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2007 Ford Ranger Super Cab

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2007 Ford Ranger Super Cab Review

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The Ford Ranger finds itself surrounded by a number of newer and larger competitors, making it necessary for Ford to keep its compact truck competitive by offering numerous upgrades, fresh styling and rock-bottom pricing. In terms of size, only the Chevrolet Colorado (and its sibling twins, the Isuzu i-Series and GMC Canyon) and the Toyota Tacoma offer a Regular Cab configuration, an appealing feature for those looking for a bare-bones truck. The Ranger Super Cab models feature two small rear doors, but there is no Crew Cab model to challenge similar vehicles from Dodge, Nissan and Toyota. With no V8 option under the hood, the Ranger also falls behind the class leaders in horsepower and towing.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you need a compact pickup that is inexpensive to own and operate, the Ranger is one of the best. Available in everything from base two-wheel drive to full-blown off-roader, the Ranger is one tough truck.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you need a pickup to haul heavy loads or transport four people on a regular basis, you may want to look at a mid-sized V8-powered pickup.

What's Significant About This Car?

The Ranger now features Ford's Personal Safety System, which includes front airbags, a tire pressure monitor and SecuriLock passive anti-theft system. An auxiliary input jack is now standard on all Ranger radios.

Driving the Ranger Super Cab

Driving Impressions The Ranger's handling and road manners have seen improvement through a series of suspension changes that include stiffer bushings, springs and shocks. As a result, the Ranger's rear end does...

not bounce around as much as it used to, and the steering response remains firm. To keep the base truck affordable, Ford equips it with a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual transmission. This engine exhibits good acceleration so long as the Ranger is not weighted down with a heavy load.

For those not so concerned with fuel economy, the 4.0-liter V6 is the engine of choice. Although not the most powerful in its class, the 4.0-liter engine provides the Ranger with brisk acceleration and a 6000-pound tow rating when equipped with the 3.55:1 rear axle and automatic transmission.

Pioneer Sound System
The 510-watt Pioneer sound system blows away all other stock systems.

Updated Interior
The Ranger's updated interior and steering wheel give an upscale look to the compact pickup.

2007 Ford Ranger Super Cab Details
2007 Ford Ranger Super Cab photo Interior

The Ranger has gotten a bit roomier than in generations past, with new front seats that have deeply sculpted backs and new fabric choices. Legroom is not as generous as in some competitors, but Super Cab models do provide plenty of space behind the seats for luggage or groceries. As for backseat passenger room, the flip-down jump seats make for cramped accommodations and are best used for shorter trips. The Ranger features a number of audio upgrades this year, including a single CD player that can read MP3-formatted discs.

Exterior
2007 Ford Ranger Super Cab photo

The familiar Ranger exterior receives a slight freshening, with a bold grille, three bright new colors and two attractive new wheel choices. Last year's extensive exterior reworking carries over for 2007 and includes a raised "power dome" hood and an aggressive front valence. The Regular Cab models feature six- and seven-foot beds, while the extended Super Cab models come with a longer wheelbase and a six-foot bed. Super Cab models also offer rear-hinged half doors, which allow easier access to the cab area.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The Ranger is equipped with a 2.3-liter engine, a five-speed manual transmission, anti-lock brakes (ABS), a tire pressure monitoring system, two front cup holders, dual side mirrors, AM/FM stereo, 60/40 vinyl split-bench seat, power steering, tachometer and 15-inch steel wheels.

Optional Equipment

Trim levels for the Ranger include XL, STX, XLT, Sport and FX4. You can order your Ranger with shift-on-the-fly electronic four-wheel drive, five-speed automatic transmission, power windows, power locks, sliding rear window, cruise control, 510-watt Pioneer audio system (part of the Tremor Package), 3.0-liter V6 engine (Regular Cab), 4.0-liter V6 (Super Cab), limited-slip rear differential, fog lamps, 16-inch alloy wheels and leather seats. The FX4 Level II Package adds Bilstein gas shocks, front and rear skid plates, 31-inch-by-10.5-inch BF Goodrich all terrain tires, chrome shift knob and sport bucket seats.

Under the Hood

The base 2.3-liter engine is fine for those who use their truck to get around town and pull light-duty chores. For those who do serious off-roading, towing or just like the feel of a V6, Ford offers a choice of two. The first is a 3.0-liter V6 that produces 148 horsepower. Though this engine offers only five more horses than the 2.3-liter, you'll find it provides a significant boost in torque. The real meat and potatoes for the Ranger are provided by the 4.0-liter V6 that produces 207 horsepower and 238 pound-feet of torque. If you are going with a V6, we highly encourage you to get the 4.0-liter, which will add about $700 to the price of most V6 trims.

2.3-liter in-line 4
143 horsepower @ 5250 rpm
154 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3750 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 24/29 (manual), 22/26 (automatic)

3.0-liter V6
148 horsepower @ 4900 rpm
180 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3950 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/23 (2WD, manual), 17/21 (4WD, manual), 17/22 (2WD, automatic), 16/20 (4WD, automatic)

4.0-liter V6
207 horsepower @ 5250 rpm
238 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/22 (2WD, manual), 17/21 (2WD, automatic), 17/20 (4WD, manual), 15/19 (4WD, automatic)

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2007 Ford Ranger Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.5
Out of 10

Based on 1285 Ratings for the 2001 - 2011 models.

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  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    8.8/10
  • Reliability
    9.1/10
    Performance
    8.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.4/10
    Styling
    8.6/10

too bad they dont make them anymore

By on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 134,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "good ride-never stranded me"

Cons: "poor oem tires and shocks"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"been a pretty good ride-original tires and shocks very poor and 2 tires gone at 20K-all gone at 50k. Michelin all around since then and no problems at 134k would buy a new one if they still made them"

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Great Starter

By on Monday, July 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 133,847

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Easily managed, great size for light duties."

Cons: "Not a lot of cab storage, small center seat."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"This is a great sized vehicle for someone's first. Mine so happens to be a 5 sp. manual, and the shifting is not difficult to manage. Occasional problems arise as with any vehicle, but tend to be simple, easy fixes that require little shop time or you can do yourself (i.e.: changing spark plugs and wires). Also great for new drivers that you don't want to haul dozens of people around, as it only seats two with a small center seat. All around great truck."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

The reliability of an aircraft

By on Thursday, July 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 128,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Best snd most practical truck I've had"

Cons: "Need better seats, better radio and speakers."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Mine has the small V6 which has all the power I ever ask for. I have towed a car trailer with 2600 # on it over Nebraska's hills, driven in deep snows and driving rain. It is a plain Jane two door with 2 wheel drive, automatic. A practical truck. All that I have done is replace belts, hoses, tires and the safety cables on the tailgate. I had it tuned up twice which is to be expected over 128 K miles. I always classed the mileage as very good for the model year. if you want very good gas mileage get a two wheel drive -- not 4 wheel! I also towed a canoe trailer about 5 time over a total of somewhere over 2000 miles -- only problem was flat tires on the trailer! I'll bet engineers didn't have a say on dropping it from production-- other people probably thought it was not flashy enough to keep it's market position. It more than likely had to do with the younger set's need for glitter instead of substance."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Bought new and never a problem...

By on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 148,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Reliable. Durable."

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Got over 147,000 miles and never have had any problems. Great truck. Sorry they stopped making them because I would sure buy another one!"

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

I love my Ranger

By on Saturday, July 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 40,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive and easy to park. Great in the snow."

Cons: "Gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I had my heart set on a Ranger so that's what I got. I purchased it new and haven't had any issues. Perfect size."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Little workhorse.

By on Saturday, June 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 10,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Good fuel economy, carry a decent load."

Cons: "Uncomfortable for trips over 200 miles."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Reliable little truck; always starts in any weather. work on the farm or wash it and go to town; easy to maintain and easy to DIY - replace service items."

11 people out of 15 found this review helpful

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