- March 26, 2023
The versatile and capable Ford Ranger has been named the “Best 4×4 and Pick-up” according to the Women’s World Car of the Year (WWCOTY) judges.
Women’s World Car of the Year is voted for by a jury comprising 63 women motoring journalists from 45 countries across five continents, who make up the automotive industry’s only all-female jury.
Vehicles across six categories are assessed for safety, driving, comfort, technology, design, efficiency, impact on the environment, and value for money.
In the 4×4 and pick-up category, the Ranger impressed the judges with its breadth of abilities. “This is a reliable, stylish, and charismatic pick-up. It moves with ease over any terrain. It’s as efficient as an off roader, but more practical thanks to its cargo box,” WWCOTY said.
The next-generation Ranger features a new grille and signature C-clamp LED headlight, rear box side steps, embossed tailgate and LED taillamps, and a wider track and wheelbase. Inside, there’s an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, 10- or 12-inch portrait touchscreen, 360-degree camera, and SYNC 4A with Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. A suite of advanced driver-assist technologies ensures driver and passengers’ safety.
According to Ford, the next-gen Ranger was designed and engineered off the back of real-world customer feedback, with the team conducting more than 5,000 interviews across multiple countries. The truck underwent millions of kilometers of testing across 10 different countries to ensure it meets, or exceeds customer standards for capability, quality, reliability, and durability.