Specifications for My Ford Ranger 1988by Brian Vaughan
The 1988 Ford Ranger is a pickup truck that is available in seven different models. These models include the two- and four-wheel drive SuperCab, S Regular Cab, and two- and four-wheel Regular Cab with short and long beds. The Ranger retailed for between $7,193 and $12,804 when it was released.
All 1988 Ranger models are 66.9 inches wide. The SuperCabs are 192.7 inches long, the Long Beds are 187.6 inches long, and the Regular Cabs are 175.6 inches long. The two-wheel drive SuperCab is 65.3 inches tall, the four-wheel drive SuperCab is 68.1 inches tall, the Long Beds are 63.9 inches tall and the Regular Cabs are 64 inches tall. The wheelbase is 125 inches for the SuperCabs, 113.9 inches for the Long Beds, and 107.9 inches for the Regular Cabs.
The SuperCab models have room for up to six people, while all other models seat up to three. Headroom is 39.6 inches for the SuperCabs and 39.2 inches for all other models. Legroom measures 43.8 inches for the SuperCab models and 42.4 inches for the other models. The four-wheel drive Regular Cab Long Bed with four-wheel drive has shoulder room of 55.6 inches, while all other models have 55.5 inches of shoulder room. Hip room is 55 inches for the Long Bed four-wheel drive models and 54.8 inches for the other models.
The S Regular Cab has a 2-liter I4 engine and 80 horsepower. The other two-wheel drive models have a 2.3-liter I4 engine and 90 horsepower. All four-wheel drive models feature a 2.9-liter V-6 engine and 140 horsepower. The S Regular Cab is equipped with a five-speed manual overdrive transmission, while all other versions have a four-speed automatic overdrive transmission.
The four wheel drive models get 17 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. The 2-liter engine two-wheel drive models get 22 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The two-wheel drive models with 2.3-liter engines get 22 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
Brian Vaughan is a freelance writer based in Springfield, Mo. He has been writing short stories, reviews and essays for over eight years and is currently pursuing a degree in professional writing at Missouri State University.