The Ford Ranger regularly features at the pinnacle of best pick-up truck lists – and the all-new version looks set to keep it there for the foreseeable future.
The reassuringly muscular Ranger possesses an elevated ride height that offers exceptional ground clearance, allowing it to handle uneven terrain with ease. Select your ideal variant from XL, XLT, Limited and Wildtrak trim levels options. The XL is available with Regular Cab or Super Cab/Double Cab capacities, enabling you to match the model to your crew-member quotient. Regular Cab iterations seat two full-size adults, while Super Cab and Double Cab variants accommodate two additional passengers. Double Cab models also provide four-door access. The fewer passengers you need to accommodate, the greater the load box length (maximum 2.32 metres) and capacity (maximum 1,307kg) you can have.
Choose between a 2.2-litre or 3.2-litre diesel engine. The most powerful option is a 3.2-litre 197bhp unit, which puts out a peak torque of 470Nm at 2,750rpm. Delivering optimal efficiency is a 2.2-litre 158bhp engine, which produces CO2 emissions from just 171g/km.
Regular and Super Cab XL trims are fitted with a minimum two-speaker stereo that includes DAB radio, AUX and USB inputs, and Bluetooth connectivity – and offers the convenience of remote control. XLT grades and above feature a six-speaker sound system and add a CD player, among other things.
The supremely robust Ranger boasts Euro NCAP’s maximum five-star crash-test rating, an accolade that can’t be taken for granted as far as pick-ups are concerned. Safety features include seven airbags and a steering column that collapses on impact. A host of driver aids include Trailer Sway Control, which helps keep both vehicle and trailer in as straight a line as possible by reducing speed and/or torque whenever necessary.