(4.3) 24 reviews
MSRP: $1,580$9,760
Body Style: Truck
Combined MPG: 17-24
Engine: 150-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Towing Capacity: 6,060 lbs.
2001 Ford Ranger

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Our Take

New sheet metal in front of the windshield gives the Ranger compact pickup a fresh face for 2001 — similar to the Explorer Sport’s appearance. A sporty two-wheel-drive Edge model adds a bulging hood, a monochromatic exterior and 16-inch tires to impart the aggressive look of a four-whe... Read Full Report


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A face lift and a new twin-cam four-cylinder engine haven't totally transformed the 2001 Ford Ranger. But the changes make this best-selling compact pickup more attractive, especially in affordable XLT trim. But if you have only $16,000 to spend on a new set of wheels for yourself or perhaps your newly licensed high-school student, is the Ranger a good idea? Read on. She: It's prob... Read full review for the 2001 Ford Ranger

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best small truck ever!

by raptor from West Bend WI on February 27, 2012

I recently bought a used ford ranger edge with 111k miles on it. I got the biggest engine that is offered in the ranger in the form of a 4.0L SOHC V-6. I needed a truck that is reliable, has decent po... Read Full Review

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A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

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