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Fuel Efficient Utes

Best Utes according to our experts

01.
Nissan Navara
From
$39,990
8/10
From
$39,990

Nissan Australia scored a hit with its locally enhanced Navara Warrior PRO‑4X. Now it's offering a more affordable version that keeps all the hardcore stuff and trims away some of the fancy bits around the edges ‑ the Navara SL Warrior.


02.
Ford Ranger
From
$36,380
8/10
From
$36,380

While Ford's show pony Ranger Wildtrak and Raptor grab the headlines their hard‑working 4x2 siblings are quietly getting on with the job. We've put the Ranger XL 4x2 Double Cab to the fully‑loaded TradieGuide test to see how it stacks up under pressure.


03.
Toyota HiLux
From
$26,475
8/10
From
$26,475

Toyota's GR (Gazoo Racing) performance brand is spreading across the Japanese giant's line‑up. Even the HiLux ute is getting in the act with a GR Sport variant designed to take the fight up to Ford Ranger Wildtrak and Raptor. But what's it like as a work truck?


04.
Volkswagen Amarok
From
$45,888
8/10
From
$45,888

Sure, top‑spec utes are great, but what if you don't have a pile of money so high you'd need a 4WD dual‑cab to climb over it? Volkswagen reckons its Core and Life models are the answer, offering the cheapest way into the Amarok range, and plenty of bang for your bucks. But which is best? We put the Amarok Core and Amarok Life to the test to find out.


05.
Isuzu D-Max
From
$32,200
8/10
From
$32,200

Towing a caravan is our final long‑term test exercise for the 1.9‑litre 4x2 version of the Isuzu D‑Max, and it's performance, not to mention fuel‑economy, raises questions about the worth of the 3.0L version.