After you've decided that your next vehicle will be a 2019-2020 Ford Ranger, you should start thinking about ways to beef up its front and rear. The stock bumpers of the Ranger look fine, but don't offer much uniqueness. They look a bit too mild-mannered for our taste and just fit in too much with the rest of the fleet. More importantly, stock bumpers are not the best when it comes to protecting your midsize truck from dangerous off-road obstacles. They also have so much less capability if you should find yourself in trouble while in the dirt. That's why you should consider both 2019-2020 Ranger aftermarket front bumpers and 2019-2020 Ranger aftermarket rear bumpers to take your build to the next level. With multiple brands and visual differences, you have plenty of options to pick the bumper of your dreams. A tubular vs. boxed, winch vs. non-winch, sensor vs. non-sensor or an off-road lighting capable bumper must be evaluated to see if they fit you.
Stage 3 Motorsports' white 2019 Ford Ranger Build with a stock bumper in Sedona, Arizona!

2019-2020 Ford Ranger Tubular vs. Boxed Bumpers

Not everyone can agree whether boxed or tubular steel bumpers are better. The reality is that neither is really better than the other, but both differ in how they look and how effective they are at your intended use. Tubular bumpers are great for off-road drive ability and have better approach angles. However, many do not have winches due to their skid plate angles. If the bumper does have a winch, then you can most likely expect limited space behind the winch. That being said, the 2019-2020 Ford Ranger RPG Raceline Rear Bumper features a tubular steel design in the back of your Ranger. With a dual bar, wrap around design, it provides an exciting look compared to the boring, flat look of the stock rear bumper. The Raceline lets you enjoy your off-road romp without worrying about rear clearance. Boxed bumpers generally are more aggressive and larger than their tubular counterparts. Boxed bumpers include thick steel panels and typically are internally gusseted for tough work jobs or off-road domination. However, they really shine with better utility options, like the ability for large winches, clevis mounts and sometimes off-road lighting. While the boxed bumper has a way better approach angle than stock, it still does not have as much as a tubular bumper. The 2019-2020 Ford Ranger Fab Fours Vengeance Series Rear Sensor Bumper features an 11 gauge steel construction to protect against dangerous obstacles. Its heavily fortified, aggressive design makes your Ranger look worthy of being labeled an off-road machine. The bumper also features a ton of off-road lighting to ensure you can see anything behind you. If you value off-road utility, then go with a boxed bumper. If your off-road drives are more for fun and fast speeds, then a tubular might suit you better.
Closeup of an RPG Raceline Tubular Steel Rear Bumper!

2019-2020 Ford Ranger Winch vs. Non-Winch Bumpers

If you're planning on taking your Ranger off-road, you will want a winch so you can perform off-road recoveries. However, picking a bumper and winch separately will make you have to verify your options. Some winch brands use different mounts so you will have to verify fitment with your bumper. Different bumpers also have specific clearance limits for their winches too. Occasionally, a winch can sometimes block the airflow to your intercooler depending on winch size and winch plate placement. You could always pick a bumper already equipped with a winch so you know that the system has been optimized for the best use already. For an excellent winch and bumper, check out the 2019-2020 Ford Ranger Warn Ascent Front Bumper. The bumper includes a Warn mid-frame winch rated up to 12,000 pounds. This provides plenty of capability if you should find yourself stuck in the mud on your next off-road romp. Plus, Warn designed their bumper and winch to work in unison so you can trust nothing is fitted wrong. If you aren't concerned with winching, you could also pick the 2019-2020 Ford Ranger Road Armor Stealth Non-Winch Front Bumper w/ Sheet Metal Pre-Runner Guard. The bumper was not intended for winch mounting, but still can function well off-road due to its tough design. Your intercooler will not experience any restriction without a winch in the way.
Product image of a Road Armor Stealth Non-Winch Front Bumper for the 2019-2020 Ford Ranger!

2019-2020 Ford Ranger Sensor vs. Non-Sensor Bumpers

The adaptive cruise control and parking assist system use radar to calculate how close objects are to your Ranger's front end. This collision warning and brake support help you stay safer on the road and to avoid damage. Are you reliant on either of these features when driving? If so, then you want to make sure you select the correct bumper so you're not caught off guard when you start up your truck. The 2019-2020 Ford Ranger ADD Stealth Fighter Front Off-Road Bumper (No Sensors) or the 2019-2020 Ford Ranger ADD Stealth Fighter Front Off-Road Bumper (With Sensor Cutouts) both are two options. ADD's black, sleek bumper impressed the truck community with its Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk stealth attack fighter inspired design, but one of the bumper's accommodates for your sensors and the other does not. Sensor cutouts ensure that your radar is not reflected by the tough bumper's steel construction, making the truck think you constantly are about to crash! If you pick the bumper that does not accommodate your sensors or have a different one that doesn't, then you can just add a ADD Adaptive Cruise Control Bracket to relocate your adaptive cruise control sensor! It moves the sensor to the Ranger's upper grille, so your sensors can still be operational! These bumpers can still give you a daily operation that Ford intended!
Closeup of a 2019-2020 Ford Ranger ADD Stealth Fighter Front Bumper with Sensor Cutouts!

2019-2020 Ford Ranger Off-Road Light Mounted Bumpers

Off-road drives are so much safer with a bulkier aftermarket bumper, but what about after the sun goes down? Your bumper may resist some of what you hit off-road, but you should want to avoid obstacles if possible. Any off-road bumper could use off-road lighting to ensure the safest trip. Many bumpers feature great places to mount lots of bright lighting to the front and rear of your truck because safety needs to be a priority. However, different bumpers do use different kinds of mounts and can only accommodate specific sizes and style of lighting. The 2019-2020 Ford Ranger Black Horse Armour Front Bumper (Black) includes mounts for specific off-road lights. This bumper uses light mounts for a 20" light bar or two LED cube lights to light the way. Another bumper to consider is the 2019-2020 Ford Ranger ARB Summit Bumper Kit. The bumper includes provisions for fitment of ARB's Intensity LED Lights or IPF Lights to the bumper, and other lights will not be compatible. Either ARB light will provide great fog lighting. Lastly, the 2019-2020 Ford Ranger AFN Front Bumper can also provide a great bumper with more lighting possibilities than others. Dot-approved halogen bulb fog lights are included to illuminate both the street and dirt. For off-road specific lighting, a mounting surface allows for universal fitment of most off-road lights. Even though all three bumpers look similar and offer great front protection, they all feature different compatibility with off-road lighting. It is important to verify fitment based on your needs before picking a bumper.
Closeup of a 2019-2020 Ford Ranger ARB Summit Front Bumper!

Visual & Performance Upgrade to the Ranger's Front & Rear
Stock bumpers aren't the most ideal if you want to stand out, have better off-road ability, and possess more capability! When you browse through our categories of aftermarket front bumpers and aftermarket rear bumpers, you can trust that you're getting a product that you can trust. No matter what kind of bumper you end up with, it will serve you well. What kind of bumper is your ideal setup? Let us know below!
Rear of Stage 3 Motorsports' white 2019 Ford Ranger Build with a stock bumper in the wilderness!

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