The most direct competitors for the Ranger are the GMC Canyon/Chevrolet Colorado compact trucks.
The Ranger has a smoother V-6 engine, but the GM twins have an optional five-cylinder engine with more power and, for 2009, a V-8 option that in some respects gives it the ability of a larger truck.
The Canyon and Colorado also offers a true four-door model with a back bench seat, though it's uncomfortable for long trips.
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|2009 Ford RangerBrowse Used Listings||2009 Chevrolet ColoradoBrowse Used Listings||2009 GMC CanyonBrowse Used Listings||2008 Mazda B-Series TruckBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas 4-Cyl||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|2WD Reg Cab 112" XL||2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck||2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck||2WD Reg Cab Automatic|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Reg Cab 6' Styleside||Regular Cab||Regular Cab||Reg Cab|
|Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Automatic|