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Utes Starting Under $30K

Best Utes according to our experts

01.
Ford Ranger
From
$36,880
8/10
From
$36,880

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.


02.
Mitsubishi Triton
From
$30,740
8/10
From
$30,740

There are four grades in the 2024 Mitsubishi Triton range, with the GSR the flagship. From launch, it's only available as a dual‑cab pick‑up with a 4x4 drivetrain for $63,840 plus on‑road costs.


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.
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.


05.
Mazda BT-50
From
$34,800
8/10
From
$34,800

Mazda's BT‑50 ute competes in one of the Australian new car market's hottest segments against the all‑conquering Ford Ranger, evergreen Toyota HiLux, and many more. Can a new premium XTR LE grade zoom zoom a few more 4x4 ute buyers Mazda's way?