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Ford RANGER DIESEL Pick Up Double Cab Limited 1 2.2 TDCi

Ford RANGER Pick Up Double Cab Limited 1 2.2 TDCi
Ford RANGER Pick Up Double Cab Limited 1 2.2 TDCi
Ford RANGER Pick Up Double Cab Limited 1 2.2 TDCi
Ford RANGER Pick Up Double Cab Limited 1 2.2 TDCi
Ford RANGER Pick Up Double Cab Limited 1 2.2 TDCi
Ford RANGER Pick Up Double Cab Limited 1 2.2 TDCi
Ford RANGER Pick Up Double Cab Limited 1 2.2 TDCi
Ford RANGER Pick Up Double Cab Limited 1 2.2 TDCi
Ford RANGER Pick Up Double Cab Limited 1 2.2 TDCi
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Ford RANGER Pick Up Double Cab Limited 1 2.2 TDCi
Ford RANGER Pick Up Double Cab Limited 1 2.2 TDCi
Ford RANGER Pick Up Double Cab Limited 1 2.2 TDCi
Ford RANGER Pick Up Double Cab Limited 1 2.2 TDCi
Ford RANGER Pick Up Double Cab Limited 1 2.2 TDCi
Ford RANGER Pick Up Double Cab Limited 1 2.2 TDCi
Ford RANGER Pick Up Double Cab Limited 1 2.2 TDCi
Ford RANGER Pick Up Double Cab Limited 1 2.2 TDCi
Ford RANGER Pick Up Double Cab Limited 1 2.2 TDCi

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG40.40
  • 0-62mph secs
  • Top Speed mph
  • C02184 g/km
  • BHP
  • Torque lbs/f
  • P11D%

Review

Ford's improved Ranger really has gone large in its appeal as a competitive proposition against tough rivals in the pick-up segment. The idea is to tempt everyone from builders to surf-boarding, mountain-biking families with what is now a very complete product indeed.

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The much improved Ford Ranger pick-up is far more efficient, as well as being smarter and very media-savvy. Plus it's still tough and decent to drive for a vehicle of this kind. Jonathan Crouch investigates.

Background

It took Ford a long time to create a pick-up tailored to the needs of European customers but the brand finally managed it with the third generation Ranger model it launched in 2012. With this line-up, the marque at last had a product to properly compete with the tough Japanese triumvirate that rule this market segment this side of the Atlantic, Mitsubishi's L200, Toyota's Hilux and Nissan's Navara. All three are good vehicles but very obviously commercial in feel. This Ranger claims to offer something more, if not a road car with a pick-up deck, then the closest thing to that we've yet seen, with a design versatile enough for export to over 180 countries. Since this vehicle's original launch though, pick-up buyers have become more demanding, especially in terms of the efficiency they expect and the technology they want. This heavily revised Ranger line-up represents Ford's answer to that need.

Driving Experience

There aren't many pick-ups developed first and foremost to prioritise driving dynamics, but this is one of them. So what's it like? Well, really, it depends upon your expectations. Does it ride and handle like a Discovery? Well of course it doesn't. A Discovery isn't built to take a 1.3-tonne payload. But does it set handling standards for the pick-up segment? Very definitely yes, more agile, stable, precise and comfortable than any vehicle of its kind we've seen to date. There's decent steering feel for a pick-up too. Double Cab high-power variants now feature Active Noise Control technology for improved refinement. Under the bonnet, the key news lies with the introduction of a new 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine to replace the previous 2.2-litre TDCi unit. It comes in a couple of single-turbo guises, with either 130 or 170PS. Plus there's a flagship bi-turbo 213PS unit with 500Nm of torque. Of course, if you're a typical Ranger owner, you'll want to be putting its all-terrain capability to the test on a pretty regular basis. Which is why, though there's a two-wheel drive entry-level model for those that want it, most of the range is built around 4WD variants. As usual with vehicles of this type, this one runs in 2WD unless you rotate this controller to its '4H' '4x4 High' setting, something that can be done on the move. That'll be fine for slippery tarmac and grassy fields, but for anything more serious than that, you'll want to switch further into the '4L' '4x4 Low range' mode that'll give you a seriously go-anywhere set of off road ratios.

Design and Build

Almost the only global market in which you won't find this Ranger is that of the US. Apparently, it's not big enough. Seems pretty large to us, nearly five and a half metres long and with a bulk quite intimidating enough to frighten away fast lane dawdlers. This revised version gets a smarter look with a revised front bumper design and a re-styled grille, the central horizontal bar now split along its length into two slim sections. Higher-series versions feature premium bi-xenon headlamps and LED daytime running lights. The interior now comes with Ebony Black trim, and the painted surfaces have been given a greater shine and depth. Models equipped with 10-speed automatic transmission also feature a more upscale gear-selector knob. Ther plush Ranger Limited variant features black leather seats and introduces an exclusive 17-inch alloy-wheel design. Otherwise, it's as you were. If you go for the four-door Double Cab, there's plenty of space in the back: two six-footers can certainly sit one behind the other with ease. Under the rear seat, you've hidden storage bins to keep tools and valuables away from prying eyes. Or, if the rear bench isn't in use, you can fold down the backrest for packages you may not want to consign to the rear loadbay. And up-front? Well, you climb up high to perch behind the wheel of any pick-up and this Ranger is no exception, with an airy, commanding cab offering great all-round visibility and class-leading front seat headroom. The instrument cluster with its central LED display was apparently inspired by the design of a G-Shock watch, precision workings protected by a robust casing. And plusher models get an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen on the dash, via which owners can use the latest 'SYNC 3' media connectivity system that Ford now offers in this vehicle.

Market and Model

There are three Ranger bodystyles - 'Regular' single cab, 'Super' (which has occasional rear seats) and 'Double Cab' with proper rear seats. The 'Regular' bodystyle is only available with base 'XL' trim, while the 'Super' option only comes with the mid-range 'XLT' and 'Limited' trim levels. Near the top of the line-up is the high-spec 'Wildtrak' variant, offered only in Double Cab form, with sales focused on the bi-turbo diesel engine. That's also the engine you have to have in the exclusive 'Raptor' flagship model. 4WD is fitted to all derivatives. Prices start at around the £22,000 mark, excluding the VAT that most business buyers will be able to claim back. For the Double Cab bodystyle most customers will want, you'll need to be budgeting in the £24,000 to £32,000 bracket excl. VAT. For a top 'Raptor' variant, you'll be looking at paying over £40,000 excl. VAT. Still, you get a pretty unique pick-up in return. With this improved Ranger, you get upgraded Ford 'SYNC 3' media connectivity, plus safety items like a Lane Keeping Aid and Adaptve Cruise Control. The FordPass Connect on-board modem turns the Ranger into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot with connectivity for up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices, and also enables a range of features to be accessed via the FordPass mobile app.

Practicalities and Costs

Potential business owners may well be approaching this Ranger thinking that sleek looks, a smarter more spacious cabin and class-leading driving dynamics are all very well but that they'd trade all of them for the practicality out back that this vehicle will need to earn its keep. They don't have to, for thanks to big dimensions and a high beltline, this Ford's load-lugging stats are as good, if not better, than any other vehicle in its segment. The 'Regular Cab' and 'Super Cab' models offer, respectively, 1.82 and 1.45 cubic metres, while the Double Cab version is also more than competitive with 1.21 cubic metres. And running costs? Well the switch to 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel power has usefully improved efficiency. The base 130PS variant manages 35.3mpg on the combined cycle and 209g/km of CO2. For the 170PS version, the figures are 34.0mpg and 216g/km. And for the 213PS Bi-turbo model, you're looking at 30.7mpg and 228g/km. Much more like it. Running costs for the Ranger are helped by the 4WD/2WD system that allows off road users, once back on tarmac, to switch to two wheel drive - obviously the more fuel efficient option. Pick-ups like this are never going to offer a slippery shape but even so, Ford have engineered a large car able to carry five adults and serious amounts of luggage, equipment or other heavy loads, that is relatively aerodynamic.

Summary

You can't deny that this revised Ranger is a thoroughly engineered product. But is it the first Ford pick-up to truly approach market leadership? We think it might be. It's safe, spacious, clever, able to carry large loads and, in four cylinder guise, finally has an engine efficient enough to match or beat the competition. Whether the need is for active family weekends, or simply to carry workmates with their kit and tools, this rugged do-almost-anything automotive swiss army knife seems to have it covered. From the back streets of Bangkok to the logging trails of Liberia, you'll find Rangers earning their keep, but the key thing here isn't really this product's ruggedness: this Ford was always tough to break. It's the driving dynamics on offer. Maybe these aren't as car-like as the Blue Oval would like us to think, but they're very good for a vehicle of this kind, aided by technology that'll see Japanese competitors having to play catch-up. When it all comes down to it, the right tool can make child's play of men's work. And if you're looking for one of the best all-round contenders in the pick-up sector right now, then this is the right tool. Job done.

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Driver Convenience
Cruise control and variable speed limiter
Bluetooth hands free kit with voice control
Digital tachograph
Easy fuel capless refuelling system
Multifunction colour display
Outside air temperature display with ice warning
PAS
Reverse parking sensor
Seatbelt warning indicator
SYNC 3.0 with 8" Colour touch screen
Trip computer
Tyre pressure monitor
Exterior Features
Cab protector/ladder rack
Solid paint
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Body colour bumpers
Body colour wheel arch mouldings
C-channel loadbox tie downs
Chrome effect door and tailgate handles
Chrome effect scuff plates
Chrome electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors with memory
Chrome finish on upper doorline
Chrome grille surround
Chrome step in rear bumper
Daytime running lights
Delete sports bar
Door mirror mounted LED turn signals
Electric folding door mirrors
Electric rear windows
Electric windows, one touch lowering + anti trap device (Driver only)
Front fog lights
Front mud flaps
Headlamp levelling
Heated rear cab window
Heated windscreen
Plastic side steps
Privacy glass
Puddle lights in door mirrors
Rain sensitive wipers and auto headlights
Steel double skinned pick up box with 2 position tailgate and inner fenders
Under hood engine cover
Wheels
17" alloy wheels
Entertainment
6 speakers
Aux input socket
DAB with CD and MP3 player
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
USB connection
Interior Features
4 speed air recirculation fan + heater
8 way adjustable and heated driver/single passenger seat with lumbar support
Centre console coolbox
Door operated dome light with courtesy switches on all doors
Driver and passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Electronic air temperature control (EATC)
Fixed bench with 2 height adjustable head restraints
Front centre armrest with storage bin
Front centre console with dual cup holders and armrest with double lidded storage box
Front door storage pockets
Front passenger grab handle
Front seat back map pockets
High performance bedliner with protective side wall
High series finish instrument panel
Illuminated glovebox
Interior tie down hooks and load rest
Leather door inserts
Leather gearknob
Leather wrapped steering wheel
Load area light
Map reading lights
Overhead console
Overhead sunglasses holder
Premium carpet mats
Reach and rake adjustable steering column
Rear cup holders
Soho grain leather upholstery
Tie down rails and rope hooks
Safety
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Child proof rear door locks
Driver and passenger airbag
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Front seatbelt pre-tensioners with load limiters
ISOFIX child seat mountings
Knee airbag
Side curtain airbags
Side Thorax Airbags
Speed sensing door locks
Security
Additional flip key
Immobiliser
Lockable tailgate
Locking wheel nuts
Passive anti theft system
Remote central locking
Thatcham category 1 alarm
Technical
2 x 12V power outlets
ABS + EBD
Emergency brake assist
ESP including traction control
Rear 12v plug
Trim
Centre console bezel with silver finish
Emissions - ICE
CO2 184
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Automatic Transmission No
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 2198
Compression Ratio 18.0:1
Cooling System WATER
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Fuel Type DIESEL
Gears 6 SPEED
Manual Transmission Yes
Valve gear DOHC
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Yes
EC Combined 40.4
EC Extra Urban 44.1
EC Urban 34.5
General
Badge Engine CC 2.2
Badge Power 160
Battery AH 75
Battery Volts 12
Clutch SINGLE DRY PLATE
Exhaust System CATALYTIC CONVERTER
Front Brakes DISCS
Front Suspension DOUBLE WISHBONE
Ghost model for valuation purposes No
Hand Brake REAR WHEELS
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 1
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 96
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 86
NCAP Front/Side Impact - Discontinued February 09 N/A
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian - Discontinued February 09 N/A
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 81
NCAP Safety Assist % 71
Rear Brakes DRUM
Rear Suspension LEAF SPRINGS
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 20000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Steering PAS
Vehicle Homologation Class N1
Performance
BHP 160
Engine Power KW 118
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Automatic Clutch No
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 265/65 R17
Tyre Size Rear 265/65 R17
Tyre Size Spare FULL SIZE
Wheel Type 17" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1815
Length 5359
Load Deck Height 835
Load Length 1560
Load Space Width Between Wheel Arches 1139
Load Width 1560
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 12.7
Wheelbase 3220
Width (excluding mirrors) 1850
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 80
Gross Train Weight 6000
Gross Vehicle Weight 3270
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 3500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 2115
No. of Seats 5
Payload 1155
Plated 2nd Axle 1850
Plated Front Axle 1480

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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Front parking sensor £240.00
Rear view camera £300.00
Satellite navigation system £456.00
Exterior Features
3.15 final drive ratio with 2.5t towing capacity FOC
Hardtop canopy with windows £2,400.00
Metallic paint £480.00
Mica paint £480.00
Roller shutter cover £1,380.00
Scuff plates £24.00
Tow bar £300.00
Interior Features
Tonneau cover £600.00
Tonneau cover aluminium 1 piece with tie down rails £1,500.00
Tonneau silver cover hard 1 piece £1,440.00
Packs
Driver assistance pack - Ranger £1,350.00
Off road pack - Ranger £360.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Copper red £480.00
Metallic - Moondust silver £480.00
Metallic - Ocean £480.00
Metallic - Oyster silver £480.00
Metallic - Performance blue £480.00
Metallic - Sea grey £480.00
Mica - Shadow black £480.00
Solid - Colorado red FOC
Solid - Frozen white FOC
Security
Spare wheel lock £60.00
Technical
230v 3 pin power socket £72.00
Trim
Soho grain leather - Ebony FOC
Wheels
17" Panther black alloy wheels £60.00
* option prices shown are estimated