THE VERDICT IS IN
NINE UTES, BUT ONLY ONE WINNER…
Ranking these utes is made difficult by the fact that 4x4 dual cabs can be many different things to different people: family car, recreational 4x4, work or farm truck, load carrier or tow tug. The fact that they are so versatile is what makes them so popular.
Most people probably buy them to fulfil more than one of the roles, if not most or all of them. How you prioritise these roles and balance driving enjoyment, role fulfilment and functionality, and practicality of ownership, will determine your winner. However, for us, the ranking looks like the following.