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Ford Ranger

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2.9 (Fair)

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It's been eight years since the old but popular Ford Ranger was sold new here. In that time, Blue Oval fans hankering for a less-than-full-size truck were forced to endure the ignominy of buying a Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, or, heaven forbid, a Chevrolet Colorado. That's finally no longer the case. With the mid-size truck market up over 80 percent since 2014, the business case was too strong to keep the Ranger off-limits for Americans any longer. The arrival of the 2019 Ford Ranger marks not only a grand return of a storied name, but also helps keep the flames burning under the bottoms of the competition.

2019 - 2019 Ford Ranger

3/4 Front Glamour 2019 Ford Ranger

Major changes included:

Upon the official opening of the ordering books, buyers will have a choice between three trim levels and two cabs, with the extended cab sporting a six-foot bed and the crew cab a five-footer. Only time will tell if the coming years will bring the excessive level of choice boasted by the F-150. Read more »


1998 - 2011 Ford Ranger

3/4 Front Glamour 2011 Ford Ranger

Major changes included:

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,... Read more »

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