2022 Ford Ranger detailed: V6 diesel power output, every model specification revealed

With six variants and four engines, including two V6s, the new Ford Ranger offers more technology and space than before – but prices are likely to rise, once order books open next month.

  • 2022 Ford Ranger features and model range detailed
  • Six variants available, including Raptor
  • 184kW/600Nm diesel V6 available on XLT, Sport and Wildtrak
  • Price rises over outgoing Ranger likely

Ford Australia has released feature and model range details for the upcoming 2022 Ford Ranger ute – including power and torque outputs for all engines – but prices are not due to be announced until closer to launch.

As reported late last year, five Ranger variants will be available at launch – with the hardcore Raptor to follow towards the end of the year – offering the option of turbo-diesel V6 power on higher grades, and standard active safety technology.

Prices will not be confirmed until closer to launch, with Ford is understood to still be in negotiations with head office. Given the recent price movements – and price rises – a price hike for the new Ranger is on the cards.

Headlining the range is the new 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel V6, which Ford has now confirmed will produce 184kW and 600Nm – 2kW down on the same engine’s application in the US-market Ford F-150 pick-up, and 6kW down (but 20Nm up) on the previous leader in the diesel ute segment, the 190kW/580Nm VW Amarok V6.

This engine will be available in dual-cab chassis form in the XLT, or as a traditional pick-up in the XLT, Sport and Wildtrak – all paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission and permanent (full-time) four-wheel drive.

The familiar 2.0-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel engine has been hit with a power cut, from 157kW in the old Ranger, to 154kW – though torque holds steady at 500Nm, and it retains a 10-speed automatic transmission (albeit heavily revised) and part-time four-wheel drive.

The bi-turbo engine is standard on all but a few variants, which receive a new 2.0-litre single-turbo four-cylinder diesel engine with 125kW and 405Nm, paired to a six-speed automatic transmission as standard, and a choice of rear-wheel drive (4×2) or part-time four-wheel drive (4×4), depending on variant.

The previous Ranger’s 2.2-litre four-cylinder and 3.2-litre five-cylinder diesel engines have each met their demise, as has the availability of a manual transmission, with the entire range now automatic only.

As reported, the Ranger Raptor gets an exclusive 3.0-litre twin-turbo petrol V6 developing 292kW and 583Nm, with a 10-speed automatic and full-time four-wheel drive. Click here for a deep dive into that vehicle.

As before, buyers will continue to have a choice between single-cab, extended cab (branded ‘Super Cab’) and dual-cab body styles, with cab chassis and/or pick-up (tub) variants, and 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrains.

However, buyers who want anything other than a dual-cab pick-up are limited to the base-model XL grade, the only variant to offer the vast majority of these combinations – with two exceptions, an XLT twin-turbo 4×4 ‘Super Cab’, and an XLT V6 4×4 dual-cab chassis.

All models benefit from 3500kg braked towing capacities, bar the Ranger Raptor that’s only capable of 2500kg. Engine start-stop technology is only available on the two V6 engines – though Ford says “selected Platinum and Government Fleet vehicles will have Stop/Start added to meet customer requirements”.

Standard features across the range include a 10.1-inch touchscreen, 8.0-inch digital instrument display, climate control, rear parking sensors (pick-up only), and a full suite of active safety technology, including autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and on pick-up models, blind-spot monitoring.

Pick-up models score a number of practicality touches in the cargo area, including a load rest at the front, caps along the top, an integrated step behind the rear wheel, and an assisted tailgate.

Only the XL and XLS are fitted with rear drum brakes; the XLT and above gain rear discs. A locking rear differential is standard on all 4×4 models, or 4×2 variants from the XLT up.

While trailer tow body wiring is standard across the range, buyers need to step up to the XLT to get a tow bar as standard – though it’s available as an option on lesser variants. An integrated trailer brake controller is standard on the Wildtrak and Raptor, but optional on other grades.

Features fitted to higher-spec variants as standard or optional include a 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster, larger 12-inch touchscreen, electric front seats, matrix LED headlights, seat heating, automatic parking, a 10-speaker B&O sound system, and an Off-Road Screen with a front off-road camera and various off-road metrics.

A range of option packs are available, adding various tech, tyre, wheel and towing features. These are detailed in full below.

Order books for the 2022 Ford Ranger will open next month (April), with first showroom arrivals expected from mid-year onwards.

2022 Ford Ranger Australian model range

  • Ranger XL Single Cab Chassis 2.0-litre single-turbo 4×2
  • Ranger XL Single Cab Chassis 2.0-litre bi-turbo 4×4
  • Ranger XL Super Cab Chassis 2.0-litre single-turbo 4×2
  • Ranger XL Super Cab Chassis 2.0-litre bi-turbo 4×4
  • Ranger XL Super Cab Pick-Up 2.0-litre bi-turbo 4×4
  • Ranger XL Double Cab Chassis 2.0-litre single-turbo 4×2
  • Ranger XL Double Cab Chassis 2.0-litre single-turbo 4×4
  • Ranger XL Double Cab Chassis 2.0-litre bi-turbo 4×4
  • Ranger XL Double Cab Pick-Up 2.0-litre single-turbo 4×2
  • Ranger XL Double Cab Pick-Up 2.0-litre single-turbo 4×4
  • Ranger XL Double Cab Pick-Up 2.0-litre bi-turbo 4×4
  • Ranger XLS Double Cab Pick-Up 2.0-litre bi-turbo 4×2
  • Ranger XLS Double Cab Pick-Up 2.0-litre bi-turbo 4×4
  • Ranger XLT Super Cab Pick-Up 2.0-litre bi-turbo 4×4
  • Ranger XLT Double Cab Pick-Up 2.0-litre bi-turbo 4×2
  • Ranger XLT Double Cab Pick-Up 2.0-litre bi-turbo 4×4
  • Ranger XLT Double Cab Chassis 3.0-litre diesel V6 4×4
  • Ranger XLT Double Cab Pick-Up 3.0-litre diesel V6 4×4
  • Ranger Sport Double Cab Pick-Up 2.0-litre bi-turbo 4×4
  • Ranger Sport Double Cab Pick-Up 3.0-litre diesel V6 4×4
  • Ranger Wildtrak Double Cab Pick-Up 2.0-litre bi-turbo 4×4
  • Ranger Wildtrak Double Cab Pick-Up 3.0-litre diesel V6 4×4
  • Ranger Raptor Double Cab Pick-Up 3.0-litre EcoBoost petrol V6 4×4

2022 Ford Ranger XL standard features include:

  • 2.0-litre single-turbo diesel as standard, 2.0-litre bi-turbo optional
  • Choice of single, super or double cab, with 4×2 or 4×4
  • Conventional gear shifter
  • Front disc and rear drum brakes
  • Locking rear differential (4×4 only; optional on 4×2)
  • Steel underbody protection (4×4 only)
  • Trailer tow body wiring (with tow bar as an option)
  • Halogen headlights with halogen daytime-running lights
  • LED tail-lights (pick-up) or halogen tail-lights (cab chassis)
  • Black front grille
  • 16-inch steel wheels with all-season tyres, steel spare
  • Fabric seat upholstery in ‘Ebony’
  • Vinyl floor covering
  • Single-zone climate control
  • 10.1-inch Sync 4 infotainment touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 8.0-inch digital instrument display
  • Reversing camera (pick-up only)
  • Rear parking sensors (pick-up only)
  • Embedded modem with FordPass app connectivity
  • Eight-way driver and four-way passenger manually-adjustable seats
  • Power rear windows (double cab only)
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column (height and reach adjustment)
  • Cargo box highlights in the pick-up include:
    • Load rest provides additional securing points at the front of the load box
    • Box capping to protect the sheet metal on the box with integrated fixing points
    • Integrated rear load box access step behind rear wheel for easy side access to the load box
    • Tailgate with lift assist (struts)
  • Nine airbags with front knee and front centre airbags
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Lane-keep assist with road edge detection
  • Lane departure warning
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind-spot monitoring (pick-up only, with trailer coverage when Tow Pack is fitted)
  • Rear cross-traffic alert (pick-up only)

2022 Ford Ranger XLS adds (over XL):

  • Standard 2.0-litre bi-turbo engine, with 4×2 or 4×4
  • Double cab pick-up body only
  • Drive mode selector
  • 16-inch ‘Dark Sparkle Silver’ alloy wheels with 16-inch steel spare
  • Black front grille with silver accents
  • Halogen front fog lights
  • Black side steps
  • Power tailgate lock (pick-up only)
  • Carpet flooring
  • Driver floor mat
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Front parking sensors

Above: Ford Ranger XLT (blue), Sport (grey) and Wildtrak (orange/yellow).

2022 Ford Ranger XLT adds (over XLS):

  • 2.0-litre bi-turbo engine standard, 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 optional
  • Choice of 4×2 or 4×4, super or double cab, and pick-up or cab chassis (depending on variant)
  • Rear disc brakes
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Electronic shift lever (V6 only)
  • Tow bar
  • Locking rear axle (for 4×2 models; already standard on 4x4s)
  • LED headlights with C-shaped LED daytime-running lights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels in Dark Sparkle Silver (with all-season tyres, 17-inch steel spare)
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
  • Keyless (proximity) entry and start
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Built-in satellite navigation
  • Digital radio
  • Voice assistant
  • Upgraded adaptive cruise control with stop and go
  • Lane centring assist
  • Chrome grille bar
  • Body-coloured mirrors and door handles
  • Further rear cargo area additions on pick-up models include:
    • Black sports bar
    • Rear box illumination
    • 12-volt socket in the tray
    • Bed liner (or spray-in bed liner on Super Cab models
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Rain-sensing wipers

2022 Ford Ranger Sport adds (over XLT):

  • Option of 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 (standard 2.0-litre bi-turbo)
  • Dual-cab pick-up body and 4×4 as standard
  • Rotary drive mode selector (with Sand and Mud/Ruts mode as standard)
  • Darkened grille and exterior accents
  • 18-inch alloy wheels with machined face, Asphalt Black accents, and all-season tyres
  • Black leather-accented seats with ‘SPORT’ embossing
  • Eight-way electric driver and six-way manual passenger seats
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Off-road screen
  • LED front fog lights
  • Two front tow hooks (up from one)
  • Skid plate
  • Two floor mats

2022 Ford Ranger Wildtrak adds (over Sport):

  • Option of 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 (standard 2.0-litre bi-turbo)
  • Dual-cab pick-up body and 4×4 as standard
  • Unique front fascia with grey vertical bars
  • 12-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Eight-way electric front seats
  • Unique leather-accented upholstery with orange stitching
  • Heated front seats
  • 18-inch Boulder Grey alloy wheels (with matching alloy spare)
  • All-terrain Goodyear Wrangler tyres
  • Integrated trailer brake controller
  • Unique moulded ‘sail plane’ sports bar
  • Tray cargo management system
  • Power roller tray shutter
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Side mirrors with puddle light projection and zone lighting
  • Roof rails
  • Aluminium tie-down rails along the tray
  • Pull-out cup holders
  • Automatic parking

2022 Ford Ranger Raptor adds (over Wildtrak):

The Raptor loses features from the Wildtrak – the sports bar, power roller shutter, cargo management system, roof rails, tray tie down rails and integrated rear access step – but adds:

  • 3.0-litre twin-turbo petrol V6 with 10-speed automatic
  • Active sports exhaust
  • Fox Racing live valve suspension (2.5-inch)
  • Watts link coil spring rear suspension
  • Electronic locking front differential
  • 17-inch alloy wheels with BFGoodrich K02 all-terrain tyres (285/70R17)
  • Matrix LED headlights with auto levelling
  • Full LED tail-lights
  • Unique LED front fog lights
  • Raptor exterior styling (with ‘FORD’ grille)
  • 2.3mm-thick steel front bash plate
  • Unique dual front tow hooks
  • Spray-in bed liner
  • 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Paddle shifters
  • Selectable drive modes (Normal, Sport, Slippery, Mud/Ruts, Sand, Baja and Rock Crawl)
  • Ford Performance sports seats with Raptor logos, Code Orange stitching

Optional off-road wheel, tyre and protection packages available include:

  • XL and XLS 4×2 Off-Road Pack (rear differential lock, steel underbody protection, 17-inch steel wheels with all-terrain tyres)
  • XLT 4×2 Off-Road Pack (steel underbody protection, 17-inch steel wheels with all-terrain tyres)
  • XL 17-inch Steel Wheel Pack (for XL 4×4 only, adds 17-inch steel wheels, all-terrain tyres, 17-inch steel spare)
  • XLS 17-inch Alloy Wheel Pack (for XLS 4×4 only, adds 17-inch alloy wheels, all-terrain tyres, 17-inch steel spare)
  • XLT 17-inch All-Terrain Tyre Pack (for XLT 4×4 only, adds all-terrain tyres, including spare)
  • Sport 18-inch All-Terrain Tyre Pack (for Sport 4×4 only, adds all-terrain tyres, including spare)

The Raptor can be optioned with 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels (with matching spare), with forged ‘dress rings’ for appearance purposes. Customers must purchase beadlock ring kits for an additional cost.

Optional technology packages include:

  • XLS Tech Pack, for 4×2 and 4×4 models (adds built-in sat nav, digital radio, dual-zone climate control, proximity key entry, push-button start, second-row air vents, and body-coloured door handles)
  • Wildtrak Premium Pack (adds six overhead auxiliary switches, matrix LED headlights, full LED tail-lights, and a 10-speaker B&O sound system)
  • Touring Pack, for XLT and Sport 4×4 (adds integrated brake controller, 360-degree camera, zone lighting, puddle light projection)
  • Towing Pack, for XL and XLS (adds integrated trailer brake controller, and a tow bar)

Standalone options include:

  • Raptor decals
  • XL 4×2/4×4 heavy-duty suspension
  • Spray-in bedliner, for XL, XLS, XLT or Sport pick-ups

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