Toyota HiLux 2004
This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Toyota HiLux: Full sized spare tire, Durable, Good load capacity
The 2004 Toyota HiLux carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1800 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.
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Toyota HiLux 2004 Towing capacity
The Toyota HiLux has maximum towing capacity of 1800kg. 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|
|Workmate||Ute||2.7L,ULP,5 SP MAN||1800kg|
|base||Ute||2.7L,ULP,5 SP MAN||1800kg|
|base||Ute||2.7L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||1800kg|
|(4X4)||Ute||3.4L,ULP,5 SP MAN||1800kg|
Toyota HiLux 2004 Price and Specs
|Toyota HiLux Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|(4X4)||Ute||3.0L Diesel 5 SP MAN 4X4||$3,999||$25,990|
|(4X4)||Ute||3.0L Diesel 5 SP MAN||$5,800||$19,990|
|(4X4)||Ute||3.4L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$3,999||$25,990|
|(4X4)||Ute||3.4L ULP 5 SP MAN||$5,800||$19,990|
Toyota HiLux 2004 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Toyota HiLux 2004 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
What's the best ute for $10,000?
The Hilux is tempting because of its reputation for toughness and reliability; there are no particular years to avoid. The most important thing is to buy on condition, look for one that hasn’t been beaten up. Do that and you should be ok. You could also consider a Mazda BT-50 or a Mitsubishi Triton.
Comfortable dual-cab ute?
The Holden is cheaper because more people are choosing the Ford. If it's close enough on features, and ahead on value, then park the dream for some reality. But perhaps also cross-shop the Mazda BT-50, which is a clone of the Ranger.
Toyota HiLux 2004: Towing in fifth gear
There's no problem in using fifth gear on the flat, but you also have to be aware of the terrain and change down when facing an incline. Leaving it in fifth will stress the gearbox and could lead to the sort of failure you have experienced.
Toyota HiLux 2004: Should the gearbox need replacing after only 40,000km?
WITHOUT knowing what you do with your cars and how you drive them, it's hard to comment. But if you drive them normally, I would think you do have a claim against Toyota. Having to replace a gearbox at 40,000km, and even at 80,000km, is unacceptable under normal use.