Top five 4x4 comparisons of 2018

Bigger, more expensive wagons are what our readers liked most in 2018.

Top five 4x4 comparisons of 2018
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YOU clicked and we counted the most viewed 4x4 comparisons of 2018.

With some big players on the 4x4 scene debuting throughout the year – X-Class and Ranger Raptor, to name a few – it was a busy year lining them up against their rivals on off-road dirt.

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The article that drew the most eyeballs was our comparison of the Toyota Land Cruiser Sahara 200 Series, Nissan Y62 Patrol Ti-L and the all-new Land Rover Discovery TD6 HSE. The LC200 Sahara might cost a few pennies more, but is the petrol-powered Patrol or technically sophisticated Disco better value? 

Hot on its heels was our write-up of when the all-new X-Class X250d fronted up to its rivals – Ranger Wildtrak, Hilux Rugged X and Amarok Core Plus – in the Northern Flinders Ranges. After thousands of outback kilometres, which premium dual-cab stood taller than the rest? 

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The thriftier MU-X and Pajero Sport – both wagons built from utes – have found a niche in the booming 4x4 segment and they’re similarly priced, with the Paj Sport marginally undercutting the MU-X. Their head-to-head battle was the third most popular article of the year. 

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It seems people were eager to learn which mid-size Toyota got the nod when we lined the Prado up against the Fortuner. The Fortuner is considerable cheaper, but is the Prado considerably better? 

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It’s no surprise that our SportsCat versus Raptor piece makes this list. The pre-enhanced showroom stunners are the show-stealers in their respective brand’s garages, but which one is more mind-blowing (or mind-boggling)? A fast, dusty, outback road is the terrain of choice. 

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