The 'TOP 5' Utes And Pickups For 2015: Ranger, BT-50, D-Max, Hilux, Amarok - The Motor Report

In the lead-up to TMR’s Best Buy Award 2015 , we will be publishing over the next 14 days our top five picks from each of the key market segments. The top five in these lists, many of which may have been on the market for some time and may not be eligible for our Best Buy Award 2015, nevertheless represent the best buying value in the key featured segments. We’ll start with Light Commercials - the versatile 4X2/4X4 utes and pickups that hold such a grip on the top ten of Australian car sales and find favour with both family buyers and trade buyers alike. Neither of these ‘top picks’ are contenders for TMR’s 2015 Best Buy Award - each has been on the market for a number of years - but each of these versatile dual-purpose vehicles packs a lot of robust capability, as well as easy-to-live-with road... FORD RANGER Price Range: $28,740 (Single cab-chassis 4X2) - $57,390 (Wildtrack Double cab 4X4). Engines: 110kW/375Nm 2. 2 diesel | 147kW/470Nm 3. 2 diesel. Big, ballsy, with robust lines and a comfortable and well-finished interior, it is a strong performer on-road - particularly the 3. 2 litre five-cylinder diesel - and near unstoppable off it. It stunned us when it launched in 2011, and remains, as... Source: