72 Hours With the New Adventure-Ready Ford Ranger

Becoming the maker of America’s favorite full-size pickup truck came at a price for Ford. The Ranger, once a strong contender in the mid-size truck market, disappeared nearly 10 years ago, partly so Ford could focus on strengthening the full-size F-150’s position in the market. That left the door open for Tacomas, Colorados, and Canyons […] Becoming the maker of America’s favorite full-size pickup truck came at a price for Ford. The Ranger, once a strong contender in the mid-size truck market, disappeared nearly 10 years ago, partly so Ford could focus on strengthening the full-size F-150’s position in the market. That left the door open for Tacomas, Colorados, and Canyons to divvy up the pie. But now the Ranger’s back to reclaim a bigger chunk of the small pickup market by delivering a truck that’s less a junior F-150 and more of an adventure vehicle designed to take you, and your gear, wherever you want—from the top of a mountain to the corner grocery store. We spent some time in the Ranger’s top trim level, the Lariat, to see if it’s worth parking in your driveway….

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