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34Toyota HiLux
3.6

331 reviews

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Build Quality
3.9
Value for Money
3.5
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.0
Noise Level
3.5
Braking
3.9
Acceleration / Power
3.6
Gear Shifting
3.7
Suspension
3.5
Fuel Efficiency
3.0
Handling
3.8
Interior Design
3.8
Boot Size
4.3
Comfort
3.7
Features
3.5

Please be aware that as of 2nd of December 2020 a number of Toyota Hilux Diesel vehicles are being recalled due to a brake booster issue.

Reviews

332 reviews
Buzz
Buzz5 posts
  MK7.II
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Hamish
HamishSydney, NSW2 posts
  MK7.III

Overall experience

I brought a 2013 sr5 dual cab Hilux with 35,000km on the clock. Psychically the ute is great, I have a few mods; canopy, bullbar, 145 litre long range fuel tank, Sacaro seats.I find the in built gps is not very accurate even thorugh I went to Toyota to update the gps and went on a trip and the gps was telling me to go left/right and there was no road. The air conditioning even though set on the coldest settings that it takes a while to cool the cabin. My fuel consumption is 12L/100km. I 80% of the time driving around town but I do some 4wdriving. Overall I am happy with my Hilux. Show details
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Connie H.
Connie H.Metropolitan Adelaide, SA4 posts
  HiLux MK8.I 4x2 Workmate Petrol
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Bt50 xt3 posts
  HiLux MK8.I 4x2 Workmate Petrol
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Mn M.
Mn M.3 posts
  MK7.II

a car which never dies

A car which never dies.
It helps millions of businesses in the world
Thanks Toyota
Borg321
Borg321
  HiLux MK8.I 4x2 Workmate Petrol

Excellent so far 2018 2.7 Auto

Purchased my 2018 used (60,000 klms) from a dealer. Had it for 12mnths now. I tow a 17ft caravan and have had no issues with the engine or auto. The petrol engine has plenty of grunt for a heavy, solid Ute. The best thing is it's so easy to DIY service. Show details
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Kim S.
Kim S.Mid North Coast, NSW5 posts
  HiLux MK8.I 4x2 Workmate Diesel

Absolutely love it

I went with the hi-rider single cab, bought 2nd hand from Queensland, for my everyday car in rural NSW, 3ry 60,000 km's in absolutely immaculate condition, like brand new, I drove up in freinds Rav, as I just sold my 15 year old Corolla ascent, the unladen 6 hour ride back was great on the highway, even on back roads it is no where near as bad as some reviews make out, and it is not harsh, it used 8L
/ 100km, and that was with A/C on ,I now have so much room for my kayak, bicycle, straw for the chooks,fire wood collecting, I love being up high, and love having a manual again, more fun to drive than an automatic, I love that is has no carpet to get in a mess with leaves and dirt, yay, so if your not a tradie this review is for you. Show details
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Country boyLitchfield, NT52 posts
  HiLux MK8.I 4x4 2.8L Turbo Diesel SR5
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Andrii M.
Andrii M.
  HiLux MK8.I 4x4 2.8L Turbo Diesel SR
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Craig A.
Craig A.
  HiLux MK8.I 4x4 2.8L Turbo Diesel SR

Great Ute but nothing lik my last 3.0L

Fuel economy is horrible! Best highway av yet is 13.5L / 100kms. I believe the v8 75 cruisers get around 12 ish Show details
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peter-pr13949Victoria38 posts
  HiLux MK8.I 4x4 2.8L Turbo Diesel SR
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Gavin D.
Gavin D.Metropolitan Adelaide, SA5 posts
  MK7.II

360k and Hilux still going strong

Toyota just don't make them like this anymore.!
We've had this Toyota 2008 hilux from 60k as an ex blue mountains council ute. D4D 3.0Td dual cab. It's been everywhere, Gibb, Finke ,Birdsville you name it. Beaches aswell. It's been very well maintained ,but hell it just keeps pulling. And haul it does 2T anytime. 360k on the same engine, sure it's had new fuel rails and injectors etc but all the required stuff is done. Toyota clutches aren't the best either. Replace that.
No DPF filters or modern rubbish ,just core 4wd stuff. Fit them out the way you want. More electronics in the 2023 stuff is more to go wrong
Parts are pretty easy to get aswell ,it might be expensive but it lasts..
HILUX ...try and break one. Show details
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Mark
MarkSydney, NSW10 posts
  HiLux MK8.I 4x2 Workmate Petrol

2017 single cab Toyota Hilux workmate

This ute looks great and handles ok. But as for the fuel economy it is a peice of crap. I drove to Canberra from Young and back which is about 360 KMs in total and it cost me around $75 - $80 return. For a 4 cylinder vehicle you should be doing that distance for around $38 - $40 return. We have another Toyota corolla and you couldn't find a better car as the fuel economy goes. As far as the Toyota Hilux workmate goes I will never buy another one of these. They are rubbish. If I had of known that they were so heavy on fuel I wouldn't have bought it in the first place. And as for Toyota lying about the fuel economy per tank they should be made to take theses vehicles of the market until they can fix the problem with the fuel economy. Show details
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Mozz B
Mozz BGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC14 posts
  HiLux MK8.I 4x2 Workmate Petrol

VERY BAD FUEL ECONOMY

Only got this a few days ago and have already used a 1/4 of a tank for 100km traveled, freeway and suburbs (No traffic and not pushing it hard at all) . Thats a whopping 19km per 100km. Absoloutely disgusting especially when Toytoa say you should get around 10km per 100L. And this is for the 4 cylynder with NO load on the back. Just the tray. This is my first ever Toyota and if the fuel economy stays like this it will be my last.

Auto transmission seems to be a bit all over the place as well. Show details

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Patto
PattoDarling Downs, QLD20 posts
  MK7.III

The Little Things Let you down, Poor Workmanship,

Over all its ok, But not what I would expect for a Toyota, The price is over the top from new. The electrics always playing up, especially in the wet. Cant keep front end wheel aligned no matter what, Suspension is rubbish from day one, After 40000 totally destroyed, Empty most the time. Whats standard in Dmax and most other vehicles is extra in Hilux. FUEL IS CRAP, Plastic from engine bay to all other parts of the vehicle become brittle after 3 years, crack break. Auto sluggish, cant make up its mind. Front rotors are horrible, bad vibrations when going down hill from day one...Normal apparently, Next Time a Dmax Show details
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Questions & Answers

Daly
Daly · HiLux MK8.I 4x4 2.8L Turbo Diesel Rogue (2015-2024)

I'm looking at purchasing the Toyota Hilux Rogue but have been told there are problems with this model. Most of what was said I chose to ignore as it sounded like "sour grapes" to me. However, one area of concern I did listen to was the Rogue going into limp mode. Is this an issue or a once off?

Rachy
Rachy · HiLux

Am i suppose to get a warning light when due for a service? 2021 hilus sr5?
Already pissed 150000kms timeing chain went by 160 parts still werent in. By 163 broken down side of the road. The customer serive i got was woful. Wish i could sell and never buy toyota agian.

Bradley T.
Bradley T. · HiLux MK6 (1998-2004)

Spedometer not working after removing cluster on 2003 toyota hilux ln167r 5l any ideas as to why not working ?

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CategoryUtesUtesUtesUtes
Starting Price $62,625$54,669$38,239$45,243
TransmissionAutomatic and ManualAutomatic and ManualAutomatic and ManualAutomatic and Manual
Drive TypeFour Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)
Fuel TypeDieselDieselPetrolDiesel
Wheels18" Alloy17" Steel16" Steel17" Steel
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Doors 2 to 42 to 42 to 42 to 4
Seats 4 to 52 to 52 to 52 to 5
Fuel Consumption8.4 L/100km8.4 L/100km10.7 L/100km7.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L80 L80 L80 L
Engine4 Cylinder 2.8L Turbo Diesel4 Cylinder 2.8L Turbo Diesel4 Cylinder 2.7L Petrol4 Cylinder 2.4L Turbo Diesel
Engine Code1GD-FTV1GD-FTV2TR-FE2GD-FTV
Max Power130kW @ 3400rpm130kW @ 3400rpm122kw @ 5200rpm110kw @ 3400rpm
Max Torque450Nm @ 1600-2400rpm450Nm @ 1600-2400rpm245Nm @ 4000rpm400Nm @ 1600-2000rpm
Country of ManufactureThailandThailandThailandThailand
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)3,200 kg3,200 kg2,500 kg2,800 kg
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)750 kg750 kg750 kg750 kg
Tray TypePick UpCab Chassis and Pick UpCab Chassis and Pick UpCab Chassis and Pick Up
Cab Options Dual and ExtraDual, Extra and SingleDual and SingleDual and Single
Maximum Payload960 kg950 kg1,210 kg1,225 kg
Ground Clearance279 mm279 mm193 mm216 mm
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)
Dimensions
Ground Clearance279 mm279 mm193 mm216 mm
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