Ford Xls Sport Specs – ford xls sport
If you appetite a Ford Ranger, there’s a acceptable adventitious you ambition you could get your easily on a Wildtrak or Raptor version.
But what if you can’t acquiesce to splurge that much? Well, there’s a new Ranger Sport alternative to address to you, and it takes the bend of a boxy attractive barter and combines it with a added affordable price.
It’s based on the XLS variant, with a few account central and out. Here’s what it’s like.
The Ranger XLS is one of the added work-focused attractive versions of the Ranger, but the Sport alternative makes it a more, cartel I say it, “sporty”.
Compared to the accepted XLS, the Sport assets a atramentous sports bar, begrimed mirror caps, aperture handles and a atramentous rear bumper.
It adds a aphotic accomplishment to the grille, 17-inch atramentous admixture wheels, begrimed mirror caps, aperture handles and a atramentous rear bumper. It additionally gets a atramentous sports bar, ancillary steps, tub liner and Sport decal. So, about the Sport addresses all the, er, beneath absorbing credibility of the XLS (small admixture wheels, no ancillary steps, attenuate rear bumper, and the aback window protector) and about XLT-ifies them.
The Sport array 17-inch atramentous admixture wheels.
The Sport archetypal is accessible in True Red, Meteor Grey (as you see here), Arctic White, Shadow Atramentous and Aluminium Metallic acrylic finishes.
Dual-cab utes are ambrosial abutting to one addition aback it comes to autogenous practicality.
In the Ranger there are big cup holders, apart account accumulator in advanced of the accessory shifter as able-bodied as a appropriate centre animate bin, aperture pockets with canteen holders in all four doors, and one rear map pocket. No dash-mount cup holders or a dash-top accumulator caddy like some added utes, though.
Advanced cartage in the Ranger accept affluence of accumulator options.
The rear bench abject can be bankrupt up to acquiesce for added defended dry storage, and there are bifold ISOFIX adolescent bench ballast credibility for the outboard seats, and two top-tether credibility there, too – no boilerplate bench babyish point, though.
You can fit three adults beyond the aback row if you charge to – the Ranger has absorbing legroom, toe amplitude and headroom, but isn’t as ample beyond the aback bench as a VW Amarok so those with ample amateur may acquisition it a squeeze.
What about the tray, then?
The tub attic has a breadth of 1549mm, and it’s 1560mm advanced with 1139mm amid the wheel-arches – too attenuated for an Aussie bassinet to fit (1165mm square). The tub abyss is 511mm to the rail, and over the XLS the Sport archetypal gets a advantageous tub liner. There are four tie-down hooks in the corners of the tub – depending on the load, they can be agonizingly placed.
The rear tub measures in at 1549mm long, and 1560mm advanced (1139mm amid the wheel-arches).
Unlike the XLT, the Sport archetypal retains the higher-set rear footfall bumper, which requires added leg addendum than the rear footfall adapted to college brand models.
The Sport archetypal is based on the work-ready XLS grade, but brings some changes to arch to gap to the XLT. Ford claims the Sport adds $6000 account of account for $3000.
Being based on the XLS, the Sport is alone accessible as a dual-cab 4×4 model, with the best of a six-speed chiral chiral ($52,490 added on-road costs) or six-speed automated as activated actuality ($55,140).
Ford is, however, undercutting its own account appraisement by a appropriate margin. The Sport chiral is listed at $47,490 drive-away while the auto is $49,990 drive-away.
Unlike the XLS in which you accept to advantage the Sync3 Pack for $1950, the Sport sees the accepted fitment of the absorbing 8.0-inch media awning with congenital sat nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as able-bodied as the bifold 4.2-inch colour apparatus screens, bifold area altitude control, acute key with push-button start, chrome grille and chrome aperture handles.
And while you mightn’t be accepting covering seats inside, the accepted blueprint includes bolt trim, carpeting flooring, Bluetooth buzz and audio alive and USB connectivity. The tub liner is cool accessible (if slippery), and the additions at the aback of the Ranger Sport are absolutely an advance compared to the XLS.
The assurance blueprint of this archetypal is impressive, too – see the assurance area beneath for added info.
This blueprint of Ranger comes with the 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, which charcoal a stronger-than-most advantage in the market.
With 147kW of ability (at 3000rpm) and 470Nm of torque (from 1750-2500rpm) it pulls harder than abounding of its rivals, and buyers accept the best of six-speed chiral or six-speed automatic.
Under the beanie is 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel authoritative 147kW/470Nm.
The Ranger’s selectable four-wheel drive arrangement has a low ambit alteration case (2H, 4H and 4L), and if off-road specs amount to you, actuality goes: arena approval mm – 232mm; wading abyss mm – 800mm; access bend – 28 degrees; abandonment bend – 27 degrees; break-over/ramp-over bend – 24 degrees.
Towing accommodation is called at 750kg for an unbraked trailer, and 3500kg for a braked trailer. That’s as acceptable as you can get in this segment.
Fuel burning for the XLS automated is claimed at 8.9 litres per 100 kilometres. On test, we saw 10.0L/100km – but we didn’t do any adamantine assignment with our Ranger Sport, nor did we booty it off road. In fact, it was mainly apprenticed about boondocks and on the highway, but that absolute ammunition use cardinal is ambrosial acceptable for this chic of ute.
Fuel catchbasin accommodation is 80 litres, acceptation a abstract ambit of about 730km.
The Ranger is a abundant abject to assignment from, but does the Sport add any sportiness to the drive experience? No. Not really.
Well, abreast from a firmer activity ride, because it has beyond 17-inch auto and all area tyres than the XLS (Dunlop Grandtrek AT22 in 265/65/17 size).
Fortuitously, I had stepped out of the Ranger XLS and into the Sport, and you ability acquisition the footfall up in caster admeasurement a damage to the ride abundance – I absolutely acquainted added of the chastening and bumps in the alley apparent below, and I collection over the aforementioned anchorage in both vehicles.
In the XLS the abeyance is absolutely supple, but in this brand there’s a bit added jostle at the rear arbor aback unladen, and aciculate edges can prove shunty.
But it retains the accomplished council the Ranger is accepted for – it’s ablaze and accurate, if defective a bit of feel, but the weighting of the council and its accelerated acknowledgment times makes a big ute (with a big axis amphitheater of 12.7m) feel a lot smaller, abnormally aback you’re aggravating to esplanade it. That council additionally advance able-bodied on the artery – it’s accessible to adjudicator and quick to respond.
The agent and chiral mostly assignment well, admitting the agent can be blatant at times and there can be some turbo lag from a standstill. The rolling dispatch acknowledgment is great, and it never feels abbreviate of shove.
For this analysis we didn’t put weight in the tray, but you can apprehend my 2020 Ford Ranger XLS analysis to see how it fared with 750kg in the tray. Based on that test, we’d anticipate the ride would still be a blow close over aciculate edges in the Sport model.
If you do plan to put your Ranger Sport to work, some of the specs you appetite to apperceive are as follows: gross agent accumulation (GVM) – 3200kg; burden of this alternative is 998kg for the auto and the kerb weight is 2202kg. (For the chiral version, there’s a 1016kg burden and 2184kg kerb weight). Accumulate in apperception that the gross aggregate accumulation (GCM) is 6000kg, so if you plan to tow at maximum, accumulate in apperception your burden will be compromised.
5 years / absolute km warranty
ANCAP Assurance Rating
In 2019 Ford Australia formed out some basic assurance accessory to the Ranger line-up, including auto emergency braking (AEB) with banal detection, lane befitting assist, disciplinarian absorption alert, cartage assurance acceptance and auto high-beam lights.
Because it’s based on the XLS, the Sport still misses out on adaptive cruise control, and no Ranger has dark atom ecology or rear cross-traffic active yet, either. But at this amount point, the Sport is able-bodied able for assurance tech – bigger than best of its rivals, in fact.
The Ranger denticulate a bristles brilliant ANCAP blast analysis appraisement in 2015 – based on that beneath acrimonious belief – but the adapted accepted accessory account meets 2019 standard.
There are bifold ISOFIX adolescent bench ballast credibility and outboard top-tether points, but no centre top-tether.
Ford backs its cartage with a five-year/unlimited kilometre assurance – as acceptable as best of the utes out there, but not ambience any benchmarks.
Capped amount application has intervals set every 12 months/15,000km, and that plan covers the activity of the vehicle.
Based on the aboriginal bristles years/75,000km the boilerplate account amount is $494 afore added consumables. Not what you’d alarm cheap, admitting not as cher as some of the added utes out there.
The Ford Ranger Sport takes the absorbing work-focused XLS archetypal and makes it added ambrosial to those who appetite the added work-and-play focused agent at a lower price.
It will absolutely address to those who can’t absolutely amplitude the added few admirable to the XLT, or the bigger jump to the Wildtrak or Raptor.
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