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Old 05-05-2009, 04:21 PM
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Default Gas mileage for 4.0 V6 4X2 extended cab

I want to buy a 2009 Ranger 4.0V6 4x2 extended cab for my own yard work and stuff around the house. I commute 60 miles round trip 5 days a week on the expressway. I own a Ford Taurus 2008 and the gas mileage is very good.I can only buy the Ranger if the gas mileage is good. Thanks for your help.DKR
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:20 PM
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ya it would be good as long as you dont dog on it the hole time
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:34 PM
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Thanks for your info and I lived in Calhoun,Ga from 1981 until we moved to Dade City,Fl in 2001. I miss home and the people. Good luck to you, DKR
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:40 PM
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According to the EPA your looking at 16 MPG city, 21 MPG highway.

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Old 05-05-2009, 06:57 PM
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you will get about 18-19 all the time. 20 if you really drive smooth.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:18 AM
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If you want over 20, 2.3 is the engine for you.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:01 AM
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You have to also remember that you won't be getting the best mileage until the engine breaks in. So don't be disappointed if your getting 15-17 at first, it will go up when it breaks in.
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:36 AM
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I'm selling my 97 toyota 4cyl 5 speed manual and ordered a 09 ranger fx off road 4.0 engine. Big gas mileage difference I know, but I can't wait to get the truck. Have to take the good with the bad sometime
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:12 AM
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If you want to get a truck, the Ranger is the right way to go as it was rated best in it's class on gas mileage. Not sure if it's in the range you're looking for, but my 4.0 4x4 is 18city 21Hwy, but I also have a K&N intake/filter, flowmaster, and tonneau cover that allow me to get better mpg. Just my $0.02 on this.
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:21 PM
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Default thanks everyone for your help on the Ranger

Decided to try the 2.3L on the expressway and also the 4.0L for a few days and check the ride,preformance, and gas mileage.It may take a week or 2 ,but I will let ya know. I want to buy a Ford.
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Old 06-02-2009, 04:05 PM
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Default Bought the Ranger xlt supercab

Decided to get the auto trans with v6 . Looks good rides good and I put 60 miles today on a round trip to work. Dealer told me to get about a 1000 miles on the Ranger before checking the mileage. I may want to trade the tires for a little larger size and a highway road tire. Thanks for all your help.
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:51 PM
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Sweetness, get some pics up!!
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:57 PM
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Congrats on the new truck, and yes, pics are a must! Which v6 engine did you go with?
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Congrats on the new truck, and yes, pics are a must! Which v6 engine did you go with?
If he went with an 09 like in the OP, 4.0 is the only V6 option anymore.
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:02 AM
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If he went with an 09 like in the OP, 4.0 is the only V6 option anymore.
Wow, I was not aware they got rid of the 3.0s, it does make sense though...
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