Toyota's new HiLux GR Sport packs more of a punch than before. Is that enough to put it ahead of the Ranger on the drag strip?
Toyota HiLux vs Ford Ranger Comparison
How they stack...
- Extensive chassis changes
- New stance hugely enhances stability
- Capable 4x4 system
- Dated interior
- Would hugely benefit from V6 or hybrid power
- Six-month service intervals
- Cyber Orange looks tough
- Clever rear racking system is genuinely useful
- Meaningful suspension upgrades for a reasonable price
- Interior upgrades are limited
- 2.0-litre power only
- Suspension upgrades come at a cost in town
|Apple CarPlay and Android Auto|
|Wireless phone charger|
|Rear air vents|
|Adaptive cruise control|
|Autonomous emergency braking|
- Prestige Paint (+$700)
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
- Eclipse Black
- Saturn Blue
- Nebula Blue
- Feverish Red
- Oxide Bronze
Not all exterior paint colours are available across the range
Ford is giving its gen-two Ranger and Ranger Raptor a handful of colours including some brilliant bright colours for the alter, including one exclusive to the flagship ute.
However, if you like 50 shades of grey – or, in this case, three – you’ll still have some options that’ll suit.
The colour palette comprises the following:
- Absolute Black
- Arctic White
- Blue Lightning
- Meteor Grey
- Sedona Orange
- Luxe Yellow (Wildtrak only)
- Code Orange (Raptor only)
- Conquer Grey (Raptor only)
Toyota has gone to town on mechanical changes beneath the skin of the HiLux Rogue – but does it make enough of a difference?
The Ford Ranger Wildtrak X has touched down to fill yet another niche in the booming dual-cab ute space in Australia.
|DIESEL TURBO F/INJ, MULTI POINT F/INJ||TURBO CDI, BI TURBO CDI, TWIN TURBO DIR F/INJ|
|2393 - 2755||1996 - 2990|
|2.4L, 2.8L, 2.7L||2.0L, 3.0L|
|DIESEL TURBO 4, INLINE 4||DIESEL TURBO 4, DIESEL TURBO V6, BI TURBO DIESEL 4, DIESEL TWIN TURBO 4, TWIN TURBO V6|
|DUAL OVERHEAD CAM||DUAL OVERHEAD CAM, VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM|
|Valves/Ports per Cylinder|
|110kW - 150kW||125kW - 292kW|
|3000 - 5200||3250 - 5650|
|245Nm - 500Nm||405Nm - 600Nm|
|1400 - 4000||1750|
|10.2 - 15.6||15.8 - 16.3|