To say that Toyota is really hitting its stride with HiLux sales is like suggesting that Steve Smith is in reasonable form, or that Lionel Messi is quite good at football.

The Toyota HiLux has just wrapped up the title of best-selling vehicle in Australia for the second year running, and the good news for buyers is that the Toyota HiLux 2018 range has seen some tweaks and changes to keep us all interested.

The model range still consists of 4x2 and 4x4 models, and you can still get single-cab, extra-cab and double-cab variants as well. But the makeup of the range has changed, with 10 existing variants having been axed in favour of 10 new versions. For those playing along at home, there are a whopping 31 different versions of the HiLux available in Australia.

The range consists of the entry-grade WorkMate, mid-range SR and SR+, and high-spec SR5 and SR5+ models spread across those different drivetrain and body-style types.

You’ve obviously decided on doing extra research on the Toyota HiLux since you’re reading this, but there’s some seriously strong competition in this class: utes like the Ford Ranger, Volkswagen Amarok, Nissan Navara, Mitsubishi Triton, Isuzu D-Max and Holden Colorado are all worthy alternatives, depending on what you want.

So, with so many options to choose from, if you’re going to buy a Toyota HiLux, which one should you buy? 

This comprehensive range review of the 2018 Toyota HiLux will help you figure it out.