The 2011 Ford Ranger has the best used pickup truck mpg. If you buy the base model with the 2.3 liter engine, you will be able to squeak out 22 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway with the manual transmission. The Ranger has been around for many years and thus it is not a super cool new truck that will turn heads when you’re out for a spin. It’s not supposed to though; the Ford Ranger is a compact pickup truck with good gas mileage that is better suited to go off road or haul something. The Ford Ranger falls in the compact pickup market, it hasn’t got the looks to impress buyers who go for the looks but it is truly in its element when off road or towing/hauling stuff. Its a really great all purpose little truck that has the highest fuel economy rating of any truck on the market, beating out even the Hybrid Silverado. The ride of the Ranger is a bit truck like and the interior is lacking in comfort and space for it to be able to compete in this huge market of the compact pickups. The people at Ford haven’t given the Ford Ranger a thorough makeover in about 10 years. 10 years is a long time for something to remain without a major face lift and interior refresh. Buts that’s ok because again the Ranger owns he best used truck MPG title and that is enough for most buyers.
The Ranger is good for light towing and off road driving but for the daily commuter who is looking to get to point B from point A it just isn’t up to the high standards of the Rangers competitors. It handles very poorly and the interior is shabby and uncomfortable and isn’t good for around town use. The term “old is gold” doesn’t necessarily apply here. The Ranger is available with two engine types, a 2.3-liter 143-horsepower 4-cylinder, or a 4.0-liter 207-horsepower V6. The 2.3 liter offers good fuel economy at 22 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway but isn’t the best when it comes to accelerating. The worst thing about the Ford Ranger is that there is no V-8 engine on offer unlike all its competitors. The warranty that Ford offers leaves much to be desired with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty. The Ranger sells for $18,160 up to $26,070 in three trims including the XL, XLT and Sport. It has two types of cab sizes on offer, Regular Cab and Super Cab. There is word about a 7 foot long cargo bed, which would add 12 inches to the regular cargo bed size but this option is available to fleet buyers only.
The Ford Ranger is long overdue for a major overhaul in the design department and in its current physical outlook it won’t sell much, and perhaps that is the reason that the people at Ford have decided to discontinue the Ford Ranger after the 2011 model as the Ford Minnesota plant is being closed. If you’re looking at the Ford Ranger as your next purchase, you might want to look at the other better options that you have in the same price range as the Ranger. The Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier and Suzuki Equator offer better comfort and better power-train warranty then the Ford’s five-year/60,000-mile warranty. You can but great examples of this used pickup with the best MPG. And who doesn’t love getting 22 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway.