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Toyota HiLux SR5 2018 review: snapshot

EXPERT RATING
7.5
The most popular model in the Toyota HiLux 2018 range is the SR5 model. While the SR5 badge used to be reserved for 4x4 grades, you can now get a 4x2 Hi-Rider dual-cab pick-up SR5 with a diesel auto drivetrain for $49,490. Need 4x4? There's an SR5 4x4 extra-cab pick-up model, also with a diesel auto drivetrain, priced

The most popular model in the Toyota HiLux 2018 range is the SR5 model.

While the SR5 badge used to be reserved for 4x4 grades, you can now get a 4x2 Hi-Rider dual-cab pick-up SR5 with a diesel auto drivetrain for $49,490.

Need 4x4? There's an SR5 4x4 extra-cab pick-up model, also with a diesel auto drivetrain, priced at $54,440. It’s new for 2018 as well.

Then there are the ultra-popular dual-cab 4x4 pick-up models, available in diesel manual ($54,440) or auto ($56,440).

The most fruitful spec in the range is the SR5+, which is essentially a premium interior pack for the SR5 that sees the addition of leather seats and electric seat adjustment for the driver (it adds $2000 to the list price, pushing the manual to $56,440 and the auto to $58,440). 

All SR5 models run the 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine with the six-speed manual or auto transmission.

Top of the range SR5 models come with features like a chrome sports bar, smart key and push-button start, dual-zone climate control, and 18-inch alloy wheels. You have to choose the SR5 if you want LED headlights and LED daytime running lights - definitely better than the halogens on the other models if you do a lot of driving at night.

Every HiLux comes with central locking, a digital clock, cruise control, power steering, electric windows and Toyota’s world-renowned ice-cold air-conditioning.

The sound system consists of four (extra cab) or six speakers (SR, SR+ and SR5 double cab), and a 7.0-inch touchscreen with radio, CD player, MP3 compatibility, USB port, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming. SR5 models have DAB digital radio, alongside sat nav

On the safety front, there’s electronic stability control (ESP / VSC) and seven airbags in every model.

Pricing Guides

$47,994
Based on 429 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$19,777
Highest Price
$61,888

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
ROGUE (4x4) 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $54,990 – 61,777 2018 TOYOTA HILUX 2018 ROGUE (4x4) Pricing and Specs
RUGGED (4x4) 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $50,990 – 52,990 2018 TOYOTA HILUX 2018 RUGGED (4x4) Pricing and Specs
RUGGED X (4x4) 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $55,888 – 59,990 2018 TOYOTA HILUX 2018 RUGGED X (4x4) Pricing and Specs
SR (4x4) 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $37,999 – 51,450 2018 TOYOTA HILUX 2018 SR (4x4) Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
7.5
Matt Campbell
Senior Editor

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