In 1972, the Broncos could be ordered with the Ranger trim package, and it included all the items from the Sport package plus several additional enhancements. Like the Sport, the Ranger was an appearance upgrade only, and rangers could be ordered with the same engines, axles, transmission, and other mechanical options found on other Broncos of that year.
The Ranger package included the entire interior color-keyed carpet, quarter panel trim, door trim, dash elements, and more. Exterior appointments included unique lower body striping, a spare tire carrier, and a RANGER spare tire cover.
The Bronco Ranger was a trim package first offered in 1972 to upgrade the Bronco Sport package.
Like the Sport, the Ranger was an appearance upgrade only. Rangers could be ordered with the same engines, axles, transmission, and other mechanical options found on other Broncos of that year.
The Ranger interior included all the items on the Sport model plus a few extras, including color-keyed whole carpeting. It included the tailgate and the wheel housings, which also had vinyl trim above them covering the rear quarter panels. Behind these panels was full insulation. Seats were a combo cloth and vinyl and came in different color combinations, including Blue, Green, and Ginger. The cloth inserts were a Hounds tooth pattern and reflected the 70’s in style. Doors received unique trim panels with wood grain accents and cloth inserts to match the seats. Following the color-keyed look were a matching painted instrument panel and RANGER emblem on the glove box door.
The Ranger exterior, built upon the Sport trim. In addition to all the chrome work, the Ranger added lower body stripes that ran from the front of the front fenders back to the rear quarter panel. The strip is thick at the bottom, with a thin pinstripe following an inch higher. The hood also got a U-shaped line that followed the raised contour in the sheet metal. The Ranger also included a swing-away rear tire carrier and a unique “BRONCO RANGER” white vinyl spare tire cover.