Toyota HiLux 4×2 Extra Cab SR Hi-Rider 2020 Radio Review

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In the competitive Ute market in Australia, manufacturers need to be constantly improving their product to keep buyers interested. Toyota did that in August with the upgrade to the HiLux.

We drove the 4X2 Extra Cab SR Hi Rider Pick Up, to see what difference the changes made.

The key one is the improved engine performance. Finally Toyota has given us the engine that we should have had years ago.

HiLux now has maximum power of 150kW and peak torque on automatic models to 500Nm while improving fuel consumption by as much as 11.1 per cent1.

There are also a number of design changes and an 8-inch display with control knobs rather than touch-screen operation for easier use along with improved connectivity with the introduction of Apple Car Play and Android Auto

The SR Hi Rise is a work Ute with a payload of 1130kg along with an improved towing capacity of 2800kg.

Combine this with improved steering ratios and you have an excellent work Ute for around $44,210 plus the usual costs

Im Rob Fraser

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What’s Good:

  • Higher power and torque
  • Improved towing capacity
  • Visibility

What’s Not:

  • Lack of places for storage for clipboards etc.
  • Remembering its a 2WD not 4WD
  • Missing some safety features

Also Look At

Model HiLux SR Dual Cab 4WD Ute

  • Model Price          From $45,230 MLP*
  • Engine                  2.8L 4Cyl TDi
  • Drivetrain              4WD 6 Sp AT
  • Power                    150 kW @ 3400 rpm
  • Torque                  500 Nm @ 1600 – 2400 rpm
  • Safety                    5 Star ANCAP (2019)
  • CO2 Emissions      197 g/km
  • Economy ADR      8.4 L/100km
  • Tow Capacity        2800 kg / 320kg
  • Payload                 1040 kg
  • Servicing              Fixed Price
  • Warranty               5 Yr./ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

Overall Rating:    82/100

  • Behind the Wheel         8
  • Comfort               8
  • Equipment            8
  • Performance         8
  • Ride & Handling  8
  • Practicality            9
  • Fit for Purpose     9
  • Design/Style         8
  • Payload                 8
  • Value for Money  8

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.