Let’s face it – interior quality wasn't the first thing that buyers would consider when shopping for a pickup truck. But, that was before. These days, these big and muscular machines have been regarded as lifestyle vehicles. I know a lot of people who have bought a pickup truck because they want its authoritative and muscular demeanor, and this coming from all genders, which makes the interior quality one of the major selling points of modern pickup trucks.
For this segment review, we’re taking a closer look at what the range-topping Ford Ranger Wildtrak Biturbo can offer in terms of interior quality, space, and comfort. More importantly, it’s to check whether the Blue Oval midsize truck has sacrificed its truck DNA to coddle its passengers.
Top-notch interior quality
If I have to answer what makes the Ford Ranger Wildtrak stand out in its segment, it would be its interior quality. As a range-topper, the materials used in the cabin are top notch. It’s easy to discern this just by looking at it, let alone when you touch each surface.
Basically, everything that your elbow touches inside the Ford Ranger is soft, while the updated steering material is a pleasure to hold, which makes long drives pleasurable. The leather-clad seats are comfortable to sit in, while the rear seats, albeit without A/C vents present, are cozy. There are a few hard plastics in a matte finish, but they’re negligible.
Even with the subtle updates from the pre-facelift model, the updates in the new Ranger works like a charm. I particularly like the toning down of the Wildtrak accents – it makes the interior less obnoxious. While my senses are pretty much satisfied inside the pickup, the majority of the comfort provided is with its tech features, which were analyzed in my technology and safety review.
Roomy cabin; huge and capable bed
The Ranger’s rear cabin is hands down roomy – at least for someone like me who stands 5’6” and with medium built. Three of me would fit the rear without compromise (sans the transmission tunnel), but if one taller and larger passenger would join instead, it would need adjustment from the other two. There are tie hooks found as well, just in case, the rear cabin would be used for cargo stowage.
The bed, on the other hand, isn’t that huge in relation to the truck’s overall size, but it’s the biggest among the popular pickup trucks in the Philippines. Since it’s bed size didn’t change from the predecessor, it still would be able to carry 16 beer kegs, 22 sacks of rice, and 302 water-filled containers by our measure. The downsizing of the engine didn’t affect its towing and payload capacity: towing capacity is at 3,500 kg while the payload is at 1,120 kg.
210 hp @ 3,750 rpm
Ford Ranger 2.0 Biturbo Wildtrak 4X4 AT
Number of Cylinders
Number of Valves
10-Speed Automatic Transmission
Max Output (HP)
210 hp @ 3,750 rpm
Max Torque (nm)
500 Nm @ 1,750 rpm
Economy & Environment
Number of Doors
Number of Seats
Safety & Security
Front Passenger's Airbag
Electronic Brake Distribution
With Electronic Brake Force Distribution
Electronic Door Locks
Speed Sensing Door Locks
Lane Departure Warning System
Blind-Spot Detection System
Front Parking Sensors
Rear Parking Sensors
Push Start Button
Wheels Metal Type
8-inch Multi-function TFT Touch Screen Display, AM/FM/CD and SYNC 3 via 6 speakers