Ford Ranger Overview
One of the longest running pick-up trucks in production, the Ford Ranger has been around since 1983. However, as time wore on, age didn’t hamper its beautiful development. The Ranger just got even better.
Since the first generation of Rangers came out, there has only been little change done to the platform and mechanicals. As they say, if it ain’t broke, there’s no need for a fix. The whole system supporting the Ranger has truly been reliable throughout the years and there should be no questions regarding its durability and running performance.
The Ranger comes in either a 2.3L I4 engine, or a meaner 4.0L V6 engine. The latter can produce as much as 207 horsepower and 238 lb.-ft of torque which makes you ready and able to tow the heavy stuff. How heavy? A little over 5,760 lbs.; score the Ranger a ten over ten for strength.
Ford designed the Ranger originally for rough and rugged tasks but the newer versions also deliver smoothness and comfort. Ranger 4X4 models have an electronic “shift-on-fly-transfer” installed which allows the driver to shift between 2WD and 4WD, high or low. The Ranger also comes with a 5-speed automatic or manual transmission. The overdrive fifth gear saves you fuel while cruising at highway speeds. The Ranger is also a fuel-saver; running at an average of 24 mpg in the city or the highway.
Just like every other Ford automobile, the Ranger is also equipped with a standard 4-wheel ABS system, Airbags, a Tire Pressure Monitoring system, and standard Trac® with RSC® which accounts for a stable and smooth ride.
As it looks, the Range fits the perfect role of becoming a business partner, especially the ones that needs a lot of carrying and transporting. The Ranger can also serve as a makeshift family car too! That makes the Ranger a versatile compact truck that’s just as good as your typical full-size pickup truck.