Which is SA’s best double cab bakkie?

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Motor News takes part in a ten-bakkie shootout to find the country’s top leisure load-lugger

05 December 2019 - 05:00Ten bakkies were put through their paces in a series of tests to find SA's best. Picture: ANDREAS EISELEN

Last week the vehicles were put through their paces by the Gerotek vehicle testing facility near Pretoria to evaluate their performance, handling, braking, fuel consumption, loading ability and towing prowess, among other scientifically-tested parameters. “Still, the vehicle buying process remains an emotive one too, and not only about numbers and data. That’s why we included a small panel of expert judges that drove all 10 vehicles over the same routes, and allocated points. This segment counts 20% towards the overall score.”

It was an eclectic mix, from the luxurious Mercedes-Benz X-Class to the more rough-and-ready Mahindra Pik Up and Toyota Land Cruiser. The route included some rough gravel which quickly exposed any chassis or suspension shortcomings, and here it was the Ford Raptor that, to nobody’s great surprise, performed the best with its special rally-bred suspension and high-profile tyres. It comfortably cruised over bumps that had some of the other contenders bucking around like rodeo horses. All ten bakkies made it without complaint through the 4x4 course, but it was the Raptor that did it with the most comfort and ground clearance.


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