Year-to-year changes[edit | edit source]

1991[edit | edit source]

The best-selling compact pickup in the country, the Ford Ranger, was originally sold in the early '90s as base, S and Super Cab pickup trucks. All three were available as Short Bed pickup trucks, while the base pickup truck also had a Long Bed.

1995[edit | edit source]

The Ranger spruced up with a number of major improvements in 1995. New safety features include a driver's-side airbag, improved front-end crash protection, and a brake-transmission shift interlock (which prevents shifting automatic transmissions into gear unless the brake is applied).

Cosmetically, the Ranger gets a new grille and interior. Functional improvements include a better performing, quieter base-level engine and upgraded engine cooling.

Positioned in the middle of the compact pickup-truck market, the Ford Ranger is designed to appeal to buyers who want rugged dependability in a contemporary, aerodynamic package. The Ranger's primary competitors are the Chevrolet S-Series, GMC Sonoma and Toyota pickup.

The Ford Ranger is available in two body styles, Regular Cab and Supercab, three different wheelbases and two different cargo-bed lengths. Ford offers the Ranger in five trim levels: XL (base), XL Sport, Splash, XLT and STX. (The Splash features a narrow cargo box with bulging fenders and vestigial running boards, styling that Ford calls Flareside.)

The base-level engine remains a 112-horsepower 2.3-liter inline 4-cylinder. The optional engines are a 145-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 and a 160-horsepower 4.0-liter V6. The base transmission is a 5-speed manual, and a 4-speed automatic is optional

Four-wheel-drive versions have Ford's Touch Drive electric transfer case and automatic locking hubs for shift-on-the-fly 4wd operation.

Retail prices[edit | edit source]

As of May 2, 1994:

  • $9,449 (1994 Ford Ranger XL 4x2 Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $11,892 (1994 Ford Ranger XL 4x2 Supercab Pickup)
  • $11,171 (1994 Ford Ranger XLT 4x2 Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $12,388 (1994 Ford Ranger XLT 4x2 Supercab Pickup)
  • $12,320 (1994 Ford Ranger STX 4x2 Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $13,488 (1994 Ford Ranger STX 4x2 Supercab Pickup)
  • $12,545 (1994 Ford Ranger Splash 4x2 Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $14,014 (1994 Ford Ranger Splash 4x2 Supercab Pickup)
  • $13,918 (1994 Ford Ranger XL 4x4 Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $15,625 (1994 Ford Ranger XL 4x4 Supercab Pickup)
  • '$15,486' (1994 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $16,928 (1994 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Supercab Pickup)
  • $16,482 (1994 Ford Ranger STX 4x4 Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $17,607 (1994 Ford Ranger STX 4x4 Supercab Pickup)
  • $15,486 (1994 Ford Ranger Splash 4x4 Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $18,328 (1994 Ford Ranger Splash 4x4 Supercab Pickup)

As of late 1994:

  • $10,099 (1995 Ford Ranger XL 4x2 Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $12,651 (1995 Ford Ranger XL 4x2 Supercab Pickup)
  • $11,756 (1995 Ford Ranger XLT 4x2 Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $13,151 (1995 Ford Ranger XLT 4x2 Supercab Pickup)
  • $13,234 (1995 Ford Ranger Splash 4x2 Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $14,808 (1995 Ford Ranger Splash 4x2 Supercab Pickup)
  • $15,253 (1995 Ford Ranger XL 4x4 Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $17,115 (1995 Ford Ranger XL 4x4 Supercab Pickup)
  • $16,756 (1995 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $18,509 (1995 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Supercab Pickup)
  • $17,232 (1995 Ford Ranger STX 4x4 Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $18,428 (1995 Ford Ranger STX 4x4 Supercab Pickup)
  • $18,459 (1995 Ford Ranger Splash 4x4 Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $19,466 (1995 Ford Ranger Splash 4x4 Supercab Pickup)

As of January 12, 1995:

  • $10,224 (1995 Ford Ranger XL 4x2 Short Bed Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $10,608 (1995 Ford Ranger XL 4x2 Long Bed Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $12,776 (1995 Ford Ranger XL 4x2 Supercab Pickup)
  • $11,881 (1995 Ford Ranger XLT 4x2 Short Bed Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $12,412 (1995 Ford Ranger XLT 4x2 Long Bed Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $13,276 (1995 Ford Ranger XLT 4x2 Supercab Pickup)
  • $13,359 (1995 Ford Ranger Splash 4x2 Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $14,833 (1995 Ford Ranger Splash 4x2 Supercab Pickup)
  • $15,378 (1995 Ford Ranger XL 4x4 Short Bed Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $15,851 (1995 Ford Ranger XL 4x4 Long Bed Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $17,240 (1995 Ford Ranger XL 4x4 Supercab Pickup)
  • $16,881 (1995 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Short Bed Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $17,474 (1995 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Long Bed Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $18,634 (1995 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Supercab Pickup)
  • $17,356 (1995 Ford Ranger STX 4x4 Short Bed Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $17,949 (1995 Ford Ranger STX 4x4 Long Bed Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $18,553 (1995 Ford Ranger STX 4x4 Supercab Pickup)
  • $18,584 (1995 Ford Ranger Splash 4x4 Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $19,571 (1995 Ford Ranger Splash 4x4 Supercab Pickup)

As of October 1, 1995:

  • $11,040 (1996 Ford Ranger XL 4x2 Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $13,610 (1996 Ford Ranger XL 4x2 Supercab Pickup)
  • $12,715 (1996 Ford Ranger XLT 4x2 Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $14,095 (1996 Ford Ranger XLT 4x2 Club Cab Pickup)
  • $14,190 (1996 Ford Ranger Splash 4x2 Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $15,750 (1996 Ford Ranger Splash 4x2 Supercab Pickup)
  • $16,650 (1996 Ford Ranger XL 4x4 Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $18,055 (1996 Ford Ranger XL 4x4 Supercab Pickup)
  • $18,290 (1996 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $19,440 (1996 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Supercab Pickup)
  • $18,175 (1996 Ford Ranger STX 4x4 Short Bed Pickup)
  • $18,765 (1996 Ford Ranger STX 4x4 Long Bed Pickup)
  • $19,355 (1996 Ford Ranger STX 4x4 Supercab Pickup)
  • $19,400 (1996 Ford Ranger Splash 4x4 Regular Cab Pickup)
  • $20,375 (1996 Ford Ranger Splash 4x4 Supercab Pickup)

Shipping prices[edit | edit source]

  • $470 (1994 and early 1995 models)
  • $485 (1995 models)
  • $510 (1996-1999 models)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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