1988 Toyota Pickup Specifications

by Justin Cupler

In 1964, Toyota entered the U.S. pickup truck market with the Stout, but the Stout had very little impact on the U.S. market and was dropped in 1967. In 1969, Toyota released a new -- more refined and compact -- pickup known as the Hi-Lux. The Hi-Lux continued until 1976 when it received a new name in the U.S. market to Pickup, though the the Hi-Lux name remained in the rest of the world. In 1988, the Pickup had several engine and body-styles available.

Drive Train

The 1988 Toyota Pickup had two engine sizes available: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a 3-liter V6. The 2.4-liter has two main versions: naturally-aspirated and turbocharged. The naturally-aspirated 2.4-liter produced 102 to 117 horsepower and 132 to 140 foot-pounds of torque, while the turbocharged version produced 135 horsepower and 173 foot-pounds of torque. The 3-liter V6 produced 145 horsepower and 180 foot-pounds of torque. The 1988 Toyota Pickup came with either a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual transmission.


The 2.4-liter Toyota Pickup got 18 to 22 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 21 to 23 mpg on the highway when equipped with an automatic transmission. With a manual transmission, the 2.4-liter Toyota got 20 to 21 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. The 3-liter V6 got 16 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway, with a manual transmission. When fitted with the automatic transmission, the 3-liter Toyota truck got 18 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. The '88 Toyota Pickup had three fuel tank options, depending on the body-style selected: 13.7, 17.2 or 19.3 gallons.


The 1988 Toyota Pickup had seating for two to three people, depending on options selected. It had 38.1 to 38.5 inches of front headroom, 41.5 to 43.7 inches of front legroom, 53 to 54.1 inches of front shoulder room and 52.8 to 53.4 inches of front hip room.


The 1988 Toyota Pickup had several cab and bed sizes, so the exterior dimensions vary slightly among body styles. It was 174.6 to 195.5 inches long, 63.8 to 66.5 inches wide, 60.3 to 67.3 inches high and had a 103 to 123.5 inch wheelbase. It had a curb weight -- weight without passengers or cargo -- ranging from 2,555 lbs. to 3,415 lbs.

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