Toyota HiLux Rogue 2023 Review

Toyota Rogue was updated in late 2022 and has undergone improvements to suspension, brakes, and body enhancements. Finally, the HiLux also gets a blind spot monitor.     2023 Toyota HiLux Rogue front quarter The latest version looks like it’s gone to the gym heaps, its muscled up with fender flares, a significant 20mm lift and now rides on 18-inch alloys and all terrain tyres.

Its also sits wider with a 140mm track increase and as a bonus rear disc brakes.

It looks impressive.

Rogue features include motorised roller cover, stylish resin sports bar and design touches, and a tub lined with marine-grade carpet.

Other standard specification highlights include heated front leather accentuated seats with panoramic view monitor and an integrated trailer wiring harness and tow ball.

The Rogue comes with the standard 2.8-litre turbodiesel four-cylinder engine producing 150kW/500Nm, teamed exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission.
It will tow up to 3500kg with a 350kg tow ball rating. There is also an impressive 265mm of ground clearance.

I have to say that the improvement transform this model’s ride and handling and it’s a significant improvement on the outgoing version.
HiLux Rogue is priced from $70,200 plus the usual costs

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2023 Toyota HiLux Rogue front grill in bush


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2023 Toyota HiLux Rogue 4WD Controls

What is good?

  • 4WD and towing ability
  • Improved ride and handling
  • Increased ground clearance

What is not so good?

  • 4WD controller sticks out and hits my knee when getting in
  • no front tub anchor points
  • Not a fan of roller tops

2023 Toyota HiLux Rogue front seats

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2023 Toyota HiLux Rogue engine

Toyota HiLux



Model Price$70,200 MLP*
Engine2.8L 4 Cyl Turbo Diesel Euro 5
Drivetrain6 Sp Sports AT Dual range 4WD
Power150kW @ 3,400rpm
Torque500Nm @ 1600-2800rpm
SafetyFive star ANCAP (tested July 2019)
0-100kmh / Top SpeedTBA
CO2 Emissions220 g/km
Economy ADR8.4L/100km / 80L capacity
Economy on test9.8L/100k
Max Range1026km
Servicing6Mth / 10,000km Capped Price
Warranty5yr/ Unlimited km
Road side Assist5Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

2023 Toyota HiLux Rogue front interior

Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel8
Ride and Handling8
Fit for Purpose8
AWD/Towing Capability*10  (4WD 5/5 Towing 5/5 )
Value for Money8

*Towing and AWD capability is measured against similar vehicles in the same class.

2023 Toyota HiLux Rogue tow bar

Dimensions Rogue

Overall Length5320mm
Wheels18×7.5 Alloy
Tyres265/60 R18
Max ground clearanceUp to 265mm
Wading Depth800mm
Approach31 degrees
Rampover26 degrees
Departure angle23 degrees
Turning Circle KTK12.6m
Tub Length1520mm
Tub width arches1085mm
Tub Depth475mm
Kerb Weight2256kg
Payload (kg)794kg
GVM (kg)3050kg
Towing Capacity3500kg
Tow Ball rating350kg

2023 Toyota HiLux Rogue rear quarter

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.