The 2012 Ford Ranger XLT as second hand cars in Johannesburg

The 2012 Ford Ranger XLT is claimed to be worth the wait. Maybe even Chuck Norris would want one.  Would you like the Ranger XLT as second hand cars for sale in Johannesburg?

Thumbs Up:

  • Looks tough
  • Car-like refinement
  • Supple ride makes urban motoring comfortable and stress-free
  • Spacious and versatile load bed is a big plus
  • Promised modest running costs should boost appeal in the commercial sector

Thumbs Down:

  • Wheel that only adjusts for rake (not reach)
  • More expensive than HiLux
  • A tricky vehicle to access and egress from if you’re not terribly agile
  • Large tailgate needs space before it can be opened fully

Petrol options – 2.5-litre petrol

Diesel engine options – 2.2-litre (125bhp, 150bhp); 3.2-litre (200bhp).

Transmission options: six-speed manual gearbox, plus six-speed auto gearbox.

What does the 2012 Ford Ranger XLT have to offer as second hand cars in Johannesburg?

Range of XLT equipment:

CD player, an auxiliary and USB connection, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, heated electric mirrors, air-con, automatic headlamps and rain sensing wipers, a Thatcham Category 1 alarm system, remote central locking and electric windows.

The 2.2-litre ‘Duratorq’ diesel engine generates 148bhp and 375Nm of pulling power. This allows the Ranger to accelerate from 0-62mph in 12.3 seconds, and on to a top speed of 109mph. The engine is coupled to a six-speed manual gearbox, which is precise and has a short action – unlike other pick-ups which tend to have vague gearshifts.

The 3.2-litre claims a five-cylinder turbo-diesel engine used by Ford, Land Rover and Peugeot. With 147kW at 3000rpm and peak torque of 470Nm from 1500-2750rpm. Combined cycle fuel consumption for the Ford Ranger XLT Double Cab automatic as tested is rated at 9.2l/100kms. Fuel tank capacity is 80-litres.

How does the 2012 Ford Ranger XLT handle and perform as second hand cars in Johannesburg?

Themotorreport.com.au had the following to say: “”Ranger drives more like a car than a commercial ute. Is this the most refined diesel in the commercial 4X4 class? We’d reckon it is. Clatter, that diesel thing, is all-but absent. We found the braking fade free and, even when clearly working overtime on the longer looser descents.”

The XLT also comes with a range of safety features, just in case you were wondering.

Verdict? When it comes to driver dynamics and interior space, the 2012 Ford Ranger XLT as second hand cars in Johannesburg is a good horse to bet on.