Toyota Hilux review

Category: Pick-up

Section: Interior

Toyota Hilux 2021 Dashboard
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Front 3/4 tracking
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Off-road rear tracking
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Dashboard
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Rear seats
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Infotainment screen
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Right tracking
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Rear 3/4 tracking
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Front 3/4 cornering
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Rear cornering
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Off-road tracking
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Centre console
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Cubby
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Front 3/4 tracking
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Off-road rear tracking
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Dashboard
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Rear seats
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Infotainment screen
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Right tracking
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Rear 3/4 tracking
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Front 3/4 cornering
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Rear cornering
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Off-road tracking
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Centre console
  • Toyota Hilux 2021 Cubby
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Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

At first glance, the Toyota Hilux interior appears modern, thanks in part to an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system that’s standard on all but Active trim. Start to poke around, though, and you’ll soon realise that the materials used are all hard and scratchy, save for some rather coarse leather on the wheel if you opt for Icon trim and above.

Most pick-ups are similarly workmanlike, although the Ford Ranger (especially in Wildtrack and Raptor trims) and the Ssangyong Musso both feel plusher. All Hilux trims include a height-adjustable driver’s seat, with full electric adjustment in the Invincible X trim. The steering wheel on all models moves in and out as well as up and down.

As the name suggests, you do sit high up in the Hilux – it’s one of the few cars on which the side steps are positively useful for clambering in. Forward visibility is good because the windscreen pillars are slim and it’s easy to judge the end of the bonnet.

The view out of the back is trickier because of the small rear window and high bed, making a reversing camera essential. Thankfully you get one as standard on all but base Active models, with Invincible trim adding front and rear parking sensors plus bright LED headlights.

Toyota Hilux 2021 Dashboard