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Toyota HiLux SR5 2021 review: snapshot

The SR5 and SR5+ are the top of the standard 2021 Toyota HiLux range (pictured: SR5).
EXPERT RATING
7.7

Sitting at the top of the standard 2021 Toyota HiLux range is the SR5 - and the SR5+, too.

The range has expanded for 2021, with new dual cab-chassis models added to sit alongside the dual cab ute and extra cab ute versions. SR5 models are strictly 4x4, and only available with the 2.8-litre four-cylinder engine with 150kW of power and torque rated at either 420Nm (manual) or 500Nm (auto). 

Towing capacity is rated at 750kg unbraked and 3500kg braked for all but the 4x2 dual cab SR5 Hi-Rider. Fuel use is claimed at between 7.9L and 8.1L per 100km. Payload is rated at between 995kg and 1105kg depending on the derivative.

Here’s a rundown of the SR5 and SR5+ models in terms of body style, drivetrain and pricing.

DrivetrainBodytypeTransmissionList pricing (before on-road costs)
4x2Dual cab ute Hi-Rider SR52.8L turbo diesel six-speed auto$53,690
4x4Extra cab ute SR52.8L turbo diesel six-speed auto$58,400
Dual cab-chassis SR52.8L turbo diesel six-speed auto$58,240 (new model)
Dual cab-chassi SR5+2.8L turbo diesel six-speed auto$60,920 (new model)
Dual cab ute SR52.8L turbo diesel six-speed manual$57,920
2.8L turbo diesel six-speed auto$59,920
Dual cab ute SR5+2.8L turbo diesel six-speed manual$60,420
2.8L turbo diesel six-speed auto$62.420

The SR5 variants add LED headlights, two-tone 18-inch alloy wheels, a sports bar (pick-ups only), model-specific tail-lights, satellite navigation, keyless entry with push-button start, digital radio and a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear selector.

The SR5+ version nets eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats and leather-accented upholstery over the SR5 for $2500 extra. SR5 HiLux still only has single-zone climate control, but you’re also getting carpet flooring here.

The SR5, of course, also gets the 8.0-inch media screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 4.2-inch driver info screen, auto headlights, and a safety technology list including 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. Blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert remain unavailable on HiLux SR5 / SR5+, and the new cab-chassis models don’t get a reversing camera but it’s standard on pick-up models.

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

EXPERT RATING
7.7
Matt Campbell
Senior Editor

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Pricing Guide

$53,690

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