2018 4X4 UTE MEGATEST RESULTS


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Ranking these utes is made difficult by the fact that 4x4 dual cabs can be many different things to different people: family car, recreational 4x4, work or farm truck, load carrier or tow tug.

The fact that they are so versatile is what makes them so popular.

Most people probably buy them to fulfil more than one of the roles, if not most or all of them. How you prioritise these roles and balance driving enjoyment, role fulfilment and functionality, and practicality of ownership, will determine your winner.

However, for us, the ranking looks like the following...

2018 MEGA UTE SHOOTOUT RESULTS:

Nissan Navara Review


=8TH:
NISSAN NAVARA ST-X

Nissan’s Navara D23 is less than three years old but has already been updated twice. Is it finally right?

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Isuzu D-Max Review


8TH:
ISUZU D-MAX LST-T

Isuzu’s D-Max is more stayer than sprinter, but isn’t that what utes are made for?

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Mercedes-Benz X-Class Review


=6TH:
MERCEDES-BENZ X250D

Dual-cab 4x4s are booming – not just in Australia but also across the globe – and Mercedes-Benz wants a slice of the action.

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Mitsubishi Triton Review


6TH:
MITSUBISHI TRITON EXCEED

With ongoing factory discounting, the Triton is the cheapest of the mainstream 4x4 dual cabs available in Australia.

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Mazda BT-50 Review


=4TH:
MAZDA BT-50 GT

There’s a lot of Ford Ranger in Mazda’s BT-50, which by and large is a good thing.

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Holden Colorado Review


4TH:
HOLDEN COLORADO LT-Z

The Colorado first arrived in 2012 but it’s the ‘re-birth’ it underwent for the 2017 model year that really counts.

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Toyota HiLux Review


3RD:
TOYOTA HILUX SR+

Think of a dual-cab 4x4 and you probably think of HiLux. Most people certainly do.

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Ford Ranger Review


RUNNER UP:
FORD RANGER XLT

Ford’s Ranger is proof that Australia is the perfect place to design and develop a ute. Hopefully there will be more of it!

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Volkswagen Amarok V6 Review


WINNER!
VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK V6 SPORTLINE

Volkswagen’s long-serving Amarok has a new – and potent – lease on life thanks to V6 diesel power.

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