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TOYOTA HIACE Used Car Review

This Japanese mid-sized light commercial vehicle, which dates back to the late 1960s, remains a favourite with Australian businesses. The latest, fifth-generation model has been around since 2005, so is getting on a bit though was given safety and fuel economy improvements across 2015 and 2016. The latter included the addition of a diesel particulate filter. The Toyota HiAce features a cab-over-engine van design that is rare these days and is available as a regular cargo-focused van, a Crew variant that carries extra people, or even a 12- or 14-seater minibus.

Pros

Cons

  • Excellent forward vision
  • Strong reputation for dependability
  • Highly manoeuvrable with tight turning circle
  • Vast, versatile load space - especially long-wheelbase models
  • Dated cabin design short on features and storage
  • Short on vehicle refinement
  • Awkward access to cabin
  • Four-star crash rating falls short of five-star maximum
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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2013 Toyota Hiace Commuter Welcab ULTRA LOW KM

  • 8344 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Auto

Welcome to Auto Japan - The only car yard you need to visit. 2013 Toyota Hiace Commuter Welcab ULTRA LOW 8,3xx Km's and in spectacular condition! Rear mounted wheel chair lift, remote operated, quick and easy. Fits two wheelchairs. Electric sliding door with step Automatic. Fresh Japanese import, in stock now! We are a local, family owned and operated business, selling quality, accident free, LOCAL & IMPORTED vehicles, matched by our friendly, and professional customer service. We have been

$44,999
Kenwick, WA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2017 Toyota 4WD Commuter SLWB, just 35,000 kms since new. 2.7ltr, auto, Full-Time 4x4

  • 35649 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Auto
  • 4

DEPOSIT RECEIVED FROM MASAAKI, CONSIDER SOLD. This is a NEAR-NEW Toyota 4WD Commuter "Grand Cabin". Automatic, 2.7 litre petrol (wide body 4wd ONLY comes in petrol). 9 seater bus. We can comply it as a 2 seater, 4 seater, 9 seater, whatever you like. NEAR NEW condition, just 35 thousand kms. Made in November 2017 PRICE IS $49990 INCLUDING COMPLIANCE, SERVICE, ROADWORTHY AND REGISTRATION 6 MONTHS NSW. Please get in contact if you would like to buy this bus. We would order it

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$49,990
Yorklea, NSW

Dealer used
5 hours ago

Commuter Bus DSL A/T GL (White Only)

  • 19460 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Auto

Commuter Bus DSL A/T GL (White Only)

$70,990
Balcatta, WA

Dealer used
17 hours ago

2006 WIDE-BODY 4WD Hiace!!!! LWB mid roof Full-Time 4x4 Toyota Hiace, 10 seater or ideal campervan!

  • 215466 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Auto
  • 4

DEPOSIT RECEIVED FROM JASON. CONSIDER SOLD Rare model, this WIDE BODY LWB Hiace. Rare because it's the same width as a COMMUTER or SLWB, but only as long as a regular LWB Hiace. 180 mm wider than a standard "tradies" Hiace you see your plumber and electrician driving around but 550mm shorter than the big "maxi-taxi" commuters you see.. Also inbetween roof height. Not a LOW roof, not a HIGH roof, but inbetween... This probalby has about 1450 mm headroom compared to 130

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$24,990
Yorklea, NSW

Dealer used
19 hours ago

2011 Toyota HiAce TRH219 MY11 UPGRADE 2011 4WD GL WIdebody 4WD Silver Automatic Widebody 10 seater

  • 145527 km
  • Other
  • Auto
  • 4

4WD WIdebody Hiace in immaculate condition inside and out. This is 14 cm wider than a standard LWB Aussie Hiace and its 4WD! The roof is 6 cm Higher - so there is a huge amount of space inside this unique Hiace. 2 inches of extra ground clearance on this 4WD model. The 4WD system is excellent off-road - for light beachwork or offorad driving. Add a rear difflock and you can tackle even soft sand or mud. This one comes with 10 seats and is a top of the range GL model - so it is very nice inside

$36,888Drive Away^
West Ryde, NSW

Dealer used
19/01/2022

2015 Toyota HiAce TRH223R MY15 Commuter Silver 6 Speed Automatic Bus

  • 179447 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

WHEEL CHAIR LIFT! TOP CONDITION! DRIVES EXCELLENT! TOYOTA HIACE SPECIALIST - UP TO 100 VEHICLES AVAILABLE! CONTACT US TODAY!

$38,990
Five Dock, NSW

Dealer used
19/01/2022

2014 Toyota Hiace SLWB Commuter 4x4, Full-Time 4WD version, 2.7 ltr, 10 seat auto, low low kms!!

  • 96457 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Auto
  • 4

DEPOSIT RECEIVED FROM REBECCA, CONSIDER SOLD Here's a nice LATE series, FULL-TIME 4WD (import from Japan), SLWB Commuter called a "grand cabin" in Japan. this is the 4WD version that Toyota Australia never imported... We bring these in from Japan as used vehicles. Would make a great 10 seat 4WD bus for someone, or we can strip the rear seats and comply/register it as a 2 or 4 seater campervan. Coming in OCTOBER or NOVEMBER (it's August already....) We will hold this unit fo

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$42,990
Yorklea, NSW

Dealer used
15/01/2022

2007 Toyota HIGH ROOF Hiace, LWB, AUTO, in REMARKABLE condition!! Make ideal camper!

  • 181930 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Auto
  • 4

Beautiful SILVER Toyota Hiace HIGH-ROOF van. Like a small COMMUTER really... So it's LWB lenght, but with the COMMUTER style roof. We import these from JAPAN, this one in particular looks like it's been LOVED and CARED FOR it's whole life. Beautiful silver with lots of nice chrome features, door handles, mirrors, headlight surrounds etc.. Would make a GREAT wheelchair van for somebody or a GREAT campervan We can strip it out if you don't need the disability lift and the rear seats. We ca

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$23,990
Yorklea, NSW

Dealer used
14/01/2022

2016 Toyota HiAce DX 4WD 10 seats PETROL Silver Automatic Van

  • 110682 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Auto

Deposit taken from Matthew in Byron Bay 4WD WIdebody Luxury Hiace DX model - This is a specail 4WD Hiace because it is in superb condition inside and out. She's aunique Off-Road Hiace with a constant 4WD system similar to a Kluger or RAV4. This wide-body / Mid Roof version has 30% more space inside and only measured 2.05m high - so she fits in most underground parking and shopping centre / garages etc. This Hiace is ideal for off-road tracks or light beach work and can be upgraded wih a Rear

$38,888Drive Away^
West Ryde, NSW

Dealer used
11/01/2022

Toyota Hiace Turbo Diesel Automatic DX GL package

  • 192000 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

🟢🟢AVAILABLE🟢🟢 JUST ARRIVED FROM JAPAN. PRICE INCLUDES 6 MONTHS REGO. MORE PHOTOS COMING SOON. Ever popular 2011 Toyota Hiace Automatic 3.0L D4D Diesel. DX GL package so has colour coded bumpers, Chrome Trim, nicer dash surround and Windows all round (great for visibility). Has a few extras including dark tints, Clarion Bluetooth head unit, Reverse Camera & Genuine Toyota rubber mats. Great workhorse with a few minor paint blemishes. Priced to sell. We also import petrol models, 4x4 Commu

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$21,800
Wetherill Park, NSW

Dealer used
24/12/2021

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Overview of the Toyota Hiace

Overview of the Toyota Hiace

This Japanese mid-sized light commercial vehicle, which dates back to the late 1960s, remains a favourite with Australian businesses.

The latest, fifth-generation model has been around since 2005, so is getting on a bit though was given safety and fuel economy improvements across 2015 and 2016. The latter included the addition of a diesel particulate filter.

The Toyota HiAce features a cab-over-engine van design that is rare these days and is available as a regular cargo-focused van, a Crew variant that carries extra people, or even a 12- or 14-seater minibus.

TOYOTA HIACE GENERATIONS (SINCE 2005)

2005-present

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

2.7L 4-cylinder petrol: 9.8 to 11.3 litres per 100km

3.0L 4-cylinder turbo diesel: 8.1 to 9.2 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO TOYOTA HIACE

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: TOYOTA HIACE (2005 ONWARDS)

The HiAce bucked Toyota tradition a little by actually suffering a few design-induced faults.

The most serious ones were all to do with the turbo diesel engine, while the petrol-powered version seems to be much less trouble. By no means a widespread problem, there have been enough piston failures in turbo diesel HiAces to call it a trend.

Those in the trade suspect that it's a piston design problem, but there's also a reasonable rate of injector failures with this engine that could be a contributing factor.

The advice from some workshops is that the injectors should be changed every 100,000km as a precaution.

The life of the fuel injectors will be shortened by a HIAce that is used for heavy towing. But a vehicle that has been filled with dirty fuel can also be a problem as the contaminants won't be tolerated by the small tolerances inherent in the injector design.