Car trim reviews

Ford Ranger Wildtrak

Few commercial vehicles can touch the Ford Ranger Wildtrak when it comes to all-round desirability. If you can stretch to the extra cost, and fancy a pick-up with extra pizazz, this is the only model you need consider.

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak is proof that you can use a workhorse commercial vehicle as an everyday car. It's big, but the Ranger is pretty easy to drive and has four doors plus space for five. That makes it as usable as any SUV.

But the Ranger Wildtrak's trump card is its carrying capacity. There's little the Ranger can't haul, but despite this it has serious appeal for owners. At a glance, its styling tweaks are obvious: 18-inch alloy wheels, lashings of chrome trim and big, bold 'Wildtrak' graphics.

Its a similar story inside, where you'll find a surprisingly sporty set of seats and a colour screen powering the car's sat-nav system.

Yet for all this kit the Ranger Wildtrak is a big, capable, tough and rugged pick-up at heart.

Good points

The Ranger Wildtrak looks fabulous from any angle, and you and your passengers alike will enjoy the pick-up's wide range of creature comforts.With that big, powerful 3.2-litre diesel engine and four-wheel drive, there aren't many places the Ranger can't go.

Bad points

Although extremely desirable, the Wildtrak is very expensive to buy and run, making it hard to justify if you're looking for something only to chuck work equipment in the back of.Don't lose sight of the fact that this is a commercial vehicle first and foremost. It's not as comfortable or as fun to drive as a normal SUV and unless the load bed is full, the ride can get quite bouncy.

What you get

  • Alloy wheels
  • Passenger & Driver airbag
  • Auto climate control
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Cruise control
  • Sat nav
  • Sports seats
  • Bluetooth

Recommended optional extras

  • Tow bar
  • Parking sensors

Our choice

If you want a Ford Ranger Wildtrak, you don't have many options – it's only available as a four-wheel drive double cab with the top-of-the-range 3.2-litre diesel engine.

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