2021 Toyota Hilux Specs: Powertrain, Dimensions, Suspension

These days, we can hear all kinds of reports about the legendary pickup truck. Although the current generation is still a relatively fresh model, it already received an update, just two years after the launch. Moreover, the latest reports suggest we could see another update, for the next year. We are pretty sure that if this update happens that the focus will be on aesthetics and more standard equipment and new tech goodies. On the other side, we have no doubt that the 2021 Toyota Hilux specs will remain the same, whether it’s about powertrain or other design characteristics.

Therefore, here are the specs from the current model, which will remain pretty much the same for the next year as well.

2021 Toyota Hilux front

2021 Toyota Hilux Specs – Powertrain

The famous pickup truck is available in many markets around the world, pretty much everywhere except for North America. Therefore, it’s no wonder that there are all kinds of powertrain options in the offer. In this article, we will stick to the most popular options, three well-known diesel units.

One of the most common options is a newer-generation 2.5-liter turbodiesel. This four-cylinder unit is available in Europe, the UK, Australia and many other markets around the world and it is characterized by pretty good efficiency. A max output goes around  150 horsepower at 3.400 rpm and 343 Nm at 2.800 rpm. Despite the smaller size, this is a pretty capable engine, so you may count on respectable 3.5 tons of max towing capacity as well.

2021 Toyota Hilux TRD Pro

Another common choice is an older-generation 3.0-liter turbodiesel. Famous for its amazing reliability and durability, this engine is good for about 165 horsepower at 3.600 rpm and 343 Nm at 1.200-3.400 rpm. It also provides a max towing capacity of 3.5 tons.

Finally, there is a 2.8-liter turbodiesel, available in Australia, Philipinnes and many other markets. This unit is good for about 177 horsepower and 450 Nm.

2021 Toyota Hilux Specs – Dimensions

This definitely isn’t the biggest pickup truck on the market. Moreover, Hilux is smaller than most competitors, which makes it more maneuverable and more capable of the road. Despite there are three cab designs in the offer, wheelbase measures 3.085mm in all three versions. The same thing is with the overall length, which goes 5.260mm. Therefore, you may presume that the bed size varies depending on the cab layout. However, the double cab is slightly wider and higher, but those differences are measures in millimeters.

An important thing to know is that overhangs are also the same in all models – 890mm at the front and 1285 at the rear end. That ensures a pretty big approach and departure angles. In numbers, this means around 30 degrees at the front and 22 at the rear end. When it comes to 2021 Toyota Hilux specs in terms of weight, the range goes between 1.910 and 2.030kg, depending on the body style, standard equipment etc. Max payload capacity goes between 820 and 1.060kg, depending on the version you pick.

2021 Toyota Hilux

Suspension and Brakes

When it comes to suspension and brakes, 2021 Toyota Hilux specs are pretty interesting. When it comes to the suspension setup, things are pretty typical at the front. You may count on double-wishbone with coil springs. On the other side, the rear axle is pretty interesting, as it features good old leaf springs, coupled with double-tube shock absorbers. When it comes to brakes, typical ventilated discs are at the front, while the rear axle is once again pretty interesting, as it still comes with drum brakes.

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