OzRoamer 2016 7 Seat 4WD $60,000 – $80,000 Award

7 seat 4wd $60000 - $80000 600There has been an explosion in the 7 seat genuine 4WD market segment over the last few years. Previously the domain of the Prado and Pajero with Landcruiser and Challenger thrown in. Now it seems that if a manufacturer has a Ute they are basing a 7 seater on that Ute.

The $60,000 – $80,000 segment is starting to get expensive and buyers want the best of both worlds. Family capability, luxury SUV like characteristics and genuine 4WD ability.
This year we have a previous winner in the Toyota Fortuner Crusade along with another multiple winner in the Pajero Exceed. The Pajero is really starting to show its age but remains strongly competitive.

Along side these we have the Landcruiser Prado GXL which is probably the best value for money in the Prado range and Fords aspiring Everest Trend based on the successful Ranger Ute.

These four vehicles stand out from the competition and are the contenders .

Remember we aren’t swayed by other publications or manufacturers in our decision and you may be surprised that our winner is different to other recent announcements.


About Rob Fraser 948 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, many years ago. He has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive.