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2009 Ford Ranger Regular Cab
Body Style / Driveline Regular Cab, Longitudinally front engine, 2WD, compact-size pickup, with short- or long-bed
Assembly Plant Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Minn.
Introduction Date Fourth generation (1998-present)
EPA Vehicle Class Compact Truck
Drivetrain Rear wheel drive
  2.3L DOHC I-4 4.0L SOHC V-6
Engine Type I-4, aluminum block, aluminum head V-6, iron block, aluminum alloy heads
Bore/Stroke 3.44 x 3.70 3.95 x 3.32
Displacement 140 cu in, 2260 cc 245 cu in, 4015 cc
Compression Ratio 9.7:1 9.7:1
Fuel Injection Sequential multi-port electronic Sequential multi-port electronic
Valvetrain DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Power 143 hp @ 5,250 rpm 207 hp @ 5,250 rpm
Torque 154 lb.-ft. @ 3,750 rpm 238 lb.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm
Oil Capacity 4.5 qt 5.0 qt
Coolant Capacity 6.5 w/manual trans 7.2 w/automatic trans 7.8 w/manual trans 7.8 w/automatic trans
Transmission Type 5-speed manual 5-speed automatic 5-speed manual 5-speed automatic
Gear Ratios
I 3.72:1 2.47:1 3.40:1 2.47:1
II 2.20:1 1.85:1 2.05:1 1.85:1
III 1.50:1 1.47:1 1.31:1 1.47:1
IV 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1
V 0.79:1 0.75:1 0.79:1 0.75:1
Available axle ratios
4x2 3.73 4.1 3.55 3.55
4x4 - - 3.73, 4.10 3.73, 4.10
Front Independent SLA w/computer-selected coil springs (4x2), or torsion bars (4x4), shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
Rear Rigid axle rear suspension w/two-stage multi-leaf springs, shock absorbers and stabilizer bar on some models
Type Power rack-and-pinion
Overall Ratio Regular Cab
4x2 22.0:1
Front 11.28-inch disc
Rear 9.0-inch drum; 10.0-inch drum with Payload Pkg/S/C/4x4 models
Assist type Vacuum, ABS
Base wheel and tire 15-inch 7-spoke painted steel, P225/70R15
Largest available 16-inch cast aluminum, P255/70R16
FUEL ECONOMY (city/hwy) 4x2
2.3-liter I-4, 5-Speed Manual 21/26
2.3-liter I-4, 5-Speed Auto 19/24
4.0-liter V-6, 5-Speed Manual 15/21
4.0-liter V-6, 5-Speed Auto 16/21