Ford reintroduced its financially accessible Ranger pickup after a years-long hiatus in 2018. The American automaker’s smallest pickup is aimed at outdoor enthusiasts, and Michigan’s venerated Roush Performance has upgraded the 2020 Ranger accordingly.
The Motor City-centric modders didn’t mess with the engine: Buyers are still getting Ford’s relatively modest 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine with 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. A cat-back exhaust with dual stainless steel tips probably adds a smidge of extra output, but Roush didn’t specify as much in its official release.
With regard to that headline, buyers do get a a ROUSH/Fox performance suspension system and 18-inch satin black ROUSH wheels clad in 32-inch Grabber A/TX tires, along with a host of aesthetic upgrades like fender flares with integrated lighting painted in Magnetic Grey, a “ROUSH” grille with dual LED lights, custom red tow hooks and fender vent badges, ROUSH “R” puddle lamps, and various decals and badges.
Inside are more head-turning custom touches like ROUSH floor liners, serialized interior badges and custom “R” key fobs. The optional center console vault and rear seat vault provides additional storage and security for valuable belongings, while other available features include a ROUSH Aluminum bed cove and cargo manager, an off-road utility kit, and a ROUSH chase rack with light bars.
The 2020 ROUSH Ranger starts at $12,750, not including the price of a new Ranger. Learn more here.