Used 2006 Ford Ranger SuperCab

Style:
2006 Ford Ranger
List price range
$7,995 - $9,900

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.

Used 2006 Ford Ranger SuperCab for Sale

Ford Ranger 2006
153,351 miles
Used 2006
Ford Ranger
Car Legends
36.8 mi away
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Ford Ranger 2006 SPORT 4dr SuperCab Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
89,730 miles
Used 2006
Ford Ranger
SPORT
List$9,900
Est.Loan: $202/mo
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Fair Deal!
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Ford Ranger 2006 XLT 2dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
170,674 miles
Used 2006
Ford Ranger
XLT
Diehl's Ford Sales
98.3 mi away
List$9,075
Est.Loan: $186/mo
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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.

trim levels & features

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.

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.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 Ford Ranger.

Solid truck- Ranger Extended cab 2006 XL V6 3.0 2WD
meatdowntown, 8/23/2014
I considered my 2006 ranger a solid truck. I am not impressed with the mileage, but I think I can live with it. I should have bought a 4x4 if I knew they were going to go out of the market, but oh well. I was ready to trade it in about two months ago and realized that the only competitors (Toyota and Nissan) have the same problems with fuel economy and dated models. They have added fun stuff like USB ports, etc but cruise control is still optional? That is kind of crazy. Pros: It handles well on the highway, low price compared to the Japanese models, cheap repairs. Cons: no cruise control, no steering wheel with positions adjustment, questionable fuel economy, clunky ride, bad brakes.
Average American Vehicle
James, 11/20/2008
Gas mileage should be better. I had to pay for jack bolts to be installed so the front end could be aligned. These items used to be installed at the factory. Neither Ford or the dealer would assist with the expense. the front end could not be aligned without this $200 expense at 8000 miles. I will consider a Toyota or Honda for my next truck.
Traded in the Toyota Tacoma
Dean, 11/19/2006
I purchased a 2006 Toyota Tacoma because of all the rave expert reviews. I traded it in less than a year for the much lower rated Ford Ranger 2006. Why? The Ranger is the best market value - simply put you get more truck for the money. Another reason, cosmetic toughness - breath on Tacoma and it scuffs. Everything feels cheap. 18 years of engineering refinement in my opinion has made the Ranger rock solid. Don’t pay attention to the experts. They most likely don’t own the vehicles they recommend.
It's a truck.
kdub989, 10/18/2012
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.
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Features & Specs

MPG
14 city / 18 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
207 hp @ 5250 rpm
MPG
14 city / 18 hwy
Seats 3
5-speed manual
Gas
207 hp @ 5250 rpm
MPG
14 city / 18 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
207 hp @ 5250 rpm
MPG
16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
148 hp @ 4900 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 SuperCab Overview

The Used 2006 Ford Ranger SuperCab is offered in the following styles: 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), XLT 2dr SuperCab Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M), FX4 Off-Road 4dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), FX4 Off-Road 2dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), SPORT 2dr SuperCab Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), SPORT 2dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), SPORT 4dr SuperCab 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 SuperCab?

Save up to $220 on one of 3 Used 2006 Ford Ranger SuperCab for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $7,995 as of08/21/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2006 Ford Ranger SuperCab trim styles:

  • The Used 2006 Ford Ranger SuperCab SPORT is priced between $9,900 and$9,900 with odometer readings between 89730 and89730 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Ford Ranger SuperCab XLT is priced between $9,075 and$9,075 with odometer readings between 170674 and170674 miles.

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