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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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2017 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab Blue 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 57732 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

2017 AZURE BLUE PEARL SR5 DUAL CAB 4X4 HILUX AUTOMATIC. Super low 57k's, IMMACULATE CONDITION! 1 Private owner from new with full service history. Extras include Colour coded hardlid, Nudge bar, Led light bar, Ute liner, Sports bar, factory floor mats, reverse camera, Satellite Navigation, Tow bar. Nice looking car! Free transport Australia wide if financed through our dealership. Located in Winnellie, just 10 minutes drive from Darwin’s CBD we are a family owned and operated dealership, esta

$59,999
Winnellie, NT

Dealer used
12 hours ago

2017 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab Blue 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 107032 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS and ready to serve your every motoring need!! Our showrooms and vehicles are cleaned and sanitized daily. Obligation free trade appraisals and finance quotes are available over the phone! We can even bring the vehicle to your home or work for an inspection or send you a comprehensive video of the many features of the car. BUYING A VEHICLE HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY! ENQUIRE NOW!!

$49,990
Hamilton East, NSW

Dealer used
04/07/2022

2017 Toyota Hilux GUN123R SR Electric Blue 5 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 165650 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Second Owner Late MODEL Hilux SR 2.8 Litre Turbo Diesel Single-Cab Electric Blue Ute fitted with an Extra Width and Length at 2.6 metre Heavy Duty Dutch Engineering Quality Aluminium Tray with Drop Sides, Builders Ladder Racks Load Rated to 300kg, Front Bull Bar with Builders Ladder Rack to carry over 6 metre lengths, Underneath Tray Trundle Draw, Large Lockable Quality Tool Box. It's Set up for Tier 1 Construction Sites with an Amber Flashing Light, Reversing Squawker and UHF Radio. It's the

$29,988
Homebush West, NSW

Dealer used
04/07/2022

2017 Toyota Hilux Sr5 (4x4) 6 Sp Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 149000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Great Ute, had it for 3 years only selling due to getting a company car.

$46,000
Crystal Brook, SA

03/07/2022

2017 SR5 Toyota Hilux.

  • 55000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Toyota Hilux SR5 with only 55,000kms with Plenty of aftermarket extras and is t Unfortunately change of career has forced me to sell my pride and joy. • Rhino roof rack. •Phat bars winged rock sliders. •Phat bars diff drop kit. •2.5inch Remote res Dobinson lift kit. •Reverse camera •Stedi Rear light bar for reversing. • Stedi Roof mount light bar. •.GME UHF radio. •Wetsuit seat covers Probably more I have forgotten.

$59,500
Engadine, NSW

01/07/2022

My18 Toyota Hilux Workmate 5 Sp Manual C/chas

  • 70300 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.7L

Selling as is contact me by text Give me your best offer

$30,000
Blacktown, NSW

24/06/2022

Toyota Hilux sr5 bp51 ssm gvm upgrade arb extras.

  • 47000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

My2018 hilux sr5 has low 47k kms, arb summit rear bar side steps brush bars and bull bar, arb classic plus canopy central locking on rear window alloy roof rack with alloy mesh floor. Arb long range fuel tank. Second stage manufacture gvm upgrade legal in all states with bp51 shocks !!. Black duck seat covers since new. Full service history one owner no finance. may trade on kenworth 404 or similar otherwise no swaps or trade.

$65,000
Penola, SA

23/02/2022

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

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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.