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2005 Ford Ranger

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Key specs

Base trim shown

Pickup Truck

Body style


Seating capacity

188.5” x 66.2”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Driving ease
  • Maneuverability
  • Build quality
  • Fuel economy with four-cylinder

The bad:

  • Performance with four-cylinder
  • Resale value of regular-cab 2WD models
  • Fuel economy with V-6

10 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2005 Ford Ranger trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Two cab styles
  • Three engine choices
  • Manual or automatic
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Wide variety of models and options

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.9
  • Interior 3.9
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.3
  • Reliability 4.6
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Most recent consumer reviews


Ford Rangers are good trucks

Very reliable, sturdy truck, nice designing and style, great work truck, best midsize truck I've ever had, lasts forever, gas mileage could be better but overall great vehicle


Practical , Fun to Drive and 4Wheel Drive when you

Plenty of space, rides high to see the traffic ahead of you , 4 Wheel comes very handy , weather it's wet grass for your kids games or a foot of snow . Nothing better then to have that luxery when you need it !


Snow plow truck

When I purchased the 2005 Ranger 4x4 I knew it needed tires and I had new snow tires installed within 3 days of purchase and also put 420 lbs of sand in a bag in the pickup bed and this truck does a great job of snow removal while I'm inside the cab toasty warm. Please note that the only reason for purchasing this truck is for snow removal of my driveway of over 600 ft not Off-Roading.

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Based on the 2005 Ford Ranger base trim.
Frontal driver
Frontal passenger
Nhtsa rollover rating
Side driver


New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Blue
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Fords and many non-Ford vehicles up to 10 years old with less than 150,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty
Dealer certification required
139-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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