Snackable Review: Toyota HiLux

05 Nov 2015 Car Reviews

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Snackable Review: Toyota HiLux

Toyota pulls out all the stops for its first completely new HiLux in a decade.

PLUS

  • Variety – So many body styles means there are 31 different HiLux models to choose from, so you’re sure to find the one to suit your needs.
  • Engines – Toyota has developed all-new diesel and petrol engines that are quieter and more refined than ever.
  • Toughness – There has never been a HiLux this suitable for off-roading. It is seriously impressive in the muddy stuff.
  • Towing – Improved payload and towing capacities put the HiLux on par with its competitors for hauling stuff.
  • Interior – There’s now more room inside thanks to a raised roof and a wider cab. The new, car-like dashboard and touchscreen look good and are easy to use.
  • Strength – If there’s one thing the HiLux is famous for, it’s reliability. Toyota has added even more reinforcement and underbody protection to the HiLux chassis for maximum durability.

MINUS

  • Grunt – The new engines are good, but they’re marginally outdone by the Mazda BT-50 and Ford Ranger for power. So if you want bragging rights, the HiLux won’t quite cut it.
  • Ergonomics – We’d love more range of adjustability in the steering column. We couldn’t quite get the driver’s seating position spot on relative to the steering wheel.
  • Speedo – Unfortunately the HiLux misses out on a digital speed display. It’s not a deal-breaker, but it does make it harder to check your road speed at a glance.

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