Currently all our Toyota Hilux utes come with a towbar, so please see below for the towing capacity.
About the Toyota Hilux towing capacity
The Hilux 4WD Double Cab SR5 ute can tow a maximum of 3500kg (braked). The Hilux’s diesel engine holds the torque, which is why it thrives when towing trailers, boats or horse floats. Even in town the Hilux’s 450Nm of torque means it’s easier to accelerate away from traffic lights and sustain posted road speeds while carrying heavy loads in the tray.
If you require further information about towing, see the article below from the New Zealand Transport Authority.
If you choose to tow any item, please note in case of an incident/accident, you are liable for any damage occurring to your trailer and load.
The fastest and easiest way to book is on our website.
If you prefer, you can e-mail us your booking information at [email protected]
If you want to talk to someone, you can call us toll free on:
We have a a large fleet of rental cars with mostly latest model 2019-2020 vehicles.
Ezi Car Rental’s small and medium cars offer great value for money for travelers who are budget conscious, but still want a comfortable, late model vehicle with all the benefits. This includes 24 hour Roadside Assistance, unlimited kilometers, two drivers included in the base hire cost, and unrivaled depot locations.
You can be assured that all vehicles are meticulously maintained, groomed and of the highest quality.
Should you encounter any problems during your hire with us, please call us first on
0800 545 000 (free from a public telephone).
Ezi Car Rental can provide you with all the help and assistance you need if anything should go wrong while out on the road.
All our rates include: 24 hour First Assistance.
All mechanical breakdowns are covered by First Assistance. This includes engine faults, cooling systems, electrical faults and vehicle recovery.
Non-Mechanical/Driver at fault
All call outs diagnosed as a non-mechanical breakdown at the time of the initial call, will incur a call out fee.
This includes flat batteries (caused by accessories left on such as lights and doors not closed), wheels and tyres, lost keys, if you get locked out of your car or run out of fuel.
The following accessories or extras are available and can either be pre-booked online or purchased at pick up :
When booking with Ezi Car Rental, you don’t have to pay anything up front. However please give us a call or email us if you’d like to do so.
Please note that we do NOT accept Cash as a form of payment.
These cards must show the main driver's name, signature and card number, with the applicable logo. Cash, prepaid and reloadable debit cards, gift cards and Travel cards, are NOT accepted for payment or to use as a bond for security purposes.
A credit card transaction fee of 2.2% for Mastercard and Visa and 4% for American Express applies to the total rental charges including GST (but excluding any Airport and Ferry fees and the GST on these fees) where a credit card is used for payment.
A minimum bond of $400* is required as security on all Mastercard and Visa debit card payments. All holds on debit cards funds are released upon return of the rental car if no damage or fees are owing on the hire. It can take up to 7 working days for your bank to operate the release. Please note this is a hold on a credit card meaning it doesn't show as a transaction on your statement.
*The bond may differ depending on vehicle type.
Please note that all reservation confirmations contain full vehicle pick up information.
Snow chains can be an absolute essential when traveling in New Zealand during the winter months. As a result of motor vehicles being caught without chains in sudden snowfalls over winter in the Queenstown Lakes District and Milford Sound, a bylaw has been introduced.
The bylaw states, "At the direction of an enforcement officer or authorised officer, the driver of any vehicle may be required to fit snow chains to such vehicle on any road, and no person shall drive, or direct or allow such vehicle to be driven without such snow chains fitted."
Please be aware of this bylaw if you are going to be travelling in these areas during the winter period.
Non-compliance will result in a $150 fine for Queenstown Lakes District and $750 for Milford Sound.
Snow chains can be added for as little as $10 a day, up to a maximum of $40 per hire.
This video from Cardrona Alpine Resort shows you how to fit them:
You can drive Ezi Car Rental cars on any road except:
These roads are not part of normal touring routes and you will not be insured if you drive on these roads, or drive on any beaches or take part in any off road driving at any time during your hire.
I don’t see how the ‘big’ car rentals companies can compete with Ezi - they cannot be beaten for price, quality of cars, and customer service. On multiple occassions i have used they are 50% cheaper than the others, yet they are amazing! I will only ever use Ezi car when in new zealand..!Russell King
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