Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,380 - $22,800
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 17 HWY
Horsepower
143-207
Seats
2-5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,380 - $22,800
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 17 HWY
Horsepower
143-207
Seats
2-5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Ford Ranger If...

If you need a compact pickup that is inexpensive to own and operate, the 2008 Ford Ranger is one of the best. Available in everything from base two-wheel drive to highly-capable off-road...

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2008 Ford Ranger Owner Reviews

4.34

50 Reviews

46% 42% 12% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Good little truck, enough headroom for tall person (6' 4").

It is a reliable, comfortable little truck. It as used almost daily to carry paving stone samples for in-home sales. The front end stayed in alignment despite the constant load in bed. In addition, tire wear was uniform with no cupping or other abnormal abrasion. Only problem was a broken plenum door which necessitated running the air conditioning on max at all times to avoid hot air. V in addition, the vent function provided only hot air with this problem. Out of warranty repairs were estimated at $1000+. As a result, none made as max a/c and loss of vent function were not large enough inconveniences to warrant repairs of that expense. Research revealed this problem was not uncommon and a probable weak point in design/construction. Other than that, I have been quite satisfied with the truck. Would consider another (this is my 3rd ranger) if Ford still made them.

- Brett W

Love the simplicity but could use a better gas tank.

There is currently an airbag recall on it. I enjoy the size of the truck and the ease with which I can drive it in most conditions. It's very basic so there isn't much there in terms of comfort. The weight of the truck can make it hard to drive in areas where the road isn't even or if there are a lot of potholes or construction. It gets decent mileage but has a smaller gas tank than I would like for it to have. I don't have an updated radio system so to plug my phone in I have to use an adapter and have the radio set to a blank station. My windows are manual so rolling them up can be a pain. I also can virtually never have the passenger window down because of that since it requires me to crawl across the vehicle and that side is harder to get down and put back up. It makes me sad sometimes because I love to drive with the windows down when I am on my own.

- William G

It is a sport supercab truck and it is very useful for as little as it is.

I love my vehicle right now it runs like a dream and it has no engine problems. It drives down the road with some tires that are off balance but that is due to driving it down rutted driveways and gravel roads and the balancers fell off. The interior is still in great shape and it is low mileage the little seats in the back are a little uncomfortable for adults but for children they are ideal size and the seatbelts work great. It has a sliding glass rear window. Which is perfect for wind exchange during the summer months when the air is not too hot.

- Bonnie K

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$11,717 - $13,482
$12,466 - $14,469

Horsepower

Horsepower
143 - 207 hp
143 - 207 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.3L DOHC 16
3.0L OHV V6 engine
4.0L SOHC V6 engine
2.3L DOHC 16
3.0L OHV V6 engine
4.0L SOHC V6 engine
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 in.
42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.2 - 39.7 in.
39.2 - 39.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.1 - 39.3 in.
39.1 - 39.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
33.2 in.
33.2 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
37.4 - 43.6 cu. ft.
37.4 - 43.6 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

AC

AC
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
3 - 5
2 - 5

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.5 - 125.9 in.
111.5 - 125.9 in.

Turning Radius

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

Width

Width
69.3 - 71.3 in.
69.3 - 71.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
143 - 207 hp
143 - 207 hp

Torque

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

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
142 - 200 .lbs
142 - 200 .lbs

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17 - 20 gal.
17 - 20 gal.

Combined

Combined
18 - 22 mpg
18 - 22 mpg

City

City
14 - 21 mpg
14 - 21 mpg

Highway

Highway
17 - 26 mpg
17 - 26 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

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