Toyota Hilux Vs Toyota Tundra: Everything You Need to Know

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Toyota is a popular Japanese automobile manufacturing company. Established in 1937 by Kiichiro Toyoda, they have been manufacturing one of the best performance-oriented, safest, oriented and string vehicles in various body style categories.

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In 1964, Toyota launched their very first stand-alone small and powerful pick-up truck in the Northern parts of America and the vehicle was given the name “The Stout”. The Toyota Tundra has been in existence for almost two decades now and it has proved to be the world’s favourite pick-up truck.

The Toyota Tundra is much bigger than the Toyota Hilux and has more towing capacity because of that. The Toyota Hilux, however, is really affordable because it has more options for different budgets.

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In the class of Toyota’s mid-sized pick-up trucks, the Toyota Hilux has to be a changing moment vehicle. Toyota is planning on making its upcoming model of Hilux very unique and catchy when it comes to the automobile market. Any driver looking for a budget-friendly truck that cones with good overall performance and a highly powerful engine than the Toyota Tundra would have a better option of going for the Toyota Hilux.

All About The Toyota Tundra

2020 Toyota Tundra
2020 Toyota Tundra

The Toyota Tundra was Toyota’s very first pick-up truck and it was introduced back in 1999 as the 2000-year model. Since its first-ever release and introduction to the American automobile market, the truck has evolved in so many ways and has become larger and more powerful than ever before.

Before the release, of the Toyota Tundra to America, they never gave any importance to the mid-sized towing truck category but when the vehicle was introduced, it changed. The Tundra is also the first North American full-size pickup truck that was assembled and also distributed by its automobile company.

The recent version of the Toyota Tundra is equipped with a very powerful 5.7-litre V8 engine that produces 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. The engine of the truck comes with a six-speed shiftable automatic transmission which feels quite outdated and could have been made higher. The estimated fuel economy is 13 mpg city run and 18 mpg highway run with 15 mpg combined. The fuel tank capacity is 6.4 gallons.

The truck has the capacity if go from 0 mph to 69 mph in 6.4 seconds. The towing capacity is also 10,000 pounds. It has such an amazing capacity and easily dominated its rivals. The performance is not the only exceptional thing but also the interior design and safety features which are things that attract most of its buyers.

All About The Toyota Hilux

2021 Toyota Hilux in Nigeria - Prices, Interior, Review
2021 Toyota Hilux in Nigeria – Prices, Interior, Review

The Toyota Hilux could be termed the lighter version of the Toyota Tundra. Comparing the interior to its performance and dimensions, the Toyota Hilux is less powerful than the Toyota Tundra. The engine produces 235 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque which is still on the better side. The vehicle can seat only four people but the Tundra can seat up to six people. 

It may be less powerful but in terms of standard features, the Hilux has so many. The only problem is there is no sun or moon roof as standard features in the model but it is equipped with other interior attraction features. It comes with a MUV body type that has both utility and classiness. The Toyota Hilux would still be a far better choice than any of its rivals.

The Hilux has a curb weight of 3417 pounds and the fuel tank capacity is 20.07 gallons.

Buying Guide For The Toyota Tundra And Toyota Hilux

  1. Choosing between the Toyota Tundra and Toyota Hilux all depends on the needs and preferences of the potential buyer. It is the buyer who will decide what he or she wants and which one would be their taste based on what the vehicles are equipped with. There should be a particular brand of the buyer’s own that will help them trust and choose wisely. Also, checking the market is a good idea because you would have to know if the two vehicles are truly the best in their class. Toyota might not be the best for the buyer and if the buyer is not satisfied with any of the vehicles, then there are other available pick-up truck options to choose from.
  2. The Toyota Tundra and Hilux are not so expensive but it would be advisable to budget before going out to purchase any of the vehicles.
  3. Inspect the vehicle very well before purchasing it to ensure that the vehicle is still in good shape and has no engine faults.
Toyota Hilux And Toyota Tundra in Nigeria
Toyota Hilux And Toyota Tundra in Nigeria

Price Of Toyota Hilux And Toyota Tundra In Nigeria

Brand new Price in Nigeria₦27 million₦28 million – ₦30 million
Nigerian used Price in Nigeria₦6 million – ₦18.5 million₦16 million – ₦20 million
Foreign used Price in Nigeria₦22 million₦23 million

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