Ford’s Ranger is one versatile mid-size pickup with an equally diverse history. It was in the year 1958 that the Ranger name first appeared as a base trim of the Edsel model, after which it denoted mid-to-top level variants of Ford’s iconic F-Series. Then came the year 1983 when Ford renamed their Courier as Ford Ranger across North America.

After successfully serving for about 28 years, Ford Ranger (a rebadged Ford Courier) was discontinued in the US and Canada in the year 2011, which marked the commencement of production of the present-day mid-size Ford Ranger. This brand new Ford Ranger continued to be sold globally since then but returned in the States only in 2018.

In fact, the Ranger turned out to be such a huge success for Ford that besides redesigning it time and time again, they based their other models, Ford Bronco II and Ford Explorer, on it too. Also, with Mazda selling the Ranger as their Mazda B-Series from 1994-2009, the Ranger ran a full circle as the original Ford Courier, which the Ranger replaced, was actually the Mazda B1800.

Now in the year 2019, the Ranger is in its first generation of production in North America as a mid-size pickup truck. It will be available in two configurations, a 4-door SuperCab with a 6-foot bed and a 4-door SuperCrew with a 5-foot bed. This old-new Ford Ranger will be powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine and cost about $24,410 for the base XL model. Other variants of the Ranger XLT and Lariat will cost $28,460 and $32,500 respectively.

Pros

  • Good payload and towing capacity

Cons

  • Interior quality mediocre
  • Single option engine

Ford Ranger Brochures By Year

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2020 Ford Ranger Brochure
2019 Ford Ranger Brochure
2011 Ford Ranger Brochure
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Ford Ranger Exterior Pictures

Ford Ranger Interior Pictures