Ford
Ranger
1998
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1998 Ford Ranger Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1998 Ford Ranger specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1998 Ford Ranger warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$11,485
Invoice *
$10,927
Engine
2.5L I-4 119 HP 146.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,400 rpm / 3.0L V-6 150 HP 185.0 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
2.5L I-4 119 HP 146.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,400 rpm / 3.0L V-6 150 HP 185.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,250 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Alternator
95 amp
Battery
540 amp with run down protection
Axle Ratio
3.73 / 4.10
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded
Fuel Tank
17.0 gal.
Exhaust
partial stainless steel
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Limited Slip Differential
limited slip differential
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil
Rear Springs
leaf
Steering
rack & pinion
Brakes
front disc/rear drum
Vented Disc Brakes
front
Wheels
14.0 " silver styled steel
Front Tires
P205/75SR14.0BSW AS / P225/70SR14.0OWL AS / P225/70SR15.0OWL AS
Spare Tire and Wheel
full-size steel / full-size
Seating Capacity
3
Front Seat Type
60-40 split-bench
Front Headrests
fixed
Front Armrests
center w/storage
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
2-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
2-way
Seat Trim
vinyl / cloth
Headliner
full cloth
Floor Trim
vinyl/rubber
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Glove Box
glove box
Dome Light
dome light
Floor Console
partial
Cup Holder
front
Cargo Floor Trim
vinyl/rubber
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Radio
AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan / AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
CD
single
Speakers
2 / 4
Antenna
fixed
Door Locks
manual
Power Outlets
2
Instrument Display
analog
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Volt Gauge
voltmeter gauge
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Front Windows
manual
Tinted Windows
light / deep
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Rear Windshield Type
sliding
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
rear wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) / 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger w/passenger front-impact cancellable
Door Count
2 doors
Exterior Cargo Length
71.8 "
Exterior Length
187.5 "
Exterior Width
69.4 "
Exterior Height
63.9 "
Wheelbase
112 "
Front Tread
57 "
Rear Tread
57 "
Turning Radius
18.4 '
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
4,320 lbs. / 4,740 lbs.
Curb Weight
3,030 lbs.
Front Gross Axle Weight Rating
2,400 lbs.
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
2,750 lbs.
Payload
1,260 lbs. / 1,660 lbs.
Max Trailer Weight
1,600 lbs.
Front Legroom
42.2 "
Front Headroom
39.2 "
Front Hiproom
52.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.5 "
Exterior Cargo Width
40.4 "
Exterior Cargo Volume
37.4 cu.ft.
Mud Flaps
front and rear
Pickup
regular / flare
Bumpers
colored / body-colored
Rear Step Bumper
rear step bumper
Grille Moldings
colored / body-colored
Paint
monotone / monotone with badging
Exterior Mirrors
dual manual
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Major Components Months/Miles
36/36,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
60/unlimited
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
36/36,000
Accessories Months/Miles
36/36,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1998 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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