Truck Comparison: Toyota Hilux v.s Toyota Tacoma
The Toyota Hilux is one of the most preferred trucks around
the world. The almost similar-sized Tacoma is quite different than the Hilux.
It has its fan base in the United States. After a recent makeover, the Toyota
Hilux looks more related to Tacoma. The newer models have received a new
interior and an upgraded diesel engine. Here are some similarities and
differences between the two famous pick-up trucks, known for their rigidity and
The latest Hilux adapts a similar grille design and an
overall sleeker front look. The body lines and stock wheels add to the sharp
look. The new Hilux also offers an invincible model that has a more rigid
exterior with improved shielding for off roads and harsh terrains.
The Hilux has a better global outreach thanks to the
proportionate lights (compared to body size) and sleeker look. The US
market-oriented Tacoma comparatively has a more blocky design, think headlights
and tail lights along with fender flares that stick out from a relatively
simple and blocky design.
Although both pick-up trucks somewhat look related in terms
of exterior, the interiors in both pick-ups are featured differently. Upon
entering a Hilux, the cockpit has an 8.0-inch multimedia screen equipped with
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features. It also features a digital lock that
rests right above the Android screen. However, the 'invincible' variant has
better seats, it's also equipped with blue illumination on the doors, as well
as breathable leather seats.
The interior inside Tacoma reflects the exterior look, it has
blockier and has truck-like features. Tacoma recently flourished its interior
with a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple Carplay, Amazon Alexa
integration, and other features. It also features the latest Toyota Safety
Sense suite with active-safety features such as lane-departure warning,
emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.
The Hilux houses a more powerful 2.8 Liter diesel engine
which could also perform well in a Tacoma, makes 201 horsepower, and produces
369 pound-feet of torque. It comes with either a six-speed automatic or
six-speed manual transmission. According to the manufacturer, they have
improved the suspension systems and steering for better driving comfort.
If we talk about powertrain choices for Tacoma buyers, they
can choose between a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 159-hp or a
3.5-liter V-6 that produces 278-hp. All variants except for the TRD Off-Road,
and Pro trim levels, use a six-speed automatic transmission.
Both these trucks are readily available in different regions.
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