2008 Ford Ranger  -  $15,185


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $15,185
Base Invoice: $14,426
Destination Charge: $695
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD Reg Cab 112" XL
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 21 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: 2WD Regular Cab 6 Ft Box XL
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.3L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine

Model Highlights

Like its much larger stablemate, the F-150, the 2008 Ford Ranger pickup spans a broad price and equipment range and can be equipped to suit a wide range of uses. There are three different cab configurations (regular cab, and two- or four-door SuperCab), two different bed lengths (six- or seven-foot), three engines with rear- or four-wheel drive, and a bewildering array of four different trims, many of which are available in multiple combinations.

Three different engines are offered on the Ranger. A 143-horsepower, 2.3L four-cylinder engine is standard on XL and XLT two-door SuperCab 4x2 and regular cab 4x2 models. The four-cylinder provides the highest fuel economy of any pickup truck on the market, at an EPA-rated 21 mpg city, 26 mpg highway. On other models, a V6 engine is standard--either a 148-horsepower 3.0L or a 207-horsepower 4.0L. All three engines have a five-speed manual transmission standard and five-speed automatic optional, and both V6 engines are optional for a modest amount on lower-trim models.

The base XL model comes at an extremely attractive price but is also very modestly equipped, with manual side mirrors, wind-up windows, and black flooring. The XLT is the next step up in price and adds a more accommodating interior and improved exterior appearance, as well as sport bucket seats, air conditioning, an AM/FM/CD player, and a 60/40-split bench seat. The Sport further improves the appearance, including fog lamps, mud flaps, and on some models, upgraded wheels.

At the top of the line is the FX4 Off-Road model, which brings a limited-slip rear axle, tow hooks, heavy-duty shocks, skid plates, larger wheels and all-terrain tires, and a number of luxuries inside including keyless entry, power windows, locks, and mirrors, and cruise control. True to its name, the FX4 Off-Road only comes with four-wheel drive.

Safety features include a tire pressure monitor, anti-lock brakes, and Ford's Personal Safety System standard on all models. The Ranger also has a reputation for reliability and repeat customers; it has won R.L. Polk & Co.'s Automotive Loyalty Awards five times, according to Ford.


Pros

Affordability; wide range of models and equipment; fuel economy; safety & security.


Model News

Ford discontinued the STX and FX4 Level II series on the 2008 Ranger in order to create a more simplified series lineup. The FX4 Off-Road is now equipped with Rancho HD twin tube gas shocks, skid plates, an increased towing capacity, and the same upgraded seats that were found on the 2007 FX4 Level II.

Outside, an air deflector was added to the front bumper of all models for improved aerodynamics, the fog lamp design became rounder, and wheel availability changed across the line. The TREMOR package is not offered for 2008.

The color choices have been slightly altered to give the Ranger a new look.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Ford Ranger continues to be one of the most affordable compact pickups on the market. Staying true to its reputation, the Ranger continues to be a top choice in its category with an array of possible cab and bed size configurations. An EPA rating of up to 26 mpg on the highway gives this pickup an advantage over its competitors.


Trim Curb Weight
3030.00 lbs

Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Front
1757.00 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Rear
1273.00 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
2000 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
2550 lbs

Curb Weight - Front
1757 lbs

Curb Weight - Rear
1273 lbs

Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Front
243.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Rear
1277.00 lbs

As Spec'd Curb Weight
3030.00 lbs

As Spec'd Payload
1350.00 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity
1350.00 lbs

Gross Combined Wt Rating
4800 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1580 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
158 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1580 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
158 lbs

Frame Type
Ladder

Suspension Type - Front
SLA w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf

Spring Capacity - Front
2000 lbs

Spring Capacity - Rear
2550 lbs

Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA

Axle Type - Rear
Ford Semi-Floating

Axle Capacity - Front
2400 lbs

Axle Capacity - Rear
2750 lbs

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front
35 mm

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear
35 mm

Front Tire Size
P225/70R15

Rear Tire Size
P225/70R15

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Tire Capacity
1594 lbs

Rear Tire Capacity
1594 lbs

Spare Tire Capacity
1984 lbs

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
765

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
765

Front Wheel Size
15 x 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x 7 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
22.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.7 ft

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
39.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.28 x 0.39 in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
9.00 x 1.75 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17 gal

Fuel Tank Location
Midship

Gross Axle Weight Rating
4550.00 lbs

Curb Weight
3030.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity
1520.00 lbs

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Payload Weight Front
0 lbs

Payload Weight Rear
0 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
4380.00 lbs

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
357.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
442.00 mi

Engine Order Code
99D

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.3L/140

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 @ 5250

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 3750

Trans Order Code
44R

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.72

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40

Clutch Size
9.0 in

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110

Total Cooling System Capacity
6.5 qts

Passenger Capacity
3

Front Head Room
39.2 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.5 in

Front Hip Room
52.7 in

Wheelbase
111.5 in

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper
189.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.3 in

Height, Overall
66.2 in

Overhang, Front
34.0 in

Overhang, Rear w/o bumper
44.0 in

Front Bumper to Back of Cab
107.6 in

Cab to Axle
37.9 in

Cab to End of Frame
78.5 in

Ground to Top of Load Floor
29.7 in

Frame Width, Rear
33.0 in

Ground Clearance, Rear
7.9 in

Body Length
0.00 ft

Cargo Box Length @ Floor
72.7 in

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear
54.4 in

Cargo Box Width @ Floor
54.4 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
40.5 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
16.5 in

Tailgate Width
52.0 in

Cargo Volume
37.4 ft³

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V352000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 07, 2011

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

Potential Number of Units Affected
26,715

Summary
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 RANGER TRUCKS BUILT FROM JANUARY 25, 2011, THROUGH APRIL 25, 2011 AT THE TWIN CITIES ASSEMBLY PLANT, AND SERVICE PARTS DISTRIBUTED TO DEALERS FOR CERTAIN 2004 THROUGH 2011 MODEL YEAR RANGER TRUCKS, 2002 THROUGH 2005 MODEL YEAR EXCURSION VEHICLES, AND 2002 THROUGH 2007 MODEL YEAR F-250, F-350, F-450, AND F-550 TRUCKS FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THE MULTI-FUNCTION SWITCH WAS SHIPPED WITH A SUBCOMPONENT (SLIDER) THAT MAY EXPERIENCE DEFORMATION. A MULTI-FUNCTION SWITCH WITH A DEFORMED SLIDER MAY MALFUNCTION CAUSING THE TURN SIGNAL, TAIL LIGHTS, HAZARD WARNING SIGNAL FLASHERS AND/OR BRAKE LIGHTS NOT TO ACTIVATE.

Consequence
NON-FUNCTIONING LIGHTS COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SWITCHES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT AUGUST 15, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.

FORD'S SAFETY RECALL NO. 11C18. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V024000

Mfg's Report Date
January 10, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
654,695

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2012 Ford Fusion and Mustang and Lincoln Zephyr and MKZ vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Ford is recalling certain 2009 Ford Ranger, Edge, Fusion and Mustang, Lincoln MKX, MKZ and Zephyr and Mercury Milan vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Ford is recalling certain 2007-2008 Ford Ranger, Edge and Lincoln MKX, 2006-2008 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, L...

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Interim letters informing owners of the recall and that parts are not yet available are expected to begin February 27, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S01.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V384000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 31, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,896,443

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Ford Ranger vehicles, 2006-2011 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ vehicles, 2007-2010 Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX vehicles, 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles, and 2005-2011 Ford Mustang vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Ford is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Ford Ranger, Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles, 2006-2008 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ vehicles, 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles and 2005-2008 Ford Mustang vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, O...

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 11, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S26.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger
Not Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.3L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine

100,000 mile tune-up interval

Engine block heater & battery warmer *STD only in AK, MN, MT, ND, SD, WI & WY states. Optional on vehicles in other states*

5-speed manual transmission w/OD

Rear wheel drive

110-amp alternator

58-amp battery

6' pickup box

4380# GVWR, 1260# maximum payload

Independent short/long arm front suspension w/coil spring

2-stage multi-leaf spring rear suspension

Front stabilizer bar

Tuned gas shock absorbers

P225/70R15 all-season BSW tires

Space-saver spare tire

15" 7-spoke silver-painted steel wheels

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Black front/rear step bumper-inc: black painted face bar w/matching lower valance

Front/rear stone guards

Black H-bar grille

Black door handles

(4) cargo box tie-down hooks

Raised "power dome" hood

Bi-color tail lamps

Black manual side mirrors

Solar tinted glass on windshield & front door windows

Variable-intermittent windshield wipers

Quick-release tailgate w/black handle

Vinyl 60/40 split bench seat

Black vinyl floor covering

4-spoke black urethane steering wheel

Gauges-inc: tachometer, fuel, engine temp

Black-faced gauge cluster w/black trim rings

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

SecuriLock anti-theft system

AM/FM stereo w/clock

12-volt auxiliary pwr point

Glove box

Cup holders

Smokers pkg-inc: lighter, ash tray/cup

Manual day/night rearview mirror

Low series door trim panels

Sun visors w/LH strap

Driver/passenger-side A-pillar-mounted grab handles

Dome light

City 21/hwy 26 (2.3L engine/5-speed manual trans)

City 19/hwy 24 (2.3L engine/5-speed auto trans)

City 16/hwy 22 (3.0L engine/5-speed manual trans)

City 15/hwy 20 (3.0L engine/5-speed auto trans)

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags w/front passenger sensing system

Personal Safety System

Front shoulder safety belts-inc: height adjusters, pretensioners, energy management, retractors

Center front lap belt

Child safety seat restraint latches (LATCH) on front passenger seat

 
STANDARD EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES PUBLIC SERVICE/ EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXEMPTION
$0

 
NON-CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS/NON-CROSS-BORDER STATES DEALER ORDER FOR CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES REGISTRATION
$0

 
2.3L DOHC 16-VALVE I4 ENGINE
$0

 
3.0L OHV V6 ENGINE
$425

 
5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD
$1,000

 
3.73 AXLE RATIO
$0

 
4.10 AXLE RATIO
$0

 
3.73 AXLE RATIO W/LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
$300

 
XL SERIES ORDER CODE
$0

 
VINYL 60/40 SPLIT BENCH SEAT
$0

 
CLOTH 60/40 SPLIT BENCH SEAT
$220

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
AIR CONDITIONING NOT DESIRED
$0

 
AIR CONDITIONING
$850

 
PAYLOAD PKG 2
$75

 
AM/FM STEREO W/CD/MP3 PLAYER
$355

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$195

 
UNDER-RAIL BEDLINER
$275

 
BODY-COLOR BODY-SIDE MOLDING
$60

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$90

 
PRIVACY GLASS
$110

 
TILT STEERING WHEEL W/SPEED CONTROL
$385

 
P225/70R15 ALL-SEASON SPARE TIRE
$110

 
CLASS III TRAILER TOW HITCH RECEIVER
$215

 
SLIDING REAR WINDOW
$125

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
$0

 
PRICED DORA
$0

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