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Ford brought back the Ranger name with a redesigned compact truck that combines modern elements with some primitive execution. The Ranger offers the latest entertainment and safety technologies, but its ride is stiff and choppy.
Handling is clumsy, and at low speeds, the engine noise is quite pronounced. The 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. This combination makes the Ranger responsive. The optional Sync 3 infotainment system is easy to use, but other controls aren't as well-designed. It's hard to get in because of the high floor. There are two cab configurations: an extended cab and a crew cab. The FX4 off-road package adds skid plates, upgraded tires, and off-road-tuned suspension. Automatic emergency braking is standard.
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2019
2019 Redesign Year
Ford has brought back the Ranger name with a redesigned compact truck that combines modern elements with some primitive execution. The Ranger offers the latest entertainment and safety technologies, but its ride is stiff and choppy.
Handling is clumsy, and at low speeds, the engine noise is quite pronounced. The 2.3-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. This combination makes the Ranger responsive. The optional Sync 3 infotainment system is easy to use, but other controls aren't as well designed. It's hard to get in because of the high floor. There are two cab configurations: an extended cab and a crew cab. The FX4 off-road package adds skid plates, upgraded tires, and off-road-tuned suspension. Automatic emergency braking is standard.
$23,200 - $35,825
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1998-2011
Perhaps the only truly small truck still available, the dated Ranger (and its twin, the Mazda B4000) is behind the times. The rough 4.0-liter V6 isn't particularly powerful or efficient.
Handling is reluctant, and when unloaded, the rear of the truck can step out on bumpy corners or washboard roads. The ride is stiff and snappy. Stopping distances are long. The narrow cabin is noisy inside and has rudimentary levels of comfort and fit and finish. Extended-cab models have two rear jump seats, useless for adults or child seats. The bed is useful-sized. No side air bags or ESC are available, but both are standard for 2010.
$7,650 - $11,200
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$6,675 - $9,925
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$5,950 - $9,225
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$5,300 - $8,050
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$4,725 - $7,475
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$4,225 - $7,075
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$2,925 - $6,225
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$2,825 - $5,625
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$2,675 - $5,275
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$2,650 - $4,875
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$2,650 - $4,375
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$2,650 - $4,225
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