Ford has recently revealed the new flagship trim level for the 2016 Ranger pickup truck. Namely, the range-topping Ranger Wildtrak came with a slew of standard amenities as well as a unique exterior styling. As for the 2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak, we expect it to offer all of these features, while adding several interesting upgrades. According to the American automaker, this sleek version of the popular truck is primarily aimed at those who expect proper 4WD abilities combined with head-turning exterior design and luxury features.
2017 Ranger Wildtrak Design and Features
Compared to the standard Ranger, the Wildtrak trim offers several unique styling cues. At the front, the model features a dark gray grille, while the rest of the exterior gets door handles, mirror caps, bed rails and a roof rack that mimic this design. The sporty look is further enhanced by graphics on the vehicle’s sides and special 18-inch alloy wheels. Apart from the exclusive Pride Orange color, the 2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak will also be available with Black Mica, Cool White, Aluminum Metallic and Metropolitan Gray body paints.
However, the bulk of the Ranger Wildtrak’s originality lies beneath its sheet metal. Ford has managed to squeeze in virtually all of the currently available safety systems and connectivity features. For instance, the 2017 Wildtrak will be offered with such amenities as Adaptive Cruise Control, Land Keeping Alert that operates in accordance with Lane Keeping Aid, Driver Impairment Monitor, Forward Alert, etc. As for the infotainment system, it comes as Microsoft’s SYNC 2 that includes navigation, redundant climate controls, updated voice commands as well as entertainment options. Not only that, the Wildtrak models offer a more luxurious cabin with several sleek styling cues such as the dashboard adorned with Pride Orange stitching.
Unlike the regular Ranger that offers three engine options with four output levels, the 2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak will be available with two turbodiesel powertrains. The 3.2-liter TDCi five-cylinder generates 197 horsepower and 347 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Now, the 2.2-liter four-cylinder TDCi punches out 158 hp and 284 lb-ft, offered with both manual and automatic gearboxes. Both engines use an Auto Start/Stop feature that enhances fuel efficiency.
2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Release Date and Price
The 2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak is expected to go on sale in the second half of 2016. When it comes to the pricing figures, the flagship Ranger is likely to start just under $40,000.