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2005 Ford Ranger

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2005 Ford Ranger
Available in 25 styles:  2005 Ford Ranger 2dr 4x2 Super Cab Styleside 6' box 125.7" WB shown
Asking Price Range
Estimated MPG

16–24 city / 19–29 hwy


2005 Ford Ranger 4.1 16
$ 3,511-14,663
April 20, 2005
Vehicle Overview
Ford gives compact-pickup buyers plenty of choices. Rangers are available with a four-cylinder or a choice of two V-6s, and with either a manual gearbox or a five-speed-automatic transmission.

Two configurations have been added for 2005; these include regular-cab XLT models with a 7-foot cargo box and the Ranger Edge, which can be equipped with a special Tremor MP3 audio and wheel package. Aimed at young buyers, the sporty Edge edition conveys the assertive look and ride height of a four-wheel-drive Ranger � but with a lower price.

Rangers come in three sizes, with a choice of two cabs and bed lengths. Regular-cab pickups are available with a 6- or 7-foot cargo bed. SuperCab (extended-cab) versions are fitted exclusively with a 6-foot bed.

A power dome hood is installed. Two rear-hinged rear doors, which are optional on SuperCab models, can be opened only after the front doors are open.

Regular-cab models ride a 111.5- or 117.5-inch wheelbase and measure 188.5 or 200.5 inches long overall. SuperCab Rangers have a 125.7-inch wheelbase and are 202.7 inches long overall. An optional tubular cargo-bed extension adds 2 feet to the 6-foot bed's length.

Regular-cab Rangers seat two or three occupants on bucket seats or a split bench, respectively. SuperCab models can have a pair of rear jump seats. Like all jump seats in compact pickups, the Ranger's rear seats are too small to hold adults comfortably.

Under the Hood
Three engines are available: a 143-horsepower, 2.3-liter four-cylinder; a 148-hp, 3.0-liter V-6; and a 207-hp, 4.0-liter V-6. A five-speed-manual gearbox is standard, and a five-speed-automatic transmission is optional. Rear- and four-wheel-drive models are offered, and a dashboard switch can engage four-wheel drive while the vehicle is moving.

Four-wheel antilock brakes are standard.

Driving Impressions
Rangers are pleasant to drive and capable in every significant respect. They ride and handle on par with domestic competitors from Dodge and General Motors. Each model is attractive, well designed, solidly built and reasonably comfortable inside.

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