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2018 Ford Ranger XLT review

The Ford Ranger XLT is now the second most popular new vehicle in Australia, behind only the Toyota HiLux. It's easy to see why it's so dominant in the booming 4x4 dual-cab ute market.

2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak review

The 2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak makes safety kit standard, and improves connectivity with new smartphone mirroring tech. It's still good at pretty much everything, too.

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

2017 Ford Ranger FX4 review

Ford gets out the black paint for the special edition Ranger FX4. But do stickers and blacked out trim make any meaningful difference?

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Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mitsubishi Triton v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok

Read the full review here  There are work utes – you know, the single-cab budget-focused models aimed at tradies specifically – and there are lifestyle utes, those that cost $60,000 to $70,000 that are more often seen with a dude in a suit driving them rather than a bloke in overalls...

2017 Ford Ranger XLT vs Volkswagen Amarok V6

Double-cab pickups have been getting ever closer to their SUV stablemates in terms of comfort, safety and technology... but it seems power hasn't been a huge focus. Until now. We put the new Volkswagen Amarok V6 up against the Ford Ranger XLT to see if the new car's added oomph is enough to make it king of the utes.

Tow ball mass explained with the Ford Ranger XLT

Tow ratings have become pretty serious marketing fodder among SUV and pickup manufacturers. But while the maximum rating is good to know, there is another value that might just be more important... Tow Ball Mass. James explains.

Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak is the current king of the 'lifestyle ute’ segment. It offers a unique look to the rest of the Ranger lineup, and is aimed squarely at buyers who want their ute to work harder on the weekend than it does during the week. We put the Wildtrak through its paces both on and off road to see how it handles mixed-mode use and see whether it is worth its $60-grand price tag...

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Ford Ranger Comparisons

Ford Ranger Wildtrak v Toyota HiLux TRD comparison

This really is the battle of the big guns – the most expensive versions of the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux, fighting for the title of the sportiest lifestyle ute. They’re both more popular than any SUV on the market, with buyers choosing these high-riding, five-seat vehicles to get around even if they don’t use the tray for its intended purpose...

Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mitsubishi Triton v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok

There are work utes – you know, the single-cab, budget-focused models aimed at tradies specifically – and there are lifestyle utes, those that cost $60,000 to $70,000 that are more often seen with a dude in a suit driving them rather than a bloke in overalls. In fact, we drove those types of utes in our eight ute mega test a while ago, and we've even done an extra-cab lifestyle ute comparison, too...

2017 Ford Ranger XLT v Volkswagen Amarok V6 Highline comparison

The space between working ute and family SUV is getting greyer. Quite literally, when you consider our test cars here. The hugely popular 4x4 double-cab is getting smarter, safer and more comfortable, but until now, one key area has remained somewhat elusive: power...

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Ford Ranger News

2015/16 Ford Ranger recalled for gearbox fix

Ford Australia has recalled 5655 2015/16 Rangers with a manual gearbox, over concerns a faulty gearshift clip could lead to a loss of drive. According to the company, the gearshift cable retaining clip might not be properly fastened, which could put it into contact with the rear driveshaft...

September 2017 VFACTS new vehicle sales

New vehicle sales went backwards by 2.4 per cent in September 2017 compared to the same month last year, over the same number of selling days. VFACTS figures just released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) record 100,200 new cars, SUVs and commercials as having been sold last month. This takes annual sales at the year’s three-quarter mark to 889,168, a narrow 0...

Ford Ranger Australia’s number one vehicle in September

Here’s something nobody would have predicted a few years ago: the Ford Ranger ute was Australia’s number-one selling new vehicle in September. The Australia-developed light commercial trumped its Toyota HiLux nemesis, and regular market-toppers such as the Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3, with 4318 monthly sales — 87 per cent of which were more expensive 4x4s versions...

2016-2017 Ford Everest, Ranger recalled for airbag fix

Ford has issued a recall for 1206 vehicles across its 2016 and 2017 Everest and Ranger model lines over concerns the side airbags may not deploy correctly. The manufacturer reports that certain vehicles may be fitted with airbag initiators that contain an incorrect chemical mixture...

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Ford Ranger Owner Reviews

2017 Ford Ranger FX4 Special Edition review

I picked up my brand new Ford Ranger FX4 a little over three weeks ago. Before forking out for the car, I test drove a number of dual-cab utes in the same class as the Ranger including the Volkswagen Amarok, Holden Colorado and Toyota HiLux. I drove the Ranger first. I test drove an FX4 automatic and instantly loved it...

2016 Ford Ranger XLT 3.2 (4x4) review

I have been a Holden man all my life, and when the business grew to a point where I needed a truck, I went shopping. I tested all the new utes on the market, all bar the HiLux because of its crummy new engine, dull interior and disgusting exterior – bias aside and ignoring the badge on the grille, the Ranger was my pick by a country mile...

2011 Ford Ranger Wildtrak (4x4) Review

I bought the car 9 months ago, it now has 180,000 km on the clock - so far there have been no problems. It has some extras fitted to it,which include; extra Safari diesel tank, Ironman belly plates, Rhino wheels, EFS suspension, aluminium camping canopy and so on. I must say the engine is great! nice and powerful, I hardly have to use 1st low range as it is too strong...

2016 Ford Ranger XLT 3.2 (4x4) Review

I came out of a 2006 BMW X5 and this ute matches it well. I bought the manual after driving both and the magnificent gear change sold me on it. It shifts better than any manual vehicle I have ever driven and I have driven Lambo's and Ferrari's...

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