2020 Ford Ranger driving on a hill

Is the 2020 Ford Ranger a good vehicle for off-road driving?

2020 Ford Ranger off-road packages and features 

Is the 2020 Ford Ranger a good vehicle for off-road driving? We can only speak for ourselves, but we know that we would want the dependability of advanced off-road technology and performance features that the 2020 Ford Ranger has to offer when driving on new terrain. Keep reading below to learn about the 2020 Ford Ranger off-road packages and features with Sherwood Ford. 


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2020 Ford Ranger – FX4 Off-Road Package 

If you are serious about driving off-road, you might want to equip your 2020 Ford Ranger with the FX4 Off-Road Package. This package optimizes the vehicle for steep, rocky terrain and a variety of possible situations. It includes all-terrain tires, exposed steel front backplates, skid plates, a Terrain Management System ™, and Trail Control ™ technology. 

The Terrain Management System allows you to select the type of terrain you will be driving on. This lets the vehicle know how the environment will influence its traction and performance, allowing it to adapt. Modes include Normal, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Sand, and Mud/Ruts. 

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2020 Ford Ranger – electronic-locking rear differential 

An electronic-locking rear differential is a must-have system for those of you who drive on steep, slippery terrain. When you need more traction, the system can lock both wheel axles simultaneously. This feature is part of the FX4 Off-Road Package, but it can also be purchased as a separate option. 

2020 Ford Ranger driving off-road

2020 Ford Ranger – off-road clearance 

Off-road clearance is important when you drive through water or over large obstacles. Thankfully, the 2020 Ford Ranger sits high off the ground and has an optimized break-over angle for off-road driving. Furthermore, it has exposed front backplates and undercarriage skid plates that protect its underside from damage as you focus on navigating obstacles.