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.