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4WD 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
  • New diesel engine is more refined and makes more power; off-road ability and towing is better than ever; pricing ensures it is more affordable than the competition

  • Diesel engine uses more fuel in real world than old engine; infotainment still isn't great compared to segment leaders; unladen ride is a real issue against the competition

Volkswagen Amarok
  • Super smooth power from the V6 is what this segment has been missing; fantastic seats; solid level of 'comfort' kit; as capable as ever on all surfaces

  • Safety equipment still lags behind others in the segment; rear cabin room and ammenities lacking; some storage not brilliant; getting pricey...

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