Ford Ranger XLT 2014 Review

Ford Ranger XLT 2014 Review

Ford Ranger XLT 2014 Review
Ford Ranger XLT 2014 Review

Ford Ranger XLT 2014 Review - Entry has been giving the leader of the utes Hilux some stick with its stunning Ford Ranger lineup. It's not amazing as Toyota sits tight tolerantly for a swap for the developing Hilux which has been facelifted a more prominent number of times than Liz Taylor. Sorry, she's dead isn't she - anyway you know what we mean? 

Assessed from $24,390 Ford Ranger XLT lands in a blended sack of structures, from the barebones taxicab skeleton that obliges a tray to the most astounding purpose of the achieve 4x4 Wildtrak twofold taxi with its tub notwithstanding all the extravagant incidentals. 

Our test vehicle the Ranger XLT Double Cab Pick-Up sits one crosspiece down from the top, with a 6-rate auto as standard and evaluated from $53,890. 

With a total of 26 models from which to pick it is tricky to work out which demonstrate goes with what, yet the Ford XLT does not leave behind an extraordinary open door for much. 

It holds fabric trim however customized lights and wipers are standard close by with a chrome recreations bar, twofold zone air, Bluetooth, sidesteps and tow bar. 

Satnav was starting late added to the mix, notwithstanding the way that our test vehicle was the more prepared interpretation without it. 

The Wildtrak for $3500 more incorporates a back viewpoint cam (intertwined into the back point of view reflect), 8-way power acclimate driver's seat with lumbar (as opposed to four), top rails, puddle lights, warmed front seats, and a lockable roller style tub spread. 


Ford Ranger XLT 2014
Ford Ranger XLT 2014

Those mindful of current circumstances will be careful the Ranger is close vague to the Mazda BT-50 under the skin. 

That is something to be grateful for and few people are at risk to vary when we propose Ranger is the better looking of the two. 

The latest model is a quantum wander forward in every office and sees the reality various people now use these vehicles for work and play, and even on occasion as the family wagon which is reflected in the levels of supplies open. Security has been beefed up entirely too. 

The twofold taxi tub for those interested measures 1549mm long, by 1560mm wide and 840mm significant, with 1139mm between the wheel bends, and it can pass on a payload of up to 1041kg. 


Officer goes hand in hand with a choice of a four or five barrel turbodiesels, with manual or customized transmissions. The 2.5-liter four chamber petrol engine that used to power the passageway model has been dropped. 

Our test vehicle the Ford Ranger XLT Review is available just with the 3.2-liter five barrel turbodiesel, with 147kw of power and 470nm of torque, the later from a low 1500 revs. 

It's matched with a 6-pace auto and with a 80-liter tank fuel use is assessed at 9.2 liters/100km (we were getting 9.0 after 650km). 


Late changes have seen the entire Ranger lineup obtain a most prominent five stars for wellbeing. It goes with six airbags, electronic balance and security control, with ABS antilock braking and electronic brakeforce appointment. Back halting sensors are standard yet not an opposite cam. 


Surely my wife inclination driving this one. The Ford Ranger 2014 is shockingly smooth and easy to drive for a huge 4x4 ute. The auto takes most of the tireless work out of driving the savage and is our first choice, paying little respect to the way that you intend to take the ute unpleasant landscape. 

Divided from the conviction most cars never completely pass on the same low range first gear diminishment of a manual, there is no bona fide disadvantage. 

It does however get incline dive control which by and large makes up for this and the all things considered go 4x4 cavorting foundation is a ton less requesting and less startling in an auto. 

2014 Ford Ranger XLT
2014 Ford Ranger XLT

Ford Ranger XLT 2014 Review

The material seats are pleasing however the dash configuration takes some getting used to, in light of the way that you need to match what the screen is telling you with the line of four control gets either side of the essential control handle - its not as basic as it sounds. 

We also note the Bluetooth schema seems to recognize emerge phone relationship on the double which is a bugger if there are both of you driving the auto constantly. 

Looks incredible, goes well and makes sense of how to reflect Ford's amazing truck picture. Easy to see why it is putting forth so well - watch out Hilux! 

  • Price : from $55,890 
  • Warranty : 3yr/100,000km 
  • Safety : 5-star ANCAP 
  • Engine : 3.2-liter turbo 5-cyl diesel, 147kw/470nm 
  • Transmission : 6sp torque converter auto; 4wd 
  • Spare : full-size 
  • Thirst : 9.2l/100km, 246g/km Co2 Tank 80L