$16,085 - $23,605
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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XLT Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,085 - $23,605
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15-24 City / 19-29 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.3L (138) DOHC MPFI 16-valve 4-cyl engine
  • 3.0L (182) MPFI V6 engine
  • 4.0L (245) MPFI SOHC V6 engine
  • Electronic ignition system
  • Engine block heater *STD on retail vehicles only in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY. Optional on fleet vehicles*
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Electric shift-on-the-fly transfer case
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 4-wheel drive
  • 58 amp-hour (540 CCA) battery
  • 95 amp alternator
  • 4-pin trailer tow wiring harness
  • Class III trailer tow hitch
  • 6' pickup box
  • 7' pickup box
  • (2) black front tow hooks
  • 4380# GVWR/1240# maximum payload
  • 4380# GVWR/1260# maximum payload
  • 4600# GVWR/1260# maximum payload
  • 5000# GVWR/1240# maximum payload
  • 5140# GVWR/1260# maximum payload
  • Short/long arm front suspension w/coil spring
  • Short/long arm front suspension w/torsion bar
  • Multi-leaf spring rear suspension
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • Gas shock absorbers
  • HD gas shock absorbers
  • P225/70R15 all-season BSW tires
  • P245/75R16 all-terrain OWL tires
  • Space saver spare tire
  • P235/70R16 temporary service spare tire w/steel wheel
  • 15" painted 7-spoke silver styled steel wheels w/bright center ornament
  • 16" cast aluminum wheels w/bright center ornament
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system
  • 17 gallon fuel tank
  • 20 gallon fuel tank
  • 19.5 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Black-painted front bumper
  • Black-painted rear step bumper w/safety chain holes
  • Chrome front/rear step bumper
  • Black front/rear stone guards
  • Black front stone guards/rear mud flaps
  • Step bar
  • Molded black grille bars w/matching surround
  • Black mesh grille w/chrome surround
  • (4) black cargo box tie-down hooks
  • Fog lamps
  • Styled manual mirrors
  • Solar tinted glass
  • Privacy glass
  • Sliding rear window
  • Intermittent windshield wipers
  • (2) cab doors
  • (4) cab doors-inc: dual rear doors hinged at C-pillars
  • Quick-release tailgate

Interior Features

  • Cloth 60/40 split bench seat
  • Cloth front 60/40 split bench seat
  • Vinyl rear jump seats
  • Color-keyed carpet
  • Color-keyed carpeted front floor mats
  • Floor consolette w/dual cupholders
  • Black steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Tachometer
  • Black-faced gauge cluster w/matching trim rings
  • Black bezel applique on center instrument panel
  • Speed control
  • Securilock passive anti-theft system
  • Air conditioning
  • Electronic AM/FM stereo radio w/CD player-inc: digital clock, 4-speakers
  • Instrument panel 12-volt pwr point
  • Warning chimes-inc: headlights-on, key-in-ignition, safety belt
  • Color-keyed glove box
  • Manual day/night interior rearview mirror
  • Upgraded door trim panels w/map pockets/scuff-resistant surface
  • Soft contrasting color-keyed headliner
  • Color-keyed cloth sun visors w/dual covered vanity mirrors
  • Driver/passenger-side A-pillar-mounted grab handles
  • Rear-of-cab coat hook
  • Dome light

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system
  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/manual passenger-side deactivation switch
  • Front shoulder safety belts
  • Child safety seat restraint latches (LATCH)
  • Electric horn

2004 Ford Ranger Owner Reviews

86 Reviews
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The extended cab is nice for the extra space

2004 Ford Ranger XLT

Transmission when out at 60,000 miles. Not happy. Comfort would be better if there were bucket seats instead of a split seat. Jump seats in extended cab not comfortable made of children only. Kinda worthless waste of space. 3.0L V6 engine gas mileage about 300 miles city driving with a 18 gallon tank

- Rebecca W

Should be number one.

2004 Ford Ranger xlt

4.0 ford is best engine I ever owned. Replaced fuel pump once and alternator once, that's it. Body is rusting but comes with the territory in Minnesota. Going to turn 300,000 m. next week, engine runs like new. I change the fluids myself as I can easily access them.

- Russell Vigen

My rangers needed new engines.

2004 Ford Ranger XLT

This is my second ranger. I had to replace the engines in both at about 170,000 miles. I like the size. It is easy to drive in town compared to larger pickups. Mileage is okay. Both trucks have been easy to maintain. Oil changes are critical for older vehicles.

- Bruce O

The truck is reliable and hasn't had many issues.

2004 Ford Ranger XLT

Truck runs has ran great for over 10 years. Currently it is in okay condition. It drives great in all conditions thanks to the four wheel drive. The seats are cloth so it's a little difficult to clean stains and dirt off. Everything else is working great.

- Derek R

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