6 October 2017 · Reviews

Review: 2017 Hilux SR5 Auto

What makes the Toyota HiLux the number one car in Australia?

The Hilux is the first commercial vehicle to be named Australia's number one car

To put it simply, the multipurpose HiLux has everything you need and more, making it a brilliant addition to your family. The versatile vehicle comes as a two-wheel drive as well as a part-time four-wheel drive and has undergone more than 650,000km testing in Australia to ensure the best possible quality and safety for its customers. Offered in single-cab, extra-cab, and double-cab variants, this unbreakable vehicle is able to carry out any job with ease, big or small. With a sleek, futuristic interior and strong durable exterior, what more could you ask for? With these options in mind, the HiLux is ideal for work purposes or family grocery shopping trips – or both, and more!

Next time you make a family trip, let the HiLux make it easier for you.  Ensure the absolute safety of your loved ones for peace of mind while you’re on the road. Why not pack the tents and fishing gear and prepare for a weekend adventure? Bring along an eski full of food, camping chairs for everyone, maybe even the dog – the spacious interior of the vehicle makes it all possible! The HiLux is extremely capable off-road and ready for the bush, the beach, or the mountains. It’s all up to you, and the possibilities are endless!

Toyota has ensured the protection of both you and your passengers by including high-tech safety features in the HiLux. There’s a reversing camera to help you see what’s behind your vehicle when you are reversing, allowing you to see your blind spots and making parking easier. The HiLux also includes electronic stability control, trailer sway control and electronic traction control which will help you maintain control of the car should weather conditions or terrain get rocky. Put all this together with the seven airbags, tough exterior, and a 5-star ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) rating, this beast is one of the safest, most reliable vehicles on the market. This way you can go out for a drive and enjoy the company of your family without worrying about their safety – the HiLux is practically doing most of the work for you.

The towing capacity is another one of the many impressive features of this versatile car. With a huge maximum of up to 3,500kg towing capacity, this vehicle is capable of getting just about any job done without any troubles. Flat roads or rough terrains, driving heavy loads or pulling a caravan, it’s no worries for the HiLux.

The vehicle showcases numerous futuristic features aimed to make your life easier. HiLux is known for its spacious interior which has been improved over the years to ensure heightened convenience and comfort for its passengers. The seat comfort has been greatly enhanced, allowing a larger range for height adjustment and added headroom in the front. On top of that, the Bluetooth phone connectivity will let you control your phone from behind the multi-functional steering wheel using only your voice and absolutely nothing else; you’ll never need to touch your phone again! The dashboard features an air-conditioned dash box which may be used for heating or cooling bottles up to 600mm in length. No more excuses for dehydration! Furthermore, the HiLux offers other internal features such as intermittent windscreen wipers, cruise control, electric windows and door locks, and air conditioning across the board keeping you and your family cool on even the hottest summer days.

HiLux has 100,000km three-year warranty with capped price servicing. Head down to Pacific Toyota Cairns to check out this all-round multipurpose vehicle that everyone has been talking about.