The Merceces-Benz X-Class is protected by a three-year/unlimited-mileage warranty with service intervals for the pick-up set at one year/18,000 miles.
Fuel economy was better than we expected and was not far short of the 35.8mpg combined figure.
It’s good to see that a full-size spare wheel is included and that support is provided through a dealer network dedicated to commercial vehicles.
X250 d 4Matic Power double-cab auto 4x4 pick-up
Price (ex VAT) £34,100
Price range (ex VAT) £27,310-£34,100
Gross payload 1,066kg
Load length 1,587mm
Load width (min/max) 1,215/1,560mm
Load bay height 474mm
Loading height 854mm
Gross vehicle weight 3,300kg
Braked trailer towing weight 3,500kg
Residual value 24.7%*
Cost per mile 62.4p
Engine size/power 2,298cc, 190hp @ 3,750rpm
Torque 450Nm @ 1,500-2,500rpm
Gearbox 7-spd auto
Fuel economy 35.8mpg (combined)
Fuel tank 73 litres
Warranty 3yrs/unltd miles
Service intervals 1yr/18,000mls
Insurance group 33
Price as tested £40,962
* after 4yrs/80,000mls; source: KwikCarcost
Comand Online £2,225
Sliding load area cover £1,477
Style Package £1,345
Parking Package inc. 360° camera £915
Winter Package £340
Black roof liner £215
Load liner £215
Electric components for trailer socket £130
The Final Verdict
Overall Rating 74/100
Price (ex VAT) £18,445-£28,595
Gross payload 1,059-1,307kg
Engines 130hp, 160hp 2.2 diesel, 200hp 3.2 diesel
Verdict: Choose a Ranger and the last thing you’ll complain about is a lack of choice. The line-up includes a 4x2 and a 4x4 along with a variety of cabs and trim levels. It rides and handles well, and is supported by a near ubiquitous dealer network. We like the 3.2 model, but would opt for the 160hp 2.2 variant if spending our own money.
Price (ex VAT) £19,010-£27,810
Gross payload 1,045-1,085kg
Engines 151hp, 178hp 2.4 diesel
Verdict: Also sold by Fiat Professional under the Fullback banner, and with a well-established pedigree, the Mitsubishi L200 remains a safe and sensible choice. This pick-up is undoubtedly competent in off-road conditions, but might benefit from a few revisions to ensure that it continues to keep pace with rival vehicles.
Price (ex VAT) £24,510-£33,650
Gross payload 1070-1146 kg
Engines 163hp, 204hp, 224hp 3.0 diesel
Verdict: Add the most powerful version of the V6 3.0-litre and the eight-speed automatic gearbox together and you have got a quality combination that’s near impossible to beat. Like the Mercedes Benz X-Class, however, the Volkswagen Amarok pick-up
comes with a rather hefty price tag. You should go for the 163hp engine if cost is a key concern.