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2005 Ford Ranger

• Vehicle configurations added to lineup - XLT 4x2 and 4x4 Regular Cab wîth 7-foot box, EDGE 4x4 two-door SuperCab

• 'Hot Wheels and Cool Tunes' - TREMOR MP3 audio & wheel package for Ranger EDGE

• Skid plates available on 4x4 EDGE and XLT, standard on FX4

• 16-inch, five-spoke cast aluminum wheels available on 4x2 EDGE and 4x4 XLT

• 15-inch, seven-spoke chrome clad wheels standard on all 4x4 EDGE and XLT Regular Cab models

Overview
Ford Ranger has been America's best-selling compact pickup for 17 years running, offering genuine 'Built Ford Tough' heritage in a high-quality high-value package.

For 2005, Ranger offers the features young buyers want most: hot wheels and cool tunes in the TREMOR package.

The TREMOR package includes five-spoke, 16-inch machined aluminum wheels and Pioneer? AM/FM 'in-dash' MP3/6CD player, 510-watt multi-channel amplifier, 10-inch bass subwoofer, four 6x8-inch coaxial speakers in each corner, offered exclusively as an option on EDGE Super Cab.

Also available in the high-end audio category is the 290-watt Pioneer MP3 Sound Package, outfitted wîth an AM/FM 'in-dash' MP3/6CD player, 6.5-inch bass subwoofer wîth enclosure, 5.25-inch polypropylene mid-range speakers in the front and 6x8-inch polypropylene dual cone 'full range' speakers in the rear, available on EDGE & XLT super cab models.

Combining rugged appearance wîth protective function, skid plates are now optional on the 4x4 EDGE and select 4x4 XLT models.

Ranger is built in St. Paul, Minn., at the Twin Cities Assembly Plant.

Design and Equipment


The 2005 Ranger is available in XL, XLT, EDGE, FX4 and FX4 Level II trims, in Regual Cab and two- and four-door SuperCab configurations. A 7-foot box option is available on XLT Regular Cab Styleside models.

Key exterior design elements include aggressive valance and power dome hood structures and a nostril grille, consistent wîth the rest of the Ford Truck lineup.

The sporty and functional interior features seats wîth sculpted bolsters and seatbacks for comfort and support. Also available are optional sport bucket seats, leather-trimmed seating surfaces and a leather-trimmed §teering wheel.

A comprehensive selection of packages allows customers to order a Ranger that fits their needs - wîth skid plates, Alcoa aluminum wheels and Bilstein shocks to blasting earth-shaking music wîth the Tremor package.

Powertrain
Únder the hood, the 2005 Ranger offers three engine choices, including a 2.3-liter I-4 and two V-6 engines. The 2.3-liter DOHC I-4 produces 143 horsepower at 5,250 rpm and 154 pound-feet of torque at 3,750 rpm.

Ranger's 3.0-liter OHV V-6 engine is capable of producing 148 horsepower at 4,900 rpm and 180 pound-feet of torque at 3,950 rpm.

Ranger also is available wîth a 4.0-liter SOHC V-6 that produces 207 horsepower at 5,250 rpm and 238 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm. All three engines are equipped wîth a five-speed manual transmission and are available wîth a five-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)

Safety
Ranger includes four-wheel anti-lock brakes, second-generation air bags and safety belts wîth front pretensioners, outboard seating positions and side intrusion door beams.

LATCH child seat mounts are provided in the front passenger seat on all models. Ranger offers 24-hour Roadside Assistance on all models.

Major Equipment and Options
XL: 15-inch steel wheels, black front and rear bumpers, black bar-style grille wîth black grille surround, manual side mirrors, interval wipers, rally gauge cluster, AM/FM stereo wîth clock, black vinyl flooring and 60/40 vinyl split bench seat (cloth on SuperCab).

XLT adds: Chrome front and rear bumpers, chrome grille surround, styled side mirrors, 15-inch, seven-spoke steel wheels on 4x2 or 16-inch cast aluminum wheels on 4x4, interior carpeting and floor mats and AM/FM stereo wîth CD player.

EDGE adds: Tow hooks (4x4 only), body-color grille surround, bumpers and wheel-lip moldings, honeycomb grille, three wheel variations, textured vinyl flooring, white-faced rally gauges, AM/FM stereo wîth MP3/CD player and cassette, air conditioning and cloth split-bench seat.

FX4 adds: Limited-slip rear axle, black wheel-lip moldings, skid plates, premium shocks, step bars, 16-inch, five-spoke aluminum wheels, all-terrain tires, rear jump seats, tilt leather-wrapped §teering wheel wîth speed control, power windows, mirrors and locks wîth remote keyless entry.

FX4 Level II adds: Torsen limited-slip rear axle, body-color grille surround, bright front tow hooks, rear tow hook, 15-inch forged Alcoa aluminum wheels wîth 31-inch by 10.5-inch BF Goodrich All-Terrain 'KO' T/A tires, skid plates front, mid and aft, Bilstein shocks, unique two-tone bucket seats, center console, chrome shifter (manual) and AM/FM stereo wîth MP3/CD player and cassette.

Options include Tremor package, Class III towing, payload package, limited slip axle, chrome trim package, power equipment group, privacy glass, automatic transmission, leather-trimmed seats, four-wheel drive, Regular or SuperCab configurations, 6- or 7-foot cargo box, bed extender, bed liner and sliding rear window.

Source - Ford
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