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Ford Ranger
7 Feb 2017 14:56 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 9:51

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The Ford Ranger is designed to be a rugged workhorse through and through, ready to pull or carry heavy loads 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, emulating its rivals such as the Mitsubishi L200, Mercedes-Benz X-Class, Nissan Navara NP300 and Volkswagen Amarok.

There are three bodystyles to choose from, kicking off with the two-seat Regular Cab and the occasional-four-seat Super Cab, but these tend to be reserved for those looking for a rugged work vehicle. It’s the five-seat Double Cab that’s the most popular, combining passenger space with a sizeable load area.

Take a look at a Ranger brochure and all those bodystyles, trims and engines can seem quite bewildering. That’s why this review is essential reading for anyone in the market for a pick-up, because we’ll point you in the direction of which Ranger might suit you best and how it stacks up against its rivals.

 

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There are 6 trims available for the Ranger 4x4. Click to see details.See all versions
Vignale
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Titanium X
The Kuga begins to feel posher when it gets to Titanium X, thanks to full leather trim and electrically adjustable, heated front seats. You also get a panoramic sunroof, a powered tailgate, powerfu...View trim
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Titanium
Stepping up to Titanium brings you dual-zone climate control, an upgraded infotainment system, rear parking sensors, part-leather seats and automatic lights and wipers. However, Zetec trim keeps th...View trim
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ST-Line
ST-Line models are the sporty option so get a bodykit, sports suspension, 18in wheels, black detailing for the outside and floor mats with red piping. It also has a self-parking system that not onl...View trim
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Zetec
The entry-level trim gets all the essentials, including 17in alloy wheels, air-con, hill-start assist, electric windows all round and cruise control. It’s our pick of the range, although we'd recom...View trim
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ST-Line X
Like regular ST-Line trim, but with an added panoramic roof, electrically adjustable and heated seats, bigger alloys, a powered tailgate and keyless entry. Again, it's far too pricey to recommend...View trim
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