The new Ford Ranger has yet to arrive on US soil but is already on sale in Europe where customer deliveries are underway. Members of the media can also finally test drive the overhauled truck, which means we can expect more videos showing the machine in action in the coming weeks and months. We’ll definitely get our hands on the US-spec Ranger when it hits the country next year, but until then, we can see what our fellow Rangers do with the Ranger across the big pond.
That’s not a bad thing, of course, especially when Do it is involved. gave Youtube The channel’s latest video shows the new Ford Ranger in an off-road drag race against the Toyota Hilux. If you’ve heard of off-road drag racing for the first time, it’s now a thing and actually a pretty awesome way to compare two utility vehicles.
In fact, there is more to this video than a simple run up a muddy hill. There are six off-road challenges in total and a simple ranking system, which should help. Do it Decide which is the better off-road truck between the Ranger and the Hulk. These are actually two completely different pickup trucks in terms of their hardware, so let’s take a look at what’s under the hood.
The Ranger has a 2.0-liter twin-turbo diesel engine with a peak power of 205 horsepower (153 kW) and 367 pound-feet (500 Newton meters) of torque. The four-cylinder mill is mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox and a switchable all-wheel drive system with a locking rear differential. The Hilux relies on very similar output with 204 hp (152 kW) and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm), albeit from a larger 2.8-liter diesel engine. A six-speed manual transmission sends power to all four wheels and, just like the Ranger, there are different modes and a locking rear differential.
To make this comparison test more honest and informative, an off-road expert is included Do itWatch the video at the top of this page to see which truck is faster in the mud and which is better off-road overall.