This off-roading comparison between the Toyota Hilux and the Isuzu V-Cross is quite intriguing. Both these are the only two capable pickup trucks in the market right now. On one hand, the Isuzu V-Cross had single-handedly captured this niche segment for the longest time. However, after the arrival of the Fortuner-based Toyota Hilux, there is stiff competition in this space. Still, the V-Cross enjoys a huge price advantage over the Hilux which draws a lot of buyers in. Let us take a look at how these two compare in this comparison.
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Toyota Hilux vs Isuzu V-Cross Off-Roading Comparison
This video comes from Small Town Rider on YouTube. The prominent vlogger has the 2018 V-Cross, while his friend has a new 2023 Hilux. There are tons of modifications on both of these pickup trucks. These include a lift kit, new bumpers, snorkel, off-roading tyres, Hamer rod and manually retractable cargo cover on the Hilux and snorkel, new bumper, bull road, Hamer rod and cargo cover on the V-Cross. They decide to climb a rocky slope to compare how well the trucks perform. The Hilux goes first.
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It was able to carefully climb to a high point. However, for the last stretch, there was still some elevation left to climb but its rear bumper was almost hitting the ground. Fearing damage to the vehicle, the team decided to not go through with the entire challenge. The V-Cross followed next. Since it didn’t have a lift kit, it bottomed out on multiple occasions. Just like the Hilux, even it was not able to reach the top because its cargo bed was about to hit the ground. Still, both of them looked like conquering this challenge. They still go out on a damp patch of road and are able to clear the obstacles easily.
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Although the competition was thrilling, it’s essential to recognize that while it makes for engaging social media content, attempting to replicate such activities is strongly discouraged. These actions can pose safety risks and harm your vehicles. Even though vehicles like the Hilux and V-Cross are built for off-roading, it doesn’t justify putting them in such situations needlessly. Let’s commit to being responsible drivers and refrain from attempting similar feats. Our safety should always be the top priority. Furthermore, it’s crucial not to draw conclusions about a vehicle’s capabilities based solely on this isolated incident.
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