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1997 Ford Ranger

   
 
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…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (4 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Not bad

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Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Extended Cab SB

Had the truck for a little over a year, put almost 12,000 miles on it and not a hitch. Bought it with 142,000 and was a bit weary, but got a great cost and I know the Ranger reputation to be good.




Heads up

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Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Extended Cab SB

I've had a lot of fun with this truck. But heads up on a few of the things listed below. I have owned it for 5 years and now have 120 thousand miles on it. I guess I can't be too hard on it.




Great small truck

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Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Extended Cab SB

Trouble free since we bought it. Great small truck that tows well. Would not hesitate to buy another ranger in the future



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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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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grapp
grapp
04-04-2006
My dome lite stays on when my 1997 Ford Ranger is started and the cabin temperature is higher than the outside temp. Spraying chemicals in the door latch is not a fix....


stryder3
stryder3
06-22-2006
I own a 1997 Ford Ranger with the 4 cylinder, 2.3L engine and am dissapointed with the acceleration now that I regularly have to merge into 70mph traffic. I'm very mechanically inclined, and was wond...


tonus
tonus
10-08-2002
Guys, This discussion is use to talk about Ranger problems...so here is a real and repetitive problem on Ranger and B-series trucks. This truck has a clutch hydraulic system issue. It happened in my R...