Is the Ford Ranger the ideal truck for Australians?

January 5, 2016 9:28 am | peterwarrenford.com.au

Utes are the quintessential Aussie car. Powerful and hardy without sacrificing good looks, they perfectly embody the hardworking Australian spirit. The Ford Ranger is, of course, no exception. Whether it's hauling large bales of hay around a paddock, towing kayaks to the beach or simply picking the kids up from school, this reliable old favourite has you covered. Drop by Peter Warren today to find out whether this car is suitable for your lifestyle. 

Is the Ford Ranger a suitable working class ute?

A choice between a 2.2 or 3.2 litre TDCi turbo engine, 147 kiloWatts of power and 470 newton metres of torque give this truck a hefty dose of force.

Features such as electronic power-assisted steering improve driver control, keeping steering light in busy city situations and heavier on open roads. The system only activates when needed and is powered by hydraulics, so it does not waste fuel. The lane keeping system is another neat feature, letting drivers know if they are drifting out of their lane, thereby increasing the ute's urban performance. 

As you'd expect of any Ford ute, the Ford Ranger has impressive off-road capabilities, making it fantastic for rural workers or those who love the outdoors. Able to withstand 800 millimetres of water, the truck also possesses an infinitely useful e-Locking Rear Differential2 system, which improves wheel grip on uneven terrain. A towing capacity of 3,500 kilogrammes means that the Ford Ranger is ideal for both work and play.

It may be the first day back at work for some, but we know where we'd rather be… #RangerAu

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Is the Ford Ranger a stylish ute?

Ford is a marque that has always recognised that function and practicality should not exclude aesthetics. The Ford Ranger exemplifies this line of thinking nicely, with a tough, bulky exterior and a comfortable interior. Available in a range of stylish colours, the ute's body boasts a prominent grille that radiates confidence and authority. 

Comfortably seating five, the interior is spacious and stylishly upholstered, ensuring an enjoyable ride regardless of outside conditions. If the Ford Ranger seems like the right car for you, organise a test drive at one of Peter Warren's locations in New South Wales and Queensland to find out for certain whether it is suitable for you and your family.