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Maxus T60 vs. Toyota Hilux: Which pickup will you pick up?

Maxus T60 vs. Toyota Hilux: Which pickup will you pick up?

In early 2020 (shortly before the pandemic-induced lockdown was first implemented in the Philippines), Maxus joined the pickup truck segment in the country with the launch of the Maxus T60.

The brand had then already been known for its commercial vehicles, and the T60 was introduced as a true contender for its off-road capabilities, payload capacity, towing power, and wading depth.

The T60 is engineered to carry all kinds of cargo without sacrificing the road performance, but does it have what it takes to be the best in its class? We pit it against the best-selling pickup truck in the country, the Toyota Hilux. Note that we ranged a Toyota Hilux 2.4 G 4x2 AT against the 4x4, but their pricing is merely P33,000 away.

If you're looking at this price point, these two match up nicely. Question is: Does the 4x4 capability matter to you?

The Maxus T60 is motivated by a 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine with variable geometric turbo (VGT) technology that delivers a maximum power output of 150ps at 3,400rpm and a peak torque of 360Nm between 1,600 to 2,000rpm. Meanwhile, the Toyota Hilux is powered by a 2.4-liter variable nozzle turbo diesel engine that produces a similar maximum power output of 150ps at 3,400rpm and a maximum torque of 400Nm between 1,600 to 2,000 rpm. Both trims come with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Both pickup trucks are equipped with airbags for the driver and the front passenger, however, the Maxus T60 provides an additional airbag for the driver’s knee. The T60 and Hilux also come with child restraint system features including Isofix and child safety locks. The Maxus T60 is also equipped with additional safety and security technologies such as electronic stabilization program, anti-lock brake system (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) function, reverse sensor and camera, tire pressure monitoring system, and engine immobilizer. Meanwhile, the Toyota Hilux comes with ABS with brake assist and EBD, vehicle stability control (VSC), hill-start assist control (HAC), emergency brake signal, and clearance and back sonar. It also comes with the Toyota Vehicle Security System (TVSS), which features an upgraded anti-theft system with the use of engine immobilizer and horn.

The Maxus T60’s exterior is equipped with LED auto headlights, daytime running lights (DRLs), front and rear fog lamps, rain-sensing wipers, and 17-inch alloy wheels. On the other hand, the Toyota Hilux comes with multi-reflector halogen headlights, LED front fog lamps, intermittent wipers, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

The T60 gives a more elegant vibe inside the cabin as it is upholstered with cozy leather seats, while the Hilux gets standard fabric seats. The Maxus contender is also equipped with a more advanced 10-inch touchscreen audio display, compared to the 8.75-inch standard audio display of the Toyota Hilux. Both vehicles have a six-speaker audio system with USB, Bluetooth, and Apple CarPlay connectivity. To further in-cabin comfort, both the Maxus T60 and Toyota Hilux provide an automatic air-conditioning system. Other interior features that the two pickup trucks share include power windows, power door locks, a multi-functioning steering wheel, cup and bottle holders, and 12V accessory power outlet.

Both vehicles come with a keyless entry system. The Maxus T60 also features a push engine start/stop system, while the Toyota Hilux gets a rotary type ignition system.

We have listed down the full specifications of the Maxus T60 Elite 4x4 AT variant and the Toyota Hilux G 4x2 AT variant below so you can see for yourself which pickup truck model suits your preference.

SPECIFICATIONS

Maxus T60 Elite 4x4 AT

Toyota Hilux G 4x2 AT

Vehicle Type

Pickup Truck

Pickup Truck

Overall Length (mm)

5,365

5,365 (including rear ornament)

Overall Width (mm)

2,145

1,855

Overall Height (mm)

1,809

1,815

Wheelbase (mm)

3,155

3,085

Seating Capacity

5

5

Number of Doors

4

4

Fuel Tank Capacity (L)

75

80

Engine Type

2.8-liter, Four-cylinder 16 Valve Turbo Diesel with Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) and Intercooler

2.4-liter Four-cylinder 16 Valve DOHC Variable Nozzle Turbo with Air-cooled Intercooler

Displacement (cc)

2,766

2,393

Number of Cylinders

4

4

Valves Per Cylinder

4

F4ur

Maximum Power Output (ps / rpm)

150 / 3,400

150 / 3,400

Maximum Torque (Nm / rpm)

360 / 1,600 – 2,000

400 / 1,600 – 2,000

Fuel Type

Diesel

Diesel

Fuel Supply System

Common Rail Direct Injection (CRDi)

Direct Injection

Drive Type

4x4

4x2

Transmission

Six-speed Automatic Transmission

Six-speed Automatic Transmission

Suspension

Front: Double Wishbone

Rear: Leaf Spring

Front: Double Wishbone

Rear: Leaf Spring Rigid Axle

Brakes

Front: Discs

Rear: Discs

Front: Ventilated Discs

Rear: Drum Type

Wheels and Tires

245 / 65 R17 Alloy

265 / 65 R17 Alloy – Gun Metallic Gray

Tire Type

Radial

Radial

Steering Gear Type

Rack and Pinion

Rack and Pinion

Steering Column

Adjustable

Adjustable

Steering Type

Hydraulic Power

Power

Headlights

LED Type

Multi-reflector Halogen

Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

With

Without

Auto Headlights

With

Without

Front Fog Lamps

With

LED Type

Rear Fog Lamp

With

Without

Outside Rear View Mirror

Electric with Power Adjust

Power Adjust and Power Fold

Wipers

Rain Sensing

Intermittent, Time Adjust

Integrated Antenna

With

With

Side Stepper

With

With

Overfenders

Without

Wide

Deck Lamp

Without

LED Type

Rear Window Defogger

With

Without

Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank

With

With

Seat Material

Leather

Fabric

Driver Seat Adjustment

Six-way Power Adjust

Six-way Manual Adjust

Front Passenger Seat Adjustment

Four-way Manual Adjust

Four-way Manual Adjust

Headrest

Rear Seat

Rear Seat

Digital Clock

With

With

Digital Odometer

With

With

Electronic Multi-tripmeter

With

With

Tacho Meter

With

With

On Board Computer

With

With

Low Fuel Warning Light

With

With

Audio System

10-inch Touch Screen Display with AM/FM Radio

8.75-inch Display Audio with AM/FM Radio

Connectivity

USB, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and MirrorLink

USB, Bluetooth, AUX, Apple Carplay, Android Auto, and Smart Device Link (SDL)

Speakers

Six

Six

Multi-functioning Steering Wheel

With

With

Cruise Control

With

Without

Keyless Entry

With

With

Ignition System

Push Start System

Rotary Type

Air Conditioning System

Automatic

Automatic Climate Control

Rear Air Conditioner Vent

With

Without

Heater

With

With

Cup and Bottle Holders

With

With

Illuminated Entry System

Without

With

Power Windows

With

With

Power Door Locks

With

Speed-sensing

12V Accessory Power Outlet

With

With

Airbags

Driver, Front Passenger, and Driver’s Knee

Driver and Front Passenger

Seatbelts

Front: Three-point

Rear: Three-point

Front: Three-point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) with Pretensioner and Force Limiter

Rear: Three-point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)

Seat Belt Warning

With

With

Door Ajar Warning

With

With

Engine Check Warning

With

With

Isofix

With

With

Tether Anchor

Without

With

Child Safety Locks

With

With

Central Locking

With

With

Side Impact Beams

With

With

Front Impact Beams

With

With

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

With Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) Function

With Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) Function

Vehicle Stability Control System

With

With

Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

Without

With

Emergency Brake Signal

Without

With

Reverse Camera

With

Without

Parking Sensors

With

Without

Crash Sensor

With

With

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

With

Without

Engine Immobilizer

With

With

Available Body Colors

Olive Green, Aurora Silver, and Obsidian Black

Super White, Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic, Attitude Black Mica, Crimson Spark Red Metallic, Nebula Blue Metallic, and Orange Metallic

Price

P1,328,000

P1,295,000

 

Photos from Maxus Philippines and Toyota Motor Philippines

Maxus T60 vs Toyota Hilux Comparison

Maxus T60
  • ₱998,000 - ₱1.328 Million
Toyota Hilux
  • ₱843,000 - ₱1.85 Million
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