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Toyota HiLux Used Car Review

The Toyota HiLux was the first ute to become Australia's best-selling vehicle (in 2016), maintaining its status in 2017. Since its release in 1968, the HiLux has gone on to forge a reputation for trusted reliability and 'unbreakable' toughness. A performance variant called the TRD (for Toyota Racing Development) and featuring a grunty supercharged V6 engine was introduced in 2008 though this lasted only a year in showrooms. The eighth-generation Toyota HiLux was released in September 2015, retaining its comprehensive line-up of body styles and variants but improving in key areas such as refinement and towing ability.

Pros

Cons

  • Latest model improves off-roading and towing ability
  • Vast range of models, from cab-chassis to dual-cab
  • Latest 2.8L turbo diesel more refined than older 3.0L
  • Renowned for its reliability and durability
  • Missing key safety features prior to 2014 facelift
  • Maximum 5-star crash rating from 2011 onwards only
  • Jiggly and bumpy ride when unladen
  • TRD supercharged model (2008-2009) could be a handful
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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2001 Toyota Hilux Sr5 (4x4) 5 Sp Manual 4x4 Dual Cab P/up

  • 400000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Served me well. selling because I’m upgrading. she’s got a few scratches and she’s definitely been through the bush but never fails to start up and plough through anything

$8,000
Byford, WA

21 hours ago

2002 Toyota Hilux (4x4) 5 Sp Manual 4x4 Dual Cab P/up

  • 280000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Up for sale is my 2002 Toyota hilux Currently just an EOI Looking at getting a bigger body’d car such as an 80 series land cruiser or gu patrol Car has a fresh set of 33 all terrains Has just had an oil and filter change Only has 280,000 on the clock which is amazing for the age. Has a brand new starter motor fitted around 5000k’s ago Brand new brake booster fitted at the same time as the starter motor. Let me know if your interested!

$15,000
Modbury, SA

23/05/2022

2002 Toyota Hilux (4x4) 5 Sp Manual 4x4 Dual Cab P/up

  • 250700 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Selling my hilux as I do t use it for it's intended purpose DUAL CAB 33" mud tyres Brand new head gasket unit Brand new radiator New rear diff New alternator New engine mounts Winch Spotties Light bar UHF Bull bar New roof cage 3m x 3m kings awning with LeD strip brand new 6 months rego Receipts for proof NO SWAPS

$17,500Negotiable
Newcastle, NSW

22/05/2022

1998 Toyota Hilux Sr5 (4x4) 5 Sp Manual 4x4 Dual Cab P/up

  • 390000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Selling my 98’ hilux as I’ve upgraded to a 17’ ranger. Comes with the tub liner and a N80 sports bar that I took off as I planned to put the tool box in the tub. Aftermarket turbo engineered with all the papers and everything. The speakers in this are nuts more than what you’ll need. I do have all the receipts for everything. Probably my favourite Ute and really don’t wanna sell it but I got to many cars. SPEAKERS: Hybrid audio 6.5” speakers- $1000 Kenwood 12inch sub in custom box- $400 Rockfo

$10,500Negotiable
Seven Hills, NSW

17/05/2022

1999 Toyota Hilux Sr5 (4x4) 5 Sp Manual 4x4 Dual Cab P/up

  • 406000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Selling my 1999 Toyota Hilux SR5, 5L diesel manual. 406,000 kms, 4cyl 3ltr Diesel engine, Has a Brand new excedy clutch 3000kms old, Full major service done, GME UHF radio, Off road lights all around the Ute Has rego till 30/09/2022 Price is $11,000 Located in Narre Warren Willing to swap for a Holden Ute or Ford FG ute

$7,500Negotiable
Narre Warren, VIC

15/05/2022

1999 Toyota Hilux Sr5 (4x4) 5 Sp Manual 4x4 Dual Cab P/up

  • 350000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

This is the hilux which the hilux reputation was built, un breakable and this ute is exactly that. I have been the 3rd owner and first since a top end rebuild at around 190k, she hasn’t failed me for a car with 350k on the clock I have recently spent several thousands on this car namely a brand new gear box, as well as all drive gear whilst they where there clutch bearings slave cylinder, also in past 18 months have replaced radiator to a larger more heavy duty as well as sunraisia rims and 31”

$10,500
South West Rocks, NSW

11/05/2022

2000 Toyota Hilux (4x4) 5 Sp Manual 4x4 Dual Cab P/up

  • 223000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

No mechanical issues Rego until September 2022 Very clean truck never let me down

$18,500
North Parramatta, NSW

27/04/2022

1998 Toyota Hilux Sr5 (4x4) 5 Sp Manual 4x4 Dual Cab P/up

  • 353740 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Extractors Towbar 17inch Alloys with mud tyres Centre console cooler/warmer Bluetooth head unit New alternator, clutch, rear main seal and reconditioned gearbox less then 10,000ks ago Tub is abit rough

$11,000Negotiable
Sorell, TAS

19/04/2022

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Overview of the Toyota Hilux

Overview of the Toyota Hilux

The Toyota HiLux was the first ute to become Australia's best-selling vehicle (in 2016), maintaining its status in 2017.

Since its release in 1968, the HiLux has gone on to forge a reputation for trusted reliability and 'unbreakable' toughness. A performance variant called the TRD (for Toyota Racing Development) and featuring a grunty supercharged V6 engine was introduced in 2008 though this lasted only a year in showrooms.

The eighth-generation Toyota HiLux was released in September 2015, retaining its comprehensive line-up of body styles and variants but improving in key areas such as refinement and towing ability.

TOYOTA HILUX GENERATIONS (SINCE 2004)

2004-2015

2015-present

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption (current model)

4.0L V6 petrol (discontinued late 2017): 11.5-12.0 litres per 100km

2.7L 4-cylinder petrol (discontinued): 10.4-11.1 litres per 100km

2.4L 4-cylinder turbo diesel: 7.1-8.5 litres per 100km

2.8L 4-cylinder turbo diesel: 7.3-9.0 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO TOYOTA HILUX

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: TOYOTA HILUX

Huge reputation for reliability hasn't been a fluke, and the latest Toyota HiLux continues that theme.

However, like any modern, common-rail diesel engine, the Toyota's is subject to all the caveats. Those start with fuel-injectors that can fail, comfortably within the first 100,000km. They're expensive to replace, too.

Injectors seem to wear faster with heavy use, so a HiLux that has been used for towing big loads is one to be wary of. A service record is absolutely critical to know that you aren't buying expensive trouble. We'd also be very careful with a HiLux that's been modified for serious off-road work. Not that they won't handle it, but everything wears out faster with harsh use.

Ex-fleet examples have usually been well serviced and don't present too much of a problem, but the one we'd run away from is the ex-mine vehicle. The seller will try to convince you that the vehicle has never been underground (in a mine) but that doesn't matter: The mining industry kills vehicles dead. Best avoided.

And don't pay extra for a car with Bluetooth: Toyota's Bluetooth was rubbish and even the dealers couldn't fix it.