TOYOTA

Toyota Hilux – A New Era of Tough

Striking design and advanced safety puts the Toyota Hilux at the forefront of modern bakkies.

But just in case you need a little convincing, we present you with a comparison of key benefits and features of three Toyota models, with a special focus on one – the Hilux.

These Toyota’s are fitted with advanced technology features, high-performance engines, functional storage areas and enhanced driving features.

Toyota Model Comparison

The following three Toyota models have been selected for comparison based on ours and fellow Toyota owners’ experiences:

 

Toyota HiluxToyota FortunerToyota Corolla
Engine2.4 turbo diesel2.4 turbo diesel1.4 turbo diesel
Transmission6-Speed Manual6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Manual
Power maximum (kW)110110103
Torque @ RPM400400230
Acceleration 0-100 kmh (s)13.213.210.9
AWDn/aYesn/a
Power steeringYesYesYes
Air-conditioningYesYesYes
Cruise controlYesYesYes
Park Distance ControlRear cameraRear cameraRear (opt rear camera)
Central lockingRemoteKeylessRemote

Key Features of the Toyota Hilux

Safety

  • Reinforced frame: The Toyota Hilux is fitted with a durable and more ridged frame, made specifically for the toughest of conditions.
  • Airbags: Kitted out with up to seven airbags, the Toyota Hilux will keep you and your passengers safe and sound.
  • Security: The Toyota Hilux is protected with an array of features, such as auto door lock, remote control central locking and an anti-theft system including an alarm, immobiliser, movement sensor and ultrasonic glass breaking.
  • Reversing camera: This helps you easily identify any obstacles that may be hiding in your blind spots. The reversing camera is fitted standard on Toyota Hilux pick-up models.
  • Braking technologies: A standard with all Toyota Hilux models is brake assist and Anti-Skid Braking System (ABS), an intelligent emergency braking system that will help stop your vehicle in case of emergency.
  • Trailer sway control: Stay safe and keep control of your vehicle while towing large weights with trailer sway control, which automatically uses brake and engine output controls to help limit trailer movement.

 

Performance

  • Turbo-diesel engines: Advanced engines give you more power, better torque and improved low speed off-road performance.
  • Heavy duty suspension: The Toyota Hilux has suspension that has been specifically developed to effortlessly handle tough terrain, giving you a smooth, comfortable drive.
  • Four wheel drive: The Toyota Hilux four wheel drive gives you easy handling both on- and off-road
  • Fuel efficiency: Both the petrol and diesel engines offer improved fuel consumption and lower CO2
  • Towing capacity: The Toyota Hilux has an impressive towing power of a hefty 1240kg, even in off-road conditions.

 

Design

  • 60/40 split rear seats: Toyota Hilux seating had been designed with total comfort in mind. In the SR and SR5 models you have the convenient option of a 60/40 rear seat. This provides you with the flexibility to fold down either side or the whole rear seat to create additional interior storage space.
  • Front air-conditioned cooler box: On hot days you’ll really appreciate the Toyota Hilux’s built-in cooler box. This is on both the SR and SR5 models.

 

Technology

  • Driver Assist: Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Assist Control (DAC) automatically applies brakes and maintains low speeds to ensure maximum control on steep hills.
  • Accessory sockets: The Toyota Hilux WorkMate and SR models conveniently offer charging sockets for your phone, laptop and other devices.
  • Touchscreen: The multi-mode, full-colour computer allows you to keep an eye on your vehicle – from fuel economy to the rear view camera.
  • Audio display: Inside every Hilux is a touch screen display audio system that includes a CD player, USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity. This, coupled with the superior sound quality of the six speaker sound in all Double-Cab SR5 models, will keep you rocking to the beat.

 

Double Cab Comparison

The Toyota Hilux is highly ranked in its class for performance, travelling experience and off-road durability. If you enjoy off-road travels on rough terrains, the Toyota Hilux is the model of choice.

Here are the top three SUVs listed in the same category, within the same price range:

Toyota HiluxFord RangerIzuzu KB
Engine2.4 turbo diesel2.2 turbo diesel3.0 turbo diesel
Transmission6-Speed Manual6-Speed Manual 5-Speed Automatic
Power maximum (kW)110118130
Torque @ RPM400385380
Acceleration 0-100 kmh (s)13.2n/an/a
AWDn/an/an/a
Power steeringYesYesYes
Air-conditioning YesYesYes
Cruise controlYesAdaptiveYes
Park Distance Control front + rear + camerarear + rear camera
Central lockingRemoteRemoteKeyless

Toyota Fortuner

Striking design and enhanced driving features puts the Toyota Fortuner at the forefront of modern SUV’s.

But just in case you need a little convincing, we present you with a comparison of key benefits and features of three Toyota models, with a special focus on one – the Fortuner.

These Toyota’s are fitted with the latest technology features, highly reliable and responsive engines, functional storage areas and enhanced driving features.

Toyota Model Comparison

The following three Toyota models have been selected for comparison based on ours and fellow Toyota owners’ experiences:

Toyota FortunerToyota LC PradoToyota RAV-4
Engine2.4 Turbo Diesel3.0 Turbo Diesel2.2 Turbo Diesel
Transmission6-Speed Automatic5-Speed Automatic6-Speed Manual
Power maximum (kW)110120110
Torque @ RPM400400340
Acceleration 0-100 kmh (s)12.711.7n/a
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Permanent 
Power steeringYesYesYes
Air-conditioningYes YesYes
Cruise controlYesYesYes
Park Distance Control RearRear + rear camera
Central lockingKeylessKeylessRemote
 

Key Features of the Toyota Fortuner

The Toyota Fortuner expresses all the key features you would expect in an SUV vehicle for ultimate peace of mind, luxury and off-road experience when you drive off the lot:

Safety

  • Trailer Sway Control (TSC): For safety and control while you tow heavy loads, trailer sway control automatically uses brake and engine output controls to help limit trailer movement, keeping both the vehicle and the trailer stable while travelling.
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS): The Toyota Fortuner includes an anti-locking braking system, preventing the wheels from locking, giving you full control of your vehicle in emergency situations.
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD): The Fortuner is equipped with electronic brake force distribution, an intelligent brake force feature that automatically varies the distribution of force applied to each of the wheels, based on numerous factors like road conditions, speed, etc.
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC): Drive in wet conditions with ease with VSC, a feature that senses when the driver under or over-steers the vehicle and applies automatic brakes to the necessary wheels. VSC further assists with direction control, and adds or alleviates down-force to one side of the vehicle depending on the terrain.
  • Hill Assist Control (HAC): Hill Assist Control automatically applies brakes and maintains low speeds to ensure maximum control on steep hills for optimal safety for the driver and passengers.
  • Airbags: Kitted out with up to seven airbags, the Toyota Fortuner will keep you and your passengers safe and sound.

Performance

  • Turbo-diesel engines: Advanced engines give you more power, better torque and improved low speed off-road performance.
  • Towing capacity: The Toyota Fortuner has an impressive towing power of 2,800kg, even in off-road conditions. Hand-in-hand with TSC (Trailer Sway Control), the Fortuner is able to tow heavy objects without damaging the engine.
  • Engine: The Toyota Fortuner boasts a powerful 2.8L diesel engine and has horsepower which kicks 420Nm of torque piercing through the open roads.

Technology

  • Cruise control: The Fortuner is equipped with an intelligent system that automatically monitors and controls the speed of your vehicle.
  • Accessory sockets: The Toyota Fortuner conveniently offers charging sockets for your phone, laptop and other devices.

Design

  • Front air-conditioned cooler box: On hot summer days you’ll really appreciate the Toyota Fortuners’s built-in cooler box.
  • Side steps: Another convenient feature of the Fortuner. It allows easy access in and out of the vehicle, especially in wet conditions.

Off-Road SUV Comparison

The Toyota Fortuner is highly ranked in its class for performance, travelling experience and comfort. If you enjoy off-road travels on rough terrains and high-performance daily drives, the Toyota Fortuner is the model of choice.

Here are the top three SUVs listed in the same category, within the same price range:

Toyota FortunerFord EverestChevrolet Trailblazer
Engine2.4 Turbo Diesel2.2 Turbo Diesel2.8 Turbo Diesel
Transmission6-Speed Automatic6-Speed Manual6-Speed Auto
Power maximum (kW)110118144
Torque @ RPM400385500
Acceleration 0-100 kmh (s)12.7n/a10.4
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) PermanentPart-time
Power steeringYesYesYes
Air-conditioningYes YesYes
Cruise controlYesYesYes
Park Distance Control Rear + rear cameraFront + rear + rear camera
Central lockingKeylessRemoteRemote