The Hyundai Santa Fe is a solidly built family SUV with excellent performance from its turbo-diesel engine. Even with seven seats, it is only practical for a family of five.
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The Holden Colorado is a robust workhorse with a responsive engine and excellent towing abilities. It is not as refined as the ute market leaders.
The Holden Captiva is a family-size SUV that offers a lot of features for the money. It’s got a very poor reputation for reliability and it’s not great to drive.
The Jeep Wrangler is exceptional off the road, and fun for summer roof-down motoring. For the rest of the year, its poor handling and noise will disappoint.
The Mercedes-Benz C200 offers luxury car comfort and technology in a medium-size package. However, they’re becoming fragile and pricey to fix.
The Ford Courier is more focused on being a workhorse than current utes. The engine is prone to overheating.
The Nissan Dualis is a compact SUV that offers excellent manoeuvrability and a zippy engine, which makes it great for the city. The interior feels low quality and standard safety features are basic.
The BMW X5 offers strong engines and excellent handling for a large SUV. Electrical issues and expensive parts can make it costly to run.
The Nissan Bluebird Sylphy offers the interior space of a medium sized car at a small-car price and with small-car running costs.
The Toyota Hilux is a tough-as-nails ute, built for hard work. It can be expensive compared to others but holds its value very well.