The 2022 Ford Ranger FX4 Max (MY21.75) has a list price of $66,190 (MSRP - plus on-road costs), which essentially represents a healthy $13,200 discount compared to a current Raptor X.
That's a lot of money left in your pocket considering you're getting the same powertrain plus a heap of shared components, like the Raptor-spec Fox Shocks dampers front and rear, not to mention revised steering components, those sweet looking 17-inch alloy wheels with chunky 33-inch BF Goodrich KO2 all-terrain rubber (265/70/17), a set of off road side steps, that oh-so-aftermarket F-O-R-D grille, an uprated alternator with six auxiliary switches, model-specific FX4 Max seats, and an optional decal pack.
Standard gear above and beyond those specific items include LED headlights with LED daytime running lights. (image: Matt Campbell)
The FX4 Max trim level is based upon the Ranger XLT variant, so it comes handsomely equipped for the money.
Standard gear above and beyond those specific items include LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, halogen fog lights, a black sports bar, mud flaps front and rear, a standard-fit tow bar with wiring (not electronic brake controller, though), an 8.0-inch touchscreen media system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, sat nav, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, a reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, keyless entry and push-button start, auto high beam lights, now-standard adaptive cruise control and plenty of other safety features - see below.
It includes the standard-fit 8.0-inch touchscreen media system with Ford’s Sync3 interface, and it also has the smartphone mirroring tech you’d expect. (image: Matt Campbell)
Our test vehicle was fitted with optional decal pack ($750). I wouldn't option that, myself.
Considering which Ford Ranger colours look best? Arctic White is the only no-cost paint option for FX4 Max. The optional finishes include Conquer Grey (as seen here), Aluminium silver, Alabaster White, Lightning Blue, Meteor Grey and Shadow Black, and those all cost you $650.