Ford Ranger PROS and CONS
- Smooth powerful engines
- Dependable and tough
- Massive load capacity
- Best for hauling and towing
- Economical powerful engine
- Size makes it tricky to park
- Not very spacious or comfortable inside compared to other pickups like the Toyota Hilux or the Mitsubishi Strada
Ford Ranger Overview: Release in the Philippines
After Ford Philippines' local debut of the 2015 Ranger Pickup, it speedily reached our Philippine Market having updated technologies and chassis upgrades and obviously, the Ford Ranger is touted to remain as Ford's second best-selling pick-up truck in the country as it hit a total retail sale of 8,158 units.
The Ford Ranger is an ideal vehicle for carrying heavy cargos and for tackling the toughest terrain. It can easily fit 2-3 adults at the back or a total of 5 people. Power and fuel efficiency are not an issue for the new Ford Ranger. Although it is a huge vehicle, the engine size is significantly small. Thanks to the right amount of technology, power output and gas mileage returns a very satisfying number. The Ford Ranger can easily serve as a family car, business vehicle or even your daily macho car. Ford Motor Company undoubtedly doesn't need any introduction when it comes to producing premium quality vehicles around the world because of its nearly century legacy. The most popular American auto giant already got vehicles in every segment for each category of buyers worldwide. Among all the typical vehicles under its name, the Ford Ranger has got scores of aspects due to its practicality. It's known as one of the longest running vehicles in the pickup truck segment. And now, because of its ability to adapt to many different functions and activities, it got features of a proper SUV muscularity of a truck, spaciousness of a van, and durability of a car.
The new Ford Ranger also boast of its five-star EURO NCAP safety rating making it a pickup truck to recon with. Combined with a powerful engine, the new Ford Ranger can easily tackle any road you drive it to. May it be climbing a hill or through 800mm of water. Unlike its predecessor where it was co-designed with Mazda, the new Ford Ranger is developed by Ford Australia.
Ford Ranger Performance
The all-new Ford Ranger comes with 3 new improved engine options. There's a fuel-efficient 2.2 TDCi diesel engine that yields out a maximum power of 160PS Horse Power and 385nm torque, a more economical 2.0 Single Turbo diesel engine with 180PS Horse Power and 420nm torque and lastly, a 2.0 Bi-Turbo Diesel engine with 213PS and a whopping 500nm of torque. These engines are then paired with 2 transmission types namely, a 6-Speed manual or a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The all new-Ford Ranger has many model variants. This includes the 2.2L XLS 4x2 MT, 2.2L XLS 4x2 AT, 2.2L XLS 4x4 MT, 2.2L XLT 4x4 MT, 2.2L XLT 4x4 AT, 2.0L Turbo Wildtrak 4x2 MT, 2.0L Turbo WildTrak 4x2 AT, and a 2.0L Bi-Turbo WildTrak 4x4 AT.
The Ford Ranger is by far the most enticing pickup truck you can get on the Philippine market to today. Offered with an array of engine options, power and capacity should be more than enough for your daily needs.
Visibility should not be an issue with the new Ford Ranger. All around visibility is good despite being larger than the previous model. Though comfortability is quite different compared to a regular vehicle, the Ford Ranger is on the plus side of things and should be on the more comfortable side in this segment. Pickup trucks are known for their bouncy shock absorbers, although the Ford Ranger is not exempted from this, the ride quality over all isn't that bad. As surprising as it may sound, the Ford Ranger is actually lighter than its competition, namely, the Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Navara and Isuzu D-MAX.
Handling is very light but responsive. Rest assured that the Ford Ranger is easy to drive despite its size. It can tackle sharp curves and light turns with ease. Driving inside the metro might need some effort though due to its size. But once you drive the Ford Ranger, the steering response will give you the confidence in driving even at tight spots. You also won't be disappointed with the Ford Rangers power output. One step at the pedal and you'll instantaneously get the torque produced on its turbo powered diesel engine. The smoothness in driving is complimented by its 10-speed automatic transmission, which unnoticeably changes the gear at the right timing, this in return allows you to produce the precise output that you need while driving. The Ford Ranger is available with either a hydraulic or electrical steering type, the latter being the most convenient when it comes in owning the vehicle in the long run.
Power output, fuel efficiency and ride comfort are the 3 main factors that is to be observed on a pickup truck. The new Ford Ranger is happy to tell you that it performs above average on all three categories. The Ford Ranger might be built to tackle rough roads, but its sure smooth and relaxing enough to be driven in the city.
Ford Ranger Features
The ultimate new Ford Ranger comes with driver-assistive features that help to make driving more convenient and in control. Some of these features are Adaptive load Control, Lane Keeping Alert and Lane Keeping Aid, Front and Rear Parking Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Hill Launch Assist, Hill Descent Control, Emergency Brake Assistance, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Collision Warning System. The Ford Ranger also boasts a ground clearance of 280m. It can also wade through water up to 800 mm deep, perfect for Philippine roads.
Other notable features available on the new Ford Ranger are, Rain sensing wipers, Rear mudflaps, Rear parking assist, Rear view camera, and roof rail. The Ford Sync system integrates everything in the Ranger. It is by far one of the best infotainment systems available in the Philippines. Its newest edition now comes with Ford's SYNC 2 in car connectivity system and a driver can adjust the air conditioning, make and take calls, entertainment and the navigation system with voice command and an 8-inch touch screen LCD which gives more controls at the driver's fingertips. The operations are fast, smooth and easy to navigate. It also comes with Android Auto and Apple Car Play support.
The new Ranger is available in many color options: Pride Orange, Cool White, Black Mica, Aluminum Metallic, Metropolitan Grey, and Aurora Blue. The Colors may vary in every model.
For convenience, the new Ford Ranger also pack a push-start/stop button taking away the tradition key ignition. Behind the shift knob, there's a USB port for your media device while at the back, a 12-volt and 230-volt power sockets are available. For added safety, the Ford Ranger is equipped with 3-point seatbelts, ISOFIX at the back, and front driver and passenger airbags.
Ford has been around for quite some time now, with notable services and quite an amount of Ford vehicles on the road, expect the parts for the Ford Ranger to be around when needed. Parts for the Ford Ranger shouldn't be scarce as quite a number of Filipinos have loved Ford vehicle's, in addition, the models we receive in the Philippines is actually at updated or is similar with what is offered in the united states. Thanks to Ford's marketing, parts and servicing would always be hassle free here in the Philippines. If you're looking for a nice pickup truck that knows what it is built to do, then look no more, as the Ford Ranger is the toughest pickup truck you can find in the Philippines market today.
Ford Ranger Exterior
The all-new Ranger comes in a stylish and muscular pickup truck from Ford. It has touch built through its hexagon-based curves. Looking at the new age exterior design of swayed Ford Ranger, the first thing that one can think is that "is it an SUV or a pickup truck." It's meant to bring the latest technology to carry the toughest carrying capability that can load up to 6000Kg or even have the capacity to tow up to 3.5 tons. The vehicle comes with the 18-inch alloy wheels. The Ford Ranger delivers a jelly-like feeling adapting to the terrain instead of the usual hard bumps and crashes that can be encountered on a sedan or SUV. It comes with a big hood line while the aggressive front has rectangular radiator grille-featuring three thick slats, here on the top, there's an engraved name RANGER in the slat with a stylistic design and the middle stat features company emblem proudly.
The 2019 Ford Ranger receives the same front-fascia as the US model. The rugged look compliments the cars name and by one look at it, you will certainly know that the Ford Ranger means business.
Ford Ranger Interior
The interiors are augmented with the combination of the latest technology, good leather works and driver-centric aspects with its extended wheelbase, it stands as the longest and also tallest in this segment. The seats of the all-new Ranger are comfortable and the driver's seat has fully automated controls for leg distance, lumbar support and even for the buttocks.
The front seat packs an 8-way power adjust while the passenger seat gets a 4-way manual adjustment. If cabin space is what you're after, a pickup truck isn't the ideal vehicle you might be looking for. But despite the lack of space it offers inside, expect the interior quality to be luxurious and is above grade than the competition. Unlike the previous generation, the new Ford Ranger now pack a keyless start/stop ignition. Its also meant mentioning that the new Ford Ranger comes with illumination inside the vehicle which gives it a more accent.
The instrumental clusters sport a huge analog speedometer while other gauges like fuel, odometer and door status are all digitalized which looks really modern and pleasant to the eyes.
Although, basically, not much has changed with the vehicle's interior design, the addition of Ford's SNYC 3's infotainment system is a much desirable update we'll happily take any time of the day.