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4WD Utes

Ford Ranger
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  • Work tough and family friendly; Big truck presence; Plenty of tech for a ute; SUV-like ride comfort

  • Big money for a family ute; Still falls short of passenger car equipment; Won’t be Ford’s flagship for much longer (if that matters to you)

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

Holden Colorado
  • Better equipped for off-roading; Effective stability/traction control calibration; Strong AP Racing brakes; SportsCat+’s clever decoupling anti-roll bar; SportsCat+ looks especially tough; Hard tonneau’s integrated rails, soft-dropping tailgate

  • No extra engine performance; Quicker steering would be welcome; Still not exactly fun to drive; Cabin upgrades could have gone further

Toyota HiLux
  • Ready to go with full factory-approved equipment; Feels as unbreakable as ever; Tough facade with a soft centre; Looks great with new off-road equipment

  • Not an ideal on-road ute; Big bucks for a humble HiLux; Short service intervals

Mitsubishi Triton
  • Value for money; Cabin refinement; Infotainment; Super-Select II 4WD system

  • Somewhat unsettled ride; no 3.5t towing ceiling; Narrow tray; Glamorous as baggy cargo shorts