Toyota HiLux 2009
This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Toyota HiLux: Durable, Reliable, Versatile
The 2009 Toyota HiLux carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2250 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 2009 Towing capacity
The Toyota HiLux has maximum towing capacity of 2250kg. 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||2250kg|
|Workmate||Ute||2.7L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2250kg|
|SR||Ute||3.0L,Diesel,5 SP MAN||2250kg|
|SR||Ute||4.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN||2250kg|
Toyota HiLux 2009 Price and Specs
|Toyota HiLux Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|SR||Ute||3.0L Diesel 5 SP MAN||$6,000||$17,000|
|SR||Ute||4.0L ULP 5 SP AUTO||$7,888||$14,999|
|SR||Ute||4.0L ULP 5 SP MAN||$6,000||$17,000|
|SR (4X4)||Ute||3.0L Diesel 4 SP AUTO||$11,990||$27,990|
Toyota HiLux 2009 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Toyota HiLux here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Toyota HiLux: Can I upgrade the tow rating?
It's not as simple as increasing your vehicle's grunt, you also have the bear in mind its braking and handling, and things like its springs, shock absorbers, wheels and tyres. You also have to be aware that by exceeding a vehicle's maximum towing load you could void your insurance and actually be illegal.
Toyota HiLux 2009: Overheating when beach driving
We received the following feedback from Toyota telling us that a Technical Field Manager inspected Peter Shanahan's HiLux and the issue was discussed with the owner. The Manager's findings were that "the vehicle was fitted with a bull bar, driving lights, canopy, and roof racks, all of which add additional weight and can restrict the cooling dependent on driving conditions, terrain, speed, ambient temperature, wind, caravan type etc. The ATM temperature light illumination as per the owner's manual recommends to slow down/pull over to allow the transmission to cool. This is considered within design intent."
Toyota's conclusion was that the vehicle was operating normally, which should be a warning to other HiLux owners that they should be aware of the possible effect accessories could have on the performance and cooling of their cars, particularly when under the additional load of towing. As for yours, I could imagine the auto would be under a heavy load when ploughing through sand and could well need a breather. It's probably worth fitting a transmission oil cooler.
Toyota HiLux 2009: Transmission light coming on when towing
We asked Toyota to look into your case and, while they haven't yet reported back to us, they told us they would investigate it. In the meantime to solve your problem it would be best to fit a transmission oil cooler.
THE new Toyota HiLux has the best dials I have seen in recent times. The graphics were white on a black background, so there was good contrast and they were lit whenever the ignition was on.