Ford Ranger 2020
Carsguide CarsGuide Editor Malcolm Flynn had this to say at the time: The Ranger FX4 is a handy addition to the line-up for anyone wanting a little more than the XLT, but a little less than the Wildtrak. It’s great that you can still choose between two engines and also opt for a manual, but if it were my money, I’d be spending the extra $2200 for the 3.2 auto, and probably saving myself the extra $1500 over the 2.0 for the sake of a bigger engine doing less work.You can read the full review here.
This is what Malcolm Flynn liked most about this particular version of the Ford Ranger: Lots of gear for less than a Wildtrak, Excellent ute for work and play, Broad array of driveline options
The 2020 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 2020 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Ranger here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Can an oil cooler keep the transmission cool in my 2014 Ford Ranger?
If you talk to automatic transmission specialists, you’ll soon be told that it’s impossible to over-cool such a gearbox. An aftermarket transmission cooler is designed to work in conjunction with the vehicle’s standard transmission cooling system, so disabling the standard cooler is probably not a great idea.
The problem with coolant entering the transmission is not an unknown one with some Ford (and other manufacturer’s) models and occurs when the standard cooler fails, allowing coolant into the gearbox and destroying the electronics and the gearbox hardware in short order. Unfortunately, this is a design thing rather than a maintenance issue, so the best thing you can do is service the vehicle regularly and make sure that the coolant is changed regularly. Even then, however, swarf from the production process (according to one theory at least) has been known to circulate through the radiator and cause damage to the piping that forms the transmission cooler. A radiator clean and flush might help stave off this process.
If the manufacturer of the aftermarket cooler you’ve fitted can guarantee that the unit will cool at least as effectively as the standard unit on the Ranger, then you might consider disconnecting the standard cooler. Even so, you’d be wise to keep an eye on transmission temperatures, particularly if you tow anything or travel at high speed in high ambient temperatures.Show more
Is a Mazda BT-50 or Ford Ranger better for touring?
It’s nice to see somebody taking the long view when it comes to vehicle ownership. Cars have become an increasingly throw-away commodity, and it seems a shame that all that engineering and development doesn’t get a longer lifespan.
The BT-50 and Ranger you’ve nominated are, fundamentally, the same vehicles under the skin, so the choice will come down to the options fitted and the trim level that combines the features you want in one package. As a rule of thumb, the five-cylinder engine option will do a better job of hauling a slide-on camper into a headwind and will always be worth more as a trade-in (although that’s clearly not a concern for you).
If you’re planning to keep the vehicle up to 300,000km, there’s a very good chance you’ll need to spend some money on the vehicle’s direct injection system at some point. A set of injectors and filters as well as an injector pump are all likely to need replacement over the distance you’ve nominated. That said, all modern common rail diesels seem to be in the same boat here, but if you’re prepared to service the vehicle religiously, then those expenses should be kept to a minimum. Take it as read, though, that a modern turbo-diesel will not appreciate neglect in this area.
The other thing to watch out for is a vehicle that has already had a hard working life, as these dual-cabs often have. The tray-back you want also means the vehicle is likely to have been a work truck rather than a lifestyle accessory, so have any prospect checked independently before handing over the money.Show more
Why does my 2015 Ford Ranger cut out for no reason?
It sounds very much like a computer problem rather than a hardware issue. When you switch the engine off and then back on again, you’re actually rebooting the on-board computer. I’d be trying a replacement ECU module (borrowed from another Ranger) to see if that fixes the problem. The problem is that because the reboot fixes the issue (temporarily) it might also re-set the computer’s memory, meaning it can’t `remember’ what went wrong and, therefore, won’t offer up the correct fault codes when you scan it. That said, I’d definitely give it a scan and see what pops up.Show more
What is causing the clutch to get stuck in my 2013 Ford Ranger?
A clutch pedal that won’t return is either sticking (due to friction) has a broken or weak return spring or is throwing out beyond the point it should (like an athlete hyper-extending their knee). How that’s related to the gear-lever locking up is anybody’s guess, but it’s true that if the clutch isn’t disengaging properly (which could be the case if the clutch pedal isn’t doing its thing properly) then the car will refuse to select gears and that can feel like the lever is jammed. Switch the engine off and see if the gears will then select. If so, I’d say the clutch is not disengaging and you may have to pull it all apart again to find out why.Show more
Ford Ranger 2020 Price and Specs
|Ford Ranger Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|FX4 2.0 (4X4)||Ute||2.0L Diesel 10 SP AUTO||$54,400||$68,750|
|FX4 2.0 (4X4) Special Edition||Ute||2.0L Diesel 10 SP AUTO||$53,200||$67,210|
|FX4 3.2 (4X4) Special Edition||Ute||3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$51,900||$65,670|
|FX4 3.2 (4X4) Special Edition||Ute||3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN||$50,000||$63,250|