The additional strain associated with towing and hauling will inevitably reduce the Ranger's fuel efficiency. Overall, though, I am satisfied. The fog lamps also were redesigned this year with a new, larger diameter for improved visibility and a stronger appearance. A four-wheel drive, 6-cylinder Ranger with an automatic transmission usually proves the least fuel-efficient of all. To keep the base truck affordable, Ford equips it with a 2. Not getting great gas mileage, but it does run quieter and smoother than expected, particularly on the highway. For those who do serious off-roading, towing or just like the feel of a V6, Ford offers a choice of two.
It came with a soft bedcover which I really like. According to the Federal Trade Commission, a vehicle's fuel economy will begin to suffer more noticeably at speeds above 60 mph. Remove any payload being hauled in the Ranger's bed as soon as possible. Super Cab models also offer rear-hinged half doors, which allow easier access to the cab area. Design and Equipment The 2008 Ranger is available in Regular Cab and in two- and four-door SuperCab configurations. So far only problems are a seat rattle being worked on now with warranty and some traction issues in wet weather which 3 sand bags helped.
Powertrain and Chassis Ranger offers three engine choices: a 2. Sandbags in the back give it the needed stability. With no V8 option under the hood, the Ranger also falls behind the class leaders in horsepower and towing. If you like trucks this one is great. The lighter frame and smaller engine of a Ranger are not designed for massive weight or towing. It was a great little truck. Love the smooth manual shifting, the strong power steering and the capable four cylinder engine.
The familiar Ranger exterior receives a slight freshening, with a bold grille, three bright new colors and two attractive new wheel choices. If you are going with a V6, we highly encourage you to get the 4. Good value for ther money. A limited run of trucks in eye-catching Grabber Orange will help introduce the 2008 model year with a blast of visual excitement. The most fuel efficient pickup truck now gets even better fuel economy thanks to improved aerodynamics delivered by an updated front-bumper design. The Ranger's handling and road manners have seen improvement through a series of suspension changes that include stiffer bushings, springs and shocks. The only major issue I have is the lack of cab space.
You can order your Ranger with shift-on-the-fly electronic four-wheel drive, five-speed automatic transmission, power windows, power locks, sliding rear window, cruise control, 510-watt Pioneer audio system part of the Tremor Package , 3. Though this engine offers only five more horses than the 2. I bought it because it was the only truck with the features I wanted for under 20k. The Ford Ranger has posted a variety of fuel economy ratings throughout the years. Great gas mileage, the dark grey paint job is the coolest color ever. It is a great little truck. The exterior two-tone is a good look; interior is comfortable and functional it is a truck after all.
As for backseat passenger room, the flip-down jump seats make for cramped accommodations and are best used for shorter trips. Two-wheel drive should be utilized during all other driving conditions so as to optimize gas mileage. Love the 4x4 and the clearance in the snow-filled midwest this winter. This engine exhibits good acceleration so long as the Ranger is not weighted down with a heavy load. The first is a 3. You can tell it is a little F-150 by the way it holds the road. Four-wheel drive is intended for use in extreme conditions, such as harsh terrain or severe weather.
I bough the 4 door extended cab and with all the stuff I carry around for work the back of my cab is half full. As a result, the Ranger's rear end does not bounce around as much as it used to, and the steering response remains firm. I've had no major problems with it. I would buy another Ranger in a heartbeat. Although not the most powerful in its class, the 4. The lower front-bumper valance has been re-engineered with an integrated, 1-inch air deflector to help reduce drag and return improved fuel economy.
Before you start negotiating price, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price which shows what others in your area are paying for their Rangers. Also avoid hauling extremely heavy payloads. The high driving stance gives me a commanding view of the traffic. The engine is a little weak I had a Nissan truck with a 2. . The Sport series gets the black, horizontal grille with body-color surround. Rides like a truck which it is.
The Ford Ranger finds itself surrounded by a number of newer and larger competitors, making it necessary for Ford to keep its compact truck competitive by offering numerous upgrades, fresh styling and rock-bottom pricing. The Ranger line is expected to retain a slightly above-average resale value. For those not so concerned with fuel economy, the 4. Remove any accessory that compromises the Ranger's aerodynamics or adds weight to the truck. The Ranger has gotten a bit roomier than in generations past, with new front seats that have deeply sculpted backs and new fabric choices.