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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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Top2018 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 32566 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Ever popular unbreakable Hilux with powerful well proven 2.8 litre turbo diesel engine, six speed Tiptronic auto, SatNav, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, push button start, Bluetooth, selectable high/low range 4WD, diff lock, custom black-out rims with all-terrain tyres, sports bar, flush mount soft tonneau cover, tow bar, reverse camera plus more. Very low 32,000km with full service history. Brilliantly priced.

$62,999
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

Top2013 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY12 SR5 Double Cab White 5 Speed Manual Utility

  • 131100 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Beautifully presented dual cab with the powerful well proven 3.0 litre turbo diesel engine, five speed floor shift, selectable high/low range 4WD, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, Bluetooth, head up display, side steps, custom alloy rims with Mickey Thompson tyres, suspension lift kit, sports bar, tub liner, tow bar, reverse camera plus more. 131,000km and fully workshop tested. Superb condition throughout.

$44,999
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2019 Toyota Hilux GUN126R Rogue Double Cab Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 61341 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Up market dual cab with the powerful well proven 2.8 litre turbo diesel engine, six speed Tiptronic auto, selectable high/low range 4WD, diff lock, SatNav, luxurious leather trim, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, push button start, Bluetooth, heated front seating, side steps, custom black-out alloy rims with all-terrain tyres, nudge bar, sports bar, colour coded lockable hard tonneau cover, tow bar, plus reverse camera. 61,000km, full service history and new car warranty until 2

$65,977
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
13 hours ago

Top2012 Toyota Hilux SR (4x4)

  • 174882 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

2012 TOYOTA HILUX SR KUN26R MY12 Single Cab SR Hilux Hard to find in this condition., This Low Mileage ute Has been someone's pride and joy and is now ready for a new owner. This vehicle is very well presented and appointed with Quality accessories such as a Fully enclosed canopy box, sidesteps, Towbar, 2 underbody Toolboxes, 4 New All-Terrain Tyres on Alloy Rims, Window Tinting, and Suspension Upgrade fitted. Our cars are valued to sell at an unbeatable, non-negotiable price offering our

$29,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
14/05/2022

Top2016 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 75000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

* FULL SERVICE HISTORY * ONE OWNER * MASSIVE LIST OF EXTRAS $$$ * SET UP TO GO AROUND THE WORLD * 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 ) - Full Service History - One Owner - Colour coded Iron Man Bull Bar - Side steps - Uhf radio - Spotlights - Winch - Recovery points - Snorkel - 2 inch lift - Alloy tray - Alloy Canopy - Dual Batteries - Engel Fridg

$69,980
Bibra Lake, WA

Dealer used
14/05/2022

Top2016 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR Double Cab White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 99989 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

The Toyota Hilux ix one of Australias best selling vehicles and good quality utes like this one will not last long. This car will give you the convenience of a versatile work ute along with the reliability of super tough a go anywhere holiday cruiser! Features include: Front bar replacement bull bar. Heavy duty sump protector. All terrain tyres on jet black off road rims. Slim line alloy tradie roof tray. Front and rear and roof mounted spotties. Snorkel. Tow bar. Roof racks. Good service h

$46,991
Reynella, SA

Dealer used
44 minutes ago

2010 hilux 4x2

  • 335000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

2010 hilux 4x2 was used to and from work but now have a work vehicle supplied so selling as doesn't get used now Following was done to make it reliable for travel to and from work everyday Has 335000kms New timing chain done at 265k New battery 6 months ago New alternator 6 months ago New start motor about a year ago Near new seat covers front and back Intake manifold had been removed and cleaned with new gaskets done at 320k New driving belts and new pulleys done s

$9,000
Mandurah, WA

14 minutes ago

2014 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY14 SR White 5 Speed Automatic Cab Chassis

  • 121193 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Well proven dual cab with the powerful 3.0 litre turbo diesel engine, T-bar auto shift, selectable high/low range 4WD, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, Bluetooth, black-out rims with Mickey Thompson tyres, bullbar including LED spotlights, alloy drop side tray with canvas canopy including roof carry rack, tow bar, tow bar plus more. 121,000km with excellent service history. Ready for adventure.

$36,999
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
22 minutes ago

2012 Toyota HILUX 4x4

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

Toyota hilux 2012 D4D 4x4 has been my work car for the last few years has been the perfect work Ute for me as an electrician this work horse has had lots of extras done too it and has been very well taken care off Some of extras *uhf *led spot lights *led light bars *custom rims and tyres 6months old *140l custom long range fuel tank * led lights inside rear canopy *dual battery *bullbar *Jerry’s can holders * rear step And much more car comes with 3 sets of factory keys and whole SERVICE HISTO

$22,400
Luddenham, NSW

33 minutes ago

2014 Toyota Hilux SR (4x4)

  • 266193 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

2014 TOYOTA HILUX SR KUN26R MY14 KING OF THE OFF-ROAD! Toyota Hilux KUN26R pre DPF 3.0L. Kitted up with everything you need to go touring. LIFT KIT, ROOF RACK, TOUNNU COVER, Steel snorkel, , lift kit, upgrade Alloy rims and MT Tyres, roof rails, and platform roof rack, , fully workshop approved! Trade-ins welcome! Trade-ins are welcome within the Perth Metropolitan area only (no interstate trade-ins.) https://www.westernmotors.com.au/value-my-car/ Competitive finance options are available Re

$28,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
42 minutes ago

2016 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR Double Cab White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 99989 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

The Toyota Hilux ix one of Australias best selling vehicles and good quality utes like this one will not last long. This car will give you the convenience of a versatile work ute along with the reliability of super tough a go anywhere holiday cruiser! Features include: Front bar replacement bull bar. Heavy duty sump protector. All terrain tyres on jet black off road rims. Slim line alloy tradie roof tray. Front and rear and roof mounted spotties. Snorkel. Tow bar. Roof racks. Good service h

$46,991
Reynella, SA

Dealer used
44 minutes ago

2004 Toyota Hilux 5 Sp Manual Dual Cab P/up

  • 185000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.7L

Very well looked after, has all oils changed throughout, interior is probably the best I have seen for a Hilux, has new KENWOOD head unit with reverse camera, arb canopy with new locks, aircon just been regassed, nice an cold, new Sunraysia 16inch rims with brand new light truck tyres, new sway bar link bushes, 185000ks, very very tidy Ute, no issues I am aware of, 5 speed manual with good clutch, bonnet protector(genuine) tow bar, bilstin shocks front and rear. Genuine clean 2wd Hilux, not man

$12,000Negotiable
West Moonah, TAS

46 minutes ago

2011 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY10 SR White 5 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 256688 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

*** This vehicle is still available *** Call us for a Live Virtual Walk around video demonstration on any of our Vehicles. We are located only 10 minutes from Blacktown NSW. This vehicle is ready for work with the following extra’s; - Alloy’s rim Mud tyres - Side steps - Tow Bar - Tinted Windows - Bonnet protector - Bull bar The vehicle presented here is presented in excellent condition throughout. Very reliable and fuel efficient. It drives beautifully, receives current inspection work,

$26,995
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

Toyota hilux sr5 automatic turbo diesel 4x4

  • 135000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Toyota hilux sr5 2013 model Automatic 135.000kms Log books service history Safari snorkel Arb deluxe bull bar Arb canopy Kings awning Custom draw setup 32inch hankook tyres on bead lock rims Gme 2 way radio Aftermarket Sony head unit Very clean inside and out PRICE IS FIRM AAV WHOLESALERS PTY LTD MD081749 Located in chipping Norton nsw 2170 FINANCE AVAILABLE We have onsite finance available with some of Australia’s top motor vehicle financiers. We can have an

$39,990
Chipping Norton, NSW

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2012 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY12 SR Double Cab White 5 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 256000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

LOCATED ONLY A 5 MIN DRIVE FROM WEST GATE BRIDGE OPEN 7 DAYS(weekend by appointment) 5 SPEED OF'S MOST POPULAR 4X4 DUAL CAB THE HILUX SR 3.0LTR TURBO DIESEL 4X4.... LOOKS DRIVES AND HANDLES EXTREMELY WELL.,..... LOADED WITH FEATURES: BOX CANOPY WITH RACK, AWNING, DUAL BATTERY SET UP, SNORKEL, SCRUB BARS, TRAY, SIDE STEPS, 4X4, WINCH, BULL BAR, ROOF RACK, LED DRIVING LIGHTS, SUN RAYSIA'S RIMS, DUAL AIRBAGS, SIDE AIRBAGS, POWER STEERING AND MUCH MORE... INSPECTION A MUST AND GUARANTEED TO

$35,998
Altona North, VIC

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2018 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR Double Cab White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Cab Chassis

  • 140575 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Unbreakable dual cab with the powerful 2.8 litre turbo diesel engine, six speed Tiptronic auto, selectable high/low range 4wd, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, Bluetooth, side steps, custom blackout alloy rims with all terain tyres, suspension lift kit, steel front bumper, snorkel, flush mounted soft tonneau cover, towbar, reverse camera and the list goes on. 140000kms and fully workshop tested . Ready for adventure. We are a friendly and efficient company, trading with i

$44,999
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2018 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 32566 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Ever popular unbreakable Hilux with powerful well proven 2.8 litre turbo diesel engine, six speed Tiptronic auto, SatNav, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, push button start, Bluetooth, selectable high/low range 4WD, diff lock, custom black-out rims with all-terrain tyres, sports bar, flush mount soft tonneau cover, tow bar, reverse camera plus more. Very low 32,000km with full service history. Brilliantly priced.

$62,999
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2016 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab White 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 75500 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Upmarket dual cab with the powerful well proven 2.8 litre turbo diesel engine, sporty six speed floor shift, selectable high/low range 4WD, diff lock, SatNav, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, push button start, Bluetooth, side steps, custom blackout rims with off road tyres, suspension lift kit, steel front bumper including light bar and winch, sports bar, flush mounted soft Tonneau cover, tow bar, rear bumper, reverse camera and the list goes on. Moderate 75,00kms with service

$54,999
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
12 hours ago

2013 Toyota HILUX SR ** UTILITY ** DOUBLE CAB 4 doors ** AUTOMATIC ** 4X4 ** 3.0L TURBO DIESEL ** AR

  • 279364 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

** FIND OUT OUR PERTH LOCATION & SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE AD ** Please genuine enquiries only as we are charged per lead ** WHO DOESN'T know about TOYOTA'S UNBEATABLE RELIABILITY?? This 2013 Toyota HILUX SR, DUAL CAB & 4X4 is PACKED with EXTRAS and READY for an EVERYDAY DRIVE or to Take YOU on an ADVENTURE! It is equipped with the POWERFUL yet EFFICIENT 3.2L TURBO DIESEL Engine and a RESPONSIVE AUTOMATIC Transmission, YOU WON'T FIND A BETTER ONE!! It is also equipped with ARB HARD CANOPY, UH

$39,999
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
13 hours ago

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

  • 61341 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Up market dual cab with the powerful well proven 2.8 litre turbo diesel engine, six speed Tiptronic auto, selectable high/low range 4WD, diff lock, SatNav, luxurious leather trim, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, push button start, Bluetooth, heated front seating, side steps, custom black-out alloy rims with all-terrain tyres, nudge bar, sports bar, colour coded lockable hard tonneau cover, tow bar, plus reverse camera. 61,000km, full service history and new car warranty until 2

$65,977
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
13 hours ago

2018 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR Double Cab Glacier White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 117177 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Unbreakable Hilux with the powerful well proven 2.8 litre turbo diesel engine, T-bar Tiptronic auto, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, Bluetooth, selectable high/ low range 4wd, diff lock, side steps, blackout rims with all terrain tyres, colour-coded lockable hard tonneau cover, reverse camera, towbar plus more. 117,000kms with excellent service history. Ready for work.

$43,999
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
20 hours ago

2009 Toyota Hilux Sr5 (4x4) 4 Sp Automatic Dual Cab P/up

  • 248000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

2009 Toyota Hilux SR5 Duel Cab 3.0L D4D Automatic 248xxx kms Selling my Ute due to buying a house. Its been serviced every 10,000 kms by a mechanic and has never skipped a beat. Since buying the hilux I have spent over 10k within the last 12 months on the following: - ARB canopy - Ironman deluxe bullbar - GME XRS uhf radio aerial - Rhino rack roof racks - Redarc 25DCDC charger and 100amp hour duel battery (all under bonnet with solar input) - 2x usb/cig/Anderson outlets in rear - Fridge sli

$30,000Negotiable
Victor Harbor, SA

20 hours ago

2008 Toyota Hilux Sr (4x4) 5 Sp Manual C/chas

  • 357000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

$17,000 o.n.o price is negotiable 2008 Toyota hilux single cab kun26 4x4 turbo diesel 357,000kms Serviced every 5000ks steinbauer chip and tuned 129kw/451NM Kings dominator X 12,000ib winch 265/75R16 kenda M/T tyres 4x 16/8 black sunraiser steel rims Clutch put in at 325,000 clutch industries Injectors done at 295,000 3” turbo back PPD stainless steel exhaust no muffler box 5% window tint needs replacing New battery and secondary battery New alternator New starter motor New breaks front and

$18,000Negotiable
Goondiwindi, QLD

20 hours ago

2015 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY14 SR Double Cab White 5 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 194000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

LOCATED ONLY A 5 MIN DRIVE FROM WEST GATE BRIDGE OPEN 7 DAYS(weekend by appointment) 2015..... 5 SPEED OF'S MOST POPULAR 4X4 DUAL CAB THE HILUX SR 3.0LTR TURBO DIESEL 4X4.... WITH EXCELLENT SERVICE HISTORY..... LOOKS DRIVES AND HANDLES EXTREMELY WELL.,..... LOADED WITH FEATURES: REVERSE CAMERA, CANOPY, REAR DRAW SET UP, SNORKEL, SCRUB BARS, SIDE STEPS, 4X4, WINCH, BULL BAR, ROOF RACK, LED DRIVING LIGHTS, SUN RAYSIA'S RIMS, DUAL AIRBAGS, SIDE AIRBAGS, POWER STEERING AND MUCH MORE...

$40,998
Altona North, VIC

Dealer used
21 hours ago

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

  • 247646 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

2014 TOYOTA HILUX KUN26R MY14 SR UTILITY DOUBLE CAB 4DR AUTO 5SP, 4X4 840KG 3.0DT Check the gear on this one! Lots & lots of features included on this 4x4 beast! This 2014 Toyota Hilux is ready to go! A dual cab with that added space for the kids & the pets! Even ready to be put to work for those heavy duty jobs the misses has listed waiting for you to get home! Come in today & make sure you get your hands on this one! Want to check out the features! Say no more, here they are: - Aux Input U

$32,997
Capalaba, QLD

Dealer used
21 hours ago

Toyota Hilux Sr (4x4) 5 Sp Manual Dual Cab with Aluminium Canopy

  • 167000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Looking for road trip and 4x4 adventures or a solid tradie vehicle? Toyota Hilux SR 4x4 ready to go, with very low mileage, excellent condition and all the upgrades and extras you need for road trips, offroad adventures or locking up valuable tools in a large aluminium canopy. Get in quick as this vehicle will not last. The car has been well cared for, regularly serviced and had no expense spared when servicing and upgrading. There are lots of extras with inbuilt sat nav (on-road and offr

$31,450
Rivervale, WA

21 hours ago

2014 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY14 SR Double Cab Silver 5 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 165000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

LOCATED ONLY A 5 MIN DRIVE FROM WEST GATE BRIDGE OPEN 7 DAYS(weekend by appointment) 2014..... 5 SPEED OF'S MOST POPULAR 4X4 DUAL CAB THE HILUX SR 3.0LTR TURBO DIESEL 4X4.... LOOKS DRIVES AND HANDLES EXTREMELY WELL.,..... LOADED WITH FEATURES: arb CANOPY, SNORKEL, SCRUB BARS, SIDE STEPS, 4X4, WINCH, BULL BAR, ROOF RACK, LED DRIVING LIGHTS, SUN RAYSIA'S RIMS, DUAL AIRBAGS, SIDE AIRBAGS, POWER STEERING AND MUCH MORE... INSPECTION A MUST AND GUARANTEED TO IMPRESS... WILL BE SOLD WITH A

$43,998
Altona North, VIC

Dealer used
22 hours ago

2006 Toyota Hilux Sr (4x4) 5 Sp Manual Dual Cab P/up

  • 360000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Toyota Hilux 2006 360xxx kms. Diesel 3.0 d4d Manuel 16” Rims on 33”tyres. Bonnet and scoop has been painted. Has a few upgrades including: Blackhawk upper control arms 3” suspension lift w/EFS rear springs and bilstein shocks w/king springs in the front. Has a diff drop and bash plate. Has an exedy heavy duty clutch. Has temp boost gauges with pillar gauge. Has seat covers all over with saas sports covers in front. Has a JVC KWR-930BT doubled in head unit with Bluetooth hands free. Engine has a

$17,000
Balcatta, WA

23 hours ago

2015 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY14 SR5 Double Cab Blue 5 Speed Manual Utility

  • 134461 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

This Hilux SR5 is a BEAUTY !! Optioned Up with these Extra's: - Arb Colour coded Bull Bar - Spot Lights - Uhf Radio - Winch - After market rims and tyres - Towing mirrors - Custom tray - Tow bar - Stainless Steel snorkel - PLUS only 1 Previous Owner & Very Low km's - Complemented with Full Service History 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 read

$41,990
Bibra Lake, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

2012 Toyota Hilux SR (4x4)

  • 209037 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

2012 TOYOTA HILUX HILUX SR (4x4) KUN 126R DIESEL TURBO F/INJ 3.0L READY FOR WORK! Turbo Diesel 4x4 Dual cab Hilux decked out with rims&tyres, WesatCoast lift kit, tray Roof Rack, flares, bullbar, = Sidestep, Just serviced more, ideal for the tradies or tourers, inspection will impress! Our cars are valued to sell at an unbeatable, non-negotiable price offering our clients access to a range of affordable vehicles with our hassle-free promise. Trade-ins are welcome within the Perth Metr

$28,996
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

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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.