2021 Ford Ranger

2021 Ford Ranger
Ford
8.1
Price$28,300 - $77,500
Fuel Efficiency6.5 - 8.9 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years
Price$28,300 - $77,500
Fuel Efficiency6.5 - 8.9 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years

About the Ranger

The Ford Ranger is consistently one of Australia's best-selling vehicles, and is comfortably the best-selling Ford locally. It's available in a huge range of variants, from the super pared-back traffic controller at the bottom of the range to the more luxurious Ranger Wildtrak, and the off-road-focused Ranger Raptor.

Summary

Our expert's shortest summary
Hit

Balance of on-road comfort and carrying capacity

Interior technology remains solid

Australian development process

Miss

Expensive at the top end

Missing some active safety kit

Soon-to-be replaced

Video Review

Ranger Video Review

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Exterior
Interior
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Safety Tech
Practicality
On-road
Off-road
Verdict

Ford Ranger FX4 Max review 2021

Like a Raptor, but it can tow & lug a load
Date
Feb 8, 2021
Views
258,309

Love the Ford Ranger Raptor, but need to tow up to 3500kg and load just under 1000kg of payload? Maybe the 2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max is for you! It has some of the suspension components from the Ranger Raptor, plus a meaty set of all-terrain tyres. Paul Maric tests it out to see if it's any good!

Ranger Price

What is the price of a Ford Ranger?

Ranger 4×2

  • XL Single Cab Chassis 2.2 manual: $29,190
  • XL Single Cab Chassis Hi-Rider 2.2 auto: $34,890
  • XL Super Cab Chassis Hi-Rider 2.2 auto: $37,390
  • XL Double Cab Chassis Hi-Rider 2.2 auto: $39,390
  • XL Double Cab Pickup Hi-Rider 2.2 auto: $40,790
  • XL Sport Double Cab Pickup Hi-Rider 2.2 auto: $43,790
  • XLT Double Cab Pickup Hi-Rider 3.2 auto: $51,790
  • XLT Double Cab Pickup Hi-Rider 2.0 auto: $53,290

Ranger 4×4

  • XL Single Cab Chassis 3.2 manual: $43,090
  • XL Single Cab Chassis 3.2 auto: $45,290
  • XL Super Cab Chassis 3.2 manual: $45,590
  • XL Double Cab Chassis 2.2 auto: $47,290
  • XL Double Cab Chassis 3.2 manual: $47,590
  • XL Super Cab Chassis 3.2 auto: $47,790
  • XL Double Cab Pickup 2.2 auto: $48,690
  • XL Double Cab Pickup 3.2 manual: $48,990
  • XL Super Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $49,190
  • XL Super Cab Chassis 2.0 auto: $49,290
  • XL Double Cab Chassis 3.2 auto: $49,790
  • XLS Double Cab Pickup 3.2 manual: $50,290
  • XL Double Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $51,190
  • XL Double Cab Chassis 2.0 auto: $51,290
  • Tradie Double Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $52,190
  • XLS Double Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $52,490
  • XL Double Cab Pickup 2.0 auto: $52,690
  • XL Heavy Duty Special Edition Double Cab Chassis 3.2 auto: $52,790
  • Sport Double Cab Pickup 3.2 manual: $53,540
  • Sport Double Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $55,740
  • XLT Double Cab Pickup 3.2 manual: $57,490
  • XLT Super Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $57,690
  • XLT Double Cab Chassis 3.2 auto: $58,690
  • XLT Super Cab Pickup 2.0 auto: $59,190
  • XLT Double Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $59,690
  • FX4 Double Cab Pickup 3.2 manual: $59,990
  • XLT Double Cab Chassis 2.0 auto: $61,190
  • XLT Double Cab Pickup 2.0 auto: $61,190
  • FX4 Double Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $62,190
  • Wildtrak Double Cab Pickup 3.2 manual: $62,390
  • FX4 Double Cab Pickup 2.0 auto: $63,690
  • Wildtrak Double Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $64,590
  • Wildtrak X Double Cab Pickup 3.2 auto: $66,790
  • FX4 Max Double Cab Pickup 2.0 auto: $66,190
  • Wildtrak Double Cab Pickup 2.0 auto: $66,090
  • Wildtrak X Double Cab Pickup 2.0 auto: $68,290
  • Raptor X Double Cab Pickup 2.0 auto: $79,390

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Reviews

Our expert's reviews of the Ford Ranger

News

All the latest Ranger news

Range Guide

Which variant of the Ford Ranger range is best for you?

The Ford Ranger XL comes standard with:

  • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Cruise control
  • Reversing camera (optional on cab-chassis models)
  • Rear parking sensors (except on cab-chassis models)
  • Six-speaker sound system (four speakers on Single Cab)
  • Power windows
  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Single-zone manual climate control
  • Remote central locking
  • Automatic headlights

The XL has spawned various special edition models.

The XL Heavy Duty Special Edition adds:

  • Black-finish 17-inch steel wheels
  • Heavy-duty suspension
  • Solid wheel nuts
  • Black side steps
  • Rear-view camera kit

Over the regular XL, the XL Sport adds black 16-inch alloy wheels plus a black sports bar, bedliner, side steps, grille and rear bumper.

Over the regular XL, the Tradie adds:

  • 16-inch black alloy wheels
  • Black nudge bar
  • 20.5-inch slimline LED light bar
  • Black side steps
  • Bedliner
  • Tow bar

Over the XL, the Ranger XLS adds the following standard features:

  • Front fog lights
  • Floor carpets
  • 16-inch alloy wheels

The Sport adds the XLS Premium pack features but replaces the chrome exterior trim with black-finish trim and upgrades to 17-inch alloy wheels.

Over the XLS Premium, the XLT adds:

  • Cooled centre console
  • LED headlights and daytime running lights
  • Chrome rear sports bar
  • Side steps
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Adaptive cruise control

Over the XLT, the FX4 adds:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Black mesh grille
  • Matte black sports bar
  • Leather sports seats
  • Red interior stitching details

The FX4 Max adds over the XLT the following standard features:

  • Mono-tube Fox shock absorbers and retuned suspension
  • Unique grille and exterior trim
  • Matte black rear sports bar

The Wildtrak adds over the XLT:

  • LED front fog lights
  • Power roller shutter
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat
  • Leather trim
  • Heated front seats
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Semi-automatic parking assist
  • Ambient lighting

The Ranger Raptor X loses front parking sensors, adaptive cruise and parking assist but adds:

  • Unique suspension tune
  • Front sports seats
  • Paddle shifters
  • Leather and suede trim
  • Red interior stitching details
  • Extended leg sports bar
  • Red front tow hooks
  • Black Ford logo on tailgate
  • ‘Hydrographic and Black Alley’ accents on the dashboard and door cards
  • Bonnet, roof and tailgate striping
  • Matte-finish grille, bumpers, door handles, fender vent, wheel caps and other exterior elements
  • Matte black 17-inch wheels and 33-inch BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres

Variants

What are the variants of the Ford Ranger?
XL 2.2 LOW RIDER (4x2)
FROM
$28,300
XL 2.2 HI-RIDER (4x2)
FROM
$33,800
XL 3.2 (4x4)
FROM
$41,600
XL 2.0 (4x4)
FROM
$45,000
XLS 3.2 (4x4)
FROM
$45,900
XL 2.2 (4x4)
FROM
$46,200
XL 3.2 (4x4) TRADIE
FROM
$47,700
SPORT 3.2 (4x4)
FROM
$48,900
XLT 3.2 HI-RIDER (4x2)
FROM
$50,000
XLT 2.0 HI-RIDER (4x2)
FROM
$51,400
XLT 3.2 (4x4)
FROM
$52,500
XLT 2.0 (4x4)
FROM
$57,600
FX4 3.2 (4x4)
FROM
$58,600
WILDTRAK 3.2 (4x4)
FROM
$60,600
FX4 2.0 (4x4)
FROM
$62,200
WILDTRAK X (4x4)
FROM
$62,600
WILDTRAK 2.0 (4x4)
FROM
$64,300
FX4 MAX 2.0 (4x4)
FROM
$64,600
WILDTRAK X 2.0 (4x4)
FROM
$66,400
RAPTOR 2.0 (4x4)
FROM
$75,400
RAPTOR X 2.0 (4x4)
FROM
$77,500
Variant Name
XL 2.2 LOW RIDER (4x2)
Price From
$28,300
Series
PX MKIII MY21.25
Style
C/CHAS
Transmission
6-speed Manual
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Economy
6.5L / 100km
Seating Capacity
2
Engine Size
2.2L
Cylinders
turbocharged four-cylinder
FULL SPECS

Interior

Photos and Images of the Ford Ranger Interior

The interior received a huge overhaul for 2015 and it’s held up well since then, helped by one of the better infotainment systems in this class.

The 8.0-inch unit mightn’t be the biggest anymore but Ford’s Sync system is responsive and easy to use, with shortcuts to different menus at the bottom of the screen. It also allows for software updates that’ll help keep it fresh.

Perhaps the most attractive part of the cabin is the instrument cluster. The analogue dials look upmarket, with elegant fonts and striking blue needles. These flank a 4.2-inch screen that can display fuel economy data, driver assist information, and a digital speedometer.

The interior is well screwed together and hard-wearing.

Underneath the second row are a pair of storage areas, while the second-row seat back also hides the jack and two top-tether points for child seats. There are two ISOFIX anchor points back here too.

Rear-seat passengers have a fold-down centre armrest with cupholders and soft front seatbacks with map pockets, while there are both 12V and 230V outlets at the base of the centre console. Alas, that’s it for charging outlets – you won’t find any USB outlets back here, and you won’t even find air vents.

Ford does offer one type of outlet missing from many rivals, and that’s a 12V outlet in the tub. Load length is 1549mm and load width is 1560mm, or 1139mm between the arches.

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Exterior

Photos and Images of the Ford Ranger Exterior

The Ranger has been given a number of updates over its life. At the bottom end of the range, it's all about simplicity with steel wheels and black body trim. Moving to the more expensive models, however, brings bigger wheels and tougher exterior finishes.

The Raptor is a beast, and looks like a trophy truck for the road.

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Ranger Colours

What colours are available for the Ford Ranger?

The base Ranger XL and XLS are offered in:

  • Aluminium Silver
  • Arctic White
  • Blue Lightning
  • Meteor Grey
  • Shadow Black

The XLT adds Alabaster White to that palette, while the Wildtrak adds Saber Orange.

The Ranger Raptor is offered in:

  • Conquer Grey
  • Arctic White
  • Ford Performance Blue
  • Shadow Black

Cost of Ownership

What is the running, servicing and ownership costs of buying a Ford Ranger?

In addition to its five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, Ford offers 10 years of capped-price servicing for the Ranger.

The first four years or 60,000km of services are capped at $299 each, some of the most affordable service prices in this segment

How it Drives

Our expert take on Ford Ranger drivability?

Before driving this iteration of the Ranger when it launched all those years ago, we didn’t know a rear-leaf-sprung, ladder-frame workhorse could ride over horribly sharp and bruising surfaces with so much cushy aplomb.

To this day there is no other ute in this class – and barely any SUVs – that dispatch our rural roads and trails more comfortably.

You sit up nice and high, and while the lack of telescopic adjustment annoys me, the electric-assisted motor-driven steering gives you featherweight wheel movement that makes it a cinch to park and drive around town.

It’s quite softly suspended, meaning there’s a little pronounced body movement against cornering forces, and some up-and-down body movement, but it all settles down quickly enough and is so cushy and quiet you’ll scarcely care.

The engine never feels like it’s working hard, because the 10-speed transmission rifles through its copious ratios to keep the engine in its sweet spot.

The Ranger’s approach angle is 29 degrees, the departure angle is 21 degrees, and ground clearance is 237mm. A small dial engages rear-wheel drive, 4H (high range 4×4) and 4L (low range 4×4), the former of which can be accessed on the fly and the latter in neutral.

Unusually for the class, the Ford’s rear differential lock (to mitigate freewheeling) works in 4H and 4L.

The ride quality is very smooth over logs and corrugations, the throttle isn’t too touchy or sensitive, the gearbox belies its plethora of ratios and doesn’t get confused or indecisive, the downhill braking felt ok, and hill-descent control allows you to override it with throttle while braking.

Safety Rating

ANCAP Safety Rating Australia

When the Ford Ranger was tested by ANCAP in 2015, it received a rating of five stars.

That rating was based on a frontal offset score of 15.72 out of 16 and a side impact score of 16 out of 16. Whiplash and pedestrian protection were rated Good and Acceptable, respectively.

It does come standard with the following safety features:

  • AEB with pedestrian detection
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Front, front-side and curtain airbags

Ranger Lifecycle

How old is the current generation and when will there be a new or updated Ford Ranger?

The Ranger was launched in 2011, and has been consistently updated since then. It was facelifted in 2015 and again in 2018, but it's finally due for retirement.

An all-new Ranger is due in Australia in the middle of 2022, but has already been revealed. That means the current model is in runout.

Ranger Options

Options list for the Ford Ranger

A Heavy Duty pack for the Ranger XL adds:

  • Heavy-duty suspension
  • 17 x 7.5-inch black steel wheels in Continental all-terrain tyres

The XLS can also be equipped with the XLS Premium pack which adds:

  • Satellite navigation
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Proximity entry with push-button start
  • Chrome grille and door handles
  • Dual 4.2-inch instrument cluster screens
  • Front parking sensors

Semi-automatic parking assist is optional on the XLT, FX4 and FX4 Max.

Ranger Warranty

What is the warranty period and kilometre limit for the Ford Ranger?

FORD suggested that owners service their 2021 FORD RANGER every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

The 2021 FORD RANGER had a 5 year, unlimited km warranty.

Ranger Stock Availability

Is the Ford Ranger available to buy now and what are stock levels and how long are wait times?

Ford is currently gearing up to change over to a new-generation Ranger, but anticipates having stock of the current model into the middle of 2022.

Ranger Boot Space

How much luggage or cargo capacity and boot space is there in the Ford Ranger?

The Ford Ranger's tub measures 1549mm long, 1560mm wide, and 511mm tall. It measures 1139mm between the arches.

Payload varies. For 4×2 variants, it ranges between 1069kg (XLT Double Cab Pickup 3.2) and 1476kg (XL Single Cab Chassis Hi-Rider 2.2).

For 4×4 models, it’s as low as 748kg in the Raptor and 981kg in the FX4 Max, and as high as 1331kg in the XL Single Cab Chassis 3.2 manual and 1313kg with the auto.

All Rangers have a 3500kg braked towing capacity except the 4×2 XL Single Cab Chassis Low-Rider, which can tow 2500kg.

Ranger Fuel Economy

How much fuel does the Ford Ranger use and what are its emissions?

When equipped with the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel, the Ranger consumes 6.5L/100km on the combined cycle with a manual transmission and 7.8L/100km with the automatic.

In the automatic Double Cab, fuel consumption increases to 8.0L/100km.

With the 3.2-litre turbo-diesel, the Ranger consumes 8.2L/100km on the combined cycle with rear-wheel drive and an automatic, 8.3L/100km with four-wheel-drive and a manual, 8.7L/100km as a 4×4 Super Cab automatic, and 8.9L/100km as a 4×4 Double Cab automatic.

With the 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel, the Ranger consumes 7.4L/100km and 8.2L/100km in the Raptor.

Depending on the variant, view the 2021 FORD RANGER fuel usage below.

All Highway, City, and Combined figures below are litres per 100km

VariantSeriesStyleFuel TypeHighwayCityCombinedE10?
XL 2.2 LOW RIDER (4x2)PX MKIII MY21.25C/CHASDIESEL--6.5-
XL 2.2 LOW RIDER (4x2)PX MKIII MY21.75C/CHASDIESEL--6.5-
XL 2.2 HI-RIDER (4x2)PX MKIII MY21.25C/CHASDIESEL--7.8-
XL 2.2 HI-RIDER (4x2)PX MKIII MY21.75C/CHASDIESEL--7.8-
XL 2.2 HI-RIDER (4x2)PX MKIII MY21.75SUPER CAB CHASSISDIESEL--7.8-
XL 2.2 HI-RIDER (4x2)PX MKIII MY21.25SUPER CAB CHASSISDIESEL--7.8-
XL 2.2 HI-RIDER (4x2)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE C/CHASDIESEL--7.8-
XL 2.2 HI-RIDER (4x2)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE C/CHASDIESEL--7.8-
XL 2.2 HI-RIDER (4x2)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--7.8-
XL 2.2 HI-RIDER (4x2)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--7.8-
XL 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75SUPER CAB CHASSISDIESEL--8.3-
XL 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25SUPER CAB CHASSISDIESEL--8.3-
XL 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75C/CHASDIESEL--8.7-
XL 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25C/CHASDIESEL--8.7-
XL 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE C/CHASDIESEL--8.3-
XL 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75SUPER CAB CHASSISDIESEL--8.7-
XL 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75C/CHASDIESEL--8.7-
XL 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25C/CHASDIESEL--8.7-
XL 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.3-
XL 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75SUPER CAB PICK UPDIESEL--8.2-
XL 2.0 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75SUPER CAB CHASSISDIESEL--7.4-
XL 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE C/CHASDIESEL--8.3-
XL 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25SUPER CAB CHASSISDIESEL--8.7-
XLS 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.3-
XL 2.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE C/CHASDIESEL--8.0-
XL 2.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE C/CHASDIESEL--8.0-
XL 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE C/CHASDIESEL--8.7-
XL 2.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.0-
XL 2.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.0-
XL 3.2 (4x4) TRADIEPX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.7-
XL 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.3-
XL 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25SUPER CAB PICK UPDIESEL--8.2-
XL 2.0 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--7.4-
XL 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE C/CHASDIESEL--8.7-
XL 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.7-
SPORT 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.3-
XLS 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.3-
XLT 3.2 HI-RIDER (4x2)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.2-
XL 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.7-
XL 2.0 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE C/CHASDIESEL--7.4-
XLT 3.2 HI-RIDER (4x2)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.2-
XLS 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.9-
XLS 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.9-
XLT 2.0 HI-RIDER (4x2)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--6.7-
XLT 2.0 HI-RIDER (4x2)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--6.7-
SPORT 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.3-
XLT 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.4-
SPORT 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.9-
SPORT 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.9-
XLT 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.4-
XLT 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25SUPER CAB PICK UPDIESEL--8.7-
XLT 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75SUPER CAB PICK UPDIESEL--8.7-
XLT 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE C/CHASDIESEL--8.7-
XLT 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE C/CHASDIESEL--8.7-
XLT 2.0 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25SUPER CAB PICK UPDIESEL--7.4-
XLT 2.0 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75SUPER CAB PICK UPDIESEL--7.4-
XLT 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.9-
XLT 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.9-
XLT 2.0 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE C/CHASDIESEL--7.4-
FX4 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.3-
XLT 2.0 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE C/CHASDIESEL--7.4-
XLT 2.0 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--7.4-
XLT 2.0 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--7.4-
WILDTRAK 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.4-
FX4 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.9-
WILDTRAK 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.4-
FX4 2.0 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.0-
WILDTRAK X (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.4-
WILDTRAK 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.9-
WILDTRAK 3.2 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.9-
WILDTRAK 2.0 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--7.4-
FX4 2.0 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.0-
WILDTRAK 2.0 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--7.4-
FX4 MAX 2.0 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.0-
WILDTRAK X (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.9-
WILDTRAK X 2.0 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--7.4-
RAPTOR 2.0 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.25DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.2-
RAPTOR X 2.0 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.2-
RAPTOR 2.0 (4x4)PX MKIII MY21.75DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.2-

Ranger Dimensions

The dimensions of the Ford Ranger

The Ford Ranger cab chassis measures 5133mm long and 1867mm wide. Height varies based on variant, with measurements of 1703mm (Single Cab Low-Rider only), 1800mm (all other Single Cabs), 1804mm (Super Cab models) and 1815mm (Double Cab models).

All Ford Ranger Double Cab ute models measure 5446mm long, except for the XL Hi-Rider which shares the same 5382mm length as the Super Cab ute and the Raptor which is 5398mm.

Width is 1867mm for all ute models except the 1977mm wide FX4 Max and 2028mm wide Raptor X but height varies: 1810mm for the 4×4 Super Cab, 1815mm for the XL, XLS and Sport 4×4 Double Cab, 1821mm for the XLT Double Cab, 1848mm for the Wildtrak, 1852mm for the FX4 Max, and 1873mm for the Raptor X.

Payload varies. For 4×2 variants, it ranges between 1069kg (XLT Double Cab Pickup 3.2) and 1476kg (XL Single Cab Chassis Hi-Rider 2.2).

For 4×4 models, it’s as low as 748kg in the Raptor and 981kg in the FX4 Max, and as high as 1331kg in the XL Single Cab Chassis 3.2 manual and 1313kg with the auto.

All Rangers have a 3500kg braked towing capacity except the 4×2 XL Single Cab Chassis Low-Rider, which can tow 2500kg.

Depending on the variant, the 2021 FORD RANGER measures as below.

VariantSeriesStyleLength (mm)Width (mm)Height (mm)Wheelbase (mm)
XL 2.2 LOW RIDER (4x2)PX MKIII MY21.25C/CHAS5110185017033220
XL 2.2 LOW RIDER (4x2)PX MKIII MY21.75C/CHAS5110185017033220
XL 2.2 HI-RIDER (4x2)PX MKIII MY21.25C/CHAS5110185018003220
XL 2.2 HI-RIDER (4x2)PX MKIII MY21.75C/CHAS5110185018003220
XL 2.2 HI-RIDER (4x2)PX MKIII MY21.75SUPER CAB CHASSIS5110185018043220
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The 2021 FORD RANGER has a braked towing capacity from 2500kg to 3500kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

Ranger Market Fit

Where does it fit in the competitor segment?

The Ford Ranger competes in Australia's hotly-contested 4x2 and 4x4 ute segments. It's aimed at people who want to lug a load, carry big things around in the tray, or tow heavy items like a boat.

Although it's still a work vehicle at heart, the Ranger is increasingly aimed at lifestyle buyers.

Ranger Sales Data

How well has the Ford Ranger been selling?

The Ford Ranger was comfortably Ford's best-selling car in 2021, and came second only to the Toyota HiLux in the overall sales race.

Ford sold 4293 examples of the Ranger 4x2, and 45,986 examples of the Ranger 4x4.

Should you buy the Ranger

Is this the right car for you? Our experts buy or not guide.

The Ranger is nearing the end of its life, but it's still one of the best dual-cab utes out there.

It's expensive at the top end of the range, but the Ranger strikes an excellent balance between comfort and capability.

Competitor Analysis

What other cars should you look at?

The Ranger stacks up favourably against the competition, even as it approaches the end of its life. It's one of the best utes for people who want to drive on-road with nothing in the tray, with a refined ride.

Its closest competitor is the Toyota HiLux, which lacks the refinement of the Ranger but offers the promise of a huge dealer network and a hard-to-break 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine.

The Isuzu D-Max is also a close rival for the Ranger, with a composed on-road ride and modern interior.

Ford Ranger Interesting Facts

Did you know?

The Ford Ranger has been developed with lots of Australian input. The Ford proving ground in the You Yangs was a crucial part of the development of the current Ranger.

Frequently Asked Questions

If buying from a dealer as a used car, the 2021 Ford Ranger range is priced from $28,300 for the "Ranger XL 2.2 LOW RIDER (4x2)" variant and finishes at $77,500 for the "Ranger RAPTOR X 2.0 (4x4)" variant. If you were to trade a used 2021 Ford Ranger in to a dealer, you can expect a second hand price of $22,900 for the "Ranger XL 2.2 LOW RIDER (4x2)" variant up to $67,400 for the "Ranger RAPTOR X 2.0 (4x4)" variant. These prices may vary depending on the condition and mileage of the vehicle.

The 2021 Ford Ranger is built in Thailand and is then shipped to Australia.

The 2021 Ford Ranger has a braked towing capacity from 2500kg to 3500kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

Ford suggested that owners service their 2021 Ford Ranger every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

The 2021 Ford Ranger has a five star ANCAP safety rating out of five.

The 2021 Ford Ranger uses Diesel.

The 2021 Ford Ranger comes in 2 or 4 door variants.

In our latest review the Ford Ranger scored 7.8 out of 10. Read the full Ford Ranger review here.

The 2021 Ford Ranger had a 5 year, unlimited km warranty.