Should have listened to dad!
After owning a 2021 workmate, I decided to upgrade to the 2022 Hilux duel cab 4x4 so I could ferry the family around. I cannot fault this car mechanically, it’s powerful, quiet and returns 8.5lt/100km. The only negatives are the internal finishings scratch way too easily, the rides a bit rough without weight and the turning circle is terrible. All are small trade offs for just how good everything else is! 9.5/10 car for us.
Purchased in at Toyota Dealers for $59,000.
The fuel consumption is really bad
I bought a brand new Hilux 2.7 petrol 2022. I fit a full-size canopy on the back of the tray. I've been able to Only Drive 350 kilometers with one full tank of around 60 liters. I went to Toyota and I said to them your car has faulty but they said because of the canopy your fuel consumption jumped higher. Before I decided to buy this car I check the specification and it said an average of 9.8L to 11.8L per 100 kilometers. The reality was over 16L per 100 kilometers. I sold my car straight away.
Purchased in for $30,000.
Not such a great work ute.
Work ute for trady to carry tools and parts from base to work sites. This ute is used 5 days a week traveling aprox 120 kms per day. My company purchased the car in April this year brand new so it has only had its complementary service so far. We will have it serviced as per log book.
The driver noted that the hand brake warning alarm sounds regularly as the zipped fabric cover on the base of the handbrake holds the leaver up a little so it does not disengage the alarm. The gear box is clunky between gears, and the motor very thirsty.
Purchased in at Scarboro Toyota for $28,500.
Manual Gearbox + Tub = Fuel Efficiency
Comparing my current 2021 2.8L Workmate 4x4 manual with the previous 2019 2.4L automatic I had. Auto model had aluminium tray and I never saw less than 12L/100km....14L/100km was the norm. My current Workmate regularly returns 8.4 to 8.9L/100km with the worst being 10.1L/100km. I put the difference down to the manual gearbox and the tub body....oh, and having tyres to 40psi makes a markedly difference in bringing the fuel efficiency towards the 8.4L/100km figure.
Purchased in .
2019 work mate ute
Hi all 4x2 work mate owners as a lot know it’s bumpy as it is a work horse, thinking of changing seats putting rav4 or something similar what do people think, and the reason for this is I do long drives and back problems, would like to hear peoples feed back please
Purchased in for $29,000.
Toyota FAIL - give the 2021 Rogue a miss
I wont bother with the great things that these vehicles provide - 4x4 - drive train etc
What I will say, is the Rogue tag is supposed to be the upper class version of the SR5 - and it falls far short of the mark
Let me qualify that I am NOT using this vehicle for tradie use, Im more of a snob ute owner
The WORST - the roller shutter tub cover - broke down requiring replacement after 6,000 klms. Toyota don't have any replacement components in the country, so they gave me a loose 3-4 month timeframe to repair it., AND they forced me to go out of ...
Purchased for $82,000.
Best ute hands down
The SR5 is a very competent ute straight out of the box. The vehicle is 3years old with 50,000 kms with zero issues. I find it quite interesting seeing so many negative reviews here. Some people will never be pleased and that's because they either bought the wrong vehicle, or done modifications, overload, or simply not having any understanding / lack of knowledge or mechanical sympathy. I am talking about people having warped discs pulling an excavator (should've bought an F truck), high fuel consumption ( hey, it's 2t unladen, then you will pu...t all your accessories and mud terrain tyres and cargo and can't get it under 12l/100km?) Yes, there will be mechanical issues, but Toyota is probably the best getting things right. If your vehicle always went to an authorised Toyota dealer, not been modified (tuning chips, etc.) they will always help. The ridiculous resale value of the HiLux only shows how dependable they are.
Purchased for $55,000.
I’m not excited
Purchased this car brand new in 2021. The most obvious let down to me is the cheap plastic that gets scratched! I thought spending $50k on a car would get me a good quality interior but I was very wrong. The car drives ok but the turning circle is really bad. This was supposed to be my dream car but I’m not excited to have it and to have paid $50k cash for it.
A great, honest ute.
I have a 2017 SR5 4x4.
It now has 165,000 kms on the clock and has been trouble free so far. Have been up to date with all services. The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is because it lacks a little bit of power. I probably should have got a tune early on. That just me being picky though. Other than that it goes great off and on road.
Purchased in .
2021 Workmate, single cab.
I agree pretty much with what JohnB wrote. Just returned from a trip to Canberra back to the Shoalhaven. Went via the Hume Hwy. This is the first long trip I have done in this car. Very unimpressed with the auto gearbox. The thing has no idea what it’s doing. Fuel consumption woeful. And as for traction, it was raining when we left Nowra and going up the mountain roads was a real experience. Had to be very careful not to loose it on steep grades and hair pin bends. Was actually a bit better coming down.
I’ll just have to learn to live with this car. It is a second car and won’t get a lot of work and won’t be doing a lot of long distance driving. So for that reason I’ll most likely be able to live with it. And also no INTERMITTENT WIPERS!!!
Purchased in .
Worst value car I ever had
This vehicle is a work car, there was no ability to select anything, except for tow bar, etc.
I got this vehicle new.
Before the end of the first tank of fuel., I saw random failures of every electronic aid, ie Emergency Brake Assist, Lane Change, Anti Lock Brakes system failure, please visit the dealer. etc. Then one day, every system failed. It turned off the car to reset and then kept going. The dealer could find no errors logged and no issues with the car, in other words, they did a software fix and elected not to say anything.
Firstly, ...if you buy the petrol new there are some things to understand. 1. The engine probably has a wear-in algorithm. For the first 1k, the car performance is woeful. For the next 10k, the performance is slightly better. After that, I am at 35k, the performance is better, not because it approaches reasonable. But because you have such low values to start with, that any improvement is welcomed. 2. This car can theoretically tow 2800kg with 1000kg in the car. I have only done 1000kg all up and the car was always searching for a lower gear. I plan to test the full load, I have a lot of patience and will definitely need it. 3. While this is a work car and cost is not important, this is still a $40k vehicle, that comes standard without intermittent wipers. Yes, you read correctly. My previous personal car was a Kia Sportage Platinum Diesel, bought new, same price point. after 300k on the clock, didn't miss a beat, heaps of torque, great fuel economy (6L/100k), it had everything including intermittent wipers. 4. While the complete lack of power is one thing (one passenger, 100kg in the tray at most). The fuel economy is woeful (the best = 10.3/100k). I have towed with this and seeing 15-20l/100k is to be expected. The car drives in a reasonable manner, but it is dangerous in the wet. Unless you have 500kg in the tray or 4 people in the cab, the car has very little traction. Sure the tires might last indefinitely, but that doesn't help when you have plowed thru a corner because of a lack of traction. On my paving stone driveway which has a slight incline, I got bogged. Yes. there was a very small pile of dirt the car had to navigate. That was clearly well beyond its capabilities.
Purchased in for $39,998.
Warning Do not buy this pile of junk
This is a warning , Toyota has failed big time with the dpf, I am a long time owner of mostly Toyota because they are the best of the worst , I purchased a 2017 Hilux 2.8 high rider with 150 thou kms from Toyota dealer dpf failed first day I give it back and went back to a 2010 sr5 3ltr d4d just a better car all round it just blows me away
Purchased for $30,000.
I use my Hilux as a hybrid work and family weekend recreational vehicle. So much space for tools and camping gear! Surprisingly comfortable to drive on the highway and a very capable off road vehicle. Oh What a Feeling!
Purchased in for $38,000.
Best vehicle that ticks all the boxes, value, comfort, rugged and reliability
Use my sr5 double cab for daily commute to and from work and towing trailer/boat, gets a.full dealer service at required intervals 15k. No issues at all and don't expect any time
Purchased in .
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Fantastic to drive
I use this vehicle for work and it is beautiful to drive. I have only done 45000kms due to lockdowns. It has a 3 window canopy, central locking all round.
Purchased in at Kapiti Toyota for $50,000.
Questions & Answers
Just wanted to know what the new 2.4 l turbo Diesel engines are like not sure to get one or stick with a 2.7 l petrol workmate
Will a hard lid from a 2018 hilux Rouge fit a 2016 hilux SR5 SR5
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|Transmission||Automatic and Manual||Automatic and Manual||Automatic and Manual||Automatic|
|Drive Type||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)|
|Wheels||16" Steel||17" Steel||17" Steel||17" Steel|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Doors||2 to 4||2 to 4||2 to 4||2 to 4|
|Seats||2 to 5||2 to 5||4 to 5||4 to 5|
|Fuel Consumption||10.7 L/100km||7.8 L/100km||7.9 L/100km||7.9 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||80 L||80 L||80 L||80 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.7L Petrol||4 Cylinder 2.4L Turbo Diesel||4 Cylinder 2.8L Turbo Diesel||4 Cylinder 2.8L Turbo Diesel|
|Max Power||122kw @ 5200rpm||110kw @ 3400rpm||130kw @ 3400rpm||130kW @ 3400rpm|
|Max Torque||245Nm @ 4000rpm||400Nm @ 1600-2000rpm||450Nm @ 1600-2400rpm||450Nm @ 1600-2400rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||2,500 kg||2,800 kg||2,800 kg||2,800 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Tray Type||Cab Chassis and Pick Up||Cab Chassis and Pick Up||Pick Up||Pick Up|
|Cab Options||Dual and Single||Dual and Single||Dual and Extra||Dual and Extra|
|Maximum Payload||1,210 kg||1,225 kg||1,000 kg||1,030 kg|
|Ground Clearance||193 mm||216 mm||311 mm||311 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||193 mm||216 mm||311 mm||311 mm|
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