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Toyota HiLux
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Toyota HiLux Pricing and Specs

2022 price from
$24,225*

The Toyota HiLux is available from $24,225 to $70,750 for the 2022 Ute across a range of models.

If the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon were once the chosen chariots of Australian suburbia, then that mantle was largely handed to the Toyota HiLux when local manufacturing ceased entirely. Early iterations of Toyota’s most popular ute were an absolute staple of worksites across the country - so much so that it was at varying times named Australia’s best-selling car. Its popularity is helped by the fact it’s available with a choice of single or double cab layouts, in pick-up or cab chassis body styles, and with a choice of petrol or diesel engines. As a result, the HiLux can be configured to be as agricultural or as urban as its owners want, and is also available with rear- or all-wheel drive.

The HiLux Workmate (4X2) starts off at $24,225, while the range-topping, HiLux Rugged X (4X4) is priced at $70,750.

This vehicle is also known as Toyota Pickup (US).

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Year Price From Price To
2022 $24,225 $70,750
2021 $18,100 $74,250
2020 $17,000 $69,850
2019 $15,100 $65,670
2018 $13,300 $56,650
2017 $11,800 $50,930
2016 $10,600 $42,570
2015 $8,800 $40,810
2014 $8,000 $36,850
2013 $7,500 $34,980
2012 $7,200 $30,910
2011 $6,200 $28,710
2010 $5,900 $25,410
2009 $5,200 $22,660
2008 $4,400 $19,800
2007 $4,200 $18,700
2006 $4,000 $18,040
2005 $2,800 $17,380
2004 $2,600 $12,430
2003 $2,400 $11,330
2002 $2,100 $11,000
2001 $1,900 $10,780
2000 $1,900 $9,900
1999 $1,900 $8,800
1998 $1,900 $8,800
1997 $1,900 $8,800
1996 $2,300 $6,380
1995 $2,300 $6,380
1994 $2,300 $6,380
1993 $2,300 $6,380
1992 $2,300 $6,380
1991 $2,300 $6,380
1990 $2,300 $9,570
1989 $2,300 $9,350
1988 $2,300 $8,030
1987 $2,400 $8,030
1986 $2,400 $8,030
1985 $2,400 $6,600
1984 $2,400 $6,600
1983 $2,400 $6,160
1982 $2,400 $6,160
1981 $2,400 $6,160
1980 $2,400 $4,840
1979 $2,400 $4,730
1978 $2,400 $4,070
1977 $2,400 $4,070
1976 $2,400 $4,070
1975 $2,400 $4,070
1974 $2,400 $4,070
1973 $2,400 $4,070
1972 $2,400 $4,070
1971 $2,400 $4,070
1970 $2,400 $4,070

Toyota HiLux FAQs

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  • Datsun 720 ute - Were they better than the HiLux?

    If you find a good Datsun 720 ute, then go for it. Like most vehicles from the late '70s and '80s, they rust away.

    Is it better than the contemporary HiLux? Probably not, judging from what Wheels magazine had to say in its August 1981 4x2 single-cab diesel comparison by esteemed road tester, Brian Woodward, featuring the HiLux against the Datsun 720, Ford Courier and Holden Rodeo:

    "Datsun has radial tyres as standard but they don't do handling much good; ride is choppiest of the four. Bench seat makes best use of space but cabin is claustrophobic. Engine gives most power but is truck-like with plenty of diesel clatter. Column shift works well. Load space and access is good."

    Of the HiLux: "Toyota feels most car-like, is quietest of four and has most practical gear ratios. But it doesn't set standards for suspension control. Cabin is light and airy. Engine gives HiLux best performance and economy. Dash controls are easy to use. Deck is as for others."

    "None of the four is a worthwhile alternative to a car or a serious rival for the good old Aussie ute, but the Toyota comes close. It is the one we would choose..."

    Wheels then went on to compare the same new 1981 HiLux against the Holden WB Kingswood 3300 ute, with the following conclusion:

    "The Toyota has plenty of ground clearance, useful low gearing and fine economy – a very different picture to that of the Holden and one which gives the Japanese a clear advantage as a practical workhorse. But utes are not only workhorses – they may have to carry pigs in the back on Friday but on Saturday they are expected to be able to take the missus to the shops (this was 1981, remember, Ed.). And it's here that the Toyota falls down. It's too commercial."

    That all said, we'd buy on condition. If you find a HiLux that's in better shape than the 720, we'd go for that. But as you said, the Datsun is a rarer thing, and a delightfully period piece of engineering in its own right.

    We hope this contemporary perspective of the Datsun 720 and Toyota HiLux helps.

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  • Which 4x4 Dual Cab ute should I buy?

    The very fact that you’re looking at two vehicles that fit into your budget but have travelled such vastly different distances should tell you all you need to know about the Nissan. Frankly, the Navara D22 and D40 don’t age well. In fact, many owners have found out the hard way that a Navara just can’t match the Toyota HiLux of this vintage for longevity and the ability to cop punishment over time.

    I’m certainly not saying that the HiLux was perfect, but compared with the Navara’s litany of faults and problems that covered everything from rattling timing chains to coolant leaks and odd design elements such as the bottom of the radiator being lower than the lowest part of the chassis cross-member (not good for off-road work) the Toyota was much better. Granted the Navara you’re considering has very low mileage, so it should be okay for a while…just about till you hand it over to your son to break.

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  • 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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