Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,633 - $21,625
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
143-207
Seats
3-5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,633 - $21,625
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
143-207
Seats
3-5

2003 Ford Ranger Owner Reviews

4.19

75 Reviews

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Love my truck! It is perfect for me and everything I need.

I love my truck. It drives and handles amazingly and so far have not had many issues with it. As with age some things have needed to be replaced on it like seals and valves. Turns nicely and gets up to speed fairly quickly. Have driven it all over town and out of town to California and Vegas and back and no issues at all. Gets good gas mileage for being a truck. Nice size gas tank that can be a bit costly to fill up but does last awhile depending on if you floor it or not lol. Fits 2-3 people nicely in the front but can be a bit tight depending on the size(height) of the passengers. I have added a full size locked toolbox in my truck bed and that has not affected my gas mileage much at all and that is where I put my groceries when I go shopping if I have a passenger with me so that we still have room in the cab for their legs. It also does towing beautifully and can hardly tell when you are towing anything. Gas mileage does not go down too much when towing either. All in all I love my truck and would highly recommend it to others.

- Stephanie A

Not a bad truck, at all, for what it is!

The inside of the cab is reasonably comfortable. It is a good height, perfect for plowing, and a pretty tenacious little truck, but there have been some performance issues. Had to replace the starter even though it does not have many miles on it, needed a new fuel pump after not long at all. Most of the things were easy fixes but a little pricier. That being said, we live in the northern area of new Hampshire and have never had an issue with it being unreliable in the cold weather or snow. It is got good steering and good heating, and for what it is, is not bad on gas either. We have a small snow plow hooked to the front of it.

- Danielle S

Ford Ranger that has never been in a garage!

I truly love my Ford Ranger! It's an extended cab, automatic with cruise control. This vehicle has lived outside since the day my family brought it home and has held up very well. Last year was the first time that I ever had a flat tire with this vehicle and it was exceptionally easy to change on the truck versus cars I had previously driven. My only concerns have come with the paint peeling from the hood and the rubberized black coating on the truck bed is wearing thin. Otherwise, anytime I need replace parts it is easy to 'diy' or of low cost to have done professionally.

- Sarah L

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Key Specs

Overview

MSRP

MSRP
$13,645 - $17,380
$2,633 - $3,962

Horsepower

Horsepower
143 - 154 hp
143 - 207 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.3L (138) DOHC SEFI 16
3.0L (182) SEFI V6 engine
3.0L (182) SEFI FLEX
2.3L (138) DOHC SEFI 16
3.0L (182) SEFI V6 engine
4.0L (245) SEFI SOHC V6 engine
3.0L (182) SEFI FLEX
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
35.8 - 43.4 cu. ft.
35.8 - 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

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.5 - 125.7 in.
117.5 - 125.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.7 - 42.7 ft.
39.8 - 43 ft.

Width

Width
69.4 in.
69.4 - 70.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
143 - 154 hp
143 - 207 hp

Torque

Torque
154 - 180 ft. lbs.
154 - 238 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
164 - 410 .lbs
158 - 596 .lbs

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

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

Combined

Combined
18 - 22 mpg
16 - 20 mpg

City

City
17 - 19 mpg
15 - 16 mpg

Highway

Highway
21 - 23 mpg
19 - 21 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary 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