I've owned 2 Rangers do far and loved both. Bought my 07 with 250 miles on it, and have put 38,000 miles on it with out a single issue. I would buy another Ranger at the drop of a hat. My Ranger gets 22 miles per gallon, only after some aftermarket parts, but I love it!
I'd have to say the 4-wheel drive and the 4.0L are the best features of the XLT 4x4. I wanted the bucket seats, but the dealer didn't have them on the lot.
Ford should re-tune the engines so they use less gas. I had to buy a flash chip and some other toys to get 22 mpg but it was well worth the money.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.