My Ranger has performed excellent so far. It is reliable and comfortable.
It has an extended cab, and there is plenty of room in the back of the cab for storage.
I take it on 1000 mile trips 3 times a year, and the truck is comfortable all the way. Road and wind noise is not bad for a truck.
I get around 26 MPG doing 70 MPH on the interstate. At speeds of 55 MPH I get up to 29 MPG. Mixed driving to and from work gets me 24-25 MPG, but I'm not a fast driver, and I take it easy on my starts and stops.
I get adequate power from the 3.0 V6, though I haven't towed anything with it yet.
I've put 26,000 miles on it in two years, and the only thing I've done is change the oil every 3K and change the fuel and air filters.
I previously owned a 1993 Ranger XLT with the 2.3. I thought it was a great truck, but Ford has made a lot of improvements to the Ranger since then.