2010 Ford Ranger

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2010 Ford Ranger
2010 Ford Ranger

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • True compact-pickup footprint
  • Class-leading fuel economy
  • Manual transmission available

The bad:

  • No more FX4 off-road model
  • Ancient platform needs an overhaul
  • Side-facing jump seats in SuperCab
  • 7-foot bed on 2WD regular cab only available to fleet buyers

3 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2010 Ford Ranger trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Roll Stability Control, side airbags standard
  • Standard A/C on entry-level XL
  • FX4 off-road model dropped for U.S.
  • Class III hitch standard for all models (Class III capability with V-6 only)

2010 Ford Ranger review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
The Ranger is offered in two cab styles: regular and SuperCab. The regular cab comes with either a 6- or 7-foot cargo bed, while the SuperCab comes only with a 6-foot bed. Three trim levels are offered: XL, XLT and Sport.

New for 2010
The Ranger adds roll stability control and side-impact airbags as standard safety equipment. The FX4 off-road model has been dropped in the U.S., though it’s still available in Canada. The XL work truck adds standard air conditioning.

Exterior
The Ranger’s outward appearance hasn’t changed much since 1998; it remains a compact pickup.

  • Sport Package features monochromatic theme
  • Sport has body-colored H-bar grille
  • Other models have H-bar grille with nostrils

Interior
The Ranger interior is bare-bones basic. 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 XLT and Sport pay the most attention to style and functionality.

  • Standard rear jump seats on two-door SuperCab models
  • All sound systems have MP3 jack
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel for XLT and Sport

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 excellent standard safety features. Ford’s stability system with RSC can help prevent a rollover by using the Ranger’s four-channel antilock braking system to brake individual wheels and can cut engine throttle to try to prevent a rollover. Front side-impact airbags are standard.

  • Four-wheel antilock brakes
  • Roll Stability Control
  • Seat belts with front pretensioners

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 3.9
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

3.9

Functional & mostly/carefully used.

I had my last Ranger (2004) for 10 years/250,000 miles. If not for the oak tree, another 10 would be easy. If it ain't broke....

5.0

2010 Ford Ranger

This Ford Ranger meats all my needs. It has plenty of room. It gets good gas mileage. It's easy to maneuver around. It has a smooth design.

4.6

Perfect Truck for my use.

This was the truck I finally able to find for my needs. I was almost ready to purchase a larger truck just to get a vehicle. This vehicle is the perfect size for my needs. An extended cab is perfect for my use.

See all 43 consumer reviews

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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