|Price||A$23,590 - A$69,990|
|Fuel Efficiency||6.9 - 11.1L/100km|
|ANCAP Rating||5 / 5|
|Latest CarExpert Rating||7.7 / 10|
The Ford Ranger keeps getting uncomfortably close but the Toyota HiLux remains Australia's best-selling ute. That's largely on the back of Toyota's expansive dealer network and reputation for reliability and quality, but the Toyota HiLux isn't merely resting on those laurels.
An updated version with a more powerful 150kW/450Nm turbo-diesel 2.8-litre four touched down in the second half of 2020, ready to do battle with redesigned rivals from Isuzu and Mazda. Cheaper models in the range offer a choice of 2.7-litre naturally-aspirated petrol and 2.4-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engines.
While the Ford Ranger matches or even bests the HiLux in 4x4 sales, Toyota has an ace up its sleeve in its indomitable presence in the 4x2 ute market. In 2019, for example, Toyota sold more than twice as many 4x2 utes as Isuzu, whose D-Max was the second best-seller in the 4x2 segment.
The Toyota HiLux has long been the number one ute in Australia, which means it's attacked from all angles. Ford, for example, did the unthinkable in 2019: it bested the HiLux in 4x4 ute sales.
That's not to say the Toyota HiLux is a weak offering in its segment. Not by a long shot. In the second half of 2020, it also picked up a more powerful version of its 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine, packing 150kW of power and 350Nm of torque.
Toyota's also been making even more a concerted effort to compete in the upper reaches of this segment with its Hilux Rugged-X and Rogue trim levels. These sit above the evergreen SR-5.
The company isn't sitting idly by and resting on its laurels, which is good news as the ute segment is getting more and more competitive and it faces a slate of new or updated models.
The Toyota HiLux is built in Thailand and is then shipped to Australia.
The 2021 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 suggests 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 2021 Toyota HiLux use Unleaded Petrol or Diesel.
The 2021 Toyota HiLux comes in 2 or 4 door variants.
In our latest review the Toyota HiLux scored 7.7 out of 10. Read the full Toyota HiLux review here.
The 2021 Toyota HiLux has a 5 year, unlimited km warranty.