• (4.1) 14 reviews
  • Available Prices: $4,737–$17,161
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 17-23
  • Engine: 207-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Towing Capacity: 3,100 lbs.
2009 Ford Ranger

Our Take on the Latest Model 2009 Ford Ranger

What We Don't Like

  • Miss fun models like Edge, Splash
  • Side-facing jump seats in SuperCab

Notable Features

  • 3.0-liter V-6 engine dropped
  • No 4x4 regular cab
  • Class III hitches standard on 4.0-liter V-6 models
  • Sirius Satellite Radio standard on FX4 and Sport

2009 Ford Ranger Reviews

Vehicle Overview
The Ranger is offered in only two cab styles: regular and SuperCab. The regular cab comes with either a 6- or 7-foot cargo bed. The SuperCab comes with only a 6-foot bed. Four trim levels are offered: XL, XLT, Sport and FX4, which is geared toward off-roaders.

New for 2009
Ford didn't add anything for 2009, but the automaker did kill a few features. The 3.0-liter V-6 engine was dropped, as was the 4x4 regular cab. The only other changes are packaging revisions: A Class III trailer hitch is standard on all V-6 models, and Sirius Satellite Radio is standard on FX4 and Sport models.

The Ranger's outward appearance hasn't changed much since 1998, other than minor hood and bumper updates for 2004. The Ranger remains more of a compact pickup.

  • Sport Package features monochromatic theme
  • Sport has horizontal-slat grille
  • Other models have H-bar grille with nostrils
  • FX4 models have three skid plates, limited-slip rear axle, 16-inch wheels with all-terrain tires and rugged vinyl floor covering

The Ranger interior is bare-bones basic, with few frills. Leather seating is available whether you get the 60/40-split bench seat or the bucket seats, and there's an available Pioneer sound system with seven speakers (SuperCab only). The FX4 and Sport pay the most attention to style, with eye-catching gauges and a rugged appearance.
  • Rubber floor covering for Sport, FX4
  • All sound systems have audio input jack
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel for FX4

Under the Hood
There are two engine options for the Ranger.
  • 143-horsepower, 2.3-liter inline-four-cylinder engine with aluminum block and cylinder head, dual overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder and 154 pounds-feet of torque
  • 207-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 with iron block and aluminum cylinder head, single overhead camshaft, two valves per cylinder and 238 pounds-feet of torque
  • Five-speed manual
  • Five-speed automatic

The Ranger offers several safety features, thought side-impact and side curtain airbags are not among them, nor is an electronic stability system.
  • Four-wheel antilock brakes
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Seat belts with front pretensioners
  • Anti-theft engine immobilizer

Of Interest to Truck Owners
  • SuperCab 4x4 maximum gross vehicle weight rating: 5,280 pounds (4.0-liter V-6 with payload package)
  • SuperCab maximum payload capacity: 1,660 pounds (V-6 with payload package)
  • Regular cab maximum towing capacity: 6,000 pounds (V-6 automatic)
  • Available axle ratio: 3.73:1, 3.55:1, 4.10:1
  • Minimum ground clearance: 7.9 inches (4x2), 8.0 inches (4x4)
  • Approach angle: 25.1 degrees (regular cab 4x4 SWB), 24.9 degrees (SuperCab 4x4)
  • Departure angle: 27.0 degrees (regular cab 4x4 SWB), 27.4 degrees (SuperCab 4x4)
  • Ramp breakover: 22.2 degrees (regular cab 4x4 SWB), 18.6 degrees (SuperCab 4x4)
  • Regular cab cargo-bed load height: 29.7 inches (SWB), 29.2 inches (LWB)
  • SuperCab cargo-bed load height: 29.5 inches (4x2), 31.9 inches (4x4)
  • Cargo floor length: 72.7 inches (SWB), 84.6 inches (LWB)
  • Cargo floor width: 54.4 inches
  • Cargo floor width at wheel well: 40.5 inches
  • Cargo bed depth: 16.5 inches

Consumer Reviews


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Good little truck

by Mouse4u2 from Kings MTN NC on December 9, 2017

Good little truck for the price. It was well maintained by the previous owners . Drives and handles well.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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).

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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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