FORD RANGER WILDTRAK
Price £38,574 On sale Now What’s new? New in-cabin multimedia and tech and attention-seeking exterior addenda TASKED WITH FACING everplusher and more on-road focused rivals, Ford has given its Ranger a makeover. This Wildtrak X version mixes all the toys and kit you’d expect of a big SUV with the rough, tough performance that makes the Ranger so compelling as a pick-up initially.
Trouble is, the Ranger doesn’t wear its nigh-on £40,000 price comfortably. At that money, V6 versions of the Volkswagen Amarok and Mercedes-benz X-class blend on-road performance and pick-up capability much better.
The Ranger is cruder to drive by comparison and feels far more compelling as a £30,000 proposition lower down the range, from where it can reach up and give the pick-up newcomers a bloody nose rather than confront them head to head.