Used 2004 Ford Ranger

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2004 Ford Ranger
List price range
$8,222 - $9,411

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 2dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
100,841 miles
Used 2004
Ford Ranger
XLT
List$8,999
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Ford Ranger 2004 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
133,937 miles
Used 2004
Ford Ranger
XLT
List$8,438
Est.Loan: $173/mo
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Ford Ranger 2004 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
97,724 miles
Used 2004
Ford Ranger
XLT
List$9,411
Est.Loan: $192/mo
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Dealer Notes
2004 Ford Ranger 4.0L V6 EFI, 4WD, 4 Speakers, ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, BFT Component Package, Bright Appearance Package, Chromed Exhaust Tip, Chromed Step Bars w/Non-Skid Surface, Class III Trailer Tow, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, GVWR: 5,320 lbs Payload Package #2, Leather steering wheel, Limited Slip w/4.10 Performance Axle Ratio, Passenger vanity mirror, Power Equipment Group, Tachometer.Odometer is 17092 miles below market average! CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX.CALL US RIGHT NOW TO SCHEDULE A TEST DRIVE @ (888) 419-4867!!! Hello, this is Lanny Kemble, Used Car Manager at Faulkner Dodge Ram Fiat personally inviting you to visit us at 6643 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg. We are located just down the street from Cumberland Valley Highschool. Getting your next vehicle should be as fun and easy as the first time you drive it home. At Faulkner Dodge Ram we believe in a... *Transparent sales process that's FAST and EFFICIENT! * Friendly and Helpful Sales Team that WON'T PRESSURE you! *The best team of Finance Managers in town! * No hassle sell or trade ANY CAR! We need inventory and will pay TOP DOLLAR! So please put us to the test and experience the Faulkner way for yourself!!! Call us now at 1-888-711-7786 to schedule a test drive! Faulkner... TO BE SURE!!!
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 4dr SuperCab XLT FX4 Level II 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
88,752 miles
Used 2004
Ford Ranger
XLT FX4 Level II
Bob Wade Lincoln
87.4 mi away
ListNot Listed
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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.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Ford Ranger.

Great Reliability
Brian L., 6/7/2010
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, 7/9/2010
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, 8/12/2016
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. Other than regular maintenance, my only expense so far has been for a new battery and a set of spark plugs. 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. I installed a 2" Flowmaster exhaust system soon after I bought the truck. For fun; not expecting any great performance gains here. 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. My only complaint, and that's a small one, is that compared to my last Ranger, a '91 with the 3.0 engine, I can feel no better performance from this 4.0 engine, the 3.0 engine was physically smaller and far less complicated so easier to service, and the '91 got a consistent 24 mpg. 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. I really like the convenience of the rear doors, although as other have mentioned, they're cumbersome in a parking lot with skinny spaces. 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.
tough little truck
tyrone buckets, 6/16/2009
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
14 city / 17 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
207 hp @ 5250 rpm
MPG
16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 3
5-speed manual
Gas
148 hp @ 5000 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: , . 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), 4dr SuperCab Edge 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr SuperCab Edge Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 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), 4dr SuperCab Tremor Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5A), 4dr SuperCab XLT FX4 Off-Road 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr SuperCab Edge Rwd Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XLT Rwd Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M), 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XL Rwd Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 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 SuperCab Tremor Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5A), 2dr SuperCab XL Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab Edge 4WD 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?

Price comparisons for Used 2004 Ford Ranger trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Ford Ranger XLT is priced between $8,438 and$9,411 with odometer readings between 97657 and133937 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Ford Ranger Edge is priced between $5,995 and$5,995 with odometer readings between 103654 and103654 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Ford Ranger XLT FX4 Level II is priced between $8,222 and$8,222 with odometer readings between 182165 and182165 miles.

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