Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review 2010

Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review 2010

Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review 2010
Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review 2010

Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review 2010- A pick-up truck with no bargains: that is the guarantee made by the all-new Ford Ranger. It's intended to be extreme however agreeable, rough yet sharp. So is this the pick-up truck that does everything? 

Rough it without a doubt is – and polished as well. Our Wildtrak release best the extent and gets 18-inch combinations, a chrome three-bar grille, top rails and tinted windows. That 'Wildtrack Orange' paint occupation and the sheer size of the Ranger help provide for it genuine vicinity as well. 

The Ranger is accessible as an issue taxi, super taxicab or the twofold taxi design tried here. The uplifting news is there's a lot of room in the secondary lounges for grown-ups regardless there an immense 1.2 cubic meter burden straight. 

Underneath the cap is a 3.2-liter Tdci diesel motor with 197bhp, however a 2.2-liter Tdci motor is likewise accessible with 148bhp and a 123bhp model will join the reach later in the not so distant future. There's a decision of two gearboxes – a six-rate manual and a six-pace programmed – and our auto is fitted with the recent. 

The five-barrel unit doesn't sound as farming as you may anticipate from a pick-up. Quickening hard brings about a rattly note from underneath the hat however else its all truly enlightened. The programmed gearbox functions admirably as well, changing all over the gears easily. Quickening from 0-62mph takes 10.4 seconds. 

Prominent tires and a raised ride-tallness help guarantee the Ford Ranger Wildtrak rides easily out and about. It's far and away superior rough terrain, with uneven tracks apparently smoothed out by the supple suspension. Furthermore when the going gets intense, the low proportion gearbox and switchable four-wheel drive uncover the Ranger's go-anyplace ability. 

Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review
Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review

Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review 2010

However there are a couple of pick-up truck attributes Ford hasn't figured out how to escape. Case in point, the lodge – in spite of gloating part-cowhide seats, Bluetooth, sat-nav – isn't as up-business as Ford's different models. A couple of hard and scratchy plastics drag the quality down somewhat. 

At that point there's the mileage. Portage guarantees this Ranger 3.2-liter programmed will do 26.7mpg and emanate 274g/km, while the 2.2-liter manual is better, guaranteeing figures of 32.8mpg and 224g/km. 

Costs for the Ranger Wildtrak commence at £15,515, and at that value it would seem that great worth, offering the sort of go-anyplace capacity and unwinding on street drive of the more lavish models. Our £25,040 territory topper looks the part and is staggeringly decently prepared however purchasers could be put off by the powerful sticker.

Key specs 

  1. Price: £25,040 
  2. Engine: 3.2-liter five chamber diesel 
  3. Transmission: Six-velocity programmed, four-wheel drive 
  4. Power: 197bhp 
  5. 0-62mph: 10.4 seconds 
  6. Top speed: 109mph 
  7. Economy: 26.7mpg 
  8. Co2: 274g/km 
  9. Equipment: Sat-nav, Bluetooth, ipod association, warmed seats, part calfskin upholstery 


Portage set out to make a Ranger that is usable consistently. By making it refined, agreeable and slick it has succeeded without bargaining the characteristic toughness, rough terrain capacity and reasonableness of a pick-up. Purchasers looking to use more than £25,000 on a reach garnish model like this may well be baffled with the standard of the lodge, however other than that protestations are few and far between.