Like any car model in the world, the current Toyota Hilux has been crashed on many occasions, but none of the impacts took place as part of an official safety test, so we can't tell you how the vehicle behaves in such a situation.
Thus, we'll have to move on to the active safety area, where we'll mention that the fact that our test car used the best trim level available really matters, as this is the only one that includes stability control and Electronic Brake Distribution & Brake Assist features.
If all else fails, and let's hope that this paragraph will never make it into reality, you'll have to rely on the vehicle's rigid structure that allows it to tow up to 2.5 tons (5,000 lbs), the 211 mm (8.3 inches) ride height, as well as on the two frontal airbags, side airbags and curtain airbags.
The good thing is that tarmac doesn't scare the Hilux at all and it handles open road speed situations with ease. Even when you exagerate, it won't punish you too hard and you have time to correct your errors. Of course, the ladder chassis, height and weight of the car mean that it's best to stay withing the speed limits if you want to make sure that your bullbar doesn't meet its match on the side of the road.Continue reading