Review

Ford Ranger pick-up

The Ford Ranger pick-up truck is a rival to the Mitsubishi L200 and Volkswagen Amarok. It's an excellent mix of commercial vehicle, off-roader and family car, and particularly suited to buyers who need something that will carry some seriously big loads but don’t want a van. It's a good-looking machine, with a rugged, macho, American design.

There's a range of body styles available, including two-seater single cab and five-seater double cab layouts for those who need the car to double-up as family transport. The load space is huge, and the Ranger is a capable tower, too. Best of all, Ford has designed it to drive like a car, which means it's easy to manoeuvre and capable of tackling twisty country roads.