Ford Ranger

If there's one thing that Aussie tradies are spoiled for, it's choice.

With the number of big, ladder-framed light commercial utes on offer, it's difficult for any single truck to rise to the top. One truck has done it, however; bigger and bolder than ever before, the Ford Ranger's popularity has escalated to the point that it's stealing the thunder of the previously unassailable Toyota HiLux. The Ranger name has only been used in Australia since 2006, but that doesn't mean that Ford is new to the party. Ford Ranger is really just a new name for the Ford Courier, a nameplate that was used in Australia since 1979.

Available in a range of sizes and body styles and priced from $27,390 for the Ranger XL 2.2 (4x2) up to $61,115 for the Ranger FX4 SPECIAL EDITION, the Ranger can serve as anything from a small, 4x2 single cab to extra and dual cab 4x4 utes with a choice of diesel engines and pickup and cab chassis trays.

Ford Ranger Reviews

Editor's Pick

Ford Ranger FX4 2017 Review

Toyota's HiLux is feeling the heat from Ford's (PXII) Ranger in Australia's hotly contested 4x4 ute market. And in early 2017 Ford released the first XLT dual cab 4x4-based special edition called FX4.Read more

2017

Ford Ranger Wildtrak 2017

The Ford Ranger is a serious threat to the Toyota HiLux’s continued reign as king of the ute market.Read more

2016

Best 10 Vehicles for Towing

Based on our experience, the best towing vehicle is either a full-size 4x4 ute or wagon with a turbo-diesel engine and automatic transmission.Read more

Holden Colorado LTZ vs Ford Ranger XLT vs Toyota HiLux SR5 2016 review: comparison

Joshua Dowling road tests and reviews the Holden Colorado LTZ, Ford ranger XLT and Toyota HiLux SR5 with specs, fuel consumption and verdictRead more

Ford Ranger XLS 4x4 2.2L auto dual cab 2016 review

Mark Oastler road tests and reviews the Ford Ranger XLS 4x4 2.2L auto dual cab ute with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

Ford Ranger Wildtrack 2016 review: Torquing Heads

Peter Anderson and Nikki Cousins road test and review the Ford Ranger Wildtrak ute.Read more

2015

Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 2015 review

Joshua Dowling road tests and reviews the Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

Ford Ranger and Territory 2015 review

James Stanford road tests and reviews the Ford Ranger and Territory with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

Ford Ranger 2015 review

Joshua Dowling road tests and reviews the updated Frod Ranger ute, with specs, fuel consumption and verdict at its Australian launch.Read more

Ford Ranger Wildtrak 2015 review

Peter Barnwell road tests and reviews the Ford Ranger Wildtrak with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

Price Guide

$44,253

Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)

Lowest Price

$27,390

Highest Price

$61,115

Range & Specifications

2017 Ute
3.2 XL Plus (4x4)
MSRP
$46,180
ANCAP Rating
2017 Ute
FX4 SPECIAL EDITION
MSRP
$61,115
ANCAP Rating
2017 Ute
Wildtrak 3.2 (4x4)
MSRP
$60,090
ANCAP Rating
2017 Ute
XL 2.2 (4x2)
MSRP
$27,390
ANCAP Rating
2017 Ute
XL 2.2 (4x4)
MSRP
$45,490
ANCAP Rating
2017 Ute
XL 2.2 Hi-Rider (4x2)
MSRP
$33,090
ANCAP Rating
2017 Ute
XL 3.2 (4x4)
MSRP
$43,490
ANCAP Rating
2017 Ute
XLS 2.2 (4x4)
MSRP
$47,790
ANCAP Rating
2017 Ute
XLS 3.2 (4x4)
MSRP
$50,290
ANCAP Rating
2017 Ute - Discontinued Jun 2017
XLS 3.2 (4x4) SPECIAL EDITION
MSRP
$52,190
ANCAP Rating
2017 Ute
XLT 3.2 (4x4)
MSRP
$54,390
ANCAP Rating
2017 Ute
XLT 3.2 Hi-Rider (4x2)
MSRP
$46,690
ANCAP Rating

Ford Ranger News

2015 Ford Ranger XLT | Car of the Year video

7 December 2015 by CarsGuide team

2015 Ford Ranger tech comes at a price

19 August 2015 by Joshua Dowling

2015 Ford Ranger revealed

23 March 2015 by James Stanford

2015 Ford Ranger leaked | video

1 December 2014 by Aiden Taylor

Ford Proving Ground local torture track

14 December 2011 by Neil Dowling