Toyota HiLux Rogue Dual Cab Ute 2021 Radio 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.

2020 Toyota HiLux Rogue.

The Rogue is meant to compete with the comfort of an SUV with the practicality of a Dual Cab Ute.

2020 Toyota HiLux Rogue engine

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.

2020 Toyota HiLux Rogue.

It retains the HiLux effortless 4WD Capability.

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.

2020 Toyota HiLux Rogue - motorised roller cover.

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.

Im Rob Fraser

2021 Toyota Hilux Rogue profile 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

Also Look At

2021 Toyota Hilux Rogue qtr view

Model    2020 Toyota HiLux Rogue Dual Cab 4WD Ute

  • Model Price   $68,990 MLP*
  • Engine           2.8 L Four Cylinder Turbo CRD
  • Drivetrain      4WD  6 speed Auto
  • Power             150 kW @ 3400 rpm
  • Torque           500 Nm @ 1600  – 2400 rpm
  • Safety             Five Star ANCAP
  • CO2 Emissions      254 g/km
  • Economy ADR     8.4 L/100km
  • Tow Capacity 3500 kg
  • Tow Ball Rating    350 kg
  • Servicing       Fixed Price
  • Warranty       5 yr/Unlimited km 5 Yr 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

Overall Rating: 84/100

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

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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.