1999 FORD RANGER SPORT PICKUP
Price as tested: $24,450 (includes discounts not always available).
Safety features: dual front air bags, side-impact beams, power anti-lock brakes with front discs and rear drums.
Drivetrain: optional 4.0-liter V-6 engine (160 horsepower, $675), optional five-speed automatic transmission with overdrive lockout ($1,130).
Other options on test vehicle: four-door feature, $660; power windows, locks and keyless entry system, $535; fog lamps and 16-inch aluminum wheels, $495; cruise control and leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel, $395; cloth high-back bucket seats, $360; trailer hitch, $215; upgraded stereo with CD player and four speakers, $100.
EPA figures: 16 mpg regular unleaded city, 20 mpg highway.