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Toyota HiLux 1988

The 1988 Toyota HiLux range of configurations is currently priced from $2,300. Our most recent review of the 1988 Toyota HiLux resulted in a score of 5 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

The 1988 Toyota HiLux carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Toyota HiLux is also known as the Toyota Pickup (US) in markets outside Australia.

Toyota HiLux 1988 Towing capacity

The Toyota HiLux’s towing capacity ranges from 0kg to 1500kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Toyota HiLux Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
base Ute 1.8L,ULP,4 SP MAN 1400kg
base Ute 1.8L,ULP,4 SP MAN 1500kg
base Ute 2.4L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1500kg
base Ute 2.4L,Diesel,5 SP MAN 1500kg
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Toyota HiLux 1988 Price and Specs

The Toyota HiLux 1988 is currently available from $2,300 for the HiLux (4X4) up to $8,030 for the HiLux SR5 (4X4).

Pricing guides

$5,165
Based on third party pricing data
Lowest Price
$2,300
Highest Price
$8,030
Toyota HiLux Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
(4X4) Ute 2.8L Diesel 5 SP MAN 4X4 $3,600 $5,830
(4X4) Ute 2.4L Diesel 5 SP MAN 4X4 $3,600 $5,830
(4X4) Ute 2.2L Leaded 5 SP MAN 4X4 $3,500 $5,720
(4X4) Ute 2.4L ULP 5 SP MAN 4X4 $3,100 $5,390
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Toyota HiLux 1988 Q&As

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

  • Will Toyota make a 3.3 litre diesel V6 engine in the Fortuner?

    As far as we know, the V6 turbo-diesel widely tipped to power the next LandCruiser (the 300 Series) is still just a maybe for the HiLux range. And even if it did make it into the HiLux, it would almost certainly be restricted to a sporty GR badged version as Toyota leverages its Dakar rally experience into a marketing role. With that in mind, the V6 would be an unlikely starter for the Fortuner which is aimed much more closely at families and, for whom, seating capacity and running costs are far more important than the ability to get to 100km/h in a hurry.

    Even then, there’s plenty of historical evidence to suggest that a V6 turbo-diesel HiLux will remain just an idea (a nice one, though). Toyota has never really taken the opportunity to share engines between its HiLux and full sized (ie: Not the Prado) LandCruiser ranges. With a couple of notable exceptions (all of them petrol-powered) the HiLux has remained a four-cylinder vehicle throughout its life. And when Toyota did build a (petrol) supercharged V6 HiLux tagged the TRD back in 2008, it was a sales flop.

    In any case, a hot-rod Fortuner is probably not on the cards despite the HiLux and Fortuner sharing a lot of engineering and componentry.

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  • When is the 2021 Toyota HiLux SR5+ being released?

    The facelifted HiLux is in showrooms now, Jay, including the SR5+ model. The good news is that the suspension has been refined to improve ride and the engine has been given a once-over with a larger turbocharger to boost power to 150kW. Toyota also claims it has addressed the diesel particulate filter problems that were an issue for owners of the previous version. Prices start at around $60,000 and up for the model you’re interested in. The good news is that the Extra-Cab layout is available in SR5 trim and while it doesn’t offer the full interior space of a dual-cab, the two small occasional seats in the rear do bump its seating capacity to four.

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  • What is the fuel consumption for a 1999 Toyota Hilux?

    An accurate comparison with contemporary competitors to the HiLux is very hard to find as these cars were built at a time when light commercial vehicles weren’t being officially tested for fuel economy as they are today. Suffice to say that fuel economy won’t be as good as a more modern vehicle with more modern engine technology and management electronics.

    About the closest I can get you is a 2003 HiLux dual-cab with the 2.7-litre engine which has an official combined economy figure of 11.1 litres per 100km. But while there’s a handful of years between your car and the one I’ve just quoted, the comparison is actually relatively meaningful as the HiLux in either case is essentially the same vehicle with the same basic engine.

    The thing to remember with all these official figures is that they really only stand up as a direct comparison to other vehicles of a similar type when tested against the same criteria. In the real world, you’ll really battle to get anything like the claimed fuel economy number and I’d expect a HiLux like the one you have to use at least 11 litres per 100km on the highway and closer to 14 litres or even more around the suburbs.

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  • What dual cab 4x4 ute should I buy?

    The problem with all these vehicles, Darren, is that they seem to have covered huge distances (200,000km is a lot for a car that is just eight years old, no?). Also, some of them have covered those kilometres towing huge, heavy trailers and a full tray at the same time. So, the first piece of advice is to buy one that has a full service history and hasn’t been worked half to death. A Ranger with a huge bull-bar, suspension lift, winch and mud tyres, for instance, is a dead certainty to have been thrashed through the bush every weekend of its life. So be careful and take each vehicle on its merits and overall condition.

    It seems you’ve heard of the Ranger’s engine troubles (overheating due to faulty EGR coolers and failed fuel injectors) but the Toyota three-litre turbo-diesel is not without its faults either. Cracked pistons between 100,000km and 150,000km are not unknown and, like any common-rail diesel, the Toyota’s engine can consume injectors at a frightening rate. The bottom line is that all these modern common-rail diesels are highly tuned and absolutely need their maintenance. Even then, they can fail, so it’s worth knowing.

    For your purposes, Darren, I think the Ranger with its more powerful engine (147kW and 470Nm plays the Toyota’s 120kW and 343Nm) and much greater towing capacity (3500kg for the Ford, 2250kg for the Toyota) would be the smarter way to go.

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Toyota HiLux 1988 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 1988 Toyota HiLux are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1690mm x 1815mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Toyota HiLux 1988 Dimensions  include 1755mm height, 1690mm width, 4720mm length.
Toyota HiLux Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
base Ute 1565x1620x4455 mm 190 mm
base Ute 1555x1650x4470 mm 190 mm
base Ute 1555x1620x4730 mm 190 mm
base Ute 1555x1650x4725 mm 190 mm
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Toyota HiLux 1988 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 1988 Toyota HiLux will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted.

Toyota HiLux Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
base Ute 8x185 inches 8x185 inches
base Ute 14x185 inches 14x185 inches
SR5 Ute 14x185 inches 14x185 inches
SR5 Ute 195SR14 195SR14
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Toyota HiLux 1988 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 1988 Toyota HiLux is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Toyota HiLux is available with the following fuel types: Leaded, ULP and Diesel.

Toyota HiLux Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
(4X4) Ute 2.2L,Leaded,5 SP MAN 4X4
(4X4) Ute 2.2L,ULP,5 SP MAN 4X4
(4X4) Ute 2.4L,Diesel,5 SP MAN 4X4
(4X4) Ute 2.8L,Diesel,5 SP MAN 4X4
base Ute 2.4L,Diesel,4 SP AUTO
base Ute 2.4L,Diesel,5 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Toyota HiLux 1988 Pricing and Specs