To cope, the Blue Oval took the same architecture it uses for the global Ranger and reworked it, filling its new steel frame with US-specific components. Subjectively, we like this one better despite the fact that it’s a lifestyle vehicle, not a work truck. Unlike Rangers found in, say, Australia, ours gets a more muscular body courtesy of a raised belt line that compliments a raked grille and windshield to combine strength with the logical art of aerodynamics. The the Ranger-stamped tailgate and steel front bumper both add visual strength to the truck, as do the optional LED headlights and taillamps, but aesthetic-first thinking did not prevail here. That's proven by the fact that both the front and rear bumpers are bolted directly to the frame.