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5 Top Utes for Tradies

Mar 28, 2022 | Insights

Great tradies need a great work vehicle — One that can withstand work and play. We’ve compiled a list of 5 top utes that will fit your hardworking lifestyle and weekend adventures.

Getting to work comfortably, reliably and safely is essential when you are a tradesperson. You want the best when it comes to all of the regulations regarding weight, load, towing capacity and tie-downs. As a tradie, you know the tricks of the trade, and now you can have the perfect vehicle to carry the tools of your trade.

A Commercial Vehicle Loan from Finance One Commercial can help get you the perfect vehicle to handle the hard-yakka that comes with being an Australian work car. Here is a list of great work utes on the market to help you find a car that works just as hard as you do.

Top 5 4×4 utes in Australia

Volkswagen Amarok

Volkswagen Amarok

Getting to work comfortably, reliably and safely is essential when you are a tradesperson. You want the best when it comes to all of the regulations regarding weight, load, towing capacity and tie-downs. As a tradie, you know the tricks of the trade, and now you can have the perfect vehicle to carry the tools of your trade.

A Commercial Vehicle Loan from Finance One Commercial can help get you the perfect vehicle to handle the hard-yakka that comes with being an Australian work car. Here is a list of great work utes on the market to help you find a car that works just as hard as you do.

Mitsubishi Triton

Mitsubishi Triton

The many options among the Triton range mean you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing exactly what you need from a range of dual cab utes. Whether you’re after a value-for-money work ute to double as a family mover or a robust vehicle to handle off-road action, there is a Triton for you.

Manoeuvrability is outstanding with its tight turning circle of 11.8 metres, making it the perfect on and off-site vehicle to negotiate tight spaces. Manoeuvrability is made even easier with its rear parking sensors and reversing camera.

There is a wide range of towing capacities across the different types of Triton. You can find the perfect balance between towing capacity and vehicle payload to suit most towing requirements. So, whether you’re towing the family camper, work machinery or trailer, there’s a Triton to suit your needs.

Toyota Hilux

Toyota Hilux

A classic among tradespeople is the Toyota Hilux. There is a reason this is Australia’s bestselling ute. The vehicle is not only a great tradie car, but also is a common fixture in the agricultural industry due to its versatility and highly regarded reputation.

The Hilux range has a variety of models that start at stripped-back, tough, ready-to-work vehicles, all the way through to shiny luxury models with all the bells and whistles. The range of vehicles includes petrol and turbo-diesel engines as well as rear-wheel and four-wheel drive. If you’re looking for a versatile vehicle to meet a variety of needs, you’ll find it in the Hilux range.

A cabin tech overhaul has seen Apple CarPlay and Android Auto added to the infotainment system to catch up to its competitors. Consistently coming in as Australia’s biggest selling vehicle, there are many people out there who agree it’s one of the best utes.

Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger

The Ford Ranger can carry out a wide range of duties with both 4X2 and 4X4 models. The popular vehicle was also rated five stars in ANCAP safety on all versions of the ute — so the safety features are exceptional. The dual-cab variations of the Ranger boast many features that make it a great alternative to the family SUV that can also “bush bash” with its go-anywhere capabilities — including lockable rear differentials.

The Ranger is a multipurpose car, which can work hard and play harder — perfect for any tradie with an adventurous streak in them. It comes with a fully adjustable steering wheel for comfort, and cruise control with steering wheel-mounted buttons.

The most you can simultaneously carry and tow is 6,000kgs (gross combination mass). The vehicle weight is included in the overall gross combination mass, which makes things tricky if you need to tow a heavy load. Towing at the maximum braked capacity of 3,500kgs with a car that weighs approximately 2,000kgs means that you’ve only got about 500kgs left for you, your tools and your mates. So, keep this in mind if you’re looking for a vehicle for regularly towing a heavy load while also transporting your crew — you may not all fit in the Ranger.

Mazda BT-50

Mazda BT50

The Mazda BT-50 is a common fixture on the worksite. This brute of a vehicle has a slick design and comes at a reasonable price as far as tradie commercial vehicles go.

This vehicle holds its own when it comes to towing at capacity and is impressive for lugging heavy loads up and down hills. The large cubic displacement means you get great control at crawling speed and superior engine braking.

Your mates might have a hard time riding with you, as the head clearance in the back is quite low. Short trips with a crew are comfortable, though.

The BT-50 is a robust and sturdy workhorse suitable for a range of activities.

Isuzu D-MAX

You might have noticed this ended up being the top six utes, but we couldn’t leave out the Isuzu D-MAX! This vehicle has proved to be a favourtie ute among people looking for a tough commercial ute with all the comfort features you need, including leather interior and an infotainment system to keep everyone entertained and connected.

The D-MAX is broken up into the SX and LS range, with an X-Terrain model for those looking to go off-road. Choose from a Crew Cab, Single Cab or Space Cab.

If the 3.0 litre turbo-diesel engine doesn’t entice you, the option to add a turbocharger to some models is available. With a 3.5 tonne towing capacity, you can feel confident towing what you need to tow. 

We are sure you’ll find the perfect work car among this list. Don’t just take our word for it, though — get out there and go for a test drive!

If you’re ready to turn heads on the road and the worksite while making day to day tradie life easier, Finance One Commercial may have the perfect finance option to help get you into your new set of wheels. Call our friendly team today to discuss your options!

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Makala Elliott

Makala is the Marketing Manager at Finance One. She has worked in the Finance and Lending industry for over 10 years, gathering a wealth of experience. She is passionate about helping Australians get back on track with their finances by passing on her knowledge.

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