Used 2004 Ford Ranger

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2004 Ford Ranger

Pros

  • Strong 4.0-liter V6 engine, multiple trim levels and options, functional interior.

Cons

  • Dated platform, weak base engines, no crew cab configuration.

Used 2004 Ford Ranger for Sale

Ford Ranger 2004 4dr SuperCab Edge 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
120 miles
Used 2004
Ford Ranger
Edge
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Ford Ranger 2004 2dr Regular Cab XL Rwd Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
76,398 miles
Used 2004
Ford Ranger
XL
List$6,994
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Ford Ranger 2004
161,833 miles
Used 2004
Ford Ranger
XL
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
$165 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
VEHICLE HAS PASSED SAFETY AND EMISSION INSPECTIONS, VEHICLE CHECKED AND SERVICED BY OUR ON SITE MECHANIC WITH A FRESH OIL CHANGE, EXTENDED WARRANTY AND EASY FINANCING AVAILABLE, CAR FAX REPORT AVAILABLE ON ALL VEHICLES! COME AND TAKE IT FOR A TEST DRIVE TODAY!!*****INTERNET PRICE IS BASED ON ONE TIME PAYMENT OF CASH CREDIT UNION AND OR BANKS CERTIFIED LOAN CHECKS AND EFT's. PRICES EXCLUDES TAXES TITLE LICENSE AND DEALER PROCESSING FEE. WOODBRIDGE AUTO SALES IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS MISPRINTS ON EQUIPMENT.*****
Ford Ranger 2004 4dr SuperCab XLT FX4 Level II 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
168,000 miles
Used 2004
Ford Ranger
XLT FX4 Level II
American Motors
32.4 mi away
List$4,999
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Ford Ranger 2004 2dr Regular Cab XLT Rwd Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
96,381 miles
Used 2004
Ford Ranger
XLT
List$5,885
Est.Loan: $121/mo
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Ford Ranger 2004 4dr SuperCab XLT FX4 Level II 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
182,165 miles
Used 2004
Ford Ranger
XLT FX4 Level II
Diehl's Ford Sales
98.3 mi away
List$8,222
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Ford Ranger 2004
41,652 miles
Used 2004
Ford Ranger
ListNot Listed
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Ford Ranger 2004 2dr SuperCab Edge Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
75,681 miles
Used 2004
Ford Ranger
Edge
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Ford Ranger 2004
132,500 miles
Used 2004
Ford Ranger
CarFair
53.7 mi away
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Ford Ranger 2004 2dr Regular Cab XLT Rwd Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
39,065 miles
Used 2004
Ford Ranger
XLT
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Ford Ranger 2004 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
230,000 miles
Used 2004
Ford Ranger
XLT
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Dealer Notes
2004 Ford Ranger Gray Super Cab 4WD 5-Speed 15/19 City/Highway MPG ABS brakes, Alloy wheels. JONES CERTIFIED USED CAR DETAIL: -Qualifies for Jones for Life Program -30 day/1000 mile Limited Warranty with $0 Deductible -Free Carfax Report -155 Point Inspection -Jones Inspection exceeds Maryland's minimum requirements -Thorough Interior and Exterior Detail -Factory Trained Technician -Checked for Factory Recalls -Clean Title. Jones Junction is proud to announce that 2018 marks their 101st consecutive year as a family-run automotive business serving the Harford County and surrounding Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware communities. The Jones family believes their success lies in focU dedication to hard work and integrity. Their goal is not simply to sell a car; it is to create a lifelong partnership with their customers. All prices plus Taxes, Tags, and $300 Dealer Processing fee, not required by law, Feel free to visit us at WWW.JONESJUNCTION.COM, or come by today at 1713 Harford Rd Fallston, MD. 21047.
Ford Ranger 2004 2dr Regular Cab Edge 4WD Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
103,654 miles
Used 2004
Ford Ranger
Edge
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Ford Ranger 2004 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
97,657 miles
Used 2004
Ford Ranger
XLT
Diehl's Ford Sales
98.3 mi away
List$9,398
Est.Loan: $192/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2004 Ford Ranger isn't the freshest compact pickup on the market, but it's still a solid choice thanks to a strong 4.0-liter V6 engine and a wide variety of equipment.

2004 Highlights

All 2004 Ford Rangers get a more aggressive raised hood and a partitioned grille that more closely matches that of other Ford trucks. Inside, seats have been revised to improve comfort, and leather upholstery is a new option. A new leather-wrapped, four-spoke steering wheel is available on some models, as is a floor console. New white-faced gauges are standard on all models, except the base XL. The Tremor model's 510-watt stereo now has MP3 capability, and other models are eligible for a 290-watt Pioneer Sound package with an in-dash CD/MP3 player. Additionally, the Tremor is available with four-wheel drive this year, and the off-road-ready FX4 gets an electronic shift-on-the-fly transfer case. Sixteen-inch aluminum wheels are optional on two-wheel-drive Edge models, and an engine block heater is standard in select states.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Ford Ranger.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Great Reliability
Brian L.,06/07/2010
I have had this truck for over a year now and have only had to replace the front brakes. This has been a very reliable truck and I would definitely recommend it if your wallet can afford the 15 city and 18 hwy mpg on the 4.0 model. It's not a speedy truck but more of a torque monster. This is a bit of a disappointment unless you're towing something. I barely notice whenever there is any weight on the truck. Overall a quality and reliability make this this ideal small truck.
Repeat buyer
ArkieDave,07/09/2010
Learned my lesson with my first Ranger and got the super cab and 4L SOHC engine. Bucket seats are a big plus for comfort. This truck is fun to drive, unfaltering reliability, and reasonably economical for a vehicle with over 200 HP.
Too bad they don't make these any more!
Riverguy99,08/12/2016
I bought this Ranger (my 4th or 5th, can't remember) 5+ years ago (2011) with 82K miles on it. I paid $7000 for it at that time. It had been owned by a maintenance fanatic and was absolutely as-new. Every service had been performed on schedule. It now has 113K miles on it and the maintenance has been kept up in the same manner. I've had no problems with it at all. The 4.0 engine has had full-synthetic oil since the first change. My only non-routine-maintenance costs so far have a set of spark plugs and coils (an engine miss triggered a code telling me an ignition coil had misfired), and a new battery soon after I bought the truck. It's five years old now so will probably not last much longer. This truck has all the toys: power windows, locks, automatic transmission, A/C, cruise-control, the Pioneer sound system etc., and everything has always worked as it should. The Ruby Red metallic finish still looks new even though the truck has been parked outside for the last 5 years. Driving impressions: I love driving this little hauler! It has a heavy duty lumber rack, the first thing I do to any truck. I regularly haul 500 pounds of beams and other long items on the rack and another 500 pounds in the bed, and the truck never complains. It gets 20 mpg all around driving (very little city) and 22-3 on long trips. Nice and quiet, handles well, the ride is great considering the hauling capability. I have a heavy-duty lumber rack on the truck and it often gets some amazing loads on it, which it handles fine. When I bought the truck, it had gone about 5000 miles on a set of new tires. Now, 30,000 miles later, they still look good, like at about 50%, with no uneven wear. This speaks well for the trucks suspension design. Low-speed acceleration is impressive. Highway acceleration, not so much. It surprised me that on a regular trip I do which includes many miles of 50-65 mph mildly curving highway up and down mountain ranges, the truck has a hard time keeping up with traffic. Then I finally figured out to lock it out of overdrive! That way the performance is fine, although certainly not impressive. Other than that, I have absolutely no complaints about this truck. Oh yeah, one little one. The seat cushions are really hard, but I fixed that with a foam chair pad. The backrests are great for me. That 4.0 SOC engine gets 18-19 mpg in mixed highway/town driving and 20-22 highway. For a truck, I'm happy with that. I do use premium gas, however, and the mileage is enough better to offset the cost of the gas, plus it performs noticeably better all around. The transmission is terrific. Shifts solidly but smoothly and always right when it should. On a Ranger Forum I subscribe to, there are complaints about timing chain issues on high-mile engines, and getting to the rear timing chain (yes, the right one is at the back of the engine) means removing the engine, as in expensive. I'm hoping that my oil-change diligence and that I keep the RPMs to a reasonable level will make this a non-issue. Bottom line: I can't think of a truck I could buy for this money that I'd rather have. UPDATE (2/14/2018) My Little Red Truck now has 119,000 miles on it and I need to update the one complaint I had in my original review. Acceleration at highway speeds. It's not the truck's fault; it's about my reluctance to floor it and wind up the RPM's! I love the gearing in this thing, and the high overdrive ratio is what keeps the revs down to a liesurely 2000 RPM at 60 mph. But the price for this relaxed engine speed is that at that speed, the engine is way out of it's maximum power range. It's all about getting that good fuel mileage. So then now I need to pass some slow-moving truck pulling up a long grade at highway speeds, I now just go for it. As soon as it shifts out of overdrive it passes anything with no issues other than my worrying about excess engine speed. Since even while passing at highway speeds I still don't ever need to exceed 4000 RPM, and even that is only for a few seconds, I guess I'm doing no harm. UPDATE (8/16/2018) Edmunds asked for an update, so here it is: 132,000 miles now, lots of miles back and forth from CA to our new home in Oregon. Still getting 22 mpg average on those trips, no repairs, no problems, and this amazing little truck seems to run better the more miles it racks up. 1/2 qt. down on oil between 5000 mile changes. Tires now have nearly 60K miles on them, still about 20% left and nice, even tread wear. Bottom line, I still love it!
tough little truck
tyrone buckets,06/16/2009
It will never die cold or hot it starts. comfortable seats for long drives. Needs more room in the back for storage and seats. I have over 180,000 miles only needed to maintain truck. Nothing has gone wrong. I will get up to 355 miles on one tank.No speeding must dive a minimium 5-10 over speed limit Great MPGs.
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Features & Specs

MPG
16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed automatic
Gas
148 hp @ 5000 rpm
MPG
16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 3
5-speed manual
Gas
148 hp @ 5000 rpm
MPG
14 city / 17 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
207 hp @ 5250 rpm
MPG
15 city / 20 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
207 hp @ 5250 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
    Driver5 / 5
    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
    Acceptable

More about the 2004 Ford Ranger
Used 2004 Ford Ranger Overview

The Used 2004 Ford Ranger is offered in the following submodels: Ranger SuperCab, Ranger Regular Cab. Available styles include 4dr SuperCab Edge Deluxe Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5A), 2dr Regular Cab Edge Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr SuperCab Edge Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 4dr SuperCab Edge 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), 4dr SuperCab XLT Appearance Rwd Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 4dr SuperCab XLT Appearance Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5A), 2dr Regular Cab XLT Rwd Styleside LB (3.0L 6cyl 5A), 2dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XL Rwd Styleside LB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr SuperCab XLT Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XL Rwd Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M), 2dr SuperCab Edge Rwd Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XLT Rwd Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M), 4dr SuperCab Tremor Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5A), 4dr SuperCab XLT FX4 Off-Road 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), 4dr SuperCab Tremor 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2dr SuperCab XLT Value 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XL Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XLT Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab Edge 4WD Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr SuperCab Tremor Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5A), 2dr SuperCab XL Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 4dr SuperCab XLT FX4 Level II 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr SuperCab XL Value Fleet 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), 4dr SuperCab XL Fleet 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XL Fleet Rwd Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2dr Regular Cab XL Fleet Rwd Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M), 4dr SuperCab XL Appearance Fleet Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5A), and 2dr Regular Cab XL Fleet 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2004 Ford Ranger?

Save up to $192 on one of 7 Used 2004 Ford Ranger for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,999 as of11/12/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from4.8 to 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2004 Ford Ranger trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Ford Ranger XL is priced between $5,995 and$6,994 with odometer readings between 76398 and161833 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Ford Ranger XLT is priced between $5,885 and$9,398 with odometer readings between 96381 and97657 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Ford Ranger XLT FX4 Level II is priced between $4,999 and$8,222 with odometer readings between 168000 and182165 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Ford Ranger Edge is priced between $7,995 and$7,995 with odometer readings between 120 and120 miles.

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