The 2020 Ford Ranger has an impressive fuel economy: It gets an EPA-estimated 21 city/26 highway MPG in 2-wheel drive (4x2) models and an EPA-estimated 20 city/24 highway MPG with 4-wheel drive (4x4) models.

To help you get the most out of every tank while driving this midsize pickup around Langhorne, Bensalem, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, our team at Fred Beans Ford of Langhorne put together this Ford Ranger MPG guide.

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Ford Ranger MPG and Engine Specs

The key to the Ranger fuel efficiency is the engine working under the hood. It's outfitted with a 2.3L Ti-VCT I4 that puts out 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.

This engine includes Auto Start-Stop Technology to help you keep your fuel economy high during city driving. It works by powering down your engine when not at use, like at a red light or stop sign. This way, you won't use up additional fuel while idle. When you move your foot from the brake, your engine seamlessly starts back up again.

The engine works together with its 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission that makes use of its additional upper gears to keep you efficient during highway cruising.

Drivetrain and Curb Weight

Another big player in your 2020 Ford Ranger MPG rating is the drivetrain. The Ford Ranger model gives you two options: 4x2 for improved towing or 4x4 for optimized all-terrain handling. The drivetrain you choose will affect your EPA-estimated mileage:

  • 4x2 drivetrain: EPA-estimated 21 city/26 highway MPG
  • 4x4 drivetrain: EPA-estimated 20 city/24 highway MPG

This difference in fuel economy may be due in part to curb weight. Generally, 2-wheel drivetrains are more lightweight. We see this in the Ranger, which has a curb weight increase of approximately 100 pounds when equipped with 4-wheel drive.

The trade-off, however, is that 4x4 tends to be better equipped to handle tough conditions. The 4x4 system in the Ford Ranger also comes with the Terrain Management System™, which lets you optimize your handling capabilities based on your terrain.

These drive mode options are:

  • Normal
  • Grass/Gravel/Snow
  • Mud/Ruts
  • Sand

Efficient Driving Tips and Tricks

In addition to the structural and mechanical components of the 2020 Ford Ranger, driving habits can affect your MPG ratings. There are a few simple changes you can make that can help you go further between fill-ups, including:

  • Scheduling regular routine maintenance
  • Avoiding quick starts and stops
  • Keeping your tires properly inflated to the recommended PSI
  • Turning off your car when you aren't actively driving

To that first point, it's incredibly important to schedule all routine services as recommended by your Ford Ranger maintenance schedule. If you're using your truck for high-impact activities, you may need to schedule maintenance more often to keep everything in great shape.

This is especially true for oil changes, which you should schedule every 5,000 miles, or every six months, whichever comes first.

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If you want to know more about the 2020 Ford Ranger MPG and how to decrease fill-ups in the Bensalem, Langhorne, and Philadelphia, PA, areas, contact Fred Beans Ford of Langhorne. We'll do our best to answer all your questions and can even get you behind the wheel to take this pickup for a spin.

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