New and Used Ranger Prices, Ford Ranger Model Years and History

Ford Ranger Models

2021 Ford Ranger trims

2021 Ranger

The 2021 Ford Ranger is an attractive mid-size truck with some impressive off-road capabilities. It also offers good performance, some modern technology and nice features.

2020 Ford Ranger trims

2020 Ranger

The 2020 Ford Ranger is a great mid-sized truck with many options available for your comfort and enjoyment while on the road.

2019 Ford Ranger trims

2019 Ranger

The 2019 Ford Ranger is a mid-sized truck with one engine option and transmission, with plenty of clearance, to take you on every road while being comfortable.

2011 Ford Ranger trims

2011 Ranger

A dependable compact pickup sporting impressive gas mileage, Ford's 2011 Ranger supplies peppy towing and payload handling abilities.

2010 Ford Ranger trims

2010 Ranger

The 2010 Ford Ranger is a compact pickup truck that blends style and usefulness into one successful and long-running package.

2009 Ford Ranger trims

2009 Ranger

A small but extremely useful pickup truck, the 2009 Ford Ranger offers functional utility in a smaller package than the larger Ford F-150.

2008 Ford Ranger trims

2008 Ranger

The 2008 Ford Ranger, a small pickup truck with 3 engine choices, is a carryover from the 2007 model.

2007 Ford Ranger trims

2007 Ranger

The 2007 Ford Ranger is a compact pickup truck available with two or four doors and in a variety of trim levels; from the base XL up to the FX4 Off-Road version.

2006 Ford Ranger trims

2006 Ranger

The 2006 Ford Ranger is a compact pickup truck which has been refreshed for the new year and is available with a 2.3L four-cylinder, 3.0L V6, or 4.0L V6.

2005 Ford Ranger trims

2005 Ranger

A compact pickup truck available with a Regular, Extended, or Super cab, the 2005 Ford Ranger gets great gas mileage while retaining all the usefulness of a truck.

2004 Ford Ranger trims

2004 Ranger

A compact pickup truck available in a versatile array of cab styles, the 2004 Ford Ranger has a new look for the model year and has three engines to choose from.

2003 Ford Ranger trims

2003 Ranger

Upgrades abound for the popular compact pickup truck, the 2003 Ford Ranger features an interior which has been touched up and enhancements to the brakes.

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About Ranger

The Ford Ranger was first introduced in 1983 as an entrant in the growing compact pickup truck marketplace in North America. Serving as the basis for the popular Explorer sport utility vehicle, the Ford Ranger entered 1998 as a redesigned truck. The exterior for the 1998 Ford Ranger resembled a mix between the Explorer and the large F-Series pickup trucks.


As well as offering a regular cab and Supercab body style, a Flareside bed option was also available for 1998. The wheelbase was lengthened allowing for greater interior room and rack and pinion steering was added to the 1998 model year Ranger. Engine options presented within the 1998 Ford Ranger line-up consisted of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine as well as a 3-liter and 4-liter V-6 powerplant. The 4.0-liter V-6 engine variant of the Ford Ranger was paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel and four-wheel drivetrains were offered on the Ford Ranger. The Flareside Splash model was discontinued in 1999 while a four-door version of the Ranger was added. After 2000, the larger V-6 engine was replaced by a more potent 4-liter engine for the 2001 model year generating 210 horsepower.


A Duratec four-cylinder engine replaced the previous base powerplant on the Ford Ranger. Cosmetic upgrades were performed to the Ford Ranger in 2004 and 2006 while the mechanicals for the truck were left unchanged through to the 2011 model year. Despite some popularity among businesses and fans of small trucks, the Ford Ranger was discontinued in the United States without a direct replacement.