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Edmunds' Expert Review

  • Multiple trim levels and options, functional interior, cheap price.
  • Dated platform, weak engines, choppy ride, lack of modern features and amenities, no crew cab body style.

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.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the Used 2005 Ford Ranger.

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4.38 out of 5 stars
Long Term Review (8 Yrs)
jfleenor,03/22/2013
2dr Regular Cab XL Rwd Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
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.
4.88 out of 5 stars
Great little truck.
James Patterson,07/02/2010
2dr SuperCab XLT Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
My dad bought the truck to be my future vehicle. Great for around town driving and trips to/from Lowes, not great for heavy hauling and towing. A/C and heater work GREAT because of the small size of the cab. sank this one into a hole while delivering hay and pulled it right out, no damage. the Vulcan V6 leaves some to be desired but it can hold its own. no maintenance besides normal checkups needed. runs like a Swiss watch, never had any strange sounds. the engine does vapor release with a click quite a bit more often then other cars but no problem. The truck gets good mileage but the tank is small. expect to fill up a bit more often. I like to think of it as a car with a large trunk.
5 out of 5 stars
Fun Good looking and Reliable
justabit50@gmail.com,07/19/2016
2dr Regular Cab XL Rwd Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
Sparkly rims,and a bright red paint job. I purchased a Leer canopy for it and mounted Thule bike and kayak racks on the top. I can take it anywhere. I sleep in the back and go kayaking or biking the next day. At 27 mpg and a zippy little engine that gets me over those high mountain passes with ease, I have no complaints. AC works great and sound system is just fine. Seats are comfy and interior attractive. Yes you could buy a more expensive truck but for the price and reliability it doesnt get much better than this.
4.5 out of 5 stars
I agree with Consumer Reports
Bill Hunter,10/03/2009
2dr SuperCab EDGE 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
I keep looking at other vehicles simply because I usually trade every 4-5 years. I can not justify trading my Ford Ranger Edge. I'm a big man and it's very comfortable to drive. I knew I wasn't going to get the mpg of a Focus, so I'm not disappointed in the 19-20 mpg that I get. I have an ARE flat top on it and I purchased an extended warranty, which I'm sure I'll do agian at a 100,000 miles. I bought the Edge after my wife traded in her Mazda B-4000 LE. I know that was my Edges twin and with over 140,000 miles at trade-in, I felt confident in my choice and I have not be sorry. It has been and continues to be a great little truck!

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 Overview

The Used 2005 Ford Ranger is offered in the following submodels: Ranger SuperCab, Ranger Regular Cab. Available styles include 4dr SuperCab EDGE Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab EDGE Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 4dr SuperCab EDGE 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr SuperCab EDGE 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), 4dr SuperCab XLT Appearance Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XLT Rwd Styleside LB (2.3L 4cyl 5M), 2dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr SuperCab XL Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr SuperCab XLT Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XL Rwd Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M), 2dr SuperCab EDGE Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 4dr SuperCab FX4 Off-Road 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XLT Rwd Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M), 2dr SuperCab XL 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), 4dr SuperCab STX Rwd 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 XL 4WD Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XLT 4WD Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr SuperCab STX Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XLT 4WD Styleside LB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 4dr SuperCab FX4 Level II 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 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). Pre-owned Ford Ranger models are available with a 3.0 L-liter gas engine or a 4.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 207 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2005 Ford Ranger comes with rear wheel drive, and four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual. The Used 2005 Ford Ranger comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Ford Ranger?

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Ford Ranger trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Ford Ranger XLT is priced between $5,990 and$5,990 with odometer readings between 203451 and203451 miles.

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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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