A tradesman aka tradies line of work mostly requires them to move from one point to another hence why they heavily depend on their vehicles to get the job done successfully. Now because of how much a vehicle is essential for their job, it’s important to select a car that easily does the job without constantly breaking down or stalling on them. Not only do they need reliable cars but also those that are cost effective.
The advantage of having a reliable vehcile is that you won’t have to turn down jobs because you are unsure whether your car will make the distance while carrying all your supplies. So just like how hardworking you are, your machine has to be hardworking as well. Also, if you invest in a good work vehicle, it could also double up as a personal car plus if its a double cabin it can easily fit the rest of your family. With that being said, let’s have a look at some of the best cars for tradies that will get you anywhere.
Ford Ranger XLS
The Ford Ranger has become one of the most popular utes in the market and is loved by most tradies. The XLS model in particular has been a long time favorite as it is built to perform on the job site perfectly without a fuss. The car is tough and classy and can be used as a tradesman’s workhorse, tow vehicle or as a family car. The XLS has some of the best features both for work purposes and safety as well hence it caters for a wide range of duties.
The dual cab has a 3.2 liter diesel engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission. It has a maximum towing capacity of 3500 kg. Some of the safety features the ute has include lane keeping aid, traffic sign recognition and autonomous emergency braking. The Ford Ranger XLS also has hill descent control, Bluetooth system and 800mm water wading. This ute is definitely best for tough work days and family adventures.
Compared to most tradie vehicles, the Renault Trafic is much more affordable and it is also popularly seen around because of its practicality and drivability. This trader car is available in one color (glacier white) consisting of a 1.6 liter turbo diesel engine, six speed manual transmission, solid sliding door, 16 inch steel wheels and it can seat three people, the driver’s seat being separate having various adjustments like an adjustable steering wheel.
This van also has Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control with speed limiter, air conditioning and hill start assist. It’s important to note that the vehicle lacks a full size spare tire and in its place is an inflation kit which may come in handy if the puncture is small enough for the sticky goop to seal the damage. Though this would not be effective if your car is heavily loaded. Lastly, the van doesn’t have rear parking sensors and a reversing camera.
The Isuzu D-max is popular with private buyers and it works perfect for those in need of a vehicle with the highest levels of durability. This ute was designed to withstand the harshest conditions while still maintaining comfort and safety. Some of the key features this ute has include 3.0L turbo diesel engine which offers fuel efficiency due to low friction, fuel injection optimization, and a large front mounted intercooler.
The D-Max has a 3.5 tonne pulling power hence has been built to tow anything without much struggle. The rear differential lock makes it possible for you to drive on slippery or uneven surfaces giving you the extra traction and control needed to keep your car moving. Other features include hill start assist, autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, auto headlights, driver attention assist and much more.
Mitsubishi Triton are the perfect cars for tradies who handle smaller/lighter jobs. The ute is cost friendly and perfect for tradies who cover jobs around the city. The triton double cabs combines toughness with bold contemporary styling, latest technology and comfort. It is also relatively light on fuel and strong on safety. This ute has a 3.1 tonne towing capacity and a 6 speed transmission manual and automatic. When it comes to safety, the vehicle has an emergency stop signal function, active stability control and anti-lock braking system. Last but not least, the car has a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, keyless entry and adjustable speed limiter.
The Toyota Hilux is another favorite for many Australian tradies. It is also the best selling ute for several years and was even ranked Australia’s best selling vehicle at one point. The Hilux is perfect for towing and off-roading as well.