The Hilux 2016 by Toyota all information and review

The Hilux 2016 belongs to the eighth generation of this Toyota pick up. Regarding the Hilux 2012, which was the last model of the seventh.

The Hilux 2016 belongs to the eighth generation of this Toyota

The new premiere platform and engine is longer, it is more equipped and has a design. The exterior and the interior, completely new.

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Price Comparison Toyota Hilux 2016 with others

It is on sale from € 30,489 (all prices), slightly higher than a Ford Ranger. Nissan NP300 Navara or an Isuzu D-MAX, all in two-seater and all-wheel drive versions. The Mitsubishi L200 and Ssangyong Actyon Sports cost significantly less (list sorted by price of all-wheel drive pickups). With double cab body can be purchased from 32 217, again a price higher than most of its alternatives.

Cabins and seats in The Hilux 2016

There are three variants of single-body, extra and double cab-all with the same length and same battle (5.33 and 3.09 m respectively), so that the larger cabin, less load capacity. The length of the loading area varies between 2.31 m (single cabin) and 1.53 m double cabin.

In the simple cabin there is only room for two occupants. In the other two there is a second row of seats although with notable differences: the extra cabin offers two transporters whose backrest goes vertical, there is little room for the legs and access through the gap left by two small doors that open in reverse The front is small; The double cab has a much more comfortable rear bench and three seats instead of two, plus space and two additional conventional doors.

Additional conventional doors and cargo loading The Hilux 2016

The maximum width on the loading platform is 10 cm larger (it is now 1.64 cm). The cargo area door supports are more resistant than before as is the platform on which the load is deposited to make it more difficult to deform with the weight. This space is not lit or has an outlet.

The loading area can be covered with different closure systems – canvas, plastic cover or aluminum blind, which are offered as accessories. These elements do not achieve a sealing of that space because the water and, especially, the dust, continue entering through the door, that does not have rubber joints.

Engines and mileage in Toyota Hilux 2016

The Hilux is marketed with a single engine. It is a diesel 150 hp and 2.4 liters with which Toyota replaces the previous 2.5 l. Whether it is the engine itself, the greater rigidity of the chassis or better insulation, this engine is less noticeable in the passenger compartment, although there are still vibrations at the wheel and the shift lever.

The approved consumption (6.4 l / 100 km) is lower than that of the previous Hilux and higher than the homologated for the best of its alternatives (pick-up with total traction and power between 130 and 170 hp): the Mitsubishi L200, Nissan Navara and Ford Ranger; Comparative tab In practice, we have verified that the consumption of the Hilux is clearly superior than in the L200 and the Ranger. We have given much more information on the engine, the consumption and the driving of this vehicle in the section Driving impressions.

Gears are automatic and manual

There are two types of gearboxes, both of six ratios. A manual – whose lever has better feel than the previous Hilux and shorter routes – and another automatic that Toyota calls SuperECT. The automatic transmission is only available with the double cab, and with it, the Hilux accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in almost half a second less and consumes more fuel.

Traction system of  Hilux 2016 is of two types

Although the Hilux 2016 can have two systems of traction – to the rear wheels or to the four by means of a mechanism of total traction connectable automatically. With the all-wheel drive system it is mandatory to drive rear-wheel drive on surfaces with good adhesion so as not to damage the transmission because there is no central differential. On other surfaces that allow a difference of rotation between the front and rear wheels, you can activate the total traction (turning a position the command that is in the console, image), an operation that can be done in movement as long as the speed does not exceed The 50 km/h (before it was 80 km/h). That same rotary control serves, turning one more position, to engage the reductive.

The traction system is assisted by the traction control. It prevent engine power from being lost by the wheels that have no grip. In addition, it is possible to equip the Hilux with a lockable rear differential (by means of a button) that rotates the two rear wheels together. The front differential is not lockable and has a function (already had the previous Hilux) that disengages it from the front axle in the mode of traction to two wheels to reduce the losses; Now there is a sensor that can also do it automatically if it detects an excessive heating of the differential oil.

Dashboard of this vehicle

The design of the dashboard looks more like a tourism than an industrial vehicle, although the coating materials are simple. The instrument cluster has a small color screen  in which the information of the traveling computer or one of the multimedia equipment can be displayed. This can be handled in some versions from a touch screen of 7 “, similar to the one that Toyota uses in others of its models.

It is a practical cabin in the sense that the occupants have at their disposal abundant holes to leave things or drinks. These can be placed in brackets that are in front of the lateral ventilation exits of the dashboard, to be able to keep them fresh, something that can also be done inserting them in one of the two gloves of the dashboard (the superior one is cooled by the Air conditioning system). In addition there are up to two 12 V sockets, one of 220 V and another USB, so it is possible to power various electronic devices simultaneously. The space for passengers is normal forward and reduced back. We have given more details about this and the equipment in the section Impressions of the interior.

Equipment level and insurance

There are three levels of equipment available: GX, VX and VXL. The most equipped version has led lights for short, keyless entry and start, automatic climate control, heated front seats and the set of elements called Safety Sense composed by an automatic braking system in case of a possible collision or hit, reading of Some traffic signs and notice of inadvertent lane change.

Using our insurance comparator, we have calculated a policy for a Hilux with double cab body, manual gearbox and VX equipment level. The borrower is a 50-year-old woman who lives in a village in the province of Jaen, has a 30-year old license, has had no accidents and travels up to 30 000 km a year.

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