Large, powerful and confident
This cliché also meets the Toyota Hilux: Big, powerful and confident the 5.25 meter long car seems just made for feats. The facelift has given the powerful mobile recently an even more striking front end with polished chrome grill. A scoop on the hood of the seasons as well as powerful performance 17-inch Alus. Our test car is a Double Cab with 171-hp three-liter diesel and the luxury features “Executive”.
Running boards provide easier access to the interior. There is plenty of room, even the second row is roomy acceptable. If you fold the rear seats up, the fund can be utilized as storage space for everything you do not want to carry on the back. Fine leather surrounds the passengers, the seats are comfortable front heated. An entertainment and navigation system with large display is one of the other standard amenities of the Executive line.
The high seating position gives a good overview, helps when maneuvering a rearview camera. The feeling behind the wheel is almost like a luxury SUV. ”Almost” move because cheap-looking plastic surfaces of the large pick-up some more into Nutzauto.
When starting a cold engine, the Hilux workhorse in the wake noisily. According to snarl and start nailing the three-liter four-cylinder his job, but with increasing temperature is much quieter. Full pressure moves off the pick-up. The gearbox is a bit notchy, especially when fast switching is the third gear sometimes not taken immediately. On dry asphalt to drive the Hilux almost like a normal passenger car, he is comfortably cushioned, swallows lateral grooves and manhole covers without complaint. On faster corners the great companions gutmutig remains on track. Only with quick left-right switch, the combination of leaf springs, live axle and rear wheel drive is noticeable by the rear part comes into the fronds.
Suitable for rough terrain
For the Hilux off-road is almost unbeatable. With a lever next to the gear shift knob, both the four-wheel drive and a reduction for rough terrain can be connected. His wading depth of 70 inches makes the Hilux through the burrowers. With much force he puts water passages, rough surfaces and rocky sections. Powerful as he digs through there, where some lifestyle off-roader would lay down their arms for a long time. The gardener is interested in the less unshaven, he is pleased with the 2.3-square-foot cargo area. Or on the consumption of 8.3 liters of diesel, the Toyota calls. We have the hard test, however, burned an average of 11.2 liters.