I would like to buy something more touring-oriented than my Pickenflick, capable of going on a year-long tour in South America including dirt roads - I would prefer MTB drivetrain rather than road groupset for this need, so I don't fancy bikes like Marin Four Corners. Apart from touring I would like to run it for dirt road commuting and having fun on local backroads and dirt roads.
My main contenders are Fuji Touring Disc (830 GBP, max 2.1'' tyre, bottle cage mounts on fork), Genesis Vagabond (915 GBP, max 2,1'' tyre, only rack mount on fork, tricky to fit mudguards) or Kona Sutra (1200 GBP, max 2,2-2,3'' tyre, triple cage mounts, possibility to run 27.5x2,6'').
Sutra is my dream, but the price difference is very big, Touring has the best components and Vagabond doesn't have fork mounts and components are worse generally, I would for sure have to get another wheelset and consider swapping the crank, of Fuji I only don't know rims quality, but LX hubs should be more than capable for touring.
Geometry doesn't seem to be very differen, BB drop and slightly different fork rake/trail seem to be the main difference: https://geometrygeeks.bike/compare/fuji-touring-2018-xl-58cm,genesis-vagabond-2019-l,kona-sutra-2019-56/
What would you consider the best for me? Is there anything particular in Vagabond that makes it worth spending more than for Fuji?