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2022 Toyota HiLux

2022 Toyota HiLux
Toyota
7.1
Price$24,225 - $70,750
Fuel Efficiency6.9 - 11.1 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years
Price$24,225 - $70,750
Fuel Efficiency6.9 - 11.1 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years

About the HiLux

The Toyota HiLux is the Japanese automaker's top-selling vehicle and is the top-selling ute overall in Australia. It's available in cab-chassis single-cab, or cab-chassis or pick-up extra-cab and dual-cab variants in either 4x2 and 4x4.

The HiLux comes with petrol or a choice of two turbo-diesel powertrains.

Summary

Our expert's shortest summary
Hit

Suspension upgrades are a meaningful improvement

More power, more torque

Smartphone mirroring... finally

Miss

Short servicing intervals

Steering is still slow and heavy

Interior starting to look dated

Video Review

HiLux Video Review

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Intro
Exterior
Interior
Infotainment
Safety Tech
Practicality
On-road
Off-road
Verdict

2021 Toyota HiLux Rogue review

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Date
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300,143

Meet the $70k Toyota HiLux Rogue - complete with carpet in the tray! The price of the Toyota HiLux has risen with the latest model (an extra $6500), but it brings with it extra technology and safety features (such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto). Paul Maric tests the latest Toyota HiLux Rogue, which is the Rolls-Royce of HiLux dual-cab utes.

HiLux Price

What is the price of a Toyota HiLux?

4×2 Single Cab (cab-chassis)

  • Workmate 2.7 5MT: $24,255
  • Workmate 2.7 6AT: $26,225
  • Workmate Hi-Rider 2.4TD 6MT: $29,465

4×2 Extra Cab (pick-up)

  • SR Hi-Rider, 2.8TD 6AT: $44,845

4×2 Double Cab (pick-up)

  • Workmate 2.7 5MT: $33,705
  • Workmate 2.7 6AT: $35,705
  • Workmate Hi-Rider 2.4TD 6MT: $40,795
  • Workmate Hi-Rider 2.4TD 6AT: $42,795
  • SR Hi-Rider 2.8TD 6MT: $43,865
  • SR Hi-Rider 2.8TD 6AT: $45,230
  • SR5 Hi-Rider 2.8TD 6AT: $54,450

4×4 Single Cab (cab chassis)

  • Workmate 2.4TD 6MT: $40,155
  • SR 2.8TD 6MT: $43,255
  • SR 2.8TD 6AT: $45,255

4×4 Extra Cab (cab chassis)

  • Workmate 2.4TD 6AT: $45,855
  • SR 2.8TD 6MT: $46,885
  • SR 2.8TD 6AT: $48,885

4×4 Extra Cab (pick-up)

  • SR5 2.8TD 6AT: $59,160

4×4 Double Cab (cab chassis)

  • Workmate 2.4TD 6AT: $47,925
  • SR 2.8TD 6MT: $49,145
  • SR 2.8TD 6AT: $51,295
  • SR5 2.8TD 6AT: $59,180
  • SR5+ 2.8TD 6AT: $61,680

4×4 Double Cab (pick-up)

  • Workmate 2.4TD 6MT: $47,425
  • Workmate 2.4TD 6AT: $49,425
  • SR 2.8TD 6MT: $50,645
  • SR 2.8TD 6AT: $52,795
  • SR5 2.8TD 6MT: $58,680
  • SR5 2.8TD 6AT: $60,680
  • SR5+ 2.8TD 6MT: $61,680
  • SR5+ 2.8TD 6AT: $63,180
  • Rogue 2.8TD 6AT: $70,200
  • Rugged X 2.8TD 6AT: $70,750

All prices listed exclude on-road costs

Reviews

Our expert's reviews of the Toyota HiLux

News

All the latest HiLux news

Range Guide

Which variant of the Toyota HiLux range is best for you?

The Workmate comes standard with the following equipment:

  • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Two-speaker sound system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic headlights
  • Air-conditioning
  • Power windows
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Vinyl floors
  • Halogen headlights and daytime running lights
  • Reversing camera (Double Cab ute only)
  • 16-inch wheels (17-inch in Double Cab, 4×4 variants)

The SR adds:

  • Four- or six-speaker sound system (Extra Cab and Double Cab, respectively)
  • Side steps
  • Front air-conditioned cooler box
  • 17-inch wheels

The SR5 adds:

  • LED headlights, daytime running lights and front fog lights
  • Satellite navigation
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Privacy glass
  • Dual-zone climate control air-conditioning
  • Rear air vents (Double Cab only)
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Premium shifter and steering wheel
  • Carpeted floors
  • Chrome door handles
  • 18-inch alloy wheels

The Rogue adds:

  • Nine-speaker JBL premium sound system
  • Black exterior trim
  • Exterior decals
  • Resin sports bar
  • Surround-view camera

The Rugged X adds:

  • Hoopless bull bar
  • Bash plate
  • LED light bar
  • Snorkel
  • Front and rear recovery points
  • Heavy-duty rock rails
  • Heavy-duty front springs
  • Black sports bar with tie-down points

Variants

What are the variants of the Toyota HiLux?
WORKMATE (4x2)
FROM
$24,225
WORKMATE HI-RIDER (4x2)
FROM
$29,465
WORKMATE (4x4)
FROM
$40,155
SR (4x4)
FROM
$43,225
SR HI-RIDER (4x2)
FROM
$43,865
SR5 HI-RIDER (4x2)
FROM
$54,450
SR5 (4x4)
FROM
$58,680
SR5 + PREMIUM INTERIOR (4x4)
FROM
$61,180
ROGUE (4x4)
FROM
$70,200
RUGGED X (4x4)
FROM
$70,750
5-speed Manual
C/CHAS
6-speed Automatic
C/CHAS
5-speed Manual
DOUBLE CAB P/UP
6-speed Automatic
DOUBLE CAB P/UP
Variant Name
WORKMATE (4x2)
Price From
$24,225
Series
TGN121R
Style
C/CHAS
Transmission
5-speed Manual
Fuel Type
Petrol
Fuel Economy
11.1L / 100km
Seating Capacity
2
Engine Size
2.7L
Cylinders
four-cylinder
FULL SPECS

Interior

Photos and Images of the Toyota HiLux Interior

The updated infotainment system is relatively simple to use on the move, and responds quickly enough to inputs. It’s not what you’d call standout, but the addition of smartphone mirroring is a big development. Points to Toyota for fitting hard shortcut buttons and a proper volume knob, too.

The driver and passenger sit in comfortable, well-padded pews trimmed in hardy-feeling cloth, and although the dashboard and transmission tunnel are finished in hard black plastic, both feel as though they’ll survive the test of time.

The coarse steering wheel trim doesn’t really feel worthy of a $60,000 dual-cab ute, and the basic cabin design is starting to age in the face of newer competition.

As for the fundamentals, driving position is good for taller drivers and Toyota has a good grasp on ergonomics. Need to press something often? Chances are it’s within easy reach, which makes the learning curve more of a molehill than a mountain.

There’s also an abundance of storage with a phone-sized slot under the dashboard, twin cupholders, a large storage bin under the armrest, a two-tier glovebox, and spacious door pockets.

Rear passengers are treated to perfectly acceptable amounts of legroom and headroom, and there are air vents for hot summer days. Keep an eye out if you’re tall though, the fixed grab handles pose a constant threat to your head.

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Exterior

Photos and Images of the Toyota HiLux Exterior

On the outside in Workmate and SR trims you receive budget-oriented steel wheels, automatic halogen headlights and daytime running lights.

Stepping up to the SR5 brings more paint colours, 18-inch alloy wheels and 265mm tyres, chrome trim around the grille, auto-levelling LED headlights and front fog lights.

There's also side steps and power-folding mirrors, but the cab chassis misses out on parking sensors and a reversing camera.

The Rogue adds black exterior trim, decals, and a resin sports bar.

The off-road oriented Rugged X adds a hoopless bull bar, bash plate, LED light bar, snorkel, front and rear recovery points, heavy-duty rock rails, heavy-duty front springs and a black sports bar with tie-down points.

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HiLux Colours

What colours are available for the Toyota HiLux?

The following choice of colours is available across the Toyota Hilux range, although not all are available on all variants.

The WorkMate and SR are limited to Glacier white, Silver Sky, Graphite and Eclipse Black. The SR5 gains Crystal Pearl and Nebula Blue. While the Rogue and Rogue X gain Feverish Red, Saturn Blue and Oxide Bronze.

  • Glacier White
  • Crystal Pearl
  • Silver Sky
  • Graphite
  • Eclipse Black
  • Saturn Blue
  • Nebula Blue
  • Feverish Red
  • Oxide Bronze

Not all exterior paint colours are available across the range

Cost of Ownership

What is the running, servicing and ownership costs of buying a Toyota HiLux?

The Toyota HiLux is covered by Toyota’s five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty which covers any Toyota-produced part, panel and accessory.

Engine and driveline warranty can be extended by another two years provided the vehicle is serviced according to schedule, along with seven years of emergency assistance.

Service pricing is capped between $220 and $250 per visit for the first four visits, covering two years or 40,000km.

Maintenance is still required every six months or 10,000km, which is notably shorter than the usual 12 month/15,000km intervals offered by most rivals.

How it Drives

Our expert take on Toyota HiLux drivability?

The new 2.8-litre turbo diesel engine starts with the same distinctive clatter as before, and behaves very similarly to the pre-update engine most of the time. But there’s definitely more mid-range punch in the 2021 update, and highway overtakes are dispatched faster than in the pre-facelift car.

The old HiLux could feel a bit strained at times, the new model rarely does.

Toyota’s six-speed automatic transmission might have as many options as the 10-speeder in the Ford Ranger and its bi-turbo engine, but it makes up for it by being decisive and intelligent on the move.

It’s happy to hold a taller gear and lean on the muscled-up mid-range on lighter throttle inputs, and kicks down smartly when more performance is required. There’s also a sequential-style manual shift option for control freaks, but it’s best left to its own devices for the most part.

Along with the updated engine, the HiLux has been treated to a number of locally-developed updates to the suspension in search of a smoother around-town ride.

Changes include longer leaf springs spaced further apart, new spring, damper and bushing rates, and new cabin mounts.

Less noticeable are the changes made to the steering, which is still relatively heavy and slow at low speed. There’s a bit of arm twirling required when you’re parking, especially compared to the SUV-like setup in the Isuzu D-Max and Mazda BT-50.

Safety Rating

ANCAP Safety Rating Australia

All versions of the HiLux get a suite of Toyota Safety Sense technologies as standard, including AEB with pedestrian (day/night) and cyclist (day) detection, high-speed adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning with steering assist via brakes. Road sign assist is also included.

SR5 4×4 models as well as auto-equipped SR 4×4 double cabs (including cab-chassis) feature hill descent control, while SR5 double- and extra-cab pick-ups now get front and rear parking sensors as standard.

4×2 Hi-Rider and 4×4 models feature 319mm front ventilated brake discs with opposed-piston calipers and 295mm self-adjusting rear drums with leading and trailing shoes.

Other 4×2 HiLux models get 296mm front ventilated discs with floating calipers and 254mm rear drums.

The eighth-generation Toyota HiLux wears a five-star ANCAP rating for vehicles sold from July 2019 onwards, scoring 96 per cent for adult occupant protection, 87 per cent for child occupants, 88 per cent for vulnerable road users and 78 per cent for safety assist.

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overall
96%
passenger
87%
infant
88%
pedestrian
78%
detection

HiLux Lifecycle

How old is the current generation and when will there be a new or updated Toyota HiLux?

The current eighth-generation Toyota HiLux has been on sale since 2015 and received a facelift in 2020.

This facelift brought redesigned front and rear fascias with reworked headlight and tail light running signatures.

It also boosted the 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder with the automatic transmission to offer 150kW and 500Nm - up 20kW and 50Nm on its forebears.

In order to achieve these higher power and torque outputs, Toyota included a new engine block, gaskets, exhaust manifold, a larger ball-bearing turbocharger and a higher-pressure common-rail injection system.

A 2022 update Toyota Connected Services across the HiLux range, which automatically calls emergency services after an accident, or allows owners to track their car if it's stolen.

HiLux Options

Options list for the Toyota HiLux

Premium paint costs $600.

The SR+ option package ($2000) available only on the SR trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels and satellite navigation.

The SR5+ package ($2500) available only on the SR5 trim adds a power driver’s seat, heated front seats and leather-accented upholstery.

HiLux Warranty

What is the warranty period and kilometre limit for the Toyota HiLux?

TOYOTA suggests that owners service their 2022 TOYOTA HILUX every 6 months or 10,000km, whichever comes first.

The 2022 TOYOTA HILUX has a 5 year, unlimited km warranty.

HiLux Stock Availability

Is the Toyota HiLux available to buy now and what are stock levels and how long are wait times?

Toyota is still facing extensive delays on its HiLux, among many of its other models, due to global demand exceeding supply.

The automaker is indicating that delivery will take longer than usual.

The HiLux is produced in Thailand and built alongside the related Fortuner at the company's Samrong plant.

HiLux Boot Space

How much luggage or cargo capacity and boot space is there in the Toyota HiLux?

The dual-cab HiLux has a tub that measures 1570mm long, 1645mm wide, and 481mm tall. There's 1109mm between the two rear wheel arches.

HiLux Fuel Economy

How much fuel does the Toyota HiLux use and what are its emissions?

The 2.8-litre diesel uses between 7.1L/100km and 8.1L/100km depending on variant.

Meanwhile, the 2.4-litre turbo-diesel is rated at between 7.4L/100km and 8.0L/100km depending on variant.

Finally, the petrol four uses between 7.1L/100km and 8.0L/100km.

The variations in fuel economy are based on body style, drivetrain (4×2 or 4×4) and transmission, for reference.

Depending on the variant, view the 2022 TOYOTA HILUX fuel usage below.

All Highway, City, and Combined figures below are litres per 100km

VariantSeriesStyleFuel TypeHighwayCityCombinedE10?
WORKMATE (4x2)TGN121RC/CHASUNLEADED PETROL--11.1-
WORKMATE (4x2)TGN121RC/CHASUNLEADED PETROL--10.9-
WORKMATE HI-RIDER (4x2)GUN135RC/CHASDIESEL--7.7-
WORKMATE (4x2)TGN121RDOUBLE CAB P/UPUNLEADED PETROL--7.1-
WORKMATE (4x2)TGN121RDOUBLE CAB P/UPUNLEADED PETROL--7.8-
WORKMATE (4x4)GUN125RC/CHASDIESEL--7.4-
WORKMATE HI-RIDER (4x2)GUN135RDOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--6.9-
WORKMATE HI-RIDER (4x2)GUN135RDOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--7.5-
SR (4x4)GUN126RC/CHASDIESEL--7.8-
SR HI-RIDER (4x2)GUN136RDOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--7.1-
SR HI-RIDER (4x2)GUN136RX CAB P/UPDIESEL--7.5-
SR (4x4)GUN126RC/CHASDIESEL--8.0-
WORKMATE (4x4)GUN125RX CAB C/CHASDIESEL--8.0-
SR HI-RIDER (4x2)GUN136RDOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--7.5-
SR (4x4)GUN126RX CAB C/CHASDIESEL--7.8-
WORKMATE (4x4)GUN125RDOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--7.2-
WORKMATE (4x4)GUN125RDOUBLE C/CHASDIESEL--8.0-
SR (4x4)GUN126RX CAB C/CHASDIESEL--8.0-
SR (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE C/CHASDIESEL--7.8-
WORKMATE (4x4)GUN125RDOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--7.8-
SR (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--7.4-
SR (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE C/CHASDIESEL--8.0-
SR (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--7.9-
SR5 HI-RIDER (4x2)GUN136RDOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--7.5-
SR5 (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--7.4-
SR5 (4x4)GUN126RX CAB P/UPDIESEL--7.9-
SR5 (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE C/CHASDIESEL--8.0-
SR5 (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--7.9-
SR5 + PREMIUM INTERIOR (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--7.7-
SR5 + PREMIUM INTERIOR (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE C/CHASDIESEL--9.0-
SR5 + PREMIUM INTERIOR (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.4-
ROGUE (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.4-
RUGGED X (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.4-

HiLux Dimensions

The dimensions of the Toyota HiLux

The HiLux’s measurements are dependent on which variant you choose.

Pick-ups are 5325mm long (except the Workmate Double Cab at 5330mm) and 1855mm wide (except the Single Cab and Workmate 4×2 Double Cab at 1800mm).

All variants have a 3085mm wheelbase, with ground clearance rated at 216mm for all variants bar 4×2 models with the base petrol engine (174mm).

Braked towing capacity is 2500kg for petrol models, 2800kg for 2WD diesels, and 3500kg for all 4×4 models.

Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) again depends on variant, rated between 2700kg and 3100kg.

For off-road buffs, approach angle is 29 degrees for all models bar base 4×2 petrol models (23 degrees), while departure angle is between 20 and 27 degrees.

Wading depth is rated at 700mm, and the fuel tank is 80 litres.

Depending on the variant, the 2022 TOYOTA HILUX measures as below.

VariantSeriesStyleLength (mm)Width (mm)Height (mm)Wheelbase (mm)
WORKMATE (4x2)TGN121RC/CHAS5265180017503085
WORKMATE (4x2)TGN121RC/CHAS5265180017503085
WORKMATE HI-RIDER (4x2)GUN135RC/CHAS5265180018553085
WORKMATE (4x2)TGN121RDOUBLE CAB P/UP5330180017503085
WORKMATE (4x2)TGN121RDOUBLE CAB P/UP5330180017503085
WORKMATE (4x4)GUN125RC/CHAS5265180018553085
WORKMATE HI-RIDER (4x2)GUN135RDOUBLE CAB P/UP5325185518653085
WORKMATE HI-RIDER (4x2)GUN135RDOUBLE CAB P/UP5325185518653085
SR (4x4)GUN126RC/CHAS5265180017953085
SR HI-RIDER (4x2)GUN136RDOUBLE CAB P/UP5325185518653085
SR HI-RIDER (4x2)GUN136RX CAB P/UP5325185518603085
SR (4x4)GUN126RC/CHAS5265180018553085
WORKMATE (4x4)GUN125RX CAB C/CHAS5285185518603085
SR HI-RIDER (4x2)GUN136RDOUBLE CAB P/UP5325185518653085
SR (4x4)GUN126RX CAB C/CHAS5285185519603085
WORKMATE (4x4)GUN125RDOUBLE CAB P/UP5325185518653085
WORKMATE (4x4)GUN125RDOUBLE C/CHAS5285185518653085
SR (4x4)GUN126RX CAB C/CHAS5285185518603085
SR (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE C/CHAS5285185518653085
WORKMATE (4x4)GUN125RDOUBLE CAB P/UP5325185518653085
SR (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE CAB P/UP5325185518653085
SR (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE C/CHAS5285185518653085
SR (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE CAB P/UP5325185518653085
SR5 HI-RIDER (4x2)GUN136RDOUBLE CAB P/UP5325185518653085
SR5 (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE CAB P/UP5325185518653085
SR5 (4x4)GUN126RX CAB P/UP5325185518603085
SR5 (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE C/CHAS5325185518653085
SR5 (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE CAB P/UP5325185518653085
SR5 + PREMIUM INTERIOR (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE CAB P/UP5325185518653085
SR5 + PREMIUM INTERIOR (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE C/CHAS5325185518653085
SR5 + PREMIUM INTERIOR (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE CAB P/UP5325185518653085
ROGUE (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE CAB P/UP5325185518653085
RUGGED X (4x4)GUN126RDOUBLE CAB P/UP5325185518653085

The 2022 TOYOTA HILUX has a braked towing capacity from 2500kg to 3500kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity from 1025kg to 750kg depending on the variant.

HiLux Market Fit

Where does it fit in the competitor segment?

The HiLux competes in Australia's bustling dual-cab ute segment, taking on the Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-Max, Nissan Navara, Mitsubishi Triton, and Mazda BT-50.

HiLux Sales Data

How well has the Toyota HiLux been selling?

To the end of 2021, Toyota sold 13,214 4x2 models and 39,587 4x4 models.

4x2 HiLux models are well and truly on top of its segment, where it outsold 4x2 versions of the Isuzu D-Max (6478 sales), Ford Ranger (4293 sales), and Mazda BT-50 (2876 sales).

4x4 HiLux models on the other hand are outsold by 4x4 Ford Ranger models (45,986).

Combining the 4x2 and 4x4 sales together, the HiLux (52,801 sales) outsold the Ford Ranger (50,279 sales), Isuzu D-Max (25,117 sales), and Mazda BT-50 (15,662 sales).

Should you buy the HiLux

Is this the right car for you? Our experts buy or not guide.

Although it’s faced with tough competition from Ford, Isuzu, Mazda, and Mitsubishi, it’s easy to see why the HiLux is still a winner.

It feels quite old in some ways, but it's still solid to drive and has the backing of a massive dealer network. It also has a huge range of body styles on offer, allowing you to tailor your HiLux to the intended use easily.

Competitor Analysis

What other cars should you look at?

The Toyota HiLux's most direct rival is the Ford Ranger which most recently was unveiled in new-generation form.

The HiLux also competes against the recently updated the Isuzu D-Max and Mazda BT-50 siblings.

Compared to all of its rivals, the HiLux is getting a little long in the tooth.

In saying this though, the HiLux still provides that Toyota-tough reliability and reputation, as well as high resale value.

Toyota HiLux Interesting Facts

Did you know?

The name HiLux came from a contraction of "High Luxury".

Frequently Asked Questions

The Toyota HiLux range kicks off from $24,225 (plus on-road costs) for the "HiLux WORKMATE (4x2)" variant and finishes at $70,750 (plus on-road costs) for the "HiLux RUGGED X (4x4)" variant.

The Toyota HiLux is built in Thailand and is then shipped to Australia.

The Toyota HiLux has a braked towing capacity from 2500kg to 3500kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity from 1025kg to 750kg depending on the variant.

Toyota suggested that owners service their Toyota HiLux every 6 months or 10,000km, whichever comes first.

The Toyota HiLux has a five star ANCAP safety rating out of five.

The variants of the Toyota HiLux use Unleaded Petrol or Diesel.

The Toyota HiLux comes in 2 or 4 door variants.

In our latest review the Toyota HiLux scored 7 out of 10. Read the full Toyota HiLux review here.

The Toyota HiLux had a 5 year, unlimited km warranty.