The tested model of Ford Ranger was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in October 2011. This ANCAP 5 star rating applies to all Ranger Double Cabs, all Ranger Super Cabs, all Ranger Hi-Rider Single Cabs and all Ranger Single Cab Pick-ups sold in Australia, and all Ranger variants sold in New Zealand. This 5 star rating does not apply to the two Ranger 4x2 Single Cab Cab-Chassis variants sold in Australia because head-protecting side airbags (curtains) are optional on those two variants. A separate 4-star rating applies to those variants built from 2011 to April 2014.
The RHD 2.2 diesel European model was tested by Euro NCAP. ANCAP was provided with technical information which showed that all Australasian variants have comparable occupant protection when fitted with side curtain airbags.
Dual front airbags, head-protecting side curtains, antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are standard on all the 5-star rated variants. Side thorax airbags are also standard except for single cabs with three front seats (bench seats). These variants, with 4 airbags, retain a 5-star rating. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats of most variants. However single cab variants with three front seats only have a driver seat belt reminder. The overall score for these reduces to 34.72 but they retain a 5-star rating.
A full list of safety features and technologies can be viewed within the Technical Report (see download link).
Published: 28 October 2011