2006 Ford Ranger Review
Edmunds' Expert Review
- Multiple trim levels and options, functional interior, solid off-road capability.
- Dated platform, weak engines, choppy ride, lack of modern features and amenities, no crew-cab body style or side airbags.
Most helpful consumer reviews
FX4 Off-Road 4dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
Ok so I traded in a VW Jetta and got this truck. Friends of mine were like what am I thinking, but when we took it off-roading for the first time everyone was impressed! A friend has a Nissan Frontier (2006) and I was able to get through stuff and his frame was scrapping. So much for that wider body on the Frontier. I love this truck and the price for what I got was unbelievable. All those people that complain about not having a crew cab, maybe you should consider a sedan 'cause trucks haul things not people.
FX4 Level II 4dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
I bought it for towing, off roading sometimes both at the same time. And I commute to work in it. It has performed flawlessly. Couldn't ask for a better truck, I would say it's even with Toyota with quality and fit and finish, except the Ranger is still small enough to run on the narrow trails in the mountains, and it's cheaper to purchase and operate.
XLT 2dr SuperCab Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
Bought mine used off Clist. Love my truck! The 4cyl isn't fast on steep grades but neither am I. However, with the 4cyl and 5spd, I'm averaging 29.5mpg combined and 32.2mpg hwy and that's running the a/c and with a Leer canopy. The truck is very quiet and comfortable that we prefer to take it on long road trips instead of our honda, subaru or dodge caliber. Our ranger is a 2wd but I installed a powertrax no-slip in the rear end and off road it's fantastic. I've pulled a small utility trailer with 2 motorcycles on it with no problems. I've had zero problems with our truck. It handles well on windy twisty back roads and is a great truck for exploring those same roads.
XL 2dr Regular Cab Styleside LB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
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.