|For the law enforcement division, see San Andreas Park Ranger.|
The vehicle is used exclusively by the San Andreas Park Rangers, as implied by its name.
Grand Theft Auto V
The front fascia strongly resembles that of a mix of Third Generation Ford Expedition and GMT900 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Package. The decal design seems to be modeled slightly on the United States Park Ranger vehicles.
The front of this SUV features a large push bar and most distinctly a plastic front bumper finished in black. The front features a large main grille which has chrome edges and a horizontal strip whose line continues through the headlight units. The bonnet/ hood features a raised area which has edges that follow the grille. Beneath the grille is chrome area central to the bumper.
The SUV features a long wheelbase. There are steps on the sides for passengers to place their feet on. The body is always white with horizontal green strips. The wing mirrors have flashing lights fitted to them and the A-pillars also feature spotlights. The roof features an LED light bar, mounted on the roof above the front row of seats and also features LED lights on the grill. The roof also features the same longitudinal roof rails, allowing officers to hold onto the car and fire a one-handed weapon simultaneously. The SUV features black wheels wrapped in high profile tires. At the rear, another distinct plastic bumper is visible, also finished in black.
Upon entering this vehicle, the player will obtain a Carbine Rifle.
Current Design Gallery
Grand Theft Auto V
The Park Ranger shares its exact performance with the civilian Granger, having a high ground clearance and good off-road capability. The Park Ranger is more durable, however, since it serves as a law enforcement vehicle.
It is powered by a twin-cam turbocharged Inline-4, yet the cover appears t be from a V8 engine. It is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a front engine, all whell drive (60% front, 40% rear) layout. The vehicle appears to be 5km/h slower than the Sheriff SUV and the FIB Granger in the files, but still has a very good performance like these two.
GTA V Overview
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
(mph / kmh)
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
(kg / lbs)
|N/A||84 / 135||5||N/A||AWD|
|2400 / 5291||65|
|7.5 Seconds||95 / 152||5||Turbocharged V8 (Cover)|
Turbocharged Inline-4 (In-game model)
|AWD||Cannot be observed||Cannot be observed|
- San Andreas Park Ranger
- Civil Border Patrol - An unofficial group operated by two members, which uses a Park Ranger for their illegal activities.
Grand Theft Auto V
- Can be found being used by park rangers in the Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness and in Cassidy Creek.
- Sometimes spawns near a ranger looking over a cliff with his hands on his hips in the outskirts of Mount Gordo, near to Mount Chiliad.
- The Park Ranger can sometimes be found at the Sheriff's Office in Paleto Bay. However, the chances of one spawning can be rare at times.
- It can also be found near the buildings behind the Vinewood Sign in Vinewood.
- Can sometimes be found patrolling the Bolingbroke Penitentiary, along with the Police Cruiser (Interceptor). The player will immediately get a wanted level for stealing the vehicle and alarming the prison guards, so it is advisable to leave the area quickly.
- Sometimes found patrolling the dirt roads in the hills behind Paleto Bay.
- Parked at Beaver Bush Ranger Station (located on an unnamed side street east of Baytree Canyon Road, south of Marlowe Drive) in Vinewood Hills.
- When switching to Trevor from another character, there is a chance that the player controls Trevor driving on the highway in the Grand Senora Desert with a two-star wanted level and a few Sheriff Cruisers chasing him along with one Park Ranger.
- In the aforementioned switching sequence, if the player stops and fights the cops, the Park Rangers will fight him with fists, as they do not have any weapon.
Grand Theft Auto V
- It is also seen that people can sit in the back of the trunk the vehicle in The Civil Border Patrol and An American Welcome.
- Upon entering, the HUD does not display that the car is made by Declasse; it simply says "Park Ranger, Emergency". Although it still has the Declasse brand in the front of the vehicle.
- Before Patch 1.12, the Park Ranger was classed as a SUV. But, after the patch was released it has been properly recategorized as a Emergency vehicle. It could have been used in a race, and even possible to apply a paintjob instead of the Park Ranger livery.
- Oddly, the player can still select the Park Ranger after the latest patch, albeit they select a race as "GTA" and use the SUV category. They will also be able to respray the Park Ranger.
- The push bar is different to any other push bar in the game, it has a different design, which can slightly resemble the LCPD (NYPD) cars, in real life and in GTA IV.
- In one of the early screenshots of the game, NOOSE officers can be seen driving it. It could be that in the beta, the Park Ranger was used as a placeholder before the Sheriff SUV came in.
- There are 4 unused lights at the front windshield. The same happens on the Sheriff SUV.
- These have been removed for the enhanced version of GTA V.
- Granger - civilian model.
- Lifeguard SUV - Los Santos Lifeguard variant.
- Sheriff SUV - Los Santos County Sheriff variant.
- FIB (vehicle) - FIB variant.
- Police Rancher -NYSP counterpart, based on the Rancher XL.
- NOOSE Patriot - another Law Enforcement SUV, this one owned by the National Office of Security Enforcement.