Two different engines are offered on the 2010 Ranger. A 2.3L DOHC 4-cylinder engine that makes 143 horsepower and 154 pounds-feet of torque is standard for the base XL and XLT Regular Cab and 2-door Super Cab. A 4.0L SOHC V6 engine making 207 horsepower and 238 pounds-feet of torque is also available, and is standard on the 4x4, the XLT 4x2 4-door Super Cab, the XLT 4x4 and all Sport trims. Both engines come standard with a 5-speed manual transmission with a 5-speed automatic optional.
The base XL is modestly equipped, with manual side mirrors, roll-up windows and black vinyl flooring. The XLT adds a more accommodating interior and improved exterior appearance with sport bucket seats, air conditioning, AM/FM/CD player and a 60/40-split bench seat. The Sport trim further improves the Ranger's appearance with mud flaps and a selection of upgraded wheels as standard. Sport Super Cab trucks offer standard step bars, while the Sport Super Cab 4x4 is equipped with standard skid plates to protect major components on the truck's underbody.
Standard safety features include driver and front passenger airbags, seat-mounted side air bags, seatbelt pre-tensioners, load limiting retractors, driver-seat position sensing and crash severity sensing, side intrusion door beams, tire pressure monitoring system, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) and AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control.