Used 1997 Ford Ranger
Used 1997 Ford Ranger for Sale
Edmunds' Expert Review
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.
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Used 1997 Ford Ranger Overview
The Used 1997 Ford Ranger is offered in the following submodels: Ranger Regular Cab, Ranger Extended Cab. Available styles include XL 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB, XL 2dr Regular Cab SB, XL 2dr Regular Cab LB, XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD Stepside SB, XL 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB, XLT 2dr Regular Cab LB, STX 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB, XLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB, Splash 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB, XL 2dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB, XLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB, XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB, Splash 2dr Regular Cab 4WD Stepside SB, XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB, STX 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB, Splash 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB, XLT 2dr Regular Cab SB, XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB, XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB, XLT 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB, XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD Stepside SB, XL 2dr Extended Cab SB, XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB, Splash 2dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB, STX 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB, XL 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB, and XLT 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB.
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Should I lease or buy a 1997 Ford Ranger?
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