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Toyota HiAce Overview

The Toyota HiAce is a commercial van produced by the Japanese automobile company Toyota. The HiAce has been around a long time now, since 1967 and there are still versions in production today. There have been many different varieties of the HiAce, including: minivan, minibus and pick-up. The HiAce is very reliable and is a cheaper option to some of its competitors in this class, like the VW Transporter and Renault Trafic. It may not be as accomplished as some its competitors but a good choice if you are after a cheaper alternative.

Toyota HiAce History

The first generation (1967-77) is very rare to see on the roads now, and was originally available as a pick-up van, delivery van and commuter vehicle. The camper van version was known as the HiAce Commercial. The second generation (1977-82) version offered a 2.2 diesel version as well as the standard petrol version. This changed some design features such as new headlights. The third generation (1982-89) was the last time that a pick up version would be available. The fourth generation (1989-2004) had a standard wheelbase and long wheelbase version available and these were also available in high roof versions. A bigger range of engines are available in this generation. The fifth generation (2004 - present) is the current version in production and more gearbox options are available and a few different versions as well.


Long Wheelbase (LWB) Van Super Long Wheelbase (SLWB) Van SLWB Commuter Bus Grand HiAce

Fuel Economy

The current engine range available is 2.0, 2.7 and 3.0 petrol, and there are 2.5 and 3.0L diesel versions. The most economical of the range is the 2.5 diesel engine. Think about age, fuel type and engine size when determining fuel economy.


The HiAce is available in 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic gearboxes. We have a section of our website dedicated to Toyota gearbox parts, so have a look to find your HiAce gearbox parts.


HiAce parts can be hard to find, that’s why we have such a comprehensive network of different Breakers across the UK. Visit our HiAce parts page or enter your vehicle details in our part finder to locate the exact part you require.