Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
2 minute read
19 Dec 2020
8:41 am

Value double cab war: How the new Ford Ranger XL Sport stacks up

Charl Bosch

The Blue Oval's new value offering goes wheel-to-wheel with the Toyota Hilux SR and the Isuzu D-Max X-Rider.

Let battle commence: Ranger XL Sport vs Hilux SR vs D-Max X-Rider

Ford’s unveiling of the Ranger XL Sport towards the end of October added some unexpected but welcome spice to the lower-end of the often overlooked double cab segment. Available on the single, super and double cab versions of the workhorse-spec XL, which accounts for the lion’s share of monthly Ranger sales, the R15 800 appearance package consists of a black rear bumper, Sport badging on the tailgate, black 17-inch Panther alloy wheels, a tow bar, a tubular black sports bar and a gloss black grille as opposed to the plastic lattice of the donor model. Forking out an additional R5 050 gets...