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Thescore
FROM July delivery dates, the Ranger Raptor will become the Raptor X. The changes to the popular model centre on new styling to the aggressive-looking and off-road-ready Raptor model, with bold stripes running across the roof and down the pickup’s fl
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Bolt Action
FOR me, a 4x4 is a tool. A tool to find solitude, peace and to immerse myself in Mother Nature. In fact, I actually call my rig ‘the freedom machine’ because that is exactly what it offers me, freedom. I often find myself in places that do not requir
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King Slayer
FOR decades Toyota’s LandCruiser has been the be-all-to-end-all off-road, the top dog, the king of the mountain and the go-to option for anyone who likes their beer cold and their dirt red. Looking back, it wasn’t hard to see why. Affordable, capable
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Score Board
Ford Ranger XLT 9 Toyota Hilux SR5 8.5 Isuzu D-MAX X-Terrain 8 Nissan Navara ST-X 6.5 Mitsubishi Triton GLS 6 SsangYong Musso Ultimate XLV 5 GMW Ute Cannon-L N/A Toyota Hilux SR5 8.5 Ford Ranger XLT 8 Nissan Navara ST-X 7.5 Isuzu D-MAX X-Terrain 7 Mi
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PAJERO SPORT E’xceed
THE Pajero Sport was launched back in 2015 but received a mid-life refresh at the start of 2020. This included updated styling and new features such as a power tailgate and remote operation via a phone app. The Exceed is the top end of the four-tier
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Travel Bulletin
ALL THE LATEST 4X4 NEWS AND EVENTS Many of our favourite four-wheel drive tracks in the Victorian High Country will be gated for the annual seasonal closure over the winter months. The closure is due to begin after the Queen’s Birthday weekend on Jun
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Dueling Dual Cabs
WELCOME to Which Car’s dual-cab ute test. If you’re in the market (and plenty of people are) you’ll find all your questions answered here. Kicking off our list seven of the most popular utes in this calss are a couple of value contenders, the GWM Ute
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F’amily F’eud
THE mid-size SUV marketplace comprises a mix of vehicles that all do different jobs. On one hand you have the light-duty people movers like the Toyota Kluger, Mazda CX9, Mitsubishi Outlander and Kia Sorento which are hugely popular, yet bucking the t
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Conclusion Who’s The Winner?
WITHOUT wishing to detract in any way from the deserved victory of the Ford Ranger XLT Bi-Turbo, it’s a damning indictment on the dual-cab segment that the oldest model tested is the clear winner. This is to take nothing away from the Ranger, which w
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Drive 4 Life Tours Iconic Bush Pubs For Charity
THE 2021 Drive 4 Life 4x4 tour will again seek to travel to some of the Outback’s most iconic hotels – from Broken Hill to Silverton via the Flinders Ranges, Marree, Mungerannie, Birdsville, Innamincka, Cameron Corner, Tibooburra and Milparinka. The
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Footloose
AS I write this I’m about to head out to our vast western desert country. It seems I won’t be alone going by the interest on TV and social media – this year is going to be a busy one in outback Australia, in fact right across the continent from Sydne
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Nissan Navara St-x
PERFORMANCE: 6.5/10 255/60R18 108H Toyo Open Country 0-100km/h: 11.32sec 60-100km/h: 6.4sec 100-0km/h: 41.39m (dry) 100-0km/h: 55.68m (wet) IF WE weren’t timing this, the new Nissan Navara ST-X would’ve fared much better. It feels punchy; the 2.3-lit
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Mitsubishi Triton Gls
PERFORMANCE: 5.5/10 265/60R18 110H Dunlop Grandtrek 0-100km/h: 11.36sec 60-100km/h: 6.0sec 100-0km/h: 38.95m (dry) 100-0km/h: 62.76m (wet) THE Mitsubishi Triton displays why it was important to average the wet braking, as on its first run a particula
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Toyota Hilux Sr5
PERFORMANCE: 7.5/10 265/60R18 110H Bridgestone Dueler H/T 684 0-100km/h: 11.1sec 60-100km/h: 6.0sec 100-0km/h: 39.3m (dry) 100-0km/h: 52.66m (wet) THE Toyota Hilux’s upgraded engine serves it well. The 2.8-litre four-cylinder diesel now produces 150k
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Wandering Aus
THE tail end of our summer this year was spent discovering South Australia’s gorgeous Eyre Peninsula. Spanning from Spencer Gulf in the east to the Great Australian Bight in the west, with the Gawler Ranges forming the northern border, make for prett
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Tech Torque
IF YOU have been paying attention, and I’m sure some of you do, you would have seen a report that Toyota Australia’s sales and marketing supremo Sean Hanley has issued a word of caution regarding the push for the faster take-up of electric vehicles.
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D-max Looking Razr Sharp
LET’S be honest, the factory tyres on 4X4 Australia’s D-MAX were never going to stay on for long. They just aren’t up to the task for what we have been and will continue to put this vehicle through. Not to mention, as you would have seen in the last
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First Blood
DATE ACQUIRED: DEC 2020 PRICE: $4500 KM SINCE LAST UPDATE: 2000 AV FUEL: 20L/100KM G’DAY everyone, my name’s Kian Heagney. I’m the newest addition to the 4x4 Shed and the first thing you should know about me is this – I know pretty much nothing about
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THE Verdict
THESE two wagons are very similar in size and specification on paper, so it might look like the Pajero Sport Exceed would be the better buy due to its lower driveaway price. But a decision shouldn’t be based on price alone and for our money we’d find
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The Wheel Deal
THINGS are really progressing with our D-MAX build, despite a slow start due to the lack of stock worldwide and the fact this is still a relatively new model. One item we had no issues in tracking down was this set of awesome Fuel Anza wheels from ou
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Remote Access
WHILE many Cape York travellers rely on GPS for directions, it’s best and more accurate to plan long trips by studying proper maps of the region. The Hema Cape York Atlas & Guide book – or the Hema Cape York map – are both ideal. If you have one and
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TOYOTA FORTUNER Crusade
LIKE the Pajero Sport, the Toyota Fortuner was first released in Australia in 2015 and received its mid-life refresh in 2020. This came in September with the introduction of the heavily revised 2.8L diesel engine that was introduced across the Hilux,
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Gwm Ute Cannon-l
PERFORMANCE: 5.0/10 265/60R18 Cooper Discoverer HTS 0-100km/h: 11.38sec 60-100km/h: 6.7sec 100-0km/h: 43.37m (dry) 100-0km/h: 58.65m (wet) AT risk of stating the obvious, the GWM Ute feels like a big vehicle propelled by a small motor. Which is exact
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7 Slot Muscle
BACK in the day, and we are talking about the ’60s, Detroit was churning out high-output big-displacement V8s like burgers from a McDonalds’ drive-through. But the energy crisis of the ’70s gave pause, and the added burden of the 1980s’ emissions req
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Ssangyong Musso Ultimate Xlv
PERFORMANCE: 5.0/10 255/60R18 108H Nexen Npriz RH7 0-100km/h: 11.46sec 60-100km/h: 6.7sec 100-0km/h: 41.51m (dry) 100-0km/h: 56.78m (wet) THE long-wheelbase XLV version of the SsangYong Musso is b-i-g. Its size means plenty of weight, which the other
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2022 Ford Ranger Raptor
LAST week Ford Australia released news of its Ranger Raptor X, which brings a range of styling tweaks to the top-of-the-range Raptor model to see it through to what we expect will be the end of the PX2 model at the end of 2021. But what of the next R
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Ford Ranger Xlt
PERFORMANCE: 7.5/10 265/65R17 112T Dunlop Grandtrek 0-100km/h: 8.93sec 60-100km/h: 5.0sec 100-0km/h: 42.06m (dry) 100-0km/h: 63.68m (wet) THE Ford Ranger XLT is definitely the sprinting star of our assembled group. Its engine may offer just two litre
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Quick Drawer
LET’S face it, camping in its very essence isn’t overly complicated; hell, you could go light a campfire and fall asleep next to a tree and you’d be camping. Tins of spam to eat, water from the creek drained through your sock, and the softest rock yo
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Gear
The SACHS MAX range of heavy-duty shock absorbers has expanded, with new fitments now suitable for the Volkswagen Amarok, Ford Ranger and Everest, Mazda BT-50, Isuzu MU-X, and Holden Colorado and Trailblazer – as well as the Toyota Rav 4 and Hyundai
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