The introduction of 2.2-litre TDCi double-cab automatic Ranger derivatives has created a stir in the bakkie market, because the XLS 4x4 appeals strongly to family vehicle buyers who want a vehicle with off-road ability, the convenience of a self-shifting transmission, but can't afford one of the 3.2-litre versions.
Cars.co.za correspondent and Consumer Awards judge Juliet McGuire gets to grips with the mid-spec Ranger to see if it offers enough refinement and specification to warrant consideration over its bigger brothers. It's worth keeping in mind that Ford is unique in offering its smaller turbodiesel double-cab with 4x4 and in automatic!
7 New Double Cabs to Look Out For
Extended Test: Foton Tunland 2.8 double cab 4x4 Luxury [with Video]
Renault Duster Oroch Double Cab (2016) First Drive
Best Leisure Double-Cab Bakkies in SA
5 Cheapest Automatic Double-Cab Bakkies in SA
5 Most Fuel-Efficient Double-Cab Bakkies in SA (2016)
5 Cheapest Family Double-Cab Bakkies in South Africa