Diesel Ranger

By Jim B.

The Ranger Pickup should be brought back with a Diesel option similar to what is sold in Australia but a real pickup. I like a smaller pickup for ease of parking/driving and the good mpg, a diesel would be even better. The F150 is a good truck but too big and gets poor fuel mileage. I am on my third Ranger, but now I'll have to think about a Toyota or Nissan for a replacement.
John S 02/02/2013
I will buy a small diesel truck in the next 2 years. I hope it is a Ford, but whoever builds it gets my business.
John 12/18/2012
Jim, I may sound like a broken record, but how about a 3.3L inline 6 or V-6 version of Mazda's Skyactive 2.2L inline 4 diesel. It already gets about 174 HP and 310 ft-lbs. Lower pressures and temperatures allow for an aluminum block and much lighter and less costly construction. Ford may bulk it up a bit for truck duty, but they would have unique technology that their competitors could not match for years with conventional small diesels. Check out Mazda'a corporate website for details - looks very promising.
David P 12/14/2012
I agree with Matt B. - I have a 2004 Ranger FX4 Level 2, and would be glad to buy another, but you won't make them - I guess I will have to buy a Chevy. Oh and make the Ranger a diesel.
Matt B 12/11/2012
I would definitely buy one if it were available. Ford told me today that they replaced the Ranger with the F-150. You can't replace apples with oranges. It's nowhere near the same truck. GIVE ME A NEW RANGER!
Nate L 12/05/2012
I think this would be a great option for many people including myself. People want better mpg, but instead of turning to a small diesel truck, they start pushing small turboed gas engines in a full size truck(f-150). The f-150 is a fine truck, but not for everyone.
Darryl 11/30/2012
I 100% agree! I have a 84 Ranger diesel and get great milage, but with 80s tech it is somewhat limited in its speed and power.
Chris W 11/29/2012
I fully agree. If ford would bring back the mid-size truck with a diesel they'd capture a very good market! the F150 is just too large for some folks, and we won't talk about the fuel economy. Give us a good diesel engine in a mid sized truck (before Nissan gets the 4cyl diesel Titan here!).