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Toyota HiLux Insurance

Learn the facts so you can find the right insurance for your Toyota HiLux

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The Toyota HiLux is a vehicle synonymous with hard work. For five decades, the HiLux has proved through and through that reliability is in its bones, taking part in some of the toughest cross-country challenges in the world. It has gained a well-earned reputation as an “unbreakable” vehicle – a reputation that was strengthened even further through its trials on BBC’s Top Gear.

To learn how to get the best from your cover, keep premiums down and save on insurance costs, read our guide to Toyota Hilux insurance.

Compare some Toyota HiLux insurance options

Name Product Roadside Assistance Accidental Damage Storm Choice of Repairer Agreed or Market Value
Budget Direct Comprehensive
Optional
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Awarded the 2019 Finder Award for the Best Value Car Insurance, this policy offers solid coverage at a low cost. Budget Direct’s claims service has received a 4.2/5 based on nearly 5,000 customer reviews.

Who it might be good for: People who want a comprehensive policy without breaking the bank.
Bingle Comprehensive
Market
Finder's summary: Bingle consistently come up as one of the cheaper insurers out there. They only cover the basics, so you don't get to choose your own repairer, you're not covered for personal items in the car and you won't get a hire car if your car is stolen. But this keeps their premiums low.

Who it might be good for: Someone who wants a low cost option that covers them for the basics.
Youi Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Youi Comprehensive Car Insurance is one of the few providers to include roadside assistance in their policy. You'll also get access to YouiRewards which gives you discounts on furniture, parking and more. Youi also have a live chat feature on their site to talk through any questions.

Who it might be good for: People over 25 who want comprehensive cover with a focus on customer service.
Woolworths Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Woolworths catch our eye due to some unique perks like a price beat guarantee, where they'll beat any current comparable Comprehensive renewal notice if you're over 25. You'll also get 10% off your grocery shop once a month, and can add roadside assistance onto your policy for just $7.35 per month.

Who it might be good for: Woolworths shoppers and those that want to take advantage of their Price Beat.
Virgin Comprehensive
Optional
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Finalists for the 2019 Finder Awards for Best Value Car Insurance, Virgin Comprehensive provides a good level of cover for a decent price. You'll get 15% off on your first year’s premium when you buy online and get access to their hail hero service. Plus, get a $100 e-Gift card when you purchase a new policy by 30 November 2020 (T&Cs apply).

Who it might be good for: People who want a comprehensive policy that's affordable.
Qantas Comprehensive
Optional
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: You'll be able to pick and choose how comprehensive you want your cover to be thanks to optional extras like roadside assistance, choice of your own repairer, and the option of agreed or market value. Plus, you'll earn Qantas Points when you join and get access to the Qantas Wellness App.

Who it might be good for: People who love collecting frequent flyer points.
Poncho Comprehensive
Agreed
Finder's summary: Poncho works like a monthly subscription - you pay monthly and can cancel and leave at anytime. You can also list multiple cars and drivers under one policy, making it ideal for families and groups living together under one household.

Who it might be good for: People who want their car insurance month-to-month.
Coles Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Coles have two-tiers of comprehensive car insurance to choose from. You'll earn double flybuys points at Coles supermarkets and you can get $10 off your Coles grocery bill every time you redeem 2,000 Flybuys points. If you're over 30, you can get roadside assistance free for a year.

Who it might be good for: Coles customers and Flybuys collectors.
Stella Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Stella’s a female-focused insurer. They'll cover you if your car is damaged as a result of domestic violence. They offer higher cover for baby gear than most, with up to $2,000 cover for prams, strollers and child seats. You get a free Bauer magazine subscription when you sign up and a portion of your premiums go to supporting female-led businesses.

Who it might be good for: Someone who wants a female-centred car insurance policy (they'll cover men too!).
Kogan Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Kogan comes with all the perks that most comprehensive car insurance policies include but you'll also be entitled to some benefits on their online store. This usually comes in the form of a gift voucher or discount if you buy online. Plus, Kogan offer a pay as you drive option, which could be good if you're not on the road that much.

Who it might be good for: Kogan shoppers and those that don't drive much.
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*Your cost will differ depending on your circumstances. Some things that can affect the cost of your quote include your gender, the type of car you drive, the colour of the car, how long you have been driving, the amount of cover you need, plus more. Always read the PDS to find a cover that suits you.

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What affects my Toyota HiLux insurance rate?

When assessing the risk of providing car insurance, many companies consider a number of factors. These can include your age, marital status, job and residence as well as your driving record, credit history and insurance history. Your vehicle will also be assessed on the following:

  • Model and age of the HiLux
  • Safety rating, security and any anti-theft precautions
  • Annual mileage
  • Engine capacity

How can I save on my Toyota HiLux premiums?

We have some advice that may help you save money on your premiums:

  • Pay annually rather than monthly. Some insurers will charge you more if you choose to pay monthly. Opt to pay annually and this could save you money in the long run and make insurance a little less stressful.
  • Claim less. Having a history of not making any claims on any insurance policies may help you get lower premiums on your HiLux cover.
  • Minimise your use. Instead of zipping down to the shops in your HiLux or running the maze of the city, walk or catch public transport to reduce your premiums. You’ll also save on petrol and reduce your chances of an accident.
  • Question your renewal quote if it seems high. Don’t be afraid to shop around and see what the market has to offer. You could either find a cheaper option or use the information you find to haggle for a better price with your current provider.
  • Safety first. Risk is an insurer’s biggest fear. Any additional safety measures you take, such as higher quality brakes, locks or safety belts, will encourage a lower premium with your cover.
  • Drive safely. While a car can be as safe as a house, the driver will always be considered the main risk. Drive safely, sensibly and always within the law to avoid convictions, fines or demerit points, all of which may raise your risk in the eyes of a provider – and the premiums for your cover.

Toyota HiLux facts

  • The Toyota HiLux has a strong reputation as an “unbreakable” vehicle, famously demonstrated on BBC’s popular program, Top Gear, where a used Toyota HiLux diesel was dunked in the ocean, set alight and placed atop a building which was then demolished. This would kill an ordinary vehicle, but the HiLux chugged on happily.
  • Over 50 years in production, the HiLux has completed the world’s toughest cross-country challenges, including Dakar, and has long been the vehicle of choice for tradesmen, farmers and government agencies.
  • It’s the only ute ever to top Australia’s annual new-sale vehicle charts. The Toyota HiLux, now in its eighth generation, comes in over 30 variants for chassis, cab, drive, back and engine capacity, and it remains one of the most popular and reliable work vehicles on the market.

How safe is the Toyota HiLux?

The Toyota HiLux has maintained the maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating since 2015. Electronic stability control with trailer sway control and seven airbags come as standard across the range as well as a reverse camera on all pick-up models. However, the HiLux’s main competitor, the Ford Ranger, includes advanced safety tech not found in any of the HiLux models, such as lane-departure warning, forward collision warning and Auto Emergency Braking (AEB).

All dual-cab HiLuxs do include an ISOFIX child seat anchor point, which is perfect for a family with a baby seat or two.

If you are interested in more information about this workhorse, check out our Toyota HiLux review.

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