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Ford Ranger 2023

The 2023 Ford Ranger range of configurations is currently priced from $38,590. Our most recent review of the 2023 Ford Ranger resulted in a score of 6 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Contributing Journalist David Morley had this to say at the time: The Current Ranger is a hot seller and that’s purely because it’s a top-shelf product. The new Wildtrak X specification, meanwhile, hasn’t altered that and the changes including the suspension, option of on-road all-wheel drive and wider track have made it a more road-oriented vehicle that hasn’t been hobbled in any area as a result.

You can read the full review here.

This is what David Morley liked most about this particular version of the Ford Ranger: Looks great, Full-time AWD, Roomy cabin

The 2023 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 2023 Accessories

Standard XL features include a front tow hook, a 10.1-inch touchscreen with Ford’s latest Sync4 multimedia system, a digital instrument cluster, manual air-conditioning, USB-A and -C ports, cloth seats and 16-inch steel wheels.

Note, too, that all Rangers score nine airbags, AEB autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert and lane keep assist, while all pick-ups have blind spot warning and cross-traffic alert tech.

Next up is XLS, adding fog lights, alloy wheels, side steps and carpet.

The XLT is the least-expensive version with the now Ranger-signature C-clamp LED headlights, and can also be identified via its chrome grille bar, pick-up tub bed-liner with illumination, a sports bar and 17-inch alloys. Little luxuries inside include keyless entry and start, dual-zone climate control, sat-nav, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, fancier interior trimmings, intelligent adaptive cruise control with full stop/go functionality and traffic-sign recognition tech. 

Above that, the Sport ushers in contrasting blacked-out themes inside and out, two front tow hooks, 18-inch alloys, wireless charging, an Off-Road screen showing 4WD activation and other related settings, leather upholstery and a powered driver’s seat.

Finally, the Wildtrak gets its own grille, bumper, sports bar and wheel treatments, a trailer brake controller, side rails and a powered roller shutter for the tub and zone lighting all around the vehicle, while the cabin upgrades to a 12-inch touchscreen, ambient lighting, pull-out cupholders, a powered front passenger seat, front seat heaters, a 360-degree camera and active park assist.

Sophisticated Matrix LEDs and premium 10-speaker audio sound system can be had in the Wildtrak Premium Pack, while some other higher-grade Ranger features can be bundled up into option packs in lower grades as well.

There are also various off-road and towing packs, depending on grade.

Ford Ranger 2023 Colours

The Ranger is available in Arctic White, Meteor Grey, Aluminium Silver, Blue Lightning, Sedona Orange and Shadow Black. Going Wildtrak adds Luxe Yellow to the colour palette.

  • Sedona Orange
  • Meteor Grey
  • Arctic White
  • Aluminium
  • Shadow Black
  • Blue Lightning
  • Luxe Yellow
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Ford Ranger 2023 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Ranger here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • When should I replace the timing chain on my 2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak?

    Good news. Instead of a rubber toother timing belt, the engine in your Ranger has a timing chain. While the rubber belt type generally requires periodic replacement, the timing chain in your car should last the life of the engine.

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  • 2015 Ford Ranger XLT 3.2 is going into limp mode on hot days

    A modern car like the Ranger has a heap of sensors that warn the on-board computer of something that’s getting too hot, causing the car to enter limp home mode to avoid further damaging itself. That means you could be looking at a problem as varied as the condition of the radiator and its plumbing, the intercooler, coolant pump, the EGR valve and more. Perhaps it’s a simple case of low coolant triggering the limp home. Certainly, these engines can lose coolant if the EGR valve is damaged or leaking.

    But then you can also move along to the driveline, because a too-hot transmission will also trigger a limp-home situation. Is the transmission cooler working properly? Does the transmission have the correct quantity of fluid in it?

    Start with the basics and don’t be afraid to give the car an electronic scan as the fault codes it has logged could be a big clue in what component is causing the grief.

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  • How long should an oil pump for a 2013 Ford Ranger PX last?

    The original vane-type oil pump fitted to the 2.2 and 3.2-litre PX Ranger engines was a source of great misery for some owners with failures and a peculiar oil-changing regime forced upon owners. If the gear-driven style pump you've replaced it with is a good quality item, it should last the remainder of the vehicle's service life.

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  • Is a blown cylinder in my 2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak covered under warranty?

    Unfortunately, because your car was delivered before May 1 2018, it's only covered by Ford's three-year warranty, which, of course, has expired. New Fords delivered after that 2018 cut-off were covered by an longer, five-year warranty, but that's not much use to you.

    The best thing you can do is tackle Ford Australia's customer service department to see if they're open to covering part of the cost of repairs on a pro-rata basis. This is a sometimes a possibility if the vehicle is only just out of warranty or has covered very low kilometres with a full service history. But in your case, I wouldn't be holding my breath.

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Ford Ranger 2023 Price and Specs

The Ford Ranger 2023 is currently available from $38,590 for the Ranger XL 2.0 HI-Rider (4X2) up to $106,990 for the Ranger Raptor 3.0 (4X4).

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Platinum 3.0 (4X4) Ute 3.0L Diesel 10 SP AUTO $72,930 $83,820
Raptor 3.0 (4X4) Ute 3.0L — 10 SP AUTO $89,870 $103,290
Raptor 3.0 (4X4) Ute 3.0L Diesel 10 SP AUTO $95,480 $109,780
Raptor 3.0 (4X4) Ute 3.0L PULP 10 SP AUTO $80,960 $93,060
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Ford Ranger 2023 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 2.0 HI-Rider (4X2) Ute 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 3500kg
XLS 2.0 HI-Rider (4X2) Ute 2.0L,Diesel,10 SP AUTO 3500kg
XL 2.0 (4X4) Ute 2.0L,Diesel,10 SP AUTO 3500kg
XL 2.0 (4X4) Ute 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 3500kg
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Ford Ranger 2023 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2023 Ford Ranger are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 2028mm x 1955mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Ford Ranger 2023 Dimensions  include 1920mm height, 1918mm width, 5370mm length.
Ford Ranger Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
XL 2.0 HI-Rider (4X2) Ute 1872x1910x5225 mm 224 mm
XL 2.0 HI-Rider (4X2) Ute 1866x1910x5225 mm 224 mm
XL 2.0 HI-Rider (4X2) Ute 1875x1910x5225 mm 224 mm
XL 2.0 HI-Rider (4X2) Ute 1874x1918x5370 mm 234 mm
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Ford Ranger 2023 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2023 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.

Ford Ranger Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
XL 2.0 HI-Rider (4X2) Ute 255x70 R16 255x70 R16
XLS 2.0 HI-Rider (4X2) Ute 255x70 R16 255x70 R16
XL 2.0 (4X4) Ute 255x70 R16 255x70 R16
XLT 2.0 HI-Rider (4X2) Ute 255x70 R17 255x70 R17
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Ford Ranger 2023 Interior

The new Ranger is as fresh and modern as the old one was looking old and tired; it's a massive change.

That said, the general architecture and dimensions remain the same – the windscreen position, the door apertures, the glasshouse. This is not an all-new truck, but a thorough overhaul of the previous design from 2011.

Yet there are real big-ticket differences, kicking off with an all-new dashboard, door cards, seats and trim. Now you'll finally find a reach as well as height-adjustable steering column.

The touchscreen choices really dominate the cabin – measuring in at  10.1 inches in all but the Wildtrak, which jumps up to a 12-inch item. It also operates the latest SYNC 4A system, and that's a first for an Aussie Ford

The new Ranger also gains a number of new items, such as full digital instrumentation across the range, both USB-A and USB-C ports, as well as a wireless charger from certain grades upwards and a storage shelf above the glovebox (that's lidded in Wildtrak).

Moving on to the rear seats, you will find face-level air vents for the first time in some grades, the seats have been redesigned for added comfort and support, as well as the usual amenities like overhead grab handles, map pockets and centre armrest with cupholders in higher grades. 

Downsides? For some people, using touchscreens for functionality can be confusing; at least Ford has has made essentials like volume and climate controls as hard buttons and knobs, so you’re not so distracted using these. The 12-inch screen's extra depth makes accessing the USB ports directly underneath awkward. The pull-out cupholders struggle with broader cup bases as their clamps are too narrow. And we experienced a glitch with connecting the phone and climate control system in separate cars.

Breaking down the model walk, there are key differences between each model to help you make up your mind.

The XL, for instance, is a workhorse. Minimum frills, hard-wearing cloth, vinyl floor, a manual handbrake, easy-access dash storage – that sort of thing.

The XLS is more of the same, but with side steps, carpet and livelier trim.

Moving up to the XLT, it adds keyless entry/push-button start, leather wheel, dual-zone climate control, sat-nav and electric park brake up front, as well as rear-seat air vents and centre armrest with cupholders out back.

The Sport ushers in leather, a powered driver’s seat, ‘off-road screen’ and wireless charging, while the Wildtrak ups the ante with the larger touchscreen, 360º view camera, ambient lighting, pull-out cupholders, a powered front passenger seat and front seat heaters.

Ford Ranger 2023 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2023 Ford Ranger is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Ford Ranger currently offers fuel consumption from 7.3 to 11.5L/100km. The Ford Ranger is available with the following fuel types: Diesel, — and PULP.

Ford Ranger Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Platinum 3.0 (4X4) Ute 3.0L,Diesel,10 SP AUTO 8.4L/100km
Raptor 3.0 (4X4) Ute 3.0L,—,10 SP AUTO 11L/100km
Raptor 3.0 (4X4) Ute 3.0L,Diesel,10 SP AUTO 11L/100km
Raptor 3.0 (4X4) Ute 3.0L,PULP,10 SP AUTO 11.5L/100km
Sport 2.0 (4X4) Ute 2.0L,Diesel,10 SP AUTO 7.6L/100km
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Ford Ranger 2023 Seats

For 2023, the Ranger's seats have been redesigned.

The front seats are new, and are claimed to be more comfortable than before, with improved support. They include a front-side airbag between driver and passenger.

We certainly found them amply comfortable after many hours and hundreds of kilometres behind the wheel during the launch drive days.

Moving on to the rear seats in the Dual Cab, there is room for three people to sit abreast, with the cushion and backrest providing sufficient comfort and support as well. There is storage beneath the bench, but it does not slide forwards.

Ford Ranger 2023 Speed

The Ford Ranger V6 can accelerate from 0-100km/h in under 10 seconds.

Ford Ranger 2023 Speed

Ford Ranger 2023 Boot Space

Ranger now comes with a box step for smaller-statured people reach things more easily in the tub.

Moving to the back, the tailgate retains its lift assist, and opens up to reveal a cargo area capable of taking a Euro palette for the first time. And there are now new box caps to help protect the fresh metalwork.

There are other innovations, such as a bedliner with moulded slots to help keep items in place, a 12V outlet, illumination under the box caps, load bearing aluminium side bars to secure items to, latching points on the box caps for accessories like canopies and cross bars, and external tie-down rails with sliding cleats for odd-shaped items.

Plus, there’s zone lighting available on higher-grade models, using the many LEDs around the vehicle for useful nighttime illumination operable remotely via the FordPass app.

Even the tailgate is a workbench, with two clamp pockets to secure project materials and a built-in ruler for convenient measuring.

Additionally, there’s a powered roller shutter for added security that's standard on Wildtrak and optional on other grades.

Finally, all Rangers offer a maximum towing capability of 3500kg. Payloads vary from 934kg to 1441kg, depending on model and grade.

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