Best 4WD Ute Review

The dual-cab 4WD ute market is drowning in choice. Incredibly, one you combine the mainstream entrants with the new 4WD utes from 'sideshow alley', there are more than a dozen models on sale - with multiple spec levels of each dual-cab ute to contend with.

Nobody has the time to test-drive them all, so what basis do you use for cutting through to a dual-cab 4WD ute short list?

What key criteria set the market leaders apart from the dogs and lemons? 

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There is a huge range in this particular market. Some 4WD dual cab utes are approaching the end of their life cycles, and some are virtually new. This has a profound effect on a range of capabilities and performances - including safety, efficiency, driveline refinement and performance, towing capacity and overall ability to do the job - whether it be work or play, or both.

There are more than a dozen different new 4WD utes available. Can you name them all?

Here goes:

  • Toyota HiLux
  • Nissan Navara
  • Ford Ranger
  • Holden Colorado
  • Isuzu D-Max
  • Mazda BT-50
  • Mitsubishi Triton
  • Volkswagen Amarok
  • Great Wall V240
  • Foton Tunland
  • Mahindra Pik-Up & Genio
  • Tata Xenon
  • Ssangyong Actyon

Looking at the above list, can you identify the dual-cab utes that offer five-star safety? How about the ones with 400+ Newton-metres from a modern turbo-diesel? Are there any with six-speed auto transmissions? What about the ones with the best heavy towing capacities? Which are among the oldest, in terms of life-cycle? The bottom line: Which ones measure up, and which ones don't?

This video cuts through the entire 4WD dual-cab ute market and identifies the top three vehicles. It's not about finding the cheapest 4WD dual-cab utes; it's about finding the best. If you want to save thousands on a new one, click the red link below.