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.


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 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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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.

GTA V Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
N/A 81 / 130 5 N/A AWD
30% FWD
70% RWD
2400 / 5291 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
11.85 Seconds N/A 5 F4 DOHC Inline-4 (In-game model) AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor 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 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
Lights Xenon Lights $1,000 $5,000
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $1,125
Respray - -
Crew Emblem N/A $25,000
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $900
Suspension Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Street Transmission $7,375 $14,750
Sports Transmission $8,125 $16,250
Race Transmission $10,000 $20,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $6,250 $35,000
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

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Police Rancher

Grand Theft Auto V

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, and features snow chains on its tires. 


Grand Theft Auto V

  • Can be found around the lone building on the far south-west end of the Los Santos Airport and behind other hangars on the south end. Due to the immediate wanted level earned from entering the airport runway area, a Rancher XL here can be hard to obtain without owning a hangar.
  • It can rarely be found driven on the streets of Los Santos
  • Can be also found in Chamberlain Hills and Strawberry.
  • Two Rancher XLs can be found in the "Duel" random event in a unique worn red, and worn green.
  • Can be found in Blaine County, Braddock Pass while driving a Bison.

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.


Grand Theft Auto V

  • Chronologically, this is the first vehicle driven in the HD Universe.
  • The crash data mentioned in its descriptions may be a reference to the real-life Chevrolet Blazer with its poor IIHS rating and high casualty rates in accidents.


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