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2WD Utes

Holden Commodore
  • Excellent dynamics with great steering; Comfortable ride; Plentiful rear-seat space; Punchy turbo engine; Smart nine-speed auto; Well-specced for a $40K car

  • Boot space smaller than before; No paddle levers or integrated navigation; Touchscreen shrinks from SV6 and is prone to glare; Plenty of hard cabin plastics; 2.0-litre turbo missing an RS-V spec

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
  • Much improved, quicker steering; A little more confident in laden and unladen on-road abilities; One of the best riding 4x4 ute packages for family comfort

  • Still not terribly settled with decent payload in the tub; Hard yakka capabilities still questionable when compared with key rivals; Slim pickings in terms of specification updates

Isuzu D-MAX
  • Tough diesel engine has plenty of power and torque; Gearbox is excellent at any speed; Excellent tray is ready for work

  • No satellite navigation seems an oversight; Not as sharply priced as others in the segment; Doesn't get five stars from ANCAP like others in the range