If you buying one in preparation for the coming floods, stock out of the gate the best in the new Ranger, can wade pretty deep I had my fathers' one up to the grille, bow wave was on the bonnet (alternator is at the top, has extended diff breathers in the engine bay etc.)
For comfort, hard to beat the Hilux, even the manuals are comfortable (light clutch) and doesn't wear you out on highway drives. This my cause some stir and ah might geh cuss but the most bullet proof one I came across was the older BT-50, maybe we got a gem but it is now doing 300K and no issues and this does a lot of valencia forest runs, getting stuck, pulling out equipment and revving the nuts off it. Got a ride in the new D-Max 4x2 low one and it seems pretty nice, engine had good power. Partner bought the Amarok about a year ago and he already wants to sell it, I dunno if that's cause the van is poop or if it's a reliability thing.