Adventure waits for none and therefore, one needs to be always ready with the perfect gear to get maximum out of the trip. In this tight schedule world of ours, it is possible with choosing the right car that is not only good for taking to work but is also the perfect adventure companion. Ford Ranger, is enabled with features, design and mill all to take care of you and your family, giving you moments that you’ll cherish for life. In the Ford large fleet of cars, Ranger is the only car sitting in the pickup section and it seems like the company has tuned it with some of the best elements and features, killing the desire to see the second option. As for its price tag, Ranger is offered at a starting price of PhP 709,000 which might see a bit on the higher side to some but, when tallied with its superb list of features; every penny of its price is justified.
Here are some of the features that make Ford Ranger one of the best pickups and adventure vehicles around –
When looking for an adventure vehicle, the main concern of the buyer is whether or not will the car be able to take the toughest course and is it capable enough to give that kick to the driver when he desires. Well, it seems that Ranger will not have a problem here; the car is available in two mill options both delivering outstanding performance and mileage. The new Ranger gets the new and improved set of diesel mills – 2.2-litre TDCi and 3.2-litre TDCi.
The new 2.2-litre mill now generates 10 PS more power and 10 Nm more torque than before, thus bringing the total to 160 PS and 385 Nm respectively. It is tuned to give the driver the much-needed grunt. The 3.2-litre TDCi mill, on the other hand, it is not for the mileage lovers, as for its performance it churns out 200 PS and 470 Nm of power and torque respectively.
Ford Ranger despite being a pickup is blessed with Ford’s best-in-class driving dynamics. First, it gets not a hydraulic but an electronically steering, EPAS that light and responsive in the city and also easier to control at high speed. Next, is its Hill Descent Control that automatically applies the brake when the vehicle is on steep services, controlling the balance and speed. Wading in water is no problem with Ranger’s 800mm river-taming ability, so whether its land or water adventure never stops with Ranger.
Ford has tuned in a number of drivers assisting features in Ranger, all helping the driver to concentrate on the road, despite caring for various controls. Its automatic headlamp turns on when it detects scarcity of light around. Also, its rain sensing wipers activate the moment they detect rain and adjust speed in accordance to the heaviness of the downpour. Automatically adapting to different loads and thus providing better control is its Electronically Stability Program (towing capacity – 1000 kg payload & 3,500kg towing).
Moving out of the automatic zone are present utility features like cargo lights and 230V power socket.
Being a pickup doesn’t mean that Ranger will lack on the comfort aspect, instead, the car offers a wide range of technologies that are comforting with a hint of luxury. Ford’s SYNC 2 voice-activated system facilities user with hands-free phone call, music and climate control, the best part is that it can be connected to more than one phone. For passengers comfort, Ranger has offered large legroom and doors, easing getting bulky items get in and out easily.
The safety aspect is taken care by six airbags, including curtain and side airbags.
So do let us know about what you like in the Ford Ranger and mention it in the comment section.