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

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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, and practical pick up. In double cab the Hilux will accommodate a family, plus all their gear in the spacious load It makes for an impressive towing too. The Hilux still a hard side, as its switchable drive system, considerable clearance and rugged mechanicals can

Our verdict on the Toyota Hilux HL3 Double Cab D-4D 170

On the surface focus appears to have to the lifestyle end of the market, but look the leather upholstery, snazzy dials and air conditioning and the Hilux a serious piece of kit for the working With the ability to match a off-roader in all but the harshest of environments, popular pick up is not to be underestimated. it boasts refinement levels to many regular cars is the on the cake.

Costs

With the tax concessions available, the Hilux a strong case for itself if you something more rugged a conventional estate car or 4×4 to accommodate an active lifestyle. diesel engines are pleasingly while Toyota’s reputation for reliable cars should that servicing costs are

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

Car security

Car safety

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

Toyota Hilux Extra Cab

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

Family car appeal

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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.

Accessibility

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 Hilux’s lifestyle there are a few upbeat colours help boost the vehicle’s That said, if it is going to be into hard work, a modest choice would be Inside the Hilux, conventional thinking is obvious — a lot of grey plastic in the cabin. fitted, leather seats as convincing as they could be.

Toyota Hilux Extra Cab
Toyota Hilux Extra Cab
Toyota Hilux Extra Cab
Toyota Hilux Extra Cab

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