Toyota Hilux Vs Ford Ranger T6


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Amarok Vs Ford Ranger
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Ranger Vs Mazda BT-50

Vs Amarok
Vs 2012 Ranger
Vs 2012 BT-50

Vs D22 Navara
Vs Colorado
Vs Old BT-50/Ranger
Vs Triton L200
Vs Navara
Vs GWM V240
Vs Isuzu D-Max

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Navara Vs Amarok

Amarok Vs Ford Ranger
Amarok Vs D40 Navara

Ranger Vs Mazda BT-50

Patrol Ute Vs Landcruiser Ute

Proton Jumbuck Vs GWM V240

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Hilux Vs Navara
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Here's the review for the all new 2012 Ford Ranger (PX series) as first released in October 2011.

The significance of the 'Ranger T6' is that it was developed by Ford Australia and to be sold everywhere else in the world - which makes it unique. After all no other Australian manufacturer can currently boast this claim.

The other important thing about the the new Ranger is a completely new series from the decades old prior model. Furthermore despite sharing a common basis with the Mazda BT-50 like various other models their model range  look visibly different.

First impressions on the Ford Ranger are good with simple commercial underbody design and car like new interior. It is physically bigger than the old model and reminded us of the F150 of the late 1980's.

2012 Ford Ranger

2012 Toyota Hilux

The Ford Ranger's interior is modern and more impressive to look at even in basic trim compared to Hilux. The 'boom-box' centre console will appeal to the intended market. Besides looking good the new Ford Ranger's interior also feels well made but the materials are hard plastics so don't look to closely.

The car like theme however does not make it to the divers position which is more up right and what we think is a great compromise between car and commercial vehicle. However the in-cabin oddments storage and mounting points is good but not great. The most disappointing part is the integrated stereo system which while looks great cannot be removed and replaced with aftermarket systems with customized GPS or the expected iPod or iPhone connectivity.

The exterior of the 2012 Ranger is good looking, the top range Widetrack version in particular will have tradies drooling thanks to its factory customisation and rugged looking add-ons. Ford design themes work well with the boxy shape but it could date quicker like the Amarok - only time will tell. 

Overall and without a drive report we like it, especially the Widetrack version because if we have a top range version we want to be able to see the difference! However we think that the Hilux will still appeal to the commercial customer who change their cars regularly while the home consumer will have to think hard about the Ranger. We like both for different reasons but in all honestly we probably go for the Hilux due to the ability to customize both exterior and interior, which we know is one of the the key reasons for buying this type of car.

Last known pricing (RRP)

NOT including on roads, discounts etc...

Toyota Hilux
2010 FROM $44,500-$56,000 AUD
2011 FROM $40,490 AUD

Ford Ranger Dual Cab 4x4
2012 FROM $43.890
(October 2011)



Toyota Hilux (4x4 MY2010) 2012 Ford Ranger T6


1GR-FE (modified)
V6 Petrol
Twin Cam with VVTi EFI
4 Litre (3956cc)
Claimed 175Kw @ 5200RPM
Claimed 376Nm @ 3800RPM (MANUAL)
Claimed 343Nm @ 3800RPM (AUTO)

1KD-FTV (modified)
IL4 DOHC Diesel
Turbo-charged - Intercooler
Direct Injection - Common Rail
3 Litre (2982cc)
Claimed 126Kw @ 3600RPM
Claimed 343Nm @ 1400-3400RPM

2TR-FE (modified)
IL4 Petrol
DOHC 16 valve with VVTi
2.7 Litre (2693cc)
Claimed 116Kw @ 5200RPM
Claimed 240Nm @ 3800RPM

Duratorq IL5 (P5AT)
5 Cylinder Diesel
Turbo-charged - Intercooler
Direct Injection - Common Rail
3.2-liter (3198)
Claimed 147Kw @ 3000RPM
Claimed 470Nm @ 1500RPM

Duratorq IL4 (P4AT)
4 Cylinder Diesel
Turbo-charged - Intercooler
Direct Injection - Common Rail
2.2-liter (2198cc)
Claimed 110Kw @ 3750RPM
Claimed 375Nm @ 1500RPM

Duratec IL4 (DPAT)
4 Cylinder Petrol
2.5-liter Petrol (2489)
Claimed 122Kw @ 6000RPM
Claimed 226Nm @ 4500RPM

1825 - 1905Kg
Towing capacity up to 2250kg
1795 - 2195Kg
Towing capacity up to 3350kg
Fuel capacity & consumption  
Up to 76 litres
IL6 Petrol 13-13.3 lts per 100km
IL4 Diesel 8.2-9.3 lts per 100km
Up to 80 litres
2.5 Petrol 10.4 lts per 100km
2.2 Diesel 8.1 lts per 100km
3.2 Diesel 8.9 lts per 100km
Other specifications  
5 or 4 speed Auto or 5 speed manual
Overall height/width 1810/1835
Overall length/Wheelbase 5255/3085
Tray L1520mm x W1515mm x D450mm
Total payload capability 1000kg (Approx)
NCAP safety rating 4/5
6 Speed auto or 6 speed manual
Overall height/width 1815/1850
Overall length/Wheelbase 5255/3220
Tray Lxxxxmm x Wxxxxm x Dxxxxmm
Total payload capability 1000kg (Approx)
NCAP safety rating 5/5
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 30
Departure 23-26
Breakover N/A
Minimum ground clearance 292mm
Water Fording depth 700mm Max
Part-time 4x4
Part-time 4x4
Performance Performance

Performance figures


2010 FROM $44500-$56,000 AUD
2011 FROM $40,490 AUD

*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing and specials accessories etc...
2012 FROM $43,890 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing and specials accessories etc...

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