With a price tag of $65,940 (MSRP - plus on-road costs) the Ford Ranger FX4 Max is at the upper end of its segment of dual cab utes.
But that also represents a healthy $11,750 discount over a Raptor - despite getting the same engine and transmission, a number of carryover components and a very competent array of capability.
The standard equipment includes Fox Shocks dampers front and rear, revised steering components, 17-inch alloy wheels with 33-inch BF Goodrich KO2 Baja Champion all-terrain tyres (265/70/17), off road side steps, a different grille, a bank of auxiliary switches teamed to an uprated alternator, embroidered model-specific FX4 Max seats, and an optional rowdy looking sticker pack.
That’s in addition to the standard stuff you’d find on the XLT grade this variant is based upon, including a sports bar (finished in black), LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, halogen fog lights, front and rear mud flaps, a tow bar, front and rear parking sensors, an 8.0-inch touchscreen media system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, sat nav, reversing camera, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, keyless entry and push-button start, auto high beam lights and an extensive array of safety features - more on that below.
Want to know more about Ford Ranger colours? Only Arctic White is a no-cost paint option for FX4 Max. The optional finishes include Conquer Grey (as seen here), Aluminium silver, Alabaster White, Lightning Blue, Meteor Grey and Shadow Black, and those all cost you $650.