An Excellent SUV Family Wagon
I Purchased This Car New In January 20. After Looking at Many SUV's and Having owned 2 Landrover Discovery Dieselsin a row it was hard to find a comparative roomy car with a bit of power and versatility.After doing the rounds and driving half a dozen SUV's I just couldnt get comfortable with the Small capacity and getting smaller & Pricey Turbo fours (Mazda & Honda's 1.5T CRV a prime example so In the end we settled on the AWD Kluger Grande. After 4 months I am really liking this car.The dash is Nice & Easy to read with large White illuminated...Dials Sound System is better than my previous cars and The Large console and Dash parcel shelf are both well designed and easy to get at and super Handy. E.G Take away Chinese fits straight in and cant fall over.For a Big Car it Handles really well if a Tad light on the steering. The E 91 compliant 3.5 V6 petrol Engine is freeing up and is averaging 12.4L but with Covit lock down restrictions it hasn't seen much highway work .It has a nice throaty note and is quite punchy The 8 speed auto in my Landrover was good but this is even better. The sports shift is easy to use which I do use mainly to slow down and save the brake Life. The cabin is extremely Quiet with no road noise. The middle seat is on tracks and adjustable positions on the backs as well.The kids love it. This car is bigger inside than it looks and finished much better than I thought originally. I was a bit apprehensive about the car being built in USA but the The Paint work especially leaves most manufactures for dead. The Mirror Lights come on when you come close to the car at night and just unlock by touchpads on the handles. There's also a rear DVD Unit and lots of interior lights and plug outlets. Air Con is Freezing Cold. Even the Wheels are finished beautifully. Mudspats were also Standard as was privacy glass. *The Reverse Camera Isn't as good as the Landrover and the camera lens gets wet in the rain and it doesn't have a digital Speed Readout on the dash would be my only Gripes. Towing capacity only 2 Ton a bit low for the cars size. Warranty is 5 years with capped servicing. This was something that cheesed me off with Landrover as every time you rang for a service it seemed a guess.. Ring 5 different Dealers you will get 5 different prices and $400 to $800 difference for the same service. I wont be buying another one for that reason. This Toyota is a well thought out car and I know its not as tech savvy as some others but it is a very refined motor car.
Purchased in January 2019 at Tory Toyota for A$66.00.
Cleaver or not?
Honestly has some of the best ideas I have seen in a SUV.
I used this car for a hire car when my car was in the work shop.
Thought the car drove rough, it was extremely uncomfortable (sometime a good thing if you do long trips)
It was uncomfortable to drive but had the smartest ideas.
Air con ducts all the way to 3rd row and this was perfect for my children who usually are drenched head to toe of sweat from our car as there is no 3rd row aircon vents.
3rd row had multiple ways to be used.
Could be just 1 seat or if you wanted can have all three or just 2. And they where easy to remove.
2017 Toyota Kluger GX AWD - GSU55R
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2017 Toyota Kluger GX AWD - 3.5 liter V6 - 8 speed automatic.
Absolute cracker. No electronic throttle lag as you find in alot of cars, very peppy and spirited. Will put a smile on your face, it's very effortless..... and loves to rev. Technically, it's engine is very advanced and very nicely designed. You can looking the engine model to find out more about it specifically if your a car guy and knows about engines etc.
8 Speed Automatic:
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