Results for: Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger: Compact Trucks Are Awesome

The prospect of an American compact truck died with the Ford Ranger in 2012, and it was Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations that killed it. That is unfortunate, because not only are compact trucks very useful (arguably more so than bigger trucks, but I’ll get to that shortly), but the Ford Ranger in particular was incredible. Granted, it was not the best of its compact truck competi

The Fall of the Ford Ranger

The Ford Ranger never sold as well in the United States as the automaker would have hoped. Because of lackluster sales, the tiny truck was removed from the Blue Oval’s mainland line-up. In retrospect, it is not hard to see why the Detroit automaker decided to give the aging little truck the axe. All small truck sales, were dropping across the board. In 1994 small trucks were about 8 percent of a