Used 2008 Ford Ranger SuperCab

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2008 Ford Ranger

Pros

  • Solid performance from 4.0-liter V6, very capable off-road with the FX4 trim.

Cons

  • Cramped interior, choppy ride, subpar handling and braking, dated interior design, lacks modern-day safety and convenience features.

Used 2008 Ford Ranger SuperCab for Sale

Ford Ranger 2008 FX4 Off-Road 4dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
106,644 miles
Used 2008
Ford Ranger
FX4 Off-Road
Trust Auto
34.7 mi away
List$11,195
Est.Loan: $229/mo
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Check out this gently-used 2008 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab 4x4 Pickup Truck we recently got in. Your buying risks are reduced thanks to a CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee. This 4WD-equipped vehicle will handle beautifully on any terrain and in any weather condition your may find yourself in. The benefits of driving a 4 wheel drive vehicle, such as this Ford Ranger XLT, include superior acceleration, improved steering, and increased traction and stability. Exceptional in every sense of the word, this incredibly low mileage vehicle is one of a kind. This vehicle comes with an extra bonus%3A past service records are included. Adjectives like impeccable, spotless, and immaculate can be used to describe how clean this Ford Ranger XLT is, causing it to feel more like a new vehicle than a pre-owned one. More information about the 2008 Ford Ranger%3A The 2008 Ford Ranger continues to be one of the most affordable compact pickups on the market. Staying true to its reputation, the Ranger continues to be a top choice in its category with an array of possible cab and bed size configurations. An EPA rating of up to 26 mpg on the highway gives this pickup an advantage over its competitors. Interesting features of this model are wide range of models and equipment, fuel economy, safety & security., and Affordability %2A30 DAYS / 1000 MILES POWER-TRAIN WARRANTY INCLUDED %28ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, DIFFERENTIALS%29%2A %2ATRADE INS ARE WELCOME%2A Trust Auto is one of the top pre-owned vehicle dealer in Maryland. We provide quality vehicles of various makes and models with the most competitive prices in the region. Trust Auto is dedicated to make your vehicle shopping experience hassle free and straight forward. With that in mind we fully inspect, service and detail all cars in the lot. We are open 7 days a week now FOR YOU%2521%2521%2521 Monday - Saturday 9am - 8pm Sunday 11am - 5pm. Some vehicle information and pricing may be unintentionally missing or inaccurate, and Trust Auto will endeavor to correct such discrepanci
Ford Ranger 2008 XLT 4dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
43,152 miles
Used 2008
Ford Ranger
XLT
(9)
Keene Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram
66.8 mi away
List$14,687
Est.Loan: $300/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Ford Ranger 2008 XL 2dr SuperCab Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
51,331 miles
Used 2008
Ford Ranger
XL
Hinder Ford
77.6 mi away
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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Hinder Ford Family owned and operated since 1960... Recent trade in local bought here new and only 51K miles.... Maryland State inspected and ready to roll Clean Car Fax report
Ford Ranger 2008 XLT 2dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
104,409 miles
Used 2008
Ford Ranger
XLT
(2)
Ciocca Honda
99.2 mi away
List$10,750
Est.Loan: $220/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2008 Ford Ranger is affordable and competent off-road when properly equipped. But due to its aged design, it falls short in many other areas, making just about any other small or midsize pickup a better choice.

vehicle overview

The Ford Ranger went past its expiration date around the same time "Walker, Texas Ranger" went off the air. Like the Chuck Norris cheese fest of martial arts meets modern West meets cop drama, the Ford Ranger enjoyed its greatest popularity in the 1990s when it was still fairly fresh -- especially compared to GM's compact trucks. But unlike Walker, the Ford didn't have the good sense to bow out at the dawn of this decade. And also unlike Walker, the truck Ranger doesn't have the ability to drop-kick its competition, lagging behind in most areas, from driving dynamics to available passenger space.

Although we think most buyers would be better off with one of the newer pickups in the compact truck segment, the 2008 Ford Ranger is not a bad way to go if you're looking for a dedicated off-roader for weekend hi-jinks. In off-highway settings, the Ranger's shorter wheelbase and smaller overall size become advantages. As a work truck, the available 7-foot bed is certainly an asset.

As an everyday driver, though, the Ranger lags behind significantly. Today's compact trucks offer more powerful engines and larger crew cab body styles, the latter more comfortably accommodating rear seat passengers. The Ranger's inward facing jump seats are a quaint reminder of days gone by, but are terrible as a seating option. Safety features and interior design are also deficient.

If you're not a hard-core off-roader and don't routinely carry 7-foot-long 2-by-4s, there's little reason to consider the 2008 Ford Ranger. Trucks like the Dodge Dakota, Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma are easier and more comfortable to drive on pavement, and all offer roomier cabs with more conveniences and safety features. In total, we'd much rather spend time watching Chuck's Ranger on TV than driving Ford's outdated pickup.

2008 Ford Ranger configurations

The 2008 Ford Ranger is a compact pickup truck available in regular-cab and extended-cab (called SuperCab) body styles. Both are available in XL, XLT and Sport trim levels, while the SuperCab can be had in FX4 Off-Road trim. A 6-foot bed is standard on all cab styles and trims, but a 7-foot bed is optional on the regular-cab XL and XLT.

The XL is sparsely equipped with 15-inch steel wheels, a 60/40 front bench seat (vinyl with regular cab, cloth with SuperCab) and an AM/FM stereo. The XLT adds chrome exterior trim, air-conditioning, a CD/MP3 player and an auxiliary audio jack. These items are optional on the XL. The Sport is similarly equipped but adds unique styling elements, a class III trailer hitch and different wheels. The FX4 Off-Road adds two-tone paint, 16-inch alloy wheels and all-terrain tires, heavy-duty shocks, a limited-slip rear axle, skid plates, full power accessories, keyless entry, bucket seats with center console, leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel and cruise control.

Options on the XLT and Sport levels include bucket seats, leather upholstery, rear-folding jump seats (SuperCab only), full power accessories, cruise control, keyless entry, tilt steering wheel and upgraded stereos. Satellite radio is optional on all Rangers.

2008 Highlights

The Ford Ranger soldiers into 2008 with only minor changes. A new, more aerodynamic front bumper design improves fuel economy slightly, while trim levels have been reduced.

Performance & mpg

The 2008 Ranger lineup includes three engines. The base engine is a 2.3-liter inline-4 with 143 horsepower and 154 pound-feet 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. Transmission choices include a standard five-speed manual and an optional five-speed automatic, and most models offer a choice of two- or four-wheel drive. Equipped with the Class III towing package, Rangers with the 4.0-liter V6 can pull a maximum of 6,000 pounds.

Safety

The 2008 Ford Ranger comes standard with four-wheel antilock brakes. In government crash testing, the Ranger earned four out of five stars for driver and front-passenger protection in frontal impacts. SuperCabs received four stars for side-impact protection, while regular cabs earned a full five stars. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety frontal offset crash testing, the Ranger earned an "Acceptable" rating (the second highest on a scale of four).

Driving

When equipped with the 4.0-liter V6, the 2008 Ford Ranger offers solid acceleration, but it feels underpowered with either the 3.0-liter V6 or the base four-cylinder. Rangers are quite capable off-road, especially when equipped with the FX4 package. 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

The Ranger's interior was last overhauled during the Clinton administration -- and the first term at that. At least the Ranger's ergonomics are quite straightforward, with easy-to-use controls. Front seat comfort is acceptable unless you're of tall stature. SuperCabs can be equipped with an extra pair of access doors and small, inward-facing rear jump seats. As you'd expect, these seats are suitable only for children on short trips (or for people you don't like). For work purposes, the optional 7-foot bed is the longest available in the compact market.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Ford Ranger.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Old Dog, New Tricks
brettsgirl,01/22/2009
There seems to be a lot of poor reviews out there for this aging little truck. My questions may be: What is the best selling compact pickup ever? What is the most "bang for the buck" that you can get out of a compact pickup? Believe me when I say that Ford Motor company is not without its reasons for keeping this little truck around. Money, and lots of it! I love my brawny little workhorse! After driving some of the competitor's overpirced products, I found myself with Ford again. People complain about the ride: well, it is actually a truck, not a thimbly little car, with a box, and cab! I can go places with my untouched Ranger that most big trucks wouldn't dare!
Best Work Truck On The Road
Bug-Man,07/14/2009
If you do the reserch (actual consumer reviews)you will find the Ranger is far more reliable than the Tacoma or Chevy.Just wish it got a few more MPG's.A family member who works for Toyota has told me that Toyota's own internal quality testings show that in recent years Ford cars & trucks beats toyota's hands down!I cary apox. a 1000 pounds of equip.& get 17mpg.I did add a leaf spring. I get 21mpg unloaded.The king cab says it seat 5, lets get real unless its 5 skinny dwarfs you can seat 2 adults comfortablely.
good truck
Pat Bernier,12/19/2009
MY Ranger is by far the most reliable new vehicle I have ever owned. Yes its dated and yes its much smaller than all other makes but lets face it most people under utilize their big trucks. I can pull over 6000lbs or throw a 4 wheeler in the back with no issues and my truck payment is only 460$ per month and cheep insurance to boot. I love my Ranger and would recommend one to anyone looking for a good truck that is inexpensive to own
After the new car glow
JR,05/06/2010
Wonderful to drive when the weather turns ugly, only thing that gives me trouble is sheer ice, with factory tires. With no load it rides rough, with @150 - 250 lbs of cargo it is a much improved ride. At a hair over 6' I have room to move the seat back to give myself more leg to peddle room, but I do not need it. Everything else is too cramped. If I have a passenger we are riding shoulder to shoulder. As a short commuter or weekend play vehicle it is wonderful. SADLY, as a full time ride for me, @350KM/220Mi/week, it is not a good choice. I choose to support Ford. I should have bought a Toyota to get the same qualities but with better comforts at a higher cost.
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Features & Specs

MPG
15 city / 19 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
207 hp @ 5250 rpm
MPG
15 city / 19 hwy
Seats 3
5-speed manual
Gas
207 hp @ 5250 rpm
MPG
16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
148 hp @ 4900 rpm
MPG
21 city / 26 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
    Driver5 / 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
    Rollover4 / 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

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Used 2008 Ford Ranger SuperCab Overview

The Used 2008 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), XLT 4dr SuperCab Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), XLT 2dr SuperCab Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M), SPORT 4dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 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 4dr SuperCab Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), SPORT 2dr SuperCab Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), XL 2dr SuperCab Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M), SPORT 2dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M), and XL 2dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 Ford Ranger SuperCab?

Save up to $300 on one of 4 Used 2008 Ford Ranger SuperCab for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $10,750 as of11/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from4.6 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Ford Ranger SuperCab trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Ford Ranger SuperCab XLT is priced between $10,750 and$14,687 with odometer readings between 43152 and104409 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Ford Ranger SuperCab FX4 Off-Road is priced between $11,195 and$11,195 with odometer readings between 106644 and106644 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Ford Ranger SuperCab XL is priced between $11,995 and$11,995 with odometer readings between 51331 and51331 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2008 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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