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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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Need to sell... 2018 Toyota hilux SR 4X4

  • 125000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

$56000 ONO Reasonable offers considered 2018 SR Hilux 4x4 dual cab. 125000 kms, A great bus but no longer needed as I have a work ute. roughly $15,000 accessories on it including remap, 3 inch exhaust, TJM black stainless steel snorkel, rhino racks throughout, central locking fibreglass canopy, rival bull bar and bash plate, roadvision 42 inch light bar, tow ball. DPF has been fully upgraded from Toyota. There is an extended 10 year warranty provided the vehicle is service through Toyota Austr

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$56,000NegotiableWas $58,000
Launceston, TAS

19/01/2022

FOR SALE 2010 TOYOTA HILUX SR 3.0D4D EXELLENT CONDITION!

  • 260000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

For sale 2010 Toyota hilux sr td 3.0 dual cab 4x4 in exellent condition with extras. Vehicle is immaculate for its age! exterior and interior has been very well looked after and will not disappoint. Dual cab Manual Turbo diesel 260,000 ks Extras include Dual battery system with RED ARC smart charge relay wired to tub for fridge has 2 12v sockets, usb port 2 Anderson plugs and analogue charge meter with new ac delcore heavy duty batteries main and reserve. 2inch old man emu suspension /lift

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$25,600NegotiableWas $26,500
Legana, TAS

18/01/2022

2018 Toyota Hilux dual cab 4x4 ute

  • 82000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

The ute: Toyota Hilux N80 Dec 2018 facelift SR auto 2.8 d4d with 81,000 klms Redarc tow pro elite adjustable trailer brake and tag towbar. UHF with bonnet mounted whip. Off-road animal bar with kings winch and integrated stedi spotlight. Safari armax snorkel 3 inch stainless dpf back exhaust Phat bars rock sliders Tuff 4x4 wheels with nitto grappler 265/70/R17 with good tread (note these do slightly rub on inside on full lock as the vehicle is standard height) San hima adjustable tow mirrors *u

$55,000Was $62,000
Hope Island, QLD

30/12/2021

2016 Toyota Hilux Sr (4x4) 6 Sp Manual Dual C/chas

  • 140000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Great condition just recently serviced, just had new battery fitted with two year warranty, lockable canopy and side boxes, roof bars and roof tray, solar rigged up to spots and can run Engle, roo light bar on the front, 18 inch wheels with mickey Thompson tyres, with a bit left in them, air suspensions raise it the ride night up or down using a air compressor. It has towing assist fitted. Bodywork is in great condition, The truck will be professionally valeted before pick up Location Alkimo

$39Was $42,000
Alkimos, WA

05/12/2021

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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.