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, full-size SUV in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

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.

The vehicle is essentially a four-door, long-wheelbase variant of the Rancher from Grand Theft Auto IV, reminiscent of the FBI Rancher from the 3D Universe and Gang Rancher from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. The vehicle is largely similar to its two-door counterpart in terms of design and features, but there are minor detail changes in the model. On the front end, the bumper is a bit smaller, has riveted details on it and lacks the vertical black sections beside the license plate, while the grille has seven horizontal separations, with the middle one being wider.

On the sides, the vehicle assumes a more generic appearance, lacking the black fenders, the black details running through the sides and the side step bars. The front door windows have black separations beside the A-pillars and uses black trim around the windows, rather than the silver/chrome ones from its two-door counterpart. It also has Light Smoke window tint applied by default.[1]

On the rear, the vehicle retains the vertical tail lights from its two-door counterpart, but because of the permanent rear compartment, it uses a large compartment door with no dedicated section for the license plate. The bumper has similar features as the front one, and holds the license plate on the center.

The vehicle uses a brown leather interior that is derived from the GTA IV iteration of the Rancher, albeit altered to fit into the four-door layout. In the enhanced version, it uses a brown derivative of the interior used in the Bobcat XL and many pick-up trucks, also shared with its Police variant.

Color distribution is different to its two-door equivalent, where the primary color is applied on the upper half of the vehicle, while the secondary color is applied on the lower half. Its stock wheels are identical to the ones from its two-door counterpart, being a derivative of the "Raider" off-road rims seen in Los Santos Customs.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Rancher XL is slightly slower than its two-door counterpart 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 AWD drivetrain 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. The Rancher XL is the only vehicle with live axle suspension, while others with a live axle model perform as if they have independent systems.

The vehicle has a large inline-4 engine with a high-revving and roary sound, which is also present on vehicles like the Cavalcade and the Landstalker. It also has a 5-speed gearbox and an all-wheel drivetrain (30-70, front to rear).

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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 81 / 130 5 N/A AWD
30% FWD
70% RWD
2400 / 5291 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
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
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Speed
69.751678%
Acceleration
45%
Braking
26.666668%
Traction
59.090912%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

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
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The Police Rancher in Grand Theft Auto V.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

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 variant of the Rancher XL (named as rancherxl2 in the game's internal files) appears in the Prologue, where it is driven by the player. This variant is almost identical to the regular version, but heavily covered in snow and bearing North Yankton plates, and includes a handle on the rear compartment door, which is not present on the regular version. This variant is also fitted with tire chains to improve control over snowy surfaces (even though it is only an aesthetic feature). It shares the same color sets as the regular one, although it has a worn effect on the body.


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.
  • Used as the departure vehicle in the Casino Heist if Karim Denz is chosen as the driver.

Trivia

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • 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.
  • Vehicles.meta file indicates that the Rancher XL was at one point able to tow small trailers. However, it lacks the tow hitch dummy to do so. The same case applies to the Seminole and the BeeJay XL.

References

  1. File Data:
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