2005 Ford Ranger Overview


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4.45 stars

Based on 26 reviews

A Very Good Truck by Shane
 — its got 270hp and 282ftlbs i upgraded the brakes and all of the fluids to syenthic, its got a K&N air intake, rancho rs 5000 front and rear shock, oversized factory stock tires they are 255/70/R16. i ... Read More
Rating Ford Ranger 4x4 by Nico
 — The only bad thing is that she's really heavy on fuel but yet again it's nice to have some power under you're right foot if you need it!!!!!!!!!! Other than that there's no problem, handles well, perf... Read More
Kevin's Ranger by Kevin
 — The acceleration is ok, you really have to have a heavy foot to get it going off the line. However, during the acceleration it has great sound, I love driving my Ranger because of it. Only thing I re... Read More

2005 Ford Ranger Overview

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2005 Ford Ranger

The 2005 Ford Ranger is a well-equipped compact pickup truck that offers a broad range of trims and configurations.  Buyers have a choice of two-door and four-door bodystyles, two-wheel and front-wheel drive, standard cab and extended cab supercab configurations, short-bed and long-bed setups: it's a wealth of choices, with something for everybody!

Trims available are the XL, XLT, STX, FX4, and Edge. The Edge is probably the most distinctive trims offered for the 2005 Ranger.  This trim, targeted at younger drivers, puts a bunch of tuner-style features into one convenient package.  The Edge trim includes chrome 16-inch wheels and a high-end stereo package, as well as some exterior touches that give the boxy Ranger pickup a more streetworthy style.

The '05 Ranger has plenty of power under the hood.  The base engine is a 2.3 liter, dual overhead cam inline-4, delivering 143 horsepower and 154 lb.-ft. of torque.  Drivers looking for more muscle can upgrade to a 3.0 liter OHV V6 (148 horsepower, 180 lb.-ft. of torque), or a 4.0 liter single overhead cam V-6 with an impressive 207 horsepower and 238 lb.-ft. of torque.


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