2011 Ford Ranger Review and Price
About 2011 Ford Ranger
The design concept for the 2011 Ford Ranger is to make small the new big. Or at least that is what the existing market trend is and Ford is looking to go on the same route. But by introducing this all new midsized pickup truck, you can also enjoy a more lightweight and more fuel efficient vehicle.
Specs of 2011 Ford Ranger
The recent releases from Ford have been disappointing in terms of sales, so the manufacturers are doubling their efforts with the 2011 Ford Ranger. It will therefore introduce a new design into the market, which marks the first clean-sheet redo for the lineup in such a long time. The styling is also quite magnificent on this one, such that it provides more options to the consumer like the extended SuperCab and SuperCrew that comes with full back seat.
2011 Ford Ranger comes with three engines. It comes with either a five-speed manual or automatic transmission. The base will equip with 2.3 liter all-aluminum four-cylinder 143 horsepower and 154 lb-ft of torque. The middle one is a 3.0 liter V6, iron made, 148 horse power pair to 180 lb-ft of torque. The apex engine is the identical to V6 equipped in the Mustang pony car, shifting 4.0 liters split amid six cylinders in a V arrangement which yield 207 horse power with torque of 239 lb-ft . The 4 cylinder equipped 2011 Ranger will not come with four-wheel drive.
In terms of performance data, information is also still minimal at this point. But reviews and critics are already guessing on a desirable piece of information for the 2011 Ford Ranger. The fuel economy rating is projected to be somewhere around 20.5 to 28.6 mpg, depending on your choice of engine to drive in. whichever one applies to the final vehicle model that is set for release late this year, it will still be quite impressive if compared with all other vehicles in its class. Consumers will have to wait and see though until they can give this truck a road test.
Pro’s of 2011 Ford Ranger
*Fuel economy of 2011 Ford Ranger is looking better and improved;
*Styling revisions will provide a fresh new way to look at the Ranger series and renew consumers’ interest;
*Quite a variety of choices available for the body style to provide more passenger accommodation;
*Suited for casual driving and daily transportation needs.
Con’s of 2011 Ford Ranger
*Too little information is available for this vehicle model for now to make any conclusion.
The price of the 2011 Ford Ranger still sits comparably lower than most other pickup trucks in its range and size. But the recent rise in the use of raw materials for manufacturing could potentially lead to consumers losing out on any savings they would have otherwise enjoyed with the release of this model.
The current estimation of price for the base model is expected at $16,500 and this one comes with a 2WD. The most expensive vehicle in the model lineup is priced at $36,000 and this one is equipped with a V8 engine and 4WD SuperCrew.
The Bottom Line
The 2011 Ford Ranger is expected to hit the auto market in the fourth quarter of 2010 with media previews scheduled for summer 2010. And from the looks of this vehicle so far, it is already quite promising. It remains to be the top-selling vehicle line in America and Ford does a great job at maintaining their momentum with a fuel efficient design, great size, and high performing capacity. With such a long standing vehicle, the Ranger will surely suffer from a decline in sales in the market. But with this new one, things could quickly change and work towards the series’ favor.