Ford Ranger FX4 4WD Ute 2021 Review

WE TAKE THE RANGER FX4 DUAL CAB 4WD UTE ON A ROAD TEST REVIEW

Ford has reintroduced the Ranger FX4 that sits between the 4×4 XLT and FX4 Max models and adds a level of style enhancements externally and some extra features inside and is available only as a dual cab 4WD.

2021 Ford Ranger FX4 4WD Dual Cab Ute front qtrExternally there is a black front grill, Bi-LED headlights, 18 inch alloys with excellent BF Goodrich AT tyres, black highlights and striking decals everywhere. The tub has a protective liner and a black sports bar. Visually it screams look at me.

2021 Ford Ranger FX4 4WD Dual Cab Ute 2.0l interior

Inside there are leather sided front sports seats with FX4 embossed backs and manual adjustment, leather rear seats, soft touch instrument panel top and contrast stitching.

2021 Ford Ranger FX4 4WD Dual Cab Ute 2.0l engine

FX4 comes with a choice of two engine and transmissions, the original 3.2L five cylinder with a 6 spd transmission and the newer 2.0L Bi turbo with a 10 speed transmission. It will tow 3500kg and comes with just short of a tonne payload and a five star ANCAP safety rating from 2015.

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Ranger FX4 is priced from $59,990 through to $63,690 plus the usual costs and comes with a 5 year unlimited km warranty.

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2021 Ford Ranger FX4 4WD Dual Cab Ute tub

What is good?

  • Big Ute styling
  • Infotainment connectivity user interface easy to use
  • 4WD and towing capability

What is not so good?

  • Narrow peak torque band
  • Side steps are annoying and at shin height
  • No electric or heated front seats

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2021 Ford Ranger FX4 4WD Dual Cab Ute 2.0l transmission

Model   

2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Dual Cab 4WD Ute

Model Price $63,690 MLP*
Engine 2.0L 4 Cyl Bi Turbo
Drivetrain Dual Range 4×4 10 speed Auto
Power 157kW at 3,750rpm
Torque 400 Nm @ 1,750-2,000rpm
Safety Five Star ANCAP 2015
CO2 Emissions 210 g/km
Economy ADR 8.0 L/100km
Tow Capacity 3500 Kg
Tow Ball Rating 350 kg
Payload 981 Kg
Servicing 12mths/ 15000km Capped Price
Warranty 5yr/ 150,000 km with 5 Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

2021 Ford Ranger FX4 4WD Dual Cab Ute profile

Overall Rating    

83/100

Behind the Wheel 7
Comfort 7
Equipment 7
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 8
Fit for Purpose 9
Towing Ability 10
Off Road Capability 10
Value for Money 9

2021 Ford Ranger FX4 4WD Dual Cab Ute 2.0l rear

Dimensions

 
Overall Length 5446mm
Wheelbase 3220mm
Width / Height 1852mm / 1977mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depth Up to 256mm / 800 mm
Approach / Rampover / Departure angles 31 degrees / 25 degrees / 24 degrees
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle 80 Litres / 12.7mts KTK
Kerb Weight / Payload / GVM / GCM 2219kg / 981kg / 3200kg / 6000KG
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating 3500kg / 350kg

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2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Dual Cab 4WD Ute
  • 7/10
    Behind the Wheel - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Comfort - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Equipment - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Performance - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Ride and Handling - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Practicality - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Towing Ability - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Off Road Capability - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Value for Money - 9/10
8.3/10

Summary

Ford has reintroduced the Ranger FX4 that sits between the 4×4 XLT and FX4 Max models and adds a level of style enhancements externally and some extra features inside and is available only as a dual cab 4WD.

Ranger FX4 is priced from $59,990 through to $63,690 plus the usual costs and comes with a 5 year unlimited km warranty.

About Rob Fraser 218 Articles
Rob first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, many years ago. He has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive.