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Ford knows a thing or two about making a pickup after all the f-150 which started life in the 1940s has become one of the most popular vehicles in the u.s. with nearly 1 million sold last year alone the uk though is less receptive to the pickup but having said that competition in this field has become more fierce over recent years with options becoming more

Car-like than ever before mitsubishi nissan volkswagen and even mercedes have all launched very premium offerings ford response is this the ranger one thing you’ll notice about the ranger is its more rounded dimensions no longer is it a box on wheels it’s got features that you’d more commonly see in the family car segment like the grille and those are premium

Looking headlamps no longer is the interior of the ranger a comfort free zone yes there are still some rather cheap and nasty plastics on show but they should prove pretty durable and let’s be honest most people who are going to buy one of these will use it as a workhorse rather than a school run special anyone familiar with ford passenger cars will immediately

Get to grips with the layout and the switchgear some of the buttons and controls are nice to look at but a little fiddly to use as you’d expect there’s lots of storage space in here including a large glove box some deep door pockets and this bin underneath the central armrest there isn’t as much space in here as the missing navara but up front you’ll find there’s

A plenty of room for the foot 2 occupants and two six-footers won’t complain too much in the back this wildtrak version is the top-of-the-line model and gets features like sat-nav rear view camera and interior ambient lighting now you can have the ranger as a traditional two seater or as a more popular double or super cab with a row seats in the back with the

Two seats the low bay offers 2317 millimeters in load length which reduces to one thousand eight hundred and forty seven millimeters with the extra seat now there are two diesel engines to choose from a four-cylinder 2.2 with 158 brake horsepower or a 5 cylinder 3.2 with 197 brake horsepower the latter one is only available as a double cab needless to say that if

You’ve got one eye on economy then the lower capacity diesel will be the one to go for drive it carefully and it will return an average fuel economy of just over 40 miles per gallon the more powerful version will return around 34 miles per gallon in manual guys or 31 miles per gallon with the automatic now the ranger is a big car and it feels like it’s a drive on

The road it’s not the sort of car you can just nip through traffic easily but to be fair the same can be said for most of the competition overall the ride is comfortable and the body control is well composed although it’s not what your class is refined with a fair amount of engine and wind noise leaking through into the cabin the steering is also surprisingly good

For a pickup it’s nicely weighted and pretty responsive now as with that many of its rivals the ranger is rugged and capable just as much in the rough stuff as it is on the road the electronically controlled four-wheel drive system means you can switch between 2 & 4 through a small dial there’s also a low range mode should you find yourself in a particularly

Tricky environment for off-roaders there’s a good ground clearance and tank-like hill descent control and he’ll assist start and if it is going to be an essential part of your daily commute an off-road pack with locking rear discs is also available the ranger takes all the boxes when it comes to a practical rugged and usable pickup there are lots of options to

Suit most customers there’s a decent level of off-road ability and safety kit is impressive the downside is that it does feel pretty big on uk roads no more so than some its rivals some versions are thirsty too but there really isn’t anything that should put you off if you’re in the market for this type of vehicle

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