Utes have many uses. Most good blokes will use their utes for honest work and then, come the weekend, will head to the beach with the surfboard in the back, tow the boat to the water or even use the ute to take the missus to the flicks. Toyota have been making tough, reliable utes for years, and with the brand new Toyota Hilux 2WD models, the missus will be impressed with this ute’s good looks and comfy interior. Built for the workplace, the current Hilux 4×2 models have all the strength you’ll need, along with sophisticated and practical modern interiors that are equipped with plenty of features to keep you comfortable and entertained. It’s very easy to use the Double Cab 2WD Toyota Hilux as the main means of transport for work and family priorities.
One of the reasons the 4×2 Hilux models are chosen over the 4×4 alternatives is that there is a definite savings in fuel and maintenance costs when you consider model for model. With 2WD you won’t be carrying around the extra weight from the 4WD transmission, and you won’t have the extra hubs and diffs to service. If you’re going to spend most of your time on-road, there is sense in going 2WD.
With the brand new Toyota Hilux WorkMate 4×2 Single-Cab Cab-Chassis model there is plenty of choice. A rugged five-speed manual, 3.0-litre Turbo Diesel provides a great balance of power, torque and economy. In fact, the average fuel economy of the five-speed WorkMate 4×2 ute impresses. If you are happy keeping to the speed limits and just cruising the roads, then you can easily expect a good 8.0 litres/100 km. However, with effortless, creamy smooth power and torque available from the sophisticated 3.0-litre Turbo Diesel engine, the temptation will be to poke her along a little to enjoy its swiftness. Obviously, with a heavier right foot the fuel economy suffers a bit, but not as much as you might think.
If you like the simple appeal of the Single Cab Hilux utes, be sure to check over the two other options in this guise. Drop the 2.7-litre petrol engine under the hood, and the refined performance can be mated to a five-speed manual or four-speed auto. A 4.0-litre VVT-i petrol engine offers colossal performance in the SR 4×2 Single-Cab, SR 4×2 Double Cab, SR5 Extra Cab and SR5 4×2 Double-Cab.
If you’re the person that’s going to be driving the Toyota Hilux, and you are only ever going to need some extra seats occasionally to get workers to the site a few k’s away, then the 4×2 Extra-Cab Pick-up might be your answer. A shrunken down rear seat space isn’t going to be comfortable for any great length, but that’s alright if the trip isn’t far. Having the practicality of a big deck out the back for all the work gear is going to be a bonus. The cargo tray isn’t much shy of two metres in length.
More expensive, but oh-so practical, is the very nice Toyota Hilux 4×2 Double-Cab Pick-up trucks. Spending time behind one of these beaut utes is a pleasure. They offer plenty of room, as much luxury as you want (SR models), excellent safety features, a decent audio system and even Bluetooth.
Toyota Hilux 4×2 utes are as much an icon in Australia as the rusty old dog fence. They get better looking the older they get, and the mileages that these reliable workmates do are amazing – provided they are serviced well. It comes as no surprise that these are the top selling ute in Australia. In 2011, the Toyota Hilux was the third-highest-selling vehicle in Australia and the highest-selling ute by a massive 14,449 units.
The current Toyota Hilux 4×2 models include the:
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