Review: Toyota Dyna (2002 – 2014)


Available as a tipper or box van, much improved 3.0 D-4D engine from 2007.

Feels dated to drive.

Recently Added To This Review

13 February 2007 New 3.0 D-4D engine added

The new unit replaced the previous 2.5-litre D-4D engine in the Dyna range of dropside, tipper and chassis cab models and completed Toyota’s upgrade of all its LCV powertrains to meet Euro IV emissions... Read more

3 February 2005 Toyota Dyna Tipper introduced

The Dyna range increased with the introduction of a factory supplied and fitted three-way tipper body. The high quality body offers functionality and versatility with alloy dropsides and a telescopic... Read more

18 February 2004

Production starts in Europe. Production of right-hand drive Dyna commenced in December 2003 at the Salvador Caetano factory in Portugal. Previously, Dyna vehicles for the UK market were shipped from... Read more

Toyota Dyna (2002 – 2014): At A Glance

The Toyota Dyna has been on sale in the UK market in November 2001 when the 300 range was introduced. The 350 models joined the market in February 2002 and to begin with both were powered by versions of Toyota’s 2.5 D-4D diesel engine. But in 2007 these were replaced by a 109PS 3.0-litre D-4D diesel, which in turn was re-engineered in 2010 to offer more power and torque, lower emissions and improved fuel efficiency.

It's not the most modern of designs and that's reflected inside but it does have a large glass area which means great visibility for tight manoeuvres. Headroom is good too but taller driver's will find it quite cramped for legroom and not ideal for long trips. However, the seats are good and can be reclined plus they have lumbar support built in. The steering column can also be adjusted for height and reach.

There's just one trim level in the Dyna range which comes with ABS, a driver’s airbag, side impact bars, electric windows, a multimedia audio unit including a handy TomTom touchscreen satellite navigation system that can be removed from the unit, Bluetooth, a USB port and a CD player.

The Dyna is available as a chassis cab, or with tipper or dropsied bodies, with standard, medium and long wheelbases and payloads ranging from 1000kg to 1840kg.

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