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1996 Ford Ranger

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1996 XL 4x2 Regular Cab 107.9 in. WB
most popular
Price:   -  From $10,575
1996 XL 4x2 Regular Cab 113.9 in. WB Price:   -  From $10,960
1996 XLT 4x2 Regular Cab 107.9 in. WB Price:   -  From $12,235
1996 XLT 4x2 Regular Cab 113.9 in. WB Price:   -  From $12,765
1996 XL 4x2 Super Cab 125.2 in. WB Price:   -  From $13,955
1996 Splash 4x2 Regular Cab Flareside 107.9 in. WB Price:   -  From $14,435
1996 XLT 4x2 Super Cab 125.2 in. WB Price:   -  From $14,440
1996 XL 4x4 Regular Cab 107.9 in. WB Price:   -  From $16,090
1996 Splash 4x2 Super Cab Flareside 125.2 in. WB Price:   -  From $16,095
1996 XL 4x4 Regular Cab 113.9 in. WB Price:   -  From $16,560
1996 XLT 4x4 Regular Cab 107.9 in. WB Price:   -  From $17,620
1996 XL 4x4 Super Cab 125.2 in. WB Price:   -  From $17,975
1996 STX 4x4 Regular Cab 107.9 in. WB Price:   -  From $18,095
1996 XLT 4x4 Regular Cab 113.9 in. WB Price:   -  From $18,210
1996 STX 4x4 Regular Cab 113.9 in. WB Price:   -  From $18,685
1996 STX 4x4 Super Cab 125.2 in. WB Price:   -  From $19,275
1996 Splash 4x4 Regular Cab Flareside 107.9 in. WB Price:   -  From $19,320
1996 XLT 4x4 Super Cab 125.2 in. WB Price:   -  From $19,360
1996 Splash 4x4 Super Cab Flareside 125.2 in. WB Price:   -  From $20,295

Overview

The Ford Ranger has been the best-selling compact pickup truck in America for the past nine years. In fact, it's sixth overall on the list of top-selling vehicles in the U.S. for 1995. So, what's in store for '96? The good news is that you'll find the same features and attributes that have made Ranger the truck of choice for a broad range of light pickup owners, a range that includes increasing numbers of women buyers. And the even better news is that you'll find a few additions and upgrades well conceived to keep this vehicle in its current position on the sales charts. The Ranger may have just one name, but it isn't one truck. It's actually 19 when you count up all the choices. There are Regular Cab and SuperCab versions; shortbed (6 ft.) and longbed (7 ft.) models; the choice of 2-wheel drive or 4wd; base and uplevel trim packages (XL, XLT and STX); and the sporty Flareside Splash, with its stepside bed fabricated from composites rather than sheet steel. New this year is a Flareside pickup box option for both the Ranger XL and XLT Regular and SuperCab models, available only with 2wd 4-cyl. models. Depending on the model, Ranger pickups can accommodate anywhere from two to five passengers. It can also handle loads ranging from 1450 to 1650 lbs., and tow trailers weighing from 2000 to 6000 lbs., depending on the powertrain you choose. But in addition to this wide array of style and capability choices, this small pickup has evolved from its early history as a rough and ready mini-hauler to a more versatile and comfortable all-purpose truck with many modern safety features. For instance, the Ranger is the first compact pickup truck to offer an optional passenger airbag to complement its standard driver's airbag. And, like its F-150 big brother, it has an added safety feature. To accommodate a rear-facing child seat, the passenger airbag can be deactivated with a key-operated dashboard switch. Civilization is steadily overtaking the compact pickup class, a trend that's reflected in the Ranger's list of standard and optional features. Standard equipment includes amenities like illuminated entry, tinted glass and a floor console with dual cupholders, while options can add fog lamps, power windows/doors/locks, keyless remote keyless entry and, of course, a variety of sound systems. Obviously, Ford and other truck manufacturers are responding to all the folks who drive pickups primarily because they like the style. Driven primarily as image vehicles, they have to satisfy owners who expect passenger car features and comfort.

Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.3L I-4 / 112 HP / 135 ft.lbs.
Available: 3.0L V-6 / 147 HP / 162 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 5-spd man w/OD
Available: 4-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
22 / 27 / 24 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
3
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.3L I-4 / 112 HP / 135 ft.lbs.
Available: 3.0L V-6 / 147 HP / 162 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
22 / 27 / 24 Mpg
Brakes
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact
Fuel Tank
17.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$65
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
184.3 "
Exterior Width
69.4 "
Exterior Height
63.9 "
Front Headroom
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
Rear Legroom
Front Shoulder Room
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,927 Lbs.
Wheel Base
108 "
Turning Radius
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Wheels
Paint
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
3
Seat Trim
Vinyl / Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bench / Split-bench
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm Stereo
Speakers
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver Front-impact / Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
Rear Wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs) / 4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
Accessories Months

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