Designed as a direct competitor to the likes of the Jeep Wrangler, Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series and the Ford Everest, the GWM Tank 300 offers a family-friendly and affordable package that undercuts its rivals significantly, while over-delivering on the features side of things.
What’s the catch? Read on to find out.
Capable off-road package
Large, practical and modern interior design
Undeniable price and features list
Unknown long-term reliability and resale data
Significantly less braked towing power than rivals
Underwhelming fuel consumption for a hybrid
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GWM Tank 300
|Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series|
Starting Price: $55,990
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How Much Does It Cost?
The GWM Tank 300 comes in two variants, with the entry-level Tank 300 Lux Hybrid priced at $55,990, while the Tank 300 Ultra Hybrid is priced at $60,990.
Keep in mind that these prices are subject to change, and do not include on-road costs.
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GWM Tank 300 (LUX HYBRID) Specifications
|Fuel type||UNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC|
|Transmission||9 SP AUTOMATIC|
|Engine configuration||VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM / 16 valves|
|Engine RPM||5500 / 1700|
|Fuel tank size||75.0|
|Fuel usage specs||0.0 / 0|
|ANCAP security rating||5|
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What Features Does the GWM Tank 300 Have?
The entry-level Tank 300 Lux Hybrid comes riding on 17-inch alloys, and receives LED head and tail lights, adaptive cruise control, a panoramic sunroof, underbody protection, a surround-view camera, faux leather upholstery with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto.
Stepping up to the Tank 300 Ultra Hybrid adds a set of 18-inch alloys, Nappa leather upholstery with heated and ventilated front seats, a massaging driver’s seat, heated steering wheel, ambient lighting, wireless phone charging and a nine-speaker Infinity sound system.
GWM Tank 300 Range Features:
LED head & tail lights
Adaptive cruise control
Faux leather upholstery with leather-wrapped steering wheel
12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
12.3-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
18-inch alloys (Ultra Hybrid)
Nappa leather upholstery with heated & ventilated front seats (Ultra Hybrid)
Massaging driver’s seat (Ultra Hybrid)
Ambient lighting (Ultra Hybrid)
Nine-speaker Infinity sound system (Ultra Hybrid)
Is the GWM Tank 300 Comfortable to Drive?
The Tank 300 has been designed as a bit of an all-rounder, with family-friendly motoring and off-road abilities in mind.
It takes just a few minutes behind the wheel to realise just how comfortable its off-road underpinnings have made it on the road, while the hybrid powertrain gives it some impressive acceleration around town.
Power comes supplied by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder paired with an electric motor producing a combined 224kW/640Nm, which is far more torque than you’ll find in the majority of its competitors.
Power is put to the wheels with the help of a nine-speed automatic that offers relentless acceleration, even with its bulky proportions, and behaves smoothly around town.
“The hybrid engine offers a heap of torque, and the Tank lives up to its name when pushed off-road”
Around town, the Tank 300 feels large, but it remains approachable and user-friendly for drivers new to the segment thanks to its lightweight steering rack, while the full-time four-wheel drive system keeps it feeling planted on loose surfaces at speed.
When the sealed roads stop and the loose surfaces start, the Tank 300 remains unphased thanks to its off-road hardware that give it seriously impressive approach and departure angles and a hefty amount of ground clearance.
Is it Fuel Efficient?
While it might be powered by a clever hybrid powertrain, the GWM Tank 300’s engine is far from what you’d call fuel efficient, with official fuel economy figures standing at a very thirsty 10.3L/100km on a combined cycle.
Is it Practical and Spacious?
With family-friendly motoring at the top of its design brief, the Tank 300’s interior is extremely spacious, and even in entry-level form, comes extremely well-equipped for the money.
The front of the cabin features a high-tech layout with large digital displays positioned in front of the driver and atop the dashboard, with a heap of headroom on offer inside the generously proportioned cabin.
A compact sunroof sits above the driver and front passenger, while loose items are swallowed up by a number of storage areas in the centre console, large door bins and inside the glovebox.
“A feature-packed and spacious interior that looks far more expensive than its price tag might suggest.”
Move to the rear of the cabin and there’s more than enough space for adults in the second row of the Tank’s cabin, meaning you won’t hear any complaints from young ones on long holiday road trips.
For the parents out there, the Tank 300 has a pair of ISOFIX anchors and three top tether mounts to accommodate a variety of child seats, while the only real drawback of the Tank as a family weapon is the underwhelming size of the boot.
Is it Safe?
The GWM Tank 300 has picked up a five-star ANCAP safety rating, and offers a generous range of safety features.
The list includes autonomous emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alerts, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assistance, lane-departure warnings, a surround-view camera, traffic sign recognition and seven airbags in the cabin.
Our Verdict: Is the GWM Tank 300 Worth it?
While the Tank 300’s long-term reliability and resale values remain an unknown variable, the Tank’s sheer value proposition is undeniable when compared to its much pricier rivals.
The Tank’s hybrid engine might not offer the fuel economy benefits you may be hoping for, though the trade-off offers an immense amount of power and impressive off-road abilities, instead.
If you’re tossing up your best options within the family-friendly off-road SUV segment, be sure to get in contact with our team of automotive specialists who can help find yours at the best possible price.
Five Specs You Need to Know
Five-star ANCAP safety rating
Seven-year, unlimited KM warranty
10.3L/100km combined cycle fuel economy figures
Five-years capped price servicing
2500kg braked towing capacity