Toyota HiLux Rogue 4WD Dual Cab Ute 2021 Review

We drive the Toyota HiLux Rogue on a Road Test Review

Toyota goes Rogue with its upmarket HiLux version now with more power. In early 2018 Toyota moved its HiLux range upmarket with the introduction of the Rogue and Rugged X. The Rogue is meant to compete with the comfort of an SUV with the practicality of a Dual Cab Ute.

2021 Toyota Hilux Rogue qtr view

Now with 150kw and 500 Nm the 2020 upgraded Rogue boasts 3.5T towing capacity, revised suspension and power steering as well as a recalibrated 6 speed auto transmission all of which are welcome improvements.

It retains the HiLux effortless 4WD Capability.

2020 Toyota HiLux Rogue.

Comfort features include leather heated front seats, Larger 8 inch centre screen display, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, and a premium JBL 9-speaker sound system.

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The tub is lined with marine grade carpet and a local innovation, an electric retractable cover provides better sealing from the elements.

Even though the Rogue is well equipped with safety features through the Toyota Safety Sense system, it still inexplicably misses out on blind spot indicators.

Priced from $68,990 plus the usual costs the HiLux Rogue provides a stylish addition to the range and competes at the premium end of the Dual Cab segment.

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2020 Toyota HiLux Rugged X.

 What is good?

  • Very Stylish
  • Improved power and torque
  • 4WD and towing capability

What is not so good?

  • Missing some safety features
  • Roller tonneau takes storage space
  • Pricey

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 2021 Toyota Hilux Rogue profile

Model   

2021 Toyota HiLux Rogue Dual Cab 4WD Ute

Model Price $68,990 MLP*
Engine 2.8L 4 Cyl Turbo
Drivetrain Dual Range 4WD 6 Speed AT
Power 150kW at 3,400rpm
Torque 500 Nm @ 1,600-2,400rpm
Safety Five Star ANCAP (Jul 2019)
CO2 Emissions 254 g/km
Economy ADR 8.4 L/100km
Tow Capacity 3500 Kg
Tow Ball Rating 350 kg
Servicing 12mths/ 15000km Fixed Price
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

Overall Rating    

87/100

Behind the Wheel 8
Comfort 8
Equipment 8
Performance 9
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Towing Ability 10
Off Road Capability 10
Value for Money 8

2020 Toyota HiLux Rogue - motorised roller cover.

Dimensions

 
Overall Length 5325mm
Wheelbase 3085mm
Width / Height 1900mm / 1795mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depth Up to 247mm / 800 mm
Approach / Rampover / Departure angles TBA degrees / TBA degrees / TBA degrees
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle 80 Litres / 12.6mts KTK
Kerb Weight / Payload / GVM / GCM 2231kg / 819kg / 3050kg / 5850KG
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating 3500kg /350kg

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  • 8/10
    Behind the Wheel - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Comfort - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Equipment - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Performance - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Ride and Handling - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Towing Ability - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Off Road Capability - 10/10
  • 8/10
    Value for Money - 8/10
8.7/10

Summary

Toyota goes Rogue with its upmarket HiLux version now with more power. In early 2018 Toyota moved its HiLux range upmarket with the introduction of the Rogue and Rugged X. The Rogue is meant to compete with the comfort of an SUV with the practicality of a Dual Cab Ute.

About Rob Fraser 1746 Articles
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.