The Ford Ranger is a ute on the rise, leapfrogging some well known models to become the second biggest seller in 2014.
While it’s still falls short of the big-selling Toyota HiLux, the gap is narrowing - and with good reason, because the current Ford Ranger model line-up consists of almost 40 different variations for buyers to choose from, including the range-topping four-wheel-drive, dual-cab Wildtrak model we’re testing here.
This top-of-the-pops version is more aimed at the kind of buyer who’ll use the tray and towing capability of the Ranger occasionally rather than on a day-to-day basis, with a sporty bent and unique styling that sets it apart from the more affordable models in the line-up.
It’s priced from $59,930 plus costs – making it one of the most expensive utes on the market.
It offers refinement, class-leading towing and excellent load capacity, all wrapped up in a convincing package. There’s good reason it’s catching up to the Toyota.