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If you have ever owned a Toyota Hilux Surf and had to replace any parts for this vehicle then we want to know about these experiences and how the replacement parts held up. Write your short review in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Toyota Hilux Surf Overview

The Toyota Hilux Surf is classed as a mid-sized off road vehicle which was produced by the Japanese manufacturers Toyota. The Hilux Surf is based on the Toyota Hilux pickup truck, and was originally just the same vehicle, but with a removable fibreglass shell over the top. These vehicles were sold in many different markets across the world, and were also known as the Toyota 4Runner in the USA and also in the UK for a short period during the second generation. These vehicles are great off-road, which is their primary function; they also have a good driving position and are very spacious inside. The removable fibreglass top helps for storage, but these vehicles are heavy on fuel and are known for cylinder head gasket failures. Does this sound anything like your experience of the Toyota Hilux Surf?

Toyota Hilux Surf History

The first generation (1984-89) was almost identical to the Toyota Hilux apart from the removable top at the rear and having benches in the rear. This version was known for its dodgy rear suspension. The second generation (1989-95) was again based on the Hilux, but now had a steel removable top in place of the fibreglass top. In 1992 this version was updated, giving it new headlights.

The third generation (1995-2002) was no longer based on the Hilux but shared its chassis with the Toyota Landcruiser. This meant the vehicle was larger than its predecessors and it changed the mechanics of the vehicle. The fourth generation (2002-09) changed the way this vehicle looked but was built similar to the previous version. This was the last version of the Toyota Hilux Surf to be produced.

Models

SSR
SSR Ltd
SSR-V
SSR-X
SSR-G

Fuel Economy

There have been a number of different engines available over the lifetime of the Toyota Hilux Surf. The petrol engines were 2.0, 2.4, 2.7, 3.0, 3.4, 4.0, 4.7L and the diesel engines were 2.4, 2.8 and 3.0L. The diesel engines are the most economical of the range. Which engine did you have on your vehicle and how did it perform economically? The age, engine size and fuel type will determine the fuel economy of the vehicle.

Transmission

The Toyota Hilux Surf was available in both manual and automatic gearboxes. Which gearbox did you have and how did you rate its performance. Have a look at the Toyota gearbox section to locate the gearbox parts for your Hilux Surf.

Parts

We know that Toyota Hilux Surf parts can be expensive to replace and also hard to find. Here at Breakeryard we have these parts available at great prices. Our comprehensive network of UK Breakers has parts available for all makes and models. Enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the Hilux Surf parts page to locate the parts you need for your vehicle.