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

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 $48,886 for the HiAce LWB to $80,656 for the HiAce Slwb Commuter GL (12 Seats).

Toyota HiAce Dimensions

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

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2024 Commercial 1990x1950x5265 mm 179 mm
2024 Other 1990x1950x5265 mm 179 mm
2024 People mover 2280x1950x5915 mm 187 mm
2023 Commercial 1990x1950x5265 mm 179 mm
2023 Other 1990x1950x5265 mm 179 mm
2023 People mover 2280x1950x5915 mm 187 mm
2022 Commercial 1990x1950x5265 mm 179 mm
2022 People mover 2280x1950x5915 mm 187 mm
2021 People mover 2280x1950x5915 mm 187 mm
2021 Commercial 1990x1950x5265 mm 179 mm
2020 People mover 2280x1950x5915 mm 187 mm
2020 Commercial 1990x1950x5265 mm 179 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota HiAce Dimensions

Toyota HiAce Accessories

The HiAce comes ready for hard work on sturdy 16-inch steel wheels with plastic covers and 215/60R16 tyres plus a full-size spare, along with a large centre console offering a variety of storage options. 

Toyota HiAce Accessories

Toyota HiAce Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Toyota HiAce varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $48,886 and going to $80,656 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
2024 Commercial 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $48,886 $60,196
2024 Other 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP SEQ AUTO $53,886 $53,886
2024 People mover 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP SEQ AUTO $77,656 $80,656
2023 People mover 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP SEQ AUTO
2023 Other 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP SEQ AUTO
2023 Commercial 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP SEQ AUTO $61,160
2022 People mover 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP SEQ AUTO
2022 Commercial 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $38,280 $59,730
2021 People mover 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP SEQ AUTO
2021 Commercial 3.5L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $30,800 $51,920
2020 People mover 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO
2020 Commercial 3.5L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $28,160 $47,630
See All Toyota HiAce Pricing and Specs

Toyota HiAce Q&As

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

  • What are the best van options for wheelchair modifications?

    From the sounds of things, you need a vehicle that can accommodate the wheelchair as an actual seat in the car rather than having the chair folded and stored for the journey. With that in mind, a van or people-mover is by far the best best bet and the news is good, because there are plenty of choices. For a while there, people were converting Ford Falcon station-wagons for this task, but since the Falcon is no longer made, vans have become the new default vehicle to convert. Which makes plenty of sense.

    There are specialist firms around that will carry out whatever conversion you require and tailor-make the ramps, lock-down points and grab-rails you need to make it work for you. Switched on companies will sit down with you and discuss your precise requirements and engineer something bespoke if necessary.

    At the moment, the list of car choices is pretty long and includes the new Hyundai Staria, VW Caddy, LDV G10, VW Caravelle, Renault Kangoo, Renault Trafic, Hyundai iLoad, Mercedes-Benz V-Class, Toyota HiAce and, in case you need something really big, even the Toyota Coaster. Some of these companies are also registered as NDIS suppliers.

    But don’t rule out a second-hand vehicle, either. There are websites around listing used wheelchair-accessible cars for sale. Some will be ex-taxis, but others can be relatively low-kilometre cars that might just have the exact layout you were looking for.

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  • What van should I get to build a camper van?

    Mitsubishi’s L300 Express was available as a four-wheel-drive model way back in the 1980s (83 to 86) and was a very popular van to convert for camping thanks to that all-wheel-drive grip that allowed it to tackle rough roads with little problem. After 1986, a few of the later model Express 4WD vans (often badged Delica) made it into Australia as private imports, and there are a few of them around now to choose from.

    The requirement to be able to stand up inside the vehicle will limit your choices a little, but popular vans like the Toyota HiAce, Ford Transit and Mercedes-Benz Vito were available in a high-roof configuration. Even though they lacked all-wheel-drive, generally rugged construction means they should cope with dirt roads pretty well. They just won’t have the grip for off-road work.

    As with any second-hand commercial vehicle, try to find out what it did in its previous life. A van that has been used for hard labour might well be worn out. And don’t forget, nobody bought these things new for anything other than a working life.

    If, on the other hand, you’re shipping for a brand-new van, there are plenty of options from Ford, Mercedes, Peugeot, Fiat, Toyota and more. The vast majority of them use a turbo-diesel engine so will be quite economical and many also offer an automatic transmission for ease of driving. Choose the one that suits your intended layout best in terms of side and rear doors and the ability to climb from the front seat into the van area without leaving the vehicle (some have cargo barriers that will prevent this).

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  • I am looking for a used van... do you have any recommendations?

    Rather than concentrate on a particular brand, the best advice is to find a vehicle with a full service history and signs that it has lived an easy life. Too often, commercial vehicles like vans are bought by their first owner and used and abused. They’re nearly always purchased with a job in mind, and that job can often wreck them or at least shorten their lives.

    Sometimes, the down-time associated with proper servicing means that maintenance is skipped, other times the sheer weight of the cargo being carried puts a lot of strain on mechanical components. A van that has been used by, say, a pool chemical company might have been exposed to highly corrosive chemicals every day of its life and could be hiding lots of rust. Even a florist’s van might have every nook and cranny filled with potting mix, waiting to become damp and start the rusting process.

    Another good idea is to buy a van that has already been converted to a camper. This conversion is not an inexpensive process, so letting the previous owner spend the money is a terrific concept. Keep an eye on the classifieds for a van that has done a tour of duty with a grey nomad or van-lifer, and is now up for sale as the owner moves on to something new.

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  • 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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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
2024 Other 1500kg 1500kg
2024 People mover 1500kg 1500kg
2024 Commercial 1500kg 1900kg
2023 Other 1500kg 1500kg
2023 People mover 1500kg 1500kg
2023 Commercial 1500kg 1900kg
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
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Toyota HiAce Seats

The HiAce has two bucket seats with the driver's seat offering adjustable lumbar support.

Toyota HiAce Seats

Toyota HiAce Engine

The 1GD-FTV 2.8 litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel produces 130kW at 3400rpm and in auto models has 450Nm of torque between 1600-2400rpm. 

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
2024 Commercial 7.5L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2024 Other 8.4L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP SEQ AUTO
2024 People mover 2.8L Diesel 6 SP SEQ AUTO
2023 Commercial 7.5L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2023 Other 8.4L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP SEQ AUTO
2023 People mover 2.8L Diesel 6 SP SEQ AUTO
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 9.5L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Toyota HiAce Pricing and Specs for 2024

Toyota HiAce Interior

The two-tone dash layout is neat and functional with easy-to-use controls and instrumentation. There are also useful creature comforts like a tilt-and-reach adjustable leather-accented steering wheel, manual air-con, two 12-volt cabin accessory sockets and a two-speaker multimedia system with big 8.0-inch touchscreen and multiple connectivity.

Toyota HiAce Interior

Toyota HiAce Boot Space

The HiAce LWB has a total load volume of 6.2 cubic metres.

Toyota HiAce Boot space
Shown above are boot space details for the Toyota HiAce 2022.

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 2024.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2024 Commercial 215x70 R16C 215x70 R16C
2024 Other 215x70 R16C 215x70 R16C
2024 People mover 235x65 R16C 235x65 R16C
2023 Commercial 215x70 R16C 215x70 R16C
2023 Other 215x70 R16C 215x70 R16C
2023 People mover 235x65 R16C 235x65 R16C
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 16x7 inches 215x70 R16C 16x7 inches
2020 People mover 235x65 R16C 235x65 R16C
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota HiAce Wheel Sizes

Toyota HiAce Colours

'French Vanilla' is the only colour offered

  • French Vanilla
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Toyota HiAce Speed

Can accelerate from 0-100km/h in approximately 10-11 seconds. Top speed is approximately 190km/h. 

Toyota HiAce Range

Toyota claims an official combined average of 8.2L/100km, which equates to a driving range of more than 800km from its 70-litre diesel tank.