With so many choices and so many price points, Wheels Best Utes 2023 is your ultimate guide to the top picks in this vast and varied segment.
Whether your buying priority is safe and convenient family transportation, towing capability, performance, value, or you simply have a specific budget ceiling, our nine Wheels Best Ute categories deliver the definitive independent expert insights.
Best Ute: Ford Ranger
Why Ford's locally designed and locally developed Ranger is top of the dual-cab class.
Best Value 4x4 Ute: Isuzu D-Max SX
What are the most affordable dual-cab utes to own and run? We’ve crunched the numbers to help you save some serious cash
Best Work Ute: Ford Ranger XLT
Are you a tradie in the market for a new ute? You’ve come to the right place, because we are rounding up what we think are the top five 4x4 tradie utes available in Australia right now.
Best Ute under $80K: Ford Ranger V6 Sport
All utes are our trusty workhorses, but which is the best when you're looking in the nicer part of the stables?
Best Ute under $60K: Volkswagen Amarok Life
Not everyone has the budget for the fancier dual-cab utes in town, but do you opt for a Ford or VW badge if you've less than $60,000 to spend?
Best Ute Under $50K: Mitsubishi Triton
At the most affordable end of the market, which dual-cab ute delivers the goods?
Best Family Ute: Toyota HiLux
The modern dual-cab is called upon to deliver very precious cargo. Here’s the inside scoop on the top five family-friendly dual-cab utes on sale today
Best Ute For Towing
When it comes to the important task of towing, it's a straight fight between the Ford Ranger and VW Amarok twins in the mid-size ute class.
Best Performance Ute: Ford Ranger Raptor
Keen on a dual-cab ute that can work hard and play even harder? These are the best options for utes with some added spice
2023 Isuzu D-Max review: Full range detailed
The down-to-earth Isuzu D-Max carries and tows well, and can handle hard off-road work. New drivetrains deliver good economy. Every D-Max has six airbags and a five-year warranty.
2023 Toyota HiLux EV review: Revo BEV concept driven
Officially the Revo BEV is a ‘functioning concept’ but a first steer of the fully electric Hilux suggests a production model is not far away
2023 Ford F-150 XLT SWB review
Ford Australia drops the F-bomb on the full-size truck market by re-introducing the F-150
2023 Ford F-150 Lariat review
The world’s most popular pick-up truck has returned to Australia. And in good news for Aussies, our version of the Ford F-150 might just be the best in the world…
2023 LDV T60 Max Megatub: Quick Review
2023 LDV T60 Max Luxe: Quick Review
2023 LDV T60 Max Pro: Quick Review
2023 Best Ute Under $80K: Ford Ranger V6 Sport
Electric ute comparison: Ford F-150 Lightning v Rivian R1T v Ram 1500 REV v Radar RD6
Effortless torque, silent motoring and a large battery power source is the perfect formula for off-roading adventures. But, how do these key electric utes compare on paper?
2021 Nissan Navara vs Ford Ranger virtual comparison
Nissan has Americanised the styling of its Navara dual-cab ute, but is the substance there to trouble segment heroes like the Ford Ranger?
2021 Toyota Hilux vs Mazda BT-50 on-paper comparison
2021 Toyota Hilux and Mazda BT-50 go head-to-head in a virtual spec battle
2024 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series pricing for new auto and HiLux engine models
Pricing for the updated 70 Series LandCruiser that is now offered with an automatic gearbox and the diesel engine from the HiLux ute.
SsangYong Australia: "No plans" to follow KG Mobility rebrand, despite overseas move
The Korean carmaker's reinvention comes after it was acquired by KG Group in late 2022
Isuzu confirms electric ute plans: Could the D-Max go electric?
Isuzu has confirmed an electric ute is coming, will expand to countries where it ‘meets the needs of each market’
2024 Ssangyong Musso pricing and features: Updated ute arrives
Mild facelift for the budget-focused four-wheel-drive introduces ride enhancements, bigger screens, and a new variant – but no more manual
Ford F-150 sales tipped to top 5000 a year
Big utes are booming in Australia and the segment is showing no signs of slowing down despite six-figure price tags
2024 Isuzu D-Max facelift revealed
The Isuzu D-Max has an updated look, more tech, ventilated seats and wireless Android Auto, with no powertrain changes
2024 Isuzu D-Max facelift leaked, imminent reveal for updated ute
The facelifted D-Max has surfaced online ahead of a rumoured unveiling later today
VFACTS September 2023: HiLux remains best-selling vehicle, but Ranger leads 4x4 race
Ranger, HiLux and D-MAX remain the best-selling 4x4 vehicles in September
VFACTS September 2023: Yet another record-breaker, EVs continue to grow
More cars than ever were registered last month for the third month running as supply shortages ease