The Two-Wheel Drive Ford Ranger's New $595 Off-Road Package Is a Hell of a Deal

The new FX2 pack includes an electronic locking differential, retuned suspension, and off-road tires for less than $600. That's a steal.

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Up until now, if you didn't option four-wheel drive in your Ford Ranger, you haven't been able to get your mid-size pickup with an off-roading package. Well, that changes today. Ford has introduced a new FX2 package for two-wheel drive Rangers, and it includes a whole bunch of trail-ready upgrades. The best part? It's only $595.

The FX2 package includes most of the same off-road goodies found in the FX4 pack. It's aimed at Ranger buyers who don't need four-wheel drive but still want to take their trucks off-road. You get an electronic locking rear differential, retuned suspension, underbody skid-plate protection, and all-terrain tires with 17-inch wheels as standard (18-inch wheels are optional). The package also includes Ford's off-road gauge cluster screen, which displays readouts for things like pitch, roll, and yaw.

The package for four-wheel drive Rangers is $1295, but includes additional features such as a terrain management system, front tow hooks, and skid plates for the fuel tank, transfer case, and front differential. So you're getting most of upgrades for less than half the price if you go for the two-wheel drive truck versus the 4x4. Not a bad deal.

Ford says development of the FX2 package was driven mainly by its customer's desire to customize their Rangers.

"We’re seeing sales trends that tell us to grow Ranger’s capability and appearance options even further," said consumer marketing manager Chad Callander in a statement. "The FX2 Package is a result of us listening to our customers and what they’re demanding from their trucks."

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