Used 2005 Ford Ranger Regular Cab

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2005 Ford Ranger

Pros

  • Multiple trim levels and options, functional interior, cheap price.

Cons

  • Dated platform, weak engines, choppy ride, lack of modern features and amenities, no crew cab body style.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Old, tired and completely outclassed by its competition, the 2005 Ford Ranger only deserves a look if you're content with a cheap price and passable performance.

2005 Highlights

The flareside pickup bed option is no longer available. Package updates and revised wheel and tire options round out the changes to the 2005 Ford Ranger.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Ford Ranger.

Long Term Review (8 Yrs)
jfleenor,03/22/2013
I have had the Ranger for 8 years, and it has NEVER been in the shop. 1 set of brakes and 1 set of tires. Regular maintenance. Driven from CA to TN 4 times. CA to AZ countless times, towing 2 waverunners. Last week, the heater controll valve broke, but that's the only problem ever. Interior/exterior still looks new, except for someone backing into it 2 weeks ago. New complete rear bumper/Taillights ($260). In body shop next week (minor damage). Still gets 26 mpg on the hwy. Not a luxury car, but it's one of the best vehicles I've owned. Thought about selling it, but love it too much. Going to add custom upgrades and drive it for another 8 yrs. See the rest of post for more info.
I love it
123abc4,04/12/2013
This was my 1st car. Has Never let me down have had it for a year now. I bought it from a salvage yard not salvage just needed a bumper fend and hood. I take it off roading every once in a while does just fine. haul my 4 wheeler with all the time. its a lil light in the back so it tends to slip and slide a lot. only thing i dont like about it is that i had to re seal the rear window because it leaked really bad. other than that just oil changes and on my 2nd set of tires.
Update after 3 years. Even better.
JDP,05/02/2008
I wanted to give an update after owing the Ranger for 3 years. I am even more impressed with this little truck than earlier. Mileage is still great for a truck (4cyl,5spd) I still have the original tires. No squeaks or rattles, and it is a truck. Moved from Austin to DFW with a full load and a trailer load behind. Probably 2000lbs total. I thought it would be a slow 4th gear go. Not a bit of it. Got out on I35, shifted up to 5th gear and away we went. I love this truck. I have met several owners that have owned more than one and now I know why.
Install a fiberglass shell/ topper
Kelly,03/27/2009
Bought this vehicle. Saw the handwriting on the wall that gasoline was going through the roof. Mileage is 24/29 exactly as spec. Clutch pedal stiff and squeaks, no resolution, aftermarket dealer installed A/C problems resolved. window cranks squeak big time, no resolution, Rear leaf spring out of alignment, resolved. The 4 banger lacks a little here in NM, with hills and all but it's fine. Installed an Astro bed topper and the handling was much improved, and it looks great and matched the white almost perfectly. After the various bugs, a good set of Continental SUV tires, the thing is doing exactly as expected. You get what you pay for!
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Features & Specs

MPG
16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 3
5-speed manual
Gas
148 hp @ 4900 rpm
MPG
21 city / 27 hwy
Seats 3
5-speed manual
Gas
143 hp @ 5250 rpm
MPG
21 city / 27 hwy
Seats 3
5-speed manual
Gas
143 hp @ 5250 rpm
MPG
21 city / 27 hwy
Seats 3
5-speed manual
Gas
143 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
    Rollover3 / 5
    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 2005 Ford Ranger
Used 2005 Ford Ranger Regular Cab Overview

The Used 2005 Ford Ranger Regular Cab is offered in the following styles: 2dr Regular Cab EDGE Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XLT Rwd Styleside LB (2.3L 4cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XL Rwd Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XLT Rwd Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XL 4WD Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab STX Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab EDGE 4WD Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XLT 4WD Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XLT 4WD Styleside LB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XL Fleet 4WD Styleside LB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), and 2dr Regular Cab XL Fleet Rwd Styleside LB (2.3L 4cyl 5M).

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Should I lease or buy a 2005 Ford Ranger?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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