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2011 Ford Ranger 2011 Suzuki Equator 2011 Ram Dakota
     
2WD Regular Cab 6 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD Regular Cab 6 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD Regular Cab 6 Ft Box XLT
  • 2WD SuperCab 2dr 6 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD SuperCab 2dr 6 Ft Box XLT
  • 2WD SuperCab 2dr 6 Ft Box Sport
  • 2WD SuperCab 4dr 6 Ft Box XLT
  • 2WD SuperCab 4dr 6 Ft Box Sport
  • 4WD SuperCab 4dr 6 Ft Box XLT
  • 4WD SuperCab 4dr 6 Ft Box Sport
2WD Ext Cab I4 Man
  • 2WD Ext Cab I4 Man
  • 2WD Ext Cab I4 Man Comfort
  • 2WD Ext Cab I4 Auto Premium
  • 2WD Crew Cab V6 Auto Sport
  • 4WD Ext Cab V6 Auto Sport
  • 4WD Crew Cab V6 Auto Sport Long Bed
  • 4WD Crew Cab V6 Auto RMZ-4
2WD Ext Cab ST
  • 2WD Ext Cab ST
  • 2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar
  • 2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar
  • 4WD Ext Cab ST
  • 4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar
  • 4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar
  • 2WD Crew Cab Laramie
  • 4WD Crew Cab Laramie

Prices

MSRP $18,160 $17,595 $23,210
Invoice $17,187 $16,892 $22,091
Avg. Paid $12,620 $9,950 $14,285

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.8 7.6 7.2
Critics' Rating 5.8 8.4 7.7
Performance 6.3 7.5 7.7
Interior 6.3 6.9 7.3
Operating Cost 8.0 7.9 7.7
Safety 6.1 9.3 N/A
Reliability 4.5 2.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good reliability score
  • Straightforward interior
  • Comfortable ride
  • Powerful available V6
  • Strong available V8
  • High reliability score
Cons
  • Outdated design
  • Poor reliability score
  • Low-quality interior materials
  • Low-rent interior
  • Lackluster base engine

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.3L/140 Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas V6 3.7L/226
MPG 22 City / 27 Hwy 19 City / 23 Hwy 15 City / 20 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Reg Cab 6' Styleside Pickup Extended Cab 6'6" Bed

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 111.5 125.9 131.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 72.8 71.7
Height, Overall (in) 66.2 68.7 68.6

Doors & Windows

Privacy Glass Standard Standard

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front On/Off Road Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 3 5 4
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 39.7 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.4 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 58.3 57.7
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 55.8 54.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 36.5
Second Leg Room (in) 25.4 32.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 57.4
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 56.9
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 37.4 27.1 46.6
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 30.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional Standard
CD Player Optional Standard
MP3 Player Optional Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Optional Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Traction Control Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas V6
Displacement 2.3L/140 2.5L/152 3.7L/226
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 143 @ 5250 152 @ 5200 210 @ 5200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 154 @ 3750 171 @ 4400 235 @ 4000
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual Automatic
Turning diameter 37.7 - TBD - 44.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 19 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 23 20
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.0 21.1 22.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front SLA w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone Upper/Lower "A" Arms
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf - TBD - Live Axle

Transmission

Automatic Optional Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard