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Hyundai iLoad

The Hyundai iLoad is a commercial van that was introduced to the Australian market in 2008.

Since its inception, all iLoads have come with a turbo-diesel engine that provides drive to the rear wheels.

Both a five-speed automatic and manual transmission were used until the iLoad’s update in 2012, where the manual gearbox was replaced with a six-speed unit.

Pricing for the iLoad ranges from $39,680-$44,890 for the Iload 3S Liftback and Iload 6S Twin Swing variants, respectively. Class rivals include the Ford Transit, Volkswagen Transporter, and Toyota HiAce.

The car is mechanically similar to the Hyundai iMax, which alters many of the iLoad’s interior components for use as a people mover.

The vehicle can also be known as the Hyundai Starex, Grand Starex and Starex Royale, Hyundai i800, and Ram H100.

 

Hyundai iLoad Dimensions

The dimensions of the Hyundai iLoad Commercial and Other vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 Commercial 1935x1920x5125 mm 190 mm
2021 Other 1935x1920x5125 mm 190 mm
2020 Commercial 1935x0x5125 mm
2020 Other 1935x0x5125 mm
2019 Commercial 1935x1920x5125 mm 190 mm
2018 Commercial 1935x1920x5125 mm 190 mm
2017 Commercial 1935x1920x5125 mm 190 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai iLoad Dimensions

Hyundai iLoad Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Hyundai iLoad here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Are there any problems with the diesel engines in the 2017 Hyundai iLoad?

    Hyundai’s diesel engines are generally regarded as being among the better ones on the market. That’s probably because the South Korean domestic market has been switched on to small capacity diesels for decades and, as a result, Hyundai has been building them just as long.

    But, like any modern turbo-diesel, the iLoad’s diesel can be prone to a build-up of black gunk in the intake system, a result of diesel soot and oil mist mixing as part of the vehicle’s own emissions-control systems. The other problem that has cropped up a few times now is a failed turbocharger unit. Generally, this has been the result of a blocked oilway that feeds lubricating oil to the turbo’s bearing. This is a narrow oilway and any sludge in the engine can block it and starve the turbo of its oil. Which is when the turbo itself fails.

    That’s far more likely to happen in a vehicle that has not had the correct maintenance with regards oil changes. So check the service handbook before handing over the cash and only buy a second-hand iLoad with a full and correct service history.

     

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  • What is the best van for a camper conversion for less than $15000?

    The Hyundai iLoad/iMax is a great buy for what you intend to use it for, as they're big, robust and roomy boxes on wheels. Not especially quiet, refined or car-like, but well suited to a camper conversion.

    However, you must ensure that the example you are looking at has a full and regular service record. This is because the well-known diesel engine and turbo failures are connected with lapsed servicing. It seems oil sludge builds up, thus starving the engine and turbo of sufficient lubrication.

    But here's the tricky bit. Hyundai recommended that all scheduled servicing was carried out every 15,000km, when actually 10,000km maximum was closer to the truth for vans that were driven regularly or had a hard life. Which is most of them.

    So, you need to buy on condition as well as service history, to ensure you get the promised long-life out of the iLoad/iMax. If that's the case, you can expect to hit 300,000km without any major issues. Just get that oil changed regularly!

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  • Hyundai iLoad 2009: Can I replace the engine?

    I don't believe there is one, but try the Castlemaine Rod Shop (03 5472 2853) as they do a lot of that sort of thing and might have something they could help you with. If they don’t you could have the conversion done by a Vicroads accredited engineer, but it would an expensive exercise and I would think it would be more economical to buy a replacement diesel engine for your van.

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  • Hyundai iLoad: How reliable is the engine and turbo?

    The key to getting a decent run out of the iLoad is to change the oil more frequently. Change it every 5000 km. But if you’re not sure about its reliability certainly walk away. The HiAce is probably the best bet for you, but you could consider a VW Transporter, Mercedes-Benz Vito or Renault Trafic.

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Hyundai iLoad Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Hyundai iLoad varies based on the trim level you choose. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 Other 2.5L, Diesel, 5 SP AUTO
2021 Commercial 2.5L, Diesel, 5 SP AUTO $41,030
2021 Commercial 2.5L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $39,680 $44,890
2021 Other 2.5L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $41,700 $44,890
2020 Other 2.5L, Diesel, 5 SP AUTO
2020 Commercial 2.5L, Diesel, 5 SP AUTO $41,030
2019 Commercial 2.5L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $25,100 $39,930
2018 Commercial 2.4L, PULP, 5 SP MAN $20,800 $44,110
2017 Commercial 2.4L, PULP, 5 SP MAN $17,500 $35,090
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Hyundai iLoad Towing Capacity

The Hyundai iLoad has maximum towing capacity of 2000kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 Commercial 1500kg 2000kg
2021 Other 1500kg 2000kg
2020 Other 0kg 0kg
2020 Commercial 0kg 2000kg
2019 Commercial 1500kg 2000kg
2018 Commercial 1500kg 2000kg
2017 Commercial 1500kg 2000kg
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Hyundai iLoad Wheel Size

The Hyundai iLoad has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 215x70 R16 for Commercial in 2021 with a wheel size that spans from —.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 Commercial 215x70 R16 215x70 R16
2021 Other 215x70 R16 215x70 R16
2019 Commercial 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
2018 Commercial 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
2017 Commercial 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai iLoad Wheel Sizes

Hyundai iLoad Seats

The following Hyundai iLoad is available with either three or six seats in the Crew configuration. All variants come with woven two tone grey seats.

Hyundai iLoad Seats
Shown above are seat details for the Hyundai iLoad 2019.

Hyundai iLoad Interior

The Hyundai iLoad is built with utility in mind, so it's no surprise its interior has hard plastic trim in adundance, with almost no trace of leather in sight. As these images show, the dashboard has a rather generic design, but the enclosed touchscreen does come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, which is a bonus.

Hyundai iLoad Fuel Consumption

The Hyundai iLoad is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.6L/100km for Commercial /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 Commercial 7.6L/100km 2.5L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2021 Other 7.6L/100km 2.5L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2020 Commercial 7.6L/100km 2.5L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2020 Other 7.6L/100km 2.5L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2019 Commercial 7.6L/100km 2.5L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2018 Commercial 7.6L/100km 2.5L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2018 Commercial 10.1L/100km 2.4L PULP 5 SP MAN
2017 Commercial 7.6L/100km 2.5L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2017 Commercial 10.1L/100km 2.4L PULP 5 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Hyundai iLoad Pricing and Specs for 2021

Hyundai iLoad Colours

  • Hyper metallic
  • Timeless black
  • Creamy white
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Hyundai iLoad 2019.