Hilux 2016 Vs Ranger 2016

Hilux 2016 Vs Ranger 2016 – The cool Ford Ranger Wildtrak takes on the slow user shoppers favorite, the Toyota HiLux SR5 on the bumpy, slippery, steep hills of Mount Walker, NSW.

WITH the Ford Ranger name dating back 20 years (although known here as the Courier), it might come as a surprise to learn that the new 2011 Ranger, designed and developed by an Australia-based team, was the first time Ford has modified the Ranger. . Yes, before 2011 you would simply take a Mazda B-Series ute and put your own badge on the thing… and now it’s the other way around, with the Mazda BT-50 a twin Ford Ranger under the skin.

Hilux 2016 Vs Ranger 2016

Until the new Ranger hits town, the Toyota HiLux has the entire market up and running. Sure, Nissan’s Navara is its closest sales rival, but it’s the Ranger that really gives the HiLux and Toyota the boot of a lifetime. Toyota’s HiLux is being traded on loan; Of course it is difficult, but it is a disappointing proposition against new rivals from Ford and Volkswagen.

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So, as the Ranger started to eat into Toyota’s sales lead and, in fact, surpassed it in the New Zealand market, the new HiLux couldn’t arrive anytime soon. And then, late last year, it arrived in Australia, but at exactly the same time, just like a Ford Ranger that had an upgrade. affect.

And that’s why we took these two rivals to Mount Walker, which is just outside Lithgow in NSW Central West, to see which one is the better all-rounder. Will it be a showy Ranger Wildtrak or a flashy HiLux SR5?

Ford Ranger Wildtrak Price $60,090 (+ORC) Three-year support, 100,000km Five-star safety ANCAP Engine 3.2-liter turbo-diesel five-cylinder Power/Torque 147kW/470Nm Configuration (six-speed); six-speed automatic (as tested) Body 5351mm long; 1850 mm wide; 1848mm high 29 degree road angles; 25 degree wash; 20 degree deflection (towbar) Weight 2200kg Fuel tank 80 liters Fuel consumption 9.6L/100km

Visually, the most significant change for the updated Ford Ranger is the new grille, headlights and front fascia, which accommodates a side door (which is empty) and which cannot be adjusted backwards. Inside, the revamped Ranger gets a new instrument panel, soft-touch materials, more insulation for better cabin sound, and Ford’s SYNC2 car infotainment system. Under the skin, a major shift in the establishment of the car’s old power assist in favor of electric assist, there are also some minor tweaks to the traction and stability control software.

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As far as the looks of the thing go, the Ranger Wildtrak certainly draws attention wherever it goes, and while you could argue against the practicality of all the different amounts of plastic printed on the thing, you can’t argue with how this Ranger does.

Inside, the Ranger, like its virtual twin the Ford Everest, now looks more like the inside of a Falcon than before. And that’s not a criticism, but I do mean that the Ranger, even in the Wildtrak finish, now blurs the line between work and play. And while some of the plastics feel stiff and rough and perhaps not worthy of the $60,000 price tag, you have to remember that this thing is, for all intents and purposes, designed for primary function and function.

The seats are roomy, but plenty of side support and side support and light adjustment (forward, backward and up and down) make up for the lack of reach adjustment on the steering wheel (it’s just one click). The rear seats will accommodate three adults on short trips, as the intrusive transmission tunnel means the middle passenger will share legroom well with the two outside passengers.

On the inside of the tray, whose size has not changed, the Wildtrak receives a shower line and a roller lock tonneau cover. There’s also light in the plastic-wrapped sports bar. The factory-mounted towbar definitely interferes with the departure angle, and it’s a shame Ford didn’t take the opportunity to rework that element for this updated model. The big side steps also get in the way when you’re on the road.

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The Ranger 3.2-liter five-cylinder turbodiesel engine produces 147 kW and 470 Nm of torque and is mated only to a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel consumption is 9.6 L/100 km (combined). The engine is as powerful as its numbers suggest and the six-speed automatic transmission is as sleek as you’d expect, offering smooth shifts up and down the gearbox as needed, although the default setting is to run at high speed. for fuel. energy saving.

On the road, the Ranger Wildtrak is nice and comfortable and, even without luggage in the back, feels stable and capable at speeds you wouldn’t normally drive. Drive into loose dirt and the Ranger holds its own with its traction and stability systems doing a nice, subtle job of keeping you straight.

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However, as the speed slows and the ground hardens, and a low gear is selected, the Ranger requires a lot more adjustment than you would normally use and therefore allows for more wheel spin before shifting into gear. In fact, in some cases, I reversed before the system engaged, rather than holding the rear differential lock to climb up and over an obstacle. If, however, I were just giving the Ranger more feedback, the smart brake traction control would have gotten me out without needing a rear lock.

Select 4H and the ESC system will be slightly out of tune, but not completely off. Then, on the 4L engine, the traction control and stability control are turned off and the B-TCS is able to work on its own. One of the tweaks you won’t even notice is that Ranger has a little software on the map that smoothes the brake pedal when you select 4×4 Low. That means you won’t be angry when you’re crawling on hot surfaces, and we’ve done a lot of walking on cold surfaces.

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2016 Toyota HiLux SR5 Price $55,990 (+ORC) Three Year Warranty, 100,000km Five Star Safety ANCAP Engine 2.8 liter turbo diesel four-cylinder Power/Torque 130kW/450Nm Self-test Body 5330mm ( tour); 1855mm (width); 1815mm (height) Weight 1775-2080kg (release) 31-inch corners (approx); Caliber 26 (starting) Fuel tank 80 liters Fuel consumption 8.5L/100km combined

THE EIGHTH GENERATION Toyota HiLux was launched here in September last year, which is remarkable 10 years after the launch of the seventh generation HiLux. While the new nose look and improved cabin are the most noticeable visual changes, it’s the changes that take place under the skin that matter most.

Toyota has made it harder, starting with a now thicker frame (providing 20% ​​more torsional rigidity), the bodywork, which can thanks to taller steels and a 45% increase in weld gaps. The underbody protection has also been updated and is 40% thicker and 30% larger to make it more resistant to damage in outdoor conditions.

Ground clearance for the 4×4 variants is 225 mm, while the approach (31 degrees), departure (26 degrees) and wheelbase (520 mm on both sides) are improvements over the seventh generation model.

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As far as looks go, the HiLux doesn’t have the same road presence as the Ranger Wildtrak. But, look at it in isolation, and in the SR5 finish, it’s pretty good. And the design is also useful. For example, the sharp corners of the muzzle mean greater clearance and therefore the possibility of damaging the object when on the road.

The interior of the new HiLux appears to have been inspired by the Corolla and has a large seven-inch color touchscreen to control the infotainment and communication system. Some people I show HiLux to think it’s like an afterthought, but I disagree. The dashboard controls are all easy to use and well laid out, but the quality of the interior plastics lags far behind the Ranger Wildtrak, revealing these useful functions.

The seats aren’t as supportive as the Ranger’s, but they offer plenty of adjustment and the steering has reach and tilt adjustment, meaning it’s pretty easy to find the right driving position. The rear seats are easy to get in and out of, and there’s an armrest you can stand on; you will have three adults in the back as the transmission tunnel is very narrow.

The tray is slightly larger on the new HiLux generation, measuring 1569mm in length (up to 19mm), by 1645mm (up to 79mm) at the widest point and 1100mm between the wheels. The side wall is 481mm which is 20mm. The loading height has been reduced by just 4 mm to 861 mm.

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Under the hood of the HiLux SR5 is a four-liter 2.8-liter turbodiesel that delivers more torque, consumes less fuel and is quieter in the cabin and with less vibration thanks to more insulation and 50% quieter. That said, it doesn’t feel as refined on the inside as the Ranger.

The new motor is 130kW at 3400rpm and 450Nm of torque between 1600-2400rpm. In our test car, this engine was mated to a six-speed automatic, but a six-speed manual is standard. Combined fuel consumption is 8.5 L/100 km, which is a liter per 100 km better than the Ranger, but

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