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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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Top2020 Ford Ranger PX MkIII MY20.75 Wildtrak 2.0 (4x4) White 10 Speed Automatic Double Cab Pick Up

  • 58197 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 2.0L

All vehicles are sold with minimum 3 months registration. This white FORD RANGER WILDTRAK 2.0 (4X4) is in excellent condition. This is a 5 seat, 4 door vehicle with automatic transmission. It has travelled 58197 km during its lifetime. It has a diesel fuel system with consumption of 7.4 L/100 km. It has an impressive list of standard features including: Apple Car Play; Cruise Control Intelligent/Active; Heated Front Seats; Parking Distance Control Rear; Parking Distance Control Front; Power W

$71,990
Alexandria, NSW

Dealer used
19/05/2022

Top2012 Ford Ranger PX XLT 3.2 (4x4) White 6 Speed Automatic Double Cab Pick Up

  • 138408 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl 3.2L

GREAT CONDITION INSIDE AND OUT, BULBAR, SNORKEL, SPOTTIES, ROOF RACK, A WNING, CANOPY, REAR DRAW SYSTEM, GREAT SERVICE HISTORY, VERY LOW KMS, E LECTRONIC BRAKES, DUAL BATTERIES, We have over 500 cars and commercials to view onsite and can provide great same day finance packages. We sel l vehicles all over Australia using our quick and easy transport. We ar e always chasing stock and will trade anything!

$33,998
Cannington, WA

Dealer used
26/05/2022

Top2018 Ford Ranger PX MkIII MY19 Wildtrak 3.2 (4x4) Grey 6 Speed Automatic Double Cab Pick Up

  • 60029 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl 3.2L

Upgrading into a 4x4? This ford ranger Wildtrak has everything you have been looking for. Including lift kit, rear airbag suspension, smooth automatic transmission, touch screen stereo, front nudge bar, sat nav, rear canopy, Xtros throttle controller, roof racks, Bluetooth and Bluetooth streaming, adaptive cruise control, all terrain tyres and much more. This vehicle is a credit to the previous owner having been well maintained with log books, service history and 2 keys. Book a test drive today

$64,999
Jandakot, WA

Dealer used
26/05/2022

Top2019 Ford Ranger PX MkIII MY19.75 Raptor 2.0 (4x4) Grey 10 Speed Automatic Double Cab Pick Up

  • 39721 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 2.0L

Best Colour Combo!!!As New One Owner Travelled Very Low kms. Endless List of Amazing features. Also Optioned with a Colour Code Canopy and roof Racks. Fully Workshoped. Amazing cra in the Flesh. Dont miss this! Trade-ins welcome! We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Our vehicles have been independently mechanically inspected and road tested for your peace of mind. With over 2000 late-model quality passe

$79,984
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
8 hours ago

Top2017 Ford Ranger PX MkII XL Frozen White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 137731 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl 3.2L

In Welshpool Perth WA, 2017 P MkII Ranger XL 4wd 4x4 6speed manual turbo diesel 3.2 dual cab well body. An absolute credit to the previous Owner this is a very well cared for Vehicle and will not disappoint. This is a ready-for-work or play with all the bar work &Canopy fitted already - Air Conditioning - Cruise Control. - Bluetooth Connectivity - Electric Windows. - ABS Brakes - Dual Airbags - Canopy - Roof Racks - 95% tread on all 4

$37,950
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

Top2018 Ford Ranger PX MkIII 2019.00MY XLT Black 10 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 110182 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 2.0L

READY FOR WORK OR PLAY! Full service history, 2 keys and n/c/w until 2024.! This 2.0L BI -TURBO XLT Ranger Comes Packed with Features including: Colour Coded Bullbar, Spotties, Whinch, 2 Way, Roof Racks, Side Steps, Colour Coded Canopy, Towbar, Redarc, Rear Canopy Slide, Upgraded Alloys, Applecar play, Reverse camera, Leather Seating, Push button start and so much more... Trade-ins are welcome and finance is available at great rates with fast approvals by our friendly team.

$58,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
27/05/2022

2015 Ford Ranger PX MkII Wildtrak 3.2 (4x4) 6 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Pick-up

  • 356000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl 3.2L

GENIUNE WILDTRACK PX2 RANGER FOR $32999 BARGAIN2015 FORD RANGER WILDTRACK MK111 OWNER FROM NEWOUTTER CITY KMS 356,000MECHAICALLY SPOT ONGREAT COLOUR COMBOSERVICE HISTORY3.2 LITRE TURBO DIESEL6 SPEED AUTOMATICRWCRWC INCLUDEDIRON MAN WINCH TYPE BULLBARLED SPOT LIGHTSREDARK ELECTRIC BRAKE SYSTEMSUNRAISOR WHEELS WITH CHUNKY TYRESBEING THE WILDTRACK EDITION IT HAS ALL THE FACTORY OPTIONSLEATHER INTERIOR (HEATED FRONT)NAVIGATIONREVERSE CAMERALANE ASSISTFRONT BRAKE DETECTIONSIDE STEPSROOF RACK18INCH A

$32,999
Deer Park, VIC

Dealer used
21 hours ago

2009 Ford Ranger PK XLT Black Magic 5 Speed Manual Dual Cab

  • 265109 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4

rwc 3-0l turbo diesel 5 speed manual p/steer air condition abs cruise e/windows alloy wheels nudge bar side steps cd roof rack bars tarp tow bar rear chrome bars books rear step bar 4x4 drives great very clean unit color black and an xlt viv repaired engine change

$16,499
Briar Hill, VIC

Dealer used
23 hours ago

2020 Ford Ranger PX MkIII 2021.25MY XLT White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Double Cab Pick Up

  • 30779 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl 3.2L

Fully equipped 4x4 including: side steps, blackout alloy rims, colour-coded lockable canopy, fridge slide, roof racks, redarc, EVC, powerful well proven 3.2 litre turbo diesel engine, six speed Tiptronic auto, satnav, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, front side airbags, Bluetooth, push button start, front and rear sensors, reverse camera, selectable high/low range 4wd, diff lock and the list goes on and on.Trade-ins are welcome and finance is available at great rates with fast approva

$67,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

2012 Ford Ranger PX XLT Double Cab Blue 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 152723 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl 3.2L

*PRICES HAVE BEEN HEAVILY REDUCED UNTIL 1PM SAT** - 3.2 Litre Turbo Diesel matched to a 6 speed automatic transmission - 2012 Ford Ranger PX XLT Utility Double Cab 4dr - Colour Coded Canopy with Roof Racks - Custom painted factory alloy wheels - Very well maintained by previous owners - 2 x Keys and Log Books - Steel Bullbar fitted to vehicle - Snorkel Eligible for OVER THE PHONE FINANCE PRE-APPROVAL! We are an independent family run dealership trading for more than 50 years with over ha

$29,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

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

  • 102953 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl 3.2L

Up market dual cab with the powerful 3.2 litre turbo diesel engine, six speed Tiptronic auto, SatNav, adaptive cruise control, traction control, lane keep assist, front side airbags, Bluetooth, selectable high/low range 4WD, side steps, diff lock, custom black-out rims with "Monster Warrior" tyres, heavy duty suspension, bullbar including winch and LED spotlights, roof rack with LED light bar, rear carry rack including LED spotlights, rear battery, tow bar, Anderson plug, reverse came

$52,999
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

2018 Ford Ranger PX MkIII 2019.00MY XLT Black 10 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 110182 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 2.0L

READY FOR WORK OR PLAY! Full service history, 2 keys and n/c/w until 2024.! This 2.0L BI -TURBO XLT Ranger Comes Packed with Features including: Colour Coded Bullbar, Spotties, Whinch, 2 Way, Roof Racks, Side Steps, Colour Coded Canopy, Towbar, Redarc, Rear Canopy Slide, Upgraded Alloys, Applecar play, Reverse camera, Leather Seating, Push button start and so much more... Trade-ins are welcome and finance is available at great rates with fast approvals by our friendly team.

$58,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
27/05/2022

2019 Ford Ranger PX MkIII 2019.75MY Wildtrak White 10 Speed Sports Automatic Double Cab Pick Up

  • 41154 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 2.0L

*** This vehicle is available for viewing and test drive by Appointment. Please contact our dealership before arriving to ensure the vehicle is STILL available **** FEATURES & OPTIONS *** 2019 FORD RANGER WILDTRAK *** MY 19.75 PXIII *** 4X4 *** BALANCE OF 5 YEAR NEW CAR WARRANTY *** 2.0L BI-TURBO *** ARCTIC WHITE *** REVERSE CAMERA *** DUAL ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL *** AUTOMATIC *** FRONT & REAR PARK ASSIST *** LEATHER INTERIOR *** BLACK ALLOY WHEELS *** TOW BAR *** APPLE CARPLAY & ANDROID AUTO **

$64,880Drive Away^
Sunbury, VIC

Dealer used
27/05/2022

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

  • 80909 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl 3.2L

*MANAGER SPECIAL!!! FOR THIS PRICE BUY BEFORE CLOSE OF BUSINESS MONDAY 30TH MAY * VERY WELL PRESENTED Wildtrak Ranger Ready for a new home! Comes Packed with Features including ARB Bull bar with Warn Winch and Spotlights, Side bar steps, Roof racks, Tow Bar, Front and Rear sensors with a Reverse camera, Tub Liner, Multifunction steering wheel, Adaptive cruise control, Navigation, GME Uhf Radio, Heated Leather seats, Dual zone climate control and Plenty more... Get in quick this will not last!

$53,990
Willagee, WA

Dealer used
27/05/2022

2014 Ford Ranger PX XLT Double Cab White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 111000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl 3.2L

***KITTED OUT FOR ADVENTURE***BULLBAR***SPOTTIES***BASH PLATES***LOCKABLE CANOPY***ROOF RACK***AWNING***AFTER MARKET WHEELS AND TYRES***GOOD SERVICE HISTORY***2 x KEYS*** We are part of one of the largest automotive groups in Australia and hold an extensive range of Pre-Owned Vehicles, giving you the widest choice. All our vehicles undergo a rigorous 130-point safety & mechanical check for 100% peace of mind. We welcome trade ins against any of our vehicles and have experienced Finance and Aft

$41,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
27/05/2022

2017 Ford Ranger Xlt 3.2 (4x4) 6 Sp Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 126 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl 3.2L

Up for grabs is my 2017 XLT Ranger with tech pack. This thing is an absolute beast and it’s one of the biggest rangers you’ll see. I love this car so much but only selling to upgrade to a cruiser. Fully setup for work or play & It’s always serviced on time & has full logbook history. Has a big list of mods on it so il try not to forget anything. 4 inch lift inc diff drop 35 inch muddies Bullbar 1800 long canopy with full roof rack & rollers Steel tray with under tray drawer Clear view towing mi

$57,000
Cranbourne East, VIC

27/05/2022

2016 Ford Ranger PX MkII XLS Double Cab White 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 167805 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl 3.2L

WELCOME TO OUR MASSIVE MULTI-FRANCHISE TOYOTA DEALERSHIP Ford Ranger XLS- Extra's ARB COLOUR CODED BULLBAR, SPOT LIGHTS, 2 -WAY RADIO, STEEL RIMS + MUDDIES, CANOPY, ROOF RACKS, DUAL DRAWS, TOW BAR. Standard features are Rear Camera + Rear Sensors, Side Steps, Diff Locks, 6 Speaker Radio, Hill Holder, Bluetooth Phone + Audio, Cruise Control, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Fog Lamps and many more features. Get in quick as this vehicle will not last. All our cars receive a safety check by a

$43,888
Canning Vale, WA

Dealer used
27/05/2022

2015 Ford Ranger PX MkII XLT Double Cab White 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 107550 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl 3.2L

Jump on board the 4x4 market and get yourself in to this stunning Ranger!! ** 3-6" ADJUSTABLE BILSTEINS FRONT & HD 4" REAR LEAF KIT ** 2" BODY LIFT ** 3" TURBO BACK EXHAUST ** BASH PLATE ** TINTED WINDOWS ** LED TAIL LIGHTS ** RHINO FRONT BAR ** LIGHT BAR ** STAINLESS SNORKEL ** COLOUR CODEK KUT SNAKE FLARES ** IDRIVE ** EBOARD SIDE STEPS ** TUNE ** ROOF RACKS ** RAPTOR FRONT GRILL ** WILDTRACK SHUTTER ROLLER ** SOUNDSYSTEM ** DASHCAM ** UHF OVER 250+ VEHICLES IN STOCK LO

$51,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
27/05/2022

2019 Ford Ranger PX MkIII 2019.75MY Raptor White 10 Speed Sports Automatic Double Cab Pick Up

  • 50115 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 2.0L

THIS RANGER RAPTOR IS FITTED WITH WILDTRAK SAILPLANE PAIRED WITH THE ROLLER COVER AND A ROOF RACK PLATFORM. DO NOT MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SECURE THIS RANGER RAPTOR. WHO ARE WE? We are a trusted family-owned and operated dealership that takes pride in the old-fashioned family values such as loyalty and trust with over 40 years of experience in the sale and servicing of motor vehicles to prove it FACTORY-TRAINED TECHNICIANS All the vehicles we offer for sale are safety inspected to the hi

$79,450
Mile End South, SA

Dealer used
27/05/2022

2013 Ford Ranger PX XLT Double Cab Blue 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 172230 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl 3.2L

2013 FORD RANGER PX XLT UTILITY DOUBLE CAB 4DR MAN 6SP, 4X4 1041KG 3.2DT This Vehicle is on another level Ready to take you to the moon & Back just loaded with all the Extras that you need. This 2013 Ford Ranger PX XLT 4x4 has all the gear on it you want! Fitted for anything heavy duty , work companion or even ready to set up for a camping trip !! There truly is nothing better than a 4x4 Ute that does it all ! Come in today and come check this beauty out! Features include: - ARB Bull Bar - L

$30,997
Capalaba, QLD

Dealer used
27/05/2022

2019 Ford Ranger PX MkIII 2019.75MY Raptor White 10 Speed Sports Automatic Double Cab Pick Up

  • 68000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 2.0L

LOCATED ONLY A 5 MIN DRIVE FROM WEST GATE BRIDGE OPEN 7 DAYS(weekend by appointment) OF'S MOST POPULAR 4X4 DUAL CAB THE RANGER RAPTOR TURBO DIESEL 4X4.... LOOKS DRIVES AND HANDLES EXTREMELY WELL.,..... LOADED WITH FEATURES:GME RADIO, REVERSE CAMERA, SAT NAV, CANOPY, TUB LINER, SNORKEL, SIDE STEPS, 4X4, WINCH, PIAK BULL BAR, RHINO ROOF RACKS, STEDI LED LIGHTS, ALLOY RIMS, DUAL AIRBAGS, SIDE AIRBAGS, POWER STEERING AND MUCH MORE... INSPECTION A MUST AND GUARANTEED TO IMPRESS... WIL

$82,669
Altona North, VIC

Dealer used
27/05/2022

2010 Ford Ranger automatic turbo diesel

  • 258704 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

FINANCE AVAILABLE - From $69 per week T.A.P - No obligation - Past problems, no problems - Sole parents - Full time/ part time - ABN/ Self employed - Ex bankrupt - Bank beating rates Good affordable turbo diesel ranger, in great mechanical condition, would be ideal for a tradie or an apprentice, fitted with roof racks and tow bar. Drives well done 258000 with a fresh service, comes sold with RWC, rego and warranty. Come on down for a look and a test drive! Ask us about our finance! Year: 201

$12,500
Slacks Creek, QLD

Dealer used
27/05/2022

2011 Ford Ranger Xlt (4x4) 5 Sp Automatic Dual Cab P/up

  • 157000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

This 2011 Ford Ranger is great for the outdoors. If you're a tradie or 4WD lover you would love these features: - Bedliner - Side steps - Cargo tie down hooks/Rings - Roof racks - 12v battery outlet in tray for the extra esky. FEATURES This 2011 Ford Ranger XLT PK Auto 4x4 Super Cab has keep cool in the summer with air conditioning. This car has driver airbag, remote central locking and 16" alloy wheels. Equipped with ABS brakes. Leather gear knob, front fog lam

$25,499Negotiable
Scarborough, QLD

27/05/2022

2015 Ford Ranger PX MkII XL Hi-Rider White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Cab Chassis

  • 89142 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.2L

Full service history, Flexiglass tray, Roof racks. This white 2015 Ford Ranger Sports Auto is in great condition and has only travelled 89,142 Kms. Features include: - Reverse camera - USB/AUX inputs - Cruise control - Bluetooth - Flexiglass tray - Roof racks - 5 star ANCAP safety rating Interested? Book a test drive with one of our friendly te

$29,993Drive Away^
Salisbury, QLD

Dealer used
27/05/2022

2015 Ford Ranger PX XL 3.2 (4x4) White 6 Speed Automatic Double Cab Pick Up

  • 62581 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl 3.2L

Low km Ex-Fleet vehicle backed by extensive logbook service history!! 2015 Ford Ranger PX MKII XL 3.2 4x4 dual cab ** 6-speed automatic transmission ** Powerful 147Kw 3.2L turbo diesel, 470nm of torque ** Aftermarket/factory options; - ARB bull bar - Narva driving lights - Electric winch - ARB canopy - Rear drawers - Roof racks - Rear step bar - 16-inch steel wheels - Meaty Maxxis A/T tyres - Tow bar - Reverse camera - Tinted windows Important info; - Spare key - 350

$42,990
Woodridge, QLD

Dealer used
27/05/2022

2017 Ford Ranger PX MkII MY17 XL 3.2 (4x4) White 6 Speed Automatic Cab Chassis

  • 99990 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl 3.2L

Buy with confidence from South Australias largest van ute dealer. FORD RANGER 4x4 EX TELSTRA SERVICE BODY UTE. Very popular turbo diesel, auto, air conditioned, power steering, reverse camera, sensors, cruise control. Low kms. One owner books. Complete racking and shelving system, ladder roof racks, ladder lock, gas bottle stowage, hand wash, conduit carrier, rear step, bull bar, spotlights, tow bar, tinted windows, plus more. Excellent condition throughout. Save thousands on replacement co

$39,998
Hindmarsh, SA

Dealer used
27/05/2022

2020 Ford Ranger PX MkIII 2020.75MY Wildtrak White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Double Cab Pick Up

  • 38567 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl 3.2L

JUST 10 MINUTES FROM THE CBD AND OVER 250 QUALITY USED CARS JUST ARRIVED >>>> 2020 Ford Ranger PX MkIII Wildtrak Pick-up Double Cab 4dr Spts Auto 6sp 4x4 3.2DT [MY20.75] 1 OWNER / 2 KEYS INCLUDING BULL BAR / ROOF RACK / ALLOY WHEEL UPGRADE THIS WON'T LAST LONG SO BE QUICK OR MISS OUT !! We're located just 10mins north of the CBD, All vehicles are Safety Checked AND we can arrange delivery to anywhere in Australia. Finance & insurance packages can also be catered to your needs

$66,998
Morley, WA

Dealer used
27/05/2022

2012 Ford Ranger XL 2.2 HI-RIDER (4x2)

  • 267447 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.2L

2012 FORD RANGER XL PX AUTO TURBO DIESEL Turbo diesel Automatic with logbooks, Canopy box, alloys, plus voice command, Bluetooth, cruise control, full electrics, nudge bar, 3 door service box body with roof racks, s and tow bar. This is very good value when you consider the cost of the service box. Just serviced. 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 welc

$14,998
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
27/05/2022

2014 Ford Ranger PX XLT Double Cab Blue 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 147200 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 5 cyl 3.2L

AR are pleased to be selling this well presented 2014 Ford Ranger PX XLT Utility Double Cab 4dr Spts Auto 6sp 4x4 3.2DT (May) FEATURES & EXTRA'S - AUTO, "TURBO DIESEL", 4 X 4 - VOICE RECOGNITION BLUETOOTH - FLARES - AFTERMARKET WHEELS WITH 33'S MUD TYRES - SIDE STEPS - ROOF RACKS - TOW BAR - SPORTS BAR - SOFT TONNEAU COVER - UHF RADIO - LIFT KIT - BOOST GAUGE - ALLOY SNORKEL - TINT - CD PLAYER WITH USB / AUX - HILL HOLDER - ELEC & ROLL OVER STABILITY / TRACTION / HILL DESCENT AND CR

$42,990Drive Away^
Strathpine, QLD

Dealer used
27/05/2022

2010 Ford Ranger PK XLT (4x4) Red 5 Speed Manual Super Cab Utility

  • 225096 km
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

RANGER XLT (4x4) PK 3.0Ltr Diesel Turbo Manual Super Cab *** July rego & LOG BOOKS *** Canopy, ARB bull bar, 16" alloy wheels, side steps, tow bar, tints, body kit, rear step, roof racks, LED lightbar, snorkel, clear lights, air con, power windows / mirrors / steering, limited slip diff, multi airbags, CD player, engine immobilizer, central locking, ABS brakes, alarm/remote anti theft, electronic brake force distribution & more. Great 4WD, ready for work, looks & drives great. Test drive t

$18,750
Minto, NSW

Dealer used
27/05/2022

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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.