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Ford Ranger

The current-generation Ford Ranger arrived in Australia in 2022, as part of an all-out Ford assault on the booming ute market.

Boasting class-leading levels of equipment, the revamped Ranger consists of a vast model line-up, with a variety of 4x2 and 4x4 models in either cab-chassis or pick-up form – and in single-cab, super-cab or double-cab configurations

The base-spec XL is the cheapest entry into the Ranger range, followed by the XLS, XLT, Sport and Wildtrak.

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Toyota HiLux

The Toyota HiLux has been Australia’s most popular vehicle for many years now.

Sales show now sign of fading, either, despite the latest-generation model having been around since 2015.

The comprehensive Toyota Hilux range is headed by three key models: WorkMate, SR and SR5.

Each model contains various cabin configurations in either pick-up or cab-chassis styles (and 4x4 or 4x2), and you need a sophisticated flowchart to best analyse the mountain of options available.

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Isuzu D-MAX

The Isuzu D-Max was initially launched in Australia back in 2008 and has been a consistently strong-selling ute and a firm favourite with both recreational four-wheel-drivers and tradies.

An all-new model in 2020 saw increases in power and safety features, as well as a freshly re-designed interior to bring the D-Max closer in specifications and features to market-leading rivals.

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Mitsubishi Triton

The Japanese-bred Mitsubishi Triton ute is available in single-cab, club-cab, and double-cab configurations, in either cab-chassis or pick-up guise.

A vast 4x4 and 4x2 model line-up consists of the entry-level GLX, GLX+, GLX-R, GLS and the top-spec GSR. Premium models are equipped with a Super Select II full-time 4x4 system, while lower-spec variants get a more rudimentary Easy Select part-time 4WD system.

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Volkswagen Amarok

The European one-tonner, due here in April 2023, once again enters a fray dominated by the Japanese, yet this time it’s not doing so quite so single-handedly – co-developing Amarok MkII with the latest version of the Aussie-American Ford Ranger.

Shared platform, shared drivetrains, shared technology. And shared roof, glass area, doorhandles and side-mirror caps.

4X4 Ute Pricing

Ford Ranger$27,390–$86,790
Toyota Hilux$25,375–$70,750
Isuzu D-MAX$32,200–$67,500
Mitsubishi Triton$21,990–$56,940
Volkswagen Amarok$31,490–$94,485

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