After 8 days of testing, we finally have a winner in our inaugural CarExpert Ute of the Year awards!
Ford Ranger vs Nissan Navara Comparison
How they stack...
- Cyber Orange looks tough
- Clever rear racking system is genuinely useful
- Meaningful suspension upgrades for a reasonable price
- Interior upgrades are limited
- 2.0-litre power only
- Suspension upgrades come at a cost in town
- Super aggressive look and design
- Turns plenty of heads
- Australian engineered
- Front seats a little firm
- More torque would be nice
- Tough competition
|Apple CarPlay and Android Auto|
|Wireless phone charger|
|Rear air vents|
|Adaptive cruise control|
|Autonomous emergency braking|
- Prestige Paint (+$700)
- Premium Paint (+$650)
Ford is giving its gen-two Ranger and Ranger Raptor a handful of colours including some brilliant bright colours for the alter, including one exclusive to the flagship ute.
However, if you like 50 shades of grey – or, in this case, three – you’ll still have some options that’ll suit.
The colour palette comprises the following:
- Absolute Black
- Arctic White
- Blue Lightning
- Meteor Grey
- Sedona Orange
- Luxe Yellow (Wildtrak only)
- Code Orange (Raptor only)
- Conquer Grey (Raptor only)
The 2023 Nissan Navara range is available in the following exterior paint colours, depending on the variant.
- Black Star
- Brilliant Silver
- Forged Copper
- Twilight Grey
- White Pearl
- Solid White
- Burning Red
- Stealth Grey
Every colour apart from Black Star and Solid White costs an additional $650.
The Ford Ranger Wildtrak X has touched down to fill yet another niche in the booming dual-cab ute space in Australia.
Want a Nissan Navara, and don't want to settle for second best? The Nissan Navara Warrior is a truck that's not out of place in the city.
|TURBO CDI, BI TURBO CDI, TWIN TURBO DIR F/INJ||TWIN TURBO CDI, TURBO CDI|
|1996 - 2990||2298|
|DIESEL TURBO 4, DIESEL TURBO V6, BI TURBO DIESEL 4, DIESEL TWIN TURBO 4, TWIN TURBO V6||DIESEL TWIN TURBO 4, DIESEL TURBO 4|
|DUAL OVERHEAD CAM, VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM||DUAL OVERHEAD CAM|
|Valves/Ports per Cylinder|
|125kW - 292kW||120kW - 140kW|
|3250 - 5650||3750|
|405Nm - 600Nm||403Nm - 450Nm|
|15.8 - 16.3||15.4|