Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
There’s plenty of room up front for tall adults in the Toyota Hilux, and lots of storage, too. The door bins are a decent size, there’s a big cubbyhole under the centre armrest and you even get two gloveboxes. On top of all that, there’s a handy tray for your mobile with a nearby USB port, a pair of sizeable cupholders between that and the gearstick and another pair of pop-out cupholders at the far corners of the dashboard.
Move to the rear, though, and there isn’t a copious amount of leg room, especially as the high floor forces your knees up uncomfortably, even in the most spacious Double Cab models. There’s precious little leg room in the back of the Extra Cab; the seats really are just for kids or the shortest of journeys. But there is at least plenty of head room thanks to the boxy body.
As for cargo space, there’s lots of it but you’ll almost certainly need an optional load cover or hardtop to protect your belongings. There are at least eyelets to tie loads down and the rear seats can fold up to give some internal space, too. Regardless of cab, all models can carry over 1000kg in the bed and tow 3500kg, albeit not at the same time – you’ll need a Ssangyong Musso for that. It’s worth remembering that the more spacious the cab, the shorter the bed is, though.
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