Used 2006 Ford Ranger

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2006 Ford Ranger
List price
$5,500
2006 Ford Ranger

Pros

  • Multiple trim levels and options, functional interior, solid off-road capability.

Cons

  • Dated platform, weak engines, choppy ride, lack of modern features and amenities, no crew-cab body style or side airbags.
Ford Ranger years

Used 2006 Ford Ranger for Sale

Ford Ranger 2006 SPORT 2dr SuperCab Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
147,000 miles
Used 2006
Ford Ranger
SPORT
American Motors
32.4 mi away
List$4,999
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Ford Ranger 2006
97,566 miles
Used 2006
Ford Ranger
XL
(11)
Hagerstown Ford
43.7 mi away
List$5,500
Est.Loan: $113/mo
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Dealer Notes
Oxford White Clearcoat 2006 Ford Ranger XL RWD 5-Speed Manual with Overdrive 2.3L I4 DOHC ABS brakes.Here at Hagerstown Ford, each one of our vehicles must pass a rigorous 172 point inspection to be sold on our lot. We pride ourselves on the vehicles we have for sale and do our best to accurately describe them. All of our Used Vehicles are Maryland State Inspected, which is one of the most rigorous inspections in the nation! 2006 Ford Ranger XL RWD. Recent Arrival! Odometer is 85762 miles below market average! 2429 CityHighway MPGHagerstown Ford is located at the Crossroads of America , the intersection of I-70 and I-81 in Hagerstown , Maryland. We pride ourselves on making sure every customer has a great buying experience with us! Need financing? We do that too!!! Hagerstown Ford works with a multitude of banks to give you the best choice for your financing needs. http:www.hagerstownford.com
Ford Ranger 2006 XLT 2dr SuperCab Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
104,572 miles
Used 2006
Ford Ranger
XLT
Woodyard Auto Sales, Inc.
44.7 mi away
List$7,950
Est.Loan: $163/mo
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Dealer Notes
Recent Arrival%2521 ABS brakes.2006 Ford Ranger XLT 126 WB Black Clearcoat RWD 5-Speed Automatic with Overdrive 3.0L V6 OHVOdometer is 26878 miles below market average%2521Looking for the BEST VALUE in a dealership. You found it%2521 At Southwest KIA we can secure financing for you%3F No problem. Our finance department is the best in Austin. We have financing packages for all types of credit available for everyone. Call us at %28512%29 583-1900 or stop by 13175 US Hwy 183 North,�_< Austin,�_< TX 78750. Visit with Ivan,�_< Brandon or Derek for any additional information you need or to arrange a meeting with one of our professional,�_< non commissioned sales consultants. All prices are plus TT&L. Thank you very much%2521 2 Doors,�_< 4-wheel ABS brakes,�_< Bed Length - 72.3 %2522,�_< Clock - In-radio display,�_< Intermittent window wipers,�_< Passenger Airbag - Cancellable,�_< Pickup Bed Type - Regular,�_< Power steering,�_< Rear-wheel drive,�_< Tachometer
Ford Ranger 2006 XLT 2dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
107,072 miles
Used 2006
Ford Ranger
XLT
VIP Auto
57.1 mi away
List$8,700
Est.Loan: $178/mo
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Ford Ranger 2006 XL 2dr SuperCab Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
137,432 miles
Used 2006
Ford Ranger
XL
Autolinc
98 mi away
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Ford Ranger 2006 XL 2dr SuperCab Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
51,868 miles
Used 2006
Ford Ranger
XL
Jack Evans Chevrolet
38.8 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Old, tired and completely outclassed by its competition, the 2006 Ford Ranger only deserves a look if you're content with a cheap price and passable performance.

vehicle overview

After years of serving as a trim designation on the F-Series pickup, the Ford Ranger became a separate model when it replaced the Mazda-supplied Courier pickup with an in-house design in 1983. The Ranger quickly became the best-selling compact pickup and has dominated the segment ever since.

Today's Ford Ranger still rides on the same basic platform and structure as that 1983 original, though substantial revisions for 1989, 1993 and 1998 have kept the Ranger competitive. Demographically, buyers range widely, with Rangers serving for work, play or both. A wide range of trim levels and features makes it easy to configure the Ford truck according to your needs, unless of course you want a crew cab. The Ranger is still offered only in regular- and extended-cab (SuperCab) body styles.

After all these years, the Ford Ranger is still a decent truck for light-duty work needs, but competitors offer more spacious interiors and more refined driving dynamics. The Ranger does hold its own off-road when equipped with one of the FX4 packages. The cabin offers a user-friendly control layout, and the seats are acceptably comfortable, particularly with the optional leather upholstery. Out on the road, though, the Ranger's age becomes apparent. Acceleration is adequate on trucks equipped with the 207-horsepower, 4.0-liter V6 engine, but ride quality, handling and braking are at the bottom of the class. Given that many competitors have recently redesigned the compact trucks in their lineups, the Ranger's over 20-year-old design just doesn't cut it anymore. Unless you're a die-hard Ford truck fan, we would recommend taking a pass on the 2006 Ford Ranger.

2006 Ford Ranger configurations

The 2006 Ford Ranger is available in regular- or extended-cab (called SuperCab) body styles. Regular cabs can be ordered with either a 6- or a 7-foot bed. SuperCabs come only with a 6-footer and can be equipped with reverse-opening rear access doors. Trim levels include XL, STX, XLT, Sport and FX4. The XL is basic -- cloth upholstery and an AM/FM radio are among the few amenities. The STX and XLT are the next step up, and they're your ticket to the Power Equipment Group, which offers keyless entry and power windows, locks and mirrors. The Sport has body-color bumpers, while the XLT gets a more traditional chrome finish. Both have a CD player, but the Sport version is MP3-compatible. A Tremor package gets its name from its 510-watt Pioneer stereo system. Two versions of the FX4 are available: Off-Road and Level II. The Off-Road package includes heavy-duty shocks, skid plates, tow hooks, 16-inch all-terrain tires and a limited-slip rear axle. The Level II gets a Torsen limited-slip differential, Bilstein shocks, BF Goodrich all-terrain tires and Alcoa wheels.

2006 Highlights

The 2006 Ford Ranger pickup receives revised exterior trim and styling details. Available on both two- and four-door extended cabs this year, the FX4 model now comes with rubber flooring. Lastly, the Edge model has been renamed the Sport.

Performance & mpg

Three engine choices are available on the 2006 Ford Ranger. The base engine is a 2.3-liter inline four with 143 horsepower and 154 lb-ft of torque. Next up is a 3.0-liter V6 rated for 148 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. At the top of the engine chart is a 4.0-liter overhead-cam V6 rated for 207 hp and 238 lb-ft of torque. Properly equipped, a 4.0-liter Ranger can tow up to 5,740 pounds. Transmission choices include a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic, and most models offer a choice of two- or four-wheel drive.

Safety

The Ford Ranger comes standard with four-wheel antilock brakes. Side airbags are not available. Two-wheel-drive SuperCabs received four stars (out of five) in NHTSA frontal- and side-impact crash tests. Regular-cab models earned a five-star side-impact rating.

Driving

The 2006 Ford Ranger pickup is a decent performer when equipped with the 4.0-liter V6, but it tends to feel underpowered with the 3.0-liter V6 or the base four-cylinder, especially if you get the automatic transmission. Rangers are quite capable off-road, especially when equipped with one of the FX4 packages. Ride and handling characteristics on pavement are tolerable, but when driven back-to-back with newer offerings from Dodge, GM, Nissan and Toyota, the Ranger's age shows.

Interior

Controls are easy to find and use, and the available white-faced gauges add a little extra style. SuperCabs can be equipped with small jump seats in the rear, suitable only for children or small adults.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 Ford Ranger.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

I show mine in car shows
ghost ranger,01/24/2009
I love my truck I have been showing in car shows for three years. It is fun to drive and runs good.I think that Ford is wrong for stopping production on them. I have had six new cars since 1999. This is the only one I would buy over again but I can't because there not going to make it anymore. I am sure I am not the only one.
Great Truck!
Terry,12/28/2008
I love the little truck. With a 4 cylinder engine, I can only wish that it had more torque. I shouldn't complain when I'm getting about 29 miles to a gallon on the highway.
Left me Stranded again
MikeZ,04/10/2009
My ranger has 36500 miles on it and the air-flow sensor broke on it leaving me stranded before work. The warranty ran out at 36000 so I had to pay for everything. (towing, engine work). At 35000 miles the transmission had to be rebuilt. Luckily the dealership took care of that. I just don't trust it anymore. I'm trading it in.
Nice little truck
Shane,02/26/2009
I went from an old F-150 to this, and being 6'3" it was definitely as step down in size. That being said, I fit in it and it gets a lot more mpg's than my last truck. It is quiet and fun to drive.
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Features & Specs

MPG
21 city / 27 hwy
Seats 3
5-speed manual
Gas
143 hp @ 5250 rpm
MPG
15 city / 19 hwy
Seats 3
5-speed manual
Gas
148 hp @ 4900 rpm
MPG
15 city / 19 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
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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
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Acceptable

More about the 2006 Ford Ranger
Used 2006 Ford Ranger Overview

The Used 2006 Ford Ranger is offered in the following submodels: Ranger SuperCab, Ranger Regular Cab. Available styles include XLT 4dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), XLT 2dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), SPORT 4dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), XLT 4dr SuperCab Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), XL 2dr Regular Cab Styleside LB (2.3L 4cyl 5M), XLT 2dr SuperCab Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M), XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD Styleside LB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), XL 2dr Regular Cab Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M), FX4 Off-Road 4dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), XLT 2dr Regular Cab Styleside LB (2.3L 4cyl 5M), FX4 Off-Road 2dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), SPORT 2dr Regular Cab SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), XLT 2dr Regular Cab Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M), SPORT 2dr SuperCab Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), SPORT 2dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), STX 2dr Regular Cab Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), SPORT 4dr SuperCab Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD Styleside LB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), SPORT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), STX 2dr SuperCab Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), STX 4dr SuperCab Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), XL 2dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), XL 2dr SuperCab Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M), and FX4 Level II 4dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2006 Ford Ranger?

Price comparisons for Used 2006 Ford Ranger trim styles:

  • The Used 2006 Ford Ranger XLT is priced between $7,950 and$9,998 with odometer readings between 104572 and170674 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Ford Ranger XL is priced between $5,500 and$7,995 with odometer readings between 97566 and137432 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Ford Ranger SPORT is priced between $4,999 and$4,999 with odometer readings between 147000 and147000 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2006 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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