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The Ford Ranger offers everything you want and more in a bakkie. It is roomy, handles well on dirt roads, and has strong safety ratings. Its sleek yet muscular good looks match South African tastes for travel, whether you're taking an off-road adventure or going on holiday. You can find new or used Ford Rangers for sale by browsing local listings. The Ranger offers an excellent choice for those seeking a powerful bakkie in South Africa.
Ranger Exterior and Interior
The Ranger is a spacious bakkie that comes in different sizes. Buyers have a choice of five models: single cab chassis, single cab, super cab, double cab, or Wildtrak. Each model has a base plus XL, XLS, and XLT options.
Exterior features include black bumpers, a key-operated central locking system, body colour bumpers, remote operated locking, and alloy wheels. Basic interior features include air conditioning, comfortable cloth seating, and an audio system with radio, CD, and mp3 auxiliary capabilities. More advanced models have bucket seating, premium audio with USB components, an on-board computer system, and stylish leather trim and seating.
Ford worked hard to make the vehicle's looks match its performance. The company brought the Australian-designed Ranger to South Africa to handle terrain like the Kgalagardi, Kaokoland and Richtersveld. The vehicle's 3,2-litre engine meets bakkie owners' preferences for a large, powerful engine. Furthermore, the Ranger has both diesel and petrol options.
Ranger Pros and Cons
The Ranger is one of the most powerful bakkies, ranking second only to the upscale Nissan Navara. At 2 000 kilogrammes, the Ranger does not set speed records, however. The Ranger is known to use fuel quickly with an average fuel consumption of 11,39-litres per 100 kilometres on a road test during low-range driving. The Ford Ranger gives its best performance on overland trips. Its bulk may pose a problem on twisty trails. It performs best with a payload and using four-wheel drive. The vehicle takes on standing water with ease like the ones you find at Moremi campsites.
The Ford Ranger is a workhorse with car-like comforts. While not strong on speed, it holds its own in handling and hauling. The vehicle has options from a single cab chassis to the Wildtrak plus diesel and petrol choices. Secondhand Rangers can be found at an affordable price. The Ranger is a good choice for South Africans who want roominess and modern features capable of handling overland trips.