The Ford Ranger is designed to be a rugged workhorse through and through, ready to pull or carry heavy payloads and deal with whatever the terrain throws at it. That said, Ford has also made an effort to appeal to potential buyers who want passenger-car luxuries fitted to their pick-up, something that has been seen on close rivals such as the Mitsubishi L200 and Nissan Navara NP300.
There are three body styles to choose from, kicking off with the two-seat Regular and four-seat Super cabs, but these are likely to be reserved for those looking for a rugged work vehicle. The five-seat Double Cab in Limited 2 and Wildtrak trims are likely to dominate sales and be chosen as family transport outside their heavy-duty work. A 2.2-litre diesel in two different power outputs, and a 3.2-litre diesel in a single output make up the engine choices.
With quite a bit of choice on offer to buyers, read on to see if the Ranger should be at the top of your test drive shortlist.