Ford Ranger: A Pickup Truck that Offers Great Performance
The Ford Ranger is a classic pickup truck, a popular model for both commercial and private uses alike with its robust design and powerful base.
Practical and tough in equal amounts, the Ford Ranger is available with four different trims and a range of cab sizes. The Regular and larger Super Cabs are most popular with commercial drivers while the Double Cab makes the Ranger a good option for families on the go.
There's the choice of either a two-wheel or four-wheel-drive as well as either manual or automatic transmission. Diesel engines come with a four-cylinder 2.2 TDCi or the beefier five-cylinder 3.2-litre, offering 158 and 197 horsepower respectively.
If you're looking for the largest cargo capacity, it's the Regular Cab model that you'll want with a gross payload of 1296 kg and a total load length of 2317 mm. However, this will only provide you with two seats up front; if you want a little more the Super Cab provides rear seating. The Double Cab provides much more seating space but there's a trade-off for the cargo capacity, dropping to 1199 kg and 1549 mm.
Pretty Good-Looking for a Pick-up
Pick-up trucks aren't renowned for their glossy interiors but the Ford Ranger offers more than cheap plastic inside. Ford has gone the extra mile to create an interior which is simultaneously practical and attractive too.
Even on the entry-level model, there's heated mirrors and satellite radio while at the top end of the range there's leather upholstery, voice activated software and a rearview camera.
Strength Doesn't Compromise Safety
The Ford Ranger is one of the safest pickups on the road scoring five stars in crash testing originally, and now with even more driver aids added to improve it further.
The Ford stability system helps keep the vehicle secure on the road in all conditions, while the collapsible steering column and front and knee airbags provide protection. There's a range of aids already included such as Trailer Sway Control, Load Adaptive Control, and Hill Descent Control but drivers can upgrade to receive even more. The extras include advanced technology such as Lane Keeping Aid, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Traffic Sign Recognition.
Get behind the wheel of a Ford Ranger and you'll fall in love with a pickup. Classic yet very modern, the Ranger redefines this genre of vehicles.