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Ford Ranger, Car Buying, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Truck
#11 of 30 Mileage is not all that bad-unless U goose it.
Jul 16, 2008 (3:53 pm)
I have a 99 Ranger, 4 cyl, 5 speed manual, 177K miles. AT 60-65 it gets 26-28 mpg, at 70-75 the number drops off to 22-23. At 80 (yeah I was in a hurry one nite in FLA ) it got 20. So the choice is yours.
Aug 04, 2008 (3:21 pm)
hey, ive just stared my "behind the book" thingy whatever its called and, pretty soon, in like 2 weeks, ill be able to drive but with someone else in the car but im getting really close to being able to drive
and ive been doing a bit of early car research, and weve agreed on a small, regular cab truck, and i saw the ranger, i really like this truck, but theres so many other trucks
so i need to know the straight out facts because i'm just starting to get busy
school is starting, im having to read novels
#14 of 30 Re: Mileage is not all that bad-unless U goose it. [golfman4]
Aug 04, 2008 (3:27 pm)
#15 of 30 Mileage comparison
Sep 09, 2008 (1:15 pm)
Looking at EPA mileage estimates, the Ranger 3.0 and 4.0 with a manual as well as the 3.7 Dakota and Ram all get within 1 MPG of each other. The same goes for the GMC and Chevy 1500 with 4.3 and a manual. Do all of these trucks really get about the same mileage despite the size and weight differences?
#16 of 30 Ford Ranger gas mileage
Nov 04, 2008 (12:25 pm)
The rear-end ratio vs. how you drive has a lot to do with what you actually get. My window sticker says 21 city/26 Highway for my 2008 Ranger 2.3L, 5 spd with 4:10 gears. With 4:10s the engine never "lugs" ( i.e. loses intake vacuum) from 30 MPH on up in fourth (direct drive). I religiously use Cruise Control on the highway - set the tach at 2750 RPM which is about 70 MPH and listen to my favorite tunes!.
Results, on my last trip ( Maine to Maryland and back) I drove 1157.1 miles on 37.796 Gals of gas-slips. Math says that's 30.6 MPG, average and includes driving around town while I was there and almost two hours of stop and go traffic jams through NY and CT on the way home. On the first tank - strictly highway and no traffic delays I got 32.4 MPG!
My old 4 cyl '93 Ranger had 5 spd. with 3.08 gears and never got as good mileage. The engine had to "lug" too much causing the intake vacuum to drop which means poor mileage.
I have no reason to "BS" you! Hope these facts help.
Nov 06, 2008 (6:22 pm)
I own an X code 1990 ranger the x in the vin indicates a roller cam engine and yes it's 4.0 does anybody have an idea what kind of gas milage I should be getting?
#18 of 30 Re: my X code ranger [xcoderanger]
Nov 07, 2008 (2:19 am)
X Code? Roller Cam? Never heard about either of these discriptions.
All 4liters are the same. (Until they went to the overhead cam in what, 2000???)
On my 1994 4Liter, extended cab, automatic, with a cap on it all the time, it got about 14mpg in town, the VERY best I ever saw was 18.5mpg on the highway.
#19 of 30 Re: my X code ranger [bolivar]
Nov 14, 2008 (3:22 pm)
"On my 1994 4Liter, extended cab, automatic, with a cap on it all the time, it got about 14mpg in town, the VERY best I ever saw was 18.5mpg on the highway. "
I had a 1992 4L, extended, 5 speed stick, and I got 18 city / 23 highway.
#20 of 30 Re: my X code ranger [stevedebi]
Nov 14, 2008 (11:29 pm)
At what speed? My highway driving in the south/mid west meant 75 mph with the AC on.