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Pickup Trucks Comparison

It's fair to say that most of the modern pickup trucks are capable cargo carriers that perform with versatility and provide remarkable interior comfort.

This section compares how different makes and models of pickup trucks meet the grade for specifications, pricing, and for tax efficiency in the United Kingdom.

Reasons for Buying a New Pick-Up Truck

So, you're thinking about buying a vehicle that's capable of performing several different tasks?

Well, besides being a comfortable people carrier, a new light-duty truck could also:

Pro Tip: The main section contains information about pickups available for purchase in the United Kingdom, and the difference between double cab and crew cab trucks.

Best Selling Pickup Truck 2023

Toyota Hilux

These legendary vehicles have been tackling the toughest of terrains imaginable since the first-generation RN10 short-wheelbase Toyotas hit the roads in 1968.

More than half a century later, the new Hilux pickup trucks are still delivering exceptional performance with an amazing towing Capacity of up to 3.5 tonnes (4WD model*).

Hilux Active Specifications

  • Toyota Hilux Pickup Active 2 Door Single Cab2 Door Single Cab (Optional 4 Door Extra Cab and 4 Door Double Cab)
  • Engine: 2.4 Diesel
  • Manual | All wheel Drive (AWD)
  • Fuel Economy: 28.5 - 29.7 mpg
  • WLTP CO2: 249 - 259 g/km
  • Price (from): £27,185.00 (Excl. VAT on commercial vehicles)

Pro Tip: Another section contains more information about the Toyota Hilux pickup models and why they have become so popular in the United Kingdom.

Ford Ranger

Three factors that earn the merits for Europe's best selling pickup have to be the outstanding load-carrying capacity, incredible towing capabilities, and an impressive agility for off-road driving experiences.

Ford Ranger Single Cab Specifications

  • For Ranger Pickup Single Cab 20232 Door Single Cab (Optional 4 Door Double Cab)
  • Engine: 2.0L TD Ecolube 170PS 6-speed manual
  • Drive Type: 4 WHL R/H Part time Drive
  • Maximum Power: 127 kW/170 PS
  • Fuel Consumption Combined Overall: 33.6 mpg*
  • Torque: 405 newton-metres (Nm)
  • Seats: Two (2)
  • Loadspace Length: 2,332 millimetres
  • Price (from): £28,275 (Excl. VAT on commercial vehicles)

The manufacturers say the all-new Ranger model is the most capable and impressive so far. Plus, a lack of rear seating results in an extended load bed for the Single Cab version.

But, the best value for money Ford Ranger pickup models could be Double Cab with CVOTR prices starting from £29,800 (Excl. VAT) in the United Kingdom.

Ford Ranger Chassis Cab

Ford Ranger Raptor

Ford F-150® Lightning®

Volkswagen Amarok

It's quite clear that the focus of attention for the new Amarok pick-up by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is an abundance of modern technology and redesigned styling.

Volkswagen Amarok Life Specifications

  • Volkswagen Amarok Life Interior Specifications and PriceAlloy wheels "Combra" 7.5 x 17
  • Infotainment system with 25.6-cm (10.1-inch) colour touch screen
  • Air conditioning system with manual control
  • Rear view camera
  • Exterior mirrors, power-adjustable, heated and power-folding, with surround lighting
  • LED headlamps
  • Trailer hitch preparation
  • Price (from): £42,099 (Incl. VAT)

So, what is it that defines the new Volkswagen Amarok pick-up? Well, apart from the powerful contours, it also has a wider wheelbase for improved off-road capability and an emphasis in the stance compared with its predecessor.

Isuzu D-Max

Many experts still say that this Japanese automaker is recognised as the pick-up professionals since they manufactured the Isuzu Faster (KB20 / 25 series) back in 1972.

Put another way, the three cab variants of the new-look Isuzu D-Max Utility range is certainly capable of doing everything you need... and a little more on top.

D-Max Utility Single Cab Specifications

  • Isuzu D-Max Utility Single and Double Cab Specifications 2023Engine Type: RZ4E
  • 16 inch steel wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Arrangement Cylinders: 4, In line
  • Engine Capacity (cm3): 1898
  • Idle Speed: 750+/- 25
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (litres): 76
  • Tailgate damper (Double Cab models)*
  • Commercial Vehicle On The Road Price (from): £24,999 (Plus current rate of VAT)

Pro Tip: Another section contains more data about Isuzu engine specifications and lineup - especially the 4JJ1-TCS diesel engine.

SsangYong Musso

The South Korean automaker SsangYong has been making intermediate SUVs (midsize) since 1993. They first started releasing the SsangYong Musso pickup truck in 2002.

SSangYong Musso Specifications (manual)

  • SSangYong Musso Pickup Truck 2023Drivetrain: Part time 4WD
  • Engine capacity (cc): 2.157
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Emission standard: Euro VI
  • Transmission: 6 speed manual
  • Top speed: 116 mph
  • CVOTR (from): £25,840 (ex. VAT)

The 4x4 pick-up segment in the United Kingdom has no shortage of tough competitors. Nonetheless, this hard working truck is good value for money. The new Musso pickup truck is bolder and it has a distinctive chrome grille.

SsangYong Musso LWB

Top Second Hand Pickups

Mitsubishi L200 Series 6

Even though the Mitsubishi 4x4 SUVs are the mainstay of the company, the L200 pickup truck has been a long time favourite for several decades in Britain.

The Japanese automobile manufacturer operates from their headquarters in Minato, Tokyo. They say the current L200 Series 6 is as close to the perfect pickup truck as they can build.

We agree that the superior 4WD system makes it easy to drive and park. But the advanced safety features and interior infotainment options are major factors that help to distance these second hand pickup trucks from the competition.

Nissan Navara

Another section contains a list of cars named after places around the world. But, they named the Nissan Navara after "Navarre", a landlocked region in northern Spain.

Despite the well documented problem they have with oxidation (rust), the D40 Nissan Navara is one of the cheapest pickups for sale UK-wide.

Mercedes X-Class

They sold it from 2017 to 2020, but the outdated Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup suffered - not least from its association with the Nissan Navara.

Nonetheless, if you're driving a second hand V6, you'll already know that it's fast! Plus, you may also know that the downside of its superb handling is a stiff ride.

Pro Tip: Another section spotlights the unique selling points of Mercedes vans, including the Sprinter, Vito, and the Citan Panel Van.

Isuzu D-Max (1st Generation)

The manufacturers sold these popular working vehicles in a range of trim levels. But, the first generation D-Max all share several key attributes, including reliability, a tough suspension, and unmistakable towing capabilities.

Fiat Fullback

The Italian automobile manufacturer produced the Fiat Fullback pickup between 2016 and 2019. Yet, you may not be aware that the mechanics are identical to the Mitsubishi Triton L200 (fifth generation).

So, even though you get the same capabilities, there are some differences in specification levels (e.g. the Fiat Fullback Cross 4X4 off roader).

Note: Are you looking for a 4x4 off road for sale in the United Kingdom? Check out the second hand 2019 Fiat Fullback 2.4TD Cross available in our used cars section.

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