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2WD Utes

Ford Ranger
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  • Great engine and drivetrain even at this entry level; bundled kit makes sense and helps value equation; comfy and very usable even around town

  • Basic infotainment well featured but a bit fiddly; USB port placement not convenient if using phone or device for work or nav; horrible wheels

Toyota HiLux
  • TRD bits certainly add some flair to the HiLux flagship; Good engine refinement; Smart transmission; Decent space in the cabin; Better settled when loaded up; Great LED headlights

  • Still lacks latest safety kit that Ranger has; No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto; Missing some interior touches from TRD; Heavy steering at low speeds; Harsh ride

Volkswagen Amarok
  • Ride both unladen and laden is excellent; Cabin design and finish is the best in the segment by some margin; Incredible value at this price point

  • No second row airbags or active safety kit available; Rear-view camera doesn't have the clarity we'd like; Second row seating doesn't offer as much legroom as the segment leaders

Nissan Navara
  • Fuel efficient diesel engine; Firmer springs and dampers help ride performance at higher speeds; New SL variant offers rugged interior with off-road equipment

  • While the ride is better, it still hasn't solved the ride performance with a heavier load; Infotainment system lagging behind some of its competitors; Steering heavy with many turns lock to lock

Holden UTE
  • Fun, flexible, and great sounding V8 engine; top-notch steering, brakes, and dynamic ability; the only ‘proper’ ute left

  • Thirsty V8 is very thirsty; firmer, busier, ultra-sports suspension can get tiresome; the last ‘proper’ ute left