Pick up trucks are an important component of sales for any manufacturer. The all American multinational auto company Ford is no different, which from/ 1965 has been relying heavily on its forte pick up Ranger for commercial purpose. The redesigned and re-engineered Ford Ranger comes in as a rude wake up call to all its competitors with superior interiors, best in class towing capacity and futuristic powertrain. In short, when it comes to justifying what a pick up meant to do, Ford Ranger is certainly an absolute winner. Bundled with a wide variety of variants to choose from, it is the go-to vehicle if you are looking for a compact pick-up. For Indonesians, Ford Ranger is made available in 7 variants which are further equipped with three engine units under the hood. The 2.5-litre petrol engine delivers a very efficient power output measuring 122 PS at 5500 rpm and torque measuring 255 Nm at 4500 rpm. The power output increases a bit when it comes to the 2.2-litre TDCi diesel engine which delivers a maximum power of 125 PS at 3700 rpm in line with a maximum torque measuring 320 Nm at 1700 rpm. The numbers take a giant uphill turn with the big 3.2-litre diesel engine which brings out a maximum power output measuring 200 PS at 3700 rpm alongside a maximum torque 470 Nm at 1750 rpm. You can choose any type of transmission shift you like with Ford Ranger, 5-speed and 6-speed auto and manual transmissions are distributed over various various for your discretion. Ford Ranger despite being essentially a pick up drive has been employed with a variety of features on the outside like bonnet protector, Nudge bar, snorkel, weather shield, over rail and under rail bed liners, towing bar kit and roller shutter which only contribute in making it probably the best in class pick up available in Indonesia.
The superior engine appointed in Ford Ranger is responsible for the fuel efficiency in the drive. As such all the three engines (2.5-litre petrol, 2.2-litre and 3.2-litre diesel) deliver sound mileage considering that the drive is essentially a pick up. The 2.5-litre petrol engine employed in variants brings out a mileage measuring 9.4 kmpl. The numbers increase considerably for diesel variants and understandably so. The 2.2-litre diesel engine delivers a mileage worth 12.3 kmpl while the top end 3.5-litre engine delivers a highly impressive 10.6 kmpl average mileage.
The engine range appointed in Ford Ranger delivers a perfect blend of economy and power. The 2.2-litre engine which can be seen in Standard four trims of the vehicle delivers a maximum power output measuring 125 PS at 3700 rpm in line with a maximum torque measuring 320 Nm at 1700 rpm. For another 2.2-litre diesel engine variant, the maximum power output comes out worth 150 PS at 3700 rpm in line with a huge maximum starting torque measuring 375 Nm at 2500 rpm. The 2.5-litre engine unit delivers power of about 122 PS at 5500 rpm and torque measuring 255 Nm at 4500 rpm. These numbers increase tremendously with 3.2-litre engine which draws a maximum power measuring 200 PS at 3700 rpm alongside a maximum torque 470 Nm at 1750 rpm.
From a pick-up truck you do not expect certain excellence in this category. But still Ford Ranger outperforms its own expectations picking up an acceleration of 0-100 kmph in mere 10.4 seconds. The top speed of the drive is labelled at 176 kmph accompanied with 2.2-litre diesel variant under the hood.
The exterior of Ford Ranger gives a whole feel of sitting inside a well-built tough vehicle that encourage you for high end drives. The sturdy and substantial designing of this Ford vehicle enforced them to declare Ranger as '21st Century tough' design. Compared to the previous variant, the space employed within box and body has been reduced to minimum which only increments the aerodynamic stability of the vehicle. All the variants have been given a bit of difference in styling, the most noticeable being a chrome grille in top variants. A huge array of accessories are applied on varying variants of Ford Ranger, the prominent ones are bonnet protector,headlamp guard, weather shield, nudge bar, snorkel, stainless sports bar, overail and underrail bedliner, bed rail cover, tail gate cover, towing bar kit and roller shutter. In addition, few variants also get hold of front fog lamps and power adjustable side mirrors. In layman terms, the designing is tremendously muscular yet elegant and aerodynamic at the same time.
Being a pick up truck this means more space for passengers and load is provided with the vehicle. The overall dimension of the drive measure 5274 mm x 1850 mm x 1800 mm (L X W X H). It employs a really big wheelbase which measures 3220 mm. The ground clearance measures 232 mm.
Despite Ford Ranger's impressive exterior styling, its interiors seems more appealing and catchy. The inside cabin gives an all modern feel of a family car with comfortable seats, well proportioned and designed dashboard, padded arms rests and a comfortable access to the second row. To increase the aesthetic appeal of the vehicle, all the variants except the base trim are employed with chrome interior door handle. Steering wheel comes mounted with direct audio switches and gear changing in some top variants to facilitate operation over respective segments. Manual air conditioning, Driver Sun Visor and 4-way Manual adjustment power seats are some other features that makes life easy on-board.
You don't really expect a pick up truck to excel when it comes to personal comfort, but then Ford Ranger is not really just a pick up truck. Passenger Sun-Visors, power front windows, rain sensing wipers, overhead console and centralized cup holders (basic feature) comes embedded in almost all the variants. Rear Seats available in double cabs comes with head restraints to provide additional safety and comfort to the occupants. Rear power windows eases opening and closing of windows for passengers sitting in the back cabins. Also, there are few features that only comes equipped in the vehicle as additional class to increase your comfort like Audio control on the steering wheel and Cruise control.
Not only does the Ford Ranger spot an amazing amount of load space in the box of 2317 mm x 1560 mm x 511 mm (L X W X H), the space appointed inside the cabin is also pretty big. Ford Ranger has the biggest headroom amongst all the competitors in class, the double cab variant also provides enough leg room and knee clearance.
An efficient engine is the numero uno requirement of any pick up. Ford Ranger has employed 3 different engines across its line up of 7 variants for Indonesia residents, all of which perform tremendously. For the petrol engine variant comes powered 2.5-litre unit that draws a maximum power of about 122 PS at 5500 rpm and torque measuring 255 Nm at 4500 rpm. The power output decreases a little when it comes to the 2.2-litre Diesel Duratorq TDCi Mid-Power engine that gives power measuring 125 PS at 3700 rpm in line with a maximum torque measuring 320 Nm at 1700 rpm. A massive 3.2-litre engine draws a maximum power measuring 200 PS at 3700 rpm alongside a maximum torque 470 Nm at 1750 rpm. These engines performs efficiently coupled with 6-speed manual transmission in all the variants.
The basic feature included in all the variants of Ford Ranger is a FM/AM Stereo Radio with a Single CD/MP3 player and auxiliary input. In addition, Bluetooth with voice command function allow you to make and receive calls on hands-free mode and transfer data giving audio instructions for the same. All these features and others can be operated via Low audio integrated control panel, media hub and 2 speakers. USB and aux-in connects external devices like your phone easily with the stereo system so that listening to your favourite tracks and searching becomes easy.
Except one variant of Ford Ranger, all the trims comes equipped with 16-inch wheel measuring tyre size 215/70 R16. Single trim showcase 17-inch alloy wheel fitted in tyre size 265/65 R17.
Ford Ranger is a muscular American vehicle. Given that, one expects best braking and handling features from the drive. The front gets hold of ventilated disc with brake shields opposed to the drum brakes employed with brake shields in the rear. Moreover, efficient handling is controlled by Independent Double Wishbone with Coil Spring and Stabilizer front suspension type and Rigid Axle & Leaf Spring with Shock Absorber rear suspension. ABS (Anti-Lock Braking system) compliments to the braking preventing locking-up of wheels in any tough or critical situations
Safety has not really gone unnoticed from Ford Ranger with all the modern technologies like Hill Descent Control, Hill Launch Assist, Traction Control System, Adaptive Load Control. Trailer Sway Assist, Rollover Mitigation, Emergency Brake Assist, rear defroster, front driver and passenger airbags and power doorlock. The top end variants gets additional safety features like ISOFIX, front side and side curtain airbags.