Brawn and brains merge with the Ford ranger, built to take on almost any environment without compromising on style and efficiency. It’s perfect for people who need their pick-up to be ready to pull heavy loads, deal with all terrains, and do it with a touch of class.
What you need to know about the Ford Ranger
As always with Ford, you’ll have a range of body styles, colours, trims and specs to choose from. It’s not a bad dilemma to have. You’ll get your perfect pick-up. The single cab and extended Super Cab are ideal for commercial use, whereas the full-size Double Cab would suit family use as well as more heavy-duty work.
For private use, the Limited and Wildtrak trims will be more appealing. Similar to Ford’s Zetec and Titanium trims on their other cars, it gives the workhorse a desirable interior for everyday use.
In the latest generation, Ford has worked on improving efficiency, including stop-start and an electric power steering system. Original grumbles about the handling have also been responded to with a rework – but pick-ups will never be remarkable in this area.Where the Ranger does stand out is composure on the roads. That, and impressive pulling power.
What you need to watch out for
By pick-up standards, the relatively upmarket interior of the Ford Ranger has always been admired, as has the amount of kit and technology available. It’s not just practical and sturdily built, but it’s smart and boasts car-like comfort.
With almost 30cm of ground clearance, Hill Descent Control and Hill-Start Assist, the Ranger is a capable vehicle across different terrains. However, anyone who’s used to a large SUV is going to be disappointed with the choppier on-road feel.
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That’s not to say ride comfort, body control and steering aren’t competitive for the class though. All in all, the Ranger drives well, is responsive and boasts particularly impressive interior and spec options. Find the perfect Ford Ranger for you today with Exchange & Mart.