When you finally meet your ‘perfect car’ you know that you have to have it. The Ford Ranger might be just that car for it is America, it is the American dream (for some) for it is driven by square jawed, blue eyed, blonde haired, symmetrically perfect Anglo Saxons. The Ford Ranger is Texas it is Bojangles, cheap motels, Las Vegas hotels, Sunset Boulevard, California, the rust belt, the bible belt, it is a Confederate workhorse as much as it defines the Union of these here United States of America… You can also buy it if you live in Coventry. Or any where else in the UK. Above all it is the Ford Ranger.As you would expect, the Ranger is far from being dainty. This vehicle is big. In fact, in some places, it could even be too hard to drive a car this large. But, this shouldn’t make you give up, just yet. Along with the difficulty that comes with a car like this; you also get a lot of time-saving rewards. For example, you have more storage than you will ever find in a regular car. With this, you can still have the same amount of people within the car, too. So, it’s almost like having a trailer. The Ranger is a beautiful beast, offering aggressive and mean looks; without being a pain to drive.
The diesel line-up features a 160PS variant of Ford’s 2.2-litre TDCi engine – delivering increased output compared to the 125PS and 150PS engines in the outgoing model – and the powerful 200PS five-cylinder 3.2-litre TDCi unit. Both six-speed manual and automatic transmissions are available, and customers can select four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive variants. Top of the range Wildtrak models feature four-wheel drive as standard.
A robust electronically controlled transfer case allows drivers in four-wheel drivemodels to shift on the fly from two- to four-wheel drivehigh-range with a knob on the centre console. For low-speed torque or additional downhill braking in challenging terrain, drivers can also engage low-range four-wheel drive gearing. An electronic locking rear differential also helps to improve traction in difficult conditions. These off-road strengths are matched by towing capability of up to 3,500kg and exceptional payload capacity.
The latest smart technologies include: Hill Launch Assist, which helps drivers confidently start off from a slope, whether in forward or reverse. Hill Descent Control, which uses the traction control system to help when descending steep slopes at a constant speed Adaptive Load Control, which adjusts the Electronic Stability Control system based on vehicle load. Emergency Brake Assistance, which provides additional pressure to the brake system to increase braking force when you apply the brakes quickly in an emergency situation
Ford have worked extremely hard to make sure that their new Ford Ranger offers everything a driver could possibly need. From rain-sensing wipers to cameras to show you the road at night; this car can be packed to the teeth with some amazing technology. Most people won’t think too much about extras when they first buy a car. But, now is the best time to make any changes you’d like to; it could be too late in the future. Thankfully, Ford will usually allow you to buy features on their own. So, you don’t have to pay for things you don’t want.