Toyota Hilux

RM 90,000 - 139,888 TBC
pickup Pickup | 2.4L / 2.8L

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Not the most powerful engine, but it is easy to maintain, reliable, has a strong reputation.
Not as comfortable as the Mitsubishi Triton, no rear A/C but has a chilled glove box.
A-TRC feature works really well, almost negates the need for a locking differential.
2.4L | Naturally-aspirated
2.8L | Naturally-aspirated

Toyota Hilux Pros&Cons

Pros
Cons
  • Wide service network
  • Bulletproof reliability and durability
  • Reasonably practical interior
  • Cabin refinement could have been better
  • Lacks ADAS features like the Mitsubishi Triton, Ford Ranger
  • Harsh ride comfort

Toyota Hilux Gallery

Toyota Hilux Reviews

  • The 2018 Toyota Hilux probably needs no introduction - it is one of the most well-known pick-up trucks on sale right now, thanks to a reputation for reliability and durability it built over the years. UMW Toyota Motor introduced the facelifted Hilux back in 2018, dubbed the L-Edition. 

  • 2018 Toyota Hilux Gallery

    Design

     

    The 2018 Toyota Hilux update brought along a revised front end that features a new grille and bumper. UMW Toyota also offers a fully black-out variant aptly called the Hilux Black Edition.

    Dimensions

    Double cab variants of the Toyota Hilux measure 5,330 mm long, 1,855 mm wide, and 1,815 mm high. It has a 3,085 mm wheelbase. 

    The Hilux Single Cab measures 5,330 mm long, 1,815 mm wide, and 1,795 mm high. Its 3085 mm wheelbase is identical to the Double Cab variants.

    2018 Toyota Hilux Dimensions
    Length 5,330 mm
    Width (mm) 1,855 mm (Single Cab: 1,815 mm)
    Height (mm) 1,815 mm (Single Cab: 1,795 mm)
    Wheelbase (mm) 3,085 mm

    Lighting

    The range-topping Hilux 2.8 Black Edition gets automatic LED projector headlights, LED daytime running lights, and LED front fog lights. 

    Other variants get automatic halogen reflector headlights with bulb-type daytime running lights. 

    Wheels

    Both the Hilux 2.8 Black Edition and Hilux 2.4 L-Edition receive 18-inch alloy wheels with a similar design, but with different finishing. The wheels on the Hilux Black Edition are blacked out, while the Hilux L-Edition get dual-tone finishing.

    Hilux 2.4 G variants get 17-inch alloy wheels, while the Hilux 2.4 Std get 17-inch steel wheels with plastic covers. 

    The base Hilux 2.4 Single Cab get 17-inch steel wheels wrapped in commercial tires.

  • Dashboard

    Unlike Hilux models of yore, the current-generation model gets a more upmarket dashboard, with selected variants receiving an Optitron instrument cluster and digital climate control system.

    The Toyota Hilux also gets a chilled upper glovebox.

    Space and Practicality

    The cabin of the 2018 Toyota Hilux is reasonably practical, as it features a number of cubby holes to store various small items. 

    If more storage space is needed, the rear seats can be tipped up to store items underneath. 

    Boot

    The truck bed of the Toyota Hilux comes in two different sizes, as the Hilux Single Cab has a larger truck bed than the Double Cab.

  • 2018 Toyota Hilux Specs and Features

    Safety Features

    Toyota has put safety as a priority on the Hilux, as upper variants of the Hilux receive 7 airbags, stability control, and traction control.

    The Hilux 2.8 Black Edition also gets a built-in digital video recorder. 

    Furthermore, owners can also choose to have Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert fitted to the Hilux as an optional extra.

    Comfort features

    Upper variants of the Toyota Hilux get leather upholstery and an 8-way power-adjustable driver seat. 

    Infotainment

    A 6.75-inch touchscreen head unit pumps audio through a 6-speaker sound system. The head unit also features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support.

  • Engine

    Two turbocharged diesel engines are available in the 2018 Toyota Hilux's engine room - a 2.4- and 2.8-litre. The 2.4-litre does 150 PS at 3,400 rpm and 400 Nm from 1,600 to 2,000 rpm.

    The larger 2.8-litre unit does 177 PS at 3,400 rpm and 450 Nm from 1,600 to 2,400 rpm. 

    Transmission

    Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed manual.

    Drivetrain

    All variants of the Toyota Hilux feature a part-time 4WD system with Automatic Disconnecting Differential (ADD).

  • Acceleration

    Toyota does not provide any 0-100 km/h figures for the Hilux.

    Engine Performance

    On the road, the Hilux's 2.8-litre turbodiesel provides sufficient power for day-to-day driving conditions.

    Its full 450 Nm of torque is made available from a low 1,600 rpm, which makes overtaking a breeze.

    Transmission Performance

    The Hilux's 6-speed automatic offers Eco and Power modes, in addition to a manual mode. 

    Gear shifts are reasonably smooth.

  • Steering and Handling

    Similar to other pick-up trucks, the Hilux's steering is on the heavier end of the scale. Steering response is predictable.

    Sound Proofing

    The Hilux's utilitarian DNA is made apparent here - we wished that sound proofing and cabin refinement levels was better as engine noise can be noticeable at speeds.

    Passenger Comfort

    Ride comfort of the Toyota Hilux is nothing to write home about - it is decent enough for daily commute, though for those seeking a comfortable pick-up truck should consider the Mitsubishi Triton or Ford Ranger instead. 

  • Fuel Consumption

    Toyota says that the Hilux 2.8 returns 8.5-litre/100 km (combined), though real-world figures may differ.

  • It's not hard to see why the Toyota Hilux is so popular - it has a solid reputation for reliability and durability that it built over the years. 

    Couple that with the fact that even in rural parts of East Malaysia, Hilux parts can be found in a village grocery store makes it a default choice for many - private and business owners alike. (Toyota Hilux Vs Mitsubishi Triton 2019 Vs Ford Ranger )

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