Toyota Hilux (2005 - )

Last updated 19 May 2015

 
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Tight turning circle for a pick-up, good quality and strong cabin build, double Cab has seating for three in the back.
Engines are strong but often need to be worked hard, firm ride especially when running light, doesn't handle as well as alternatives like the Ford Ranger.
Updated 19 February 2015
Runout top-of-the-range model Toyota Hilux Invincible X 3.0-litre D-4D introduced at £23,842 + VAT for the manual and £24,842 for the automatic.

Deliveries from late February 2015. Has all the features of the Invincible plus multiple new styling options - all included in the vehicle price. These are four 17-inch alloy wheel designs and...

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The Toyota Hilux is as much a byword for pick-up trucks as the Ford Transit is for panel vans. This has come about by the Hilux seemingly having been on sale since Noah needed to nip down to the timber merchant’s, but it’s also based on unerring reliability and rugged construction.

The current, and sixth, generation of Hilux continues these traditions and comes in the expected single cab, Extra Cab with additional rear sets and the more spacious Double Cab for crews. With more sumptuous interior fittings and comfort, the top spec Double Cab models are also popular with leisure users for towing.

With payloads in the pick-up bed ranging from 860kg to 1100kg, the Hilux can cope with most needs. It can also tow up to 2500kg with a braked trailer, so it’s ideal for pulling a horsebox or trailer, though some might find this limit too low to allow for safe limits.

There’s no faulting the engines in the Hilux, though. They come in turbodiesel 2.5-litre and 3.0-litre forms with bags of power, smooth delivery and affordable running costs. The Hilux also comes with selectable four-wheel drive for all versions sold in the UK.

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