New Ford Ranger SuperCab 2.0 EcoBlue 170 hp Review | 2020
This is the case of our 2.0 EcoBlue medium power, which replaces the generation Duratorq TDCi and goes from 160 to 170 hp while its torque rises here from 385 to 420 Nm, and consumption is announced down 9% in the same configuration.
This block also exists in versions 130 hp for the simple cabin and in 213 hp, in normal version or on the sportsman Raptor.
The automatic transmission is now provided by a 10-speed gearbox. In terms of equipment, the Ford pickup manufactured in South Africa receives new elements, rare in its category as the Activ Park Assist, useful for drivers uncomfortable to park machines over 5 m.
He integrates equipment from his range of VP, such as pre-collision assistance and emergency braking assistance, or the connection to his vehicle via an application on his phone.
Pickups have begun to seduce some customers with SUVs? Good, Ford is trying to give all the arguments to be tempted by this body, carried by the image of its flamboyant high-end, the Raptor. Less sporty, our diesel with relatively modest power for more than 2.1 tons of our test gear is rather civilized and efficient under its hood, assisted by an efficient 10-speed automatic gearbox.
Passages report smoothly, diesel purring properly filtered, steering easy and light: everything is together to provide a pleasant ride to this craft yet come from the world of utilities, disguised as a candidate for SUV equivalence.
Obviously, this can not be quite the case with its rustic design and, on the wet roads of our test track, we noticed small evasions of the rear in 4×2 mode, but nothing abnormal in running empty while the tray can receive up to nearly 1,200 kg. The comfort distilled is of good quality in the category.
On the runway transformed into a mud bath, it shows an amazing efficiency, even with its series tires rather typical relief road. The angles of attack and departure, the generous ground clearance and the accepted tilt angles ensure good crossing capabilities. Reactive, flexible enough and capable of quick raises, the valiant 2.0 performs well on track and on-road. Finally, the speed regulator with a limiter to the recognition of panels, standard, may not be useless.
Ford Ranger SuperCab Interior
The dashboard of the Ford Ranger plays modern with its design worthy of an SUV and its big screen of 8 inches. The build quality is good, but the materials are rather rustic. The partly digital instrumentation is of a basic definition, but it benefits from an efficient ergonomics. Next to the classic control lever of the automatic transmission, a selector makes it easy to choose the transmission mode. The rear seats are reserved for temporary use. The hardness of the folding seats and the verticality of their file completes the picture.
2020 Ford Ranger SuperCab Price
As the Super Cab body is considered a LUV with a recoverable VAT, Ford gives its Price without taxes. In this configuration and with the 2.0 engine EcoBlue 170 hp, the Ranger is charged between $29,683 and $38,472 for Highest Trims.
A Mitsubishi L200 is slightly better placed in price, but the Ford enjoys the benefits of its comfort equipment and, especially, very modern and extensive security.
In Limited Trial version, the Ranger offers a full range of standard equipment, with leather upholstery, two-zone automatic climate control and the indispensable rear-view camera on this 5.36 m long machine, displayed on the Sync 3 multimedia system.