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Fuel Efficient Utes

1.
Volkswagen Amarok

What we like

  • Great off road chops
  • Good looker
  • Brilliant engine

What we don't

  • No curtain airbags
  • No driver aids at all
  • Expensive

2.
Mitsubishi Triton

What we like

  • Settled, dynamic ride.
  • Impressively quiet cabin.
  • Surprisingly talented off road.

What we don't

  • No air vents for passengers.
  • hard plastic surfaces near drivers knee can be annoying if used to brace while off-roading.

3.
Nissan Navara

What we like

  • Looks proper tough
  • Tech-focussed cabin feels more liveable
  • Punchy turbo-diesel

What we don't

  • No smartphone mirroring
  • Still feels agricultural in places

4.
Toyota HiLux

What we like

  • Looks the part
  • More SR5 models to choose from now
  • LED headlights are great

What we don't

  • SR5+ kit should be standard
  • Low payload capacity
  • Uncomfortable ride

5.
Ford Ranger

What we like

  • Build quality
  • Drivetrain combinations
  • Australian design and driving dynamics

What we don't

  • No AEB
  • 6000kg GVM tight for towing 3500kg
  • No steering wheel-reach adjustment

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