will accommodate up to 1,045 kg ...
What's It Like to Live With
We tested the Double Cab version of the L200 which is capable of carrying up to five adults, with a tonne pallet on the back.
The load area will accommodate up to 1,045 kg – with a load bed of 1,470 mm x 1,470 mm x 475 mm (high). It can tow up to 3,100 kg braked (750 kg unbraked). On the Barbarian model you also benefit from a soft opening tailgate which dampens down the drop of the heavy tailgate. One thing of note we would like to see a locking tailgate, to protect curious children and to offer some protection when using a tonneau or hard cover.
The Barbarian model is equipped with Keyless entry, which means that as long as the key is on your person – you can lock/unlock and start the L200 without the need for inserting a key.
For a pickup getting in and out is fairly easy with wide opening doors, chromed tube side bars and grab rails but if you are on the short side you will find yourself sliding out of the leather seats and pulling yourself into the cabin via the steering wheel. Once inside the cabin is spacious with excellent head and leg room in the front and rear.
All round vision is reasonably good when you take into consideration that it is a pick-up. Although you do get a parking camera which is helpful for reversing and aligning trailers, you don’t get front or rear parking sensors as standard which seems a bit of an omission on a vehicle of this price – although they are available as an option.
There is more storage available than on previous models including a tray on the centre console and room behind the rear seats to store items from prying eyes, push open glovebox and rear centre armrest. But for a double cab we felt that the L200 was lacking in storage space especially if used with the family.
The seats are comfortable and supportive incorporating memory foam in the driver’s and front passenger’s seats. The driver’s seat is electrically adjustable. The seat slide travel length is longer than before accommodating taller drivers.
Overall the cabin is bigger than the previous model and features:
A lockable lit glovebox, climate control, cruise control, floor console box with lid, lit ignition keyhole, lights-on warning buzzer, MPG display panel and a sunglasses holder.
The rear bumper incorporates a rear step aiding loading and removal of items.
The Barbarian model is equipped with some nice features such as a leather interior, Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, dual climate control, cruise control, auto-on headlights and wipers.