Ford Ranger pickup 2016 review – Carbuyer

The Ford Ranger has become part of the pickup aristocracy, alongside the likes of the Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara and Volkswagen Amarok. The latest version is available with a choice of two engines, two gearboxes, two- or four-wheel drive and three bodystyles. Although it’s a commercial vehicle at heart, higher-spec models make cases for themselves as everyday passenger cars, even if a conventional SUV will be more comfortable and practical.

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36 Replies to “Ford Ranger pickup 2016 review – Carbuyer”

  1. I have the 3.2 and love it. It is noisier the than a regular car but it isn't terrible. I also have a BMW 420d as a company car and the noise level seems no different to me. Its just a different type of noise. I actually quite like it. Horses for courses I guess

  2. it noisy under acceleration, yes. but when up to speed, that bigger engine can cruise on lower revs then lets say the 2.2l, which will make it more comfy on the highway if noise is your highest priority. i'd say that if you can go for the 3.2, do it.

  3. The Rangers are now listed in the Dog and lemon guide as Unreliable and get 2 out of 5 stars. They have major problems with all the sensors on the vehicle and when you do an oil change the oil pump empties and wont reprime when the new oil is added. This means the oil pump fails and the engine then fails. Ford are having to replace engines at an alarming rate. I know a guy who has had 3 engine replacements from Ford. They also have major issues with their four wheel drive systems and drive train. Terrible vehicles. Basically Junk. But they make great paper weights or garden ornament's.

  4. Drove a 1998 Ford Ranger in Texas and Alabama for 8 years and sold it in 2014 for $2000 with 197,000 miles on odometer. It was so handy and had the 3.0 liter V-6 plus a manual transmission with the heaviest clutch on Earth. This British review is hilarious. My 2003 Ford Expedition SUV (bought in 2015 for $3500) seats eight and has a 5.4 liter V-8 engine and 165,000 miles so far. I nearly took a new Ford F-150 to West Germany in 1989, but was wisely advised that I would flip it while driving the high-crowned country roads there. It turned out I would have struggled to squeeze through many of the German villages as well.

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