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      Launch year
      2015
      Body type
      Pick-up
      Fuel type
      Diesel
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Best pick-up in the business?

Best bits

  • Large and useable load bay
  • Great off-road, wide choice of body styles
  • 3.5 tonne towing capacity. 

Not so great

  • Not as good on-road as some other pick-ups
  • Average fuel economy
  • Top spec models are expensive.

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Toyota Hilux Front Side View

Overall verdict

Toyota Hilux Front Interior

On the inside

Toyota Hilux Right Side View

Driving

Toyota Hilux Truck Space

How much does it cost to run

Toyota Hilux Rear Side View

Prices, versions and specification

Overall verdict

"The Toyota Hilux has an enviable reputation for toughness and quality. This is what's made it such a firm favourite with builders, forestry workers and outdoor enthusiasts. However, with this, the eighth-generation Hilux, Toyota has looked to gentrify its pick-up somewhat, with better ride comfort and improved refinement."

Toyota Hilux Front Side View

As well as more car-like features, the Toyota Hilux gets improved towing ability, which means it will pull up to 3.5 tonnes - when hooked up to a braked trailer. Payloads vary from 1030kg - 1055kg, depending on which body style you choose. 


The Hilux is offered with just one engine - a 150PS 2.4 D4-D diesel - but gets more torque than its predecessor with 400Nm available from just 1600rpm. As a result Hilux is well-suited for towing huge loads, although business users might need to fit a tachograph to take full advantage of its 3.5 towing ability.


One area where the Hilux has always excelled has been off-road and the very little changes here, with the Toyota providing surefooted traction for the most extreme of environments. All versions get switchable four-wheel drive as standard, along with low ratio gearing and a locking rear diff that makes it easy to tackle heavy mud and snow. An automatic braking system is also standard, allowing the Hilux to moderate its speed when tackling steep off-road descents.


On the road, the Hilux's ride can get quite bumpy. It lacks the low-speed composure of the Navara and Volkswagen Amarok, which means potholes and speed bumps produce lots of body movement. Things improve at motorway speeds, with a calmer ride that feels predictable and comfortable, but the Hilux will never rival family SUVs for ride quality. That said, the Hilux is easy enough to drive and - even in rear-wheel drive mode - has plenty of grip in the corners.  


Robust and hugely capable off-road, the Toyota Hilux continues very much in the same vein as its predecessors. Admittedly, it's not the most refined or efficient pick-up on the market, but its wide choice of body styles and 3.5 tonne towing capacity will make it an attractive choice for those in need of a tough workhorse that will rival the best when it comes to off-roading. 

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Toyota Hilux

Invincible X Ltd Ed D/Cab P/Up 2.4 D-4D Auto 3.5t

  • 2018
  • 39,170 miles

Manufacturer Approved

  • Listers Toyota Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Warwickshire, CV370AH
Price:£30,950
HP: £831.15/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 36 Monthly Payments: £831.15, Customer Deposit: £4,642.00, Total Deposit: £4,642.50, Total Charge For Credit: £3,613.90, Total Amount Payable: £34,563.90, Representative APR: 8.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 8.53%

Toyota Hilux

Invincible X D/Cab Pick Up 2.4 D-4D Auto

  • 2019
  • 24,998 miles

Manufacturer Approved

  • Steven Eagell Toyota St Ives
  • PE275RE
Price:£35,495
PCP: £901.45/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 36 Monthly Payments: £901.45, Customer Deposit: £5,324.00, Total Deposit: £5,324.25, Optional Final Payment: £901.45, Total Charge For Credit: £2,281.45, Total Amount Payable: £37,776.45, Representative APR: 4.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 2.52%, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

What other pick-ups are similar to the Toyota Hilux?

If you're looking at a Hilux, chances are you'll also be considering the usual pick-up suspects like the Mitsubishi L200, Nissan Navara and Isuzu D-Max. At the top end of the market there's the Volkswagen Amarok and the Mercedes X-Class.

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Toyota Hilux Front Interior

On the inside

Toyota Hilux Right Side View

Driving

Toyota Hilux Truck Space

How much does it cost to run

Toyota Hilux Rear Side View

Prices, versions and specification