Bakkie Gravel Braking Test: Toyota Hilux vs Ford Ranger vs GWM Steed6

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In the third installment of our three-way bakkie shootout, we headed back to our massive, secret gravel pit to test arguably the most important aspect of any bakkie’s dynamics: the ability to stop quickly when not on tarmac.

The bakkie is a class of car that arguably spends more time on gravel roads than any other, and with the double cab bakkie only growing heavier and heavier, we wanted to see which of our three bakkies had the best stopping power.

The test was simple, we’d accelerate each bakkie up to 80kph and jump on the brakes. We’d laid cones out in 5 metre gaps, which would help us measure the stopping distance quickly and easily.

I would be driving the Toyota Hilux 3.0 D-4D Legend 45, Dave was in the hefty Ford Ranger Wildtrak and Ash would be piloting the wildcard in the group, the GWM Steed6.

All the results can be found at the end of the video. See what we did there.

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Compare the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and GWM Steed6 here!

Toyota Hilux 3.0 D-4D Double Cab 4x4 Raider Legend 45 Ford Ranger Double Cab Hi-Rider Wildtrack Auto
Price R513 000 R494 900
Engine 3.0 litre 4-cyl turbo diesel 3.2 litre 5-cyl turbo diesel
Power 120 kW 147 kW
Torque 343 Nm 470 Nm
Fuel economy 8.6L/100km 9.1L/100km
0 – 100km/h N/A N/A
Top speed 170kph Not available
 
Toyota Hilux 3.0 D-4D Double Cab 4x4 Raider Legend 45 GWM Steed6 2.0VGT Double Cab Xscape
Price R513 000 R329 900
Engine 3.0 litre turbo diesel 2.0 litre 4-cyl turbo diesel
Power 120 kW 105 kW
Torque 343 Nm 305 Nm
Fuel economy 8.6L/100km 8.8L/100km
0 – 100km/h N/A N/A
Top speed 170kph 150kph

Bakkie Gravel Braking Test: Toyota Hilux vs Ford Ranger vs GWM Steed6

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