Ford’s All-New 2016 Ranger makes for the most sought after car in its class. It’s new look will not deduct anything from it, in fact, it is an awesome-looking ‘truck’ and the genuine enhancements lie beneath.

The new Ford Ranger drives smoothly, is silent and provides more comfort; however, it maintains its strong drive trains, work-truck competence as well as hard-grafting towing capability. It has capabilities of both “on-road” driving and “off-road” driving and it is incredibly tranquil at highway speeds, it defines the benchmark in the sector currently. Ford Ranger’s price starts from $27,390 and reaches up to $60,090 for the higher end models (on-road costs extra) and it is available in 4X2 and 4X4 Ute models.

Taking a Quick Glance on the All-New 2016 Ford Ranger

The Ford Ranger has been in the market for about 4 years now, and still enjoys the highest sales in its segment. Its rivals such as new Triton, HiLux and NP300 Navara could not overtake Ranger. With its solid truck-like appearance, Ford’s Ranger is without a doubt the king of the road and reigns.

Suppose, you would like to tow a caravan in order to get to one of the outback to enjoy the weekend with your family or would like to drive across the bay, then you should buy Ford’s Ranger.

Soon Toyota’s HiLux is going to be launched, which will definitely throw up the challenge not only to the Ford’s Ranger but also to other new arrivals. The significant factor to be watched out for is at what price the HiLux will be made available by Toyota, which will be the deciding factor in giving a tough fight to other vehicles in its segment as far as sales are concerned.

The all-new 2016 Ford Ranger has got the fresh bold grille, sharp bonnet, narrowed headlights and pumped front guards giving it a tougher and broader stance. Ford Ranger is quite impressive from the front and you’ll want to have it from the first glance itself if you desire to own a tough all rounder Ute. The backside of the Ranger remains the same.

Some alterations have been done beneath the bonnet – both the 2.2-litre and 3.2-litre Duratorq diesel engine have gained few modifications to the injectors and smaller variable-vane turbos and induction system, which makes both engines relatively a bit less rough on road, and tranquil when cold. The 2.2-litre also sees a little rise in power.

The bigger modifications that you’ll notice are made to the steering (the previous hydraulic system is now replaced by the electric power steering), dampers, engine mounts, sound deadening and spring rates, and modifications also done to the interiors.

Standard across all models are emergency assistance, which is triggered from the Bluetooth. The higher end models also get tyre pressure monitoring. Extra features like forward collision warning, adaptive cruise, lane-keep assist, lane departure warning and driver impairment monitor can be selected (optional).

You’ll always be alert you are driving a Ute because of slight shakiness that comes from the load-carrying rear, which can by no means be totally removed, but Ford’s Ranger drives exceedingly well. When you drive the Ranger you’ll come to know, what an amazing job has been accomplished by the Ford engineers in Australia in making this awe-inspiring Ute.

Engine

It is powered by 2.2-litre Duratorq diesel and 3.2-litre Duratorq diesel engine and it comes in both 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2.2-litre Duratorq diesel engine renders 118kW of power and 385Nm of torque. The 3.2-litre Duratorq diesel engine renders 147kW of power and 470Nm of torque.

Safety

Ford Ranger has received a 5-star ANCAP safety rating. The all-new Ranger is equipped with the usual spread of dynamic and passive safety features, which includes stability and traction control, 6 airbags, cruise control, adjustable speed limiter, ABS anti-lock brakes, emergency stop signal, trailer-sway control; and the addition of hill-start assist and hill descent control in 4X4 models.

Fuel Efficiency:

  • 2.2-litre Duratorq diesel engine 4X2 claims to provide a combined fuel efficiency of 9.5 litres per 100 kilometres.
  • 3.2-litre Duratorq diesel engine 4X4 claims to provide a combined fuel efficiency of 9.8 litres per 100 kilometres.

Conclusion

Undeniably, Ford Ranger is an excellent multi-purpose 4WD Ute, which will take up any challenge that is thrown at it, as it can move both on road and off road flawlessly without any hitch giving you the utmost comfort. It will climb the hill and come down, and effortlessly drive through the outback or you can drive it pretty much anywhere you like. Ford Ranger nicely covers itself in a stylish and strong body consisting of 4 doors. The Ranger will comfortably accommodate your family; you can also put all the camping gears in its carrier and enjoy the weekend with your family, camping in one of the magnificent outback.

There is no doubt that Ford Ranger is an awesome Ute, which has the comfort of the car and the capability of the off-roader. It may be a bit pricier when compared to some of the entry-level models of its competitors but offers full value for your money.

The bottom line is – the power, capability, safety, convenience and performance Ford Ranger offers remain simply unmatched.