Just a day after hearing rumors about the model, the 2021 Ford Ranger STX Special Edition Package makes a debut. For $995, the pack adds equipment to make the pickup a bit more luxurious. 

On the outside, the STX Special Edition Package features 18-inch black wheels with a complex design, including a machined finish for the edges.

Gallery: 2021 Ford Ranger STX Special Edition Package

Inside, these trucks get an eight-inch infotainment screen that runs the Sync 3 software. It supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There's also SiriusXM satellite radio. Other amenities include dual-zone climate control, silver-painted interior accents, and privacy glass with a rear window defroster.

Buyers need to specify the standard STX Appearance Package to get this special edition. The regular version includes fog lamps, tow hooks, a decal on the cargo bed, and cloth, four-way adjustable Ebony Black seats.

The STX Special Edition Package is available on the 2021 Ranger XL in either 4X2 or 4X4 drivetrains, in addition, customers can get it on SuperCab or SuperCrew body configurations. Buyers can bundle it with the FX2 or FX4 Off-Road Package.

A new generation of the Ranger is due in 2022, but Ford is keeping the truck fresh in the US with bundles of equipment like this one. The company also recently introduced several performance upgrade packages that included upgrades for the suspension, tires, and lighting.

For folks looking to go off-road, there's the new Tremor package for the Ranger. It includes a suspension lift, Fox 2.0 monotube dampers, new front knuckles, 32-inch all-terrain tires, skid plates, and a rear locking differential. Inside, there is a set of auxiliary for controlling various accessories like winches or lights.

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2021 Ford Ranger XL Adds Style, Technology and Value with STX Special Edition Package

2021 Ford Ranger adds available new STX Special Edition Package that combines unique 18-inch black wheels, 8-inch center touch screen, SYNC® 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and upgraded interior finishes for a package price of $995 MSRP
STX Special Edition Package is available for 2021 Ranger XL 4x2 or 4x4 in SuperCab or SuperCrew configuration and can be bundled with other available packages like the FX2 or FX4 Off-Road Package
·Ranger customers love to make their truck their own, with more than 75 percent of them leaving dealerships with an appearance package in 2020

DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 23, 2020 – With 75 percent of Ford Ranger customers adding appearance packages to their new trucks, Ford is giving buyers of the entry-level Ranger pickup a new choice with the available STX Special Edition Package, bringing more style and technology to 2021 Ranger XL models.

“Ranger customers are asking for new options to help make their trucks their own and we hear them,” said Chad Callander, Ranger marketing manager. “STX Special Edition hits a really compelling and affordable sweet spot for a lot of Ranger buyers looking for just the right combination of tech and style.”

Ranger STX Special Edition features unique 18-inch black-painted wheels with machined-finished edges, 8-inch center touch screen, SYNC® 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXMTM, AppLink, dual-zone climate control, silver- painted interior accents and privacy glass with rear defrost – all for a package price of $995 MSRP.

STX Special Edition is an enhancement to the available STX Appearance Package with a starting MSRP of $28,045 (taxes, title and license fees extra). It is available on high XL trim level SuperCab or SuperCrew configuration and 4x2 or 4x4 driveline and can be bundled with FX2 or FX4 Off-Road Package.

“STX has been a strong seller on the base Ranger, but we’ve heard from some customers who want even more style and more tech in their XL trucks,” said Callander. “STX Special Edition now gives those customers that added style with the added benefits of having a touchscreen with SYNC 3 – at an affordable cost.” Ranger STX Special Edition joins other available packages including STX Appearance Package, Black Package, Chrome Appearance Package, and Sport Appearance Package.

Ranger buyers can also upgrade their adventure vehicles with the recently announced Ranger Tremor Off-Road Package, the most off-road capable, factory-built Ranger ever offered in the U.S.

New Ford Performance Parts Packages offers customers three different levels of off-road performance and styling upgrades purchased from the dealership, giving Ranger owners aftermarket-style accessorizing while keeping their vehicle’s warranty intact.