The 2009 Ford Ranger doesn't provide a clean sweep of top-notch safety gear, but TheCarConnection.com finds it earns mostly acceptable crash-test scores.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the 2009 Ford Ranger "acceptable" and "poor" ratings for frontal and rear impacts, respectively, in its assessments.
Side impact tests resulted in a "marginal" rating. According to Edmunds, in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash-test ratings, the 2009 Ford Ranger "earned four out of five stars for driver and front-passenger protection in frontal impacts."
Anti-lock brakes are standard on the 2009 Ford Ranger, but the Ranger shows its advancing age in its lack of side and curtain airbags. Electronic stability control—an especially important feature on rollover-prone pickups—isn't offered either.