2023 LDV T60 Review

By Alexi Falson on 21 Sep 2023
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OnlineAuto Rating
out of 10
  • Hearty turbo-diesel engine
  • Adept off-road performance
  • Seven-year warranty
  • Generous features list
  • Lacks the braked towing power of a flagship ute
  • Reluctant transmission
  • No active safety tech
  • Missing Android Auto connectivity
    • 73L
    • 244
    • 4000 / 1500
    • 5 star
    • Automatic
The LDV T60 is a relatively new entry to the ever-competitive world of dual-cab utes, it’s been quick to make a lasting impression thanks to its attractive value proposition.

For the latest model year, LDV has given the T60 some more aggressive bodywork to make a bold first impression, as well as some equipment upgrades and a more attractive warranty program.

Just how good is the LDV T60, then, and how does it stack up against its competitors? Let’s take a closer look to find out.

LDV T60 Competition


GWM Ute Canon
Toyota HiLux
Ford Ranger
Isuzu D-Max
Mazda BT-50
Mitsubishi Triton

Starting Price: $41,042

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How Much Does It Cost?

The LDV T60 range kicks off from $41,042 for the entry-level T60 Max Pro manual, while the T60 Max Pro automatic is priced at $43,148.

Upgrading to the T60 Max Luxe manual brings the price up to $45,779, while the range-topping T60 Max Luxe automatic is priced at $47,884.

Keep in mind that there is special ABN pricing for the T60 range, and these retail prices do not include on-road costs

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LDV T60 - MAX PRO (4x4) Specifications

Model Date 2023
Make LDV
Model T60
Series SK8C MY23
Variant MAX PRO (4x4)
Fuel type DIESEL
Transmission 8 SP AUTOMATIC
Drive 4x4
Engine TTCDI
Engine capacity 1996
Engine configuration DUAL OVERHEAD CAM / 16 valves
Engine RPM 4000 / 1500
Cylinders TT4
Torque 500
KW 160
Fuel tank size 73.0
Fuel usage specs 9.3 / 0
CO2 244
ANCAP security rating 5

What Features Does the LDV T60 Have?

The entry-level LDV T60 Pro comes riding on a set of 17-inch alloys, and receives automatic LED headlights, side steps, roof rails and a silver grille, a stainless steel sports bar with a spray-in tub liner and four tie-down points, climate control, cruise control, a rear-view camera, cloth upholstery and a 10.25-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay.

Stepping up to the T60 Luxe adds a rear differential lock, keyless entry & start, leather upholstery with heated front seats, a black finish for the grille, six-way power-adjustable front seats and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.

Range Features:

  • 17-inch alloys 

  • Automatic LED headlights 

  • Side steps & roof rails 

  • Stainless steel sports bar 

  • Spray-in tub liner with four tie-down points 

  • Climate control 

  • Cruise control 

  • Rear-view camera 

  • 10.25-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay 

  • Rear locking differential (Luxe)

  • Leather upholstery with heated seats (Luxe) 

  • Keyless entry & start (Luxe)

Is the LDV T60 Comfortable to Drive?

LDV has done an admirable job when it comes to catching up with its major rivals, though there’s still some work to be done if it wants to comprehensively win over buyers.

On paper, the T60’s engine is a winner, with its 2.0-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel engine producing 160kW of power and 500Nm, which is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

That gives the T60 flagship-matching torque figures, though the acceleration off the line can be a little reluctant, depending on what mood the transmission is in.

When you get up and moving, the T60 floats on its healthy wave of torque, giving it some decent mid-range acceleration to help overtake or tackle some tough terrain.

It’s not quite as user-friendly to drive around town, due to the hydraulic power-assisted steering, and while it’s totally manageable, the every day driving experience is noticeably different from its main rivals.

Take note that if you’re a family buyer looking at the T60 range, you’ll want to opt for the Luxe variants, which pick up a softer suspension package than the work-ready Pro lineup that can better accommodate a heavy load in the tray.

What are the Off-Road & Payload Figures of the LDV T60?

If you’re looking to hit some off-road trails in the LDV T60, opting for the Luxe is perhaps your best option, considering it comes fitted with a locking rear differential.

You can view the off-road specs of the LDV T60 range below.

  • Ground Clearance: 215mm

  • Wading Depth: 550mm

  • Approach Angle: 27 degrees

  • Departure Angle: 24.2 degrees

  • Breakover Angle: 21.3 degrees

In terms of payload caps for the T60 range, the Max Pro auto has a payload capacity of 925kg, increasing to 935kg in the Max Pro manual and decreasing to 750kg in the Max Luxe.

Braked towing figures for the T60 range are capped at 3000kg, dropping to 750kg for unbraked towing.

Is it Fuel Efficient?

The LDV T60’s 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel unit is rated at 9.2L/100km in all manual variants, while automatic variants are slightly thirstier at a combined 9.3L/100km.

This positions the T60 somewhere in the middle of the pack when it comes to fuel efficiency.

Is it Practical and Spacious?

LDV has done an impressive job with the interior design and packaging of the T60 to make it feel premium, even in the base model.

Positioned directly against similarly-priced competitors, the T60’s design feels slightly more modern thanks to the large 10.25-inch display atop the dash, albeit with some cheaper interior elements.

The cabin itself remains very familiar for the segment, and while the seating position might be a little off-kilter for some drivers, there’s a decent amount of adjustment and a heap of headroom for taller drivers.

The centre console houses a tall storage area with USB ports behind the gear lever, a pair of cupholders, storage in the folding armrest and some decent-sized door bins.

Move to the rear of the cabin and you’ll find a decent amount of leg and headroom for tall rear passengers, meaning no complaints from kids in the rear.

The second row picks up a pair of ISOFIX anchors and top tether mounts, a power outlet and a folding armrest, making for a fairly spartan rear of the cabin, though spacious enough for most growing families.

What are the LDV T60’s Tray Dimensions?

  • Length: 1485mm 

  • Width: 1510mm 

  • Width (between arches): 1131mm

  • Height: 530mm

Is it Safe?

Safety isn’t a particularly strong selling point of the T60, in spite of its five-star ANCAP safety rating from 2017.

That’s largely because the T60 doesn’t offer anything in the way of active safety technologies like autonomous emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alerts or blind-spot monitoring.

Instead, the entry-level T60 comes packing curtain airbags, a rear-view camera and rear parking sensors, while the T60 Luxe is packaged with lane-departure alerts and a surround-view camera.

Our Verdict: Is The LDV T60 Worth it?

While it doesn’t quite match its 4x4 dual-cab peers in terms of towing power, there’s a lot to like about the value proposition on offer in the T60 range.

Keep in mind that there are some noticeable absences in terms of safety equipment, making its more established rivals a more attractive package when it comes to active safety gear.

If you’re tossing up your best options in the world of 4x4 dual-cab utes, be sure to reach out to one of our automotive specialists who can help find you the best possible price on your dream car.

Five LDV T60 Specs You Need to Know

  1. Seven-year/200,000km warranty 

  2. Five-star ANCAP safety rating 

  3. 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel produces 160kW/500Nm 

  4. 3000kg braked towing capacity 

  5. 9.2L/100km (manual) - 9.3L/100km (automatic) combined cycle economy figures


Alexi Falson

Alexi is an automotive journalist and road tester hailing from Byron Bay. He has an affection for both cars and motorbikes, a great admiration for the simplicity of old-school engineering, and a fascination of new technology making its way to modern cars. When he's not road testing, you'll find him surfing, hiking or helping people find their dream cars.

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