Ford Philippines shook up both the midsize pickup and SUV segments with its dynamic duo which is comprised of the Ford Ranger and the Everest. The two towering powerhouses both feature some of the best-in-class technology that the industry has to offer, in a package that the Blue Oval claims is as easy to own as ever.
Built Ford-Tough, these T6-based PPVs are both stunning to look at and drive. Remarkable technologies like the Ford Sync 4A system greet you when you push the start button. Then, once you get on the gas a wave of power and torque comes thanks to the 2.0-liter diesel engines that can achieve up to 210 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque in its Bi-Turbo configuration.
Now, all that is fine and good, but there are other things that Ford is doing that make the Everest and Ranger models as easy to own as ever. If you thought the deal was sweet already, wait until you hear this. Ford is bundling in a five-year warranty for both the Everest and the Ranger, either that or a total mileage warranty of 150,000 kilometers, whichever comes first.
Want a list of all the things that make the Everest and the Ranger a great bargain? Here’s a short list.
All-new Next-Gen design
The front and rear of the Everest and Ranger are both awe-inspiring. The models feature front designs that look tougher and more elegant than ever. If you put the two side-by-side with their previous iterations, the difference is night and day. The changes are as massive as the cars themselves and with all LEDs up front for the top trims along with a commanding grille, you’ll find it hard to resist at least saying “wow” when you see it in person.
Lush and comfortable interior
The outside may be tough and rugged, but inside it’s a haven for you to kick back relax, and even bring a few friends and family members along for the ride. The Everest in particular is great for this purpose. With seven seats and a lot of space for each passenger, don’t expect a ton of complaints even when fully loaded. The Ranger features some of the best-in-class cargo space and payload capacities in its segment, and Ford’s one of the only manufacturers that confidently publish its towing figures, and that’s saying something.
More than that, either of them can be fitted with leather seats and a huge display in the center for your smartphone pairing and other vehicle settings. Features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are both must-haves in this day and age, and both models feature it.
A safe and easy drive
More features are available the higher up the ladder you go with regard to both the Ranger and the Everest. These two models can be equipped with a 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo diesel engine that produces over two hundred horsepower which is double what most sedans and hatchbacks in the market have. Of course, the engine at its highest trim also has the pulling power to make just about any drive effortless regardless of who or what you bring.
On top of all that jazz, you have even more features that keep the engine in check and keep you and your passengers safe. Everything from adaptive cruise control to drive modes that can enhance your experience is here. To make life even easier, you also get front and rear parking sensors, a security alarm system, and child seat ISOFIX anchor points are included. Depending on the trim level, you will get Active park assist, adaptive cruise control with stop and go and lane centering, lane keeping assist, road edge detection, forward collision warning, evasive steering assist, and reverse brake assist.
A hassle-free five years
Whether you go for the Everest or for the Ranger is up to you, but it doesn’t matter which one you get because either will come with a five-year or 150,000-kilometer warranty, whichever comes first. Ford makes it a point to make sure that you drive home worry-free, and the five-year warranty is a bit of a rarity in the industry. Usually, you get three years, but Ford throws in an extra two. How’s that for an offer?