The XLS variant Ranger may be the entry-level model of 12 variant series of Ford brand pickup truck, but this is not to say that it is naked, lifeless and weak.
It can drag and pull like any Ranger, and it also has the cabin convenience provided by ordinary passenger cars. In many tests, it has proved to be as powerful as its more expensive siblings, as good in appearance, cheaper in price, and more importantly, it makes Ford tough.
You can come in a 4x2 drive layout or a full 4x4, in the MT (manual transmission or at) or even in sports trim. The only thing you can't find as XLS is a 4x4 at trim. Best of all, prices range from 1.032 million to 2.11 million P1, and you can buy a legal pickup for the price of a premium mini car. You can think of it like this: if you are not familiar with the commando lineup and you want to try it, you can still get a vehicle that is more powerful than an ordinary car without paying an amazing price.
If you need more details, please read on as we give you the details of the Ford Ranger XLS variant. Even if there are five trims in the XLS variant, you would think they all have the same size. Well, they all have, except that the 4x2 has a 30 mm shorter front wheel base than other cars. So officially, it has a length (5354 mm), a width (1860 mm), a height (1821 mm) and a wheelbase of 3220 mm. However, the front track width of 4x4 is 1590 mm, while that of 4x2 is 1560 mm. The ground clearance and wading depth were 232mm and 800mm respectively.
All the XLS trim is powered by a 2.2L TDCi (turbo diesel common rail injection) diesel engine, which sends 158hp and 385nm torque to 4x2 RWD or 4x4 layouts via two transmission options (6-speed MT or 6-speed at). The tank capacity is 80 liters.
They are equipped with double wishbone, front suspension with coil spring, rear suspension with leaf spring, rear differential, ventilated front disc brake, rear drum brake, hydraulic power steering, and 16-inch alloy wheels with 255 / 70 R16 tires.
The exterior features reflective headlamps, halogen front fog lights, variable intermittent windshield wiper, electrically adjustable side mirrors, high mounted stop lights with cargo lights and internal tie downs.
The steering wheel is made of polyurethane material, equipped with power windows, single zone manual air conditioning system, makeup mirror on passenger side sun visor, fabric six-way manual adjustment, fabric four-way manual adjustment for passenger seat, bench type rear seat with central armrest and folding function.
Young markets will love Apple's CarPlay and Android Auto's 8-inch color touch screen. It also provides Bluetooth connectivity, two USB ports, DAB + (digital audio broadcasting) digital radio and six speakers for handsfree phones and audio streaming.
Safety features include cruise control, ABS with electronic brake force distribution, driver and passenger airbags, and ISOFIX anchorages for child seats.
All XLS are all of the above standard interiors. Let's subdivide each decoration to see if one is better than the other.
Between the AT and MT trim of the 2.2L XLS 4x2, only the transmission is different, but both are equipped with two auxiliary 12V power sockets in the cab.
The top is the 2.2-litre XLS 4X4. Compared with the first two models, it has the advantage of driving layout, four wheels are driven by the engine, and there are three auxiliary 12V power sockets in the cabin.
Minor upgrades to the equipment began with the 2.2-liter XLS sport 4x2 at and 4x4 MT trim. Both the 2.2L XLS sport 4x2 at and 4x4 MT have 17-inch alloy wheels in a black finish. Both models have side pedals, but the 2.2L XLS sport 4x2 at has four auxiliary 12V power outlets in the cabin, while the 2.2L XLS sport 4x4 MT has five auxiliary 12V power outlets in the vehicle.
The improvements are very gradual, which explains why the price adjustments are also very small, as they appropriately reflect the additional equipment resulting from each higher trim.
Obviously, even Ford's entry-level cars can't meet their needs. And what’s more, XLS colors include Arctic white, absolute black, aluminum, meteor grey, blue lightning, diffuse silver, sunset, and deep crystal blue. Because it's a Ford Ranger, it's equipped with standard three-year roadside assistance and a Detroit automaker's annual or 10000 km (whichever comes first) preventive maintenance program.