Ford Ranger 2018
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The 2018 Ford Ranger carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Ford Ranger 2018 Towing capacity
The Ford Ranger’s towing capacity ranges from 2500kg to 3500kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Ford Ranger Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|XL 2.2 (4X2)||Ute||2.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||2500kg|
|XL 2.2 LOW Rider (4X2)||Ute||2.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||2500kg|
|XL 2.2 (4X2) (5 YR)||Ute||2.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||2500kg|
|XL 2.2 HI-Rider (4X2)||Ute||2.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||3500kg|
Ford Ranger 2018 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Ranger 2018 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Why is my 2018 Ford Ranger making a loud crunching noise?
While it might sound like your car is haunted, I have actually come across this problem before and it’s not as rare as you might think. The clicking/tapping noise is actually caused by the actuator motor for the cabin-ventilation’s recirculation flap.
If any dirt or grease contaminates the internal electrical contacts inside the actuator (which is a little electric motor that opens and closes the flap) the actuator cannot electronically detect (or find) its parked position. So, it continues to cycle the flap, searching in vain for the contact that tells it to switch off. That continual cycling is what you can hear.
You can replace the actuator or, if you’re keen and a bit handy, you can remove the actuator from under the dashboard (near the glove-box) take the unit apart and clean the contacts to that it all works properly again. Or take it to a Ford dealership, as a 2018 anger should still be covered by the factory warranty (Ford upgraded the warranty to five years in 2018).
Ford Ranger 2019: What is the noise coming from my car?
I’ve heard of this before, Sam, and it does seem that it’s caused by the lock-stops banging together and causing the noise you’re hearing. The lock-stop, meantime, is a simple, mechanical device that stops the front wheels turning too far, and to do that, it simply uses one piece of metal that literally bumps into another piece on full lock to prevent further movement. And that’s the noise you’re hearing. That it only happens on with the steering on full lock is the big clue here.
Greasing the bits of metal might quieten things down a bit, but I was under the impression that this model Ranger had little plastic caps on the metal parts to prevent the metal-on-metal contact and, therefore, the horrible noises. Either way, I’d be having an expert check the front suspension to make sure the noise isn’t coming for another, more sinister source. You can’t be too careful with this stuff and since the vehicle should still under warranty, what have you got to lose?
Toyota HiLux: Will off-road suspension make it ride better?
Both would be improved, but I wouldn’t necessarily think they would be the same. Talk to an off-road suspension specialist for a more definitive opinion.
Ford Ranger 2018: Is a vibration while driving a known problem with the Wildtrak?
Have the dealer justify the claim that it’s a characteristic of the Wildtrak, perhaps ask him to let you drive other Wildtraks to see for yourself, and don’t accept any explanation that doesn’t make sense. You could also contact Ford (13 3673) and ask for their help in resolving your complaint.
Ford Ranger 2018 Price and Specs
|Ford Ranger Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|3.2 XL Plus (4x4)||Ute||3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$45,100||$56,980|
|FX4 Special Edition||Ute||3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$52,000||$65,780|
|FX4 Special Edition||Ute||3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN||$50,100||$63,360|
|FX4 Special Edition (5 YR)||Ute||3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$42,100||$53,900|