• (4.3) 25 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,231–$19,079
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 17-24
  • Engine: 207-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 3,100 lbs.
2010 Ford Ranger

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 Ford Ranger

What We Don't Like

  • 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

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 Reviews

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 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

4.3

Average based on 25 reviews

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Dependable, Versatile Daily Driver

by Rugby&Beer2010 from Tampa, FL on October 17, 2017

Great little truck that is just as fun a daily commuter as it is a workhorse or off-roading dune slayer.

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Recalls

There are currently 5 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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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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