Ford
Ranger
1996
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1996 Ford Ranger Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1996 Ford Ranger specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1996 Ford Ranger warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$10,575
Invoice *
$10,044
Engine
2.3L I-4 112 HP 135.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,400 rpm / 3.0L V-6 147 HP 162.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,250 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Fuel Economy City
22.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
27.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
2.3L I-4 112 HP 135.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,400 rpm / 3.0L V-6 147 HP 162.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,250 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Alternator
95 amp
Battery
58 amp / 72 amp heavy duty
Axle Ratio
3.45 / 3.73 / 3.55
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded
Fuel Tank
17.0 gal.
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Limited Slip Differential
limited slip differential
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Shocks
heavy duty
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Rear Shocks
heavy duty
Brakes
front disc/rear drum
Front Tires
P195/70PR14.0BSW AS / P215/70PR14.0BSW AS / P225/70PR14.0OWL AS
Spare Tire and Wheel
compact
Seating Capacity
3
Front Seat Type
bench / split-bench
Seat Trim
vinyl / cloth
Floor Console
partial
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Radio
AM/FM stereo
Tachometer
tachometer
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge
Volt Gauge
voltmeter gauge
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
rear wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) / 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Front Impact Airbags
driver front-impact / driver and passenger
Door Count
2 doors
Exterior Length
184.3 "
Exterior Width
69.4 "
Exterior Height
63.9 "
Wheelbase
108 "
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
4,220 lbs. / 4,680 lbs.
Curb Weight
2,927 lbs.
Payload
1,650 lbs.
Mud Flaps
front and rear
Pickup
flare
Rear Step Bumper
rear step bumper
Exterior Mirrors
dual power remote
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
36/36,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1996 Ford Ranger safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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