21 new 2017 Toyota Hilux SR5 Review

now The Toyota Hilux Must Be The Best Example Of Any Vehicle From Any Segment That's Purchased Based On Reputation Rather Than Reality And What Do. I Mean By That Well We Know That They Can Tow Serious Rate We Also Know That They Can Plow Their Way Through Sand And We Know That They Could Climb Their Way Up The Side Of A Rocky Mountain However We Know That The Hilux Sr5 Isn't Even The Best In This Segment In Fact It's Not Even Close It's A Middle Field Vehicle And Yet He Could Go Out In Their Droves And Buy Them.

So, How Often Do People Actually Use A Hilux Sr5 In The Manner In Which It Was Designed Well Come On Let's Be Honest Guys Really Who Takes Their $56,000 Plus On Road Costs Hilux Sr5 And Bashes It Off Road Or In The Bush And That Means That, If You Buy A Vehicle Like The Hilux Sr5 It's Because Of That Dirty Word You Need Now We Joke About It All The Time, But Toyota Could Probably Remove The Engine Out Of This Thing And Put A Set Of Pedals In There Like You See On A Bicycle And People Would Still Buy Them Buyers Don't Care It Literally Makes No Difference What Toyota Does And There's Good Reason To That Now. I've Got To Make Joe Is A Landscape Gardener And He Owns A Toyota Hilux Workmate You Know How Many Kilometers He's Got On It Five Hundred Thousand Yep You Heard Right Half A Million Kilometers Original Engine Original Gearbox All He's Done Is Change The Oil Himself In Between Services Joe He Wouldn't Buy Any Other Youth And Can You Blame It Now Play Along With Me Here For A Moment. I Just Want To Show You How A Typical Conversation With An Existing Highlight Zone Ago Say One Who's Got A Hilux Is Two To Three Years Old Mate.

I Need To Buy A New Hilux, But What Have They Done To The Front End Of It It's Friggin Ugly And The Infotainment System Well That's Not As Good As A Ranger Either Is It Actually. I Can't Argue With You About That No It's Not As Up-to-date And You're Right It's The Kind Of Face That Only A Mother Would Love. So, Mate What's What Are You Did You Buy Well Mate.

I Bought A Hilux. I Put My Order In Last Week It Literally Makes No Difference What Toyota Does To These Vehicles People Will Still Go Out And Buy Them In Their Thousands You Know How The Conversation Goes Hey Mate What Are You Putting The Tray You Use This My Gym Bag Yeah That's Really Making You Work Hard For Its Money. I Have However Found An Ingenious Way Of Owning A Brand New Hilux Sr5 Like This Gleaming Red Beauty Here Without Ever Using It For Work Now Follow Along With Me The Actual Result Is.

So, Simple And. I Know. I'm A Little Bit Smarter Than.

I Look Look It's Another Highlight And It's A Renter. So, It's Been Beaten To Within An Inch Of Its Life Its Hammered Just Like An Actual Work Hilux Should Be N. I Get To Kill Two Birds With One Stone Because.

I Can Brag To All My Mates About How Good My New Sr5 Is Is A Tow Vehicle And. I Can Actually Get Some Serious Work Done Out Of You Guessed It Another Highlight Without Damaging The Tray Of That One Now Granted Towing A Car Trailer And A Whole Other Hilux Around Five Days A Week Is Going To Get Pretty Boring, But It Means. I Can Go To Work Without Ever Damaging My Brand New Sr5 Now Enough Of This Silliness.

I Have To Get Some Work Done Okay. So, Enough With The Pod Shots And The Cheap Shots At Tradies And Dual Cab You Donors It's Time To Get A Little More Serious We're Going To Take A Proper Look At Just How Capable This Hilux Sr5 Really Is We're Going To Toast Some Weight We're Going To Plow Through Some Sand And We're Going To Do Some Rock And Dirt Off-road Driving Now Don't Cringe It Is Going To Get Dirty It's Going To Get A Bit Muddy And It's Going To Get A Bit Filthy, But It'll All Be Worth It Why Because Then You'll Know How Capable Your Dual Cab Really Is First Up Let's Go Through A Couple Of The Boring Facts And Figures 2.8 Liter Four-cylinder Turbo Diesel Engine. So, It's Down From The Old 3 Liter Unit And You Might Think That It Struggles A Little Bit With The Trailer Behind It, But In Actual Fact It Doesn't And The Tow Rating Is Now Up To Three Thousand Two Hundred Kilograms As Well As A Nine Hundred And Twenty Five Kilos Payload Nine Hundred And Twenty-five Kilos When Have You Ever Seen A Hilux Sr5 With Nearly A Ton In The Train Anyway The Engine Makes 130 Kilowatts At 3400 Rpm And 450 Newton Meters Between 1600 And 2400 Rpm.

So, It Gets About The Task Of Hauling This Trailer With A Hilux Workmate On It Very Very Easily In Fact At 50 60 70 Kilometers An Hour You Don't Even Really Feel Like It's There There's A Couple Of Factors That Are Really Important When You're Towing One Is Visibility And The Hilux Has Great Visibility It's Got Large Exterior Mirrors A Good Rear-vision Mirror Inside The Vehicle, But It's The External Ones That Make The Most Difference In Terms Of Positioning Where The Trailer Is - Is The Power Of The Engine Now Because This Diesel Makes Its Talk Nice And Low It's Easy To Get Off The Mark And It's Really Easy To Get Up To Speed And The Other Factor Is You Don't Want To Feel Like The Trailer Is Shunting You And Pushing The Vehicle Forward And You Don't Get That When You Get A Full Chassis Vehicle Like The Hilux It's Very Very Solid Very Secure And It Feels Like It's Quite Stable On The Road And In Fact With The Weight Over The Tow Ball It Actually Settles The Ride Down A Bit And It Rides More Comfortably Than It Does When It's Empty Next Up We're Going To Pump The Sr5 Along Some Sand And While This Isn't Particularly Powdery Really Ultra Fine Sand It's Still Difficult Enough And, If It's Still Challenger Four-wheel Drive And Really Hardcore Sand Is Probably One Of The Most Difficult Things You Can Ask Your Four-wheel-drive To Drive Through. So, The Sr5 Has Beautiful Lowdown Tour And The Engines Really Effortless And It's Got Really Good Momentum Once You're Rolling The Automatic Gearbox Shifts Between Gears Smoothly. So, You Don't Lose Any Momentum You Don't Feel Like You're Bogging Down And Losing Any Of Your Forward Progress Which Is The Real Enemy When You're Understanding The First Thing You Notice Off-road And It Kind Of Doesn't Make Any Sense Is That The Suspension Which Will Drive You Slightly Loopy On-road Because It's.

So, Bouncy And Pogos Around Is Actually Really Really Confident. So, It Manages To Iron Out A Whole Heap Of Bumps Quite Comfortably And It Does It Without Ever Feeling Like The Hilux Is Losing Its Composure. So, The Suspension Gets A Tick Off Road Which Is Great The Next Thing Is The Four-wheel Drive System Now We're In High Range Four-wheel Drive At The Moment And We've Found Some Pretty Challenging Off-road Sections Today Where We've Looked At It And Thought We're Going To Need Low Range Well Not You Don't Need Low Range We Put It In Low Range Just To See How Low Range Works And Again It's Also Excellent.

So, The General Drive And Grip Is Exceptional Regardless Of Whether You Use. I Or Low Range Then Beyond That You've Got A Rear Diff Lock Which We Haven't Even Come Close To Needing To And You've Got Really Really Good Ground Clearance It's Just Incredible How Really The Hilux Touches Down Or Scrapes Or Drags Through The Middle No Matter How Gnarly The Track Is. So, Once Again It Gets About Its Business Off Record Really Unruffled It Sort Of Never Feels Like You Have To Work Too Hard To Do What You Need To Do.

So, While We Criticize The Highlights On Road For Having A Carry Average Drive And Not Being Particularly Comfortable You Don't Have To Spend Long Off-road To Realize That This Is A Very Very Good Four-wheel Drive Now You Know You Can Call The Hilux Boring And Bland And. I've Got To Be Honest. I've Called It That Myself You Can Take A Dig And A Bit Of A Cheap Shot At The People Who Buy Them Tradies Or Otherwise And Make No Mistake That Ford Has Stolen Some Of Toyotas Lunch Of Late With The Ranger Which Is Sold In Increasing Numbers However As We've Shown Over The Past Two Days This Hilux Sr5 Is An Extremely Capable Leisure And Work Tool, If You Use It Properly And The Best Part Is You'll Be Beating On It For Half A Million Kilometers, If You Look After It And You Service It Regularly Just Do Us A Favor And Stop Posing Around Town In Yours Will You.

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