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Best Value Utes 2015

07 Oct 2015 Car Advice

Best Value Utes 2015

Mitsubishi Triton is still the value pick.

These are the utes that should cost you the least to own over three years. This has been calculated by Wheels using fuel economy, maintenance and insurance costs, and the sum you can expect to lose in depreciation. Cars also get points for the length of their warranties. To read about the brains behind the formula, please click here to visit Wheels.

1. Mitsubishi Triton GLX


Value has long been a Triton trademark, and the Mitsubishi workhorse is more appealing than before thanks to a rebody earlier this year that brought an improved version of the 430Nm 2.4-litre turbo-diesel, a nicer interior and more standard equipment. At $36,990, it costs nearly $9K less than the second-placed Ranger and undercuts the Amarok by $10K, so the Triton loses fewer dollars to depreciation, while offering a longer five-year warranty and uses a bit less fuel.

2. Ford Ranger XLSundefined3. Mazda BT-50 XTundefined

Dual-cab 4x4 utes Mitsubishi Triton GLX 2.4DT man Ford Ranger XLS 2.2DT man Mazda BT-50 XT 3.2DT man
Purchase Price $36,990 $45,590 $44,240
Combined cycle fuel (L/100km) 7.2 8.1 8.9
Fuel RON (min. rec.) D D D
Three-year fuel cost $4352 $4895 $5379
Redbook resale (%) 58.3 65.6 64.6
Three-year depreciation $15,425 $15,683 $15,661
AAMI insurance premium $1041 $1171 $1141
Service interval (months) 12 12 12
Warranty (years) 5 3 3