Toyota HiLux SR5 – HiLux has for years been the most popular Ute in Australia, especially in the dual cab SR5 version we are driving this week.
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Priced from $60,680 plus the usual costs our Ute has the SR5 Premium Interior option added which costs $2500 but adds leather seat trim, electric driver’s seat adjustment, and manual lumbar adjustment and heated front row seats. Definitely worth it in my opinion.
HiLux is powered by a 2.8L turbo diesel engine that pumps out 150Kw/500Nm through a 6 speed AT and part time 4WD. It also benefits from a rear diff lock. Hilux will tow 3500kg and has a 995kg payload.
The current model is starting to show its age a little, especially in the infotainment connectivity and safety features, even though there have been regular updates along the way. It’s a little behind the market now, but remains a reliable, robust practical 4WD Ute with the Toyota reputation.
It does everything you ask of it without fuss and is easy to live with.
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Toyota HiLux SR5
|Model Price||From $60,680 MLP* Premium seat option $2500 MLP*|
|Engine||2.8 L Four Cylinder Turbo CRD|
|Drivetrain||4WD 6 speed Auto|
|Power||150 kW @ 3400 rpm|
|Torque||500 Nm @ 1600 – 2400 rpm|
|Safety||Five Star ANCAP (tested 2019)|
|CO2 Emissions||254 g/km|
|Economy ADR / Tank||8.4 L/100km 11.9 L/100km over our test / 80L|
|Servicing||12 months / 15,000 km Fixed Price service available|
|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 means recommended drive away price including all dealer costs.
|Behind the Wheel||8|
|Ride and Handling||8|
|Fit for Purpose||9|
|Towing Ability / off road ability||10|
|Technology / connectivity||8|
|Value for Money||8|
|Width / Height||1855mm / 1865mm|
|Unladen ground clearance / wading depth||Up to 216mm / 700mm|
|Approach / Rampover / Departure (degrees)||29 / N/A / 27 degrees|
|Fuel Tank / Turning Circle||80 Litres / 11.6mts KTK|
|Kerb Weight / GVM / GCM / Payload||2055kg / 3050kg / 5850kg / 995kg|
|Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating||3500kg / 350kg|
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