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Ford Ranger 2024: Australian pricing and specifications

Olek Novak

Ford will soon roll out a number of tweaks for its Ford Ranger lineup for 2024, which will see gains in towing assistance and other updates across the range 

Ford Australia has announced a number of updates to its Ranger ute lineup for 2024, which will see the vehicle gain bolstered towing assistance and some options made standard on certain grades, as well as a streamlined range.

The refreshed line-up – which Ford has dubbed ‘MY24.5’ – will see the recently released special-edition Wildtrak X end its production run, as well as the deletion of three 4×2 models from the lineup.  

Depending on grade, some models will gain features like ‘Pro Trailer Backup Assist’, with the base XL also gaining new heavy-duty suspension.

2023 Ford Ranger Raptor in code orange with a black leather interior
Ford is updating its Ranger lineup for 2024 (2023 Ford Ranger Raptor pictured)

Despite the updates, prices will remain stable for most variants – except the 4×4 XLS Double Pickup 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo, which will record a $1950 price rise – however, prices for the vehicle had already risen for the current ‘MY24’ range since our last Ford Ranger price update mid-2023.

The changes to the vehicle – which has recently claimed the title of Australia’s most popular vehicle after having dethroned a seven-year reign by its rival Toyota Hilux ute – will come into effect later this year with the MY24.5 set to commence from March.

Ford Ranger Sport V6 2023 rear
The Ford Ranger has officially claimed the title of Australia’s most popular vehicle in 2023

Let’s have a look at what’s changing for 2024. 

January 2024 – New F-150-style towing assistance, bolstered feature list, and streamlined lineup

Headlining the changes to the Ranger is the addition of a ‘Pro Trailer Backup Assist’, which we have already seen an iteration of on the larger F-150 pick-up truck.

The feature enables drivers to ‘steer’ a trailer using the outer ring of the vehicle’s drive mode controller on the centre console. In using this feature, driver’s don’t need to touch the steering wheel, which turns automatically to direct the trailer where it needs to go.

2024 Ford Ranger towing caravan birds eye view
The updated Ranger will gain ‘Pro Trailer Backup Assist’ on certain variants

The system is designed to eliminate the often-difficult action of needing to steer in the opposite direction to the intended direction the trailer needs to travel while backing up.  

The feature will be standard on the Ranger Wildtrak, Platinum, and Raptor variants only. The 4×4 variants of the XLT and Sport grades will be able to option the feature as part of an optional Touring pack. 

In other updates, Ford has announced that the entry-level Ranger XL will now come standard with heavy-duty suspension, which was previously an option on XL variants. The suspension incorporates thicker rear springs as well as new front and rear dampers with a modified tune for carrying significant loads in the rear tray. 

Ford Ranger Platinum towing boat side angle driving
Pro Trailer Backup Assist will be standard on Wildtrak, Platinum and Raptor variants

Additionally, the mid-spec Ranger XLS will now receive Tech and Towing Packs, previously at-cost options, as standard features. This will bring a $1950 price rise for the grade.

Further up the range, a flexible rack system which previously debuted as standard on the Ranger Platinum and Wildtrak X special edition will now also be able to be optioned on the Ranger Sport and Wildtrak. 

As part of the update, and in addition to the news that the special-edition Wildtrak X will end its production run, Ford has also confirmed the deletion of three 4×2 models including the XL Bi-Turbo dual-cab cab-chassis, XLS Bi-Turbo dual-cab pick-up, and XL Bi-Turbo super-cab pick-up.

Ford Ranger Wildtrak X 2023 rear 3/4 water close
The limited run Wildtrak X special edition has ended its run

All other models in the wide-ranging lineup are unaffected.

What does each Ford Ranger grade include?

Ford offers the Ranger ute in several grades and body-styles within Australia including single, super and double cab chassis styles, as well as super and double cab pickups. Three engine choices are available across the range which is offered in both 4×2 and 4×4 configuration. All powertrains are mated to either a six-speed or 10-speed automatic transmission. 

Below we focus on the 4×4 dual-cab pickup range which is the preferred body style and drivetrain combination favoured by private buyers in Australia.

4×4 dual-cab pickups are the preferred Ranger body style by Australian buyers

It is worth noting that all Ranger variants – except the unrated Raptor – have a five-star ANCAP safety rating in Australia.

Similarly, all variants bar the Raptor have a 3500kg braked towing capacity. The Raptor’s is 2500kg.


Powertrain: The XL is offered with a 2.0-litre single-turbo diesel inline-four cylinder engine delivering 125kW and 405Nm, mated exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission.

The XL can also be had with a more powerful 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel inline-four cylinder engine which makes for 154kW and 500Nm. This engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Ford Ranger 2022 XL white front end
The Ranger XL will gain heavy-duty suspension on MY24.5 models

Both variants come with part-time four-wheel drive.

Key Features: Standard specifications for the XL variant include a locking rear differential, 16-inch steel wheels, halogen headlights and LED taillights. 

Inside buyers will also find features such as:

  • Cloth seats
  • Eight-way manual adjustment for the driver’s seat 
  • Four-way manual adjustment for the front passenger seat 
  • Single zone manual climate control system
  • 8.0-inch digital instrument cluster with configurable display
  • 10.1-inch multimedia screen
  • Four speakers
  • Ford SYNC4A infotainment system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Ford Ranger 2022 XL white rear end
The Ranger XL is available with either single- or twin-turbo diesel 2.0-litre inline-four cylinder engines

From a safety perspective, the XL features nine airbags including front, side, knee, full length curtain (driver and passengers) and far side driver front airbag. 

Driver aids include:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Intelligent speed assist
  • Blind spot monitoring with cross traffic alert
  • Lane keeping aid with road edge detective and driver alert system
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Integrated digital rear view camera


Powertrain: The higher-spec XLS is available with only the 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel inline-four cylinder engine and 10-speed automatic transmission.

The XLS is available with only one powertrain option

Like the XL, the XLS comes with part time four-wheel drive.

Key Features:

Standard features improve in XLS grade with:

  • Four selectable drive modes including normal, eco, tow/haul and slippery
  • 16-inch alloy wheels replacing the XL’s steel wheels
  • Side steps
  • Perimeter alarm system
  • Power tailgate lock

Ford has also announced that the Tech and Towing packs which had previously been cost options on the XLS will now be made standard for MY24.5 models.

Ford Ranger 2022 XLS red front end
Previously optional Tech and Towing packs will now be standard on the MY24.5 XLS

The Tech and Towing Packs include features such as:

  • Tow bar with integrated trailer brake controller
  • Trailer light check
  • Extended blind-spot monitoring with trailer coverage
  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Rear seat air vents
  • Ford SYNC4A infotainment system with voice activated controls
  • Built-in satellite navigation with one year of Connected Navigation Services
  • Digital Audio (DAB+)


Powertrain: The XLT variant is available with the twin-turbo 2.0-litre of the XL and XLS, as well as a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine delivering 184kW and 600Nm, both mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Ford Ranger XLT 2022 articulation
The Ford Ranger XLT undergoing an articulation challenge

While the 2.0-litre XLT comes with part time four-wheel drive like the XL and XLS, the 3.0-litre comes with a full-time (selectable) four-wheel-drive system.

Key Features: From a spec perspective, XLT variants include features such as:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels with all season tyres
  • Front and rear vented disc brakes with an electronic brake booster
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob
  • Premium cloth seats
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • LED front fog lamps
  • LED headlights
  • Sports bar
  • e-Shifter in place of a regular gear selector (on the 3.0-litre only)
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Intelligent adaptive cruise control with stop & go and lane centering
2024 Ford Ranger XLT driving in dirt rear 3/4
The MY24.5 Ford Ranger XLT will continue to be available with both 2.0-litre inline-four or 3.0-litre V6 engine choices


Powertrain: Like the XLT, the Sport is available with both 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel and 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engines, both paired with the ten-speed automatic transmission. 

Also like the XLT, the four-cylinder comes with part-time four-wheel drive, while the 3.0-litre comes with full-time (selectable) four-wheel drive.

Ford Ranger Sport V6 2023 driving front 4
The Ford Ranger Sport is available with the same engine choices as the XLT

Key Features: Regardless of engine choice, Sport variants gain a number of features including:

  • Additional drive modes including normal, eco, tow/haul, slippery, mud/ruts and sand
  • 18-inch alloy wheels with all season tyres 
  • Leather accented seats
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat
  • Front passenger 6-way manual 
  • Wireless phone charging 


Powertrain: The Wildtrak mirrors both the XLT and Sport in available powertrain and drivetrain options. 

Ford Ranger Wildtrak 2022 V6 engine
The Ford Ranger Wildtrak’s V6 engine

Key Features: 

  • 18-inch alloy wheels with all terrain tyres
  • Roof rails
  • Sports hoop/sailplane (exclusive to the Wildtrak)
  • Aluminium tie down rails (also exclusive to the Wildtrak)
  • Cargo management system
  • Heated seats – front driver and passenger
  • Front passenger seat with 8-way power adjustment 
  • 12.0-inch multimedia touchscreen display 
  • Pro-Trailer Backup Assist (new)


Powertrain: The Platinum is available with only the 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, coupled with the ten-speed automatic and full-time (selectable) four-wheel drive system.

The Ford Ranger Platinum is available with a single 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine choice

Key Features: 

  • 20-inch alloy wheels with all season tyres
  • Matrix LED headlights with auto leveling and dynamic bending
  • Black-painted roof
  • Roof rails with folding roof racks
  • Damped tailgate with lift assistance* 
  • Heated steering wheel*
  • Heated and ventilated seats – driver and front passengers* 
  • Leather accented quilted seats* 
  • 10-way power adjusted driver seats with memory setting* 
  • 10-way power adjusted front passenger seats
  • 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster 
  • B&O 10-speaker premium audio system 
  • Pro-Trailer Backup Assist (new)

*denotes features exclusive to Platinum


Powertrain: Unlike other variants, the Raptor is powered exclusively by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo petrol V6 with 292kW and 583Nm. This is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and full-time four-wheel-drive system.  

2023 Ford Ranger Raptor in code orange with a black leather interior
The Ford Ranger Raptor will continue to top the lineup for MY24.5

Key Features: 

  • Seven drive modes including Normal, Slippery, Mud/Ruts, Sand, Sport, Baja and Rock Crawl
  • BF Goodrich KO2 High Performance All Terrain tyres
  • 10-way power adjusted driver seat
  • 10-way power adjusted front passenger seat
  • 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster
  • B&O 10-speaker premium audio system 
  • Pro-Trailer Backup Assist (new)

What options can I get on the Ranger?

As before, a number of options and option packs are available on the MY24.5 Ford Ranger, however there have been some changes as to which vehicles they are available on.

Both four and six cylinder engine options are available on the Ranger

Ford Ranger MY24.5 options:

  • Flexible Rack System – Sport & Wildtrak: $2,800 *new*
  • Stylish Lift & Slide Canopy: $4,500
  • Stylish Dual Lift Canopy: $4,700
  • Commercial Canopy: $4,700
  • Manual Roller Shutter: $3,000
  • XL Wheel Centre Cap Kit: $50
  • Towing pack – XL Only: $1,900
  • 4×4 XLT/Sport Pickup Touring Pack:  $1,650 *includes Pro-Trailer Backup Assist
  • Aux switches – XLT C/C Only: $350
  • Wildtrak Premium Pack: $2,000
  • Power Roller Shutter – Raptor Only: $3,800
  • 4×4 XL Wheel Pack: $900
  • 4×4 XLT/Sport Wheel Pack: $700
  • Wildtrak Wheel Pack: $750
  • XL HD suspension: Now Standard
  • Towing Pack – XLS Only: Now Standard
  • XLS Tech Pack: Now Standard
The Ford Ranger Platinum steering wheel (2023 model pictured)

Ford Ranger 2024 MY24.5: prices in Australia

The MY24.5 Ford Ranger lineup is listed below. All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • 4×2 XL Single CC 2.0L single-turbo: $36,880
  • 4×2 XL Super CC 2.0L single-turbo: $39,380
  • 4×2 XL Double PU 2.0L single-turbo: $43,280
  • 4×2 XLT Double PU 2.0L bi-turbo: $56,190
  • 4×4 XL Single CC 2.0L bi-turbo: $47,980
  • 4×4 XL Super CC 2.0L bi-turbo: $50,480
  • 4×4 XL Double CC 2.0L single-turbo: $48,980
  • 4×4 XL Double CC 2.0L bi-turbo: $52,480
  • 4×4 XL Double PU 2.0L single-turbo: $50,880
  • 4×4 XL Double PU 2.0L bi-turbo: $54,380
  • 4×4 XLS Double PU 2.0L bi-turbo: $57,380 (up $1950)
  • 4×4 XLT Super PU 2.0L bi-turbo: $61,390
  • 4×4 XLT Double PU 2.0L bi-turbo: $63,390
  • 4WD XLT Double CC 3.0L V6: $65,690
  • 4WD XLT Double PU 3.0L V6: $67,590
  • 4×4 Sport Double PU 2.0L bi-turbo: $65,890
  • 4WD Sport Double PU 3.0L V6: $70,090
  • 4×4 Wildtrak Double PU 2.0L bi-turbo: $69,390
  • 4WD Wildtrak Double PU 3.0L V6: $73,590
  • 4WD Platinum Double PU 3.0L V6: $79,390
  • Raptor Double PU 3.0L petrol TT V6: $89,190