2011 Ford Ranger Interior
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Most reviewers agree that while the Ranger’s interior is adequate for consumers who intend to use it for work or off-roading, it is subpar for most other uses. They are unimpressed by the Ranger’s lack of space, and basic, utilitarian interior, especially when others in its class offer car-like comfort and cargo space.
- "The Ranger's interior hasn't had a significant makeover in more than a decade. What it lacks in style it makes up for with straightforward ergonomics, including simple user-friendly controls. The front seats are comfortable enough for most folks, though taller drivers will feel a little cramped." -- Edmunds
The Ranger's Regular Cab offers seating for up to three on a front bench or seating for two in optional front bucket seats, while Super (extended) cab models can seat up to five with a pair of folding- jump seats in back. Several reviewers note roominess and comfort still leave something to be desired. The front seats will be comfortable for two adults, but fitting three might be a squeeze. Test drivers also report that the rear seats are very cramped. If you want more space or need to transport four people on a regular basis, you might want to take a look at the Toyota Tacoma, which earns the best reviews for its spacious interiors. Alternatively, if you’re willing to pay a bit more, sport utility trucks like the Chevrolet Avalanche offer interior space comparable to an SUV while still offering truck-style beds.
- "Good headroom and legroom up front, but three adults are a tight squeeze. The regular cab has enough seat travel and seatback recline for acceptably comfortable positioning. Entry and exit border on awkward in high-riding 4WD models and 2WD Ranger Sports." -- Consumer Guide
- "SuperCab models can be had with a pair of rear-seat access doors and small, inward-facing rear jump seats. While these fold-down perches will accommodate a couple of young children or even a flexible adult for short jaunts, they're no place to put anyone whose comfort or safety you care about." -- Edmunds
- "The Ranger has gotten a bit roomier than in generations past, with front seats that have deeply sculpted backs and new fabric choices. Legroom is not as generous as in some competitors." -- Kelley Blue Book
The Ranger's several trim levels offer varying degrees of comfort and convenience. The base XL model may be too sparse for most buyers, featuring a front vinyl 60/40 bench seat -- the sport bucket seats are optional) and an AM/FM stereo. The Ranger has manual windows and doors. Optional features include air conditioning, a CD player and cruise control. A tilt and telescopic steering wheel is also optional. Reviewers recommend trading up to the XLT for a better-equipped truck.
- "Though dated overall, Ranger and B-Series share a convenient dashboard design with easy access to audio and climate controls." -- Consumer Guide
- "The Ranger features a number of audio upgrades, including a single CD player that can read MP3-formatted discs and an auxiliary audio input jack. Regrettably, Ford does not offer either the SYNC audio or a navigation option for the Ranger." -- Kelley Blue Book
Most of the Ranger's cargo space is in its truck bed, but a few reviewers mention interior storage space.