The Distinct Advantages of Ford Ranger Trucks in Crystal Lake

Ford Motor Company discontinued the Ranger pickup truck after 2012. The manufacturer wanted to concentrate on producing the very popular F-Series models. Yet, for various reasons, many consumers prefer mid-sized pickups over larger versions. Once the company saw other manufacturers selling large numbers of those vehicles, the Ranger was reintroduced in 2019. Someone shopping for Ford trucks in Crystal Lake may be interested in a new Ranger.

Towing Capacity

The Ranger is useful for towing boats and campers, as well as for hauling equipment and materials in the bed. The 2022 standard model has a towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. It can tow most RVs except for the heaviest versions.

However, these Ford trucks in Crystal Lake have an optional towing package that handles a weight of up to 7,500 lbs. Owners of fifth-wheel campers weighing more than this need a different vehicle, such as one of the F-series models. For most RVers, though, the Ranger is ideal.


Another consideration is that mid-sized pickups are easier to drive around town than full-sized versions. That’s a particular concern for people who live or work in a relatively urban setting. Full-size models don’t fit in all older, smaller residential garages.

Fuel Economy

The fuel economy also is better on average with mid-sized trucks. The Ranger’s specifications show miles per gallon at up to 20 in the city and 26 on the highway. The difference from full-sized versions is not extreme, but it adds up for people who do a lot of driving.

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