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2019 Ford Ranger Review

The comprehensive Ford Ranger review

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Critic reviews

WebsiteRatingNotable quotes
Car Advice84%"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
CarsGuide86%"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
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Practical MotoringNo rating"The Ford Ranger was updated towards the end of last year with tweaks to the suspension and active safety added."Read more
Mr 4x4No 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
FinderNo 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

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A comprehensive review of the Ford Ranger ute

Ford Ranger ute pricing

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

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.

XLS

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.

XLT

The XLT Ranger notches the driveaway price up to a starting point of $55,423. For the extra cash, you get:

  • A 3.2-litre diesel, with the option of a 2.0-lite Bi-turbo
  • Chrome rear bumper, door handles, door mirrors and grille
  • High Intensity Discharge headlamps
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Power folding and heated wing mirrors
  • Privacy glass
  • Chrome sports bar
  • Side steps, in black
  • Tow bar as standard
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Bedliner with a 12V outlet
  • Optional XLT leather seats
  • Two, rather than one, USB sockets in the cabin
  • Cooled centre console
  • Dual-zone climate control as standard
  • Twin 4.2-inch instrumentation screens
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear stick
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Electrochromatic rear view mirror
  • 8.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard
  • DAB+
  • Satellite navigation
  • SYNC 3
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (optional pack)
  • Semi-auto Active Park Assist (optional pack)
  • Optional 18-inch black alloys

Wildtrak

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:

  • Body colour bumper with silver lower insert
  • Bolder Grey rear bumper, door handles, door mirrors and grille
  • LED fog lamps
  • Puddle lamps in the exterior mirrors
  • Sailplane style sports bar
  • Black and silver side steps
  • 18-inch alloys
  • Roller shutter
  • 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support
  • Wildtrak leather accented seats (with orange stitching)
  • Ambient lighting
  • Front and rear floor mats
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Semi-auto Active Park Assis

Ranger Raptor

Finally, for those who want a properly tough, performance ute, the Ranger Raptor starts from $85,336. Features include:

  • 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo diesel
  • 17-inch Dyno Grey alloys
  • 33-inch BF Goodrich All-Terrains
  • Optional decal packages
  • Dyno Grey door handles, exterior mirrors, tailgate handle and front bumpers
  • Power-adjustable, folding, heated and puddle lamp-equipped exterior mirrors
  • Front and rear mud flaps
  • Unique Raptor grille
  • Heavy-duty bash plates
  • HID headlights
  • LED fog lamps
  • Optional prestige paint
  • Unique Raptor rear bumper
  • Strengthened chassis
  • 8-way power driver and passenger seat adjustment with lumbar support
  • Front leather and suede sport seats with heating
  • Cooled centre console
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Electrochromatic rear view mirror
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel, gear shifter and handbrake
  • Unique Raptor front and rear floor mats
  • 8-inch touchscreen plus a 4.2-inch multi-function display with satellite navigation with Traffic Message Channel, DAB+, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, SYNC 3 and CD player
  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • Cruise control, Emergency Assistance, Emergency Brake Assist, Emergency Brake Light, stop/start, Hill Descent Control, Dynamic Stability Control, Lane Keeping Aid with departure warning, Load Adaptive Control, locking rear differential, MyKey, rear parking sensors, AEB with pedestrian detection, rear view camera, rollover mitigation, Terrain Management System with six modes, Traction Control System, Traffic Sign Recognition, Trailer Sway and Volumetric Alarm.

Click on the price to compare Ranger finance options.

XLXLTXLSWildtrakRanger Raptor
2.2-litre diesel, RWD, Single cab chassis, manual, Low-Rider: $34,7523.2-litre diesel, RWD, Double Cab Pick-up, 6-speed manual, Hi-Rider: $55,4233.2-litre diesel, 4x4, Double Cab Pick-up, 6-speed manual, Hi-Rider: $54,1633.2-litre diesel, 4x4, Double Cab Pick-up, 6-speed manual, Hi-Rider: $66,3932.0-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: $40,6233.2-litre diesel, RWD, Double Cab Pick-up, 6-speed automatic, Hi-Rider: $57,7333.2-litre diesel, 4x4, Double Cab Pick-up, 6-speed automatic, Hi-Rider: $56,4733.2-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: $43,0952.0-litre diesel, RWD, Double Cab Pick-up, 10-speed automatic, Hi-Rider: $56,9982.0-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: $45,1023.2-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: $44,2482.0-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: $49,1033.2-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: $51,4133.2-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: $51,6232.0-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:

  • True Red
  • Arctic White

For $650, Ford will paint your Ranger:

  • Blue Lightning
  • Aluminium Silver
  • Shadow Black
  • Meteor Grey
The above costs are Ford's recommended driveaway prices, for the NSW postcode 2000. They are based on the vehicle being garaged and include 12 months registration and third party insurance, the maximum dealer delivery fee and stamp duties.

Overview

Arguably the best ute offering on the market, it is only outsold by the HiLux. The Ranger, though, has many things the HiLux doesn't, including an all-diesel engine line-up and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. Reviewers rate the Ford Ranger as a tough looking, hard working ute with the added benefit of modern active safety assists. A Ranger makes sense for anyone, whether you're a fleet buyer, tradie or family.
WebsiteProsConsNotable quote
Car Advice
  • Sorted ride/handling
  • Comfy and sophisticated interior
  • Wildtrak looks great
  • Powerful five-cylinder donk
  • No power increase for this update
  • No rear-seat vents
  • Big asking price
  • Too big for urban roads
"The Ranger Wildtrak does an impressive job of straddling the line between rough-and-ready work trucks and comfortable family transport."
CarsGuide
  • Ripper powertrain
  • Suspension mods improve urban ride
  • AEB inclusion
  • Jiggly high-speed unladen ride
  • Pricey options
  • SYNC 3 has flaws
"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
  • SYNC 3 is clever
  • Up there in terms of rear-seat legroom
  • Great offroad
  • Brittle feeling interior plastics
  • Tray's rolling shutter can be a pain to use
"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
  • Many body/engine and transmission options
  • Tailgate lifting assistance
  • 10-speed gearbox is awesome
  • Plethora of scratchy plastics
  • Stock tyres offroad
"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
  • Punchy 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo
  • Suspension improvements
  • Rear passenger room
  • Button gear shifter off-road
"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."

Engine and performance

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.

Ford 2.2-litre Duratorq diesel

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.

Ford 3.2-litre Duratorq diesel

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.

Ford 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo

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.

Car reviewers' impressions of the Ford Ranger engine and gearbox combo

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 diesel3.2-litre TDCi diesel2.0-litre Bi-Turbo diesel
Engine typeTurbocharged, intercooled, direct injection, common railTurbocharged, intercooled, direct injection, common railBi-turbocharged, intercooled, direct injection, common rail
Drivetrain4x2 or 4x44x2 or 4x44x2 or 4x4
Engine size/displacement2,198cc3,198cc1,996cc
Fuel typeDieselDieselDiesel
CylindersFour inlineFive inlineFour inline
Fuel tank capacity80-litres80-litres80-litres
Max power118kW at 3,200rpm147kW at 3,000rpm157kW at 3,750rpm
Max torque385Nm at 1,600-2,500rpm470Nm at 1,750-2,500rpm500Nm at 1,750-2,000rpm
Fuel consumption (combined)6.5L/100km (manual)
7.8L/100km (automatic)
8.2L/100km6.7L/100km
Acceleration (0-100km/h)N/AN/AN/A
Emissions standardEuro 5Euro 5Euro 5
Top speed (km/h)N/AN/A170 km/h
Security
Engine immobiliser
Transmission6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic10-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)

Ford Ranger fuel efficiency

With three different diesel engines on offer, Ford matches the trio of engines available in the rival HiLux.

2.2-litre Duratorq diesel fuel economy

According to the government's Green Vehicle Guide website, figures given for a 2WD, 2-door, 2.2-litre Duratorq diesel engine model are:

  • Combined: 6.5L/100km
  • Urban: 7.6L/100km
  • Extra-urban: 5.8L/100km

A 4WD version would use something like:

  • Combined: 7.8L/100km
  • Urban: 9.7L/100km
  • Extra-urban: 6.7L/100km

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.

3.2-litre Duratorq diesel fuel usage

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:

  • Combined: 8.3L/100km
  • Urban: 9.7L/100km
  • Extra-urban: 7.4L/100km

The 4WD double cab, having an additional drive axle, uses an increased amount of fuel:

  • Combined: 8.7L/100km
  • Urban: 11.2L/100km
  • Extra-urban: 7.3L/100km

That puts annual fuel costs, per the above-given conditions, at $1,960 and $2,170 respectively.

2.0-litre Bi-Turbo diesel fuel economy

This engine is the most fuel-efficient in the Ranger stable, using:

  • Combined: 7.4L/100km
  • Urban: 8.4L/100km
  • Extra-urban: 6.8L/100km

The above figures are for a 4WD double cab model. Fuel costs for the year would be around $1,726.

A word on fuel economy figures

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.

Handling

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.

Off-road

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.

Interior and features

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.

Ford Ranger safety and driver assists

XLXLSXLTWildtrakRanger Raptor
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)
Emergency Assistance
Hill Descent Control
Hill Launch Assist
Lane Keeping Aid
MyKey✖️Optional Package
Parking Sensors (pick-ups only)RearFront & RearFront & RearFront & RearRear
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✖️✖️✖️✖️

Ford Ranger interior and comfort features

XLXLSXLTWildtrakRanger Raptor
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 power11223
Chilled centre console✖️✖️
ISOFIX anchor points (Super cab and Double cab body styles)2222✖️
Climate Control – dual-zone automatic✖️Optional
Dual colour 4.2-inch instrumentation displays✖️Optional
Floor coveringsVinylCarpetCarpetCarpetCarpet
Floor mats✖️DriverDriverFront and rearRaptor 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
USB ports11222
CD player✖️✖️✖️✖️
6-speakers (2 Tweeters, 4 woofers)

Ford Ranger exterior styling features

XLXLSXLTWildtrakRanger Raptor
16-inch Steel✖️✖️✖️✖️
16-inch Alloy✖️✖️✖️✖️
17-inch Alloy✖️✖️✖️
18-inch Alloy✖️✖️✖️✖️
Front bumperBody colourBody colourBody colourBody colour with Silver lower insertChassis mounted in Dyno Grey
Rear bumperBody colourBody colourChrome steelBolder GreyUnique Raptor design
Door handlesBlackBlackChromeBolder GreyDyno Grey
Door mirrorsBlackTrivet GreyChromeBolder GreyDyno Grey
GrilleBlackTrivet GreyChromeBolder GreyUnique Raptor design
Front fog lamps✖️HalogenHalogenLEDLED
High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps✖️✖️
LED Daytime Running Lamps✖️✖️
Power adjustable wing mirrors
Power folding and heated wing mirrors✖️✖️
Puddle lamps✖️✖️✖️
Privacy glass✖️✖️✖️
Rear sports bar✖️✖️Chrome tubularSailplane✖️
Side steps✖️✖️BlackBlack with silver insertHeavy-duty side steps
Heavy-duty front bash plate and underbody shielding✖️✖️✖️✖️
All-terrain tyres✖️✖️✖️✖️
Tow bar✖️✖️
Recovery hooks front and rear✖️✖️✖️✖️
Strengthened chassis✖️✖️✖️✖️
Rolling tray shutter✖️✖️✖️✖️

Ford Ranger off-road specs

RangerRanger Raptor
Approach angle28°32.5°
Departure angle28°24°
Ramp angle25°24°
Wading depth (4x2)600mm-
Wading depth (4x4)800mm850mm
Front overhang905mm908mm
Rear overhang (Single cab vs Double cab)1,149mm/1,226mm1,270mm
Ground clearance (Single cab and Super cab/Double cab)229mm/232mm283mm

Verdict

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.

Did you know by comparing car loans, you could save hundreds of dollars over the course of the agreement?

Compare some options to finance a Ford Ranger 2019

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Name Product Interest Rate (p.a.) Comparison Rate (p.a.) Monthly Repayment View Details CTA
Plenti Car Loan
From
4.89%
(fixed)
5.44%
You'll receive a fixed rate from 4.89% p.a.
Borrow up to $100,000 with a Plenti Car Loan and benefit from no early repayment or exit fees.
You'll receive a fixed rate from 4.89% p.a.
Borrow up to $100,000 with a Plenti Car Loan and benefit from no early repayment or exit fees.
Loans.com.au - New and Dealer Used Car Loan
From
4.67%
(fixed)
5.22%
You'll receive a fixed rate from 4.67% p.a. based on your risk profile
Finance a new car and benefit from features such as fast approval, no ongoing fees and an optional balloon payment. Settle the loan before 30 November 2021 and enter the draw to win a $1,000 fuel gift voucher. T&Cs apply.
You'll receive a fixed rate from 4.67% p.a. based on your risk profile
Finance a new car and benefit from features such as fast approval, no ongoing fees and an optional balloon payment. Settle the loan before 30 November 2021 and enter the draw to win a $1,000 fuel gift voucher. T&Cs apply.
IMB New Car Loan
4.99%
(fixed)
5.34%
You'll receive a fixed rate of 4.99% p.a.
A low minimum borrowing amount of $2,000 that you can use to purchase a new car or one that's up to two years old.
You'll receive a fixed rate of 4.99% p.a.
A low minimum borrowing amount of $2,000 that you can use to purchase a new car or one that's up to two years old.
Credit Concierge Car Loan
From
3.85%
(fixed)
4.91%
You'll receive a fixed rate of 3.85% p.a. with a comparison rate of 4.91% p.a.
Get access to over 20 providers to fund a new or used car.

You'll receive a fixed rate of 3.85% p.a. with a comparison rate of 4.91% p.a.
Get access to over 20 providers to fund a new or used car.

NRMA New Car Loan
From
4.99%
(fixed)
5.69%
You'll receive a fixed rate from 4.99% p.a.
Purchase a new or used car up to 2 years old and benefit from a fixed rate and no monthly fees. Pre-approval available within 5 business hours.
You'll receive a fixed rate from 4.99% p.a.
Purchase a new or used car up to 2 years old and benefit from a fixed rate and no monthly fees. Pre-approval available within 5 business hours.
Wisr Secured Car Loan
From
4.74%
(fixed)
5.01%
You'll receive a personalised interest rate from 4.74% p.a. to 16.01% p.a. based on your risk profile
A flexible car loan from $5,000 - $63,000 with personalised rates and rewards for strong credit customers.

You'll receive a personalised interest rate from 4.74% p.a. to 16.01% p.a. based on your risk profile
A flexible car loan from $5,000 - $63,000 with personalised rates and rewards for strong credit customers.

NAB Personal Loan Unsecured Fixed
From
6.99%
(fixed)
7.91%
You'll receive a fixed rate between 6.99% p.a. and 18.99% p.a. ( 7.91% p.a. to 19.83% p.a. comparison rate) based on your risk profile
An unsecured loan up to $55,000 you can use for a range of purposes and pay off over up to 7 years. Note: Majority of customers will get the headline rate of 12.69% (13.56% comparison rate) or less. See Comparison rate warning in (i) above.
You'll receive a fixed rate between 6.99% p.a. and 18.99% p.a. ( 7.91% p.a. to 19.83% p.a. comparison rate) based on your risk profile
An unsecured loan up to $55,000 you can use for a range of purposes and pay off over up to 7 years. Note: Majority of customers will get the headline rate of 12.69% (13.56% comparison rate) or less. See Comparison rate warning in (i) above.
OurMoneyMarket Car Loan
From
5.35%
(fixed)
5.65%
You'll receive a fixed interest rate from 5.35% p.a. to 14.99% p.a. based on your risk profile.
Borrow between $2,001 and $75,000 to finance a new or used car up to 10 years.
You'll receive a fixed interest rate from 5.35% p.a. to 14.99% p.a. based on your risk profile.
Borrow between $2,001 and $75,000 to finance a new or used car up to 10 years.
CUA Secured Fixed Car Loan
6.79%
(fixed)
7.16%
You'll receive a fixed rate of 6.79% p.a.
A secured loan with a high maximum borrowing amount up to $100,000. Redraw facility and no monthly fees.
You'll receive a fixed rate of 6.79% p.a.
A secured loan with a high maximum borrowing amount up to $100,000. Redraw facility and no monthly fees.
Latitude Personal Loan (Secured)
From
5.99%
(fixed)
7.26%
You'll receive a fixed rate between 5.99% p.a. and 21.99% p.a. based on your risk profile
Lock in a competitive fixed rate when you offer security. Loan can be used for any purpose and repayments are flexible. You can check your interest rate before applying with no impact to your credit score.
You'll receive a fixed rate between 5.99% p.a. and 21.99% p.a. based on your risk profile
Lock in a competitive fixed rate when you offer security. Loan can be used for any purpose and repayments are flexible. You can check your interest rate before applying with no impact to your credit score.
Stratton Finance New Car Loan
From
4.05%
(fixed)
5.63%
You'll receive a fixed rate from 4.05% p.a. depending on the lender you are approved with
Apply for up to $250,000 and use cash or trade in a vehicle to use as a deposit. Optional balloon payment available.
You'll receive a fixed rate from 4.05% p.a. depending on the lender you are approved with
Apply for up to $250,000 and use cash or trade in a vehicle to use as a deposit. Optional balloon payment available.
SocietyOne Car Loan
From
6.99%
(fixed)
6.99%
You'll receive a fixed rate between 6.99% p.a. and 20.49% p.a. based on your risk profile
A loan from $5,000 to use for a range of purposes. Benefit from no ongoing fees and no early repayment fee.
You'll receive a fixed rate between 6.99% p.a. and 20.49% p.a. based on your risk profile
A loan from $5,000 to use for a range of purposes. Benefit from no ongoing fees and no early repayment fee.
Driva Car Loan
From
3.95%
(fixed)
5.1%
You'll receive a fixed rate from 3.95% p.a.
Borrow up to $250,000 with loan terms from 1 to 7 years. Get access to a range of lenders.
You'll receive a fixed rate from 3.95% p.a.
Borrow up to $250,000 with loan terms from 1 to 7 years. Get access to a range of lenders.
RACV New Car Loans
From
4.99%
(fixed)
5.69%
You'll receive a fixed rate from 4.99% p.a.
A larger loan of $5,000 or more to help you buy a new or used car. 5-hour pre approval available and no ongoing fees.
You'll receive a fixed rate from 4.99% p.a.
A larger loan of $5,000 or more to help you buy a new or used car. 5-hour pre approval available and no ongoing fees.
NRMA Used Car Loan
From
6.49%
(fixed)
7.19%
You'll receive a fixed rate from 6.49% p.a.
Finance a used car with NRMA and benefit from a fixed rate term and no monthly fees. Pre-approval available within 5 business hours.
You'll receive a fixed rate from 6.49% p.a.
Finance a used car with NRMA and benefit from a fixed rate term and no monthly fees. Pre-approval available within 5 business hours.
Symple Loans Personal Loan
From
5.75%
(variable)
6.47%
You'll receive a personalised interest rate from 5.75% p.a. to 25.99% p.a. based on your risk profile
Borrow up to $50,000 to pay for what you need.
You'll receive a personalised interest rate from 5.75% p.a. to 25.99% p.a. based on your risk profile
Borrow up to $50,000 to pay for what you need.
People's Choice CU Discounted Personal Loan (Car Loan)
From
4.65%
(fixed)
4.99%
Borrow over $20,000 and secure with a new or used car less than 2 years (manufacture year 2018).
Pre-approval, no monthly fees and fixed rate for 5 years.
Borrow over $20,000 and secure with a new or used car less than 2 years (manufacture year 2018).
Pre-approval, no monthly fees and fixed rate for 5 years.
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Name Product Roadside Assistance Accidental Damage Storm Choice of Repairer Agreed or Market Value
Budget Direct Comprehensive
Optional
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Awarded the 2019 Finder Award for the Best Value Car Insurance, this policy offers solid coverage at a low cost plus you will get 15% discount on first year's premium when you take out a policy online. Budget Direct’s claims service has received a 4.2/5 based on nearly 5,000 customer reviews.

Who it might be good for: People who want a comprehensive policy without breaking the bank.
QBE Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: QBE is a sustainable insurance company and also Finder's Green Insurer of the Year 2020 Award winner. This policy offers the highest level of protection available from QBE including three-year new car replacement. You can also save $75 when you purchase a new comprehensive policy online. T&Cs apply.

Who it might be good for: Those that are looking for a more environmentally friendly insurance choice.
Bingle Comprehensive
Market
Finder's summary:Bingle consistently comes up as one of the cheaper insurers out there. It only covers the basics, so you don't get to choose your own repairer, you're not covered for personal items in the car and unless you add it as an option, you won't get a hire car if your car is stolen. But this keeps its premiums low.

Who it might be good for: Someone who wants a low-cost option that covers them for the basics.
Coles Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Coles have two-tiers of comprehensive car insurance to choose from. You'll earn double flybuys points at Coles supermarkets and you can get $10 off your Coles grocery bill every time you redeem 2,000 Flybuys points. If you're over 30, you can get roadside assistance free for a year.

Who it might be good for: Coles customers and Flybuys collectors.
Poncho Comprehensive
Agreed
Finder's summary: Poncho works like a monthly subscription – you pay monthly and can cancel and leave at any time. You can also list multiple cars and drivers under one policy, making it ideal for families and groups living together under one household.

Who it might be good for: People who want their car insurance month to month.
Qantas Comprehensive
Optional
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: You'll be able to choose how comprehensive you want your cover to be with optional extras like choice of repairer and the option of agreed or market value. Plus earn Qantas Points for joining and paying your premium. Sign up by 2 May 2021, you can earn up to 30,000 Qantas Points (points awarded will be based on your premium). T&Cs and eligibility apply.
Virgin Comprehensive
Optional
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Finalists for the 2019 Finder Awards for Best Value Car Insurance, Virgin Comprehensive provides a good level of cover for a decent price. Get 15% off on your first year’s premium when you purchase a new eligible comprehensive car insurance online. T&Cs Apply.
Stella Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Stella’s a female-focused insurer. It'll cover you if your car is damaged as a result of domestic violence. It offers higher cover for baby gear than most, with up to $2,000 cover for prams, strollers and child seats. Get $50 cash back when you purchase online between 1 April – 30 June 2021 using the code STELLA50. T&C apply.

Who it might be good for: Someone who wants a female-centred car insurance policy (it will cover men too).
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