The 2002 Ranger has a dramatically quieter cab through quality improvements to isolate noise, vibration and harshness. Edge The Edge model, introduced to the Ranger lineup in 2001, offers aggressive styling and high stance aimed at your, active-lifestyle customers who want a vehicle with a distinctive appearance, at an affordable price. Alternative grille treatments include high-tech argent mesh or tow-bar design cures for a strong family resemblance. The SuperCab version is most popular with buyers, accounting for about 60 percent of sales. The torque profile of the 3. All three Ranger models offer an available five-speed automatic transmission with adaptive shift strategy for consistent performance over the long term, or a heavy-duty, five-speed manual transmission. Cloth headliner and upholstery belie the price, and with a relatively small volume to adjust, heating and air-conditioning are quick.
Despite rather mundane tires, it went through the slalom cones just behind the all-independent all-wheel- drive and 2. The combination offered superior mileage, with city estimates above any of the others' highway numbers. Either way, the was the only other name that came up. We also noted how nice it was to check mileage without a key mechanical odo and flip the inside mirror to dark whenever we desired. The five-speed has well-spaced ratios, a longish throw shifter that never misses, and an easily modulated light clutch.
Ranger has four-wheel antilock brakes standard, large rotors and rear drum brakes and electronic brake force distribution for enhanced efficiency and impressive stopping distances. Changes include updated front-end geometry, increased stabilizer bar rates, spring rates, larger standard wheels, upgraded bushings and adjusted shock tuning. Drop down to an entry-level Ranger, save a few thousand, and have all the function of this version. Inside, the Ranger offers surprising room for a regular cab, with at least one 6-ft tester not needing the seat all the way back. . To aid in their ability to customize, Ranger offers a choice of regular or SuperCab, wheelbase choices, a traditional styleside or a more distinct flareside box and a number of payload capabilities to fit individual needs. There's no way to avoid a base-model pickup as a good value in truck motoring.
Since it's light, it rides well empty and has good steering precision and effective brakes. In 1991, it was updated with lower-friction pistons, a strengthened block, roller camshaft and other changes that resulted in a power rating of 145 hp and a torque rating of 160 ft·lbs. In 1998 further improvements were made, with a new intake manifold, changes in engine management and cam timing; output was further increased to 155 hp 115 kW and 185 ft·lbs. This engine is plenty to keep the Ranger moving with traffic, reaching 60 mph in less than 10 sec and handling seven-percent grades well above the posted limit in overdrive. A plastic upper intake was added in 2001.
It also has a weak idle if you forget to add revs before engaging the clutch. On some models, the hood is raised, to hint at the added power beneath. It also outstopped the other pickups with no drama. Ranger continues impressive stopping performance, through use of electronic brake force distribution and a standard antilock braking system. In 1991 it became available in the Ford Ranger where it replaced the Cologne 2.
This truck would be a better value with a regulation flat-sided bed instead of the fancier Flareside, but performance is similar. Ride and handling The suspension has been revised to accommodate the new engines and refine ride and handling characteristics. Underneath, the Ranger is basic mini-pickup, with independent coils up front and a leaf-sprung solid axle under the back. The Vulcan is a straightforward pushrod design, with 2 valves per cylinder. Safety and Security All Ranger models have second-generation airbags and advanced restraints. Its four-cylinder status became apparent in upper-rpm buzz, where balance shafts are required to match I-6 or V-8 smoothness.
Powertrain New under the hood for 2002, is refined 3. This engine has become very well-known for its durability, and is common to find engines running strong at 300,000 miles and beyond. . . . . .
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