2023 Ford Ranger  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#5 of 2023 Pickups

#110 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Ford Ranger
The Ranger, a mainstay of Ford's lineup for decades, is a midsize pickup with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 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 2023 Ford Ranger has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Ford Ranger has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0415% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.7409%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0415% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.7409% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Ford Ranger is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2023 Ford Ranger is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Ford's Co-Pilot360 active safety features can protect loved ones by reducing accident severity and preventing accidents. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2023 Ford Ranger: Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. Optional safety features on the 2023 Ford Ranger which we recommend include Lane Keeping System and BLIS Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert.

A safety feature that may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances, should still be considered. Optional side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9675Hyundai Santa CruzFord RangerChrysler PacificaToyota TacomaKia CarnivalVolkswagen AtlasV. Atlas Cross SportToyota HighlanderHonda PassportFord ExplorerChrysler VoyagerNissan MuranoComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Ford Ranger with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 75 to 96. The 2023 Ford Ranger is less safe than the 2023 Nissan Murano, the 2023 Chrysler Voyager, the 2023 Ford Explorer, the 2023 Honda Passport, the 2023 Toyota Highlander, the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, and the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas. It is about as safe as the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz, the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica, and the 2023 Toyota Tacoma.

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