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Best all-round pick-up

Isuzu D-Max
Price: From £18,749 CVOTR for 4×4 double cab
Engine: 2.5L twin turbo diesel
Ground clearance: Up to 235mm
Insurance group: 8A to 10A
Towing capacity: up to 3.5 tonnes
Combined fuel economy: 38.7mpg
Load capacity: Up to 1,085kg
Warranty: 3 years/60,000 miles
Would suit: Drivers who want a multi-award-winning pick-up with class leading fuel economy and towing capacity. Named ‘Pick-Up of the Year’ for two consecutive years by leading light-commercial-vehicle experts.
Website: VansA2Z.com

Best Value Pick-Up

Great Wall Steed (updated for 2015)
Price: From £14,998 CVOTR for 4×4 double cab
Engine: 2.0L turbo diesel
Ground clearance: 194mm
Insurance group: 8A
Towing capacity: 2.5 tonnes
Combined fuel economy: 34mpg
Load capacity: 1,050kg
Warranty: 6 years/125,000 miles
Would suit: Drivers who are price conscious – not only is the Steed the best value double cab pick-up on sale in the UK – it sits in the lowest insurance group and offers by far the most generous warranty.
Website: www.greatwallmotor.co.uk

Best pick-up for quality

Mitsubishi L200
Price: From £16,499 CVOTR for 4×4 double cab
Engine: 2.5L diesel
Ground clearance: Up to 205mm
Insurance group: 8E – 10E
Towing capacity: Up to 3 tonnes
Combined fuel economy: up to 37.7mpg
Load capacity: Up to 1,060kg
Warranty: 5 years/125,000 miles
Would suit: The L200 should stand up to rough use thanks to its sturdy construction, and Mitsubishi has a good record in used car reliability surveys.
Website: www.mitsubishi-cars.co.uk

BEST FOR ROAD PRESENCE

Ford Ranger
Price: From £19,178 CVOTR for 4×4 double cab
Engine: 2.2L diesel
Ground clearance: 229mm
Insurance group: 9E upwards
Towing capacity: Up to 3.5 tonnes
Combined fuel economy: Up to 37.2mpg
Load capacity: Up to 1,195kg
Warranty: 3 year/60,000 miles
Would suit: Drivers who a large pick-up. The Ranger measures a whopping 5,359mm in length compared to the relatively compact Great Wall Steed, which measures 5,040mm.
Website: www.ford.co.uk

BEST FOR GROUND CLEARANCE

Toyota Hilux
Price: From £18,925 CVOTR 4×4 double cab
Engine: 2.5 and 3.0L turbo diesel
Ground clearance: Up to 217mm
Insurance group: 10A to 13D
Towing capacity: Up to 2.8 tonnes
Combined fuel economy: Up to 38.7mpg
Load capacity: Up to 1,060kg
Warranty: 3 year/60,000 miles
Would suit: Those who want to drive off-road a lot.
Website: www.toyota.co.uk

BEST FOR CARRYING HEAVY LOADS

Nissan Navara
Price: From £21,995 CVOTR 4×4 double cab
Engine: 2.5-3.0L diesel
Ground clearance: Up to 228mm
Insurance group: 9E to 11E
Towing capacity: Up to 3 tonnes
Combined fuel economy: Up to 34.5mpg
Load capacity: Up to 1,250kg
Warranty: 3 year/60,000 miles
Would suit: Owners that want a tough vehicle to carry heavy loads.
Website: www.nissan.co.uk

BEST FOR SAFETY

VW Amarok
Price: From £20,925 CVOTR 4×4 double cab
Engine: 2.0L turbo diesel
Ground clearance: 265mm
Insurance group: 9E
Towing capacity: Up to 3 tonnes
Combined fuel economy: 36.2mpg
Load capacity: 1,062kg
Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage then 3rd year up to 100,000 miles
Would suit: Those who are safety conscious. The Amarok comes with lots of safety features as standard.
Website: www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk

BEST ALL-ROUND SUV

Subaru Forester (updated for 2015)
Price: From £25,495 OTR 4×4
Engine: 2.0L petrol or diesel
Ground clearance: 220mm
Insurance group: 23E to 34E
Towing capacity: Up to 2 tonnes
Combined fuel economy: Up to 47.9mpg
Load capacity: 1,050kg
Warranty: 5 years/100,000 miles
Would suit: Drivers who want an iconic, award-winning SUV – the Forester won 4×4 Magazine’s Pick-Up of the Year in 2014.
Website: www.subaru.co.uk

BEST MONEY SAVING SUV

Dacia Duster
Price: From £11,495 OTR 4×4
Engine: 1.5L diesel
Ground clearance: 210mm
Insurance group: 5E to 10A
Towing capacity: 1.5 tonnes
Combined fuel economy: Up to 53.3mpg
Load capacity: Up to 458kg
Warranty: 3 year/60,000 miles
Would suit: Drivers with a limited budget. Described by BBC’s Top Gear as “the bargain of the decade.”
Website: www.dacia.co.uk

MOST LUXURIOUS SUV

Volvo XC90
Price: From £45,750 OTR 4×4
Engine: 2.0L twin-turbo diesel
Ground clearance: 238mm
Insurance group: Not yet allocated
Towing capacity: Up to 2.7 tonnes
Combined fuel economy: Up to 48.7mpg
Load capacity: N/A
Warranty: 3 years/60,000 miles
Would suit: Those that want a feature-packed, luxurious SUV.
Website: www.volvocars.com

BEST FOR SPACE

Land Rover Discovery
Price: From £41,595 OTR 4×4
Engine: 2.7-3.0L diesel
Ground clearance: Up to 310mm
Insurance group: 41-43
Towing capacity: 3.5 tonnes
Combined fuel economy: Up to 35.3mpg
Load capacity: N/A
Warranty: 3 years
Would suit: Those that want a SUV to pack in the whole family.
Website: www.landrover.com

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