Once pick-up trucks were seen as mere workhorses. But as times have moved on and people's needs have diversified, they have evolved into lifestyle vehicles, just like regular cars. The practicality and versatility of a pickup truck is undeniable. Of the many advantages, what people like most is the practicality that a pick-up truck brings. For example, it can easily fit items that would not fit in a car. It can also travel steadily on gravel paths without tarmac.
So, on the one hand, many car manufacturers have seized on the opportunity presented by this demand and are heavily promoting the versatility of the pick-up truck: it can be used for life as well as a work vehicle. Such publicity is certainly attractive. On the other hand, some brands have worked to make their products more attractive in terms of style and functionality. If you don't know anything in particular about pick-ups and don't mind their size, then you have plenty of choice on the market. So next I will brief you on some of the big names in pick-up trucks and compare their product specifications. Hopefully these will help you to make your decision.
To ensure that the comparison is valid, we have selected the best products from each brand, listing the top spec variants of each model. In the Toyota lineup we have chosen the famous, top range Hilux, while representing Suzuki is the D-Max 3.0 X-Terrain. Other models from Japanese brands include the Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 Athlete and the Nissan Navara 2.5 Pro-4X, the latter being the latest addition to the market. So there are four models in total.
The Toyota Hilux Revo Smart Cab uses a 2.8-litre unit that produces 204 PS (201 hp) and 500 Nm of torque, although all four models have different engine specifications. Below the 200 ps (197 hp) mark, the D-Max X-Terrain's 3.0-litre and the Navara Pro-4X's 2.5-litre both produce 190 PS (187 hp) and 450 Nm, although the latter won't appear on Nissan models until later. the Triton Athlete displaces even less, at 2.4 liters. But the single turbo mill offered a respectable 181 PS (178 hp) and 430 Nm. so although the Triton Athlete was the lightest at 1930 kg, it was also the least powerful. The other 3 models all have more than 2 tons of power.
In terms of drivetrain, the Toyota, Isuzu and Mitsubishi minivans all come with a six-speed automatic transmission, while the Navara adds a seven-speed gearbox. Optional four-wheel drive with rear differential lock is standard on all models, but the Toyota Hilux Revo Smart Cab adds a limited-slip differential to the rear wheels to control power transfer when the rear wheels slip, making for a more stable ride.
All in all, you can choose according to your own need. Hope this article useful for you.