The mid-size pickup gets a new engine and transmission, quiet on-road demeanor, and slightly more manageable size that should guarantee its success.
Driving a pickup changes your perspective and, consequently, your outlook on driving. Part of it is that the truck is a bit of a costume—a cowboy hat and a Western shirt. But it’s also that pickups are built to haul, not handle. From the pilot’s perch in the new Ford Ranger, the road passes by somewhere way down there, whole feet below your toes. The suspension, frame, body, and even the seat work to numb away the passing asphalt.
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