• (4.2) 30 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,394–$14,842
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 18-26
  • Engine: 207-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Towing Capacity: 2,760 lbs.
2007 Ford Ranger

Our Take on the Latest Model 2007 Ford Ranger

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Two cab styles
  • Standard tire pressure monitoring system
  • Standard passive anti-theft system
  • Two new 16-inch wheels available
  • Standard audio input jack for most stereos
  • Three engine choices
  • Manual or automatic

2007 Ford Ranger Reviews

Vehicle Overview
Ford continues to give compact-pickup buyers plenty of choices. Rangers are available with a four-cylinder or a choice of two V-6s, with either a manual transmission or a five-speed automatic. Options range from skid plates and Bilstein shock absorbers to earth-shattering audio systems.

For 2007, a tire pressure monitoring system and a passive anti-theft system come standard on all models. An audio input jack comes standard for all stereos except the base AM/FM receiver. Two new 16-inch aluminum wheels are now available on most models, and Sirius Satellite Radio is available on the STX, XLT, Sport and all FX4 models. Single-disc CD audio systems now have MP3 compatibility.

Trim levels include XL, STX, XLT, Sport, FX4 Off-Road and FX4 Level II.

The regular-cab XLT model features a 7-foot cargo box, and the Ranger Sport can be equipped with a Tremor MP3 audio and wheel package. Aimed at young buyers, the Ranger Sport conveyed the assertive look and ride height of a four-wheel-drive Ranger at a lower price.


Exterior
Rangers come in three sizes, with a choice of two cabs and bed lengths. Regular-cab pickups are available with a 6- or 7-foot cargo bed. SuperCab (extended-cab) versions are fitted exclusively with a 6-foot bed.

A power dome hood is installed. Two rear-hinged rear doors, which are optional on SuperCab models, can be opened only after the front doors are open. XL models have black bumpers and a black bar-style grille, while the XLT gets chrome bumpers and a chrome grille surround. Sport pickups have a honeycomb grille and body-colored bumpers.

Regular-cab models ride a 111.5- or 117.4-inch wheelbase and measure 189.4 or 198.4 inches long overall. SuperCab Rangers have a 125.7-inch wheelbase and are 203.6 inches long overall. An optional tubular cargo-bed extension can add 2 feet to the 6-foot bed's length. Skid plates and step bars are standard on FX4 Rangers.

Options include two 15-inch forged aluminum wheels and body-colored side moldings. Two-tone paint goes on FX4 Off-Road and Level II models. FX4 Off-Road pickups are available in two- or four-door SuperCab form.


Interior
Regular-cab Rangers can seat either two or three occupants on either bucket seats or a 60/40-split bench. SuperCab models can be equipped with a pair of rear jump seats. Like all jump seats in compact pickups, the Ranger's rear seats are too small to hold adults comfortably. Leather-trimmed seating surfaces and sport bucket seats are available.

Under the Hood
Three engines are available: a 143-horsepower, 2.3-liter four-cylinder; a 148-hp, 3.0-liter V-6; and a 207-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 that delivers 238 pounds-feet of torque. Ford's four-cylinder engine is standard in XL and two-door XLT SuperCab 4x2 models. A five-speed manual gearbox is standard, and a five-speed automatic is optional. Rear- and four-wheel-drive models are offered, and a dashboard switch can engage four-wheel drive while the vehicle is moving.

Safety
Four-wheel antilock brakes are standard. Dual-stage front airbags are standard, but side-impact airbags are not available.

Driving Impressions
Rangers are pleasant to drive and capable in every significant respect. Each model is attractive, well designed, solidly built and reasonably comfortable inside.

Consumer Reviews

4.2

Average based on 30 reviews

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Miss my old reliable friend!

by JDPinWA from Sammamish WA on October 10, 2017

Bought new in late 2006, kept it 11 years, 75,000 miles. With 4WD it got me through some nasty snow most winters, and never required anything other than routine maintenance and tires. The 4.0 V6 was ... Read Full Review

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Recalls

There are currently 4 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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