Most Reliable Used 4x4 Utes in Australia


4x4 Utes are the staple of the Australian Motor Industry! No matter where you go, there is a very high chance you will see one, you probably already know someone who has one, there is no hiding their popularity.

With continued new car delays, used 4x4s have become a hot commodity for Australian car buyers. But with nearly every manufacturer having their own 4x4 model, how do would you know what's the most reliable used 4x4?

Shop for Cars has put together a list of the 5 most reliable used 4x4s in Australia.

Let’s get into it.

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1. Toyota Hilux

If you’re looking for a used 4X4 it’s hard to go past the Toyota Hilux. Like all Toyota models, you know what you are getting. The Toyota Hilux offers Australians the best of both worlds – Power and Space.

The Toyota Hilux comes with a 2.8 Litre Turbo diesel engine, Automatic dual cab, power steering, alloy wheels, power windows & mirrors, keyless entry & drive, cruise control, dual airbags, ABS, front & rear parking distance control, multi-function control screen, front & rear camera, mobile phone connectivity, satellite navigation, leather upholstery and heated seats.

It comes as no surprise why the Toyota Hilux has been Australia’s most popular vehicle for 6 straight years. The Toyota Hilux is a proven reliable 4x4 option and will not let you down on any occasion!

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2. Isuzu D-Max

A fast-growing 4x4 alternative is the Isuzu D-Max. The D-Max has been found to be one of the best used 4x4 Utes in the market. In the past year the Isuzu has skyrocketed to 5th position on the Australia’s most popular vehicle list and that’s saying something. The reason being, it’s a safe, comfortable, and reliable vehicle.

The Isuzu D-Max Ute comes with a 3.0 litre Turbo Diesel engine, Automatic 4x4 dual cab climate control, power steering, windows, and mirrors, cruise control, dual airbags, ABS, keyless entry & drive, fog lights, front & rear parking distance control, leather upholstery, tub liner, multi-function control screen, satellite navigation, reversing camera, and alloy wheels.

What makes the D-Max so appealing to many Australians is you can often pick them up for a lot cheaper than the Toyota Hilux or Ford Ranger.

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3. Mitsubishi Triton

Arguably Mitsubishi’s best vehicle! The Mitsubishi Triton is an immaculate used 4x4 option for all Australian Motorists. In 2021, Mitsubishi seen a huge spike in interest for the Triton due to it’s strong torque, safety features and most importantly reliability.

The Mitsubishi Triton comes with a 2.4L Turbo Diesel Engine, alloy wheels, central locking, fog lights, side steps, hard lid, sport bar, tinted windows, reverse camera, cruise control, touch screen audio, cd radio, Bluetooth connectivity, multi-function steering wheel, and dual climate control.

Like the D-Max, motorists can find some great deals on Mitsubishi Tritons. The average used price of a Mitsubishi Triton starts from $25,000.

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4. Ford Ranger

How can you go past Australia’s second most popular vehicle? The Ford Ranger is one of the best used 4x4 options available in the market.

The Ford Ranger comes with 3.2 litre Turbo Diesel engine, Automatic 4x4 dual cab with canopy option, fog lights, power steering, windows, and mirrors, central locking, cruise control, dual airbag package, ABS, tub liner, Parking sensors, reverse cameras, multi-function steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, and alloy wheels.

Such is the demand for used Ford Rangers, some experts are predicting the Ranger will finally dethrone the Hilux as Australia’s Most Popular Vehicle in 2022.

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5. Holden Colorado

The Holden Colorado has been a staple in the Australian 4x4 fleet for years. For a long time, Holden dominated the Australian automotive market, largely due to it’s reputation of making by having a strong and reliable vehicles. One of their models that exceeded reliability expectations is the Holden Colorado.

The Holden Colorado comes with a 2.8Ltr Turbo Diesel engine, 6 speed 4x4 dual cab power steering, windows, and mirrors, central locking, cruise control, dual airbag package, ABS, multi-function steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, side steps, and alloy wheels.

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Final Word,

There are some amazing used 4x4 models available to Australian motorists. The 5 Utes mentioned above are proven reliable 4x4 options and will not let you down in any occasion.

Before you decide to purchase a used 4x4, it is highly recommended that you conduct all the appropriate research and checks. Consult with all parties and test drive the vehicle. Driving style differ from person to person so you want to make sure you are 100% confident.

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