Top2016 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR (4x4) White 6 Speed Manual Dual Cab Utility
- 124675 km
- 4 cyl
One owner, not ex rental or mining, manual 4x4 turbo diesel dual cab, factory alloy bull bar and tow bar, workshop approved and priced to sell!
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.
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.
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.