The Ford Ranger 1996 – 2002 Review 0

The Ford Ranger is an American inspired van which has been greatly improved over the years. We reviewed the later version in our previous review of the vehicle, but today we take a look at the variant which was produced from 1999 – 2006.

We take a look at the some of the van’s best features in our article today.

Seating options

There are three different interior layout options. These include a two seat single cab, a two plus two super cab that comes with rear hinged back doors and a five seat double cab. Larger cab versions have the more superior comfort levels.

The van has a great level of equipment including central locking, electric windows and twin airbags. Thunder editions have a greater amount of extra kit to enjoy.

Engine variants

Two brilliant engines were available for this particular version of the Ford Ranger. These included a 2.5 turbo diesel engine that produced either 78 BHP or 109 BHP. The 78 BHP versions were later upgraded to 84 BHP.

Safety

Later versions include ABS as standard so be wary if you decide to purchase one. All variants had twin airbags included as standard. All have immobilisers and central locking as standard in order to deter thieves.

Conclusion

All engine variants of the van offer brilliant and off the road handling. On almost all road surfaces, the car is comfortable and offers an engaging drive.

The Ford Ranger is a unique type of van that stands out from its rivals.

Ford Ranger Variants

2.5 TDCi Chassis Cab Regular 4WD

2.5 TDCi Pick Up Double Cab 4WD

2.5 TDCi Pick Up Regular

2.5 TDCi Pick Up Regular 4WD

2.5 TDCi Pick Up Super

2.5 TDCi Pick Up Super 4WD

2.5 TDCi Pick Up Thunder Double Cab 4WD

2.5 TDCi Pick Up Thunder Super 4WD

2.5 TDCi Pick Up Wildtrak Double Cab 4WD

2.5 TDCi Pick Up XLT Double Cab 4WD

2.5 TDCi Pick Up XLT Super 4WD

2.5 TDCi Tipper Regular 4WD

2.5TDCi Chassis Cab Regular XL 4WD

2.5TDCi Pick Up Double Cab Thunder 4WD

2.5TDCi Pick Up Double Cab Thunder 4WD Auto

2.5TDCi Pick Up Double Cab XL 4WD

2.5TDCi Pick Up Double Cab XLT 4WD

2.5TDCi Pick Up Regular XL

2.5TDCi Pick Up Regular XL 4WD

2.5TDCi Pick Up Super Thunder 4WD

2.5TDCi Pick Up Super XL

2.5TDCi Pick Up Super XL 4WD

2.5TDCi Pick Up Super XLT 4WD

2.5TDCi Tipper Regular XL 4WD

2.5TDCi (140ps) Pick Up Double Cab XL 4WD A/C

2.5TDCi (140ps) Pick Up Super XL 4WD A/C

3.0 TDCi Pick Up Thunder Double Cab 4WD Auto

3.0TDCi Pick Up Double Cab Wildtrak 4WD