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Selected Style 2WD Reg Cab 112" XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 112" XL 21 26 $13,731 $14,490
2WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 21 26 $15,178 $16,240
2WD Reg Cab 112" Sport 16 22 $15,669 $16,780
2WD Reg Cab 118" XL 21 26 $14,913 $15,775
2WD Reg Cab 118" XLT 21 26 $16,211 $17,375
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 21 26 $15,107 $15,985
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 21 26 $16,466 $17,655
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 22 $17,190 $18,450
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 16 22 $17,804 $19,125
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 22 $18,346 $19,720
4WD Reg Cab 112" XL 15 20 $17,309 $18,380
4WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 15 20 $18,482 $19,870
4WD Reg Cab 112" Sport 15 20 $18,892 $20,320
4WD Reg Cab 118" XL 15 20 $18,336 $19,495
4WD Reg Cab 118" XLT 15 20 $19,514 $21,005
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 15 19 $18,712 $19,905
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $19,400 $20,880
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $19,992 $21,530
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" FX4 Off-Rd 15 19 $21,402 $23,080
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $20,557 $22,150
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $21,148 $22,800
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" FX4 Off-Rd 15 19 $22,559 $24,350
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab Manual 21 26 $14,720 $15,535
2WD Reg Cab Automatic 19 24 $14,720 $15,535
4WD Plus4 Cab Manual 15 19 $20,184 $22,045
4WD Plus4 Cab Automatic 14 17 $20,184 $22,045
4WD Plus4 Cab Automatic SE 14 17 $24,329 $26,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,731
$14,720
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,490
$15,535
Monthly Payment Estimate
$242 / month
$259 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Ford Ranger’s best, highest use is as an inexpensive work truck or off-road play toy. Anything else exposes the flaws in its seating, its fuel economy, its available features and in its performance. The 2008 Mazda B-Series is an inexpensive, fuel-saving alternative to big pickups, but it feels every bit of its advanced age.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 26 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 52.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 39.2
Passenger Capacity 3 2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 44.0 42.6
Wheelbase (in) 111.5 111.6
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) 37.9 37.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 69.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 29.7 28.5
Overhang, Front (in) 34.0 33.3
Frame Width, Rear (in) 33.0 32.8
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 107.6 107.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 189.4 187.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.9 6.7
Cab to End of Frame (in) 78.5 77.1
Height, Overall (in) 66.2 64.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³) 37.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 54.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 40.5 40.4
Tailgate Width (in) 52.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 72.7 71.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 54.4 52.0
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 16.5 16.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.28 x 0.39 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.00 x 1.75 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17 16.5
Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 22.0 22.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 37.7
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1984 - TBD -
Front Tire Size P225/70R15 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 765 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1594 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 765 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P225/70R15 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1594 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1580 1600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1580 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 158 160
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 158 NA
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1273 1350
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 4800 4800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1757 1649
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4380 4380
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2550 - TBD -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.5 10.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1650 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 143 @ 5250 143 @ 5250
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 154 @ 3750 154 @ 3750
Engine Order Code 99D NA
Displacement 2.3L/140 2.3L/138
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 26
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 - TBD -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.20 2.20
Trans Order Code 44R NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.72 3.72
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 9.0 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.50 1.50
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.79
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Ranger Mazda B-Series Truck
Body Code 111.5" WB 112"
Body Style Reg Cab 6' Styleside Reg Cab
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Ford Semi-Floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front SLA w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2750 -TBD-
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2000 -TBD-
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front Independent SLA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2400 -TBD-
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2550 -TBD-
Frame
Frame Type Ladder NA
 
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