2009 Ford Ranger

The Ford Ranger is back for 2009. Initially slated to stop production after 2008, the Ranger has managed to stay alive for another year. One of the changes we noticed for 2009 is that your only (2) engine choices are the 2.3L I-4 and 4.0L V-6. Here are some specifications for 2009:

Milestones

1965 Ranger name appears as a styling package for F-Series pickup trucks
1981 Plans for the all-new Ranger pickup are unveiled in Dearborn, Mich.
1982 First Ranger rolls off the assembly line in Louisville, Ky.
1983 Ranger V-6 wins Off-Road magazine’s 4×4 Truck of the Year award
1986 Petersen’s 4-Wheel and Off-Road magazine names Ranger 4×4 of the Year
1993 Truckin’ magazine selects Ranger as Pickup of the Year
2003 The Rocky Mountain Automotive Press chooses Ranger as Best Compact Pickup of the Rockies
2007 Edmunds.com names Ranger the most affordable truck

 

Engines

Engines 2.3L DOHC 16-VALVE I-4 4.0L 12-VALVE V6
Horsepower (hp @ rpm) 143 @ 5250 207 @ 5250
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm) 154 @ 3750 238 @ 3000

2009 EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy (mpg)

4X2 4X4
ENGINE TRANSMISSION CITY / HIGHWAY CITY / HIGHWAY
2.3L DOHC I-4 5-Speed Manual 21 / 26
5-Speed Automatic 19 / 24
4.0L V6 5-Speed Manual 15 / 21 15 / 19
5-Speed Automatic 16 / 21 14 / 18

Model Line Up

XL XLT
• 2.3L DOHC I-4 engine (Regular Cab/SuperCab 4×2)

• 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive

• Black H-bar grille

• Black front and rear bumpers

• Manual sideview mirrors

• Black door handles and sideview mirror caps

• 15″ 7-spoke silver-painted steel wheels with P225/70R15 all-season BSW tires

• Heavy-duty shock absorbers

• Personal Safety System with Front-Passenger Sensing System

• AM/FM stereo with clock • Manual windows

• Black vinyl floor covering

• Black urethane steering wheel

• Vinyl 60/40 split seat (cloth on SuperCab) • SecuriLock® passive anti-theft ignition system

• Tire Pressure Monitoring System

• Trailer tow receiver – Class III capability (when equipped with 4.0L V6)

• 2 skid plates (SuperCab 4×2)

4×4: 4.0L V6 

• Electronic Shift-On-the-Fly (ESOF)

• P235/75R15 all-terrain OWL tires

Includes all the standard Ranger XL features, plus:

• 2.3L DOHC I-4 engine (Regular Cab/SuperCab 2-door 4×2)

• 4.0L V6 engine (SuperCab 4-door)

• Air conditioning

• Chrome H-bar grille

• Body-color front and rear bumpers

• Color-coordinated carpet and carpeted front floor mats

• AM/FM stereo/single-CD player with MP3/SAT radio capability

• Cloth 60/40 split seat

• Rear jump seats (SuperCab 4-door V6 only)

4×2:

• 15″ 7-spoke silver-painted steel wheels with P225/70R15 all-season OWL tires

4×4: 4.0L V6 

• Fog lamps

• Tow hooks

• 15″ 7-spoke chrome-clad steel wheels with P235/75R15 all-terrain OWL tires

• Heavy-duty shock absorbers

SPORT FX4 OFF-ROAD
Includes all the standard Ranger XLT features, plus:

• 2.3L DOHC I-4 engine (Regular Cab 4×2)

• 4.0L V6 engine (all SuperCabs)

• Black horizontal-slat grille insert with body-color surround

• Body-color front and rear bumpers, wheel-lip moldings, door handles and sideview mirror caps

• Black rugged vinyl floor covering

• SIRIUS Satellite Radio • Fog lamps

• Black side step bars (SuperCab)

• Heavy-duty shock absorbers

4×2:

• 15″ split-spoke machined cast-aluminum wheels with P225/70R15 all-season OWL tires
(RegularCab) or P235/75R15 all-terrain OWL tires (SuperCab)

• 2 skid plates (SuperCab)

4×4: 4.0L V6 

• 16″ Y-spoke cast-aluminum wheels with P255/70R16 all-terrain OWL tires (SuperCab)

• Tow hooks

• 3 skid plates (SuperCab)

Includes all the standard Ranger SPORT features, plus:

• 4.0L V6 engine

• Body-color H-bar grille

• Accent-color front and rear bumpers

• Limited-slip rear differential

• Carbon Black molded-in-color wheel-lip moldings

• Bed-rail and tailgate lip protectors

• Power sideview mirrors

• Black door handles and sideview mirror caps

• 3 skid plates

• Rancho®-branded heavy-duty gas shocks

• 16″ Y-spoke cast-aluminum wheels with P255/70R16 all-terrain OWL tires

• Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel with cruise control

• Power Equipment Group with remote keyless-entry system

• Black rugged vinyl floor covering with front slush-type floor mats

• Privacy glass

• Sport bucket seats with driver manual lumbar support, center floor console and storage

• Vinyl rear jump seats (4-door)

Photos

2009 Ford Ranger: Sport; Instrument Panel

2009 Ford Ranger: MP3 player Auxiliary Jack

2009 Ford Ranger: XLT; 60/40 Cloth Interior

2009 Ford Ranger: FX4: Interior

Click HERE to download the 2009 Ford Ranger Brochure.