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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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1998 Hilux Dual Cab 4wd 4x4 3.0L 5L Diesel Engine non turbo LN167R

  • 227550 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

1998 Hilux Dual Cab 4wd 4x4 3.0L 5L Diesel Engine non turbo LN167R Tough reliable ute that has spent most of its time garaged on our property near Nannup being used for firewood and odd jobs in the local area She was fully rebuilt by myself, a mechanical fitter about 7 years ago and has done about 35k km's since This was originally a shire of Broome vehicle, then Broome airport, then privately in our family, and has been well looked after since. Many things got replaced and renewed includin

$12,500Negotiable
Gooseberry Hill, WA

26/05/2022

2002 Hilux dual cab Ute

  • 283446 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Ln167 3.0 Diesel - 283446km Put over 100k on this Ute with out missing a beat Just driven it across the Nullarbor, Genuine turn key Ute. Solid steel tray and Bull and scrub bar Have got all the receipts/ service history for all the work done on it. Selling it cause I want a wagon better suited for touring, happy to hold onto it. The car has a few rusty stone chips on the sills easy fix and the bonnets need a new cable for the latch to work Can potentially travel to Perth or Albany Will

$12,500
Bremer Bay, WA

22/05/2022

1992 ln106 4x4 hilux reco engine

  • 10000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Over 13k in recipts in the last 2 yrs engine has about 10 000 ks on it manual no air-con 12 months rego new tyres spare led headlights comes with scrub bars and steps, has a winch that's not hooked up power steering needs looking at, need gone purchasing another vehicle, NEGOTIABLE

$7,200
Glenfield Park, NSW

12/05/2022

1997 toyota hilux 3L turbo diesel

  • 312000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

Up for sale is my 1997 toyota hilux 5L LN167 3L turbo diesel. Just had a brand new head installed 3000kms ago. Its had a full service, radiator flushed and refilled, installed a catch can, 3" lift, 15" sunraysia's, 33" mud terrains, new head lights, tail lights, braided lines to turbo, exhaust temperature gauge needs to be installed, double din head unit, steel tray, under body toolbox, under body water tank, winch, Bullbar, scrub bars, rock slides, snorkel. $14,500 negotiable,

$14,500Negotiable
Bangor, NSW

26/04/2022

1992 TOYOTA LN106 HILUX

  • 300000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

Gday all not selling just looking to buy a good running 3L 2.8 non turbo motor or can suit rebuild, would anyone have a turbo kit to suit a 3L 2.8 if so let me know what you have and we'll go from there also looking for a set of leafs for the front and rear stock height or 2 inch, would anyone possibly be interested in swapping a tray for a ln106 for a tub, looking for some side steps and scrub bars also let me know what you got If you've got a landcruiser and wanna swap let me know otherwise a

$1,234.56Negotiable
Penola, SA

16/12/2021

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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.