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Ford Ranger vs Toyota Land Cruiser

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Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger

$36,880 - $90,440

2024 price

Toyota Land Cruiser
Toyota Land Cruiser

$98,076 - $146,876

2024 price


2024 Ford Ranger
2024 Toyota Land Cruiser
Safety Rating

Engine Type
Diesel Turbo V6, 3.0L

Twin Turbo V6, 3.3L
Fuel Type

Fuel Efficiency
8.4L/100km (combined)

8.9L/100km (combined)

  • Price-tag
  • Spongy brakes
  • Sport grade adds style not substance

  • Servicing schedule is a pain
  • Expensive compared to rivals
  • Limited customisations with styling
2024 Ford Ranger Summary

The Ford Ranger remains the top-selling model in Australia’s ute market.

The mid-spec Sport variant offers an appealing value-for-money pick in a busy Ranger line-up, but should you opt for the 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel or the more expensive 3.0-litre V6?

I’ve driven Ranger and Everest variants with those engines and they’ve consistently impressed on- and off-road, so your choice will hinge on a few pertinent factors.

Read on.

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2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Summary

Australia has a long established love affair with the Toyota LandCruiser. The first owner was Sir Leslie Thiess, and he bought it to assist in the construction of what was, and still is, considered one of the most complex hydro schemes in the world - the Snowy Hydro Scheme.

Due to its proven ability to tackle some seriously hard terrain, it soon became almost synonymous with ruggedness and unbridled grunt.

Naturally, with a history like that there's some healthy rivalry between LC owners and, well, everyone who doesn't own one.

There have been no updates for the 2024 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series but it's competing against heavyweights like the Nissan Patrol, Land Rover Discovery and the Toyota's cousin, the Lexus LX. All of which have seen some decent overhauls with tech or mod cons recently.

My family of three have been family-testing the GR Sport grade to see if the LC300 lives up to the legend or if it's competition is starting to nip at its heels.

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