Ford Ranger: Top 8 FAQs

Ford trucks are some of the most trusted and popular vehicles available. Decades of American engineering and design have made the Ford truck lineup what it is today: strong, resilient, and versatile.

If you've had your eye out for a midsize pickup truck, look no further than the Ford Ranger truck available now at Ashe County Ford. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive that could be helpful in your decision:

#1: What is the Towing Capability of the Ford Ranger?

The Ford Ranger is equipped with a 2.3L EcoBoost engineered twin-scroll turbocharged engine that can deliver up to 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. It also allows the Ranger to tow up to a whopping 7,500 pounds and achieve best-in-class payload at 1,860 pounds. No matter your job, the Ranger has you covered.

#2: What is the Best Ford Ranger Trim Level?

Drivers can choose from three distinct trim levels for the Ford Ranger:

  • The Ford Ranger XL: Comes with a limited Ford Co-Pilot360 safety suite, and two wheel options (16-inch silver steel or 17-inch silver-painted Aluminum
  • The Ford Ranger XLT: Comes with additional Ford Co-Pilot360 safety features including adaptive cruise control. Also comes with 5 wheel options, and more exterior design features including 4 grille options.
  • The Ford Ranger LARIAT: Comes with Intelligent Access with push button start, more interior amenities (ambient lighting, etc.), and a better entertainment system among other features.

#3: How Big is the Ford Ranger Bed?

Depending on whether you choose to go with SuperCab or SuperCrew, you can enjoy 61-72.8 inches of cargo box length and up to 44.8 inches for width between the wheelhouses.

#4: Does the Ford Ranger Have Apple CarPlay?

Yes. The Ford Ranger comes with an 8-ubcg center dash color touchscreen infotainment system--Sync 3--that has voice-activated technology, pinch-to-zoom functionality, USB charging ports for phones and devices, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

#5: How Much Leg Room Does the Ford Ranger Have?

Despite having such a long truck bed, the interior of the Ford Ranger is still spacious and comfortable. Front passengers can enjoy up to 43.1 inches of legroom while rear passengers can enjoy 30.4-34.5 inches depending on the cab length.

#6: Does the Ford Ranger Need Premium Gas?

Even equipped with the EcoBoost engine, the Ford Ranger does not require high octane gas to perform well. If you're looking to fuel up, stick with 87 (regular) and you should be fine.

#7: Is the Ford Ranger AWD?

The Ford Ranger comes with both 2WD and 4WD options for optimal choice. The Ranger also comes with Ford Trail Control which acts as a multi-terrain cruise control assisting with acceleration, braking, damping, and power distribution to the wheels that helps to make your ride smoother and safer.

#8: Why Are Ford Ranger Trucks so Popular?

If you're looking for a trusty truck that can take you through a work day or a leisure day alike with ease, the Ford Ranger could be for you. A powerful and efficient engine combined with a durable frame, a wide stance, super traction wheels, and a number of new, agile driving features make the Ford Ranger not only one of the strongest trucks in its class but also one of the most reliable--and in turn, most popular.

Additional Questions?

The best way to have your questions answered, is to come down to our West Jefferson lot and take the truck out for a test drive. Setting this up is easy: simply call ahead to confirm a time, or let one of our sales representatives know when you visit.

If you have questions you'd like to ask before you visit--about price, specific features, or anything else, either write us a note through the website contact form or give our sales team a ring so we can work to help you out.


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  1. Ashe County Ford

    409 East Second Street
    West Jefferson, NC 28694

    • Sales: (336) 246-7183
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