Which pick-up is currently the best, taking into account their different specifications?

Volkswagen Amarok, Nissan Navara, Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi L200, Toyota Hilux or Isuzu D-Max. Which car is the best according to price and performance? Please give me advice for buying one of these trucks. I am very confused for the criteria on these vehicles because they have different price options and different attributes.

Asked on 8 April 2012 by AS, via email

Answered by Honest John
The Ranger is currently the best pick-up. The 150PS 2.2 chain cam diesel is really all you need. But for serious towing, serious off-roading, or long distance driving, go for the 200PS 3.2. Second best, the new Isuzu D-Max for its amiable engines and transmission. The 2.0-litre belt cam engine in the Amarok is just not enough for a serious pick-up. Ranger test and video here: www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/ford/ford-ranger-2.../.
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