2004 FORD RANGER OVERVIEW
- Raised power dome hood standard on all trim levels
- Nostril grille: horizontal bars on 4×2, honeycomb on 4×4
- New bumper valance
- Rally gauge cluster
- New Ford-style steering wheel
- Upgraded cloth seating surfaces
- Optional leather seating surfaces (late availability)
- Pioneer® Sound Package: 290-watt, seven-speaker system with in-dash, six-disc MP3 player
- 510-watt Tremor now available with MP3 capability and on 4×4 models (late availability)
- New exterior colors: Dark Shadow Grey Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Green Satin Clearcoat Metallic, Silver Clearcoat Metallic
2004 RANGER OVERVIEW
New for 2004
Ranger’s suspension has improved bushings, springs, tires and shocks for improved ride comfort. Ranger’s two off-road packages feature proven heavy-duty equipment. The FX4/Level II is fitted with retuned Bilstein shocks that improve control, handling and performance both on and off the road and continues to feature BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A Tires and Alcoa forged-aluminum wheels. Tremor and Edge models feature improved shock tuning and larger wheels and tires.
Ranger is built in Edison, N.J., and St. Paul, Minn.
Design and Equipment
Key exterior design elements include aggressive valance and hood structures and a new nostril grille, consistent with the rest of the Ford Truck lineup.
The sporty and functional interior features an all-new seat system with sculpted bolsters and higher seatbacks for improved comfort. Also available are optional sport bucket seats and leather-trimmed seating surfaces. A leather-trimmed steering wheel with a new four-spoke design, seat-mounted cup holders and a floor console round out the Ranger interior.
New for 2004, Ranger offers a Pioneer® Stereo System featuring an AM/FM CD/MP3 player that delivers 290 peak watts of power through nine speakers and an integrated power subwoofer. Also from Pioneer®, Tremor delivers 510 watts of power through a new in-dash CD/MP3 player and is offered with a 4×4 drivetrain, in addition to the 4×2 offered in previous years.
Ranger’s 3.0-liter V-6 engine is flexible-fuel capable, producing 154 horsepower and 180 foot-pounds of torque, and is standard on all 4×2 SuperCab models equipped with a five-speed manual transmission.
Ranger is also available with a 4.0-liter SOHC V-6 that produces 207 horsepower at 5,250 rpm and 238 foot-pounds of torque at 3,000 rpm. All three engines are available with a five-speed automatic transmission or a heavy-duty, five-speed manual transmission.
Major Equipment and Options
Edge adds to XL: 3.0L V-6 engine, fog lamps, power windows, locks, mirrors and remote keyless entry, AM/FM/cassette/ CD/MP3 stereo, front cloth sport-bucket seats, body color front- and rear-step bumper, black mesh grille, 16-inch silver five-spoke cast aluminum wheels with gray color painted insets (4×4) and white-faced instrument gauge cluster.
Tremor adds to Edge: Five-speed automatic transmission, 510-Watt Pioneer Audiophile Sound System, four 6×8-in coaxial speakers, tilt steering wheel, speed control, Tremor decal, 16-inch machine-finished five-spoke aluminum wheels, optional exhaust tip and step bars, tonneau cover, bed extender, bed liner, sliding rear window, privacy glass and sport bucket seats.
XLT adds to Edge: AM/FM/CD stereo, chrome front- and rear-step bumper (4×2 XLT Appearance Package and 4×4 XLT), molded black color bar grille and 3.0L V-6.
FX4 Off-Road adds to XLT: all-terrain tires, 16-inch wheels, premium gas shocks, front tow hooks, skid plates, 4.10 limited-slip axle and wheel lip moldings.
FX4 Level II adds to FX4 Off-Road: a higher level of 4×4 performance with Alcoa wheels, BF Goodrich tires, Bilstein shocks and a Torsen limited- slip differential.
XLT Appearance Package: front chrome bar grille, chrome front and rear step bumpers, 15-inch all-season OWL tires and 15-inch chrome steel wheels.
Pioneer Sound Package includes: AM/FM six-disc CD/MP3 stereo, multi-channel amplifier, subwoofer, premium speakers, front bucket seats and tilt wheel with speed control.
Bright Appearance package includes: chromed bedrails, step bars and exhaust tip.