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2019 Ford Ranger Sport joins line-up this month

Ford has added the Ranger Sport to the local line-up this month sitting between the XLS and XLT variants – 600 available.

The 2019 Ford Ranger Sport has gone on-sale this month and sits between the XLS and XLT variants. According to Ford, “The Ranger Sport brings a sports-oriented colour range that sets off its go-anywhere spirit of adventure. In its hero True Red paintwork, Ranger Sport shows off its contrasting black front grille, mirror caps, door handles and black alloy wheels, which at 17-inches are an inch larger than those on Ranger XLS. Sport also sees sidesteps, a matte black sports bar and bedliner as standard, adding to its practicality while bolstering its distinctive looks”.

Ford has added the Ranger Sport to the local line-up this month sitting between the XLS and XLT variants.

Dual-zone climate control is standard on Ranger Sport, so is keyless entry and push-button start, DAB+ Radio and a dual 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster – all part of the Sport’s standard SYNC 3 package which includes an 8.0-inch full-colour touchscreen, voice-activated sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.

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Ranger Sport’s additions above Ranger XLS include:

  • Smart Keyless Entry with Push-button Start
  • SYNC 3 with 8.0-inch colour touchscreen
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility
  • Voice-activated built-in sat-nav
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Dual 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster

The Ranger XLS Sport 4×4 is offered exclusively with Ranger’s proven 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel making 147kW/470Nm, with a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. This brings a 3500kg towing capability and 800mm water wading.

Ford has added the Ranger Sport to the local line-up this month sitting between the XLS and XLT variants.

Like other top-spec Ranger variants, Ranger Sport gets Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning and Driver Alert, Lane Keeping Aid (LKA), Traffic Sign Recognition and Automatic high-beam headlights. 

In addition to a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty, Ford offers customers servicing within its network the Ford Service Benefits which sees A and B log-book services for the first four years/60,000km set at a maximum of $299 per service for Ranger Sport owners. Service intervals are set at 15,000km or 12 months.


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.