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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

  • 49944 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Luxury Pack SR5 With Only 49944 kms with full Toyota service history and 2 keys. Equipped with the bullet proof 2.8 Litre Diesel and features: Full Leather With Heated Seats, Hard Lid, Tub Liner, Roof Rack, Sat Nav, Reverse Camera, Cruise Control, Stop Start Button, Usb Ports, Remote Key Access, Sports Bar, Tow Bar and so much more. Trade-ins are welcome and finance is available at great rates with fast approvals by our friendy team. Just lovely..

$62,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
17/01/2022

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

  • 32996 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

READY FOR WHATEVER YOU NEED!!! This Hilux comes fitted with a hard lid, tow bar, tub liner, heated leather seats, rear diff lock, sat nav and so much more!! OVER 250+ VEHICLE’S IN STOCK LOW MARGINS HIGH TURNOVER....WE GO THE EXTRA MILE WHEN OTHERS DON’T!!!!! FIND OUT WHAT YOUR REPAYMENTS COULD BE ON THIS VEHICLE.... Our experienced onsite finance and insurance managers can offer competitive packages with quick and easy approval for instant delivery, Not only will we save you $$$ but you will

$64,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
10 hours ago

Top2019 Toyota Hilux Sr5 Dual Cab

  • 80242 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

*One owner brought brand new from Toyota dealership *2019 Toyota hilux SR5 Dual cab *6 speed manual *4x4 *Leather interior *Geniune Toyota Bullbar *Geniune Toyota hardtop lid *Geniune Toyota tub liner *80000 kilometres *Rego till 26th march 2022 * Serviced every 10000km. Ute drives really well and always been looking after. Please dont waste my time if not a Geniune Buyer. Wont reply to stupid offers!! (Ute is Advertised else where aswell)

$58,500
Calderwood, NSW

17/01/2022

Top2018 Toyota Hilux SR5 GUN126 Dual Cab Graphite

  • 61000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2018 Hilux SR5. Low KMS. - 2.8L Turbo Diesel - 6 Speed Manual - Graphite metallic paint - Full service history with Toyota - PROTEKTIV Paint & Leather protection (Under warranty) - Leather seats & interior - Genuine Toyota Tow bar - Genuine Toyota Tub-Liner - GPS & Reverse camera - Cruise Control - DIFF-Lock, Downhill Descent assist. - Bluetooth Connectivity - Remote Key Entry & Start - 17 Inch CSA Steel Rims - YOKOHAMA Geolander all terrain tyres (plenty of tread) - Genuine Toyota weather-shi

$60,000
Jingili, NT

17/01/2022

Top2021 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab Grey 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 13406 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

DEALERSHIP SALE EVENT NOW ON!!! ***CONTACTLESS CLICK & COLLECT AVAILABLE*** ***ASK ABOUT OUR FREE WARRANTY*** OW WOW !!! 2021 UP SPEC TOYOTA HILUX SR5 THIS IS A REAL FIND !!!! FEATURES INCLUDE - TOW BAR - CENTRAL LOCKING CANOPY WITH TUB LINER - ROOF RACKS - SNORKEL - SIDE STEPS - SPORTS ALLOYS - TOYOTA TOUCH SCREEN AUDIO - SAT NAV (GPS) - FRONT & REAR SENSORS - REVERSING CAMERA - PUSH BUTTON START - APPLE CAR PLAY - LANE DEPARTURE & RADAR CRUISE THIS CAR IS IMMACULATE INSIDE

$75,888Drive Away^
Narre Warren, VIC

Dealer used
16/01/2022

Top2020 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR Double Cab White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 8996 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Extremely popular dual cab with the powerful well proven 2.8 litre turbo diesel engine, six speed Tiptronic auto, very low 9000kms, new car warranty till 2025, selectable high/low range 4wd, diff lock, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, lane departure warning, forward collision mitigation, Bluetooth, sidesteps, blackout rims, colour coded lockable canopy, tub liner plus reverse camera. Absolutely unmarked.

$61,999
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
17/01/2022

2020 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR Double Cab White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Cab Chassis

  • 14417 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Like new with only 14417 kms and new car warranty until 2025. Equipped with the everlasting 2.8 litre turbo diesel engine, six speed Tiptronic auto, apple car play, cruise and traction control, Bluetooth, side steps, front side air bags, spray on tub liner, tow bar and so much more. Trade-ins are welcome and finance is available at great rates with fast approvasl by our friendly team. Be Quick...

$59,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2010 Toyota Hilux GGN25R MY10 SR5 Xtra Cab Silver 5 Speed Manual Utility

  • 126916 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl

Beautiful Hilux SR5 Ready for it's new home and Just serviced by our Highly trained Techs comes Packed with Features including Side bar steps, Sports bar, Tow bar, Multifunction steering wheel, Tub Liner, Alloy wheels, Cruise control and Plenty more... Get in today for a drive this will not last long!!! Come in now for a hassle free test drive from our friendly staff! We carry out a Full 130 point mechanical inspection and safety check, we also complete a service! Looking to finance? Get a q

$28,490
Willagee, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

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

  • 74362 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Silver Toyota HiLux, has been the number one selling vehicle in Australia for a very good reason, come see the unbreakable HiLux. Smart key entry and start Towbar Soft cover Tub liner Reverse Camera 4WD is vehicle comes with a 120 Point Safety Check, 1 year Warranty, Cap ped Price Servicing, 1 Year Roadside Assistance and our 7 Day Money back guarantee*

$54,022
Hawthorn, SA

Dealer used
6 hours ago

2017 Toyota Hilux GUN126R MY17 SR5 (4x4) Olympia Red 6 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 98949 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

**** TOYOTA CERTIFIED APPROVED **** **** 1 OWNER **** FULL LOG BOOKS **** **** AUTOMATIC **** TURBO DIESEL **** **** HARD COVER **** FULL TUB LINER **** * NAVIGATION * BLUETOOTH * * CRUISE CONTROL * CLIMATE AIR * * KEYLESS ENTRY * PUSH BUTTON START * * TOO MANY FEATURES TO LIST * * TOYOTA WORKSHOP TESTED AND APPROVED * * TEST DRIVES AND TRADE-INS WELCOME * * DRIVE AWAY FINANCE AVAILABLE * * THIS VEHICLE TICKS ALL THE BOXES * * WE WELCOME YOUR ENQUIRY *

$54,888
Windsor, NSW

Dealer used
7 hours ago

2016 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 (4x4) Silver Sky 6 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 30266 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

**** WOW **** HAVE A LOOK AT THIS **** **** GENUINE 1 OWNER **** LOG BOOKS **** **** TOYOTA CERTIFIED APPROVED **** **** REGISTRATION EXPIRY 07/12/2022 **** * AUTOMATIC * NAVIGATION * * ALLOY NUDGE BAR * DRIVING LIGHTS * * FULL TUB LINER * SOFT TORNAU COVER * * BONNET PROTECTOR * WEATHERSHIELDS * * TINTED WINDOWS * FLOOR MATS * * CLIMATE AIR * CRUISE CONTROL * * BLUETOOTH * REAR CAMERA * * TOO MANY FEATURES TO LIST * * TEST DRIVES AND TRADE-INS WELCOME * * DRIVE AWAY FINANCE AVAILA

$56,990
Windsor, NSW

Dealer used
7 hours ago

Turbo Diesel 96 Hilux

  • 377000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Selling my Toyota Hilux (1996) 4wd Dual Cab, 2.8L Turbo diesel. (LN106) 377XXXkms, recently had a service and the starter motor replaced. This beautiful old girl drives great with a smooth clutch and nice gear changes. I’ve never taken her off road, but she does have great potential! She has all the bells and whistles to get you out touring or out in the mud or on the dunes. You might not win any races, but this is a very capable, old-school 4wd. Included is a rooftop tent and comes with all

Swap/Trade
Tapping, WA

Dealer used
7 hours ago

Toyota Hilux SR5 4x4 dual cab - Turbo Diesel

  • 194000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Make: Toyota Model: Hilux Year: 2010 Variant: SR5 (4x4) Body: Dual Cab P/UP Drive: 4x4 4 SP Automatic Charcoal grey Diesel turbo F/INJ 194,000 kms Window tint, after market touch screen stereo with Spotify app and inbuilt DVD player, reversing camera and reversing sensors, sports exhaust, tow bar, leather seats, tool box, fitted with slide out to mount fridge, great towing capability, sports bar. As per images the Tub liner was removed to put torneau cover on and there is a small dent in bac

$30,000Negotiable
Raymond Terrace, NSW

9 hours ago

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

  • 32996 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

READY FOR WHATEVER YOU NEED!!! This Hilux comes fitted with a hard lid, tow bar, tub liner, heated leather seats, rear diff lock, sat nav and so much more!! OVER 250+ VEHICLE’S IN STOCK LOW MARGINS HIGH TURNOVER....WE GO THE EXTRA MILE WHEN OTHERS DON’T!!!!! FIND OUT WHAT YOUR REPAYMENTS COULD BE ON THIS VEHICLE.... Our experienced onsite finance and insurance managers can offer competitive packages with quick and easy approval for instant delivery, Not only will we save you $$$ but you will

$64,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
10 hours ago

2021 Toyota Hilux SR5, auto, 3200kms, new car condition,

  • 3200 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

2021 Toyota Hilux SR5, auto, 3200kms, new car condition, has Toyota fited tow bar($630) tub liner($500) , soft cover ($500) , Redarc electric brake controller($630), rubber floor mats, ,,,

$69,580
Edwardstown, SA

10 hours ago

2019 Toyota Hilux GUN126R MY19 SR5 (4x4) Grey 6 Speed Manual Double Cab Pick Up

  • 107790 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

RELIABLE SR5 PREMIUM, READY FOR ACTION! TWO KEYS, FULL BOOK OF SERVICE HISTORY,LOCALLY OWNED, BULLBAR, SPOTLIGHTS, WEATHERSHIELDS, TOWBAR, NAV IGATION, MANUAL, TURBO DIESEL, BLUETOOTH, CRUISE CONTROL, SIDESTEPS, PU SHBUTTON START, SOFT TONN EAU COVER, REVERSE CAMERA, TUB LINER, AND MUC H MORE! CANT MAKE IT TO US, OR PREFER TO STAY AT HOME? WE CAN SEND FULL VIDEOS OF OUR VEH ICLES OR BRING THEM TO YOU! CANT MAKE IT TO US, OR P REFER TO STAY AT HOME? WE CAN SEND FULL VIDEOS OF OUR VEHICLES OR BR

$52,998
Cannington, WA

Dealer used
11 hours ago

2009 Toyota Hilux KUN16R 09 Upgrade SR White 5 Speed Manual Dual Cab Pick-up

  • 378000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

One of the most sought after and capable utilities on the used car market, Toyotas revered Hilux, with bulletproof proven reliability and even with high mileage this example presents in such excellent condition that you would believe this vehicle has half its current mileage thanks to the obvious care and attention shown by the previous owner. Complete with many standard appointments including dual airbags, cruise control, power steering, air-conditioning, mp3 cd-player with usb and integrated

$11,990
North Hobart, TAS

Dealer used
11 hours ago

2018 Toyota Hilux ROGUE GUN126R (4x4) 2.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo Diesel Dual Cab - AUTOMATIC

  • 48751 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

** CALL NOW TO BOOK A VIEWING ** ** NEW STOCK ** ** OPEN MON-FRI 8AM - 5PM AND SAT 9AM-3PM ** ** 4 BRAND NEW KENDA KLEVER RT A/T TYRES ** ** MILD LIFT (FRONT LEVEL) ** ** BLACK LEATHER - HARDCOVER ** ** ROGUE EDITION ** ** FINANCE AVAILABLE T.A.P ** ** 12 MONTHS NATIONAL WARRANTY AND ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE (COND. APPLY) ** **FIXED PRICE** Blacked out Hilux ROGUE. One tough looking truck, This is a cracking one owner example that is presented very well both inside and out, and drives like new

$63,990
Lambton, NSW

Dealer used
12 hours ago

1997 Toyota Hilux Sr5 (4x4) 5 Sp Manual 4x4 Dual Cab P/up

  • 269000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

1997 Toyota Hilux SR5 dual cab 4x4 3L turbo diesel 5speed manual 269xxxKMs Auto locking hubs ARB canopy Bluetooth stereo Mickey Thompson mud tyres on black Sunraysia’s Also comes with 5x original chrome rims with roadworthy tyres Tub liner UHF system Comes with RWC Rego until 16/10/22 Are you a Toyota die hard at heart? Do you love the sound of a turbo diesel? Maybe you have a few kids or even four mates? Well then perhaps this is the Hilux for you, with the reliability we’ve all come to expect

$13,000Negotiable
Dunkeld, VIC

16 hours ago

2007 Toyota Hilux GGN15R 06 Upgrade SR Silver 5 Speed Automatic X Cab Pickup

  • 467109 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

Shop on line or over the phone. Toyota Hilux SR Space Cab, hard to find 4 seater, 4.0L V6 automatic with loads of extras including alloy bullbar, tub liner with extra tie downs, tonneau cover, heavy duty towbar with electric brakes, alloy wheels, cruise control and bluetooth. Travelled country kms recently serviced and 29th August 2022 registration. The perfect ute for the apprentice or tradie. Call and make your enquiry today. Trade ins welcome. Speak to our Finance department about our great

$9,990
Thornleigh, NSW

Dealer used
17 hours ago

2020 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR Double Cab Glacier White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Cab Chassis

  • 55906 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Like new in condition with full Toyota service history, 2 keys and new car warranty until 2025. Equipped with: Toyota Canopy, Tub Liner, Snorkel, Bull Bar, Apple Car Play, Cruise and traction control, Bluetooth, Side steps, Front side air bags and so much more. Trade-ins are welcome and finance is available at great rates with fast approvasl by our friendly team. Be Quick...

$64,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
19 hours ago

2011 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY11 Upgrade SR (4x4) White 5 Speed Manual Dual Cab Pick-up

  • 259290 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Toyota Hilux *** 3.0Ltr Turbo Diesel *** 5 speed manual 4x4 dual cab with FULL log book service history, bull bar, air conditioning, power steering, power windows, power mirrors, central locking, cruise control, dual airbag package, ABS, multi function steering wheel, reversing camera, bluetooth connectivity, tub liner, CB radio, tonneau cover, side steps, tow bar, CD player, BRAND NEW wheels & tyres, looks & drives great, come in and test drive today, open 7 days a week till late. * Australia

$26,950
Penrith, NSW

Dealer used
20 hours ago

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

  • 61420 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Pristine Hilux ready to roll with full Toyota service history and 2 keys. Equipped with the everlasting 2.8 litre turbo diesel engine, Hard Lid, Side Steps, Tub Liner, Cruise and traction control, Bluetooth, Front side air bags, Apple/Car Play and so much more. Trade-ins are welcome and finance is available at great rates with fast approvasl by our friendly team. Be Quick...

$52,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
17/01/2022

2019 Toyota Hilux SR5 4x4

  • 21399 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

VERY LOW K'S Has travelled less than 22,000 kilometres in only 2 years. Would suit new car buyer but with big savings. GREAT WORKHORSE It is great for off road with the benefit of active suspension. Great vehicle for towing. The 6 speed automatic makes driving effortless. Comes with Toyota premium canopy & tub liner. TRADIES LOVE THESE FEATURES: It has side steps, trailer sway control, satellite navigation (GPS), heavy duty suspension, 3200kg braked and 750kg unbraked towing capa

$62,500
Narre Warren South, VIC

17/01/2022

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

  • 158500 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2014 Toyota Hilux SR Utility Double Cab 4dr Auto 5sp 4x4 3.0DT The UNBREAKABLE 3.0L Hilux, practical and built to last with full service history and 2 keys. Ready to hit the road! Don't miss out. Test Drive Today! Features include: • ARB Bullbar • Towbar • Side Steps • Tub Liner • UHF radio • 4WD • Bluetooth • Automatic Transmission AND MUCH MORE! Why bu

$35,990
Murray Bridge, SA

Dealer used
17/01/2022

2016 Toyota Hilux Sr5 (4x4) 6 Sp Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 109950 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

One owner premium SR5 4x4 turbo diesel 2.8L, full service history, 109950km's sat nav, leather trim, genuine Toyota canopy with lockable lift up windows, tub liner & tow bar - Ironman alloy bull bar with driving lights, side steps, bonnet & headlight protectors, iDrive, Pro Rack roof racks with slide on kayak holders, rubber matting, never been in an accident

$46,990
Terrigal, NSW

17/01/2022

2015 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 (4x4) Glacier White 6 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 53987 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

**** STOCK SALE NOW ON **** ** ONE OWNER ** FULL SERVICE HISTORY ** ALLOY NUDGE BAR ** LIGHT BAR ** TUB LINER ** TOP TRADE IN PRICES PAID ** MARKET LEADING FINANCE ** CAR HISTORY REPORT AVAILABLE ** FULLY WORSKSHOP INSPECTED We have been Selling & Servicing vehicles since 1980, owned and backed by one of the worlds largest distributers of TOYOTAS outside of JAPAN. Our Family & Community focused Dealership strive to offer the BEST SERVICE and BEST EXPERIENCE in WA. Located South of Perth CBD

$51,600
Rockingham, WA

Dealer used
17/01/2022

2002 Toyota Hilux LN147R White 5 Speed Manual Dual Cab Pick-up

  • 280136 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

3.0L DIESEL TOYOTA HILUX DUAL CAB ITH A 5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION. Comes with spot-lights, tow-bar, tub-liner and hard-lid. Has done 280,136km Every car sold comes with a PPSR certificate. Aftermarket warranties are available at cost price. Credit card facilities are available. We can assist with finance if needed. We are located on the corner of Albany Hwy and Ladywell st Beckenham next door to J.B Caravan's, only walking distance from the Kenwick train station. Call Joe at A.T Autos for a

$6,990
Beckenham, WA

Dealer used
17/01/2022

2019 Toyota Hilux GUN126R Rugged X Double Cab White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 74523 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2019 Toyota Hilux GUN126R Rugged X Utility Double Cab 4dr Spts Auto 6sp 4x4 2.8DT [May] The Peak Of Toyota Engineering The Go Anywhere Rugged X Full Service History Full Rated Rock Rails Rated Recovery Points Rear Bumper Bar Towbar Tub Liner Leather Seats With Heating SatNav Climate Aircon Snorkel With this vehicle we offer our, FIXED PRICE SERVICING This vehicle has gone through an extensive inspection and reconditioning process. Our location is ONLY a mere 25 minutes from the Adelaide CBD

$65,991
Reynella, SA

Dealer used
17/01/2022

2015 Toyota Hilux GUN136R SR5 Double Cab 4x2 Hi-Rider White 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 68629 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

UNDER 69,000km | Service history | This ever popular Toyota Hilux SR5 Hi Rider Dual Cab 4x2, loaded and fitted with extras like Steel Nudge Bar, Tub Liner, Tonneau cover, Roof racks, Rear tub drawers, Tow Bar, 18 inch Black alloy wheels and window tint. First registered 05/2016 this 6 speed Manual Hilux Double cab has other features including: Bluetooth Voice recognition GPS Sat/ Nav Reverse Camera Key Less Go Climate control Multi function control screen Side/ Curtain Knee airbags Cruise C

$43,880
Mount Gambier, SA

Dealer used
17/01/2022

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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.