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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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Top2021 Toyota Hilux GUN126R Facelift Rogue (4x4) White 6 Speed Automatic Double Cab Pick Up

  • 11750 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

2021 HILUX ROGUE. Coming in the best colour combination, this has been fitted with an ARB FRONTIER Long Range fuel tank, nudge bar, lightbar and ute liner and is ready for immediate delivery. Loved by its previous owner this would suit a new car buyer. Not to be missed. Fully workshop tested and approved and priced to sell. Finance packages available and trade ins welcome.

$77,965
Jandakot, WA

Dealer used
26/05/2022

Top2017 Toyota Hilux GUN126R MY17 SR5 (4x4) White 6 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 164202 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

ONE OWNER FROM NEW! Superb example with full service history, loaded with extras, finished in the best colour, factory nudge bar, roof racks, tradies racks, tonneau cover, tray liner, all terrain tyres, fully workshop approved, priced to sell immediately and will not last!! Trade-ins welcome! We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Our vehicles have been independently mechanically inspected and road tested

$42,588
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
25/05/2022

Top2005 Toyota Hilux TGN16R MY05 Workmate 4x2 White 5 Speed Manual Utility

  • 302491 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.7L

DUAL CAB HILUX with CANOPY and WELL PRICED. Gutsy yet economical 2.7 MOTOR with a 5 SPEED MANUAL transmission. This makes a perfect work horse with CANOPY and TOWBAR and NUDGE BAR fitted. * 5 SPEED MANUAL * 2.7 PETROL MOTOR * ICY COLD AIRCON * CANOPY * NUDGE BAR * TOWBAR * RADIO CD WITH GREAT SOUND SYSTEM * BLACK STEEL WHEELS * TOYOTA RELIABILITY TEST DRIVE THIS CAR TODAY! This vehicle is FEATURE PACKED, great to drive, PRICED TO SELL immediately so will SELL QUICK! TRADE-INS welcome! EAS

$8,999
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
18 hours ago

Top2017 Toyota Hilux GUN126R MY17 SR5 (4x4) Silver 6 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 205367 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Excellent example loaded with extras and backed by extensive logbook service history!! 2017 Toyota Hilux GUN126R MY17 SR5 4x4 dual cab ** 6-speed automatic transmission ** Powerful 130Kw 2.8L turbo diesel, 450nm of torque ** Aftermarket/factory options; - Factory polished nudge bar - Factory side steps - ARB canopy - Aeroklas tub liner - Rhino Rack roof rack - ARB roof tray - Meaty Goodyear A/T tyres - 18-inch factory alloys - Bonnet protector - Wind deflectors - Satellite n

$44,990
Woodridge, QLD

Dealer used
25/05/2022

Top2020 Toyota Hilux GUN126R Rogue Double Cab Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 24377 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

*NUDGE BAR* LIGHT BAR* SNORKEL* AWNING* ROOF RACKS* FULL SERVICE HISTORY * LEATHER * NEW CAR * WARRANTY * 4WD * TOWBAR* THIS VEHICLE PRESENTS IN FANTASTIC CONDITION AND VIEWING WILL NOT DISAPPOINT JUST PASSED OUR CERTIFIED PRE OWNED MECHANICAL INSPECTION AND SERVICE ( full service history from new ) Short of Time? Buy Online!!! We offer a complete purchase option from the comfort of your home via our easy, stress free online purchasing plan. Our customer experience specialists are ready and

$77,990
Bibra Lake, WA

Dealer used
26/05/2022

Top2017 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 (4x4) White 6 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 56708 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

STUNNING CRYSTAL PEARL 2017 TOYOTA HILUX SR5 TURBO DIESEL AUTOMATIC * NUDGE-BAR * 3D-MATS* ONE* PREVIOUS OWNER * ON DEMAND 4X4 * ECONOMICAL TURBO DIESEL * SMOOTH AUTOMATIC * VERY NEAT AND TIDY.

$54,965
Jandakot, WA

Dealer used
25/05/2022

2017 Toyota Hilux TGN121R Workmate 4x2 White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Cab Chassis

  • 21320 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.7L

Auto Workmate With Only 21320 Kms - Australias best selling ute! Ready for some hard graft and in immaculate condition with features that include : Nudge Bar, SAT NAV, Front power windows, Remote central locking, Driver airbag, Power steering, Cruise, Bluetooth, Traction Control, Passenger airbag, Power door mirrors, Full service history, 2 keys and so much more. Trade-ins are welcome and finance is available at great rates with fast approvals by our friendly team. Be Quick...

$31,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2021 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 11624 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Up market well proven 4x4 dual cab with the powerful 2.8 litre turbo diesel engine, six speed Tiptronic auto, selectable high/low range 4WD, diff lock, SatNav, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, lane departure warning, forward collision mitigation, push button start, Bluetooth, side steps, alloy wheels, nudge bar including LED lightbar, roof racks, sports bar, Flush mount soft tonneau cover, tow bar plus reverse camera and sensors. Low 13,000km, full service history and new car wa

$71,977
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2014 Toyota Hilux TGN16R MY14 Workmate Double Cab 4x2 White 4 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 21184 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.7L

Stunning Example Dual Cab Hilux Automatic With Only 21184 Kms with full service history and 2 keys. Features: Nudge Bar, Colour Coded Canopy, Tow Bar, Bluetooth and so much more. Trade-ins are welcome and finance is available at great rates with fast approvals by our friendly team.

$34,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
9 hours ago

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

  • 105061 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

THIS HILUX PRESENTS IN FANTASTIC CONDITION & HAS BEEN EXTREMELY WELL LOOKED AFTER! LEATHER AUTO 4x4 TURBO DIESEL FULL SERVICE HISTORY 2 x GENUINE KEYS GENUINE NUDGE BAR TOWBAR TUBLINER WHY BUY FROM US? We are a LARGE multi-site and multi-franchise New/Used cars dealership operating since 1974. We have more than 40 years of experience selling Quality Used vehicles. All our vehicles go through a very stringent reconditioning process and are professionally detailed to ensure tha

$53,885Drive Away^
Springwood, QLD

Dealer used
12 hours ago

2014 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY14 SR5 Double Cab White 5 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 145241 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

POPULAR WORKHORSE UTE.. In 4X4 drivetrain, double cab UTE configuration.. 3.0L TURBO DIESEL with AUTOMATIC box.. Fitted with a NUDGE BAR, HARD LID, a TOW BAR, factory reverse camera, 4x4 drive selector with LOW RANGE, Bluetooth and cruise control.. Call us TODAY and find out more information on this highly desirable vehicle.. We have over 200 vehicles on site to choose from in the one location! They all go through a thorough workshop 100 Point Safety Check and have a

$40,490
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
14 hours ago

Toyota Hilux SR5 Space Cab

  • 245000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

2009 Toyota Hilux SR5 Space Cab. Rego until Feb 23 245,XXX KLMS. 2” lift by old man emu. Hayman Reese tow bar. 36” LED Light bar. Tinted windows. Nudge and roll bar. Hard Lid (sun damaged pain) Wheels and a near new set of Maxxis tyres. 12” sub and Amp with speakers. Minimal off road use, presents pretty well for its age, never crashed. Open to offers, not interested in swaps.

$29,000Negotiable
Newcastle, NSW

15 hours ago

2018 Toyota Hilux TGN121R Workmate 4x2 White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Cab Chassis

  • 23552 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.7L

*** This vehicle is still available *** Call us for a Live Virtual Walk around video demonstration on any of our Vehicles. We are located only 5 minutes from Parramatta's CBD, just off the M4 Church Street exit. LIKE NEW MY18 Toyota Hilux Workmate Single Cab Chassis fitted with Aluminium Tray! - Nudge Bar - Genuine Bonnet Protector - Carpeted Tray - Toolbox - Reverse Camera - Satellite Navigation - October 2022 Rego * Ask us about our live video walk around demonstration option making buyi

$30,999
Granville, NSW

Dealer used
15 hours ago

2014 Toyota Hilux TGN16R MY14 Workmate Silver 4 Speed Automatic Cab Chassis

  • 127412 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.7L

HILUX WORKMATE TGN16R MY14 2.7L AUTOMATIC single cab ute *** VERY LOW 127,000 kms & LOG BOOKS *** Alloy tray, tool box, tow bar, nudge bar, spot light, air con, cruise control, power steering, tints, ABS brakes, phone connectivity, engine immobilizer, blue tooth connection, dual airbags, AUX/CD player and more. Ready for work, test drive today. Open 7 days till late.. EASTER SALE ON NOW!! WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK. * Australia wide, interstate transport options available * 1-5 years full part

$19,950
Minto, NSW

Dealer used
15 hours ago

2008 Toyota Hilux KUN26R 07 Upgrade SR5 (4x4) Brown 5 Speed Manual Dual Cab Pick-up

  • 249999 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Buy with confidence from South Australias largest van ute dealer. TOYOTA HILUX SR5 4X4 DUAL CAB UTE. Turbo diesel, 5 speed, air conditioned, power steering. Local owner with books. Roller hard lid, tub liner, sports bar, nudge bar, tow bar, tinted windows, plus more. Free 12 month Australia wide warranty. Excellent condition throughout. Test drive today. Our experienced staff handpick and recondition all vehicles. Located 5 minutes from ADELAIDE CBD. Test drive and trade Ins welcome

$25,998
Hindmarsh, SA

Dealer used
17 hours ago

2018 Toyota Hilux GUN126R MY19 SR5+ (4x4) Silver Sky 6 Speed Automatic Double Cab Pick Up

  • 61281 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

REDUCED TO $59,990 DRIVEAWAY FULLY LOADED HILUX SR5+ PREMIUM INTERIOR. * REMOTE HARD LID. * CHROME NUDGE BAR. * LED DRIVING LIGHTS. * RHINO ROOF RACKS. * TOW BAR. * FULL SERVICE HISTORY. Buy with confidence from one of Australia?s most trusted Dealer Groups. Competitive Tailored Finance Options. Guaranteed Future Value on eligible Toyota Certified Pre Owned Cars. Same Day Finance Approvals * T.A.P Huge buying power to get you the car you want. Top Trade in Prices. Guaranteed ?Best Price? fi

$59,990Drive Away^
South Morang, VIC

Dealer used
17 hours ago

2012 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY12 SR5 Double Cab Silver 4 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 121450 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Automatic 3.0ltr turbo diesel SR5 4x4 dual cab travelled 121 000kms with a good service history. Comes with bluetooth SATNAV climate control cruise control reverse camera clear view mirrors trailer brakes fridge slide Titan drawers alloy wheels nudge bar roof rails colour coded canopy tow bar plus side steps. Our market leading pricing provides a simple no-hassle buying experience. We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian

$39,988
Kingsley, WA

Dealer used
17 hours ago

2005 Toyota Hilux TGN16R MY05 Workmate 4x2 White 5 Speed Manual Utility

  • 302491 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.7L

DUAL CAB HILUX with CANOPY and WELL PRICED. Gutsy yet economical 2.7 MOTOR with a 5 SPEED MANUAL transmission. This makes a perfect work horse with CANOPY and TOWBAR and NUDGE BAR fitted. * 5 SPEED MANUAL * 2.7 PETROL MOTOR * ICY COLD AIRCON * CANOPY * NUDGE BAR * TOWBAR * RADIO CD WITH GREAT SOUND SYSTEM * BLACK STEEL WHEELS * TOYOTA RELIABILITY TEST DRIVE THIS CAR TODAY! This vehicle is FEATURE PACKED, great to drive, PRICED TO SELL immediately so will SELL QUICK! TRADE-INS welcome! EAS

$8,999
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
18 hours ago

2006 Toyota Hilux GGN25R MY07 SR5 Black 5 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 207500 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 4.0L

Excellent condition High Spec 2006 Toyota Hilux SR5 Auto 4x4 V6 Petrol! Just 1 Owner from New! Travelling Low km's for the year! Complete with Books, & Toyota service history! Up to date serviced, next service not due until 215,000 km's! Presenting in Ink Black, coupled with a Grey Cloth Interior! Newly tinted 20% all the way around with tint banner, Near New Falken A/T Tyres, updated Black sports bar from newer model, nudge bar, Sony touch screen head unit with reverse camera, Bluetooth, & A

$25,990
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
18 hours ago

2016 Toyota Hilux Workmate 5 Sp Manual C/chas

  • 95000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.7L

Up for sale is my 2016 MY17 Toyota Hilux Workmate. Car presents very well. Has never given me any issues at all. Log books, service history & 2 keys. 8 months rego. Ready for anything you throw at it. Comes with power windows, cruise control, nudge bar with light bar installed inside it, bonnet protector, weather shields. Lovely blue colour. Price slightly negotiable. 20,499 ONO.

$20,499
Condell Park, NSW

19 hours ago

2019 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 45673 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

***PREMIUM LEATHER***ELECTRIVE DRIVER SEAT***NUDGE BAR***EGR ROLLTRACK***LIFTED KITS***17'STEEL WHEELS WITH ALL TERRAIN TYRES***TOW BAR***SATELLITE NAVIGATION***BALANCE NEW CAR WARRANTY*** ***ONLINE SHOWROOM OPEN BETWEEN 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM 7 DAYS A WEEK*** ***WE CAN SHOW YOU THIS CAR VIA VIDEO LINK*** ***YOU CAN BUY AND FINANCE THIS VEHICLE WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOME*** ***TRADE INS WELCOMED!*** We are Australia's Premier Toyota Dealership, We are very proud of our product and th

$67,990Drive Away^
Elsternwick, VIC

Dealer used
19 hours ago

2013 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY12 SR5 Double Cab Grey 4 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 175848 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Pristine Dual Cab SR5 ideal to travel or use locally with full service history and 2 keys. Equipped with: Nudge Bar, Sat Nav, Climate Control, 17 Black Inch Alloy Wheels, Black Sports Bar, Side Steps, Reverse Camera, Cruise Control, Tonneau Cover and so much more. Trade-ins are welcome and finance is available at great rates with fast approvals by our friendly team. Be Very Quick....

$41,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
24 hours ago

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

  • 115000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Selling my 2017 Hilux SR5, car is in great condition with Full Toyota service history and receipts with extended mechanical warranty Toyota paint protection applied by dealership Factory fitted TRD 18" wheels with Bridgestone AT tyres only recently fitted Rubber Hilux mats Factory leather interior with heated front seats LED high beam upgrade LED fog lights STEDI 21" front light bar Rear spot lights Factory tub liner Genuine Black badges Genuine Toyota TRD bash

$52,999Negotiable
Blacktown, NSW

26/05/2022

2021 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Extra Cab Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 5100 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Our dealership is offering this one of a kind custom ‘BACK TO THE FUTURE’ Toyota Hilux 4x4 SR5. ** Spot lights and number plates optional - (can be removed at request) ** Marty McFly & Doc Brown travelled all the way back from 1985 to join us recently to be apart of our local Christmas parade in their Custom Toyota Hilux!! Check out the photos!! The boys said the 36 year wait was worth every second!! Contact us today to snap us this one of a kind custom Hilux!! Thousands of d

$63,880
Murray Bridge, SA

Dealer used
26/05/2022

2017 Toyota Hilux TGN121R Workmate 4x2 White 5 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 9992 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.7L

Done Only 9992 kms - Australias best selling ute! Ready for some hard graft and in immaculate condition with features that include : Nudge Bar, Front power windows, Remote central locking, Driver airbag, Power steering, Cruise, Bluetooth, Traction Control, Passenger airbag, Power door mirrors, Full service history, 2 keys and so much more. Trade-ins are welcome and finance is available at great rates with fast approvals by our friendly team. Be Quick...

$29,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
26/05/2022

2020 Toyota Hilux GUN126R Rogue Double Cab Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 24377 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

*NUDGE BAR* LIGHT BAR* SNORKEL* AWNING* ROOF RACKS* FULL SERVICE HISTORY * LEATHER * NEW CAR * WARRANTY * 4WD * TOWBAR* THIS VEHICLE PRESENTS IN FANTASTIC CONDITION AND VIEWING WILL NOT DISAPPOINT JUST PASSED OUR CERTIFIED PRE OWNED MECHANICAL INSPECTION AND SERVICE ( full service history from new ) Short of Time? Buy Online!!! We offer a complete purchase option from the comfort of your home via our easy, stress free online purchasing plan. Our customer experience specialists are ready and

$77,990
Bibra Lake, WA

Dealer used
26/05/2022

2021 Toyota Hilux GUN126R Facelift Rogue (4x4) White 6 Speed Automatic Double Cab Pick Up

  • 11750 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

2021 HILUX ROGUE. Coming in the best colour combination, this has been fitted with an ARB FRONTIER Long Range fuel tank, nudge bar, lightbar and ute liner and is ready for immediate delivery. Loved by its previous owner this would suit a new car buyer. Not to be missed. Fully workshop tested and approved and priced to sell. Finance packages available and trade ins welcome.

$77,965
Jandakot, WA

Dealer used
26/05/2022

2016 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 225232 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

2016 TOYOTA HILUX SR5 DUAL CAB AUTOMATIC 4X4 SERVICE HISTORY SAT NAV SIDE STEPS PUSH START REVERSE CAMERA ALLOYS TOW BAR SPORTS BAR TUB LINER HARD LID NUDGE BAR CALL TODAY TO TALK TO ONE OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS *COVID-19: PURCHASE A VEHICLE WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOME OR OFFICE! *Completely contactless transactions available *Ask us for a personalized video walkaround *Australia wide, to your door, delivery available *****FREE ONE YEAR AUSTRALIA WIDE WARRANTY***** We are a 4x4 and Commercial Ve

$41,990
Pakenham, VIC

Dealer used
26/05/2022

2019 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR Double Cab Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 46339 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Extremely popular well proven dual cab with the powerful 2.8 litre turbo diesel engine, six speed Tiptronic auto, selectable high/ low range 4wd, diff lock, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, Bluetooth, side steps, custom blackout alloy rims, suspension lift kit, nudge bar, hard tonneau cover with carry rack, towbar, electric brakes, reverse camera and the list goes on. 46,000kms with full service history. Ready for the open road.

$62,999
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
26/05/2022

2017 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 (4x4) White 6 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 128563 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Great value and loaded with gear! Nudge Bar, Side Steps, Tonneau Cover, Tow Hitch, Seat Covers, Rubber Mats and Roof Racks. Fully workshop approved and priced to sell! Trade-ins welcome! We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Please check the mileage on enquiry, as vehicles are often test-driven and may subsequently change.

$49,471
Jandakot, WA

Dealer used
26/05/2022

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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.