Midsize trucks like the Ford Ranger can make sense for consumers who want open-bed utility without the extra dimensions or expense of a full-size pickup. The Ranger stands out for its clean styling, nicely appointed cab, and comfortable seats. Its payload and tow ratings rank near the top of the class — even though Ford only offers one powertrain in comparison to multiple engines by some competitors. A dedicated Ranger off-road model can easily tackle rutted dirt trails, yet is well-mannered enough to drive to work. Although the Ford Ranger may not match the huge towing numbers you'll see on larger pickups, it has much to offer midsize truck shoppers.