If you’re someone who’s in the market for a pickup truck, there’s a very good chance that you have high standards that you expect your new purchase to adhere to. After all, the pickup truck is a cornerstone of the American automotive industry and has always represented the drive, willingness, and determination to succeed at the most difficult tasks. Here at Ruge’s Ford, we have a dedication to our customers, and we’ve seen many drivers visit our location to obtain a vehicle with these unique capabilities. Our customers deserve the best, and so do you.
This is why we carry the hardest-working pickup in the entire country, the Ford Ranger. Named for the lawmen who kept peace in the Wild West, the Ranger was one of the first vehicles to prove that a small truck could deliver on big promises and expectations. Here at Ruge’s, you’ll not only find a Ford Ranger for sale, but you’ll meet our team, all of whom are knowledgeable in the virtues and attributes that have made the Ranger one of the most sought-after vehicles in the marketplace. From the hard work it handles on the job site to the rigors of off-roading, we’re well-versed in the Ranger’s work ethic, and we’re more than willing to show you how it’s the perfect vehicle to match yours.
To fully understand the power and capability that the Ford Ranger has come to represent, we need to travel back four decades to 1983. In what would begin a lineage that’s spanned several years, the Ford Ranger debuted as the very first compact pickup truck to be built by Ford. The successor to the Ford Courier, which was a joint production effort with Mazda and remained in production from 1972 to 1982, it didn't take long for the Ranger to make a sizable impact on the truck-buying public.
Always one to offer their customers both variety and versatility, the Ranger came with a wide range of powertrain options. Early models could be equipped with a four-cylinder, V6, or a naturally aspirated diesel engine, which was later swapped for a turbocharged offering by Mitsubishi. By the time the truck entered its second generation of production a decade later, the diesel engine had been discontinued in favor of two different V6 engines and a four-cylinder.
The Ranger became a whole new animal in 2019, emerging as a midsize pickup truck that was now gifted a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a ten-speed automatic transmission; the Ranger was not set to compete against its most notable rivals, mainly the GMC Canyon, Chevy Colorado, and the Toyota Tacoma. At the same time, the shape and size of the Ranger have been altered throughout the course of its existence, and its dedication to being the very best in its class and a standard for what a truck should be have remained consistent throughout.
With such a rich and celebrated history, you can imagine that the Ford Ranger has held up over the years as one of the best pickup trucks, and this is certainly the case. The selections you’ll find at Ruge’s Ford are a testament to the staying power of the Ford Ranger and why it’s remained as popular as it has. Equipped with a one-two punch of a standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a ten-speed automatic transmission, the Ranger’s emphasis on capability has never been stronger.
With its capable powertrain and towing capacity, the Ranger can either be employed on the job site as a reliable and potent workhorse or facilitate an adventure away from the pavement and civilization. Ford finds a way to combine raw power and sophistication thanks to a spacious interior that caters to our love of aesthetics and all the comfort and amenities that make any commute enjoyable and worthwhile.
But the advantages of a new Ford Ranger certainly go beyond towing capacity and performance. As has been the case since its inception, Ford equips the Ranger with a host of standard safety features to provide oversight and an added layer of protection during your travels. This includes the standard Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of safety and driver-assistance features that cover everything from emergency braking to keeping a watchful eye on your blind spot.
There’s no denying that many drivers have a keen eye on what they pay for their major purchases and investments. In order to gain a vehicle of exceptional quality, some are still living under the assumption that this comes with a heavy price tag attached. However, at Ruge’s Ford, we want to let you know that this is certainly not the case. We not only carry the new Ford Ranger but a variety of used models as well. The used inventory that we have at Ruge’s is various and expansive, allowing you to explore a wide range of model years, trims, and packages. Not sure where to start? Tell us what you’re looking for in a Ford Ranger and we’ll help you find one that best fits your needs.
And what’s more, the Ford Ranger is a vehicle that ages like a fine wine in terms of sustaining its quality. In the first six years of ownership, the Ford Ranger’s annual repair costs remain below $1,000, and in that same amount of time, the chances that your Ranger will need a major repair are relatively low. Of course, one of the advantages of shopping at Ruge’s Ford, aside from our dedication to quality assurance, is our parts and service department that will keep your Ranger on the road and running like a well-oiled machine.
And if you think that the purchase of a Ford Ranger, new or used, is slightly out of your price range, we have you covered in that area as well. Regardless of your budget, our financing department is here to work extra hard for you. We want to get you behind the wheel; to do so, we’ll work out a payment plan that agrees with your financial situation. We do this because we believe that ownership of a quality vehicle like the Ford Ranger shouldn’t be an arduous task.
In the multiple years that the Ford Ranger has existed, it’s fulfilled the needs and expectations of truck owners who only want the best. And that’s exactly what Ford has continued to strive for, year after year. When it comes to striving for perfection and never being satisfied with second best, you can always trust the experts at Ruge’s Ford to help you make a choice that will be well-informed and best for your needs.
There’s a good chance that you’ve got many questions about how well the Ranger performed at the various tasks you have in mind to utilize it for. Well, we’ve got answers. We believe in making the selection and purchasing process easy, enjoyable, educational, and enlightening. When you drive away in your new Ford Ranger, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that you just made one of the best decisions and most important purchases ever. Come in today and we’ll help you get behind the wheel of this fantastic Ford truck.