Truck Comparison: Toyota Hilux v.s Toyota Tacoma

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 performance: 


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. If you're looking to buy any of these trucks, Perfect Motors can be your place to go. Perfect Motors UAE has been in the automobile industry for more than a decade, serving thousands of clients across the globe. You can visit our homepage to view many vehicles or contact us for more information.