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.