2009 Ford Ranger

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$16,395

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2009 Ford Ranger

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Class-leading fuel economy
  • Available 7-foot bed on regular cab
  • Pricing

The bad:

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

8 trims

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Our 2009 Ford Ranger trim comparison will help you decide.

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 review: Our expert's take

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 4×4 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.

Exterior
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

Interior
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

Safety
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 4×4 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 (4×2), 8.0 inches (4×4)
  • Approach angle: 25.1 degrees (regular cab 4×4 SWB), 24.9 degrees (SuperCab 4×4)
  • Departure angle: 27.0 degrees (regular cab 4×4 SWB), 27.4 degrees (SuperCab 4×4)
  • Ramp breakover: 22.2 degrees (regular cab 4×4 SWB), 18.6 degrees (SuperCab 4×4)
  • Regular cab cargo-bed load height: 29.7 inches (SWB), 29.2 inches (LWB)
  • SuperCab cargo-bed load height: 29.5 inches (4×2), 31.9 inches (4×4)
  • 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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Owned my first Ranger for 20 years,370,000 miles w

My ranger was purchased used, it replaces my 97 Ranger which I owned for 20 yrs til it was totalled @ 370,000 miles. Only major component failure was rear end dif at approximately 200,000 miles and it still ran strong at time of wreck. Prompting me to set my sights on another Ranger to buy. My 2009 is 2.3l (as was my 97) w/auto trans (97 was manual), owned now for 2.5yrs I have to say I'm VERY surprised at the 09's performance which I expected to be a bit sluggish compared to my 97 as it was a reg cab and the 09 is supercab (which should weigh more?) but happy to report that I'm loving my 09 even more. This truck accelerates very well and seems to be cut from the same cloth as my 97 which was the most reliable ride I've owned and at age 60 I've owned more than a few. Before I reach my limit of 500 words, I'm a big fan of the Ranger: easy to maintain, fun driving, handles much like a sports car, looks great with a little customization, I could go on, but you get the idea!

5.0

Very dependable

Used it to get to work and pull my job boat.Great on gas ,The 4.0 is very good. Plenty of power.I carried tools behind the front seat.

4.0

Nice Work Truck and errand runner

I own the 2wd rear wheel ranger; that means it has no 4X4. Had this vehicle for 7 years, will load furniture and light loads. This truck is light and is Terrible for winter time! Use another vehicle or put winter tires on it and it will cost you some money. Another thing, check the bed before buying one mine is rusted and might not pass inspection. Reliability is amazing we have the 4 cylinder with the auto transmission. Interior is bland as of 2020, no cd player, aux or any future features. If your a labor worker boy you will get some bang for your buck. Please do not expect this thing to tow.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Powertrain
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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