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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 SR5

  • 160000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Hilux SR5. 160,000 KM Leather seats, front driver and passenger heated. One owner and log books. Electric brakes fitted. Factory extended warranty to 175,000km. Well looked after, never used off road. Only used as family car. Rear left door minor dent, only visible on the right angle. Only selling as we do not require two utilities. Rego till end Dec. Any further questions please message.

$46,000
Stroud, NSW

17/10/2021

Wanted: Wanted Ute

  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

I am looking for a BARGAIN ! do not mind doing repairs to engine or body if needed , just do not have a great deal of money have Mazda forester wagon in good order to part swop trade

$3,000Negotiable
Waterford West, QLD

13/10/2021

Hilux bull bar

  • 69 km
  • Other

Bought this bull bar for a Toyota surf. But the car turned out to be a POS so I have a bar with no car. Still in the rapping from my purchase. Will fit any Hilux Surf or Hilux model pre 2007 as it’s original factory Toyota. Has the indicators fitted which is a couple of hundred bucks saved . A quick buff and it’s a new bull bar.! I paid $1100 plus $250 delivery. Am selling for $1000 ono delivery included, within reason. These original Bull bars are getting harder to find. You know what, this ba

$1,000Negotiable
Burrum Heads, QLD

26/09/2021

2010 Toyota work mate

  • 87000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2010 Toyota work mate very low kilometres manual Aircon CD player Towbar comes with two keys all service history just service Will not be disappointed Great work Ute. Call frank on Any inquiries

$15,500Negotiable
Mickleham, VIC

12/09/2021

2005 Toyota hilux sr5

  • 276000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

Toyota hilux sr5 2005, 280,000km on the engine. No extra mods ever put on the car, mainly used for work haven't been off road for over 2 years. For any other enquires feel free to call or text

$16,000Negotiable
South Granville, NSW

21/06/2021

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.