There's a reason you see them everywhere!
We were in the market for a larger family car which had 7 seats and a petrol engine. After looking around we found the Kluger to be the best fit what we needed.
We have owned the vehicle for 9 months and I have no regrets about the purchase. We can easily fit 3 car seats and the kids have alot of legroom in the second row.
Fuel economy around town is a little average at about 15 L/100kms but that can be expected with a heavy car.
Fuel economy on the highway has surprised me though, getting down to as low as 8 L/100km.
Purchased in November 2020 at Toyota Dealers for $58,000.00.
Dumped it within the first year
Underpowered, under optioned, uneconomical, worst car I have ever owned and couldn’t wait to get rid of it before it’s one year anniversary. Dealer couldn’t even provide matching floor mats.
Purchased in February 2020.
The Seats are a real big disappointment, The Dealership was not very helpful after the deal was signed
Paid $69000 for a brand new Kluger Grande 2019 model, the driver seat has all the adjustments but the passenger seat don't have any except for forward and backwards, The wife and me bought the car together but sadly she will never have the same comfort level... (Better not tell her about this) Paid extra for the Grand model thinking were getting more but not so, the car looks old fashioned inside and gets dusty on the dash very quickly for no reason, there is nothing in the car that says grande..
The steering wheel gets sweaty pretty quickly,...(Don't know why they didn't use punched leather here to absorb the sweat) the side mirrors cannot curve in when parked in a tight spot. The rear loading section is not flat, is angled at about 15 degrees and is stupid because now we cannot sleep in the rear.. The engine is sometimes non responsive when needed and extremely heavy on fuel.... (What happened to Global Warming and Sustainable / Renewable manufacturing practices?? do we real'y need such a big engine?? The USB port is sooo hard to locate, took 3 months to find, (Just one port.. 4 Phones between the kids the wife and me, the rear seats are horrible uncomfortable, they can'not even fold right back.. No Bump protectors on the large doors, the sun visors don't even cover the full length of the door if used sideways.. No ventilation in the large armrest (vanity box, between the 2 seats), also no light in there, i can put my grandma in there and never find her again.. The rear roof mounted DVD is way to close, hurts your eyes.. No mute button on the steering or radio, the electronics in general, RADIO, GPS and ALL software on the LED screen is hard to use and feels outdated...
Purchased in November 2019 for $69,000.00.
A great all round car. I would have given it a 5 stars if only it tech was updated to meet it competitors. They need to introduce apple car play to get the rating. But I am lead to believe they will offer an upgrade soon.
Purchased in January 2020.
Classy, beautiful and reliable
Very reliable classy car for all your daily commutes. It has every function you need. Smooth running. Attractive and everyone comments on that with you. Strong safe but cosy. Service program is well organised.
Purchased in February 2018 at Western Toyota.
The car I said I would never buy
i have just bought a Kluger, the car I said I would never buy- but I am glad I did. My deal breaker on a new car was a full size spare tyre- that gets rid of about 80% of the possibilities.
Having owned 4WDs for most of my life, Including most recently a 120 series Prado, I realised that I had not done any serious off-roading for a long time, nor was I likely to. But I still wanted reliability, room to move and that full size spare- enter Kluger. A good looking car these days especially in Crystal Pearl and enough mumbo to make highway travel a breeze. The recent update has the Kluger swarming with safety feature. The only one I am not sure about is adaptive cruise control.
Early days but this is very easy to live with.
Amazing family car
I use this car mainly for family transport, my everyday car. It has cotton service once as we just purchased it just over 6 months now which Toyota does every 6 months
Purchased in November 2018 at Toyota Dealers.
LOVE this beautiful vehicle!
After owning an older 2005 Kluger we definitely needed an upgrade! Even though we loved our old Kluger we still test drove every 7 seater 4WD/AWD in our price range, just to see if there was anything that was now better. But the new Kluger GXL came out head & shoulders above the rest! It was by far the most spacious inside and handled the road better than the rest.
And a year later we’re still of the same opinion!! It’s fantastic! An absolutely beautiful car to drive, amazing open road fuel economy compared to our old Kluger, and handles ever...
Good Car, solid engine, but missing key features
Had one of these as a hire car, only 6 months old with 10,000kms on it. The AWD version.
The good. : Rides well, lots of power and good on fuel. The inclusion of adaptive cruise and lane guidance are great features to see toyota finally adopting.
The average: The styling is typical toyota blandness , lacks any real quality feel or style. The entertainment system has no car play or any real function beyond basic blue tooth and radio functions. The usb doesn't even charge your phone as it doesn't provide enough power to keep it up to spee...d. Seats average comfort , but not heated or cooled seats, and no lane avoidance features, makes others like Jeep look like better options. No auto wipers but auto lights... good they got one thing right. The annoying: Constant beeping of the lane system made me want to hit it, the 1-2 minutes of it trying to connect to blue tooth each time you start the car, and the use of the awful stalk for the cruise system, and a left pedal manual handbrake feels like a 10 year old after thought. Overall it could be a good package, but toyota have just features out that are standard on others for the price.
I’m absolutely in love with the 2018 kluger!!! I had it on hire for a month or two a few months ago and I must say it’s by far the most fancy four wheel drive I’ve ever driven. I’d highly recommend it to anybody with a large family as they have fold away back extra seats as well!!
Smooth drive and very well thought of interior! The purchasing process was made extremely easy through Patterson Cheney Dandenong. The Kluger is very spacious and great for long drives. I would highly recommend the Kluger to anyone who has a large family or owns dogs. The middle console is my favourite due to the large space it provides.
Questions & Answers
Hi, I just bought Kluger GX AWD 2018 model. I want to install navigation system in it and want to change the Ac panel and want to install climate control panel in it. Is it possible? If yes then how and where can I do it?
Hi, I don't own one but am looking at buying one. I am confused as it says the GX doesn't come with sat nav. However looing at Carsales.com, I have come across 3 2018 model GX's that do. So either there is an option to upgrade the panel or some come with it. Don't know if this helps.
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|Category||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs|
|Transmission||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||20" Chromtec||18" Alloy||20" Chromtec|
|Fuel Consumption||8.8 L/100km||8.9 L/100km||8.8 L/100km||5.6 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||65 L|
|Engine||6 Cylinder 3.5L||6 Cylinder 3.5L||6 Cylinder 3.5L||I4 2.4L|
|Max Power||218kW @ 6600rpm||218kW @ 6600rpm||218kW @ 6600rpm||184kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||350Nm @ 4700rpm||350Nm @ 4700rpm||350Nm @ 4700rpm||242Nm @ 4400rpm|
|Boot Capacity||241 L||241 L||241 L||241 L|
|Phone Connectivity||Android Auto (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wired) and Bluetooth||Android Auto (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wired) and Bluetooth||Android Auto (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wired) and Bluetooth||Android Auto (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wired) and Bluetooth|
|Roof||Panoramic Glass||Panoramic Glass|
|Steering Wheel Adjustment||Telescoping (Manual) and Up/Down||Telescoping (Manual) and Up/Down||Telescoping (Manual) and Up/Down||Telescoping (Manual) and Up/Down|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||2,000 kg||2,000 kg||2,000 kg||2,000 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Headlight Features||Automatic On/Off||Automatic On/Off||Automatic On/Off||Automatic On/Off|
|Cruise Control||Adaptive (ACC)||Adaptive (ACC)||Adaptive (ACC)||Adaptive (ACC)|
|Parking Sensors||Cross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front and Rear||Cross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front and Rear||Cross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front and Rear||Cross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front and Rear|
|Hazard Perception||Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision Warning||Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision Warning||Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision Warning||Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision Warning|
|Lane Assistance||Lane Departure Warning (LDW)||Lane Departure Warning (LDW)||Lane Departure Warning (LDW)||Lane Departure Warning (LDW)|
|Speed Sign Recognition||Yes, read only||Yes, read only||Yes, read only||Yes, read only|
|Kerb Weight||1,970 kg||2,045 kg||1,970 kg||2,090 kg|
|Ground Clearance||208 mm||208 mm||208 mm||208 mm|
|Gauges||Analogue and Digital||Analogue and Digital||Analogue and Digital||Analogue and Digital|
|Built-In Navigation System||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Heads Up Display||No||No||No||No|
|Digital Radio (DAB+)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Release date||Jan 2014||Jan 2014||Jan 2014||June 2021|
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