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Ford Ranger 2018

The 2018 Ford Ranger range of configurations is currently priced from $25,896. Our most recent review of the 2018 Ford Ranger resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Editor - Adventure Marcus Craft had this to say at the time: I have to admit I arrived at the Raptor launch really wanting to like it. Despite any flak Ford received from naysayers about putting the 2.0-litre in the Raptor, it seemed like they had all the right ingredients for something that might really shake up the ute scene.

You can read the full review here.

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.

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 does my 2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak stutter when accelerating?

    This gets a bit political, because Rangers delivered after May 1, 2018 carried a five-year factory warranty, but cars sold before that date had just three years of factory cover. Which means that if your car was sold new before May 1 2018, it will now be out of warranty and, if it was sold later than that, the problem is still Ford’s as the warranty should still apply. Even so, it would seem fair that Ford should offer some pro-rata cover for a car that was built in early 2018 and missed out on the five-year warranty by a quirk of the calendar. But don’t count on it.

    As for the actual problem, have you noticed any warning lights on the dashboard? If so, that could be a clue to what’s going on. But unfortunately, there are many, many things that could be making a modern turbo-diesel engine run poorly. Rough running or stuttering, for instance, could be caused by anything from a blocked fuel filter, worn fuel pump, faulty fuel-injectors or a DPF system that is blocked. Or any of literally hundreds of other things.

    The best advice is to have the car electronically scanned to see if the on-board computer throws up a fault code. From there, you can home in on the actual problem without a hit-and-miss approach. That said, I would have expected a Ford dealer to have tried this already, so maybe it’s time to try another dealer. And don’t forget to press them on the warranty situation.

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  • 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).

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  • 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?

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  • 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.

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Ford Ranger 2018 Price and Specs

The Ford Ranger 2018 is currently available from $25,896 for the Ranger XL 2.2 (4X2) up to $81,990 for the Ranger Raptor 2.0 (4X4).

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3.2 XL Plus (4x4) Ute 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $44,200 $55,880
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
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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
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Ford Ranger 2018 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2018 Ford Ranger are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 2028mm x 1873mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Ford Ranger 2018 Dimensions  include 1800mm height, 1850mm width, 5110mm length.
Ford Ranger Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
XL 2.2 (4X2) Ute 1703x1850x5110 mm 201 mm
XL 2.2 (4X2) (5 YR) Ute 1703x1850x5110 mm 201 mm
XL 2.2 LOW Rider (4X2) Ute 1703x1850x5110 mm 201 mm
XL 2.2 (4X2) Ute 1703x1850x5359 mm 201 mm
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Ford Ranger 2018 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2018 Ford Ranger will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Ford Ranger vary from 16x6.5 inches to 18x8 inches.

Ford Ranger Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
XL 2.2 (4X2) Ute 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
XL 2.2 (4X2) (5 YR) Ute 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
XL 2.2 LOW Rider (4X2) Ute 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
XL 2.2 HI-Rider (4X2) Ute 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
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Ford Ranger 2018 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2018 Ford Ranger is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Ford Ranger currently offers fuel consumption from 6.5 to 10L/100km. The Ford Ranger is available with the following fuel type: Diesel.

Ford Ranger Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
3.2 XL Plus (4X4) Ute 3.2L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 9.2L/100km
FX4 Special Edition Ute 3.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 8.3L/100km
FX4 Special Edition Ute 3.2L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 8.7L/100km
FX4 Special Edition Ute 3.2L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 9L/100km
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