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1997 Ford Ranger

   
 
Ford Ranger Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 147 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/22 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 (3 total reviews)

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Ford has the best trucks

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

I now have 190000 miles and have only replaced clutches and normal wear. It has great power, better handleing and has never left me stranded. Anyone who says different is dumb.




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

Truck runs rough up hills and power from a stand still. Little room for material more for fun. Not good for people to ride in the rear.




A great vehicle!

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

I have owned many vehicles, including ultra-luxury models, and this is the most reliable, most comfortable vehicle I have ever owned. I purchased it from the dealer with 15000 miles on it and the only problem it has ever had was the adjustment switch for the driver side o/s mirror failed and was replaced under warranty. The 4.0 engine has enough power for any situation and gets reasonable economy for its size. Handling is superb. My next vehicle will probably be a Ford SUV, as I will be needing a little more room.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 22
  • 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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