2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review: Specs, Performance & More
We take the wheel of a pickup again! This time it is the 200 horsepower 2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak version.
The Wildtrak copy put at our disposal was entitled to a configuration a little special, giving him the airs of a bad boy. With its blue color, its grille largely blackened with the image of the wheels, and the enormous electric footstools, it displays a beautiful personality. Yes, we can be a utility with a bucket, without sacrificing its look.
Some even see some accents of Ford Raptor F150 in the look. For a pick-up, we are close to the heart. Moreover, when compared to a Volkswagen Amarok or a Toyota Hilux, it seems less massive in the pace. Make no mistake, it still occupies a good place on the road with 5.36 m and a height of just under 1.90 m!
2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Interior
On board, we expected something less qualitative. In fact, SUVs on the market are not necessarily better in terms of finish and choice of materials. Do not look for foamed plastics or “black piano” panels, it would make it far too valuable to the eyes of a construction tradesman. In any case, the presentation is not ridiculous.
In addition, the equipment is rather up-to-date, again with regard to this specific market of pick-ups. To facilitate the work of professionals, Ford has not forgotten to equip it with USB, CarPlay and Android Auto, which will delight those who use their smartphones multitasking. The most complicated is the seat at the back and the seat back a bit too vertical.
2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak On The Road & Off-Road
On the road, he shows good behavior. We also took the wheel of a Toyota Hilux and a Mitsubishi L200. The balance sheet seemed obvious, the Ford is better than these two competitors, with a better balance and a less blurred direction. In addition, the audience keeps us away from unpleasant surprises.
The 5-cylinder engine of 200 horses offers great raises, and especially a powerful and well-regulated couple. You can choose to drive in propulsion alone. If you want to amuse the gallery on Sunday, disconnecting the electronics you can make beautiful jets of smoke. Obviously, it is one of the best vehicles of its kind to drive on asphalt.
Then we attacked at a slow speed, taking care to place our wheels in the right places. The ease of movement of the Ranger thus allowed us to concentrate mainly on our trajectories, with an easily adjustable acceleration. We will not talk about a walk, but in any case, the car reassured us. The comfortable ground clearance has made our life easier.
2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Price
A word about the weights. It displays the best figures in the field, including a towing capacity of up to 3.5 tons. This Ranger Wildtrack claims at least € 41,830, a price close to the Mitsubishi L200 less powerful and lower than a Toyota Hilux of only 150 horses in its Invincible version. After taking the wheel of the three vehicles, we can say clearly that the Ford seemed to us the most versatile and pleasant to lead. The end of the malus exemption and TVS finally postponed for at least a year, will reassure Ford and its competitors on their sales forecast in 2019.