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2019 Ford Ranger XLT review: 2.0 Bi-Turbo

Revised for the second time in its model run, the Ford Ranger steps up power and safety in high-spec models for the 2019 model year.

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor review

It's big, brash and billed as Ford's answer to the performance dual-cab ute. But, does the Ford Ranger Raptor live up to its name? Paul Maric finds out.

Sand driving tips: Stuck? Here's how to get out

Right now, dual-cab utes sit number one and two on the list of highest-selling cars in Australia. They’re bought by tradies and 4WDers right? Wrong. Many of them are bought as an everyday run-around and rarely, if ever, hit the dirt or sand. As a keen off-roader, I find it upsetting that many 4WDs never heed their calling...

2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak review

Once the Ford Ranger Raptor arrives later this year, the Wildtrak will be bumped from the top spot of the Blue Oval's hierarchy. Before that happens, we've jumped behind the wheel for another spin to see if the 2018 Ranger Wildtrak can still stack up.

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2019 Ford Ranger 2.0-litre XLT Bi-Turbo review: First look

The new 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel 2019 Ford Ranger is smoother, quieter, and more advanced. It further blurs the lines between built-for-purpose and built-for-families – especially in high-spec XLT trim – and looks set to continue its streak as the jewel in Ford Australia’s sales crown.

Ford Ranger Raptor v Ranger Wildtrak suspension travel

Ford launched the Ranger Raptor in Darwin this week and one of the complaints most of you had (outside of engine performance) was the lack of towing capacity and payload. Why exactly can the Ranger Raptor not tow and carry as much load as its other Ranger counterparts? It mainly comes down to the suspension...

Ford Ranger Raptor: Top questions answered

The all-new Ford Ranger Raptor is here and Paul Maric answers your questions about this mega truck.  ...

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor review

It's big, brash and billed as Ford's answer to the performance dual-cab ute. But, does the Ford Ranger Raptor live up to its name? Paul Maric finds out. 80, 90, 100km/h...and brace! My stomach churns as we become airborne and then crash back down to earth...

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Ford Ranger Comparisons

Ford Ranger Raptor v Toyota HiLux Rugged X v Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate TDI580 comparison

Australians have always been fond of turning utes into status symbols – once of the two-doored, V8 variety. The market is quite different today, but the fundamental desires for head-turning load-luggers remain. Enter the trio of desirable workhorses you see here: the Ford Ranger Raptor, Toyota HiLux Rugged X and Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate TDI580...

2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class X250d Power v Ford Ranger Wildtrak comparison

Dual-cab utes have taken over the cities and suburbs of Australia. So much so that both the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger sit in the top-five most sold cars each year. That popularity trend continues in other overseas markets, where the HiLux and Ranger also sell in huge numbers. Mercedes-Benz wants a piece of the premium ute mix and has dipped its toe in the dual-cab ute waters with the all-new X-Class...

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. 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...

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Ford Ranger News

The Ford Ranger Raptor is worthy of kudos, not contempt

Ford Ranger Raptor. Quite often, it feels underpowered. Yep, it’s true: sometimes it feels like you could really use a bit more motor. And yes, I know, it’s hard to get particularly excited about a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel, regardless of how many turbos it has. Many have come out in their hordes to deride the Ranger Raptor, purely because of what lies under the bonnet...

Ford Fiesta, Ranger recalled

Ford has recalled the 2010-16 Fiesta and 2011-15 Ranger, over concerns about the pawl spring tab in the side-door latch. According to the company, the spring tab in a side-door latch could break, which usually prevents the door from latching. If the car can be closed, however, the door could open while the vehicle is moving...

Ford Ranger Raptor campaign falls foul of advertising standards

Ford's current Ranger Raptor commercial has joined the list of advertisements banned for showing reckless driving. The news comes just two weeks after Volkswagen had its tongue-in-cheek 'Too Powerful for TV' campaign banned by the Advertising Standards Bureau. According to the board, the Raptor advertisement features driving that would "constitute unsafe driving" and contained "reckless" practices...

Volkswagen Amarok: Replacement may be based on Ford Ranger

Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, has provided a few more details about the ongoing partnership talks between the German automaker and Ford. In an interview with Automotive News, Diess said Ford may supply Volkswagen with a successor to the Amarok ute. Should the two companies come to an arrangement regarding their global utes, it's not known when the Amarok will shift onto the Ranger platform...

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Ford Ranger Owner Reviews

2017 Ford Ranger XLT (4x4) review

  A Note from the Editor: A stock image has been supplied with this review. Title: Geoff buys a Ford Ranger - How I Came to Understand and Embrace the dual cab ute. Recently when sitting at the traffic lights with my view completely obstructed by the behemoth next to me, I looked to the side at a massive wheel arch with leaf springs, drum brakes, and exposed welds clearly on view...

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...

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