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|Car Advice||84%||"Though it may carry over, the 3.2-litre engine is hardly past its use-by date. Although power and torque haven't been bumped up as part of the late-2018 update, the Ranger still claims more power and torque than its four-cylinder Toyota HiLux and Mitsubishi Triton rivals, the two closest sellers in the ute segment."||Read more|
|CarsGuide||86%||"2019 Ranger (or PX III) brought numerous upgrades and refinements, headlined by the availability of AEB and Ford's new twin-turbo 2.0-litre diesel engine with 10-speed auto being available as an option in the upper-shelf XLT and top-shelf Wildtrak variants."||Read more|
|Practical Motoring||No rating||"The Ford Ranger was updated towards the end of last year with tweaks to the suspension and active safety added."||Read more|
|Mr 4x4||No rating||"All in all, there isn't really anything negative to say about the updates on the 2019 Ford Ranger. That's not to say the vehicle is perfect, it isn't. But Ford have taken a great product and made it even better by staying true to its roots, but giving it the old spit shine."||Read more|
|Finder||No rating||"The 2019 Ford Ranger is easy to drive on surfaced roads as well as being a capable off-road vehicle. It also has a bunch of tech that makes it a compelling proposition when compared to competitors in its class."||Read the review|
There are 22 different Ford Ranger body styles and transmission combos on sale in Australia, varying from a RWD, low-rider single cab chassis ute to the double-cab Ranger Raptor off-road racing-inspired pick-up. Across the 4 ordinary Ranger trim levels, Ford gives buyers the chance to pick between a 2.2-litre diesel engine, a 3.2-litre diesel and a bi-turbo 2.0-litre borrowed from the Raptor. The Raptor only comes with the 2.0-litre engine and a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
XL Rangers are sold as a 4x2 Low-rider or as a Hi-rider. There's also a 4x4 option. This model is ideally suited to fleet buyers, farmers and those who need a workhorse spec ute. Body configurations include single-cab, super-cab and double-cab chassis models as well as pick-up variants of those configurations. XL models come with a 2.2-litre diesel or an optional 3.2-litre oiler with more power. XL Rangers have black grilles, door mirrors and door handles, plus tough 16-inch steel wheels.
Features include power-adjustable mirrors, a manually adjustable driver's seat (with lumbar support), vinyl floor coverings, auto on/off headlamps, electric windows, a 4.2-inch multi-function display, Bluetooth® phone connectivity, Ford's SYNC voice-activated controls, a single USB port, 6 airbags, auto high beam, cruise control with a speed limiter, driver impairment monitor, Dynamic Stability Control, Emergency Assistance, Hill Descent Control, Hill Launch Assist, Lane Keep Aid, rear parking sensors (on pick-up bodies), Pre-Collision Assist (AEB with pedestrian detection), eLocking rear differential, rear view camera (optional on super-cab XLs) plus Traffic Sign Recognition. The infotainment system plays through four speakers made up of two tweeters and two woofers and a CD player. On XL super-cabs and up, there are four woofers.
The XL Ranger starts from $34,752 driveaway.
The XLS is a 4x4-only Ranger model. It comes with the larger output 3.2-litre TDCi donk. External parts that are finished in black on the XL, like the door mirrors and grille, are instead painted Trivet Grey. There are halogen front fog lamps and 16-inch alloys. An optional pack can enable dual-zone climate control (as well as a 4.2-inch dual instrumentation panel). Buyers can additionally specify Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, DAB, satellite navigation, SYNC 3 and MyKey as well as keyless entry and ignition.
The vinyl floor covers from the XL become carpets and this model also has perimeter/inclination/interior motion alarm sensors and rear parking aids.
Prices start from $54,163 driveaway.
The XLT Ranger notches the driveaway price up to a starting point of $55,423. For the extra cash, you get:
Buyers who want more luxuries and passenger comforts, such as those who are using the ute for a family vehicle, will probably want to pay from $66,393 driveaway for the Wildtrak Ranger. You can specify this model with either a 3.2-litre diesel or a bi-turbo 2.0-litre. Changes Ford make to the Wildtrak include:
Finally, for those who want a properly tough, performance ute, the Ranger Raptor starts from $85,336. Features include:
Click on the price to compare Ranger finance options.
|2.2-litre diesel, RWD, Single cab chassis, manual, Low-Rider: $34,752||3.2-litre diesel, RWD, Double Cab Pick-up, 6-speed manual, Hi-Rider: $55,423||3.2-litre diesel, 4x4, Double Cab Pick-up, 6-speed manual, Hi-Rider: $54,163||3.2-litre diesel, 4x4, Double Cab Pick-up, 6-speed manual, Hi-Rider: $66,393||2.0-litre diesel, 4x4, Double Cab Pick-up, 10-speed automatic: $85,336|
|2.2-litre diesel, RWD, Single cab chassis, 6-speed automatic, Hi-Rider: $40,623||3.2-litre diesel, RWD, Double Cab Pick-up, 6-speed automatic, Hi-Rider: $57,733||3.2-litre diesel, 4x4, Double Cab Pick-up, 6-speed automatic, Hi-Rider: $56,473||3.2-litre diesel, 4x4, Double Cab Pick-up, 6-speed automatic, Hi-Rider: $68,703|
|2.2-litre diesel, RWD, Super cab chassis, 6-speed automatic, Hi-Rider: $43,095||2.0-litre diesel, RWD, Double Cab Pick-up, 10-speed automatic, Hi-Rider: $56,998||2.0-litre diesel, 4x4, Double Cab Pick-up, 10-speed automatic, Hi-Rider: $70,278|
|2.2-litre diesel, RWD, Double Cab chassis, 6-speed automatic, Hi-Rider: $45,102||3.2-litre diesel, 4x4, Super Cab Pick-up, 6-speed automatic, Hi-Rider: $61,618|
|2.2-litre diesel, RWD, Double Cab Pick-up, 6-speed automatic, Hi-Rider: $44,248||2.0-litre diesel, 4x4, Super Cab Pick-up, 10-speed automatic, Hi-Rider: $63,193|
|3.2-litre diesel, 4x4, Single Cab chassis, 6-speed manual, Hi-Rider: $49,103||3.2-litre diesel, 4x4, Double Cab Pick-up, 6-speed manual, Hi-Rider: $61,408|
|3.2-litre diesel, 4x4, Single Cab chassis, 6-speed automatic, Hi-Rider: $51,413||3.2-litre diesel, 4x4, Double Cab Pick-up, 6-speed automatic, Hi-Rider: $63,718|
|3.2-litre diesel, 4x4, Super Cab chassis, 6-speed manual, Hi-Rider: $51,623||2.0-litre diesel, 4x4, Double Cab Pick-up, 10-speed automatic, Hi-Rider: $65,293|
|3.2-litre diesel, 4x4, Super Cab chassis, 6-speed automatic, Hi-Rider: $53,933|
|3.2-litre diesel, 4x4, Super Cab Pick-up, 6-speed automatic, Hi-Rider: $53,008|
|2.2-litre diesel, 4x4, Double Cab chassis, 6-speed automatic, Hi-Rider: $53,353|
|3.2-litre diesel, 4x4, Double Cab chassis, 6-speed manual, Hi-Rider: $53,668|
|3.2-litre diesel, 4x4, Double Cab chassis, 6-speed automatic, Hi-Rider: $55,978|
|2.2-litre diesel, 4x4, Double Cab Pick-up, 6-speed automatic, Hi-Rider: $52,483|
|3.2-litre diesel, 4x4, Double Cab Pick-up, 6-speed manual, Hi-Rider: $52,798|
|3.2-litre diesel, 4x4, Double Cab Pick-up, 6-speed automatic, Hi-Rider: $55,108|
No cost paint options include:
For $650, Ford will paint your Ranger:
|Car Advice||"The Ranger Wildtrak does an impressive job of straddling the line between rough-and-ready work trucks and comfortable family transport."|
|CarsGuide||"Despite a slight power deficit to its 2.0-litre petrol-only counterpart, and limited cargo space, the unique characteristics of the Ranger SX Hybrid's drivetrain make it a pleasure to steer in the urban jungle."|
|Practical Motoring||"Plenty of people make comments about the Ranger's reliability. Well, this is something that can't be commented on in a week of testing. But, what I can say is that the vehicle I drove had been used for the local launch, had covered thousands of journo kilometres and was in back-to-back bookings."|
|Mr 4x4||"In my opinion, and I don't say this lightly, nor was I paid to say so … the 2019 Ford Ranger is the best one yet."|
|Finder||"Quiet in-cabin and with plenty of room, the Ford Ranger isn't just a tradies' car, but a vehicle worth comparing whether you are transporting materials, moving the family or heading on a caravanning adventure."|
Ford installs one of three engines into the Ranger. They are a 2.2-litre, a 3.2-litre and a 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo engine.
The 2.2-litre has been used in many cars over the years, including other former Ford family vehicles, like the Land Rover Defender. It's packaged with a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox depending on the configuration chosen. Power measures 118kW at 3,200rpm and 385Nm of torque is generated between 1,600-2,500rpm.
The 3.2-litre Duratorq diesel engine not only has a larger displacement but also an additional cylinder, making a total of five. The engine is familiar to anyone who has looked at previous iterations of the Ranger, as well as the Everest and Transit vans. Weirdly, you'll also find the South African-made Ford engine in subway trains. In the Ford Ranger though, it produces 147kW at 3,000rpm and a grunty 470Nm between 1,750-2,500rpm.
Despite a smaller displacement, thanks to a twin-turbo set-up, the 2.0-litre power plant is capable of producing 157kW around 3,750rpm and a maximum torque rating of 500Nm from 1,750-2,000rpm. Coupled with a 10-speed automatic gearbox, this pairing should be noticeably perkier than others, with less turbo lag and more gears to extract additional efficiency from the engine.
Some journalists described the 3.2-litre diesel as a bit outdated. While it has been in use for a while, the performance was generally rated as good. Remember that the longer an engine has been in production, the more time a company has to identify and rectify common issues. One outlet was quick to point out that this model still has more power and torque than sector competitors such as the Hilux and Triton.
It's fair to say that most journos preferred the new 2.0-litre engine, after all, it has more power, greater torque and offers the best fuel economy. Supposedly, it is also less noisy and the gearbox is described as smooth, razor-sharp and as having overdrive-like top gears for highway cruising. The lower capacity engine was said to be rather spritely and full of zest. One outlet wrote that the VW Amarok still has the most refined engine and transmission combo on the market, but the Ranger is a close second.
On paper, the newer engine certainly looks like the one to go for. It's more powerful, more muscled and has that highly flexible 10-speed transmission, giving it the best fuel economy.
Ford Ranger engine and transmission statistics
|2.2-litre TDCi diesel||3.2-litre TDCi diesel||2.0-litre Bi-Turbo diesel|
|Engine type||Turbocharged, intercooled, direct injection, common rail||Turbocharged, intercooled, direct injection, common rail||Bi-turbocharged, intercooled, direct injection, common rail|
|Drivetrain||4x2 or 4x4||4x2 or 4x4||4x2 or 4x4|
|Cylinders||Four inline||Five inline||Four inline|
|Fuel tank capacity||80-litres||80-litres||80-litres|
|Max power||118kW at 3,200rpm||147kW at 3,000rpm||157kW at 3,750rpm|
|Max torque||385Nm at 1,600-2,500rpm||470Nm at 1,750-2,500rpm||500Nm at 1,750-2,000rpm|
|Fuel consumption (combined)||6.5L/100km (manual)|
|Emissions standard||Euro 5||Euro 5||Euro 5|
|Top speed (km/h)||N/A||N/A||170 km/h|
|Transmission||6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic||6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic||10-speed transmission|
|Towing capacity (unbraked/braked)||750kg/3,500kg (some models 2,500kg)||750kg/3,500kg (some models 2,500kg)||750kg/3,500kg (some models 2,500kg)|
With three different diesel engines on offer, Ford matches the trio of engines available in the rival HiLux.
According to the government's Green Vehicle Guide website, figures given for a 2WD, 2-door, 2.2-litre Duratorq diesel engine model are:
A 4WD version would use something like:
Based on those figures, if you covered 14,000km each year with two thirds urban driving and the rest on higher speed runs, you'd spend $1,535 with a 2WD, 2.2L Ranger and $1,907 on a 4WD model.
The 3.2 has an extra cylinder and an additional litre of displacement, so fuel usage is higher. A 2WD, 2-door Ranger with this donk in will burn:
The 4WD double cab, having an additional drive axle, uses an increased amount of fuel:
That puts annual fuel costs, per the above-given conditions, at $1,960 and $2,170 respectively.
This engine is the most fuel-efficient in the Ranger stable, using:
The above figures are for a 4WD double cab model. Fuel costs for the year would be around $1,726.
Fuel usage numbers are acquired by putting vehicles through a strictly controlled testing procedure. Consequently, the conditions during testing change very little. On public roads, a variety of factors regularly change, affecting the realistically achievable fuel economy. As a result, you should use the official brochure figures purely as a way to compare different models.
Ordinarily, there are significant differences between the factory-supplied economy digits and the usage journalists noted on public roads. Outlets said that the margin on the Ranger wasn't too bad. Typically, the difference was under a litre, which is a great result.
Historically, you'd have to be a bit bonkers to seriously evaluate the handling of a ute. After all, they are utility vehicles, designed to carry and haul loads over punishing terrain. Nowadays though, more and more pick-ups find themselves living as a dual-use vehicle. Through the week, they might be a tradie's mule, but over the weekend, it could be used as the main family car. So, it isn't unfair to expect a modern ute to be at least relatively at-ease on-road. Does the Ranger manage to successfully compromise between ute sensibilities and urban comfort?
Reading the opinions of the motoring media, it certainly seems so. Unladen, the Ford Ranger has one of the best rides on the market, with some stating it was an excellent all-rounder. One reviewer did say that there's still a bit of noticeable skipping if you hit a hump while turning, but that's a handling trait observed in almost every ute currently on sale. Finder.com.au's Alex Jeffs said he thought the Ranger drove like a much smaller car. Overall, it seems Ford has managed to engineer the Ranger to successfully minimise body roll and sluggish handling. The steering is also said to respond effectively and overall, it appears to be a pretty planted vehicle, whether laden or unladen.
A proper ute should be able to cope with slippery mud found on building sites or rocky trails out in the bush. Factors that improve off-road effectiveness include greater ground clearance, long-travel suspension, shorter overhangs, knobbly tyres, taller wading depths, differential lockers and underbody shielding, to name a few.
The Ford Ranger holds its own here very well, even in standard factory guise. Unmodified, it has a reasonable 229-232mm of ground clearance and a pretty acute approach and departure angles of 28°. Water crossings of up to 800mm can be tackled with 4x4 models, while 2WD Rangers can handle 600mm.
Journalists said the stock Ranger is at home away from the beaten path. Like many other utes, having all-terrain or more heavily off-road biased treads fitted would mean you can go even further before getting stuck.
Opening the door to any Ranger, you'll find a thoroughly useable interior. Trim levels go from the workhorse spec XL, right up to the dual-use lifestyle Wildtrak model.
For drivers, there are a lot of safety features too, which is great to see. Entry-level XL models have six airbags, automatic high beam, auto headlamps, cruise control with a speed limiter, driver impairment monitor, ABS, Load Adaptive Control, Roll Over Mitigation, Traction Control and Trailer Sway Control. Additionally, the base XL Ranger model has Emergency Assistance, Hill Descent Control, Hill Launch Assist, Lane Keep Aid, rear parking sensors and cameras (pick-ups only), AEB with pedestrian detection, a locking differential and traffic sign recognition. For an entry-grade workhorse, that's impressive.
Top of the line Wildtraks have Adaptive Cruise, perimeter alarm with vehicle inclination sensors, rain-sensing wipers, Ford's MyKey (for limiting the vehicle's speed and radio volume when employees or kids borrow your Ranger), front and rear parking sensors, keyless entry and tyre pressure monitoring.
|Adaptive Cruise Control||✖️||✖️||Optional package||✔||✖️|
|Six airbags: front and side (driver and passenger), full-length curtain airbags||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Alarm with Perimeter, Interior Motion and Vehicle Inclination Sensors||✖️||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Automatic high beam||✔||✔||✔||✔||✖️|
|Auto on/off headlamps||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Rain-sensing windscreen wipers||✖️||✖️||✔||✔||✔|
|Electrochromatic rear view mirror||✖️||✖️||✔||✔||✔|
|Cruise control with Adjustable Speed Limiter||✔||✔||✔||✔||✖️|
|Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted buttons||✖️||✖️||✖️||✖️||✔|
|Driver Impairment Monitor||✔||✔||✔||✔||✖️|
|Dynamic Stability Control (made up of ABS, Load Adaptive Control, Roll Over Mitigation, Traction Control and Trailer Sway Control)||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Hill Descent Control||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Hill Launch Assist||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Lane Keeping Aid||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Parking Sensors (pick-ups only)||Rear||Front & Rear||Front & Rear||Front & Rear||Rear|
|Pre-Collision Assist – AEB with Pedestrian Detection||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Rear differential – eLocking||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Rear view camera (optional on cab-chassis models)||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Semi-Auto Active Park Assist||✖️||✖️||Optional Package||✔||✖️|
|Smart Keyless Entry with Push Ignition||✖️||Optional Package||✔||✔||✔|
|Traffic Sign Recognition||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Tyre Pressure Monitoring System||✖️||✖️||✔||✔|
|Volumetric alarm with battery auxiliary back-up||✖️||✖️||✖️||✖️||✔|
|Six-way manual driver seat adjustment plus lumbar support||✔||✔||✔||✖️||✖️|
|Eight-way power driver seat adjustment plus lumbar support||✖️||✖️||✖️||✔||✔|
|Heated front seats||✖️||✖️||✖️||✔||✖️|
|XLT leather accented seats||✖️||✖️||Optional extra||✖️||✖️|
|Wildtrak leather accented seats – black and orange contrast stitching||✖️||✖️||✖️||✔||✖️|
|Leather and suede accented seats||✖️||✖️||✖️||✖️||✔|
|Front sports seats||✖️||✖️||✖️||✖️||✔|
|Heated front seats||✖️||✖️||✖️||✔||✔|
|230V inverter in rear console (Super cab and Double cab body styles)||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Ambient Lighting – Multi-colour||✖️||✖️||✖️||✔||✖️|
|Auxiliary 12V power||1||1||2||2||3|
|Chilled centre console||✖️||✖️||✔||✔||✔|
|ISOFIX anchor points (Super cab and Double cab body styles)||2||2||2||2||✖️|
|Climate Control – dual-zone automatic||✖️||Optional||✔||✔||✔|
|Dual colour 4.2-inch instrumentation displays||✖️||Optional||✔||✔||✔|
|Floor mats||✖️||Driver||Driver||Front and rear||Raptor front and rear mats|
|8-inch colour touchscreen display||✖️||Optional extra||✔||✔||✔|
|Apple CarPlay and Android Auto||✖️||Optional extra||✔||✔||✔|
|Bluetooth® with phone/audio streaming||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|DAB+ digital radio||✖️||Optional extra||✔||✔||✔|
|Satellite navigation with Traffic Message Channel||✖️||Optional extra||✔||✔||✔|
|SYNC with voice control||✔||✔||✖️||✖️||✖️|
|SYNC 3 with voice control||✖️||Optional extra||✔||✔||✔|
|6-speakers (2 Tweeters, 4 woofers)||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Front bumper||Body colour||Body colour||Body colour||Body colour with Silver lower insert||Chassis mounted in Dyno Grey|
|Rear bumper||Body colour||Body colour||Chrome steel||Bolder Grey||Unique Raptor design|
|Door handles||Black||Black||Chrome||Bolder Grey||Dyno Grey|
|Door mirrors||Black||Trivet Grey||Chrome||Bolder Grey||Dyno Grey|
|Grille||Black||Trivet Grey||Chrome||Bolder Grey||Unique Raptor design|
|Front fog lamps||✖️||Halogen||Halogen||LED||LED|
|High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps||✖️||✖️||✔||✔||✔|
|LED Daytime Running Lamps||✖️||✖️||✔||✔||✔|
|Power adjustable wing mirrors||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Power folding and heated wing mirrors||✖️||✖️||✔||✔||✔|
|Rear sports bar||✖️||✖️||Chrome tubular||Sailplane||✖️|
|Side steps||✖️||✖️||Black||Black with silver insert||Heavy-duty side steps|
|Heavy-duty front bash plate and underbody shielding||✖️||✖️||✖️||✖️||✔|
|Recovery hooks front and rear||✖️||✖️||✖️||✖️||✔|
|Rolling tray shutter||✖️||✖️||✖️||✔||✖️|
|Wading depth (4x2)||600mm||-|
|Wading depth (4x4)||800mm||850mm|
|Rear overhang (Single cab vs Double cab)||1,149mm/1,226mm||1,270mm|
|Ground clearance (Single cab and Super cab/Double cab)||229mm/232mm||283mm|
If you're looking for a new or used ute, the Ford Ranger should be a definite inclusion on anyone's list. It's the second best selling ute in Australia, offers good value, reasonable servicing costs (though the HiLux is cheaper) and it will do everything you need from a ute. From off-roading, to load carrying, trailer towing to the demands of family life, reviewers agree a Ranger should be able to handle anything you ask of it, with few complaints.
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