Ford Ranger 2.2 XLT Double Cab review

A polished and capable pick-up to rival the best

Mar 2012

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Overall rating

4 out of 5 stars


  • Bold new exterior look moves Ranger out of the design doldrums
  • Supple ride makes urban motoring comfortable and stress-free
  • Spacious and versatile load bed is a big plus
  • Promised modest running costs should boost appeal in the commercial sector


  • Large tailgate needs space before it can be opened fully
  • Brash looks of flagship Wildtrak model won't appeal to everyone
  • A tricky vehicle to access and egress from if you're not terribly agile
  • You'll need to purchase a load bed cover if you're concerned about vehicle and load security