Ford Ranger: Read the definitive review from the expert team

In its third year back in the U.S. market, the Ranger has remained a great value, but we’re still eagerly waiting for Ford to bring its high-performance Raptor off-road counterpart to the states. Ford’s mid-size pickup comes in two body styles with two bed lengths, and its trim levels range from the base model XL to the more luxurious Lariat. All Rangers are powered by a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine and offer a 10-speed automatic transmission; both rear- and four-wheel drive models are available. Unfortunately, there’s no all-out trail-conquering model that matches the Chevy Colorado ZR2; the Ranger does offer the off-road capable FX4 package though, which adds a specially tuned suspension, beefier tires, and a locking rear differential. If you’re looking for a pickup that can go anywhere, the Jeep Gladiator would be our suggestion.