In this post we are going to give a Review of Ford Ranger 2023 XLS – GVM. In 2011, Australia was thrilled to design and build the then-new T6 Ford Ranger 2023, which was introduced in 2011. It was therefore the closest thing to a “Aussie” ute you could get, and Australian purchasers reacted in big numbers, ignoring the fact that it was constructed in Thailand to save production costs.
Its much anticipated successor, which Ford logically refers to as the Next-Gen Ranger, has finally been released, and its T6.2 model code proves that it is an advancement of the original.
The XL basic model is followed by the XLS, XLT, Sport, and Wildtrak model grades. A new iteration of the top-of-the-line Raptor is set to take its place. In order to determine if one of the most work-focused 4×4 vehicles has upped the bar mostly in tradie wars, we ended up spending a week with it.
Are the price and features a good match? Is there anything special about it?
XLS models come in two different drivetrains (four-wheel drive or four-wheel drive), but the Dual Cab with 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo diesel and 10-speed automatic transmission is the only option on this truck, which lists for $54,330 plus optional equipment charges.
In addition to 16-inch alloy wheels with 255/70R16 tyres, a full-size steel spare, halogen fog lamps, side steps, a six-speaker sound system, power tailgate lock and carpet flooring, the XLS also comes with a power tailgate lock, which is a feature that adds to its price.
In addition to Ford Ranger 2023 16-inch alloy wheels with 255/70R16 tyres, a full-size steel spare, halogen fog lamps, side steps, a six-speaker sound system, power tailgate lock and carpet flooring, the XLS also comes with a power tailgate lock, which is a feature that adds to its price. In comparison with the base XL, the XLS is a more upmarket version.
This is in addition to the 10.1-inch portrait touchscreen that was added to the XL and acts as the “central command” for a variety of entertainment and temperature control features. In addition to three USB connections, the XLS offers two 12-volt auxiliary jacks.
Also included in our vehicle are an optional spray-in load tub liner and 3.5-tonne tow bar with an electronic trailer brake controller. Additional features include the XLS Tech Pack, which includes SYNC 4A connection, DAB+ digital radio, dual-zone temperature control with air vents for passengers in the back seats, keyless entry with push-button start, and premium body-colored door handles. Additionally, one of the numerous possible prestige colours is the vehicle’s eye-catching Sedona Orange paint.
How does Ford Ranger feel to drive on a daily basis?
The most recent Ranger has the same identifiable “feel” as a Ford Australia-designed and built car as its predecessor. Although it has a character that is reassuringly familiar, its larger wheelbase and wider track make it seem even smoother and more secure on the road.
The steering is still perhaps the finest in its class, being extremely light at parking speed and becoming progressively firm and accurate as road speeds increase. It turns with little body roll, has a soft yet controlled driving dynamics over bumps when unladen, and has the greatest steering in its class.
The vehicle drives more like a car, and the cabin sounds even quieter than a car. With its supportive seating and adjustable lumbar support, height-adjustable steering wheel with reach adjustment, and decent footrest on the left side, this vehicle has good all-around visibility and is easy to drive in a comfortable position.Advertisement