2008 Ford Ranger XLT
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Engine

Gas V6

MPG (City/Highway)

15/20

Safety Ratings

MSRP

$19,870

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Summary

The 2008 Ford Ranger XLT is a midsize pickup truck with a 3.0L V6 engine that delivers 148 horsepower. It comes with a 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive and four-wheel drive capability. Safety features include 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, airbags, and a tire pressure monitoring system. The XLT trim level includes amenities like air conditioning, AM/FM radio with CD and MP3 capability, and 15″ styled steel wheels. The truck has a two-way manual adjustable driver and passenger seats, as well as light tinted windows. Overall, the 2008 Ford Ranger XLT is a reliable and capable truck with basic features for everyday use.

2008 Ford Ranger XLT price

Base MSRP

$19,870

Delivery charges

$695

Invoice price

$18,482

Total price

$20,565

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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2008 Ford Ranger XLT warranty

Basic (months/miles)

36/36,000

Corrosion perforation (months/miles)

60/unlimited

Powertrain (months/miles)

60/60,000

Roadside assistance (months/miles)

60/60,000

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2008 Ford Ranger XLT Colors

Interior Colors
Medium Dark Flint Red w/Medium Dark Flint Red Cloth Sport Bucket Seats
Medium Dark Flint Blue w/Medium Dark Flint Blue Cloth Sport Bucket Seats
Medium Dark Flint 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...
Vista Blue Clearcoat Metallic
Grabber Orange Clearcoat
Silver Clearcoat Metallic

Engine

Type Gas V6
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 15
EPA Highway Economy 20
EPA Combined Economy 17
Cruising Range City (mi) 255
Cruising Range Hwy (mi) 340

Transmission

Type Manual
Number Of Speeds 5
Description 5 Speed Manual
First Gear Ratio 3.72
Second Gear Ratio 2.20
Third Gear Ratio 1.50
Fourth Gear Ratio 1
Fifth Gear Ratio 0.79
Reverse Gear Ratio 3.40
Transfer Case Gear Ratio High 1
Transfer Case Gear Ratio Low 2.48
Transfer Case Model Warner 1354

Powertrain

Doors

Doors 2

Seating

Number Of Seats 3
Max Seating Capacity 3

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact

Exterior dimensions

Overall Length (in) 188.50
Overall Length Without Rear Bumper (in) 188.90
Overall Width (in) 70.31
Max Width Without Mirrors (in) 70.40
Overall Height (in) 68.31
Overhang Front (in) 33.50
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) 16.30
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) 3,444
Payload As Spec'D (lb) 1,336
Curb Weight (lb) 3,444
Curb Weight Front (lb) 2,050
Curb Weight Rear (lb) 1,394
Gross Axle Weight Rating (lb) 5,060
Gross Combined Weight Rating (lb) 6,000
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lb) 4,780
Max Payload Capacity (lb) 1,336
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) 39.10
Turning Diameter Wall To Wall (ft) 40.80
Turning Radius Curb To Curb (ft) 19.55
Turning Radius Wall To Wall (ft) 20.40

Trailering

Max Tongue Dead Weight Hitch (lb) 200
Max Trailer Dead Weight Hitch (lb) 2,000
Max Tongue Weigth Distributing Hitch (lb) 236
Max Trailer Weigth Distributing Hitch (lb) 2,360

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 P235/75R15
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15
Spare Tire Size Compact
Spare Tire Size Compact
Type All-Terrain

Suspensions

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

Emissions

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  • Recall Date 03/10/2021

    Campaign ID; 21V158000

    Component Air Bags

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2007-2011 Ranger, 2006-2012 Fusion, Lincoln Zephyr, Lincoln Mkz, 2006-2011 Mercury Milan, 2007-2010 Ford Edge, And Lincoln Mkx Vehicles. The Driver'S Side Air Bag Inflator May Explode Due To Propellant Degradation Occurring After Long-Term Exposure To High Absolute Humidity, High Temperatures, And High Temperature Cycling.

    Recall Consequences

    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 Replace The Driver-Side Airbag Inflator Or Module With An Alternate One, Free Of Charge. Owner Notification Letters Were Mailed On April 9, 2021 For The Passenger Side, And November 14, 2022 For The Driver Side. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 21S12.

  • Recall Date 02/16/2021

    Campaign ID; 21E013000

    Component Air Bags

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain Air Bag Inflator And/Or Module Replacement Service Parts That May Have Been Used As Part Of A Collision Repair. The Parts Include Certain Driver-Side Air Bag Inflators And/Or Modules, Designed To Fit 2005-2014 Ford Mustang And Mustang Gt500. It Also Includes Certain Passenger-Side Air Bag Inflators And/Or Modules Designed To Fit 2005-2014 Ford Mustang, 2010-2012 Lincoln Mkz, 2010-2012 Ford Fusion, 2010-2011 Mercury Milan, 2007-2011 Ford Ranger, And 2007-2010 Lincoln Mkx Vehicles. Please See Ford'S Recall Report For The Specific Part Numbers. These Parts 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 Dealers That Purchased The Affected Parts, And Dealers Will Provide Replacement Parts To Purchasers, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began March 18, 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 01/10/2017

    Campaign ID; 17V024000

    Component Air Bags

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2012 Ford Fusion And Mustang And Lincoln Zephyr And Mkz Vehicles Originally Sold, Or Ever Registered, In Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, The Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), And The U.S. Virgin Islands, Or "Zone A." Additionally, Unless Included In "Zone A" Above, Ford Is Recalling Certain 2009 Ford Ranger, Edge, Fusion And Mustang, Lincoln Mkx, Mkz And Zephyr And Mercury Milan Vehicles Originally Sold, Or Ever Registered, In Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia And West Virginia, Or "Zone B." Additionally, Unless Included In "Zone A" Or "Zone B" Above, Ford Is Recalling Certain 2007-2008 Ford Ranger, Edge And Lincoln Mkx, 2006-2008 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Lincoln Zephyr And Mkz, 2005-2008 Ford Mustang And 2005-2006 Ford Gt Vehicles Originally Sold, Or Ever Registered, In The States Of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin And Wyoming. These Vehicles Are Equipped With Certain Air Bag Inflators Assembled As Part Of The Passenger Frontal Air Bag Modules Used As Original Equipment Or Replacement Equipment. In The Event Of A Crash Necessitating Deployment Of The Passenger Frontal Air Bag, These Inflators May Rupture Due To Propellant Degradation Occurring After Long-Term Exposure To Absolute Humidity And Temperature Cycling.

    Recall Consequences

    An Inflator Rupture May Result In Metal Fragments Striking The Vehicle Occupants Resulting In Serious Injury Or Death.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Replace The Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator, Free Of Charge. Interim Letters Informing Owners Of The Recall And That Parts Are Not Yet Available Began Mailing March 1, 2017. Owners Will Receive A Second Notice When Remedy Parts Become Available. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 19S01.

  • Recall Date 05/31/2016

    Campaign ID; 16V384000

    Component Air Bags

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2007-2011 Ford Ranger Vehicles, 2006-2011 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan And Lincoln Zephyr/Mkz Vehicles, 2007-2010 Ford Edge, Lincoln Mkx Vehicles, 2005-2006 Ford Gt Vehicles, And 2005-2011 Ford Mustang Vehicles Originally Sold, Or Ever Registered, In Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, The Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), And The U.S. Virgin Islands, Or "Zone A." Additionally, Unless Included In "Zone A" Above, Ford Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2007-2008 Ford Ranger, Edge And Lincoln Mkx Vehicles, 2006-2008 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan And Lincoln Zephyr/Mkz Vehicles, 2005-2006 Ford Gt Vehicles And 2005-2008 Ford Mustang Vehicles Originally Sold, Or Ever Registered, In Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, And West Virginia, Or "Zone B." Any Vehicle Not Included In "Zone A", Or "Zone B" Is Not Included In The Safety Recall. These Vehicles Are Equipped With Certain Air Bag Inflators Assembled As Part Of The Passenger Frontal Air Bag Modules, And Used As Original Equipment Or Replacement Equipment. In The Event Of A Crash Necessitating Deployment Of The Front Air Bags, These Inflators May Rupture Due To Propellant Degradation Occurring After Long-Term Exposure To Absolute Humidity And Temperature Cycling.

    Recall Consequences

    An Inflator Rupture May Result In Metal Fragments Striking The Vehicle Occupants Resulting In Serious Injury Or Death.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Replace The Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator, Free Of Charge. Ford Mailed Interim Letters Informing Owners That Parts Are Not Yet Available On July 15, 2016. Owners Will Receive A Second Notice When Remedy Parts Become Available. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 19S01.

  • 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.

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