Ford Ranger Platinum 4WD Ute driven for 2024

Is the Ford Ranger Platinum any good

Ranger Platinum – About two weeks ago I had the Ford Ranger Platinum 4WD Ute for testing. The Ranger has undergone a resurgence with the complete revamp a few years ago.

2024 Ford Ranger Platinum 4WD Ute front quarter 1 The Platinum model joined the range in 2023 and sits as the top spec model. It adds luxury and comfort to the significant capability of the Ranger.

The Ranger Platinum comes with a unique grill, 20-inch alloy wheels, Matrix headlights. Inside it adds Heated and ventilated quilted leather front seats, heated steering wheel, as well as a 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster.

With a 3.0L V6 turbo diesel engine there is plenty of performance for towing, long distance cruising or off road.

2024 Ford Ranger Platinum 4WD Ute engine

There is some 184kW of power and 600 Nm of torque available. This is delivered through the Ranger’s electronically controlled full-time four-wheel drive system, combined with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Overall, the Ranger Platinum drives more like a premium SUV, with Ute capability.

It’s priced from around $80,640 plus the usual costs and a few years ago that would have seemed expensive for a Ute, but not now

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2024 Ford Ranger Platinum 4WD Ute front interior 1

Readers can find more details about the Ranger Platinum HERE 


2024 Ford Ranger Platinum 4WD Ute front interior 2

What is good?

  • Engine performance
  • Interior comfort / central screen
  • SUV like ride and handling

What is not so good?

  • 20 inch rims and shiny bits not great for off road
  • Expensive
  • User interface on infotainment a bit fiddly

2024 Ford Ranger Platinum 4WD Ute profile 1

Instead of the Ranger Platinum 4WD Ute buyers could look at:

Premium dual cab Utes are becoming more popular.

Buyers could look at the: Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain, Mazda BT-50 Thunder or SP, VW Amarok, Toyota HiLux Rogue,

2024 Ford Ranger Platinum 4WD Ute rear quarter 1

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