For the Ford Ranger, it feels like an underdog moment. While the Ranger is a great truck, it doesn’t get as much time in the spotlight as competitors like the Toyota Tacoma or Jeep Gladiator. However, the 2022 Ford Ranger is now closing in on the competition as the best midsize truck you can buy.
Ford Ranger 2022 has the best starting quality
Congratulations to the 2022 Ford Ranger, because it simply upset the competition. According to JD Power, the Ranger has the best starting quality of any midsize truck. The initial quality study ranked the Jeep Gladiator second and the Chevy Colorado third.
JD Power’s initial 2022 study is based on a 223-question survey that covers every aspect of new cars. The survey was sent to thousands of vehicle owners and renters. About 84,165 people responded this year.
Those who bought or leased a 2022 car answered questions about exterior, interior, driving experience, specs, power, comfort and safety features to rate each model from 0 to 100.
The Ranger reported the fewest problems, but overall the number of problems with the car increased by 11 percent. This could be due to the addition of new technologies and supply chain issues.
How reliable is the 2022 Ranger?
According to Consumer Reports, the 2022 Ford Ranger has an above-average reliability rating. That’s pretty impressive because it’s not the easiest score to get. Reliability ratings are based on problems reported by owners in past model years.
The Ranger’s major issues appear to be with the suspension, brakes, and minor transmission issues of the 2019 model year. There are fewer reports of these issues for the 2020 and 2021 models, indicating that these issues may have been resolved.
A Ford Ranger can easily cover 300,000 miles with proper care and maintenance. It should provide up to 20 years on the road if you drive around 13,500 miles per year.
The Ford Ranger is starting to catch up to the Toyota Tacoma, which can go over 300,000 miles, with some models going over 400,000 miles.
In addition, the Ranger has an average annual maintenance cost of approximately $615, while the average annual maintenance cost of midsize trucks is approximately $548.
What’s so great about Ranger 2022?
Ford Ranger 2022 stands out from the crowd with its attractive appearance. Customers are satisfied with its style. However, this could change as the 2023 model features a completely redesigned design.
Owners also love the Ranger’s power. It is equipped with a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a capacity of 270 hp. and 310 lb-ft of torque.
The Ranger can go from 0 to 60 mph in about 6.8 seconds. When properly equipped, the Ranger can tow up to 7,500 pounds and carry a payload of up to 1,905 pounds.
Plus, the Ranger is comfortable. Owners are satisfied with the ride quality and cabin noise. The seats are also well padded and supportive.
We can’t wait to see how the 2023 Ford Ranger compares when it finally arrives this fall. It could destroy what people like about the current model, or make it even better.
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