Ford RangerKey Upgrades

Interior Comfort

Equip your 2021 Ranger with additional plush interior amenities. The available 301A Equipment Group on the Ranger XLT trim provides an auto-dimming rearview mirror and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter. And the available 302A Equipment Group, also available on the XLT trim, gives you and your co-pilot access to premium accommodations like: eight-way power driver's seat, six-way power front passenger's seat, and front seats with heat and power lumbar.


Stay safe and avoid getting lost when you pair your 2021 Ford Ranger with the Technology Package. This package adds extra driver assist technologies to the XLT and Lariat trims, including adaptive cruise control, a forward sensing system, and a navigation system.


If you need a little something extra for your 2021 Ranger to truly suit your needs and vibe, consider any of the exterior packages for this truck. The Bed Utility Package, available with all Ranger trims, helps you protect your truck bed with a plastic bedliner drop-in and gives you access to an additional power source with the 12-volt power plug. The Black Appearance Package, available on the XLT and Lariat trims, equips the Ranger with 18-inch black painted aluminum wheels with black center cap, a black grille with black surround, and Tough Bed® spray-in bedliner.

2020 FordRanger Exterior Forest Sunrays

The Ford Ranger is a tough and dynamic pickup truck created for multiple purposes. Whether you need a jobsite hauler or an off-road vehicle, this truck can take you far. This 2019 and 2020 Ranger XL vs. XLT vs. Lariat breakdown was put together for your research benefit, so review the following page for more information.

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What are the Differences Between the 2020 Ford Ranger Trims?

There are three 2020 Ford Ranger trims - XL, XLT, and Lariat. The XL provides the basic necessities, the XLT levels up technology and safety features, and the Lariat provides a variety of premium accommodations designed to make your drive comfortable.

2020 Ford RangerXL

2020 FordRanger XL in Absolute Black
Starting MSRP $24,410

Key Features & Specs

Remain safe and entertained aboard the 2020 Ford Ranger XL. This trim includes:

  • 16-in. silver steel wheels
  • FordPass Connect™ with 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot
  • Power, one-touch up/down driver's side front windows
  • Manual single-zone air conditioning
  • 2.3-in. productivity screen
  • Four-way manual front bucket seats
  • Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking
  • MyKey®
  • AM/FM stereo radio with four speakers
  • Trailer sway control
  • Rear view camera
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™
  • SecuriLock® passive anti-theft system
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™

2020 Ford RangerXLT

2020 Ford Ranger XLT in Lightning Blue
Starting MSRP $28,460

Key Features & Specs

Upgrade your daily drive with the 2020 Ford Ranger XLT. This trim includes:

  • 17-in. silver-painted aluminum wheels
  • Power glass side mirrors
  • Reverse sensing system
  • 4.2-in. productivity screen
  • SYNC® 3 with 8-in. capacitive touchscreen
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with cross-traffic alert and trailer monitoring
  • Delayed accessory power
  • Lane keeping system
  • SiriusXM® satellite radio
  • Six speakers
  • Remote keyless entry system

2020 Ford RangerLariat

2020 Ford Ranger Lariat in HotPepperRed
Starting MSRP $32,500

Key Features & Specs

Luxuriate in the comfortable seating arrangements contained within the 2020 Ford Ranger Lariat. This trim includes:

  • 18-in. machined aluminum wheels with Stealth Gray pockets
  • Heated and leather-trimmed front seats
  • Eight-way power front seats and power lumbar
  • B&O® Sound System by Bang & Olufsen with ten speakers
  • LED headlamps, tail lamps, daytime running lamps, and fog lamps
  • Power-folding side mirrors with heat, integrated turn signals, and security approach lights
  • Forward sensing system
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Dual 4.2-in. productivity screens
  • Intelligent access with push-button start
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Performance & Capability

Take advantage of an energetic standard engine equipped across all Ranger trims. This engine is paired with auto start-stop technology and can tow up to 7,500 lbs. making it a sturdy drive. The following engine specs give you a breakdown of what to expect.


2.3L EcoBoost®


270 HP


310 lb.-ft.

MPG (city/hwy)



Ten-speed SelectShift® automatic

2020 Ford Ranger Interior Frontdash
2020 Ford Ranger Exterior Waterside Rocks

FX4 Off-Road Package

The FX4 Off-Road Package was created for the adventurous truck drivers of the world. This package includes a number of features designed to make your 2020 Ford Ranger more off-road friendly, including the Terrain Management System™ and Trail Control™ technologies. You can only take advantage of this package if your Ranger is equipped with four-wheel drive. This package is available with all Ford Ranger trims. The following list showcases the tough tools included with this package.

  • Tuned off-road monotube shocks
  • Off-road tires with aggressive tread
  • Traction-enhancing electronic-locking rear differential
  • Exposed steel front bash plate
  • Skid plates for the electric power-assist steering electric motor, transfer case, and fuel tank

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