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Toyota HiLux SR 2021 review: snapshot

The middle tier of the regular 2021 Toyota HiLux range is the SR variant (pictured: HiLux SR).
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The middle tier of the regular 2021 Toyota HiLux range is the SR variant, which is also available in a better equipped SR+ spec, too.

The range of SR and SR+ variants spans single cab-chassis, extra cab-chassis and ute, and dual cab-chassis and ute models. It is diesel only, and in fact the diesel fitted here is the 2.8-litre four-cylinder - a step up on what you find in the Workmate grade below.

As such, the 2.8-litre four-cylinder is good for 150kW of power and either 420Nm of torque (manual) or 500Nm of torque (auto). It’s available in 2WD (towing maximum braked capacity: 2800kg) and 4WD (towing max capacity: 3500kg). Payload ranges between 995kg and 1250kg depending on the bodystyle/drivetrain.

Here’s a rundown of the SR and SR+ models you can choose from:

DrivetrainBodytype / variantEngine and transmissionList pricing (before on-road costs)
4x2Extra cab ute Hi-Rider SR2.8L turbo diesel, six-speed auto$44,210
dual cab ute Hi-Rider SR2.8L turbo diesel, six-speed manual$43,230
2.8L turbo diesel, six-speed auto$45,320
4x4Single cab-chassis SR2.8L turbo diesel, six-speed manual$45,590
2.8L turbo diesel, six-speed auto$44,590
Extra cab-chassis SR2.8L turbo diesel, six-speed manual$46,250
2.8L turbo diesel, six-speed auto$48,250
Dual cab-chassis SR2.8L turbo diesel, six-speed manual$48,510
2.8L turbo diesel, six-speed auto$50,660
Dual cab ute SR2.8L turbo diesel, six-speed manual$50,010
2.8L turbo diesel, six-speed auto$52,160

Single cab SR models get 17-inch silver steel wheels, while extra cab and dual cab models have black rims. Then there are black side steps, and dual cab SR models get a 60:40 split fold rear seat base with stowable armrest, and 4x4 models get a rear differential lock.

Think you need more? The SR+ dual cab pick-up adds $2000 to the asking price and adds dark-grey 17-inch alloy wheels, satellite navigation and digital radio. 

That’s beyond what you get in the Workmate models, including a new 8.0-inch media screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 4.2-inch driver info screen, auto headlights, and a comprehensive safety kit list with auto emergency braking (AEB) that works at speeds 50km/h-180km/h, as well as pedestrian and cyclist detection (10km/h-80km/h), lane departure warning with lane keeping assist, speed sign recognition and warning, and adaptive cruise control on autos. There’s no blind spot monitoring or rear cross traffic alert and Toyota doesn’t offer a reversing camera on cab-chassis models - it’s standard on pick-up models.

There are dual front, front side, driver’s knee and full-length curtain, for a total of seven airbags. Two ISOFIX outboard attachments and two loop-style top-tethers for baby seats are fitted to dual cabs

EXPERT RATING
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Matt Campbell
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$42,590

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