So expect the little Ford that could to soldier on for the foreseeable future, especially now that Ford will no doubt push its title as the most fuel-efficient truck on the market. I missed a good deal. All three engines come with a 5-speed manual transmission and are available with a 5-speed automatic transmission. And if you can't fit all your toys in the available 7-ft bed -- the only one that long in the segment -- chances are you can tow them, as capacity is a maximum of 6000 lb. Ford's front passenger sensing system helps ensure air bags are not deployed on the passenger side when small children are detected. Four-wheel-drive is an option on all trim lines, but available only with the V-6 engines. The fog lamps also were redesigned this year with a new, larger diameter for improved visibility and a stronger appearance.
The lower front-bumper valance has been re-engineered with an integrated, 1-inch air deflector to help reduce drag and return improved fuel economy. The 's story stays much the same. Service intervals extended to 7,500 miles for 2008, adding to Ranger's leading affordability rating as measured by Edmunds. They tried to give us the run around with offering other similar but newer or more expensive. Engine choices remain the same, with a 2.
The Sport series gets the black, horizontal grille with body-color surround. In 2007, this combination was good for 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. A limited run of trucks in eye-catching Grabber Orange will help introduce the 2008 model year with a blast of visual excitement. The truck's extreme capability is further conveyed through bold cast-aluminum wheels and rugged, two-tone paint. We recently reported that the Ranger, which was thought to be on the way out in 2009, may now hang on , when an as-yet unnamed replacement arrives. Following an industry-wide requirement from the U. Still in its fourth generation, having been introduced in 1998, the Ranger has received minor updates and changes every few years.
Though often overlooked in favor of its competitors and overshadowed by its bigger brother, the enjoys its share of the compact-pickup-truck segment. Still, the Ranger is the most fuel-efficient truck in its class. The 2008 Ford Ranger has a maximum towing capacity of 6,000 pounds to suit customers' work and play needs. Also standard are four-wheel anti-lock brakes, driver and front-passenger air bags, safety belts with front pretensioners for outboard seating positions and side-intrusion door beams. I had to handle a furnace problem at my house on Monday and the vehicle was sold before I could get back there. Ford has also extended service intervals to 7500 miles in an attempt to lower the Ranger's cost of ownership.
. Would buy for them in a heart beat based on this experience. Powertrain and ChassisRanger offers three engine choices: a 2. Design and EquipmentThe 2008 Ranger is available in Regular Cab and in two- and four-door SuperCab configurations. Government and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, all Ranger models for 2008 are equipped with tire-pressure-monitoring systems.
They answered all of my questions. The most fuel efficient pickup truck now gets even better fuel economy thanks to improved aerodynamics delivered by an updated front-bumper design. This new service interval helps lowers Ranger's cost of ownership - including purchase price, fuel cost, maintenance and more - that Edmunds. The country's most economical pickup gets even more fuel efficient for 2008 with an improved front-bumper design. Ranger will be available with a limited-edition Grabber Orange exterior paint to accentuate the truck's bold design.
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