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FORD RANGER Used Car Review

After the demise of the Falcon large car, the Ranger has become the new hero of Ford Australia showrooms on the back of the ever-increasing dual-purpose appeal of dual-cab utes as both workhorses and lifestyle vehicles. Internationally, the Ranger name replaced Courier in 1998 before also been applied locally in 2007. The current-generation, Thai-built Ranger released in 2011 was engineered and designed in Australia, though updated significantly in 2015. It is related to the Mazda BT-50 as part of a joint-venture.

Pros

Cons

  • One of the class leaders for on-road manners
  • Excellent off-road ability
  • Among the best for towing capability
  • Vast choice of styles and variants
  • Cabin presentation could be better
  • A big vehicle that isn't easy to park
  • Still not as refined to drive as a similarly sized SUV
  • Can be expensive for segment
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Top2017 Ford Ranger PX MkII Wildtrak Double Cab White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 142250 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl

* FULL SERVICE HISTORY * 3 YEAR WARRANTY * 3.2 LITRE 4WD TURBO DIESEL * DRIVERS ASSIST * BULL BAR * THIS CAR IS IMMACULATE AND VIEWING WILL NOT DISAPPOINT JUST PASSED OUR CERTIFIED PRE OWNED MECHANICAL INSPECTION AND SERVICE - TJM BULL BAR AND WINCH - KINGS SPOT LIGHTS - DRIVERS ASSIST - APPLE CAR PLAY ANDROID AUTO - ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL - LANE ASSIST - ROLLER LOCKER - TOW BAR - REAR CAMERA - DAB RADIO - DIFF LOCK You get Ford’s price promise service p

$48,983
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2019 Ford Ranger PX MkIII 2019.00MY XLT Silver 10 Speed Sports Automatic Double Cab Pick Up

  • 121827 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl

Built tough upmarket dual cab with the powerful 2.0 litre twin turbo diesel engine, ten speed Tiptronic auto, sat nav, cruise control, traction control, front side airbags, Bluetooth, lane keep assist, push button start, selectable high/low range 4wd, diff lock, side steps, blackout alloy rims with all terrain tyres, bull bar including LED spot lights, sports bar, tub liner, tow bar, reverse camera and sensors and the list goes on. 122000 kms and fully workshop tested. Ready for adventure

$49,999
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2013 Ford Ranger PX XL White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Cab Chassis

  • 310898 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl

2013 FORD RANGER XL...TOWBAR, SIDE STEPS, ROOF RACK, BULL BAR, 18 ALLOY WHEELS, CD PLAYER, AND LOG BOOKS. Family owned business , operating and servicing NSW for over 30 years. Any vehicle Inspection welcomed , with two conveniently based locations we have everyone sorted. Revesby NSW Yard - Centrally located 25 minutes from Sydney Airport. Home of all your used car needs for all of Milperra, Condell Park, Bankstown, Panania, Padstow, Picnic Point, Revesby Heights and Padstow Heights.

$23,990
Elderslie, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2008 Ford Ranger PJ 07 Upgrade XL (4x4) White 5 Speed Manual Dual Cab Chassis

  • 77059 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Exceptionally well-maintained Ex-Government (SES) vehicle with a genuine 77,000 km, loaded with extras and backed by extensive logbook service history!! 2008 Ford Ranger PJ 07 UPGRADE XL 4x4 Dual Cab ** 5-speed manual transmission ** Powerful 115Kw 3.0L turbo diesel, 380nm of torque ** Aftermarket/factory options; - Ironman bull bar - Factory snorkel - Factory side steps - Fibreglass canopy - Roof rack - Ironman 9500lb Winch - Tow bar - 15-inch factory wheel - Meaty Bridgeston

$26,990
Woodridge, QLD

Dealer used
02/12/2021

Top2018 Ford Ranger PX MkIII MY19 XLT 3.2 (4x4) White 6 Speed Manual Double Cab Pick Up

  • 51688 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

Ford Ranger XLT dual cab, practical and economical manual transmission, ARB bull bar, Spotties, Colour coded canopy, alloy wheels, tub liner, tonneau cover, GPS navigation, tow bar, log books, top condition throughout, inspection will impress!

$52,995
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
25/11/2021

Top2016 Ford Ranger PX MkII XL White 6 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 186593 km
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

READY FOR WORK OR PLAY This ranger comes Packed with Features including ARB Bull bar and Scrub bar with Spotlights and Winch, Snorkel, Tow bar with red-Arc braking system, Steel tray, Offroad rims with TOYO Tyres, Throttle control and Plenty more... Just serviced by our highly trained techs! Come in now for a hassle free test drive from our friendly staff! We carry out a Full 130 point mechanical inspection and safety check, we also complete a service! Looking to finance? Get a quote, or eas

$36,990
Bibra Lake, WA

Dealer used
02/12/2021

2017 Ford Ranger PX MkII Wildtrak Double Cab White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 94541 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl

*** 2017 WILDTRAK FULLY LOADED *** ARB Summit bull bar *** 8.5inch LED Stedi Spotlights *** 22inch LED Stedi Light Bar Forward Facing *** 18inch LED Stedi Rear Facing Light Bar *** Stedi LED Fog Lights *** GME XRS-330C Connect Hideaway UHF *** RHINO Pioneer Roof Rack *** Deep Cycle Dual Battery Setup With Custom Switch Board In The Tray *** Super-Fit Seat Covers *** Khumo 285x75x17R All Terrains 70% Tread *** S-Drive Throttle Controller *** CALL NOW!! Welcome to one of our finest 'Pre-Owned' v

$59,987
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
15 minutes ago

2018 Ford Ranger PX MkII 2018.00MY XLS Double Cab Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 84137 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl

* FULL SERVICE HISTORY * LOW KM'S * 4WD 3.2 TURBO DIESEL * CANOPY * TOW BAR * ROOF RACKS * BULL BAR ARB * THIS CAR IS VERY TIDY INSIDE AND OUT, VIEWING WILL NOT DISAPPOINT. JUST PASSED OUR CERTIFIED SAFETY INSPECTION AND SERVICE. ( full service history from new ) - ARB BULL BAR - CANOPY - ALLOY WHEELS - ROOF RACKS - TOW BAR - XTREME TUB SPRAY - CRUISE CONTROL - SENSORS - DIFF LOCKS You get our FREE 3 year/175,000klm warranty as part of our mechanical protection plan for

$45,990
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2017 Ford Ranger PX MkII XL White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 113147 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl

Well proven dual cab with the powerful 3.2 litre turbo diesel engine, six speed Tiptronic auto, selectable high/low range 4wd, diff lock, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, Bluetooth, bull bar including LED light bar, roof rack, all terrain tyres, colour coded lockable canopy, tow bar, electric brakes, custom slide out rear drawer unit, reverse camera and sensors plus more. 113000 kms with full service history. Superb condition

$39,999
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

Ford Ranger XLT PX2 Extra Cab 4X4 Automatic

  • 183118 km
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl

***JUST ARRIVED*** (FINANCE AVAILABLE) 2015 PX2 Ford Ranger Extra Cab 4X4 Tech Pack (Anti Crash/Lane Assistants, Electric Power Steering 6 Speed Automatic 3.2L Turbo Diesel 183,000 Kilometres, ECB Alloy Bull Bar, Winch, Driving Lights, Cooper A/T Tyres, Smart looking ute fitted with some useful extras (STREETS CITY CARS) Viewing by appointment I am a small independent dealer that operates from my Car Yard located at 381 Wellington Street South Launceston with over 10 years experien

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$29,990
South Launceston, TAS

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2018 Ford Ranger PX MkII 2018.00MY XL White 6 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 104465 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

2018 FORD RANGER PX MKII XL DUAL CAB MANUAL 4X4 SERVICE BODY BULL BAR REVERSE CAMERA TOW BAR SAFARI SNORKEL CALL TODAY TO BOOK A TEST DRIVE. *COVID-19: PURCHASE A VEHICLE WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOME OR OFFICE! *Completely contactless transactions available *Ask us for a personalized video walkaround *Australia wide, to your door, delivery available *****FREE ONE YEAR AUSTRALIA WIDE WARRANTY***** We are a 4x4 and Commercial Vehicle Specialist with over 100 unique vehicles in stock! Located j

$42,990
Pakenham, VIC

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2013 Ford Ranger PX XL 2.2 Hi-Rider (4x2) White 6 Speed Automatic Crew Cab Chassis

  • 222957 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

PLEASE QUOTE STOCK NO: 148795 2013 FORD RANGER XL HI-RIDER 1 OWNER EX-COMPANY OWNED. COMES WITH BOOKS AND FORD SERVICE HISTORY. HAS A STEEL TRAY, BULL BAR, SIDE STEPS, TOW BAR, TINTED WINDOWS AND FACTORY ALLOY WHEELS. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION!! WONT LAST AT THIS PRICE!! * 14 DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE * VIDEO WALKAROUND INSPECTION AVAILABLE * GST INVOICE AVAILABLE * COMMERCIAL LOANS AVAILABLE APPLY ONLINE * ALL VEHICLES RED BOOK INSPECTED * 3 YEAR EXTENDED WARRANTY + ROADSIDE ASSISTANC

$27,650
Oakleigh, VIC

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2020 Ford Ranger PX MkIII MY20.75 XL 3.2 (4x4) White 6 Speed Automatic Double Cab Pick Up

  • 9444 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl

2020 FORD RANGER dual cab. Massive 3.2L turbo diesel with automatic transmission. Fitted with STEEL BULL BAR, ALLOY WHEELS, Update model with large display, Reverse camera, Parking sensors, Extremely low kms, Ready for immediate delivery and will have three months registration at time of purchase!

$56,995
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2016 Ford Ranger PX MkII XL White 6 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 127796 km
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

In Welshpool, Perth WA 2016 Ford Ranger XL 4wd 4x4 6 speed 3.2 go anywhere Turbo Diesel Extra cab/Space cab well body, for a little something different!!Drives & presents spot on! Logbooks, plus all the other goodies to make this truck ready to work hard or play hard. This unit will not waste your time. - Independent mechanical inspection video available on our website or please just ask to have it emailed/sms through. Located by the intersection of Orrong Road and Leach HWY, come in

$36,900
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2017 Ford Ranger XLT

  • 66000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

- 66300 KM - Ingot Silver - Colour coated ARB Summit bull bar - ARB intensity spotlights - Old Man Emu 2 inch suspension lift - Ozmac steel tray with checker plate capping on side boards - GME UFH - 4 spare tyres and rims $55000 inc To organise inspection or for more information please call or text Ryan on

$55,000Negotiable
Dalby, QLD

3 hours ago

2011 Ford Ranger XLT 3.2 (4x4)

  • 205760 km
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl

****2011 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Dual Cab Ute *** ********* -3.2 5 cyl Turbo Diesel -6 Speed Automatic -Colour Coded ARB Canopy -Drwar system-Towing mirrors-Nudge Bar-Bull Bar -LED Light Bar -Chrome Side Steps -Chrome Sports Bar -Service History -Tinted Windows ****Car Drives and presents Great!!! ******* Our cars are valued to sell at an unbeatable, non-negotiable price offering our clients access to a range of affordable vehicles with our hassle-free promise. Trade-ins are welcome within

$24,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2016 Ford Ranger PX MkII XLT Double Cab Grey 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 164583 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl

UNIQUE RANGER - Packed with features and ready for work includes a Bull Bar, Custom Alloy tray, Side bar steps, Adaptive cruise control, Tow-Bar, Good service history, Alloy wheels, Multifunction steering wheel and plenty more.. First to see and drive this will not be disappointed!! Come in now for a hassle free test drive from our friendly staff! We carry out a Full 130 point mechanical inspection and safety check, we also complete a service! Looking to finance? Get a quote, or easily calcu

$41,990
Bibra Lake, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2016 Ford Ranger PX MkII Wildtrak Double Cab Orange 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 103022 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl

2016 FORD RANGER WILDTRAK 4X4 DUAL CAB AUTOMATIC * 3.2 TURBO CHARGED DIESEL * SMOOTH AUTOMATIC * LEATHER * ROLLER COVER * STEEL BULL BAR * CHILLI ORANGE * PRESENTS LIKE NEW All our pre-owned vehicles come with a 3 year Extended Warranty*, National Roadside Assist** & a 100 Point Safety Inspection. We have easy finance options available and will pay top dollar for your trade-in. We are one of Perth?s leading Toyota dealerships located 10 minutes from Perth?s CBD. We have a great

$48,999
Morley, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2017 Ford Ranger PX MkII MY17 XLS 3.2 (4x4) Charcoal 6 Speed Automatic Double Cab Pick Up

  • 195249 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl

RANGER XLS 3.2 (4x4) PX MKII MY17 Diesel Turbo Automatic *** March 2022 rego & LOG BOOKS *** Metal tray, ARB bull bar, tow bar, tints, alloy wheels, trundle tray, diff locks, air con, reverse camera, cruise control, power steering / mirrors / windows, alarm, blue tooth CD player, traction control, hill holder, electronic brake force distribution, dynamic stability control, ABS brakes, brake assist, trailer stability control, mobile phone connectivity, hill descent control, trip computer, fog l

$37,950
Minto, NSW

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2016 Ford Ranger PX MkII XLT 3.2 (4x4) White 6 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 126852 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl

FULL FORD SERVICE HISTORY, BULL BAR, SPOTTIES, SNORKEL, SIDE STEP, ROOF RACKS, UHF RADIO AND AWNING. 2016 FORD RANGER XLT AUTO 4X4 3.2 LITRE TURBO DIESEL DUAL CAB UTE PRESENTED IN WHITE. TRIED AND TRUSTED UTILTY THAT IS SURE TO IMPRESS IN SHOWROOM CONDITION. DO NOT DELAY ENQUIRE TODAY. Call our experienced team NOW to secure this AMAZING INTERNET ONLY special price! Family owned Toyota dealership in PERTH, with the biggest range of quality used cars, with an exceptional personal touch. WHERE T

$41,888
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2017 Ford Ranger PX MkII MY17 Update XLT 3.2 (4x4) Silver 6 Speed Automatic Double Cab Pick Up

  • 146336 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl

One owner Ex-Corporate vehicle backed by Ford dealer only service history, loaded with extras and presents in stunning condition!! 2017 Ford Ranger PX MKII MY17 UPDATE XLT 3.2 4x4 dual cab ** 6-speed automatic transmission ** Powerful 147Kw 3.2L turbo diesel, 470nm of torque ** Aftermarket/factory options; - Tech pack - 17-inch Tuff A/T wheels - Meaty Bridgestone A/T tyres - ARB Ascent canopy - ARB bull bar - Redarc trailer brakes - LED driving lights - Tub liner - Factory Dif

$45,990
Woodridge, QLD

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2019 Ford Ranger PX MkIII 2019.00MY XLT White 6 Speed Manual Double Cab Pick Up

  • 79820 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

2019 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4 Manual 3.2 Turbo Diesel Only travelled 79000 Kilometers New car warranty until 2024 Bull Bar Upgraded Alloys UHF Immaculate Ranger We Are Australia's Longest Standing Ford Dealer We are a multi franchise dealer located 1 Hour South of Sydney. We are a locally owned family run business established in 1907 All our vehicles have been workshop tested & serviced for your peace of mind. Trade In's are welcome. Finance is available to approved purchasers.

$53,950
Albion Park Rail, NSW

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2018 Ford Ranger PX MkIII 2019.00MY XLS White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 103520 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl

FULL SERVICE HISTORY, TOW BAR AND BULL BAR.2018 FORD RANGER XLT AUTO 4X4 3.2 LITRE TURBO DIESEL DUAL CAB UTE PRESENTED IN WHITE. TRIED AND TRUSTED DUAL CAB UTILTY THAT IS SURE TO IMPRESS IN SHOWROOM CONDITION. DO NOT DELAY ENQUIRE TODAY. Call our experienced team NOW to secure this AMAZING INTERNET ONLY special price! Family owned Toyota dealership in PERTH, with the biggest range of quality used cars, with an exceptional personal touch. WHERE THE GUEST ALWAYS COMES FIRST..... Rigorously inspe

$38,990
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2016 Ford Ranger PX MkII XLT Double Cab Grey 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 111752 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl

* 3.2lt 4WD TURBO DIESEL * FULL SERVICE HISTORY * BULL BAR * 3 YEAR WARRANTY * APPLE CAR PLAY * TECH PACK * THIS RANGER PRESENTS IN FANTASTIC CONDITION , VIEWING WILL NOT DISAPPOINT JUST PASSED OUR CERTIFIED PRE OWNED VEHICLE INSPECTION AND SERVICE ( full service history from new ) - APPLE CAR PLAY - ANDROID AUTO - BULL BAR - LED LIGHT BARS - SNORKEL - COOPER A/T'S - GME CD RADIO - ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL - LANE ASSIST - PRE COLLISION WARNING - DIFF LOCK - REAR CAMERA

$44,990
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2016 Ford Ranger PX MkII XL White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Cab Chassis

  • 112360 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl

Dont go past this White Ford Ranger XL with the optional enclosed Lockable Canopy. This vehicle represents impressive value and is ready to go! Equipped with a host of extras this vehicle includes Inner Tray System, Dual Battery, Fuse box with canopy lights and handwashing Station, Tow bar, Bull bar, cruise control, reverse camera and much more! This tried and tested powertrain boasts a 3.2L 5 cylinder engine and 6 speed auto towing up to 3,500 kg effortlessy! Enquire

$39,990
Hyde Park, SA

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2007 Ford Ranger PJ XL Crew Cab 4x2 Hi-Rider White 5 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 219433 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Bull bar, canopy, air conditioning, dual airbags, CD player, power steering we are still operating as per usual with all mechanics open to prepare sold vehicle, all sold cars are transferred instantly online with no delays. We are practising a safe working environment with social distancing a requirement also disinfecting all vehicles. Thank you for your understanding. 25 MINUTES FROM CBD TOWARDS SOUTH EAST SUBURBS OF Melbourne. Undercover showroom area provided and over 150 cars to choose

$14,999Drive Away^
Mordialloc, VIC

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2016 Ford Ranger PX MkII XL White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 182000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl

LOCATED ONLY A 5 MIN DRIVE FROM WEST GATE BRIDGE OPEN 7 DAYS(weekends by appointment) MK LTR TURBO OF'S MOST POPULAR 4X4 DUAL CAB THE RANGER TURBO DIESEL.... EXCELLANT SERVICE HISTORY...... CREDIT TO PREVIOUS OWNER, VERY WELL MAINTAINED THROUGHOUT .... LOOKS DRIVES AND HANDLES EXTREMELY WELL..... LOADED WITH FEATURES: CANOPY, REAR DIFF LOCKER, WARN WINCH, REVERSE CAMERA, 4X4, ROOF RACK, BULL BAR, DRIVING LIGHTS, MUD TYRES, SNORKEL, WINDOW WINDSHIELDS, BONNET PROCTER, POWER WINDOWS,

$36,998
Altona North, VIC

Dealer used
6 hours ago

2019 Ford Ranger PX MkIII 2019.00MY XL White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Double Cab Pick Up

  • 170000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl

LOCATED ONLY A 5 MIN DRIVE FROM WEST GATE BRIDGE OPEN 7 DAYS(weekends by appointment) MK LTR TURBO OF'S MOST POPULAR 4X4 DUAL CAB THE RANGER TURBO DIESEL.... EXCELLANT SERVICE HISTORY...... CREDIT TO PREVIOUS OWNER, VERY WELL MAINTAINED THROUGHOUT .... LOOKS DRIVES AND HANDLES EXTREMELY WELL..... LOADED WITH FEATURES: SRUB BARS, SIDE STEPS, MUD TYRES, REAR DIFF LOCKER, WARN WINCH, REVERSE CAMERA, 4X4, ROOF RACK, ARB BULL BAR, SPORTS BAR, DRIVING LIGHTS, SNORKEL, WINDOW WINDSHIELDS,

$39,998
Altona North, VIC

Dealer used
6 hours ago

2019 Ford Ranger PX MkIII 2019.75MY XLT White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Double Cab Pick Up

  • 151280 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl

FULL SERVICE HISTORY, BULL BAR, SNORKEL AND SPOTTIES. 2018 FORD RANGER XLT AUTO 4X4 3.2 LITRE TURBO DIESEL DUAL CAB UTE PRESENTED IN WHITE. TRIED AND TRUSTED DUAL CAB UTILTY THAT IS SURE TO IMPRESS IN SHOWROOM CONDITION. DO NOT DELAY ENQUIRE TODAY. Call our experienced team NOW to secure this AMAZING INTERNET ONLY special price! Family owned Toyota dealership in PERTH, with the biggest range of quality used cars, with an exceptional personal touch. WHERE THE GUEST ALWAYS COMES FIRST..... Rigor

$43,500
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
6 hours ago

2018 Ford Ranger PX MkII 2018.00MY XLT Double Cab 4x2 Hi-Rider Blue 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 127415 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl

Upmarket well proven dual cab with the powerful 3.2 litre turbo diesel engine, six speed Tiptronic auto, sat nav, adaptive cruise control, traction control, front side airbags, lane keep assist, Bluetooth, diff lock, side steps, alloy wheels, bull bar, colour coded lockable canopy, tow bar, tub liner, reverse camera and sensors plus more. 127000 kms with good service history. Superb condition throughout.

$36,999
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
6 hours ago

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Overview of the Ford Ranger

Overview of the Ford Ranger

After the demise of the Falcon large car, the Ranger has become the new hero of Ford Australia showrooms on the back of the ever-increasing dual-purpose appeal of dual-cab utes as both workhorses and lifestyle vehicles.

Internationally, the Ranger name replaced Courier in 1998 before also been applied locally in 2007.

The current-generation, Thai-built Ranger released in 2011 was engineered and designed in Australia, though updated significantly in 2015. It is related to the Mazda BT-50 as part of a joint-venture.

FORD RANGER GENERATIONS (SINCE 2007)

2007-2011

2011-present

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption (current model)

2.2L 4-cylinder turbo diesel: 6.5 to 7.0 litres per 100km

3.2L 5-cylinder turbo diesel: 8.1 to 8.9 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO FORD RANGER

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: FORD RANGER

One of Ford Australia's hottest sellers in recent years, so there are plenty to choose from second-hand.

Like many modern turbo-diesels, the common-rail technology in use can mean short fuel-injector lifespan. And there are five injectors, not four, in a Ranger's 3.2-litre engine.

Injector pump valves can stick, leading to the fuel overheating and the vehicle entering limp-home mode.

Unusual chain-driven oil pump requires that the engine not sit without oil in it during servicing. Old oil must be dumped and new oil added immediately to prevent pump bleeding dry and not being able to pump new oil when engine is restarted.

Very early Rangers had a dual-mass flywheel which could lead to premature clutch wear. Pulsing through the clutch pedal or shuddering during take-offs are warning signs. Ford changed to a single-mass design from 2012 onwards.