Experts at TheCarConnection.com are by and large pleased with the features offered on the 2009 Ford Ranger. Most drivers won't be disappointed.
Trim levels include the XL, XLT, Sport, and an FX4 Off-Road model. Edmunds lists one of the main options as the bed size of the Ranger; Ford offers a six-foot bed "on all cab styles and trims, but a seven-foot bed is optional on the regular-cab XL and XLT." The standard material on the seats is cloth, but leather is available. An additional option is the 60/40 split bench seat in front or bucket seats. Satellite radio is available on all 2009 Ford Ranger pickups.
In this Off-Road edition, Ford has an entertaining vehicle, if that's the purpose you have in mind. The 2009 Off-Road Edition Ford Ranger gets standard Rancho shocks, a Class III trailer package, skid plates, sport bucket seats, and an available Torsen limited-slip differential. Edmunds calls the vehicle "competent off-road."
When comparing it to other trucks in the same class, it's no wonder Car and Driver calls it "attractively priced." The 2009 Ford Ranger is priced lower than most competitors. Starting at less than $17,000 for the 2009 Ford Ranger Sport regular cab, it is more affordable than most pickups.