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For a similar vehicle, see Rancher.
"A pioneer of the mid-size SUV market during the 1980s and early 1990s, the Rancher harks back to a simpler time when you could still stick a metal box on wheels and call it a car. If you're the kind of person who wants a fun off-road vehicle for less than 10k, and doesn't pay too much attention to crash data, this is the car for you."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Declasse Rancher XL is a four-door, mid-size SUV in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

It is a four-door derivative of the Rancher from Grand Theft Auto IV, with a longer wheelbase — reminiscent of the FBI Rancher and Gang Rancher from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V

The Rancher XL is based on the 1973-1991 Chevrolet Suburban, but with a boxier design. Its front end could be based on a second generation Chevy K5 Blazer or 1984-1996 Jeep Wagoneer. It also shares some styling (front and rear fascias) with the Dodge RamCharger, albeit being considerably larger.

In-game, it is based on the original Rancher from Grand Theft Auto IV, but with four doors, having a longer wheelbase. The vehicle only appears in its full-body appearance, lacking a pickup variant unlike the GTA IV's Rancher. Its paint scheme has also changed from its two-door counterpart, now being a two-tone color scheme, instead of a single color with a wide stripe. It also has Light Smoke window tint applied by default.[1]

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto V

The Rancher XL is slightly slower than its 2-door edition due to the extended chassis, and its acceleration and top speed leaves much to be desired. Its handling is much better than the previous edition, though.

Its large inline-4 engine can be heard very clearly, being significantly high-revving and roary. The all-wheel drivetrain (30-70, front to rear) provides decent traction, as well as good capacity to sort uneven terrain thanks to its large wheels and high ground clearance, though it will not be the best at hill climbing due to the weight and acceleration.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
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Gears Engine Drivetrain
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Handling.meta [?]
N/A 81 / 130 5 N/A AWD
30% FWD
70% RWD
2400 / 5291 65
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N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
11.85 Seconds N/A 5 F4 DOHC Inline-4 (In-game model) AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
RancherXL-GTAV-RSCStats
Speed
69.751678%
Acceleration
45%
Braking
26.666668%
Traction
59.090912%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online)
Armor No Armor $250 $500
Armor Upgrade 20% $1,250 $5,250
Armor Upgrade 40% $3,125 $8,750
Armor Upgrade 60% $5,000 $14,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $8,750 $24,500
Armor Upgrade 100% $12,500 $35,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $250 $500
Street Brakes $5,000 $10,000
Sport Brakes $6,750 $13,500
Race Brakes $8,750 $17,500
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $2,250 $4,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $3,125 $6,250
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $4,500 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $8,375 $16,750
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $200 $400
Xenon Lights $1,000 $5,000
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights - -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $1,125
Plates Blue on White 1 $50 $200
Blue on White 2 $50 $200
Blue on White 3 $50 $200
Yellow on Blue $75 $300
Yellow on Black $150 $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $900
Suspension Stock Suspension $100 $200
Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Stock Transmission $250 $500
Street Transmission $7,375 $14,750
Sports Transmission $8,125 $16,250
Race Transmission $10,000 $20,000
Turbo No Turbo $1,250 $2,500
Turbo Tuning $6,250 $35,000
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels - -
Windows None $100 $500
Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

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Variants

Police Rancher

Grand Theft Auto V
PoliceRancher-GTAV-front
The Police Rancher in Grand Theft Auto V.
(Rear quarter view)

The North Yankton State Patrol uses a police variant of the vehicle called the Police Rancher, which shares the main design, but comes in a white color with colored stripes, NYSP liveries and a lightbar.


Special Variants

  • A snow-covered Rancher XL is used by the player during the Prologue mission. This particular variant has snow on its hood and roof, features snow chains on its tires, and includes a handle on the rear trunk door which isn't present on the regular version. 

Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Can be bought for $9,000 on Southern San Andreas Super Autos.
  • Can be found around the lone building in the far southwest corner of Los Santos Airport and behind other hangars on the south end.

Trivia

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Chronologically, this is the first vehicle driven in the HD Universe.
  • The crash data mentioned in the description may be a reference to the real-life Chevrolet Blazer with its poor IIHS rating and high casualty rates in accidents.
  • The default radio stations for the Rancher XL are The Lowdown 91.1 and Space 103.2.

References

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