Toyota Hilux Review - Toyota Reviews South Africa
As with any pick-up, the appeal of the L200 is most obvious if you’re a business user. Not only might you be able to claim back the VAT when you buy one, you may also incur a lower tax liability.
Which of the various models you choose will depend on how you intend to use it, as the range includes everything from a basic Single Cab workhorse to an Extra Cab and the most car-like, the Double Cab.
The first two come in lower trims, but if you want the kind of luxuries you'd expect in a car - and smarter looks - you'll need the Double Cab, which comes in higher trim levels.
Top-spec Invincible includes sat-nav, for example, and comes with a more powerful 3.0-litre diesel engine.
For all that, though, if you don't need a workhorse, you may be better off with a conventional 4x4, so only buy a Hilux once you've done an extensive test drive.
Pro's and Con's
Pro: It's decent to drive, the cabin is solid and flexible, and the loadbay is a good size, but the biggest advantages are for company users
Con: It's heavy to park, short on seat adjustment and the 101bhp diesel struggles even if the loadbay is empty.