Car Reviews: Toyota Hilux HL3 4×4 Double Cab D-4D 170 — The AA

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High cabin is up to Toyota’s usual Off-roading ability on a par with conventional 4x4s 3.0-litre is powerful, torquey yet refined to be used every day Double Cab offers enough room in the for a growing family


well built, cabin is by a lot of grey plastic 2.5-litre does need to be worked when under a heavy Only the 3.0-litre variants are more in line with of a lifestyle pick up Old-style lever retained for shifting two and four-wheel drive

It’s a known fact that Corolla has been a hugely car for the Japanese firm. What you not know is that the company’s pick up is the equivalent in the commercial world. The Hilux has been a force in the global light market for many years, and iteration does much to on the vehicle’s qualities.

To assume all pick ups are the same is to make a big And to assume that they are all in their behaviour is to make an bigger false assumption. As the for lifestyle-orientated vehicles grows, have done much to over rough edges and car-like attributes.

Toyota is something of an expert it comes to making pick ups its Hilux is the Corolla of the light world. A global success the original launch back in Things have changed and now demand a more refined experience, more creature but no at the expense of the vehicle’s core

And so it is that this Hilux is a combination of car-like refinement and driving behaviour plus workhorse. While you can specify a basic Hilux by modern Toyota has jumped on the lifestyle with this version and offers tricked-out variants plush interiors and a powerful new diesel engine for people from recreational 4x4s and carriers.

The end result is a swift, refined and pick up. In double cab trim the will accommodate a growing plus all their activity in the spacious load bay. It for an impressive towing vehicle, The Hilux still possesses a side, as its switchable four-wheel system, considerable ground and rugged mechanicals can testify.

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On the surface Toyota’s appears to have switched to the end of the market, but look past the upholstery, snazzy instrument and air conditioning and the Hilux remains a piece of kit for the working individual. the ability to match a conventional in all but the harshest of environments, Toyota’s pick up is not to be underestimated. That it refinement levels to match regular cars is the icing on the


With the various tax available, the Hilux makes a case for itself if you want more rugged than a estate car or 4×4 to help an active lifestyle. Both engines are pleasingly economical, Toyota’s reputation for building cars should mean servicing costs are minimal.

Space and practicality

Predictably, the rear load bay will be the of attention for many users. put, it’s big enough to most things — be tools of the trade or items of kit. Access is via a drop tailgate, and to reach the furthermost you’ll have to clamber in Elsewhere, the Hilux’s cabin is a size, boasts enough spaces for a demanding family or and big door bins for drinks, and tools.

Controls and display

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The Hilux’s four-wheel drive system a central plank of the vehicle’s offerings, and there’s no question when it’s activated the experience feels very This is backed up by anti-lock and airbags for the driver and front passenger.

Driver appeal

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In a welcome of the usual comercial vehicle the Hilux is very car-like to — within reason. The main controls are light and visibility is good thanks to the driving position and the diesel — espcially the 3.0-litre — perform well. On the Hilux is pleasingly quiet and well to absorb most imperfections. Off road it can tackle all but the extreme of conditions thanks to its four-wheel drive system, ground clearance and suspension

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Quality and image

Toyota’s is a strong one in terms of being for delivering durable, reliable The same is true of its commercial as many are bought on the ability to on them in all manner of conditions.The durable nature certainly to that notion. And the vehicle is a popular one around the world, because it’s tough, and affordable — facts up by the Hilux’s status as Toyota’s off-road vehicle.


As with any vehicle for off-roading, you do have to climb up the Hilux. You do need to be pretty as the distance from the ground is than with most sports utilty vehicles. inside, eveything falls to hand. At the rear, the vehicle’s can be dropped down to access the bay. And again, to access all the space have to be agile as need to clamber up into the bay.

Stereo and ICE (In car entertainment)

The set-up in the Hilux is more adequate for this type of — especially if it’s to be a workhorse first, runabout Options include full sat-nav for the lifestyle types. The unit is located usefully in the Hilux’s fascia for ease of

Auto gearbox option on 3.0 variant adds an extra of refinement

Colours and trim

To champion the lifestyle leanings, there are a few colours that help the vehicle’s appeal. That if it is going to be pressed into work, a more modest would be recommended. Inside the conventional Toyota thinking is — there’s a lot of grey in the cabin. Where fitted, seats aren’t as convincing as could be.

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