Ford’s compact pickup receives a standard tire pressure monitoring system, iPod jack, and three new colors for 2007 — Pueblo Gold Clearcoat, Vista Blue Clearcoat Metallic, and Screaming Yellow. Sirius satellite radio is available on STX, XLT, SPORT, and all FX4 models as well. In 2006, the exterior cosmetics of the Ranger were updated with revised bumper colors, a new horizontal grille insert, added fender flares, clear-lens parking lamps, new tail and fog lamps, and a massive nine-inch Ford oval on the grille and tailgate. These features carry over into 2007. The Ranger offers a full range of model choices, in rear- or four-wheel drive, including a snappy Ranger Sport version for younger buyers. Both regular-cab and extended SuperCab configurations are offered. The Ranger is available with a base 143-horsepower 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine, or a choice of two V-6s, including a 148-horsepower 3.0-liter version and a 4.0-liter model that generates 207 horses. Each can be fitted to either a five-speed manual gearbox or a five-speed-automatic transmission. Options include an off-road package with skid plates, aluminum wheels, and Bilstein shocks, as well as a 510-watt audio system. Anti-lock brakes are standard on all trims. Properly equipped, a Ranger can tow up to 6000 pounds.
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