2016 Toyota Hiace Cargo Review
In the launch statement from August, Toyota spokened that this variation would certainly “make it possible for drivers to transfer fellow workers throughout the week and also family members at various other times”. But would you?
The recipe for the 2016 Toyota Hiace Cargo Review Team Van is basic: Take a long-wheelbase HiAce cargo van and fit a bench seat in the rear that seats three-across, while maintaining substantial cargo space behind it for your equipment. It’s not a brand-new idea, provided competitors such as the iLoad and also Volkswagen Carrier are additionally offered in similar versions.
At $37,990 plus on-road costs, the HiAce LWB Staff Van regulates a $2000 costs over the regular LWB HiAce diesel. Our design as evaluated came with the optional (four-speed) automatic at $2500 added, taking the overall to $40,490.
This damages the equivalent iLoad Crew ($40,990), though the Hyundai has six seats rather than the HiAce’s five, while the Carrier SWB Crew van is $45,690 with a DSG or a more $2000 for the LWB. Those brand-new rear seats should really be called ‘pupil seats’, because that’s that you presume they’ll be bring.
The rear row is a single-piece bench configuration that turns forward rather flush versus the front of the cargo hold. To do this you remove both outer headrests, flip the backrest down, turn the folded up unit up, fold in the leg item and press to click it into area. It’s a 10 2nd process.
You cannot remove the bench though. Toyota’s line about lugging households might be a stretch also, provided the lap-only center belt as well as absence of side air bags. The routine cargo variation of the HiAce obtains a four-star ANCAP safety ranking against 2011 criteria, though.
The MY15 upgrade additionally brings with it the fitment of ESC stability control which, as we figured out when driving a MY14 variation in 2014, was frantically required. We lit the dash light up many times under some less-than-strenuous driving, and also it worked as it should have.
The rear seat row is far more spacious than any (usually more secure) dual-cab ute, with honestly generous levels of legroom and acres of headroom. There are also sliding hands-on rear porthole windows, as well as the twin gliding side doors have huge glass inserts that make outside exposure much better compared to average for all passengers.
The normal cargo HiAce has a class-topping lots length of 2900mm, while the crew variation with the seats being used has to do with 2000mm– still 500mm longer compared to a dual-cab HiLux. Cargo room is a claimed 6000 litres, as well as the haul is 865kg (most utes are one-tonne).
So, just what we have here is a five-seater business with a protected loading space both dramatically longer and taller compared to a dual-cab ute with a canopy, as well as three rear seats that also have miles much more room. You begin to see the theoretical reasoning.
Out test van included a rubberised tons guard which we would certainly suggest, plus some all-weather mats. There’s no cargo obstacle, however you ‘d be remiss not to fit one. Criterion is a roof-hinged door that acts as a wonderful rain shelter, instead of forklift-friendlier split barn doors. Toyota offers a large variety of factory accessories, consisting of sat-nav, push bars, area lights, roof racks, a first-aid package and also an air-conditioning drape.
The 2016 Toyota Hiace Cargo Review log cabin is really ‘old school’ van. Its cab-over design means you remain on the engine, and also you need to clamber inside in a way that is rare on the majority of modern vans. The packaging of the steering column likewise indicates the pedal placement is a little off. There’s additionally no steering wheel grasp adjustment.
However, this style likewise has the reciprocal result of maximising lots size within overall size restraints. The lack of any type of hood additionally makes it simpler to park as well as position. You likewise stay up greater also compared to you carry out in many SUVs.
The fascia is fundamental and simple, and also made from tough-wearing plastics. The multimedia system features a reliable Bluetooth phone and stereo as specification. To Toyota’s credit history, it now fits a turning around video camera as basic into the rear-view mirror something any 5.0-metre long automobile definitely needs.
Unlike the iLoad, you only get two pole positions, and they’re very level and also difficult at that. In between them is a big centre console with handy storage compartments on either side, as well as two cupholders behind (that’ll likely be the most helpful to rear-seat occupants). There are 2 pop-out cupholders in the dashboard and also slim door pockets too.
Where it drops shy of the average double cab or the iLoad remains in the engine department. It’s reliable 3.0-litre four-cylinder diesel might be efficient in racking up a million clicks, but it’s no speed satanic force.
You get 100kW of electrical power at 3400rpm and also 300Nm of torque at 1200rpm, indicating like all commercial diesel engines it goes to its strongest right down in the lower end. Climb the rev band as well as you’ll locate the odd level spot something one may clock around the transmission just having four proportions to make use of.
The crucial 0-80km/ h sprint took us a color over 9.0 seconds. Combined-cycle gas intake is 9.2 litres each 100km. The optimum braked-trailer towing ability is 1400kg enough for a protected box trailer of tools, yet less compared to half that of the ordinary dual-cab. Behind the wheel, the HiAce really feels considerably less refined than its competitors. It’s loud, for starters, about 3dB louder compared to the iLoad. That does not sound like much, but it is.
The wishbone front and beam rear suspension gives the van an unreliable trip without a tons, and also the van bobs about on the straight-ahead (especially in a crosswind) greater than it should. Unladen, it manages rate bulges in addition to a feline deals with a bath. The front end is becalmed by a respectable lots over the rear axle.
As with all 2016 Toyota Hiace Cargo Review, the possession encounter promises to be decent. The business has 290 Australian suppliers, more than other firm. The three-year/100,000 km service warranty falls short of the iLoad’s five-year term, though you do get up to 6 common set up companies capped (at current prices) at $180 each for the initial three years or 60,000 km.
Service periods are every six-months or 10,000 km, the latter which is quite low for a work van that will certainly rack up some significant clicks. The iLoad has 12-month/15,000 kilometres intervals, each check out topped at prices between $349 as well as $499.
The final thought? At the end of the day, the HiAce sells in huge numbers due to the fact that fleets and tradies alike have located them to be mainly trouble-free workhorses over 10 years of usage. Not because it’s the most improved in its class it isn’t really remotely. That will buy the Team Van? It stands to reason it’ll be those currently out there for a HiAce, or those that picked something similar such as the Hyundai or VW variations but actually desired the dependable Toyota.