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For the law enforcement division, see San Andreas Park Ranger.

The Declasse Park Ranger is a law enforcement vehicle appearing in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Park Ranger is a variant of the Granger modified for San Andreas Park Ranger use, appearing to be inspired by United States Park Ranger vehicles.

The vehicle is identical to the regular version in terms of design and features, but comes with a medium-sized front pushbar and winch, spotlights on the cabin A-pillars and LED flashing red/blue lights on the grille, mirror wings, roof and rear window, as well as flashing tail lights and various antenna on the rear portion of the roof and on the rear left quarter. The windows have Light Smoke window tint applied by default.[1]

The vehicle comes in a mostly white body with black bumpers and arches, with green stripes and "PARK RANGER" markings around the vehicle, including the SAPR logo on the front doors and "TH132" registration code on the front fenders. Files indicate that the vehicle spawns in white, which is applied on the main body of the vehicle and cannot be resprayed (unless selected in a race). Its rims are also different compared to the regular Granger, being similar to the industrial rims seen in industrial vehicles such as the Mule, the Benson and the Phantom, albeit with a black finish.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Park Ranger, along with the FIB and the Sheriff SUV, is easily the best performing SUV in the game. It improves on the civilian vehicle in every way, with good acceleration (about on par with the Interceptor), and stiff suspension, which prevents it from rolling over in high speed turns. It also has a high top speed, great off-road performance, and decent brakes. While statistically inferior in top speed according to the files, the difference is minimal, causing little to no impact on its overall performance compared to its police equivalents.

The Park Ranger is a large vehicle, and because of this, can hold up to eight passengers (four inside and four outside), which makes it one of the largest capacity vehicles in the game in this regard. The Sheriff SUV, due to its great torque and weight, is able to barrel through most cars on the road, including roadblocks, fences, and even larger cars. The passengers hanging onto the outside are able to use Assault Rifles and Light Machine Guns while being driven, making this car excellent for drive-by's and assaulting other cars. Care must be taken by the driver of the vehicle when players are riding on the running boards since they can be knocked off and killed in collisions.

The Park Ranger is powered by a turbocharged twin-cam Inline-4 coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a front engine, all-wheel drive layout (60% front, 40% rear). However, the cover of the engine is more like that of a V8. It supplies enough power for each wheel to gain large amounts of traction and maintains it firm on the ground, which rarely loses speed when going through dirt or sand. Its engine sound is the same one from the regular version, the BeeJay XL and the Bodhi.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 84 / 135 5 N/A AWD
60% FWD
40% RWD
2400 / 5291 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
7.5 Seconds 95 / 152 5 SOHC V8 (Cover)
DOHC Turbocharged Inline-4 (In-game model)
AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
Acceleration
Braking
Traction

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Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Notable Owners

Locations

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.
  • Can be found parked within the fenced in area around the broadcast tower located at the end of Mount Haan Drive behind the Vinewood Sign in Vinewood. However, this area is considered restricted, entering it will usually result in a 1-star wanted level, and the security guard inside will attempt to engage the player.
  • A Park Ranger may enter the Bolingbroke Penitentiary car park[2], before turning right and driving towards the service huts on the right of the facility and parking up.[3]. The driver will then exit the vehicle, walk over towards a fuel tanker and begin smoking.[4]
  • 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.

Rewards

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

A player selecting a Park Ranger in a GTA Race in GTA Online, and spraying it blue.

  • In the mission The Civil Border Patrol and An American Welcome, it is seen that people can sit in the trunk of the vehicle, which is normally not possible.
  • Before Patch 1.12, the Park Ranger was classed as an SUV. However, after the patch was released, it has been properly recategorized as an Emergency vehicle. It could have been used in a race, and even possible to apply a paint job 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 from any other push bar in the game, which somewhat resemble those from LCPD (NYPD) cars, in real life and in Grand Theft Auto IV.
  • In one of the early screenshots of the game, NOOSE officers can be seen driving it.
  • In the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 versions of the game, the vehicle features unusable lights behind the front windshield, appearing to be derived from its unmarked counterpart.
    • These were been removed in the enhanced version.
  • In the enhanced version of the game, both the driver-side and passenger-side windows have a minor modeling issue, as part of the glass appears to be dented.

See Also

References

  1. File Data:
    <diffuseTint value="0xAA0A0A0A" />
  2. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_DRIVE_SOLO: POLICE_RANGER: 00:00 - 00:00
  3. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_PARK_PERPENDICULAR_NOSE_IN: POLICE_RANGER: 00:00 - 00:00
  4. Ymap:
    WORLD_HUMAN_SMOKING: : 00:00 - 00:00


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