2021 Ford Ranger  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#4 of 2021 Pickups

#104 of all 2021 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Ford Ranger
The Ranger, part of Ford's lineup for decades, is a midsize pickup with seating up to 5. The Ranger has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2021 Ford Ranger is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2021 Ford Ranger has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Ford Ranger has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0448% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.1112%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0448% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.1112% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Ford Ranger is 7% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2021 Ford Ranger is 20% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Ford's Co-Pilot360 can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. All trims and versions of the 2021 Ford Ranger include the following active safety system: Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. One recommended safety feature is optional on the 2021 Ford Ranger--- although it adds to the cost, one should consider the benefits of BLIS Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert.

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but another may also improve safety. Optional side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9054Nissan FrontierGMC CanyonChevrolet ColoradoToyota TacomaJeep CherokeeFord RangerVolkswagen TiguanChevrolet BlazerKia SorentoDodge ChallengerSubaru OutbackChrysler VoyagerComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Ford Ranger with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 54 to 90. The 2021 Ford Ranger is safer than the 2021 Nissan Frontier, the 2021 GMC Canyon, and the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado and less safe than the 2021 Dodge Challenger, the 2021 Kia Sorento, the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer, and the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan. It is about as safe as the 2021 Chrysler Voyager.

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