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1.
Ford Ranger

What we like

  • Tough styling inside and out
  • Good road holding for a ute
  • Strong engine, even with a load

What we don't

  • Rear camera should be standard on all models
  • Price is too expensive, the premium may not last
  • Base models look too basic inside, a bit offensive given the price

2.
Toyota HiLux

What we like

  • Feels much more planted on the road
  • Improved towing capacity over previous model
  • A cool box "esky" in the dash

What we don't

  • New 2.8L turbodiesel lacks the grunt of Ranger’s 3.2L five-cylinder
  • New 2.4L turbodiesel was noisier in lower HiLux grades

3.
Mazda BT-50

What we like

  • All-round drivability
  • Heaps of room

What we don't

  • Reversing camera image in rearview mirror

4.
Nissan Navara

What we like

  • Tough design
  • Impressive towing capability
  • Comfortable and practical cabin

What we don't

  • Lacks modern safety technology
  • Automatic gearbox always an option
  • No Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

5.
Mitsubishi Triton

What we like

  • Quiet and refined diesel engine
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Tight turning circle

What we don't

  • Suspension still jiggly on open roads
  • Rear camera should be standard on all models
  • Needs more USB ports and a digital speedo

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