2006 Ford Ranger XL
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Engine

Gas I4

MPG (City/Highway)

17/21

Safety Ratings

MSRP

$18,140

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Summary

The 2006 Ford Ranger XL is a compact pickup truck that comes with a range of standard features. It is equipped with a 3.0L V-6 engine that produces 148 horsepower and is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive. The truck also has 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, 15″ styled steel wheels, and four-wheel drive capability. Inside, it features an AM/FM stereo with 2 speakers, light tinted windows, and 2-way manual adjustment for the driver and passenger seats. It has a maximum trailer weight of 2,340 lbs and comes with a bumper to bumper warranty as well as a major components warranty.

2006 Ford Ranger XL price

Base MSRP

$18,140

Delivery charges

$635

Invoice price

$17,285

Total price

$18,775

NHTSA Crash Test Overall Ratings

Based on the combine ratings of frontal, side and rollover.
Should ONLY be compared to other vehicle of similar size and weight

Driver's

Passenger's

Overall Rollover Rating

Side Barrier Rating Driver

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2006 Ford Ranger XL warranty

Basic (months/miles)

36/36,000

Corrosion perforation (months/miles)

60/unlimited

Powertrain (months/miles)

36/36,000

Roadside assistance (months/miles)

36/36,000

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2006 Ford Ranger XL Colors

Interior Colors
Ebony/Red w/Ebony/Red Cloth Sport Bucket Seats
Ebony/Blue w/Ebony/Blue Cloth Sport Bucket Seats
Solid Ebony w/Leather-Trimmed Sport Bucket Seats
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Exterior Colors
Torch Red Clearcoat
Redfire Clearcoat Metallic
Black Clearcoat
Oxford White Clearcoat
Dark Shadow Gray Clearcoat Metallic...
Screaming Yellow Clearcoat
Sonic Blue Clearcoat Metallic
Silver Clearcoat Metallic

Engine

Type Gas I4
Engine Size (l) 4
Cylinders Configuration V-6
Displacement (cc) 4,000
Drive Type 4X4
Horsepower (rpm) 5,250
Horsepower (hp) 207
Torque (rpm) 3,000
Torque Lb (ft) 238
Engine Location Front
Valves 12
Compression 9.70
Bore (mm) 88.90
Bore (in) 3.50

Fuel

Type Gasoline
Tank Capacity (gal) 17
Grade 64.34

Mileage

EPA City Economy 17
EPA Highway Economy 21
EPA Combined Economy 18
Cruising Range City (mi) 408
Cruising Range Hwy (mi) 493

Transmission

Type Manual
Number Of Speeds 5
Description 5 Speed Manual
First Gear Ratio 3.72
Second Gear Ratio 2.05
Third Gear Ratio 1.31
Fourth Gear Ratio 1
Fifth Gear Ratio 0.79
Reverse Gear Ratio 3.40

Powertrain

Doors

Doors 2

Seating

Number Of Seats 3
Max Seating Capacity 3

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact

Exterior dimensions

Overall Length (in) 188.50
Overall Length Without Rear Bumper (in) 189.40
Overall Width (in) 70.31
Max Width Without Mirrors (in) 69.30
Overall Height (in) 68.31
Overhang Front (in) 34
Overhang Rear Without Bumper (in) 43.90
Wheelbase (in) 111.61

Interior dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 39.30
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.50
Front Leg Room (in) 42.40
Cargo Box Height (in) 16.50
Cargo Box Floor Length (in) 1,846.58
Cargo Box Floor Width (in) 54.40
Cargo Box Wheelhousgs Width (in) 40.50

Weights

Curb Weight As Spec'D (lb) 3,028
Payload As Spec'D (lb) 1,352
Curb Weight (lb) 3,028
Curb Weight Front (lb) 1,765
Curb Weight Rear (lb) 1,263
Gross Axle Weight Rating (lb) 4,550
Gross Combined Weight Rating (lb) 4,800
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lb) 4,380
Max Payload Capacity (lb) 1,352
Option Weight Front (lb) 0
Option Weight Rear (lb) 0
Total Option Weight (lb) 0

Steering

Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter Curb To Curb (ft) 37.70
Turning Diameter Wall To Wall (ft) 39.70
Turning Radius Curb To Curb (ft) 18.85
Turning Radius Wall To Wall (ft) 19.85

Trailering

Max Tongue Dead Weight Hitch (lb) 158
Max Trailer Dead Weight Hitch (lb) 1,580

Braking

Type Pwr
Primary Abs System 4-Wheel
Front Disc Yes
Rear Drum Yes
Front Brake Rotor Dia (in) 11.28
Front Brake Rotor Thickness (in) 0.39

Tires

Front Tire Size P225/70R15
Rear Tire Size P225/70R15
Spare Tire Size Compact
Spare Tire Size Compact
Type All-Terrain

Suspensions

Front Type SLA w/Coil Springs
Rear Type 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Front Axle Independent SLA
Rear Axle Ford Semi-Floating

Emissions

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  • Recall Date 02/17/2021

    Campaign ID; 21V076000

    Component Air Bags

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2004-2006 Ranger Vehicles That May Be Equipped With A Driver Or Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Used As A Replacement Service Part, That May Explode Due To Propellant Degradation Occurring After Long-Term Exposure To High Absolute Humidity, Temperature And Temperature Cycling.

    Recall Consequences

    In The Event Of A Crash Necessitating Deployment Of The Frontal Air Bag, An Inflator Explosion May Result In Sharp Metal Fragments Striking The Driver Or Other Occupants Resulting In Serious Injury Or Death.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Inspect The Driver And Passenger Air Bag Module, And Replace Either The Module Or The Inflator, If Necessary, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began March 17, 2021. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 21S05.

  • Recall Date 02/16/2021

    Campaign ID; 21V081000

    Component Air Bags

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2005-2014 Mustang, 2004-2011 Ranger, 2009-2011 Mercury Milan, 2006 Ford Gt, 2008-2012 Fusion, 2007-2010 Edge And Lincoln Mkx, And 2009-2010 Lincoln Mkz Vehicles. These Vehicles May Be Equipped With A Driver Or Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Used As A Replacement Service Part, That May Explode Due To Propellant Degradation Occurring After Long-Term Exposure To High Absolute Humidity, Temperature And Temperature Cycling.

    Recall Consequences

    In The Event Of A Crash Necessitating Deployment Of The Frontal Air Bag, An Inflator Explosion May Result In Sharp Metal Fragments Striking The Driver Or Other Occupants Resulting In Serious Injury Or Death.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Inspect The Driver And Passenger Air Bag Module, And Replace Either The Module Or The Inflator, If Necessary, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began March 17, 2021. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 21S05.

  • Recall Date 01/11/2018

    Campaign ID; 18V022000

    Component Air Bags

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2006 Ford Ranger Trucks. Ford Is Requesting Owners Not To Drive These Vehicles Until They Have Been Repaired. Upon Deployment Of The Passenger Side Frontal Air Bag, Excessive Internal Pressure May Cause The Inflator To Explode. On January 11, 2018, Ford Motor Company (Ford) Notified Nhtsa That They Are Recalling 2,700 Model Year 2006 Ranger Vehicles Built With Passenger-Side Air Bag Inflators. As Of February 9, 2018, Ford Is Expanding The Recall To A Total Of 33,310 Model Year 2006 Ranger Vehicles Built With Passenger-Side Air Bag Inflators. Upon Deployment Of The Passenger Side Frontal Air Bag, Excessive Internal Pressure May Cause The Inflator To Explode.

    Recall Consequences

    In The Event Of A Crash Necessitating Deployment Of The Passenger'S Frontal Air Bag, The Inflator Could Explode With Sharp Metal Fragments Striking The Vehicle Occupants, Potentially Resulting In Serious Injury Or Death.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners Instructing Them To Not Drive Their Vehicles, And Dealers Will Replace The Passenger Side Air Bag Inflator With An Alternate Inflator, Free Of Charge. The Recall For The Original Population Began On January 16, 2018. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 18S02.

  • Recall Date 01/11/2018

    Campaign ID; 18V023000

    Component Air Bags

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2006 Ford Ranger Trucks. Ford Is Requesting Owners Not To Drive These Vehicles Until They Have Been Repaired. On January 11, 2018, Ford Motor Company (Ford) Notified Nhtsa That They Are Recalling 2,700 Model Year 2006 Ranger Vehicles Built With Driver-Side Air Bag Inflators . As Of February 9, 2018, Ford Is Expanding The Recall To A Total Of 33,310 Model Year 2006 Ranger Vehicles. Upon Deployment Of The Driver Side Frontal Air Bag, Excessive Internal Pressure May Cause The Inflator To Explode.

    Recall Consequences

    In The Event Of A Crash Necessitating Deployment Of The Driver'S Frontal Air Bag, The Inflator Could Explode With Sharp Metal Fragments Striking The Vehicle Occupants, Potentially Resulting In Serious Injury Or Death.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners Instructing Them To Not Drive Their Vehicles, And Dealers Will Replace The Front Driver Side Air Bag Inflator With An Alternate Inflator, Free Of Charge. The Recall For The Original Population Began On January 16, 2018. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 18S02.

  • Recall Date 12/11/2017

    Campaign ID; 17V787000

    Component Air Bags

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Superseding A Previous Recall For Certain 2004-2006 Ford Ranger Trucks To Implement A Final Repair. Upon Deployment Of The Driver Side Frontal Air Bag, Excessive Internal Pressure May Cause The Inflator To Rupture.

    Recall Consequences

    In The Event Of A Crash Necessitating Deployment Of The Driver'S Frontal Air Bag, The Inflator Could Rupture With Metal Fragments Striking The Vehicle Occupants Potentially Resulting In Serious Injury Or Death.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Replace The Driver'S Frontal Air Bag Inflator With An Alternate Inflator, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began January 16, 2018. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 17S42. Note: This Recall Supersedes Recall 16V-036 Which Was An Interim Repair. Vehicles That Received A Replacement Air Bag Inflator Under The Previous Campaign Need To Return To A Dealer To Have An Alternate Inflator Installed.

  • Recall Date 12/11/2017

    Campaign ID; 17V788000

    Component Air Bags

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Superseding A Previous Recall For Certain 2004-2006 Ford Ranger Trucks To Implement A Final Repair. Upon Deployment Of The Passenger Side Frontal Air Bag, Excessive Internal Pressure May Cause The Inflator To Rupture.

    Recall Consequences

    In The Event Of A Crash Necessitating Deployment Of The Passenger'S Frontal Air Bag, The Inflator Could Rupture With Metal Fragments Striking The Vehicle Occupants, Potentially Resulting In Serious Injury Or Death.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Replace The Passenger'S Frontal Air Bag Inflator With An Alternate Inflator, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began January 16, 2018. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 17S42. Note: This Recall Supersedes Recall 15V322 Which Was An Interim Repair. Vehicles That Received A Replacement Air Bag Inflator Under The Previous Campaign Need To Return To A Dealer To Have An Alternate Inflator Installed. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 17S42.

  • Recall Date 01/25/2016

    Campaign ID; 16V036000

    Component Air Bags

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2004-2006 Ranger Vehicles Manufactured March 24, 2003, To May 4, 2006. Upon Deployment Of The Driver Side Frontal Air Bag, Excessive Internal Pressure May Cause The Inflator To Rupture.

    Recall Consequences

    In The Event Of A Crash Necessitating Deployment Of The Driver'S Frontal Air Bag, The Inflator Could Rupture With Metal Fragments Striking The Vehicle Occupants Potentially Resulting In Serious Injury Or Death.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Replace The Air Bag Inflators, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began February 26, 2016. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 16S03. Note: This Recall Supersedes 14V-343 And Only Applies To Rangers Manufactured In North America.

  • Recall Date 05/28/2015

    Campaign ID; 15V322000

    Component Air Bags

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2004-2006 Ranger Trucks Manufactured March 24, 2003, To May 4, 2006. The Affected Vehicles Are Equipped With A Passenger Side Frontal Air Bag That May Be Susceptible To Moisture Intrusion Which, Over Time, Could Cause The Inflator To Rupture.

    Recall Consequences

    In The Event Of A Crash Necessitating Deployment Of The Passenger'S Frontal Air Bag, The Inflator Could Rupture With Metal Fragments Striking The Vehicle Occupants Potentially Resulting In Serious Injury Or Death.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Replace The Front Passenger Air Bag Inflator, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began On December 4, 2015. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 15S22. Note: This Recall Partially Supersedes Recall 14V-787.

  • Recall Date 07/13/2011

    Campaign ID; 11V352000

    Component Exterior Lighting

    Recall Summary

    Ford Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2011 Ranger Trucks Built From January 25, 2011, Through April 25, 2011 At The Twin Cities Assembly Plant, And Service Parts Distributed To Dealers For Certain 2004 Through 2011 Model Year Ranger Trucks, 2002 Through 2005 Model Year Excursion Vehicles, And 2002 Through 2007 Model Year F-250, F-350, F-450, And F-550 Trucks For Failing To Comply With The Requirements Of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, And Associated Equipment." The Multi-Function Switch Was Shipped With A Subcomponent (Slider) That May Experience Deformation. A Multi-Function Switch With A Deformed Slider May Malfunction Causing The Turn Signal, Tail Lights, Hazard Warning Signal Flashers And/Or Brake Lights Not To Activate.

    Recall Consequences

    Non-Functioning Lights Could Increase The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Replace The Switches Free Of Charge. The Safety Recall Began On August 15, 2011. Owners May Contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center At 1-866-436-7332.

  • Recall Date 11/09/2005

    Campaign ID; 05V520000

    Component Visibility

    Recall Summary

    On Certain Trucks, Passenger Cars And Sport Utility Vehicles, The Windshield Wiper Motor May Have Been Produced Without Grease Being Applied To The Output Shaft Gear.

    Recall Consequences

    After A Period Of Continuous Use On The High Speed Setting, Lack Of Grease On The Output Shaft Gear May Cause The Gear To Distort Or Fracture During Operation Resulting In A Loss Of Wiper Function. Inoperative Wipers Under Inclement Weather Conditions Could Cause A Crash Due To Impaired Visibility.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Inspect The Wiper Motor For The Presence Of Grease And Grease The Wiper Motor Gears If Necessary. The Recall Began On November 22, 2005. Owners May Contact Ford At 1-800-392-3673 Or Lincoln/Mercury At 1-800-521-4140.

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