Which used Ford Ranger 4x4 should I buy?
If you regularly carry heavy loads you might want to avoid the larger engine 3.2-litre Ranger and go for the 2.2-litre engine. The bigger power plant is much heavier and therefore reduces the payload rating. By the same token, you might not want an automatic either because this lops 19kg off of the maximum rating, too. That being said, if payload isn't your major concern, the additional performance of the 3.2-litre might come in handy.
A single cab range will get you the biggest bed and highest payload capacity, but limits you to only two seats. That might not make it ideal if it’s your only vehicle. We’d suggest going for the full double cab for the extra practicality it affords for adults in the back, and because it has individual doors that don’t require you to open the front ones first.
Limited trim gets you all the equipment you’ll need in a ranger and there are plenty of them available on the used market.
Our favourite Ford Ranger: 2.2-litre TDCI 160 Double Cab Limited
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