Review Summaries

What reviewers liked most about the Ford Ranger

  • Ranger team revised the suspension to quell the previous truck's somewhat wallowy ride and herky-jerky handling.

    - Automobile
  • Transmission will shift hard and fast when instructed by a heavy right foot.

    - Car and Driver
  • The engine (4.0-liter) felt powerful at all times and even sporty.

  • Latest Rangers serve up bolder, more aggressive styling.


What reviewers liked least about the Ford Ranger

  • Brake pedal feels too stiff but stopping distances are OK.

  • Vinyl floor may look cool but we noted it does become slippery when wet.

  • The jump seats are best left to kids.

    - The Auto Channel
  • Disappointingly, the 4-liter V6 sounded strained doing its brisk business.

    - USA Today

Ford Ranger Comparisons

  • Among compact pickups, it's still the pick of the pack.

    - Automobile
  • New Ranger edge is positioned between the XL and XLT and aimed at younger buyer.


Best one-liner about the Ford Ranger

  • Edge model I drove was loaded with enough gauges to satisfy a classic sports-car buff.

  • Overall, we found the new styling to be, well, stylin'


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