I've owned a couple of Rangers over the years, most recently a new one I got in 2003. I liked the 4WD part of it, loved the size and capability, but was disappointed it had so little towing capacity. That was why I got rid of it, in favor of a 2005 F150. I think my Escape can tow more payload than the Ranger could.
If they bring it back, I'll be looking very closely at it, for sure.
2015 Escape Titanium 4WD
2.0L Eco -- Magnetic Metallic -- Charcoal Black Leather
Equipment Group 300A -- Canadian Touring Package (Power Panorama Roof, My Ford Touch, Sirius, Nav) Trailer Towing, Class II -- Build Date 11/10/2014
Mods/Add-ons: Liftgate Spoiler, Splashguards, Weatherbeater floor liners, Shark Fin antenna, Remin Dash Kit, Novatek A118C Dash Cam, Roof Rack Crossbars