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2WD Utes

Holden Commodore
  • Excellent engine and exhaust note; Surprisingly good handling for such a large car; Impressive head, leg room and boot space

  • Brakes and tyres underwhelming when pushed harder; Softer suspension setup can affect stability during direction changes; Fuel consumption can be high if you like listening to that engine

Mazda BT-50
  • Strong turbo diesel engine never feels troubled; great payload and towing capacity; off-road ability; good high-speed steering accuracy; thoughtful interior

  • Back seats more a novelty than anything else; some turbo lag at low speeds; very heavy steering when you're moving slow; media system falls short of peers

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

Isuzu D-MAX
  • Decent kit for the cash; Good tow vehicle; New engine feels a touch pushier; Solid with a load on board; Good back seat space

  • Gearbox can be iffy at higher speeds; Engine is noisy at low speeds; Interior looks and feels old; Some unpleasant plastics