Toyota Hilux Prices in Kenya- Specs | Buying guide | Review

Toyota Hilux is among the top multi-purpose vehicles and has been a favorite among many Kenyans. If you want to learn more about this car, this is the right article for you. We are going to look at the prices of Toyota Hilux for sale, models available, full specs of the car and a buying guide at the bottom for anyone who wants to purchase a Hilux.

Toyota Hilux

Hilux is a pickup truck/cab that has been in production since 1968 by Toyota, a Japanese automobile manufacturer. There have been 8 generations since the first release. The recent generation was introduced in 2015, it came with great changes in the appearance of the car, a more powerful engine and more technological features.

This vehicle is suitable both for family use and business, especially for the double cab which has more passenger-carrying capacity.

For business-only vehicles, check Toyota TownAce.

Prices of Toyota Hilux for sale in Kenya

Here are the prices of different Toyota Hilux models for sale in major towns in Kenya such as Mombasa, Kisumu, Kakamega, Nakuru, Nairobi, Thika, etc.

Model Year

Price range


Ksh 2.5M to 4.5M


Ksh 3.0M to 6.5M


Ksh 4.5M to 7.0M


Ksh 5.0M to 7.0M


Ksh 5.2M to 7.2M


Ksh 5.2M to 7.8M


Ksh 5.8M to 8.0M


Ksh 6.2M to 8.0M

2021 model

The above are just average market prices, they might change depending on the seller and condition of the vehicle. Also,  Single cab, extra cab and double cabs do not cost the same. The same case will apply to a new and secondhand car. That being said, it is worth noting that with Ksh 1.2M and above, you will get a Toyota Hilux in good condition in Kenya.

Video: Toyota Hilux 2022 model

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Toyota Hilux Specs

Toyota Hilux comes with various specs that keep it at top of its competitor such as the Isuzu-DMax. Let us see what these features are in this section.

1. Toyota Hilux exterior

The exterior appearance of this vehicle, especially the recent models can be equated to an SUV. It’s attractive and nothing short of classic.

Toyota Hilux exterior

Here is what the exterior is like:

  • Toyota Hilux comes either as a 2 doors Single cab, 5 doors Double cab or 2 doors extra cab(the back seats being accessible from the two front doors)
  • The ground clearance is 7.1 inches and above depending on the type and model, this is okay since the standard requirement on Kenyan roads is 6.5 inches
  • Higher grades come with alloy rims while standard ones have steel rims
  • Similarly, you will get side steps and fog lights in some grades
  • There are different colors one can choose from when it comes to Toyota Hilux

2. Toyota Hilux interior

The interior of this vehicle is spacious and comfortable, especially in a double cab.

Toyota Hilux interior

Below are the features from the inside:

  • For Double cabs, the passenger capacity is 5 people, the extra-cab is a 4 seater while the single cab has 2 passengers capacity
  • The legroom and headroom for this car are great and anyone will find them comfortable
  • The cargo-carrying capacity is definitely one of the greatest selling points for this car, the single cab tends to have a bigger load capacity than the double and extra cabs
  • In the cabin, you will find more storage spaces such as the center box, door panels storage and cupholders
  • Recent models come with heated seats
  • Also, the car comes with air conditioners
  • When parking, the reverse camera comes in handy
  • Added to the above is the touchscreen that comes with modern features such as Apple CarPlay

Single cab hilux

3. Toyota Hilux engine specs

Toyota Hilux comes with a powerful engine capable of carrying passengers and ferrying cargo at the same time.


Here are the engine specs:

  • The main engine capacity to choose from is either 2500cc or 3000cc
  • You can pick between a 2WD or 4WD drive type Hilux
  • The fuel for Hilux cars is diesel
  • Fuel consumption ranges between 13.9Km/l to 16.4Km/l depending on the engine specifications
  • The power is between 102hp to 280hp
  • The average acceleration from 0 to 100km/h is 13.3 seconds, the 3000c is faster and accelerates in about 12.0 seconds from 0 to 100Km/h
  • Toyota Hilux cars come with manual transmission or automatic transmission gear types
  • The Tank capacity is 80 Liters

Also, see: Toyota Avensis

Toyota Hilux Buying guide in Kenya

To get the best value for your money, there are some tips that you can use. You will need to first determine your budget, apart from the purchase price, it’s a must to include additional costs such as insurance payment. After that, make a list of specs that you need on your Hilux. Also, decide whether you want a new car or a secondhand. Next, you will have to choose between importing or buying locally. Importing a car will mean you will have to wait for long. While buying locally is fast, you might get a car in bad condition especially if is secondhand.

With the above information ready, you can now check for the prices of models with the specs you chose. If the prices are high, you can decide to change some specs so as to get a model that is within your budget. You can also go for a secondhand if you had decided to get a new one. It is important to also compare the price of importing and buying locally and go for the one that suits your budget.


Also, a 2WD consumes less fuel than a 4WD. If your Hilux comes with both drive types, you should use the 4WD mode when driving on rough ground, otherwise, use the 2WD to save on fuel.

Things to check for on a Hilux

Before completing a purchase, make sure you do the following:

  • Check for the general condition of the vehicle
  • If the car is secondhand, use a mechanic to do the inspection for you
  • Make sure you verify the documentation before making payments, the chassis and engine number should be what is in the logbook
  • Be wary of cons, don’t accept online-only deals

Some of the problems reported by Hailux users include Common Rail system failure,  turbo failure, air suspension and engine problems such as failing to start and loss of power.

Toyota Hilux Maintenace in Kenya

Just like most Toyota cars, Hilux cars are easy to maintain since most spare parts are available with ease. Here are some tips you can apply to get a longer service period from the car:

  • Make sure you read the Owner’s manual for instruction on the use of the vehicle
  • After every 5,000 Kilometers, take the car for maintenance checks
  • Ensure you use the recommended Automatic transmission fluid to avoid gear problems
  • Always check for the oil and coolant levels and top up if low
  • Drive carefully.

There you have it, that is the overview of Hilux, we hope found the information helpful. Cheers!!

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