2023 Toyota HiLux aftermarket drawers

Personalise and perfect storage needs with a quality drawer set-up

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A good quality drawer system will keep all gear and tools organised, making it easier to find what you need, when you need it.

Here are four products we recommend for the HiLux. They’re intended as a starting point, to give you an idea of what’s available.

  • What it is: A system of drawers mounted in the cargo tray.
  • Why you need it: These systems allow for easy storage and retrieval of whatever equipment you're looking to carry, from tools to recreational items like fishing gear, without the need to climb in and out of the tray.
  • Buying tips: Consider your load requirements, both type and weight, together with your fridge size and any gear you might want to carry on top of the drawers. Really deep drawers will hold more but they will cut into your storage above the drawers. If you’re carrying bulky swags or a tall fridge, lower profile drawers might be better suited.


MaterialsCoveringSlidesLoad rating
ARBMarine ply, galvanised steelMarine CarpetRoller bearings150kg per drawer
MSAMarine ply, galvanised steelMarine CarpetRoller bearingsNot stated
DriftaMarine plyMarine carpetTeflon slidesNot stated
IronmanGalvanised steelMarine carpetRoller bearings100kg per drawer

ARB modular drawers

For those who want choice, the ARB modular system offers that in spades. With more than 200 potential configurations, you can set up a storage system that best suits your needs. With options such as a stainless-steel slide-out table and various fridges slides, these drawers can be made to be amazingly functional.


  • Materials: Marine ply, galvanised steel
  • Covering: Marine carpet
  • Slides: Roller bearings
  • Maximum load: Up to 150kg per drawer
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  • Modular system, fully customisable
  • Anti-rollback drawer slides
  • Class-leading 250mm deep drawer option


  • Pricey
  • Two-year warranty is less than what's offered by some rivals

MSA 4x4 drawers

Another premium option, these MSA drawers include a patented “Stay-Open Block”, which allows the drawer to remain in an open position even on a 30-degree slope. They also feature an LED light strip that activates at full extension and has a manual override switch. Weighing in at 114kg, they are on the heavy side, but that comes with build quality.


  • Materials: Marine ply, galvanised steel
  • Covering: Marine carpet
  • Slides: Roller bearings
  • Maximum load: Not stated
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  • Lifetime warranty
  • Stay-Open Block technology
  • 100 per cent extension


  • One design option

Drifta drawers

Custom-made to suit any vehicle and almost any storage requirements, the Drifta drawers are ideal for those with unique storage needs. With options for wing storage, water tanks and kitchen tables, these drawers can provide features that off-the-shelf options can't match. The Teflon slides mean the weight of the drawer is on the base, rather than on the runners bolted on the sides.


  • Materials: Marine ply
  • Covering: Marine carpet
  • Slides: Teflon slides
  • Maximum load: Not stated
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  • Custom-made to individual needs
  • Full-length extension
  • Lack of runners means increased width


  • Custom-made means wait times compared to off-the-shelf options

Ironman 4x4 drawers

Simple and budget-friendly, these drawers from Ironman 4x4 provide a basic and cost-effective storage solution for the rear of your HiLux. An off-the-shelf generic design that will fit most dual-cab utes, these drawers are no-fuss, no-bells and just work.


  • Materials: Galvanised steel
  • Covering: Marine carpet
  • Slides: Roller bearings
  • Maximum load: Up to 100kg per drawer
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  • Off the shelf, simple and effective
  • Good value
  • Can be removed and put in your next ute


  • Handles slightly less efficient than competitors
  • Not 100 per cent extendable

How we review products

4X4 Australia has been reviewing four-wheel drive vehicles and aftermarket products for more than 40 years.

When looking for the best accessories for your make and model of 4WD, there are some things essential to making sure you have the best off-roading experience.

When we compare products, here are some of the things we consider:

  • Warranty
  • Build quality
  • Value for money
  • Time and ease to set-up/install
  • Weight
  • Fit and finish
  • How well it gets the job done
  • What materials they’re made from
  • Corrosion/UV resistance
  • Coatings
  • Compatibility with other accessories
  • Compliance with ADRs and vehicle safety systems
  • Country of manufacture
  • Load ratings, to determine what's the best product across each price point.

We also consider user reviews and our own experience with these products to make sure our recommendations are for the best on the market.

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Todd Hore


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