Ranger still competes with compact pickups overseas, even though it has been discontinued in the states a few years back. There are certain reports that it might make a comeback in additional few years time, but for now, 2016 Ford Ranger is redesigned version of the trucks introduced in 2011.
Under the Hood
Contemporary Ranger is offered with three distinctive engines. 2.2L turbo diesel 4-cylinder unit makes 158 hp and 284 lb-ft of torque, while 2.2L 4-cylinder petrol unit develops 164 hp and 166 lb-ft of torque. Finally, for those in need of additional power, there’s slightly unconventional 3.2L turbo diesel 5-cylinder which generates 197 hp and 347 lb-ft of torque. If properly equipped, 2016 Ford Ranger is able to tow up to 7,700 pounds – solid figures for a compact pickup truck.
In order to equip the truck properly, apart from trio of engines, you’ll have both rear and all-wheel drive configurations at your disposal. Transmission will also depend on your choice, but there’s nothing more to choose from than 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic units.
Design – Inside and Outside look
Being a new, modern truck, 2016 Ford Ranger features a styling well-worthy of current contemporary period of time, and its opponents. This is one handsome mid-size truck with metallic stripe grille and angular headlamps at its front. Three cab configurations are offered across the range: single, super and double. New Ranger exhibits 9 inches of ground clearance which certainly help in giving the truck a high stance. This is another one of contemporary-looking design tweaks that make Ranger as handsome as it is.
Pickup’s cabin is nicely rounded off as well, but overall space depends on chosen cab configuration, naturally. Different trim levels enable more or less refined materials, but a compact is generally built from plastic and cloth. Dashboard is neat and tidy, and all controls are close at hand. Touch screen display comes with SYNC 2 infotainment system and all the goodies that come with it. It’s hard to compare 2016 Ford Ranger with anything offered in the states, but Ford’s own Escape might serve as a fine comparative. This basically means that new Ranger adds heated front seats, Sony audio system and automatic climate control on top of already mentioned gear.
Safety systems are more advanced than ever before too. 2016 Ford Ranger gets all the mandatory gear, first and foremost. These features include anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, airbag system, trailer-sway control and hill-start assist with manual gearbox models. Advanced safety systems add a rearview camera, driver-impairment alerts, parking assistance, lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control. Rarely a full-size truck manages to offer such a long list of safety goodies, let alone a compact one.
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2016 Ford Ranger Price & MPG
Fuel economy ratings, naturally, depend on chosen drivetrain configuration, but a number of other factors is included too. From most to least fuel-efficient models, Ranger spends between 6.9 and 9.6 l/km. Translated to mpg, that would be between 36 mpg combined and 24 mpg combined respectively. Prices depend on given market, first and foremost – then on selected model. Generally, you’ll be able to buy 2016 Ford Ranger for a sum between $28,000 and $63,000. Prices are displayed in Australian dollars, of course.
2016 Ford Ranger offers everything one could wish for in the states. Of course, U.S. compact truck market has been revived in recent years, but if blue oval is what you’re up for, you’re stuck with the F-150. Ranger fares quite good in Australia and Asia and you can always resort to importing one. However, that’s rarely a smart move as additional costs never, ever are justified if there’s a similar option without them at home.