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Hyundai Iload vs Toyota HiAce

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Hyundai Iload
Hyundai Iload

$24,990 - $47,980

2020 price

Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce

$49,990 - $97,988

2023 price

Summary

2020 Hyundai Iload
2023 Toyota HiAce
Safety Rating

Engine Type
Diesel Turbo 4, 2.5L

Diesel Turbo 4, 2.8L
Fuel Type
Diesel

Diesel
Fuel Efficiency
8.8L/100km (combined)

8.2L/100km (combined)
Seating
3

2
Dislikes

  • Short service intervals
  • No fold-down inboard driver’s armrest
2020 Hyundai Iload Summary

The current generation iLoad was launched in 2008. With only minor upgrades during its first decade on sale, it was recently given its first facelift with a new grille design plus new comfort and convenience features.

These updates don't change the fact that the iLoad is now stretching beyond the usual 10-year generational lifespan for LCV models, yet it continues to generate strong sales in a softening market.

It currently commands more than 23 per cent of the mid-size (2.5 to 3.5 tonne) commercial van segment, topped only by Toyota's dominant HiAce with a 33 per cent market share. The closest competitor behind the iLoad is Ford's Transit Custom with only 11 per cent.

We recently spent a week with the iLoad, to find out why this venerable Korean workhorse maintains its popularity in a mid-size van market packed with hungry competitors.

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2023 Toyota HiAce Summary

Toyota doesn't make hasty decisions and with good reason. As one of the world’s largest and longest-running automotive manufacturers (founded 1937), it applies the same rigorous assessment of each new model proposal or running change. 

That ensures each green light stacks up as a viable business case, from which the company is assured of getting a worthwhile return on its investment.

This pragmatic approach was evident in Toyota’s decision in 2022 to offer a rear barn-door option for its HiAce van. Given this iconic commercial vehicle was launched in 1967, it’s taken 55 years for Toyota to finally offer an alternative to the HiAce's signature swing-up tailgate. 

Barn doors are ideal for those needing forklift access to cargo bays, so we assume this decision was prompted not only by competitors offering similar options but also growing demand from Toyota’s all-important fleet buyers. We recently tested one to see if this long-awaited option is on the money.

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