Ford Ranger 2018 Philippines: Price, Specs, Interior & More

Jul 18, 2018

Check out the latest price, specs, interior, exterior as well as performance of the Ford Ranger 2018 Philippines in our in-depth by Philcarnews.com.

1. Ford Ranger 2018 Philippines Review: Introduction

Along with the Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara, Mitsubishi Strada and Mazda BT-50, the Ford Ranger has dominated the pickup truck segment in the Philippines for years. Locally launched in 2002, the Ranger has now gone through more than sixteen years with three generations. Three years ago, the US carmaker did some work with the pickup in respect of steering system and infotainment system. Up to now, this facelift is still the newest Ranger in the market. So, by this review, we’ll give you, pickup hunters and lovers, a deeper insight into the Ford Ranger 2018 Philippines. To make things clearer, this review will mainly focus on the top-of-the-line Ford Ranger Wildtrak 3.2L 4x4 AT.

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The Ford Ranger has dominated the pickup truck segment in the Philippines for years

2. Ford Ranger 2018 Exterior

Exterior-wise, the Ranger did not receive any change. It’s still an aggressive pickup with a bold front end. At first sight, we will be impressed by its dark grey front grille with three thick chrome slats which is flanked by slim headlamps. Meanwhile, the front bumper is decked with two defined circular fog lights and large air intakes, both contributing to its striking and handsome look.

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The Ford Ranger exterior did not receive any change

As to the side, big wheel fenders, along with athletic roof rails at the top, give the automobile a sporty and dynamic silhouette. Meanwhile, tidy aluminum side step, well-designed wing mirrors, chrome door handles and blackened B-pillars all exude a feel of luxury.

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As to the side, big wheel fenders, along with athletic roof rails at the top, give the automobile a sporty and dynamic silhouette

Tail lights are worth noting at the rear, together with a tailgate mounted Ford emblem and “RANGER” nameplate. High suspension lights and an antenna on the road complete the 2018 Ford Ranger exterior.

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Tail lights are worth noting at the rear, together with a tailgate mounted Ford emblem and “RANGER” nameplate

3. Ford Ranger 2018 Interior

As noted earlier, the main upgrade in the third-gen Ranger is in infotainment system. The current Ford Ranger interior is set up a new SYNC 3 system to replace the out-of-date SYNC 2. Besides, the dashboard is currently arranged more logically and neatly with a view to facilitating the usage of options and main menu on the screen. On top of that, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also integrated to lessen driver’s distraction. For passengers, this new entertainment system does not seem extremely significant, but its ergonomic design is highly appreciated by the drivers since it brings more interesting driving experiences on the road.

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As noted earlier, the main upgrade in the third-gen Ranger is in infotainment system

As regards seating and space, the 2018 Ford Ranger interior is reminiscent of its predecessor. Being the top-end trim, the 3.2L 4x4 AT is fitted with fabric and leather seats and nice backrests with Wildtrak stitching. Do not worry about space when sitting inside the Ranger. Not only giving abundant space for front passengers, the vehicle also boosts enough space for head, hip, toe and legroom for people at the back. Particularly, the driver is pampered with a power seat for more comfort.

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The 3.2L 4x4 AT is fitted with fabric and leather seats and nice backrests with Wildtrak stitching

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Do not worry about space when sitting inside the Ranger

There is a fact that the Range owns the largest bed in its class, so it can easily carry 1,300 kg of stuff.

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The Ranger can easily carry 1,300 kg of stuff

4. Ford Ranger 2018 Philippines: Engine & Performance

The third-gen Ford Ranger is armed with a 3.2L turbo diesel Duratorq engine, as its name evokes. This updated engine is capable of dishing out 470 Nm and 198 horsepower and is paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox with an optional manual mode. Notably, it is also furnished with rear-locking differential to enhance its handling capacity in rough roads as well as bringing the driver firmer sense of driving when on the move.

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The third-gen Ford Ranger is armed with a 3.2L turbo diesel Duratorq engine

In the matter of performance, the pickup from US brand offers a stable and smooth ride owing to some more weight added to the four wheels. Also, the barrage of sensors, fairly tight rotation and a reverse camera help the driver control the car more effortlessly, besides the help of wide-face mirrors and large greenhouses. When driving around town, the aforementioned refreshed steering system will provide the driver with more confidence with more feedback added, especially when challenging winding and tough terrains. Although this is not a breakthrough in this third generation, it has remarkably enhanced the driving experience of this already-awesome off-roader.

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The pickup from US brand offers a stable and smooth ride owing to some more weight added to the four wheels

Taking everything into account, it’s not overstatement to say that the Ranger is among the most brilliant pickup in the Philippines and around the world as well. Barring the shortage of telescopic adjustment, it has nothing to complaint about indeed. What’s more, the vehicle likewise gets the occupants inside satisfied during long trips due to the leaf-spring arrangement at the rear.

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It features a great payload capability

The Ranger is quite fuel efficient, at average speed of 16 kmph, it sips fuel at around 8.7 km/l while on the expressway, it rates 14.0 km/l at 90 kmph.

Ford Ranger - A powerful off-road vehicle

5. Ford Ranger 2018 Specs

Ford Ranger 2018 Specs Philippines
(Ford Ranger Wildtrak 2018 variant)

Overall
Body Type 4-Door Pick-Up
Seating 5
Engine / Drive F/4WD, high, low
Engine & Performance
Displacement (liters) 3.2
Aspiration Turbocharged
Layout / # of Cylinders I5
BHP @ rpm 200 @ 3,000 rpm
Nm @ rpm 470 @ 1,500 - 2,750 rpm
Fuel / Min. Octane Diesel
Transmission 6 AT
Cruise Control Yes
Dimensions & Weights
Length (mm) 5,351
Width (mm) 2,163
Height (mm) 1,848
Wheelbase (mm) 3,220
Curb Weight (kg) N/A
Suspension & Tires
Front Suspension Independent
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension Beam Axle,
Leaf Springs
Front Brakes Vented Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Tires 265/60R18
Wheels Alloy
Safety Features
Airbags 2
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) Yes
Traction / Stability Control Yes
Parking Sensors Yes, Camera
Exterior Features
Headlights Halogen
Fog Lamps Yes, Front, Rear
Auto Lights Yes
Auto Wipers Yes
Interior Features
Steering Wheel Adjustment Tilt
Steering Wheel Material Leather
Seating Adjustment Electric (driver)
Seating Surface Leather
Folding Rear Seat Yes, Bench
On-Board Computer Yes
Convenience Features
Power Steering Yes
Power Door Locks Yes
Power Windows Yes
Power Mirrors Yes, Fold
Climate Control Yes, Dual
Audio System
  • Stereo
  • CD
  • MP3
  • USB
  • Bluetooth
Number of Speakers 6
Steering Wheel Controls Yes

6. Ford Ranger 2018 Philippines Price

At the moment, the Ford Ranger cost is P1,628,000, which is P141,000 cheaper than what was sold in 2017. That price tag sounds somewhat exorbitant, but come to think of it, the car is worth that price with too many things it has to offer from exterior, interior, engine and performance, safety kit and payload capacity to boot.

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The Ranger is worth that price with too many things it has to offer from exterior, interior, engine and performance, safety kit and payload capacity

Hope that with this Ford Ranger 2018 Philippines review, you have already had a better understanding about this pickup. All things considered, it can be said with complete certainty that the Ford Ranger is one of the most typical pickup in the market today. Do you agree with us?

Ford Ranger 2018 Price in the Philippines
 Model Price
Ford Ranger 2.2 XLS 4x2 MT ₱ 998,000
Ford Ranger 2.2 XLT 4x2 MT ₱ 1,128,000
Ford Ranger 2.2 XLT 4x2 AT ₱ 1,188,000
Ford Ranger 2.2 FX4 4x2 MT ₱ 1,208,000
Ford Ranger 2.2 FX4 4x2 AT ₱ 1,268,000
Ford Ranger 2.2 Wildtrak 4X2 MT ₱ 1,328,000
Ford Ranger 2.2 Wildtrak 4X2 AT ₱ 1,388,000
Ford Ranger 2.2 Wildtrak 4X4 MT ₱ 1,428,000
Ford Ranger 2.2 Wildtrak 4X4 AT ₱ 1,488,000
Ford Ranger 3.2 Wildtrak 4X4 MT ₱ 1,568,000
Ford Ranger 3.2 Wildtrak 4X4 AT ₱ 1,628,000

7. Ford Ranger 2018 Philippines: Pros & Cons

Ford Ranger 2018 Pros & Cons
Pros 
  • Modern and futuristic exterior design
  • Airy cabin, bed space & great payload capability
  • Admirable performance
Cons
  •  Slow acceleration
  • Due to a big size, it needs a large parking space
  • Power and torque figures need to be intensified
  • Price is not very affordable