Why is the Ford Ranger XLT the frontrunner to be your next ute?

January 18, 2017 9:20 am | sunshineford.com.au

How long have you needed a new ute? Waiting around for a bigger, better, badder model to come out can sometimes be frustrating, but trucks don't come much more impressive than the Ford Ranger XLT. It's a capable ute that can handle whatever you throw at it, whether that's for work or play.

This year might be the time you head out and buy a new ute, and you should keep the Ford Ranger XLT at the front of your mind.

Why is the Ford Ranger XLT so capable?

Under the hood of the Ford Ranger XLT is either a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine, or a 3.2-litre turbo-diesel one. Whichever you choose, you'll be impressed. Of course, the two blocks perform differently and vary in fuel economy, so when you come to make a decision, consider the way you'll predominantly use the car.

If you're going to be towing a boat or a company trailer full of heavy machinery around, choose the larger engine, which throws down 147 kilowatts of power and 470 Nm of torque. If you're only using the ute for carrying large items in the tray, or you're driving around town with a lot of gear, you should look at the 2.2-litre engine, which puts out 118 kilowatts of power and 385 Nm of torque.

No matter what variant you choose, you'll have a reliable, sturdy and smooth engine under the bonnet.

Is the new Ford Ranger XLT high-tech?

There are plenty of utes on the market that offer a stock-standard truck that can climb tough terrain and tow heavy weights, but few are as well-equipped as the Ford Ranger XLT. The infotainment unit and centre console features a SYNC3 communications system, which allows the driver to access phone contacts, take and make calls, and control the music all using voice commands.

You'll also have four different outlets where you can plug-and-play all of your devices (not at once, of course), so road trips will never lack your favourite tunes!

The Ford Ranger XLT is truly an excellent truck, and if you're looking for a new ute, this should be at the top of your list. To find out more, and to take one for a test drive, head into the Sunshine Automotive Ford dealership in Queensland today. It's a car that can go anywhere and do anything. If that sounds like it'd be perfect for your needs, don't hesitate to buy new in 2017.