Toyota HiLux 2021 review: Rogue

Our Rogue test vehicle, which is available only with 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine and six-speed torque converter automatic transmission, has a list price of $68,990. That’s $1000 less than the top-of-the-range Rugged X but considerably more than premium ute rivals like the Ford Ranger Wildtrak 3.2 auto at $64,290 And Isuzu’s new D-Max X-Terrain at $62,900.

Like the Rugged X, the Rogue is available in three new colours comprising Feverish Red, Oxide Bronze or Saturn Blue (like our test vehicle) with satin black doorhandles and mirror scalps, black tailgate handle and garnish, LED headlights with dark internal accents and door mirror courtesy lights.

Toyota HiLux 2021 review: Rogue

Unique to Rogue are new-design 18-inch alloy wheels with 265/60 R18 tyres, a stylish ‘sailplane’ sports bar, motorised roller-cover and enhanced marine-grade carpet liner for the load tub, dark silver/black steel rear bumper, Rogue body decals plus two front and four rear parking sensors.

The Rogue wears unique 18-inch alloy wheels.

Inside there’s new blue illumination for the doors and restyled instruments, a larger 8.0-inch multimedia screen with (at last!) volume and tuning knobs and upgraded tech including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, enhanced voice recognition plus a premium quality JBL nine-speaker sound system.

This is in addition to the Rogue’s many existing standard features including towing kit, sat-nav, leather-accented seats (fronts heated) and power adjustable driver’s seat to name a few. On other words, she’s fully loaded.