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1997 Ford Ranger

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Ford Ranger Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.3 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 135 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Ford Ranger

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Great looking compact truck with a cornucopia of engine choices and options.

  • Cons

    We wish the base engine were stronger, and that a third door was offered.

  • What's New for 1997

    Ford introduces its brand-new five-speed automatic transmission to the 1997 Ford Ranger lineup. Available with the V6 engines, the five-speed automatic is designed to improve the Ranger's acceleration, towing and hill-climbing ability.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (2 total reviews)


Good litttle truck

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Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB

129,000 on my Ranger to date. Other than basic maintenance items, the truck has been maintenance free. 2wd is horrible in snow as I anticipated even with 200 lbs of sand in bed. Gas mileage is a respectable 26mpg with the 4 cylinder engine. The truck is solid - no rattles or squeaks.



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Dependable truck

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Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB

No mechanical problems. The only repair since purchase is to replace the heating element.



Full 1997 Ford Ranger Review

What's New for 1997

Ford introduces its brand-new five-speed automatic transmission to the 1997 Ford Ranger lineup. Available with the V6 engines, the five-speed automatic is designed to improve the Ranger's acceleration, towing and hill-climbing ability.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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