Top Picks: Most Fuel Efficient Work Utes

Top Picks: Most Fuel Efficient Work Utes

When it comes down to it, most tradies would rather be spending their dosh on new specs for their ute, not sinking it into its fuel tank. But unfortunately, if you didn’t choose wisely when purchasing your first work ute, you’ll be spending more time at the pump than a tanker truck.

So how do you avoid this debacle when it’s time for a trade in or an upgrade, and steer clear of looking like a bloody galah whenever you hand over your monstrous collection of fuel receipts come tax time? By being informed. Now don’t start groaning about having to do your research like you’re back at school, prepping for a report. Because we’ve done it for you! Here are the most fuel-efficient work utes on the market right now. You’re welcome.

Volkswagen Amarok

The Volkswagen Amarok V6 is hailed for its superb engine and fantastic fuel efficiency. It has a 3.0L turbo-diesel engine with a stop-start function and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Volkswagen claim that it will consume an average of 7.8L/100km. Its highway performance is also outstanding, so if you’re pounding the pavement on long-haul trips between cities, she’s a winner.

Ford Ranger

As Australia’s top-selling 4×4 in 2017, the Ford Ranger is a firm favourite amongst tradies. The dual cab models are especially popular for both private and work use. However, snubbing the single cab is a grave mistake as these are the most fuel efficient! The Ford Ranger XL single cab chassis 4×2 has a fuel tank capacity of 80L, with a claimed fuel consumption of 6.5L/100km.

Mitsubishi Triton

The Mitsubishi Triton is certainly a rising star amongst city-friendly work utes. It enjoys stellar safety features and is easier to handle in the telltale stop-start traffic conditions of congested cities. The Triton Exceed model comes with a 75L tank and is stated to consume 7.6L/100KM. The Triton is a very affordable work ute; even more so in the long term with superior fuel efficiency.

Isuzu D-Max

The Isuzu D-Max definitely isn’t the newest kid on the block, but there’s a damn good reason it’s stuck around for this long. Put simply; it’s reliable and sturdy. The SX single cab chassis covers all the basics and is excellent value for money for a hardy Aussie battler of a ute. It has a 76L fuel tank and is approximated to use 7.2L/100KM. It’s got a big tray for tradies with a tonne of gear and now has a 3.0L turbocharged engine, for all you rev heads out there.

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