We already know that the new Ford Ranger midsize truck is very quick thanks to its turbocharged engine. How about the new 2020 Ford Tremor with the latest 3rd-generation V8 Power Stroke turbo-diesel?
We take both trucks to our test track at IMI Motorsports for a fun drag race.
Ranger vs Tremor
This Ford Ranger is a fully optioned crew cab 4×4 with an FX4 off-road package. The power comes courtesy of a 2.3-liter EcoBoost I4 engine with a rating of 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. A light-duty 10-speed automatic transmission is responsible for sending the power the ground.
The Tremor is a new Ford Super Duty off-road package that is available across their truck lineup (XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum) with a choice of a 7.3L gas V8 or a 6.7L turbo-diesel V8 engines. This fully optioned Lariat is equipped with the diesel.
The 2020 6.7L diesel V8 differentiates itself from previous generations by a new turbocharger, new higher pressure fuel system and injectors, new smaller steel pistons, and some other updates to produce a class-leading 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque. In fact, this is the highest horsepower and torque currently available in any factory pickup truck. The new diesel is backed up by a new 10-speed heavy duty automatic transmission.
The result was a surprise. As always, we ran the drag race several times, but the big and heavy Tremor came out on top every single time. This is impressive as the Tremor weighs about 3,000 lbs more than the Ranger, and it’s rolling on 35-inch Duratrac off-road tires.
In the end, we ran 0-60 MPH times with the soloDL GPS tool. This Tremor clocked in a 6.75 second 0-60 MPH time at one-mile above sea level. This time can be about one second quicker at sea level. This is the quickest heavy duty truck we have ever tested before at our track over the last six years.
The Ranger was no slouch with an impressive 7.19 second time.
Check out the video for all the details.