Toyota HiLux 2018
This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Toyota HiLux: Durable, Reliable, Versatile
The 2018 Toyota HiLux carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3500 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 2018 Towing capacity
The Toyota HiLux’s towing capacity ranges from 2500kg to 3500kg. 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||2500kg|
|Workmate||Ute||2.7L,ULP,6 SP AUTO||2500kg|
|Workmate||Ute||2.4L,Diesel,5 SP MAN||2500kg|
|Workmate (4X4)||Ute||2.4L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||3200kg|
Toyota HiLux 2018 Price and Specs
|Toyota HiLux Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|Rogue (4X4)||Ute||2.8L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$49,888||$60,990|
|Rugged (4X4)||Ute||2.8L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$52,888||$54,990|
|Rugged (4X4)||Ute||2.8L Diesel 6 SP MAN||$49,999||$54,990|
|Rugged X (4X4)||Ute||2.8L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$49,950||$63,888|
Toyota HiLux 2018 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Toyota HiLux here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Toyota HiLux: Will off-road suspension make it ride better?
Both would be improved, but I wouldn’t necessarily think they would be the same. Talk to an off-road suspension specialist for a more definitive opinion.
What utes do you recommend?
The HiLux would be my first choice, followed by the Colorado.
What car should I buy for $70,000?
You’ve pretty much covered the field there, so it should come down to what you want from your car. Do you want comfort, safety, fuel efficiency, offroad capability, cabin space? If you are mostly driving on the highway, then a diesel SUV is probably the best bet. I would rule out a dual-cab ute because of comfort, unless you need the flexibility a ute gives you. I would rule out a hybrid, they’re not at their most efficient on the highway; they’re better suited to town use. Based on your annual mileage I wouldn’t keep the car any more than 3-4 years, that way you’ll have a decent resale value when you get out of it.
Is the Toyota HiLux or Nissan Navara a better work vehicle?
I would rank the Hilux marginally better than the Navara, but there’s little to separate them. Both are similar for safety, rated at 4 stars they have the most essential safety gear in terms of airbags and ABS braking, the Hilux gets the nod on reliability, running costs are dependent on which engine you chose, and I would suggest you don’t buy a V6 petrol Hilux as they are thirsty, but the Toyota has capped-price servicing which makes it attractive.