Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
5 minute read
4 Dec 2020
7:02 pm

Work hard, play everyday Ford Ranger XL Sport does basics right

Charl Bosch

An entry-level workhorse not afraid to put on a casual suit.

Base model on top; the new Ford Ranger XL Sport

It is a well-known fact that we as motoring journalists are more often than not spoiled with driving the range-topping versions or, at the very least, mid-spec derivatives of a certain vehicle at launch or during the traditional seven-day impression period. Often overloaded with features and tech capable of spawning an entire write-up of its accord, the allure of piloting the absolute flagship is of course rewarding in numerous ways, but also not always representative of what many consumers can afford. It is therefore essential to have all of the basis covered, which Ford believes it has now done with...