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1997 Ford Ranger

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1997 XL 4x2 Standard Cab 108 in. WB
most popular
Price:   -  From $11,070
1997 XL 4x2 Standard Cab 114 in. WB Price:   -  From $11,455
1997 XLT 4x2 Standard Cab 108 in. WB Price:   -  From $12,840
1997 XLT 4x2 Standard Cab 114 in. WB Price:   -  From $13,370
1997 XL 4x2 Extended Cab 125 in. WB Price:   -  From $14,415
1997 Splash 4x2 Standard Cab 108 in. WB Price:   -  From $14,945
1997 XLT 4x2 Extended Cab 125 in. WB Price:   -  From $15,015
1997 XL 4x4 Standard Cab 108 in. WB Price:   -  From $16,365
1997 Splash 4x2 Extended Cab 125 in. WB Price:   -  From $16,575
1997 XL 4x4 Standard Cab 114 in. WB Price:   -  From $16,835
1997 XLT 4x4 Standard Cab 108 in. WB Price:   -  From $17,905
1997 XL 4x4 Extended Cab 125 in. WB Price:   -  From $17,980
1997 STX 4x4 Standard Cab 108 in. WB Price:   -  From $18,150
1997 XLT 4x4 Standard Cab 114 in. WB Price:   -  From $18,495
1997 STX 4x4 Standard Cab 114 in. WB Price:   -  From $18,740
1997 STX 4x4 Extended Cab 125 in. WB Price:   -  From $19,305
1997 Splash 4x4 Standard Cab 108 in. WB Price:   -  From $19,375
1997 XLT 4x4 Extended Cab 125 in. WB Price:   -  From $19,390
1997 Splash 4x4 Extended Cab 125 in. WB Price:   -  From $20,325

Overview

Ranger is Ford's answer to the masses of mostly younger buyers who, for reasons of size, price and long-term operating economy prefer compact pickup trucks. It's been the segment sales leader almost since the day it was introduced in 1982, and contributed to Ford's 2 million truck sales in the 1996 model year, an all-time record. Although the exterior cosmetics were redone three years ago and the interior a year later, the basic Ranger shape, dimensions and proportions are the same as the original 1982 truck, and it's due for a total redesign next year. Like all American trucks, the Ranger is available in an enormous variety of models, 19 in all, starting with a four-cylinder five-speed short-wheelbase XL for $11,380 and going up from there to nearly $25,000. It is also sold in clone form as the Mazda B-Series.

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
23 / 26 / 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
23 / 26 / 24 Mpg
Brakes
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel / Full-size
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
39.1 "
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
42.4 "
Rear Legroom
Front Shoulder Room
54.6 "
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,961 Lbs.
Wheel Base
108 "
Turning Radius
18.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Wheels
14.0 " Silver Styled Steel
Paint
Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual
Bumpers
Colored
Grille Moldings
Colored
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Partial Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
3
Seat Trim
Vinyl / Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bench / 60-40 Split-bench
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
2-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
2-way
Front Armrests
2-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm Stereo, Clock, Seek-scan / Am/fm Stereo, Clock
Speakers
4
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
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Power Outlets
3 / 2
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)
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
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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