Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,991 - $25,010
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
135-207
Seats
3-5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,991 - $25,010
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
135-207
Seats
3-5

2002 Ford Ranger Owner Reviews

3.87

69 Reviews

28% 42% 22% 7% 1%

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I love the size of the truck.

Rust is the biggest problem I have with this car, it seems there is a new patch of rust on the body every day and I am starting to notice little patches of rust on the frame. The care is very loud and so I figure there are some holes in the exhaust somewhere due to rust. A few years back had to get the entire brake system replaced (spindles, rotors, the whole thing) because it was so rusted out they couldn't even get the brake pad off. I have also had to replace the clutch. The car does not seem to be too good on gas mileage either given how small it is.

- Zoe G

My ranger is a standard shift without the power windows and everything.

My ranger has been mostly reliable for sixteen years as I am the original owner. I had a few warranty problems and simple recalls that were taken care of at the dealer. The dealer moved to an end of town I do not frequent, so I have been using a third party for maintenance since then. It has over 100, 000 miles on it now and is starting to need some moderate repairs that are more costly. It has been a decent truck but was really to small for my size.

- Lynn D

Considering a smaller ford truck?

I drive a 2002 Ford ranger which although isn't the nicest of vehicles based on room, functionality, or comfort however the vehicle does have positive aspects. One being that the truck is easily maintained and fairly simple to perform maintenance and repairs on if you're willing to watch a YouTube video or two. Overall being that my ranger is an 02 I wouldn't recommend buying one unless you're looking for a small vehicle just to travel around town.

- Jeffrey M

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Key Specs

Overview

MSRP

MSRP
$12,565 - $19,495
$13,675 - $21,545

Horsepower

Horsepower
135 - 207 hp
135 - 207 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.3L (138) DOHC SEFI 16
3.0L (182) SEFI V6 engine
4.0L (245) SEFI SOHC V6 engine
2.3L (138) DOHC SEFI 16
3.0L (182) SEFI V6 engine
4.0L (245) SEFI SOHC V6 engine
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 - 42.4 in.
42.2 - 42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.2 in.
39.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
40.3 in.
40.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.6 in.
35.6 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
37.3 - 43.4 cu. ft.
37.3 - 43.4 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

AC

AC
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
3
3
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Steel

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.5 - 125.9 in.
117.5 - 125.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.7 - 43 ft.
39.8 - 43 ft.

Width

Width
69.4 - 70.3 in.
69.4 - 70.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
135 - 207 hp
135 - 207 hp

Torque

Torque
153 - 238 ft. lbs.
153 - 238 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 .lbs
200 .lbs

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.5 - 20 gal.
19.5 - 20 gal.

Combined

Combined
8 - 9 mpg
16 - 20 mpg

City

City
15 mpg
15 - 17 mpg

Highway

Highway
18 mpg
18 - 21 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety