Four of the best dual-cab utes, a comparison guide
Battle of the dual-cab utes: a comparison guide to four of Australia’s top selling models.
Buyer preferences in the automotive sector have shifted dramatically in the past 20 years. Back in 1999, the two top-selling models were the Australian-built Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon sedan and wagon ranges.
Fast forward to 2019 and the most popular vehicle in Australia is Toyota’s HiLux ute, closely followed by Ford’s Ranger pickup. Mitsubishi’s Triton is also a top-10 player, while Holden’s Colorado ute is the brand’s best-selling model by some margin. And it is not just tradies buying these vehicles. Along with SUVs, dual-cab utes are fast becoming the family car of choice. They have the high ride height of an SUV but offer the versatility of a massive tray and the flexibility of five seats, while four-wheel drive adds off-road ability.
The increase in popularity of these weekend warriors means manufacturers have had to lift their game in terms of cabin comfort and safety features. We take a look at four of the top picks in the segment.
Don't forget: Dual-cab utes can make great family cars, but be sure to check the standard safety features list as some of the models that have been on sale for a while lack the safety gear of the latest releases.
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