Plus, we’re putting the HiLux head-to-head with the… HiLux?
It might not have V6 power, but the Ford Ranger Raptor has held sway over the Mercedes-Benz X350d in our latest poll, winning 55 per cent of the vote.
More than 2000 people got involved in the head-to-head, with the Blue Oval’s narrow victory suggesting pumped-up looks and crazy off-road ability are worth more than a three-pointed star at the top end of the dual-cab ute market. At least, they are on social media…
After all, they make for slightly strange bedfellows, but the Raptor and X350d are priced within touching distance of each other. Where the V6 Mercedes-Benz starts at $73,270 before on-road costs in Progressive guise and runs to $79,415 in Power trim, the Raptor will set you back $74,990 before government charges.
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THIS WEEK’S POLL
In keeping with the dual-cab theme, we’re pitting the Toyota HiLux against… the Toyota HiLux. Do you like the new look?