Ford Ranger, F-150 Earn KBB 5-Year Cost to Own Awards

If dependability and value are priorities in your pickup truck search, take a good look at the Ford F-150 and the Ford Ranger. Both trucks took home a 5-Year Cost to Own Award from Kelley Blue Book, effectively sweeping the pub’s pickup categories. The 2021 Ford Ranger excelled in the midsize pickup truck category while the 2021 Ford F-150 won in the full-size pickup truck. Both the 2021 Ford Ranger and 2021 Ford F-150 are available for a test drive at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

“The Kelley Blue Book award, well-regarded among truck customers, highlights the longstanding Built Ford Tough tradition of exceptionally capable pickups that reliably serve the needs of their owners,” according to Ford.

The 5-Year Cost to Own Awards judges assess the bills associated with the first five years of owning a car. The KBB editors examine how much it costs to fuel the vehicle, the depreciation hit, the fees for insurance and financing, state required fees like registration. It also factors in projected costs for repair work and maintenance checks as well as potential resale value or trade-in value of each vehicle.

By dominating the truck categories, the Ford Ranger and Ford F-150 reinforce the quality, capability, and dependability Ford has prioritized in its vehicles.

Get a closer look at the award-winning, value-driven Ford Ranger and Ford F-150 at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

2021 Ford Ranger Gets New Tremor Off-Road Package

The Ford Ranger is already a great companion for adventures on and off the road. Now, Ford is offering a new Tremor Off-Road Package as an available option on the 2021 Ranger to make it even more capable of handling rough paths.

The 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor is designed to conquer a variety of conditions and terrains while still having solid tow ratings. It features redesigned front knuckles, a lifted suspension, and 32-inch all-terrain tires paired with new 17-inch wheels. These features boost the truck’s ground clearance to 9.7 inches.

The Tremor Off-Road Package also includes specially tuned shocks for maximum comfort and control off paved roads. In case you need to get out of a sticky situation, it adds two recovery hooks in the rear. Underbody skid plates protect the Ranger, and the Terrain Management System™ comes with four drive modes to enhance the ride in different situations.

Even though the Tremor Off-Road Package is focused on off-road performance, it doesn’t take away from the truck’s on-road features. When properly equipped, the Ranger has 1,430 pounds of maximum payload and 7,500 pounds of maximum towing capacity, making it easy to bring everything you need for your adventures.

The 2021 Ford Ranger will make a welcome addition to Two Rivers Ford. View our inventory online to see the capable trucks we currently offer in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Ford Ranger Earns the Top Spot in the 2020 American-Made Index

Each year, Cars.com compiles its American-Made Index, which ranks vehicles by how much they contribute to the U.S. economy. In 2020, the Ford Ranger earned the number-one spot and bested 90 other models. After all, what’s more American than this fun pickup truck?

Cars.com created its 2020 list based on five individual factors: where a vehicle is assembled, where its engines come from, where its parts are sourced, where its transmissions originate, and the number of people employed in U.S. factories, relative to the automaker’s manufacturing.

The 2020 Ford Ranger is equipped with the 270-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost®. This engine is built at the Cleveland Engine Plant in Ohio. Meanwhile, its crankshaft, block and head are built at the Romeo Engine Plant located in Michigan.

In addition to making contributions to the economy, the 2020 Ford Ranger is also a powerful and capable midsize pickup that more than earns its accolades. When properly equipped, it can tow 7,500 pounds, deliver a best-in-class maximum payload rating of 1,860 pounds and achieve a best-in-class gas torque rating of 310 lb-ft.

To learn more about the 2020 Ford Ranger and how you can get behind the wheel of this American truck, give us a call at Two Rivers Ford, located right here in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Ford Ranger FX2 Package Brings 4WD Capability to 2WD Trucks

If you’re seeking a truck with tough looks and sporty capabilities, consider a 2020 Ford Ranger equipped with the Ranger FX2 Package. This package is designed to provide two-wheel-drive Ranger models with unique style elements and increased ruggedness for off-road driving.

When you opt for the FX2 Package, you can receive an off-road-tuned suspension to help you drive on rougher terrain and an electronic-locking rear differential to enhance performance off the road. You’ll also get an off-road cluster screen so that you can track your truck’s roll, pitch and yaw with ease.

Rugged design elements offered by the FX2 Package include an air dam-delete and front underbody guard for extra underbody protection and capability off the beaten path. The package also adds tough-looking 17-inch off-road tires or available 18-inch off-road tires.

The FX2 Package accentuates the already-rugged features of the Ranger, which include a high-strength steel frame along with a muscular 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine paired to an advanced 10-speed automatic transmission. The truck is also available with the Chrome Appearance Package, Bed Utility Package and other great options.

Contact us here at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, to learn more about the features available for the 2020 Ford Ranger and how to get behind the wheel of an off-road-ready truck.

Leveling Kits Are Available for Ford F-150 and Ranger

To prepare your truck for your next off-road adventure, you can now purchase leveling kits for the Ford F-150 and Ranger. These kits allow you to have a more customized truck and have improved off-road performance.

Off-Road Leveling Kits

Offered by Ford Performance Parts, the off-road leveling kits give you more ground clearance so you can handle difficult terrains. They feature new aluminum FOX™ shock bodies for sufficient cooling capacity and new front coilover springs. The kits also include upper front mounts along with polyurethane bushings to create a quieter cabin experience.

With the off-road leveling kit, the approach angle of the Ranger has about a 21 percent increase, while the approach angle of the F-150 has about a 22 percent increase when it has a 145-inch wheelbase.

Increased Customization

Eric Cin, global director, Ford Vehicle Personalization and Accessories, said, “Truck customers are asking for options for increased capability and customization, and the new leveling suspension kits for Ranger and F-150 deliver on that need.”

Where To Purchase

You can purchase these kits through a Ford dealer and have them installed at the dealership. The kits are available for off-road enthusiasts driving a four-wheel-drive 2019 Ford F-150 or a four-wheel-drive 2019 Ranger.

Learn more about the off-roading features of the 2019 Ford F-150 and Ranger when you take them out for test drives at Two Rivers Ford.