Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Pick-up list prices only tell you so much, because the majority of them are either leased by businesses or bought outright for cash, with VAT deducted. Focusing on the latter, the X-Class is more expensive than most rivals, including the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and Volkswagen Amarok. The last of those rivals is particularly noteworthy, given that it only comes with a six-cylinder diesel engine.
Most people driving pick-ups run them as company vehicles, and tax is set at a flat rate, so the X-Class will be the same price as any other light commercial vehicle (which includes all of its rivals) in monthly payments. As such, fuel economy will be a bigger concern. Thankfully, according to official fuel economy figures, there's very little between the X-Class and all of the aforementioned rivals.