The Durable and Reliable Pickup Truck of Toyota – Toyota Hilux

by Masashi S. JDM Enthusiast

The Toyota Hilux is a 2WD and 4WD pickup truck manufactured by Toyota from 1968 to the present. It is available in three configurations: a Single Cabin with two doors, two seats, and a long flatbed cargo area; the Double Cabin with four full-sized doors, five seats, and a short flatbed cargo area; and the Extra Cabin with small rear-hinged back doors and a small rear bench for two or three people with a flatbed cargo area.


The Toyota Hilux is fitted with several engine options throughout its eight generations. The first engine is the 1.5L 2R engine and dozens of 4-cylinder and a few 6-cylinder engines that range from 1.5L to 3.0L engines. And the two latest engines that are currently fitted on the Hilux models. The turbocharged 2.4L 2GD-FTV 4-cylinder diesel engine produces 150 hp and accelerates from 0-100kph in 13.2 seconds for the manual transmission model and 12.7 seconds for the automatic transmission model. The Hilux delivers a top speed of 169 kph and can pull a load of 3,500kg or carry up to 1 ton in its flat load bed. And the turbocharged 2.8L 1GD-FTV 4-cylinder diesel engine produces 204 hp and accelerates from 0-100kph in 10.1 seconds for the manual transmission model and 10.7 seconds for the automatic transmission model. These engines are mated with a five-speed automatic, five-speed manual, six-speed super-intelligent ECT, or six-speed manual transmission.

Interior & Exterior

The latest Toyota Hilux interior has been upgraded with redesigned binnacle and a digital speedometer along with a trip computer that shows real-world fuel consumption. Also, features an 8.0-inch touchscreen that enables it to connect to Android and Apple phones. 

The new Toyota Hilux has been built for practicality and ramps up its comfortability with great features and has a one-ton load capacity. The Hilux is available from the entry-level to top-level trim. The Single Cabin and Extra Cabin models are only offered in basic trim which is built only for work and also available as Tippers or Dropside variants. The Hilux comes with LED headlamps, LED DRLs, LED tail-lamps, and 17-inch or 18-inch alloy wheels.

Other Features

The Hilux also include other features like air-conditioning, automatic wipers and lights, steering wheel controls for the stereo, Bluetooth connectivity, Toyota Safety Sense which includes road sign assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, pre-collision alert, Downhill Assist Control, autonomous emergency braking, and a road-sign recognition feature. Standard safety features include stability control, traction control, hill-start assistance, seven airbags, and trailer sway control.


The Toyota Hilux is one of the original pickup models renowned for its tough build quality, dependability, and reliability. It also becomes more family-friendly which can be used for recreational duties as well. You can now browse the Toyota Hilux stocklist for more available model options.

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About Masashi S. Junior   JDM Enthusiast

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