Toyota HiLux Rogue 2023 Review

Is the new HiLux Rogue any good

2023 Toyota HiLux Rogue front grill in bush

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


Toyota HiLux Rogue Video

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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Buyers could look at Ford Ranger Sport, Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain, Nissan Navara PRO 4X Warrior, Mazda BT-50 Thunder.

2023 Toyota HiLux Rogue engine

Toyota HiLux



Model Price $70,200 MLP*
Engine 2.8L 4 Cyl Turbo Diesel Euro 5
Drivetrain 6 Sp Sports AT Dual range 4WD
Power 150kW @ 3,400rpm
Torque 500Nm @ 1600-2800rpm
Safety Five star ANCAP (tested July 2019)
0-100kmh / Top Speed TBA
CO2 Emissions 220 g/km
Economy ADR 8.4L/100km / 80L capacity
Economy on test 9.8L/100k
Max Range 1026km
Servicing 6Mth / 10,000km Capped Price
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km
Road side Assist 5Yr. 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 Wheel 8
Comfort 9
Equipment 8
Performance 9
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 8
Fit for Purpose 8
AWD/Towing Capability* 10  (4WD 5/5 Towing 5/5 )
Technology/connectivity 8
Value for Money 8

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

2023 Toyota HiLux Rogue tow bar

Dimensions Rogue

Overall Length 5320mm
Wheelbase 3085mm
Width 2020mm
Height 1870mm
Wheels 18×7.5 Alloy
Tyres 265/60 R18
Max ground clearance Up to 265mm
Wading Depth 800mm
Approach 31 degrees
Rampover 26 degrees
Departure angle 23 degrees
Turning Circle KTK 12.6m
Tub Length 1520mm
Tub width arches 1085mm
Tub Depth 475mm
Kerb Weight 2256kg
Payload (kg) 794kg
GVM (kg) 3050kg
GCM 5850kg
Towing Capacity 3500kg
Tow Ball rating 350kg

2023 Toyota HiLux Rogue rear quarter

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