Ford Ranger News

Silverado, Ranger, Impala Among Best Red, White, And Blue Deals
Silverado, Ranger, Impala Among Best Red, White, And Blue Deals

Over a number of Frugal Shopper posts, we’ve covered all sorts of ways to save money on motoring, and pointed to some of the best new-car deals out there. But now we have something that’s just for fun—unless you happen to be looking strictly for a red, white, or blue vehicle. In the spirit of...Read More»

The play 'Amor Galactico', written as part of a marketing campaign for the Ford Ranger in Argentina
In Argentina, Ford Uses Theatre To Sell The 2010 Ranger Pickup

Product placement isn't a new idea. For decades, companies like General Motors, Coca-Cola, and McDonald's have paid big bucks to have their products featured in TV shows and movies. But Ford has come up with an interesting twist on product placement: in a fascinating new campaign for the 2010 Ford...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Sonata
Best New-Car Deals: Ford, Hyundai Among Most Marked-Down

Ford and Hyundai have both been making tremendous progress in recent years in building their reputation with American consumers—and upping quality, reliability, and desirability. So it's a little surprising that these two automakers currently have the most-discounted vehicle lines, according to...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
Frugal Shopper: The Most Deeply Discounted New Vehicles

If you're looking for a sweet deal and not too picky about getting the latest and greatest, you have plenty of options. Over the past month the 2010 Ford Ranger has sold at 17 percent below MSRP, on average, and is the most deeply discounted new model, while the 2010 Hyundai Sonata and 2010 Jeep...Read More»

2010 Ford Ranger
Ford Celebrates Build of 7 Millionth Ranger Pickup

In spite of the current generation model being way long in the tooth, the Ford Ranger still boasts respectable sales figures and just celebrated the assembly of its seven millionth unit! The folks over at PickupTrucks.com recently reported that the seven millionth example of the venerable Ford...Read More»

2010 Ford Ranger
Ford Marks 7,000,000 Ford Rangers

Amid the ongoing global economic turmoil and the unfolding Toyota recall fiasco, we'd like to take a moment to commemorate a brighter bit of news: the 7,000,000th Ford Ranger rolled off the assembly line in St. Paul, Minnesota last month. Folks of a certain age will recall that the Ranger name was...Read More»

Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson
Bluetooth Blues: Why Won't Your Phone And Car Play Nice?

If you upgrade to one of today's most popular high-end smartphones—like the iPhone or a Blackberry—from a standard flip-phone, you might be surprised to find that you can no longer take advantage of some of the features in today's most technologically advanced vehicles. Even in Ford's...Read More»

2010 Nissan Frontier
2010 Nissan Frontier: Only Small Pickup With Strong Roof Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated five small and mid-size pickups and found that roof-crush protection isn't so good overall. The only truck of the five tested to earn the top rating of 'good'—just barely—was the 2010 Nissan Frontier (also sold, structurally similar...Read More»

2005 Ford Ranger Reg Cab 112" WB Edge Angular Front Exterior View
Next-gen Global Ford Ranger Spied in Camo

Recently snapped spy photos confirm that work continues on Ford’s next-generation global Ford Ranger compact pickup.   Our colleagues at PickupTrucks.com have posted some spy photos of Ford’s next-gen Ranger pickup in heavy camouflage. The test mule captured in the photos was a crew cab model...Read More»

2009 Ford Ranger
Ford Still Mulling F-100 Versus New Ranger Pickup for U.S.

While the rest of the world recently got a new generation Ford Ranger compact pickup, the U.S. soldiers on with the long-in-the-tooth Ranger that many Ford fans know and love. But what can we in the U.S. expect with regard to a replacement for this venerable compact workhorse? Recently, fellow High...Read More»

2010 Ford Ranger
2010 Ford Ranger: Almost A Classic, Now With Side Airbags

This week, TheCarConnection.com updated its full review of the Ford Ranger for 2010, and even though we haven't driven the 2010 yet we've driven countless earlier models and can speak from experience. The Ranger is built on a design that’s absolutely ancient—we’ll get to that shortly—but...Read More»

Mark Fields
Five Questions: Ford EVP Mark Fields

Ford is in by far the best shape of the Detroit Three right now. Their sales are up compared to GM and Toyota, and their 2009 Ford Focus and 2009 Ford Escape were two of the top-selling cars bought using Cash-for-Clunkers credits. TheCarConnection.com was lucky enough to attend a Ford social event...Read More»

2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT
Discontinued: 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac To Be The Last

Over the past several months, throughout the global economic downturn in general and Detroit's meltdown in particular, we've often sung the praises of Ford Motor Company. Not only did Ford manage to avoid embroilment in the bankruptcy/bailout crisis plaguing Chrysler and GM, but Ford has also...Read More»

Small plane hits Ford Ranger near Johannesburg, South Africa, and all survive
Ford Ranger Vs. Plane Ends In Draw

We take back everything bad we've ever said about the Ford Ranger. Well, okay, maybe that's a little extreme, but we have to admit that we're pretty impressed by the way this Ranger handled a run-in with a Piper Cherokee outside Johannesburg, South Africa. Even more incredible: everyone survived...Read More»

2012 Ford Ranger spy shots
Spy Shots: 2012 Ford Ranger

The world could really use some smaller pickup trucks. Many who are over 40 will remember the Chevy Luv, the Dodge D-50, the Ford Courier and other compact pickups that were all the rage back in the 1970s. Then something happened ... driveway trucks emerged as THE vehicle, and they began to grow...Read More»

2009 Mercury Milan
Ford Trumps Honda In Initial Quality

Chrysler may be down in the dumps these days, but Blue Oval is far from blue. Across the interweb comes news that Ford has pulled ahead of Honda in initial quality rankings for 2009, as per a study conducted by RDA Group. That breaks last year's three-way tie for the top spot, leaving a mere...Read More»

2009 Ford Ranger
2010 Ford Ranger Gets a Safety Boost

Toss another tired cliche in the woodpile: old dogs can learn new tricks, and the dog in question here is the 2010 Ford Ranger, which gets a host of new safety equipment fused into its body structure for the new model year. The Ranger, which has avoided being reaped grimly for many years, is being...Read More»

You Can Beat Tesla at the EV Game!

Crack open the pages of the second edition of "BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC VEHICLE"--if you dare, oil-sucking capitalist. The book was released in October, and in it you may find just what you're looking for to create your own electric car empire.  And yes, the title is in all caps … presumably the...Read More»

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