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2016 Ford Ranger : Lifestyle Adventure in New Zealand

The Ford Ranger may be one of the most popular 4x4 dual-cab utes in Australia, but it's New Zealand where they can't get enough of them. Where Aussies tend to prefer passenger cars and SUV's over light commercial vehicles, in NZ the Ranger is currently the single most popular vehicle overall...

2016 Ford Ranger XLT Review

Ford's Ranger remains the pick of the dual cab ute field despite the competition from newer, redesigned models. We take a look here at our pick of the range, the XLT.

2016 Ford Ranger Review

The 2016 Ford Ranger has arrived, and there's plenty to like about it.

2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak is a worthy flagship model for the popular ute range.

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Ford Ranger Videos

2016 Ford Ranger : Lifestyle Adventure in New Zealand

To see the video in context with the full written article follow the link here Dual-cab utes are the lifestyle car of the season – we’re seeing a lot around town but how do they go in a tough environment? Minaret Station is a large alpine station, near Wanaka on the south island of New Zealand...

2015 Ford Ranger Quick Review

Our recent eight-way mega ute test highlighted a number of things – not the least of which was the continued competency of the 2016 Ford Ranger XLT. The higher end of the dual cab ute segment is as tough as nails, and we’re not talking just about the vehicles when we make that claim either...

Dual-cab ute mega-test review: Ranger Colorado D-Max BT-50 Triton Navara HiLux Amarok

Read the article here. If there was ever a vehicle that typified the work hard / play hard Australian lifestyle, it is the double-cab ute. Tough, practical and pretty cool, these rugged pickups are winning plenty of favour with Australian buyers. But which one is best? We’ve gathered eight of the most popular models together and will put them through their paces over a series of challenges to find Australia’s Best Ute...

2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrack digital instrument cluster

Read the article here. Since we first published images of the 2016 Ford Ranger, lots of CarAdvice readers asked about the multi-function display on the dashboard of higher-spec models, and more importantly – where is the tacho? We’ve got a new Ranger Wildtrack here. Lets go take a look. The instrument cluster has analogue speedo flanked by an LCD screen on either side...

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Ford Ranger Comparisons

Extra-cab ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Mazda BT-50 v Nissan Navara v Toyota HiLux

So you don’t want a single-cab ute, and you can’t quite stretch to a dual-cab in terms of budget ... the extra-cab ute is the pick-up truck for you. This style of ute caters to the needs of buyers who want the flexibility of four seats, but tray space closer to that of a single-cab variant...

Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mazda BT-50 v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok

Utes, pick-ups, trucks, dual-cabs, double-cabs – whatever you call them, these big four-door 4x4 haulers are massively important to buyers in Australia. The 4x4 utility segment has boomed in recent years, and it remains one of the strongest parts of the Australian new car market – indeed, roughly one in every 10 vehicles sold in this country will be a four-wheel-drive commercial vehicle...

Ford Ranger Wildtrak v Toyota HiLux Black Edition : Comparison review

The challenger takes on the champion. That’s the best way to describe this twin test, which puts Australia’s long-reining best-selling ute, the Toyota HiLux, up against the increasingly popular Ford Ranger. The Ford is catching the Toyota in terms of sales: in 2014, there were 38,126 HiLux models sold in 4x2 and 4x4 configurations, while a total of 26,219 Rangers were sold (4x2 and 4x4 combined)...

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Ford Ranger News

Ford Australia the fast riser in 2016 sales race

Ford Australia grew its sales over the first quarter of 2016 more than any other brand, March VFACTS industry sales figures have revealed. The Blue Oval brand’s local arm sold 18,641 units between January and March, up 13.7 per cent. This is also 2239 more vehicles than it sold over the same period in 2015, a differential matched by no other brand...

2017 Ford Ranger Raptor Hybrid spied: Ranger to enter US market with plug-in hybrid pick-up truck — UPDATE

CarAdvice has obtained exclusive spy photographs of Ford Australia testing a hybrid version of its Ford Ranger utility, destined for the US market. Our previous exclusive spy photographs of the Ford Ranger Raptor (pictured below) show an off-road skewed version of the Ranger. What we didn't realise at the time was that the vehicle pictured also had a port for plug-in hybrid connectivity...

Ford Australia scores big wins over nemesis Toyota in January

Ford Australia has taken to savaging Toyota in its recent marketing, continuously citing ways in which it claims its cars outgun those from the Japanese market leader. When it launched the updated Ranger last year, Ford danced and sung about the "10 features not found in the current Toyota Hilux”...

Ford Ranger production increased, $250 million spent growing Thai plant

Rampant demand for the Australia-developed Ford Ranger across the Asia Pacific has seen the company commit $254 million to increase its Thai production capability. Ford is adding production equipment and facilities to its Ford Thailand Manufacturing (FTM) plant to meet huge demand across our region, and to supplement the joint-venture plant with Mazda that currently makes the Ranger...

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Ford Ranger Owner Reviews

2012 Ford Ranger XLT 3.2 (4x4) Review

I have had a 2012 px Ranger for four years . I have my own business and have clocked up 109000km over that period. I did not have any problems with the vehicle in that time and it has been the best car I have ever owned. I have just upgraded to the 2016 model and hope to have an even better experience with this...

2015 Ford Ranger XLS 3.2 (4x4) Review

The engine on these new Rangers is effortless, no revving the guts out of it to get it to go. The ride quality is exceptional and improves when towing. Towing is so easy and fuel economy is great under load or just cruising. The ambient road noise in cab is almost silent. The dash and options for use are good for the model, cruise control features and fuel display settings are easy to read...

2016 Ford Ranger XLT 3.2 (4x4) Review

I have had my 2016 Ranger XLT 4x4 manual for 10 weeks and have clocked up 10,000km in this time. It is a dream to drive, the adaptive cruise control is awesome and once you have it you don't want to be without it. Engine is brilliant and after changing over from a fully kitted GU7 Nissan Patrol its like a sports car in handling and performance...

2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak 3.2 (4x4) Review

Since November 2015 purchase, the Wildtrak has been reliable up to this stage only done 2900km, rides well, and steering is great. I find trying to locate key into ignition at night is difficult no light. Fuel consumption is ok but not as good as my 2015 Colorado. I would like to see bigger wheels 19 inch and rubber flares on guards plus a tray on Wildtrak models...

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