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1998 Ford Ranger

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1998 XL 4x2 Regular Cab 112 in. WB
most popular
Price:   -  From $11,485
1998 XL 4x2 Regular Cab 118 in. WB Price:   -  From $11,955
1998 XLT 4x2 Regular Cab 112 in. WB Price:   -  From $13,305
1998 XLT 4x2 Regular Cab 118 in. WB Price:   -  From $13,855
1998 XL 4x2 Super Cab 126 in. WB Price:   -  From $14,940
1998 Splash 4x2 Regular Cab 112 in. WB Price:   -  From $15,045
1998 XLT 4x2 Super Cab 126 in. WB Price:   -  From $15,445
1998 XL 4x4 Regular Cab 112 in. WB Price:   -  From $15,765
1998 XL 4x4 Regular Cab 118 in. WB Price:   -  From $16,235
1998 Splash 4x2 Super Cab 126 in. WB Price:   -  From $16,675
1998 XL 4x4 Super Cab 126 in. WB Price:   -  From $17,370
1998 XLT 4x4 Regular Cab 112 in. WB Price:   -  From $17,395
1998 XLT 4x4 Regular Cab 118 in. WB Price:   -  From $17,985
1998 Splash 4x4 Regular Cab 112 in. WB Price:   -  From $18,865
1998 XLT 4x4 Super Cab 126 in. WB Price:   -  From $18,880
1998 Splash 4x4 Super Cab 126 in. WB Price:   -  From $19,695

Overview

Ford has completely redesigned its Ranger. It's the most popular compact pickup on the market today and this new one is arguably the best. The 1998 Ford Ranger offers responsive handling on the highway, impressive suspension performance off road and a comfortable ride everywhere. The Ranger has always been a capable truck in the dirt, but the new one is even better, a benefit of a redesigned chassis based on the Ford Explorer. We drove a Ranger 4x4 in the Hungry Valley off-road park northwest of Los Angeles. Rough, sandy roads failed to upset this truck even when it was driven quickly through rutted corners. But what was really surprising was its impressive handling and steering response on paved mountain roads. After spending a few hours in the new Ranger, we were lulled into thinking we'd climbed into a sports sedan. A more rigid chassis, a new front suspension, a redesigned interior, improved engines, new styling and, on 4x4 models, a clever new four-wheel-drive system are elements that add up to a great truck.

Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.5L I-4 / 119 HP / 146 ft.lbs.
Available: 3.0L V-6 / 150 HP / 185 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: 2.5L I-4 / 119 HP / 146 ft.lbs.
Available: 3.0L V-6 / 150 HP / 185 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
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
187.5 "
Exterior Width
69.4 "
Exterior Height
63.9 "
Front Headroom
39.2 "
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
42.2 "
Rear Legroom
Front Shoulder Room
54.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,030 Lbs.
Wheel Base
112 "
Turning Radius
18.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Wheels
14.0 " Silver Styled Steel
Paint
Monotone / Monotone With Badging
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual
Bumpers
Colored / Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Colored / Body-colored
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Partial Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
3
Seat Trim
Vinyl / Cloth
Front Seat Type
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, Seek-scan
Speakers
2 / 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 / Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Power Outlets
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 And Passenger W/passenger Front-impact Cancellable
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
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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