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Victorian High Country: 'This is not America'

I have to remind myself this is not America. But the sight of five men dressed head-to-toe in camouflage gear, cradling powerful rifles in their arms, is an unnerving one. It’s like a scene from a movie, and not a comedy, either. They stare as we drive past, and it doesn’t feel like a welcoming look...

The Cars of Düsseldorf

How do you capture the essence of a city? What makes a particular place hum and sing and buzz? Is it the people? The culture? The architecture? Food? It is, of course, all of these things. And more. For us at CarAdvice, it is, unsurprisingly, also the cars. We are privileged to travel around the world for our job, visiting cities, countries and far-flung corners we might otherwise never see in our lives...

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.

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2018 Dual-cab ute mega test

Dual-cab utes are expected to be more versatile today than ever before. Rough and tough is not enough. The flagship versions must be comfortable inside, safe, and look the part because people want show ponies as well as workhorses. Our team have tested eight key contenders (LDV wouldn't give us a T60, and the X-Class hadn't launched in time for this test), to see how they all stack up...

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.

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Ute comparison 2018: Ford Ranger v Toyota HiLux v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-MAX v Mazda BT-50 v Volkswagen Amarok

Dual-cab utes are expected to be more versatile today than ever before. Rough and tough is not enough. The flagship versions must be comfortable inside, safe, and look the part because people want show ponies as well as workhorses. Consider, for a moment, that the eight most popular dual-cab models managed 193,000 sales in Australia last year, which equals 16 per cent of the entire new vehicle market...

Ute mega test: How do the tubs stack up?

They’re more likely to carry dirty nappies and road bikes than a bale of hay, but all eight of the cars on our 2018 dual-cab mega test are, you know, dual-cab utes. That means they still need to be fit for hard work. Has the transition to a life of luxury undermined the inherent practicality of these one-time work vehicles? Here’s a look at how the tray on each stacks up...

Ute mega test: Bluetooth comparison

In such a competitive segment, there can be a lot to take in when purchasing your next ute. As a result, Bluetooth user-friendliness and quality often gets overlooked, but generally, it is one of the most used features for drivers - especially tradies - as a lot of business calls are conducted while on the move...

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Ford Ranger News

CarAdvice podcast 103: Taking a Porsche Boxster to the drive-in

Andrew Beecher, CarAdvice CEO, and Paul Maric join Mandy Turner on the panel this week, while Scott Collie and James Wong pop in to discuss car news. The 2019 Ford Ranger has been revealed with stacks of updated technology and a 10-speed auto, and Ford Australia has revealed a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty...

2019 Ford Ranger revealed with available AEB, 10-speed auto

Ford Australia has pulled back the sheet on the hotly-anticipated 2019 Ranger, which wades into the ute segment with more technology, sharper looks and more advanced powertrains than before. There's lots to talk about here, but we're going to start with the powertrains. In XLT and Wildtrak grades, the Ranger is now available with a new 2...

CarAdvice podcast 101: Ford Ranger v Mercedes-Benz X-Class!

This week's show has Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Kez Casey. In car news, pricing and specs for the 2018 Mini hatch and convertible, and BMW 2 series Active Tourer have been announced. The Jeep Wrangler Golden Eagle and Freedom Editions are coming to Australia, the 2019 Toyota Corolla Australian details are out, and the Skoda Karoq is now arriving in June...

CarAdvice podcast 98: Three-up in the BMW M140i for 700km!

Mike Costello and Mike Stevens join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the Ford Focus has been revealed, along with the Audi A6 Avant. Also, pricing and details have been released for the Lexus LS and Ford Ranger Raptor. Plus, the BMW M2 Competition has been leaked, and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is headed Down Under...

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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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