2009 Ford Ranger vs. Its Competition

2009 Ford Ranger XL

The Mazda B-Series is a version of the Ranger that Ford supplies to its Japanese partner; you may prefer the B-Series' styling, but it's not available in as many specialized models as the Ranger.

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.

2009 Ford Ranger XL2009 Ford Ranger
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2009 Chevrolet Colorado LT w/1LT2009 Chevrolet Colorado
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2009 GMC Canyon2009 GMC Canyon
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Quick Specs
6.2
The 2009 Ford Ranger is an economical—if not modern and refined—choice for those who just want a truck and don't have higher expectations.
6.8
The new available V-8 engine is a long time coming and helps position the Colorado as a worthy rival to the most capable compacts and an alternative to full-size trucks.
7.0
With the addition of the new V-8 option, the 2009 GMC Canyon goes from unappealing to quite competitive.
MSRP From  
$16,395$16,705$16,705
Gas Mileage  
15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas I4Gas 4-CylGas I4
EPA Class  
N/AN/AN/A
Style Name  
2WD Reg Cab 112" XL2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck
Drivetrain  
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
333
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
Reg Cab 6' StylesideRegular CabRegular Cab
Transmission  
ManualManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2009 Ford Ranger vs. 2009 Chevrolet Colorado2009 Ford Ranger vs. 2009 GMC Canyon