When you’re looking for a middle-weight, Class 4 commercial truck you have a few options, but the most popular trucks out there are the Hino 155 and the Isuzu NRR Diesel. While they’re both capable trucks, the Hino 155 is a smarter buy when you compare these two commercial cab-over trucks side-by-side.
Here’s why the 2018 Hino 155 is a better Class 4 truck than the Isuzu NRR:
A strong truck is more than just a machine that can tow or haul significant amounts of weight. A strong truck also means it can stand up to anything you throw at it, and in this case, the 2018 Hino 155 is clearly a stronger truck. The frame of the Hino 155 resists bending better than the Isuzu NRR's frame, providing a more stable ride, especially when hauling heavy loads.
“The Hino 195 has a stronger frame than the Isuzu NRR – 56,900 verses 44,000 PSI, with a greater Resisting Bending Moment – 422,900 in.-lb vs 316,800 in.-lb, making the Hino’s frame approximately 32% stronger than Isuzu’s.” - H.K. Truck Center
When comparing Hino’s warranty programs with Isuzu’s, there is no comparison. All new Hino trucks come with a 5-year / 320,000 km cab-over engine warranty along with a 3-year / Unlimited km parts warranty. And we’re not done yet; all new Hino trucks also come with free roadside assistance, complimentary lubrication services, and preventive maintenance work included. The Isuzu comes standard with only 3-year warranty programs, which means you’ll be paying out-of-pocket if you run into any mechanical problems once those three years are up.
Hino trucks are assembled in Woodstock, Ontario at a 177,000 sq. ft. facility that employs hundreds of hard-working Canadians. Hino also recognizes that Canada is a unique place with unique driving conditions, so the Hino trucks made in Canada are meant specifically for Canada’s driving conditions.
While Isuzu has an assembly facility in the U.S., they don’t assemble or manufacture any of their commercial vehicles in Canada.
With two capable commercial trucks, it’s the small details that make all the difference. The Hino 155 is known for providing an incredible visible range for the driver. The large windshield provides the operator with a wide range-of-view, which is important when you’re driving in residential areas where pedestrians can seemingly come out of nowhere, or when operating in a tight space.
Rather than take our word for it, why not try the 2018 Hino 155 for yourself? Take one for a test drive and experience the capable Hino 155 for yourself.