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2WD Utes

Holden Commodore
  • That noise... both inside and outside the cabin; Stacks of room in the first and second rows; Brakes hold up even after several laps of the race track; Ride and handling not compromised by FE3 suspension or low profile tyres

  • Infotainment system now getting quite dated compared to the rest of the segment; We won't be seeing a V8 in the next-generation Commodore; Some dealers asking big dollars for remaining stock

Mazda BT-50
  • Cabin is comfortable and well executed; Once rolling, the engine has plenty of punch; Feels insulated, solid and well put together

  • Misses out on Mazda's excellent MZD infotainment; Fuel usage a little higher than the segment leaders; Turbo lag at city speeds can get annoying

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
  • Coil spring rear-end provides better ride around town unladen or with little weight; Engine and gearbox a powerful and efficient pairing; Cabin is more car-like than truck-like

  • Still not great with heavy weight in the tray but does that matter?; Steering a little slow and dull at low speed around town; Infotainment not as advanced as segment leaders

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