Ten reasons why the new Ford Ranger is better
10 NEW FEATURES THAT MAKE THE UPDATED RANGER A BETTER PLACE TO BE — ON TOP MODELS, ANYWAY.
1 Sync 2 on XLT and Wildtrak is based around an eight-inch colour touch screen and controls phone, navigation, audio, media inputs and climate control by voice or touch commands.
2 Adaptive cruise control on the Wildtrak automatically maintains a pre-set distance from the vehicle in front.
3 A speed limiter. You know, speeding tickets and all that.
4 Lane keeping system warns the driver if it detects “unintended lane departure” and provides steering torque assistance to help get the Ranger back in its lane.
5 Forward collision alert scans for possible crashes, warns the driver and, if there is no response, begins braking when the driver’s foot is lifted from the accelerator.
6 MyKey on the XLT and Wildtrak, designed primarily for parents of younger drivers, allows custom settings like disabling audio until seatbelts are fastened, limiting volume and blocking incoming calls and texts via Sync 2.
7 Multi-colour ambient lighting. Might as well feel good.
8 Electronic power-assisted steering includes an electronic minder that adjusts the amount of assistance and “feel”, depending on speed and road conditions.
9 Tyre pressure monitoring system on XLT and Wildtrak rides shotgun on air pressures and warns the driver.
10 240v power inverter charges on power electrical devices of up to 150w; so don’t try to use it to run the toaster.
Ford Ranger Wildtrak (below)