1993-1997 Ford Ranger: Technical Specifications

Updated: 12/17/09

1993 Ford Ranger XL Sport SuperCab extended cab
1997 Ford Ranger
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1993-1997 Ford Ranger 

  • Price Range:  $900 - $3,200
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Specs for this generation Ford Ranger include everything from fuel mileage to seating capacity to options availability.

Vehicle Dimensions

Specification ext. cab reg. cab long bed reg. cab short bed
Wheelbase, in. 125.2 113.9 107.9
Overall Length, in. 198.2 196.3 184.3
Overall Width, in. 69.4 69.4 69.4
Overall Height, in. 64.1 64.0 64.0
Curb Weight, lbs. 3300 3010 2970
Cargo Volume, cu. ft. -- -- --
Standard Payload, lbs. 1550 1650 1650
Fuel Capacity, gals. 20.5 17.0 17.0
Seating Capacity 5 3 3
Front Head Room, in. 39.3 39.1 39.1
Max. Front Leg Room, in. 42.4 42.4 42.4
Rear Head Room, in. 35.6 -- --
Max. Rear Leg Room, in. 41.2 -- --

Specifications Key: NA = not available; "--" = measurement does not exist.

Powertrain Options and Availability

Ford dropped the former 2.9-liter V6 engine, but otherwise the powertrains were largely carried over. Base engine was a 100-horsepower, 2.3-liter 4-cylinder. A 145-horsepower, 3.0-liter V6 went into STX models and all 4WD Super Cabs (optional for Splash). Any model could have the 4.0-liter V6 instead, delivering 160 horsepower. Rangers might have 5-speed manual shift or a 4-speed automatic transmission. Electronic shift controls went into a new automatic for 1995, which also gained an interlock that prevented shifting out of "park" until the brake was applied. Touch Drive on-demand 4WD, standard on 4x4s, is not for use on dry pavement. It has automatic-locking front hubs and allows shifting on the fly between 2WD and 4WD High, by pressing a dashboard button. Some Rangers have a floor-mounted transfer-case lever and manual-locking hubs, which was a credit option. Horsepower dropped in 1994 for the 2.3- and 3.0-liter engines, to 98 and 140, respectively. A year later they rose again, to 112 and 145. For '97, the 4.0-liter V6 was provided with a 5-speed OD automatic in place of the previous 4-speed OD unit in an effort to give the Ranger better low-speed acceleration.
Engines Size liters /
cu. in
Horse- power Torque Transmission:
EPA city/hgwy
Consumer Guide Observed
ohc I4 2.3 / 140 98-112 130-135 5-speed manual: 22/27
4-speed automatic: 20/25
5-speed manual: --
4-speed automatic: --
ohv V6 3.0 / 182 140-147 162-170 5-speed manual: 19/25
4-speed automatic: 18/24
5-speed manual: 17.8
4-speed automatic: --
ohv V6 4.0 / 245 160 220 5-speed manual: 18/23
4-speed automatic: 17/23
5-speed automatic: 16/22
5-speed manual: 16.5
4-speed automatic: 14.2
5-speed automatic: --

1. Rangers with the 4.0-liter V6 switched from a 4-speed to a 5-speed automatic for '97.

Specifications Key: NA = not available; "--" = measurement does not exist.

Built In:  USA
Drive Wheels: longitudinal front-engine/rear- or 4-wheel drive

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