Toyota HiLux Workmate – Work Utes and Vans are the backbone of small business, especially over the last 2 years with all the issues we have faced.
This really is the entry level model with a modest 122kW and 245Nm available. It’s also a little bit thirsty as we averaged 12.7l/100k on our weeks drive.
Inside it is comfortable enough for people under 180cm tall so my 190cm frame was a bit squished.
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While it does have some good features like Apple Car Play and Android Auto, it misses out on basic safety features like a reversing camera and blind spot indicators.
What it does have though is a 2500kg towing capacity, a hefty 1225kg payload and a huge 2.55m x 1.8m tray that is ready for whatever you want to load on it.
Having a 1225kg payload means that the springs are fairly stiff and driving the Ute without a load is an exercise in self punishment. You bounce and jiggle around. That’s the trade off.
Priced from around $24,225 plus the usual costs its relatively inexpensive, but I would go for a diesel ever time Unfortunately in a HiLux you have to go to a 4X4 and They add some $10,000 for the diesel and dual range drivetrain.
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Toyota HiLux Workmate Single Cab 2WD
|Model Price||From $24,255 RDAP*|
|Engine||2.7L 4 Cyl Petrol|
|Drivetrain||Intelligent On Demand 4×4 ZF 8 speed Auto|
|Power||122kW @ 5200rpm|
|Torque||245Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Safety||Five Star ANCAP (tested 2017)|
|CO2 Emissions||259 g/km|
|0-100kmh / top speed||N/A|
|Economy ADR / Tank||11.1 L/100km ADR, 12.7 L/100km over our test / 80L|
|Servicing||6 months / 10,000 km|
|Warranty||5yr/ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. conditional roadside assist|
*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options.
*RDAP is a recommended drive away price.
|Behind the Wheel||7|
|Ride and Handling||7|
|Fit for Purpose||9|
|Payload / Towing||9|
|Technology / connectivity||8|
|Value for Money||9|
|Width / Height||1800mm / 1690mm|
|Unladen ground clearance / wading depth||Up to 174mm / N/A|
|Fuel Tank / Turning Circle||80 Litres / TBA|
|Kerb Weight / GVM / GCM / Payload||1475kg / 2700kg / 5200kg / 1225kg|
|Tray L / W/ /H||2555mm / 1850mm / N/A|
|Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating||2500kg / 250kg|
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