Used 1997 Ford Ranger

Style:
1997 Ford Ranger
List price
$3,496

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.

Used 1997 Ford Ranger for Sale

Ford Ranger 1997
81,223 miles
Used 1997
Ford Ranger
XL
List$3,496
Est.Loan: $72/mo
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Dealer Notes
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Ford Ranger 1997
101,189 miles
Used 1997
Ford Ranger
List$6,975
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

vehicle overview

Whether it's image or utility that attracts you to a compact truck, Ford stands ready to seduce you into its strong-selling Ranger. Trim levels range from the practical XL through the well-trimmed XLT and STX--all the way to the beguiling little Ranger Splash with its fiberglass Flareside bed, chrome wheels, and lowered suspension.

With the optional 4.0-liter V6 engine, in particular, acceleration is impressively brisk, whether from a standstill or when merging and passing. The base four-cylinder engine can overtax the Ranger when carrying a heavy load. Automatic-transmission upshifts are crisp and barely noticed, with just a slight jolt under hard throttle, and downshifts deliver only slightly more harshness. Push-button four-wheel-drive, if installed, is a snap to use.

Well-controlled overall, with good steering feedback, Rangers handle easily, corner capably (within limits), maneuver neatly, and stay reasonably stable on curves. Occupants aren't likely to complain about the ride, either, though it can grow bouncy around town. Gas mileage isn't the greatest with the big engine and automatic, as expected.

Ranger sports a worldwide industry first for safety protection. An optional passenger side airbag is available, and it can be disabled with the flick of a switch in the event that a car seat is installed in the truck. New for 1997 is a five-speed automatic transmission; a first for vehicles in this segment. Ford claims that the new five-speed automatic allows better acceleration, trailering, and hill climbing by their capable Ranger. Ford also shuffles option packages this year in an attempt to make the 70+ options easier, and cheaper, to order.

Seats are firm and supportive, urging you to lean back and enjoy a long haul. Rangers are all truck, with few pretensions toward any other identity, but can be loaded with gadgets like a luxury auto. Fun to drive, sharp looking and well-built, they deliver a solid compact-pickup experience.

1997 Highlights

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.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1997 Ford Ranger.

Nothing nice
Phet, 10/2/2003
Check engine light on all the time. I have had it in twice hooked up to computers and they can't figure out why the engine light is on.
Love my ranger
mapplema, 11/1/2011
I purchased my 97 Ranger in 2004 with 75,000 miles, in 2011 it now has 145,000. The clutch needed replaced when we bought it, also had the slave plate fixed in 2009. Those were the 2 biggest expenses. Being in Ohio, rust has been my only enemy. I've replaced rusted broken parts as needed, and this thing still runs like a champ. You will be in the shop 2-3 times a year as it gets older, but they're not expensive trips. Gas mileage is excellent around 23-24 with mostly city driving.
I love my Ranger - hate to let it go
littlesimo, 2/25/2004
I've owned mine for just short of five years now and not a single problem with it. I've changed the oil every 3K-4K miles and purchased a soft tonneau cover shortly after I bought it in 1999. With that, and the K&N airfilter and just keeping up on normal maintanence, its never steered me wrong. I just recently talked to a 2001 owner who has over 120K on his and he loves his as well...Rangers don't die.
Has never failed me
Kevin, 11/10/2009
This is my first truck. I got it when I turned 17 and it has been a great car. I don't take care of it and I drive it like I stole it, but it keeps on going. Starts every time and never leaves me stranded. I even wrecked it and I still drive it today without replacing anything but the windshield. It has some problems with the gas line. There is a crack in the filler neck hose so I lose gas onto the ground every time I put gas into it and I only get 17 mpg. It idles pretty rough too. Its pretty fast for a 4 cylinder with the the aero dynamics of a brick. Overall this has been a great truck and I'm content with it.
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Features & Specs

MPG
21 city / 24 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
135 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
21 city / 24 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
135 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
21 city / 24 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
135 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
21 city / 24 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
135 hp @ 4800 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    0

More about the 1997 Ford Ranger
Used 1997 Ford Ranger Overview

The Used 1997 Ford Ranger is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include XL 2dr Regular Cab SB, XL 2dr Regular Cab LB, XL 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB, Splash 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB, Splash 2dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB, STX 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB, XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD Stepside SB, XLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB, XL 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB, Splash 2dr Regular Cab 4WD Stepside SB, XL 2dr Extended Cab SB, STX 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB, XL 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB, XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB, XLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB, XLT 2dr Regular Cab SB, XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB, XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD Stepside SB, XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB, XLT 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB, XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB, XLT 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB, XL 2dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB, XLT 2dr Regular Cab LB, XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB, STX 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB, and Splash 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB.

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Price comparisons for Used 1997 Ford Ranger trim styles:

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