The New Ford Ranger is Back and Better Than Ever!

Nowadays, when you think of Ford F-Series trucks, your mind probably immediately jumps to the Ford F-150 or heavy duty models like the Ford Super Duty. However, Ford is shaking up its truck lineup by bringing back a fan favorite, the Ford Ranger.

For folks who don't need all the power that a full-size truck like the Ford F-150 brings to the table, the Ford Ranger is a fantastic option, providing plenty of capability and even some impressive potential for off-roading when properly equipped.

That said, while it's always nice to get the view from 10,000 feet when you're looking into a vehicle, we know that seasoned truck shoppers here in the greater Christiansburg, VA area love driving right into the nitty-gritty. And since the new Ford Ranger is one of the most anticipated midsize trucks to hit the market this year, we here at Motor Mile Ford have taken the liberty of answering some of the most frequently asked questions about it so that you can see if it's the ideal fit for your lifestyle.

FAQs About the New Ford Ranger

Does the Ford Ranger need premium gas? Nope! The Ford Ranger can get by just fine on regular unleaded 87 octane fuel. In fact, it can even achieve up to an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city / 26 mpg highway, making it one of the most efficient trucks on the road when it comes to fuel economy.

What are the towing capabilities of the Ford Ranger? When properly equipped, the Ford Ranger can tow up to a whopping 7,500 pounds. That's enough for most small cargo and utility trailers and midsize boats, and it beats the nearest midsize truck rival, the Toyota Tacoma, by about 700 pounds to boot.

What is the price of the Ford Ranger? Pricing for this midsize truck can vary from trim to trim, but rest assured that the new Ford Ranger is one of the most competitively priced pickup trucks on the market today. In fact, with our new Ford financing specials here at Motor Mile Ford, we think you'll find that the Ford Ranger is just as affordable as it is capable.

What is the best Ford Ranger trim level?  While each and every new Ford Ranger trim has different strengths, our personal favorite here at Motor Mile Ford is the Ford Ranger XLT. It's incredibly versatile with its built-in Wi-Fi hotspot and 110-volt power outlet for charging up power tool battery packs and camping lights, but it's also got some great innovative features like the Ford Co-Pilot360 safety system, which provide a lot of peace of mind on the open road.

Is the Ford Ranger expensive to maintain? Not in the least! Ford has always been known for building sturdy vehicles and the Ford Ranger is no exception. It's remarkably durable even when you put it to the test with heavy-duty towing and hauling tasks. And since it's easy to get certified Ford service at affordable prices here at our Christiansburg, VA repair center, you'll find that maintaining your Ford Ranger is both easy and cost-effective when you work with Motor Mile Ford.

How does the Ford Ranger weigh? The Ford Ranger has a curb weight ranging from 4,145 to 4,441 pounds, making it one of the most agile and nimble pickup trucks on the road today.

Why is the Ford Rangers so popular? Well…it is a Ford after all! But besides the obvious appeal, we think that folks love the versatility of a midsize truck like the Ford Ranger because it offers the cargo hauling ability similar to its siblings in the Ford F-Series lineup, but also boasts impressive day-to-day drivability and maneuverability that its  rivals on the midsize truck market just can't match.

Does the Ford Ranger have a sunroof? Unfortunately, the Ford Ranger is one of the few models in the Ford truck lineup that doesn't offer a sunroof or moonroof.

Does the Ford Ranger need special oil? Nope! The Ford Ranger runs just fine on standard 5W-30 Synthetic Oil. It'll need about 6.2 quarts and it can usually run for about 10,000 miles between oil changes, but that can vary depending on your driving habits. Fortunately, for all your Ford Ranger oil change needs, you can count on the team here at the Motor Mile Ford service center to get it done quickly, comprehensively, and more importantly, affordably.

How much leg room does the Ford Ranger have? Even if you're built like a basketball player, you'll find plenty of legroom in the front and back seats of the new Ford Ranger. Up front, you'll have room to stretch out on longer trips with up to 43.1 inches of leg room, and rear passengers will be more than comfortable with up to 34.5-inches of leg room.

How big is the Ford Ranger bed? A properly equipped Ford Ranger can have bed dimensions of up to 44.8 inches wide by 72.8 inches long, amounting to a total cargo capacity of 51.8 cubic-feet with a maximum width inside the bed of up to 61.4-inches. What's more, with a payload capacity of up to 1,860 pounds, the Ford Ranger easily accommodates everything from lumber to hunting gear, gravel for your walkway or even coolers and camping supplies for your next getaway.

Is the Ford Ranger AWD? Close, but the Ford Ranger is actually has an available 4x4 Electronic Shift-On-The-Fly system, allowing it to shift between two-wheel drive, 4x4 high, and 4x4 low depending on your driving conditions, allowing you to choose the mode that best suits the task your taking on today.

Are Ford Rangers reliable trucks? We think so! After all, Ford has a time-tested history of building some of the most durable trucks on the road, so you can rest assured that if you choose to buy or lease a new Ford Ranger, you'll be driving it for years to come and loving every moment of your time on the road.

Is the Ford Ranger better than the F-150? Well, that's like asking us which of our children we like the most, now isn't it? The fact of the matter is that each pickup truck has different strengths. The Ford Ranger is fantastic because its midsize body is a bit easier to maneuver in the city, but it's also got plenty of off-road capability to get you off the beaten path. On the other hand, if you're looking for raw uncompromising power in a work truck, the Ford F-150 will never disappoint. But both trucks have different strengths, so the only way you're going to find out which one is better for your lifestyle is coming to our Christiansburg, VA dealership and taking a test drive or two.

Does the Ford Ranger have Apple CarPlay? You bet it does! You can sync up your iPhone to the Ford Ranger Lariat trim with its Apple CarPlay compatibility, allowing you to take use Apple Maps for navigation, play your favorite music through streaming apps, or even make hands-free calls to friends on the go.



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    Christiansburg, VA 24073

    • Sales: (540) 381-8417
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