23rd Sep 2010, 19:52

A perfect example of a bad decision being blamed on someone other than yourself. Do your research and you won't be surprised. You didn't even test drive the vehicle...

3rd Dec 2010, 01:50

I drive a Toyota Hilux 2.5 MT. So far it has been excellent and its engine is performing well. I live in the Philippines, and I have reached a speed of 160 km/h at 3000 rpm. I do believe that proper servicing and updated servicing, plus clean diesel, will make a difference. I will take my Hilux against any variant with 2.5cc engines, and I am confident that this pick up truck will not fail me in terms of power and speed.

4th Dec 2010, 01:20

You should have known that 2.5 D4D is only 102 Hp. Just to give you a hint, Isuzu's ever underpowered best Crosswind -- the Sportivo -- is around 85Hp. So only less than 20Hp difference. If you have driven a 2.5 Isuzu, you will not wonder why your Toyota is slow.

I also own a 2006 2.5 Hi Lux and oh, my, it lacks power. The Japanese marketing style of beating competitors is adding a little more power and features over the leading brands (just like Microsoft and Intel, right?) Even the very expensive Prado gives away only around 160Hp with its 3.0-liter engine. Compare that with the 195Hp of Hyundai Santa Fe's or Sorento's 2.2-liter eVGT engine. If you want power, go for the CRDI eVGT engine. By the way, their 3.0-liter engine for Vera Cruz dishes out a whopping 250Hp.

24th Feb 2011, 21:36

Maybe it's the auto gears? The gear ratios are very different from manual to autos. I think the first gear in manual has some 4.something and the auto 1st gear is 2.something. Therefore the manual would give twice as much power in the 1st gear than the auto.

6th Aug 2011, 11:31

I own 2 Hilux, which are a 2.5 and a 3.0... If you want to save road tax, you go for 2.5, but it is really underpowered, and the pick up is very slow, but at high speed it's very comfortable on highway. If you want power, you go for the 3.0, which has a variable geometry turbo that makes for more powerful acceleration.

23rd Sep 2011, 01:56

1 - What is the diesel consumption for a Toyota Hilux 2.5G?

2 - Is it suitable for long distance driving ie 120km a day?

3 - My main reason for considering this vehicle is fuel is so expensive; will this Hilux 2.5g's service cost & monthly diesel cost be very much cheaper than a Mazda 3 1.6?

10th Feb 2012, 03:06

The Hilux is designed to carry heavy loads, so speed and acceleration is not a priority. The diesel engine does not produce the same power a petrol engine does. You cannot compare a diesel engine to a petrol engine. That's like comparing a race horse to a regular farm horse.