Ford Philippines shook the local automotive industry with the joint launch of the all-new Ranger and Everest, two of its biggest models here in our market.
We’ve already covered some details in our launch story. But of course, considering how drastic the changes are to these new models, we’re obliged to give a more detailed rundown for you guys.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the next-generation Ranger. If you want to learn more about this revamped midsize pickup, here’s everything you need to know about it. For the all-new Everest, you can check out this story instead.
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Variants and prices
The all-new Ranger comes in eight different variants. Interestingly, the lineup starts at P1.198 million for both the XL 4x4 MT and the XLS 4x2 MT trim—the same price for two different drivetrains. The range tops out with the Bi-Turbo Wildtrak 4x4 AT priced at P1.875 million. Check out the full price list below:
Ford Ranger 2023
- Ford Ranger 2.0L Turbo XL 4x4 MT - P1,198,000
- Ford Ranger 2.0L Turbo XLS 4x2 MT - P1,198,000
- Ford Ranger 2.0L Turbo XLS 4x2 AT - P1,273,000
- Ford Ranger 2.0L Turbo XLT 4x2 AT - P1,374,000
- Ford Ranger 2.0L Turbo Sport 4x2 AT - P1,474,000
- Ford Ranger 2.0L Turbo Sport 4x4 AT - P1,594,000
- Ford Ranger 2.0L Turbo Wildtrak 4x2 AT - P1,569,000
- Ford Ranger 2.0L Bi-Turbo Wildtrak 4x4 AT - P1,875,000
The all-new Ranger measures 5,370mm long, 1,918mm wide, and 1,884mm tall. It has a 3,270mm wheelbase and 235mm of ground clearance. The base XL variant gets 16-inch steelies while the XLS gets 16-inch alloys. Both of these are shod in 255/70/ R16 rubber. The XLT sits on 17-inch alloys with 255/70 R17 tires, while higher Sport and Wildtrak trim are fitted with 18-inch alloy wheels wearing 255/65 R18 rubber.
Style-wise, the all-new Ranger looks much bolder than ever. Ford has ditched the trapezoidal grille and the small headlamps for C-shaped DRLs wrapped around the headlights that directly flank the wide new grille. Looking at this all-new model, it’s clear that it’s now designed more similarly to its bigger siblings such as the F-150.
The vehicle also looks bulkier from all around. Black plastic claddings now accentuate the wheel wells and added black trim at the rear end add a lot more ruggedness to the design. The tailgate also gets a design upgrade, with a stylish pair of taillights to match the new-look front fascia.
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The Ranger still has one of the most premium cabins in the segment. Depending on the variant, the seats are stitched with fabric or leather. The Wildtrak variants get added badging and contrast stitching.
Not that the old Ranger’s interior look dated, but this one’s styling just looks much more modern. You can probably thank the massive screen on the dash for that. The layout also feels a bit unorthodox to some extent, as the door handles are hidden behind the armrest, and the push-to-start ignition protrudes from the steering column.
Engine and specs
The all-new Ranger packs a 2.0-liter turbodiesel that generates 168hp at 3,500rpm and 405Nm of torque between 1,750-2,500rpm. This can be had with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox. The top-of-the-line Wildtrak 4x4 variant comes with a 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel engine that churns out 207hp and 500Nm and is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The truck’s standard suspension setup is composed of a double wishbone with coil springs and an anti-roll bar up front and leaf springs out back. Stopping power is handled by front ventilated disc brakes and rear drum brakes. Wildtrak variants get ventilated discs all around.
Standard in the new Ranger is a 10-inch Ford SYNC 4 infotainment system with Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay connectivity. Wildtraks get bigger 12-inch displays. All but the base variant gets six speakers. Save for the XL and XLS trims, the pickup also gets a wireless charger and a reversing camera.
A six-airbag system also comes as standard. Wildtrak variants, meanwhile, get one additional airbag as well as rear parking sensors. This top-spec trim is also equipped with an electronic parking brake and an eight-way power-adjust driver’s seat. Other added amenities in higher variants include a smart keyless entry with a push-to-start ignition, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, 230V inverter outlets in the second row and out back on the bed, and automatic climate controls with dual-zone functions.
Plenty of drive modes are available here. Save for the base XL variant, the Ranger comes with four selectable modes as standard. The 4x4 models get six modes in total, with the top-dog Wildtrak 4x4 getting an additional Terrain Management System feature.
Speaking of the top-spec Wildtrak, this also gets a host of added tech including adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go and lane-centering functions, auto high beam, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning and lane-keep assist, blind-spot detection with cross-traffic alert and braking, and a 360-degree-view monitor.
So, what do you think of the all-new Ford Ranger? You can check out more photos of it below.
More photos of the all-new Ford Ranger: