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A small pickup truck produced by Ford. The North American version was originally a trim version of the F-150 from 1965-1981, and for the 1983 model year it became a separate vehicle, continuing production until 2011 (2012 model year).

In 1998 Ford introduced a separate international version of the Ranger.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Ford Ranger page on 13 January 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Ford Ranger is a nameplate that has been used on three distinct model lines of vehicles sold by Ford. Originally, the name was used by the short-lived Edsel Ranger car, then it later referred to a version of the Ford F-Series pickup truck sold in North America between model year 1965 and 1981 that denoted a styling package. Ford repurposed the name "Ranger" in 1982 for the 1983 model year for a compact pickup truck sold in North America and later parts of South America. Since 1998, Ford has offered a separate model of Ranger sold internationally.

Americas (1983–2012 model years)

Ford designed and engineered the North American version of the Ranger, which commenced manufacture in January 1982 for the 1983 model year and ended production in December 2011. For the 1995 model year, Ford exported the North American model to select Latin and South American countries; however, as demand increased, Ford began producing the model at its Argentinian plant. During the 1994 through 2010 model years, Mazda badge engineered this model as the North American "B-Series" replacing the "international" version of the Mazda B-Series that had previously been retailed in North America. During its 29-year production run, the Ranger received several updates: notably, the 1989 model year facelift, the introduction of the second-generation model for 1993, a 1998 model year facelift of the same, and several smaller second-generation cosmetic changes in the 2001, 2004, and 2006 model years. The Latin and South American version was re-skinned in 2009 for the 2010 model year, receiving all-new exterior sheet metal while retaining the existing body structure. On December 22, 2011, the last USA-built Ranger rolled off the St. Paul, Minnesota assembly line.

International (1998–present)

For markets outside of North America, Ford badge engineered the Japanese-built Mazda B-Series as the Courier starting in 1971, renaming it the Ranger in 1998; the Courier nameplate was retained in Australasia until 2006. The Courier was also sold in North America prior to the 1983 model year. Second-generation models from 2006 to 2011 were also designed by Mazda, being rebadged versions of the successor to the B-Series, the BT-50. Third-generation models, as produced since 2011, were designed and engineered by Ford Australia, with Mazda offering a derivative version of the Ford as the second generation BT-50. The Mazda truck is also the basis for the Ford Everest SUV and therefore, the Ranger and the Everest share a number of features.


Multimedia

5 January 2016
13-16896 Cherri Bunker v. Ford Motor Company
Duration: 24:36
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Cherri Bunker appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Ford Motor Company in Bunker's diversity strict products liability action, arising from an accident involving a 2007 Ford Ranger pickup truck.
Download 13-16896 Cherri Bunker v. Ford Motor Company in MP4 format - 267MB


Photographs

Ford Ranger Model Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
View photo of Ford Ranger Model - 3,847KB
Ford Ranger Model Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
View photo of Ford Ranger Model - 3,923KB
1999 Ford Ranger Custom Custom 1999
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
McHenry Firestone One Year Anniversary
View photo of Custom 1999 Ford Ranger - 4,597KB
1999 Ford Ranger Custom Custom 1999
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 Firestone Spring Charity Car Show for Breast Cancer
View photo of Custom 1999 Ford Ranger - 4,699KB
1999 Ford Ranger Custom Custom 1999
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 Firestone Spring Charity Car Show for Breast Cancer
View photo of Custom 1999 Ford Ranger - 4,757KB
1999 Ford Ranger Custom Custom 1999
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 Firestone Spring Charity Car Show for Breast Cancer
View photo of Custom 1999 Ford Ranger - 5,270KB
Modified Ford Ranger 4x4 Modified 4x4
JC Racing

Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night:  August 27, 2012
View photo of Modified Ford Ranger 4x4 - 4.5MB
Advance Auto Parts Ford Ranger Advance Auto Parts
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
View photo of Ford Ranger (Advance Auto Parts) - 4,050KB
Ford Ranger - Don's Heating & Air Don's Heating & Air
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
View photo of a Ford Ranger (Don's Heating & Air) - 2,307KB
Ford Ranger - Phoenix Systems Phoenix Systems
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
View photo of a Ford Ranger (Phoenix Systems) - 252KB
Ford Ranger - Phoenix Systems Phoenix Systems
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
View photo of a Ford Ranger (Phoenix Systems) - 226KB
Ford Ranger - United Center Security United Center Security
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
View photo of a Ford Ranger (United Center Security) - 2.0MB
Hurricane Ike Aftermath The aftermath of Hurricane Ike as seen through the eyes of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary staff.
Image ID: wea04072, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Texas, Galveston
View photo of Hurricane Ike Aftermath - 353KB
Ford Ranger in Swimming Pool Pickup truck thrown into swimming pool by the Bartow-Cherokee-Pickens EF3 tornado in Bartow County.
Image ID: wea01517, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Georgia, Northwest
Photo Date: 2011 April 27
Credit: NOAA/NWS/Atlanta National Weather Service Forecast Office
View photo of Ford Ranger in Swimming Pool - 840KB
Lake Lawn Resort Ford Ranger Lake Lawn Resort
Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
View photo of Lake Lawn Resort Ford Ranger - 3.6MB
Colonial Cafe Kitchen Sink Ford Ranger Colonial Cafe Kitchen Sink
Photo ©2014 Bill Crittenden
View photo of Colonial Cafe Kitchen Sink Ford Ranger - 1.3MB


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
November 1997Depowered Air Bag Report
Vehicle - 1998 Ford Ranger Supercab
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 607KB - 9 pages
November 1997Remote Redesigned Air Bag Report
Vehicle - 1998 Ford Ranger XL Pickup Truck
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 349KB - 9 pages
classified date 1998In-depth Vehicle Occupant Report
1998 Ford Ranger
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 9.6MB - 97 pages
classified date 1998Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1998 Ford Ranger XLT, regular cab pickup
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 10.1MB - 95 pages
November 1998Electric Powered Vehicle Crash On-Site Investigation
1998 Ford Electric Ranger Pickup Truck
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 619KB - 16 pages
November 1998Remote, Redesigned Air Bag Special Study
1998 Ford Ranger XL 4x2 pickup
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 601KB - 11 pages
November 1998Veridian On-Site Air Bag Related Adult Driver Fatality Investigation
Vehicle - 1998 Ford Ranger XLT
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 783KB - 14 pages
classified date 1999Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1998 Ford Ranger XL Splash, 4 x 2 pickup
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 52.6MB - 129 pages
classified date 1999Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1999 Ford Ranger XLT, 4 x 2 pickup
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 24.2MB - 91 pages
July 1999Remote, Redesigned Air Bag Special Study
1998 Ford Ranger pickup
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 549KB - 10 pages
July 1999Remote, Redesigned Air Bag Special Study
1998 Ford Ranger & 1999 Mercury Tracer
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 295KB - 11 pages
July 1999Veridian On-Site Redesigned Air Bag Deployment/Child Passenger Fatality Investigation
Vehicles - 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix SE
1999 Ford Ranger XLT
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 241KB - 16 pages
classified date 2000Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4 x 2, pickup
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 32.0MB - 97 pages
classified date 2000Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1999 Ford Ranger XLT, regular cab pickup 4x2
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 49.5MB - 114 pages
classified date 2000Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1999 Ford Ranger XL 4 x 4, 2-door pickup
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 47.0MB - 120 pages
classified date 2000Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2000 Ford Ranger, 4x2 pickup
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 39.0MB - 95 pages
classified date 2001Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1999 Ford Ranger, Super cab, 4x4
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 4.0MB - 98 pages
classified date 2001Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2000 Ford Ranger XL, 4 x 4, 4-door pickup
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 3.6MB - 103 pages
classified date 2001Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2000 Ford Ranger Supercab XLT, 4x4 pickup
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5.2MB - 114 pages
26 February 2003Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, Upper Interior Head Impact Protection
2003 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 7.0MB - 207 pages
20 March 2003Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact
2003 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2.4MB - 54 pages
classified date 2004Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1999 Ford Ranger Super Cab, 2-door pickup
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 6.4MB - 108 pages
classified date 2005Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2003 Ford Ranger XLT, Supercab 4-door pickup
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5.8MB - 83 pages
classified date 2005Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2004 Ford Ranger XLT, 4x4 pickup, 2-door
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 8.2MB - 134 pages
classified date 2006Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2004 Ford Ranger 4x4, 4-door pickup
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 8.4MB - 98 pages
4 October 2006Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 124: Accelerator Control Systems
2006 Ford Ranger 2-Door Extra Cab Truck
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2.1MB - 74 pages
17 October 2006Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 207: Seating Systems
2006 Ford Ranger 2-Door Extra Cab Truck
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5.0MB - 72 pages
23 October 2006Indicant Testing for FMVSS 210: Seat Belt Anchorages for Side Facing Seats
2006 Ford Ranger 2-Door Extra Cab Truck
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.6MB - 34 pages
5 May 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 114: Theft Protection and Rolloway Prevention
2008 Ford Ranger Regular Cab Pickup
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.6MB - 35 pages
21 May 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, Upper Interior Head Impact Protection
2008 Ford Ranger
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 3.9MB - 166 pages
12 August 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 301: Fuel System Integrity
2008 Ford Ranger 2-Door Pick-Up
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5.5MB - 42 pages
September 2008On-Site Rollover Investigation
Vehicle - 2007 Ford Ranger XLT
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,664KB - 11 pages
May 2010Calspan On-Site Child Restraint System Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2002 Ford Ranger
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 611KB - 18 pages


Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Model Kit - AMT H83-10DO1995 Ford Ranger1:25 Coca-Cola


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
13 January 1994Ford Motor Company; Receipt of Petition for Determination of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Barry Felrice)
4 July 2007Will The Ranger Be Shelved?Anthony Fontanelle
17 March 2008Ford Ranger Posts February Sales GainAnthony Fontanelle
26 October 2011Euro NCAP awards first 5 star rating for a pick-upEuro NCAP
1 March 2014The New Ford RangerBobby Buys


Edge Trax

To promote the Ford Ranger's new MP3 player option, Ford released an MP3 disc called Ranger Edge Trax in 2001. The track list is as follows:

Alternative

Golden, Disposable by Neighborly
Shine On by High Speed Chase
Born Wild by Electric Frankenstein
Mister Goodwill by Don DiLego
Diffikult Grrl by Fluffy Star
95 by Janice Hall
The Operation - Ships in Bottles by Spark Recordings
Star by Gretchen
This Mess by Euclid Crash
I send it all by chocolate.

Country

Esmerelda by The Mother Hips
I Hope It's You (2001 Version) by Roseanne Drucker
Fare Thee Well by Gregory Page
Tax Free by Crown Jewels
The Weightlifter by Federal Weights and Measures
She'd Rather Be by RiverBluff Clan
Out On A Limb by Nadine
This Dirty Little Town by Kieran Kane
Bourbon Couunty by Sixty
To The Sea by Kris Kehr and Stone Poets

Hip Hop

Aw Right by Trobiz
Prophetionals by Prophetix
Last Laugh (edited) by Canibus
You and Your's by Audio Visual
Sexy Thoughts (Original) by Prince EQ
5 Elementz by DUngEon Squad feat. Digital Undergroud
Five O'Clock by Sir Hope
U B U by L Perfex
Dangerous Mine by Anomos
Hurt Your Feelings by D Prophit

Pop & Rock

Face Down by Uptown Sinclair
Subconscious Conscience by Batter Dean
Driving in England by Eric Bazilian
Anymore by Penny Framstad
For the Moon by Anet
Pool of Echoes by Green Vinyl Dream
My Favorite Song by Epstein's Mother
Bound to get Sticky by MosEisley
I Will Love You by Fisher
popstar by blowup.

Alternative

Serve UP Da Funk by K.C. Heylin
Roll wit' Me by Ninety Nine Percent
Queen by Mel Johnson
Stand Up In Love by Gallie Metric
Somthing About You by Jasmine Lee
WEAK by Jimmy Edwards
Flower by Negative:One
What The Funk? by Giant People
Mohagany Boy by Sirius B Project
So-Called Missing Me by Nadine Renee




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