For The Toyota Hilux decent to drive, the cabin is solid and flexible, and the loadbay is a good size, but the biggest advantages are for company users
Against It's heavy to park, short on seat adjustment and the 101bhp diesel struggles even if the loadbay is empty
What Car? says
Unless you really need the financial advantages of owning a pick-up, it's hard to overlook the Toyota Hilux's shortcomings, such as the poor ride and refinement. Most people will be better off with a conventional 4x4
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There are 5 Toyota Hilux versions available
Target Price team says:
As with any pick-up, the appeal of the Toyota Hilux is most obvious if you’re a business user. Not only might you be able to claim back the VAT when you buy one, you may also incur a lower tax liability.
Which of the various models you choose will depend on how you intend to use it, as the range includes everything from a basic Single Cab workhorse to an Extra Cab and the most car-like, the Double Cab.
The first two come in lower trims, but if you want the kind of luxuries you'd expect in a car - and smarter looks - you'll need the Double Cab, which comes in higher trim levels.
Top-spec Invincible includes sat-nav, for example, and comes with a more powerful 3.0-litre diesel engine.
For all that, though, if you don't need a workhorse, you may be better off with a conventional 4x4, so only buy a Hilux once you've done an extensive test drive.
Reader test team says:
Owned a 57 plate double cab from new. Very Tough reliable truck, absolutley no problems for 20,000+ miles, dealer was great. However the back end is…
i have a 2004 ex 270 d/cab 4x4 if the new model is as good as this you should buy one. i have had it 4 years serviced just once i check oil plus water…
Just purchased a Hilux Invincible 200 special edition, this truck is excellent in every way. By far, better than the top of the range Rodeo and Nissan…
I have now had my 2.5 D4d Extra Cab for over a year, covered 23,000 miles and not one issue, good fuel ecomomy, great with a load or trailer on the…