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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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Top2019 Toyota Hilux GUN126R MY19 SR (4x4) Silver 6 Speed Manual Double Cab Pick Up

  • 69326 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

STUNNING SR HILUX DUAL CAB! Privately owned with service history, 4x4 turbo diesel, LOADED WITH QUALITY EXTRAS! ARB colour coded bull bar, quality ARB Ascent canopy, Safari snorkel, RHINO rack roof platform, rear storage drawers, tow bar, REDARC electric brakes, upgraded bilstein suspension with lift, black steel rims with quality TOYO open country tyres, AND MORE! Spotless condition inside and out, ready for touring, DONT MISS OUT!

$64,977
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
19 hours ago

Top2016 Toyota Hilux GUN125R Workmate (4x4) White 6 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 134597 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

This 4x4 Workmate is ready for whatever you throw at it. It comes with its service log book, 3 keys with central locking, a bull bar, mobile phone connectivity, cruise control, air conditioning, power windows and more.

$41,980
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
28/11/2021

Top2010 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY11 Upgrade SR5 (4x4) Silver 4 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Pick-up

  • 267472 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2010 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY11 Upgrade SR5 (4x4) Silver 4 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Pick-up

$25,999
Hoppers Crossing, VIC

Dealer used
24 hours ago

Top2016 Toyota Hilux GUN136R SR Double Cab 4x2 Hi-Rider Grey 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 245706 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

WE ARE OPEN AND TRADING AS USUAL! WE ARE ABLE TO ASSIST YOU IN BUYING THIS VEHICLE ONLINE AND INSTORE!! WE CAN COMPLETE A CONTACTLESS TRANSACTION INLINE WITH THE COVID SAFE REGULATIONS. Our vehicles are independently tested by Redbook Inspect and a comprehensive report is available. ### LOWEST PRICE 2015 -2017 4X2 AUTO IN AUSTRALIA ### * Ex Local Council Vehicle * 6 Speed Auto RWD * Side Steps * Hardlid * Rear Camera * Tubliner Super Value for Money *Completely contactless transactions

$31,975
Officer, VIC

Dealer used
5 hours ago

Top2009 Toyota Hilux KUN26R 09 Upgrade SR5 (4x4) Charcoal 4 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Pick-up

  • 431979 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2009 Toyota Hilux SR5 –REDUCED PRICE $19,990 Rarest of the RARE – Finally an affordable Toyota Hilux – 4x4 Dual Cab SR5 Turbo Diesel Auto – 1 Owner – Service History – Country Kms Check out our website for more all our latest Stock EASY FINANCE AVAILABLE & TRADE IN'S WELCOME @ RICHMOND VALLEY MOTORS> 55 March Street RICHMOND @ FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS @ INSPECTION REPORT Provided @ 3 YEARS WARRANTY AVAILABLE @ We have many more VANS to choose from

$19,990
Richmond, NSW

Dealer used
28/11/2021

Top2018 Toyota Hilux SR5 (4x4) AUTO TURBO DIESEL $44990 OR FINANCE FROM $111PW

  • 179000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2018 SR5 HILUX GEM ! 4X4 AUTO TURBO DIESEL DUALCAB FULL SERVICE HISTORY / MECH A1 NEW WHEEL PACKAGE LOOKS AND DRIVES FANTASTIC $44990 OR FINANCE FROM $111PW EASY TERMS FINANCE FROM $65PW EASY TERMS ON A WIDE RANGE OF OUR VEHICLES HERE AT STYLISH RIDES WE ARE YOUR ONE STOP SHOW FOR ALL YOUR VEHICLE AND FINANCE NEEDS ! WITH OVER 140 CARS TO CHOOSE FROM AND AN EXPERIENCED FINANCE TEAM ONSITE STYLISH RIDES WILL MAKE YOUR PURCHASING A NEW VEHICLE EASY AS A B C Www.stylishrides.com.au CALL

$44,990
Slacks Creek, QLD

Dealer used
19/11/2021

2020 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 27072 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2020 TOYOTA HILUX SR5 TURBO DIESEL AUTOMATIC * LIFT KIT * FUEL ALLOY WHEELS WITH A/T TYRES * LEATHER INTERIOR * PRIVATE PREVIOUS OWNER * ON DEMAND 4X4 * ECONOMICAL TURBO DIESEL * SMOOTH AUTOMATIC * VERY NEAT AND TIDY All our pre-owned vehicles come with a 3 year Extended Warranty*, National Roadside Assist** & a 100 Point Safety Inspection. (*Please ask for a full copy of our terms and conditions upon enquiry of this vehicle.) We have easy finance options available and will p

$72,999
Morley, WA

Dealer used
11 minutes ago

2009 Toyota Hilux KUN26R 09 Upgrade SR5 (4x4) 4 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Pick-up

  • 195076 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

WE ARE A LARGE FAMILY OWNED NEW AND USED, MULTI FRANCHISE DEALER THAT SPECIALIZES IN LATE MODEL, WELL MAINTAINED PRE-OWNED VEHICLES. ALL VEHICLES UNDERGO A STRICT USED VEHICLE SAFETY CHECK BY ONE OF OUR QUALIFIED TECHNICIANS FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND. WHY RISK BUYING FROM A WHOLESALER OR PRIVATE?

$33,990
Mandurah, WA

Dealer used
21 minutes ago

2018 Toyota Hilux GUN136R SR Double Cab 4x2 Hi-Rider White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 102837 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

AMAZING CONDITION DUAL CAB HI-RIDER HILUX, AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY AND FEATURING HARD TONNEAU COVER, TUB LINER, SIDE STEPS, TOUCH SCREEN AUDIO, REVERSING CAMERA, CRUISE CONTROL AND FULL BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY... FANTASTIC VALUE!!!

$36,980Drive Away^
Acacia Ridge, QLD

Dealer used
21 minutes ago

2015 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 (4x4) Grey 6 Speed Manual Dual Cab Utility

  • 118722 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

What a rig!! This truck is awesome! Lift kit, upgraded wheels with brand new tyres, low kms with log books, the best colour, priced to sell immediately and will not last!!

$49,988
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
31 minutes ago

2003 Toyota Hilux LN147R White 5 Speed Manual Dual Cab Pick-up

  • 261673 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2003 Toyota Hilux 4x2 Dual Cab Trayback Ute, 3.0 Diesel, 5spd manual, Log Books, Towbar, Roof Racks, Light Bar, Bullbar, Snorkel, Under Tray Tool Boxes, This Ute would be a great work horse ! Statewide Auto Group - The best Used Car showroom in Australia. We have a wide variety of used vehicles available for sale in Capalaba & Brisbane QLD. Buy used cars at affordable prices and excellent condition. Our friendly staff are ready to take your call right now... Fast and Easy Onsite Finance with

$10,990
Capalaba, QLD

Dealer used
31 minutes ago

2015 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR White 6 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 97705 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

******THIS VEHICLE WILL SELL FAST******* ****** WORK SHOP APPROVED******* *******BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED******** This 2015 plate Hilux SR 4x4 SCC has just listed and will not disappoint upon any inspection. Finished in stunning glacier with black interior this powerful yet economical 2.8 litre manual engine will see you and the family enjoying years of motoring pleasure. Fitted with heavy duty steel tray, towbar, steel bull bar side rails and step package This vehicle represent

$43,888
Para Hills West, SA

Dealer used
41 minutes ago

2014 Toyota Hilux SR5 4x4

  • 153000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

Toyota Hilux SR5 Dual Cab in excellent condition, selling because we no longer need a 4x4 or utility. Open to reasonable offers, see extended Details below. 3.0L Turbo Diesel - Cold airconditioning - 6 Speed Automatic - 5 Seater 4X4 - 153'000km - 17" alloy wheels - BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A 265/70R17 Tyres 2x 7" Titan Series LED Spotlights - Dual Battery with Redarc BCDC1240D battery charger - 2x External 12V DC Outlet - Galvanized steel tray with drop sides - Snorkel -

$40,000Negotiable
Rochedale South, QLD

53 minutes ago

2016 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR (4x4) White 6 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Chassis

  • 88959 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

WHITE AUTO AIR CONDITIONING BLUE TOOTH CRUISE CONTROL REVERSING CAMERA SIDE STEPS ALLOY TRAY WITH TOOL BOXES TRUNDLE TRAY SADDLE BAG N WATER TANK REAR LADDER RACK TOW BAR EX-GOVT ONLY 89000 KLMS COMPLETE LOG BOOK HISTORY EXCELLENT CONDITION 2016 TOYOTA HILUX SR DUAL CAB 2.8L TURBO DIESEL 4X4 CAB CHASSIS READY FOR WORK 1ST TO SEE WILL BUY WONT LAST ONLY $49990 A FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED BUSINESS IN THE INDUSTRY FOR OVER 50 YEARS. CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ONLY 15 MINUTES FROM SYDNEY AIRPORT AND CLO

$49,990
Padstow, NSW

Dealer used
56 minutes ago

2008 Toyota Hilux KUN26R 08 Upgrade SR (4x4) White 5 Speed Manual Dual Cab Pick-up

  • 290633 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2008 Toyota Hilux KUN26R 08 Upgrade SR (4x4) White 5 Speed Manual Dual Cab Pick-up

$19,999
Hoppers Crossing, VIC

Dealer used
2 hours ago

Toyota hilux kun26 4x4 dualcab

  • 300 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

Up for sale or maybe swap or part trade is my 2008 hilux dual cab 3 litre turbo diesel 300kms 5 speed manual Timing belt done Near new clutch with a new rear main seal at the same time , Near new dobson 2inch lift and suspension all round , Near new Mickey Thompson tyres on 18 inch sr5 wheels , Near new JVC touch screen stereo with reverse camera and blootooth , UHF Black duck seat covers front and back , Large alloy tray 1.8m x 1.8m with ladder racks and the rear one is quick release removable

$25,000
Caboolture, QLD

2 hours ago

2020 Toyota Hilux GUN126R MY19 Upgrade SR (4x4) Grey 6 Speed Automatic Double Cab Chassis

  • 6936 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Take immediate delivery, do not wait 6 months!! Presents in New condition!! Balance of new car warranty until April 2025 2020 Toyota Hilux GUN126R MY19 UP SR 4x4 dual cab ** 6-speed automatic transmission ** Powerful 130Kw 2.8L turbo diesel, 450nm of torque ** Aftermarket/factory options; - 17-inch steel wheels - Meaty Dunlop H/T tyres - Drop side alloy tray - Factory rear diff locks - Tinted windows Important info; - Spare key - 3200 Kg towing capacity - Economical 8.5L/1

$62,990
Woodridge, QLD

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2013 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY12 SR (4x4) White 5 Speed Manual Dual Cab Pick-up

  • 320700 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

This Toyota Hilux SR 4WD Dual Cab utility is a must see,One owner from new with good service history and a credit to its previous owner,powered by the very popular 3.0 litre Turbo Diesel D4D motor,5 speed manual transmission,air-conditioning,power windows,cruise control,cloth trim,drives excellent,Quality 4WD Dual cab utilities in this condition are most sought after and this ones a beauty,Any inspection welcome ,great buying at only $19988. A comprehensive mechanical report can be supplied at

$19,988
Gilles Plains, SA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2008 Toyota Hilux SR (4x4) TURBO DIESEL TRAYBACK

  • 213349 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

JUST ARRIVED TURBO DIESEL 4WD 6 MONTHS REGO PENSIONER FINANCE SOLE PARENT FINANCE YES WE WILL TRADE IN YES WE DO FINANCE WE ARE HERE TO MOOOOOOOOVE YOUR DOLLAR FURTHER!!!! OUR LOW OVERHEADS = LOW PRICES! THE SAVINGS ARE GREAT! We are the KING OF THE CHEAPIES! Our price range cars and a team easy to deal with will hopefully put the fun back in buying a car for you! With our big buying power and high turn over of cars you save $$$$$$ EASY ONSITE FINANCE! Our finance professionals have over 50

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$22,999Drive Away^
Westcourt, QLD

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2018 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 108287 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

UTE! DIESEL! LEATHER! 4x4! 2018 TOYOTA HILUX SR5 WITH LEATHER - BLACK IN COLOUR - AUTO - BLACK LEATHER TRIM - 5 SEATS - GREAT SERVICE HISTORY - MEDIA SCREEN - BLUETOOTH - CRUISE CONTROL - CAMERA - SENSORS - ALLOY WHEELS - BULLBAR - SAT NAV - CLIMATE CONTROL - TRD RIMS - SPORTS BAR - TOWBAR - FIRST TO SEE WILL BUY WE ARE LOCATED JUST 30 MINUTES FROM THE MELBOURNE CBD IN THE SOUTH EASTERN SUBURBS OF MELBOURNE. DEAL WITH THE BEST! Amazing vehicles PRICED RIG

$59,888Drive Away^
Wantirna, VIC

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2017 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 (4x4) White 6 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 136130 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Wholesale Fleet Vehicles, Confident buying with guaranteed servicing by Fleet and Lease Maintenance Programs, Every vehicle we offer for sale attains a Roadworthy Certificate and is professionally detailed. Our huge dealer showroom with over 120 4X4 4WD UTE and SUV Vehicles will impress. Isuzu D-MAX, Mitsubishi Triton, Holden Colorado, Ford Ranger, Nissan Navara, Ford Everest, Ford Mustang. Finance and warranties available, please inquire for a prompt response from one of our Sales Team.

$49,990
Burleigh Heads, QLD

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2018 Toyota Hilux GUN126R MY19 SR (4x4) White 6 Speed Automatic X Cab Cab Chassis

  • 96104 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Wholesale Fleet Vehicles, Confident buying with guaranteed servicing by Fleet and Lease Maintenance Programs, Every vehicle we offer for sale attains a Roadworthy Certificate and is professionally detailed. Our huge dealer showroom with over 120 4X4 4WD UTE and SUV Vehicles will impress. Isuzu D-MAX, Mitsubishi Triton, Holden Colorado, Ford Ranger, Nissan Navara, Ford Everest, Ford Mustang. Finance and warranties available, please inquire for a prompt response from one of our Sales Team.

$51,990
Burleigh Heads, QLD

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2011 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY11 Upgrade SR (4x4) White 5 Speed Manual X Cab Cab Chassis

  • 254280 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Ready for work! Turbo diesel 4X4 rare spacecab hilux with tool box! Features include Steel bullbar, Steel tray with tool box, Tow bar, Near new Bf Goodrich tyres, Air conditioning, Dual airbags, Bluetooth connectivity and more! Fully workshop tested and approved and priced to sell!

$23,996
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

Toyota hilux sr 2015 extra cab turbo diesel manual 4x4

  • 151000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Toyota hilux sr 2015 model Extra cab 151.000kms Log books service history Safari snorkel Old man emu 2inch lift kit 140litre long range fuel tank Arb bull bar Arb side rails Arb side steps Waun winch 9inch king spot lights Mickey Thompson tyres Tinted windows Bash plates Gme 2 way radio Genuine Toyota steel tray Very clean inside and out LOCATED IN Chipping Norton NSW 2170 AAV WHOLESALERS PTY LTD MD081749 PRICE IS FIRM NO SWAPS FINANCE AVAILABLE We h

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$41,990
Chipping Norton, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2018 Toyota Hilux GUN126R MY19 SR5 (4x4) Silver Sky 6 Speed Automatic Double Cab Pick Up

  • 72576 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

**** STOCK SALE NOW ON **** ** BLACK BUL BAR ** SPOT LIGHTS ** TOW PACK ** FACELIFTED MODEL ** TOP TRADE IN PRICES PAID ** MARKET LEADING FINANCE ** CAR HISTORY REPORT AVAILABLE ** FULLY WORSKSHOP INSPECTED We have been Selling & Servicing vehicles since 1980, owned and backed by one of the worlds largest distributers of TOYOTAS outside of JAPAN. Our Family & Community focused Dealership strive to offer the BEST SERVICE and BEST EXPERIENCE in WA. Located South of Perth CBD with easy access

$55,990
Rockingham, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2011 Toyota Hilux KUN16R MY12 SR 4x2 White 5 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 192318 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2011 TOYOTA HILUX SR TURBO DIESEL 3.0 TRADES UTE * 3.0 TURBO DIESEL * ALLOY TRAY * AIR CONDITIONING * EASY MANUAL * NEAT AND TIDY INSIDE AND OUT All our pre-owned vehicles come with a 3 year Extended Warranty*, National Roadside Assist** & a 100 Point Safety Inspection. (*Please ask for a full copy of our terms and conditions upon enquiry of this vehicle.) We have easy finance options available and will pay top dollar for your trade-in. We are one of Perth?s leading Toyota d

$17,999
Morley, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2014 Toyota Hilux KUN16R MY14 SR Xtra Cab 4x2 White 5 Speed Manual Utility

  • 96330 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Five speed manual 3.0ltr turbo diesel SR 4x4 single cab travelled 96,545 with a good service history and fully workshop tested. Comes wtih bluetooth, reverse camera, tow bar, side steps, GVM upgrade with 315 tonne towing cap, air conditioning, electric windows, alloy tray plus lift kit. Our fixed-price philosophy equals better value for you and provides a simple no-haggle, no-hassle vehicle buying experience. We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans f

$34,988
Kingsley, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2016 Toyota Hilux GUN125R Workmate (4x4) White 6 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 115106 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

This 2018 Toyota Hilux has just come in and is not one to miss. It is ready for all your work needs with its bull bar, reversing camera, air conditioning, power windows, service log book and more. It also comes checked and approved by our workshop for peace of mind. Trade-ins welcome! We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Our vehicles have been independently mechanically inspected and road tested for your pea

$39,980
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2013 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY12 SR5 Double Cab Red 5 Speed Manual Utility

  • 136725 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

IMMACULATE CONDITION FULL SERVICE HISTORY LOW KMS 136,000 KMS 2013 TOYOTA HILUX SR5 4X4 DUAL CAB . May 2022 Rego. Ready for work Load up and go.. . Manual. Side Step . Sat Nav Log books/Full Service history. Power windows. Central locking. Alloy wheels. Trade ins always welcome. Centrally located on Great western HWY Greystanes - call******5000 or visit and test drive today' Finance available Australia wide, interstate transport options available 1-5 years full parts & labour warranty avai

$36,950
Greystanes, NSW

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2016 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 (4x4) White 6 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 113461 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Immaculate example loaded with extras and backed by extensive logbook service history!! 2016 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 4x4 dual cab ** 6-speed automatic transmission ** Powerful 130Kw 2.8L turbo diesel, 450nm of torque ** Aftermarket/factory options; - Colour coded lockable canopy - Factory bull bar with brush rails - Check plate side steps - Rhino Rack roof tray - Redarc trailer brakes - 18 inch alloy wheels - Factory rear diff locks - Solar wired - Satellite Navigation - Re

$52,990
Woodridge, QLD

Dealer used
3 hours ago

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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.