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Toyota HiAce Review, For Sale, Specs, Interior, Models & Colours

The Toyota HiAce is the workhorse's workhorse, and it's enjoyed an unprecedented run of success over the last two decades as the tradie's tool of choice.

Simple, rugged and dependable, there's nothing fancy about the big box on wheels. The dependable four-cylinder petrol engine is mounted underneath the passenger compartment to maximise available load space, and it can take a pallet of freight with ease. Its dominance has been challenged in recent years, though, by vans from Hyundai and Ford, while Chinese brands like Haval are also doing their best to unseat the HiAce from its lofty perch.

Current prices range from $44,230 for the HiAce LWB to $72,230 for the HiAce Slwb Commuter GL (12 Seats).

Toyota HiAce Dimensions

The dimensions of the Toyota HiAce Commercial and People mover vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2022 Commercial 1990x1950x5265 mm 179 mm
2022 People mover 2280x1950x5915 mm 187 mm
2021 Commercial 1990x1950x5265 mm 179 mm
2021 People mover 2280x1950x5915 mm 187 mm
2020 Commercial 1990x1950x5265 mm 179 mm
2020 People mover 2280x1950x5915 mm 187 mm
2019 Commercial 1980x1695x4695 mm 160 mm
2019 People mover 2285x1880x5380 mm 155 mm
2018 Commercial 1980x1695x4695 mm 160 mm
2018 People mover 2285x1880x5380 mm 155 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota HiAce Dimensions

Toyota HiAce Accessories

The Toyota HiAce Crew Van has a large 8.0-inch multimedia touchscreen, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as cruise control, digital radio, digital rear view mirror, front and rear fog lights, satellite navigation, and more.

Toyota HiAce Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Toyota HiAce varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $44,230 and going to $72,230 for the latest year the model was manufactured. 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
2022 Commercial 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $44,230 $55,230
2022 People mover 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP SEQ AUTO $69,230 $72,230
2021 People mover 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP SEQ AUTO $69,630
2021 Commercial 3.5L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $31,200 $56,540
2020 Commercial 3.5L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $28,700 $54,120
2020 People mover 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP SEQ AUTO $50,800 $69,300
2019 Commercial 2.7L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $25,400 $50,490
2019 People mover 2.7L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $40,300 $64,020
2018 Commercial 2.7L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $22,800 $44,440
2018 People mover 2.7L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $36,600 $54,450
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Toyota HiAce Q&As

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

  • Why has my Toyota HiAce van's gearbox failed?

    This does sound like an odd one, to be honest. It’s certainly possible to wear out a clutch in a very short space of time if you drive the car badly, but I’m trying to work out how a gearbox could fail at such a short mileage without there having been something wrong with it from the start. I’d also love to know why Toyota thinks the problem does not constitute a valid warranty claim.

    Has the vehicle been used to tow exceptionally heavy loads? Are there any other extraordinary circumstances that makes Toyota think that the issue is a driver-abuse or neglect scenario?

    I’d start by by-passing your dealership and contacting Toyota Australia’s customer service division. It might also be useful to have the damaged gearbox independently inspected by a specialist who might be able to pin-point the cause of the wear and help determine what happens next. If it can be shown that a component was faulty or simply failed too early, then I’d say you have a good case to pursue a warranty claim.

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  • Why does my 2007 Toyota Hiace make a whistling noise?

    I’ll take a stab in the dark here and suggest that your van is a turbo-diesel (there was a petrol version offered as well, but the diesel was much more popular). If that’s the case, you could be dealing with a turbocharger that’s showing wear. Specifically, this is likely to be in the turbo’s bearing which will become noisy (and potentially emit a whistling noise) as the bearing starts to degrade. Turbochargers often spin at speeds of up to 250,000rpm, so the bearing really has its work cut out.

    The clue to all this is that the vehicle starts whistling when you press the throttle; that is, when you place a load on the engine and ask the turbocharger to start providing boost. That’s when the worn bearing becomes loaded (and noisy). But you could also be looking at something much simpler such as an exhaust that has collapsed internally and is offering a whistling soundtrack, or even a loose piece of intake plumbing that is also allowing the air passing over it to whistle. Perhaps there’s something in the gearbox that is making a high-pitched noise as well. You really need to have the vehicle looked at by somebody who knows their HiAces and take it from there.
     

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  • Toyota HiAce 2003: Which variant is the best?

    There’s no real difference in reliability or maintenance, but the SBV is more comfortable and feels a little safer with a little more sheetmetal ahead of you. I would prefer to be driving the SBV. It’s value would be $6000-$8000.

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  • Toyota HiAce 2018: Whistling sound

    It’s unlikely to be in your engine as such; rather it’s probably associated with the engine’s intake system. As it’s new take it to your Toyota dealer and have them fix it under warranty.

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Toyota HiAce Towing Capacity

The Toyota HiAce has maximum towing capacity of 1900kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2022 People mover 1500kg 1500kg
2022 Commercial 1500kg 1900kg
2021 Commercial 1400kg 1900kg
2021 People mover 1500kg 1500kg
2020 Commercial 1400kg 1900kg
2020 People mover 1500kg 1500kg
2019 Commercial 1000kg 1900kg
2019 People mover 1400kg 1500kg
2018 Commercial 1000kg 1400kg
2018 People mover 1400kg 1400kg
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Toyota HiAce Seats

The Toyota HiAce Crew Van has a good driving position with ample seat adjustability. With seating for the driver and one front passenger the HiAce is only a five-seater, where key competitors can seat six. There's rear seating for up to three passengers, each with three head restraints, three full lap-sash belts and ISOFIX on the two outer positions.

Toyota HiAce Fuel Consumption

The Toyota HiAce is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.5L/100km for Commercial /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2022 Commercial 7.5L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2022 Commercial 12L/100km 3.5L ULP 6 SP SEQ AUTO
2022 People mover 2.8L Diesel 6 SP SEQ AUTO
2021 Commercial 7.5L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2021 Commercial 12.4L/100km 3.5L ULP 6 SP MAN
2021 People mover 2.8L Diesel 6 SP SEQ AUTO
2020 Commercial 7.5L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2020 Commercial 12.4L/100km 3.5L ULP 6 SP MAN
2020 People mover 2.8L Diesel 6 SP SEQ AUTO
2019 Commercial 8L/100km 3.0L Diesel 5 SP MAN
2019 Commercial 10.1L/100km 2.7L ULP 5 SP MAN
2019 People mover 8L/100km 3.0L Diesel 5 SP MAN
2019 People mover 10.9L/100km 2.7L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2018 Commercial 8L/100km 3.0L Diesel 5 SP MAN
2018 Commercial 10.1L/100km 2.7L ULP 5 SP MAN
2018 People mover 8L/100km 3.0L Diesel 5 SP MAN
2018 People mover 10.9L/100km 2.7L ULP 6 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Toyota HiAce Pricing and Specs for 2022

Toyota HiAce Interior

The Toyota HiAce Crew Van features opening side-door glass, but lacks the robust moulded polycarbonate bulkhead found in key competitors (which insulates their crew zones from cargo bay noise and double as sturdy cargo barriers). There are numerous bottle/cup holders and storage bins for driver and front passengers, but the absence of these conveniences in the sliding rear side-doors is a significant oversight of rear passenger comfort that should be addressed.

Toyota HiAce Wheel Size

The Toyota HiAce has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 215x70 R16C for Commercial in 2022.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2022 Commercial 215x70 R16C 215x70 R16C
2022 People mover 235x65 R16C 235x65 R16C
2021 Commercial 215x70 R16C 215x70 R16C
2021 People mover 235x65 R16C 235x65 R16C
2020 Commercial 215x70 R16C 215x70 R16C
2020 People mover 235x65 R16C 235x65 R16C
2019 Commercial 195 R15 15x6.5 inches 195 R15 15x6.5 inches
2019 People mover 195 R15 15x6 inches 195 R15 15x6 inches
2018 Commercial 195 R15 15x6.5 inches 195 R15 15x6.5 inches
2018 People mover 195 R15 15x6 inches 195 R15 15x6 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota HiAce Wheel Sizes

Toyota HiAce Colours

  • French Vanilla
  • Quicksilver
  • Blue Armour
  • Goldrush
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Toyota HiAce 2019.

Toyota HiAce Speed

The Toyota HiAce Crew Van weighs more than two tonnes, and despite a relatively modest engine displacement has ample torque which provides excellent throttle response and relatively brisk acceleration. Expect 0-100km/h acceleration in the 10- to 12-second zone.