2023 Toyota HiAce price and specs

Australia’s best-selling van will finally offer a pair of rear barn doors, while there have been incremental price rises across the range.

The 2023 Toyota HiAce offers a choice of a single tailgate or, for an extra $750, a pair of vertically split doors.

On LWB models, the barn doors also feature dual rear wipers.

The updated HiAce arrives at dealers in October.

This new barn door option is available on all LWB and SLWB variants except for HiAce Crew, HiAce Commuter and LWB manual van variants.

These new rear barn doors open 90 degrees with a soft lock, but can be folded back to 180 degrees for easy access to the load area.

All 2023 Toyota HiAce models also receive powered lumbar support for the driver’s seat.

To the end of July 2022, Toyota sold a total of 5558 HiAce van models and 1717 HiAce bus models, or 7275 sales all up.

Easily the top-seller in its segment, the Toyota HiAce outsold the likes of the Hyundai Staria Load (2277 sales), Mitsubishi Express (877 sales), Renault Trafic (732 sales) and Ford Transit (716 sales).

Toyota says it’s introduced the barn door option in response to customer demand.

It hasn’t offered a HiAce locally with barn doors since the HiAce SBV was discontinued in 2003, despite the feature being standard on the rival Ford Transit Custom and Peugeot Expert, a no-cost option on the Hyundai Staria Load, and a cost option on the LDV G10, Mercedes-Benz Vito, Renault Trafic and Volkswagen Transporter.

Pricing

Van

  • 2023 Toyota HiAce LWB Van 6MT: $44,760 (+$110)
  • 2023 Toyota HiAce LWB Van 6AT: $46,760 (+$110)
  • 2023 Toyota HiAce LWB Panel Van 6AT: $46,760 (+$110)
  • 2023 Toyota HiAce LWB GL Van 6AT: $47,760 (+$110)
  • 2023 Toyota HiAce LWB Crew Van 6AT: $49,760 (+$110)
  • 2023 Toyota HiAce SLWB Van 6AT: $55,320 (+$670)

Barn Door (NEW)

  • 2023 Toyota HiAce LWB Barn Door Van 6AT: $47,510
  • 2023 Toyota HiAce LWB Barn Door Panel Van 6AT: $47,510
  • 2023 Toyota HiAce LWB Barn Door GL Van 6AT: $48,510
  • 2023 Toyota HiAce SLWB Barn Door Van 6AT: $56,070

Commuter

  • 2023 Toyota HiAce SLWB Commuter Bus 6AT: $69,760 (+$110)
  • 2023 Toyota HiAce SLWB Commuter GL Bus 6AT: $72,760 (+$110)

Drivetrain

The 2023 Toyota HiAce is powered by a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine producing 130kW of power and either 420Nm of torque with the six-speed manual or 450Nm with the six-speed automatic.

The Commuter‘s outputs are lower at 120kW and 420Nm. All models are rear-wheel drive

Efficiency

The 2023 Toyota HiAce uses 7.5L/100km on the combined cycle with the manual, 8.2L/100km in the LWB auto guise, and 8.4L/100km in Crew Van and Super LWB forms.

Toyota still hasn’t detailed official fuel economy figures for the Commuter models yet. All models have a 70L fuel tank.

Dimensions

The 2023 Toyota HiAce measures in at 5265mm long, 1990mm tall and 1950mm wide in LWB guise, and 5915mm long, 2280mm tall and 1950mm wide in SLWB guise.

The LWB has 6.2 cubic metres of cargo space, compared to 9.3 cubic metres in the SLWB.

The LWB’s load bay measures 2530mm long, 1760mm wide (1268mm between the wheel arches) and 1340mm tall, while the SLWB’s load bay is 3180mm long and 1615mm tall with the same width as the LWB model.

Payload varies between 995kg and 1135kg depending on the variant.

Unbraked towing capacity is 400kg across all models, while braked towing capacity is 1900kg in the LWB manual and 1500kg in all other models.

Servicing and Warranty

In addition to a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, Toyota offers capped-price servicing for the first six visits or 60,000km.

Each service is capped at $260, and servicing is required every six months or 10,000km, whichever comes first.

Safety

The Toyota HiAce has a five-star safety rating from ANCAP based on testing conducted in 2019.

It received an adult occupant protection score of 94 per cent, vulnerable road user protection of 84 per cent, and safety assist of 77 per cent. A child occupant protection score of 88 per cent was also given to crew van models.

The five-star rating technically doesn’t apply to Commuter models, which remain unrated, though it applies to regular and crew van models.

All 2023 Toyota HiAce models come standard with the following safety equipment:

  • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian and daylight cyclist detection
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Automatic high-beam
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Reversing camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors

The majority of the 2023 Toyota HiAce range has seven airbags, besides the LWB Crew Van which has nine. The Commuter has three.

The HiAce range also received the Toyota Connected Services for the 2022 model year which includes a 24/7 Emergency Call Centre function that relays the vehicle’s location in the event of a collision “that requires intervention” or if an airbag deploys.

The e-call function can also be triggered manually via a SOS button inside the cabin.

Standard Equipment

All HiAce models seat two occupants, except the Crew Van which seats five and the Commuter which seats 12.

All models have dual sliding side doors except the Commuter, which has a single sliding side door.

New for the 2023 model year is the option of rear barn doors that replace the single tailgate with a pair of vertically split doors, which on LWB models include dual rear wipers.

All HiAce models come standard with the following equipment:

  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Full-size spare wheel
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Satellite navigation
  • 4.2-inch instrument cluster display screen
  • Front USB port
  • Cruise control
  • Leather-accented steering wheel
  • Driver powered lumbar support (NEW)

The Crew Van adds:

  • Fog lights
  • Openable rear windows
  • Body colour front and rear bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Digital rear-view mirror with auto-dimming

The SLWB Commuter adds on top of the LWB and SLWB Van:

  • Glass roof escape hatch
  • Front and rear LED interior lamps
  • Rear step lamp
  • Rear air conditioning

The Commuter GL adds:

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Power opening and closing side door
  • Body colour front and rear bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Synthetic leather/fabric upholstery
  • Digital rear-view mirror with auto-dimming

Optional Equipment

The LWB Van is available with three different option packages that are only available on the automatic transmission version.

Option Pack 1

  • Left sliding door with steel panel

Option Pack 2

  • Four-door option with left sliding door

Option Pack 3

  • Body colour front and rear bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Front and rear chrome garnish
  • Digital rear-view mirror with auto-dimming
  • Fog lights

The SLWB Van is available with one option package that includes the following:

  • Body colour front and rear bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Front and rear chrome garnish
  • Digital rear-view mirror with auto-dimming
  • Fog lights

Colours

The 2023 Toyota HiAce is only available in one exterior paint colour, French Vanilla.

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