Excellent 2yrs review so a liittle bit long
purchased gx 2wd in 2015 for my wife.the looks was clincher to buy and huge centre armrest storage to put things in.did look at c9 but resale not as good as toyota. and we change our cars every few years.great price range 7 seater. highly reccomend if you dont want odyssey or people mover. one main reason we bought it cos its easier to park on curbs on school run due to ground clearance, and we do the odd long distance driving. suberb highway cruiser. un real overtaking road trains. ive had a clubsport r8 previously so i know wot im talking abo...ut. the rolling 80km- 120km to overtake safely is unreal with this car.super quite .lots of room. even third row is excellent for kids and small adults.And can fold in two so flexibiltiy is great if u hav 6 in the car and need space for pram and shopping. even has cup holder and aircon vents there. really do like the open storage space under the dash. very handy with 3 kids in car.done 30,0000KM. averaging 10-11l per 100km on regular unleaded.(real world driving) including giving it a bit of stick every now and then.managed to get to kattanning from baldivis on one full tank regular unleaded.(550KM). also very easy to park with camera and sensors standard. capped price servicing is cheap $180 every 6 months for 3yrs. i also have a pajero diesel 2012. cannot compare the two with driveabilty and comfort space aswell.. only better because the pajero can go off road. ive looked at two year old 2015 kluger online. still holding its value. the only negative is i prefer cupholders on the dash area similar to t31 xtrail and stereo. my pajero has a rockford fosgate speaker system with subwoofer stock.but thats being really picky, but the bluetooth audio and 6 speaker system is fine. reliabilty wise no problems so far. nothing broken yet. quality seems excellent. and remember i have 3 kids who play with all the buttons in the car. but have been told to service on time regardless of kms by toyota ,the motors can sludge. i do like to change my cars often due to boredom but looks like this will be in the garage for a couple more years at least. these positive comments ive given is related to the price of the vehicle and value for money that suits my needs. family of 5 with 3 kids under 10.if u need a 7 seater and dont want a odyssey or tarago.get the kluger. yes fuel consumption i a liitle bit higher. but if u d a bit of long distance driving like us. u wont regret it it!!! yes there are better euro cars but are twice the price. if money isnt a problem buy new a range rover.
- Kluger GX (2014-2021)
Big size family car
Very good car, from the day we got this we haven't had any issues and never felt like of chose the wrong one. Adjustable seats is very comfortable specially when you travel for long distance. Rear seats are not so bad compare with others in the market around same pricing. Only bit of trouble we always have is parking when we go to shopping centre with narrow parking spaces.
- Kluger GXL (2014-2021)
Affordable family car
I had Holden commodore before, compared with Klugar. I think Klugar steeling wheel is more easy to maneuver, better visuability, more seats (also the third row is hardly can fitted in anyone), good for long distance drive. I had base model of Klugar which similar price with Holden and less features. Sound effects, temperature control and fuel is a big concern.
My 2012 7 Seat 2WD model Kluger is very nice. It has a lot of legroom, is very comfortable and the interior is nice. The car is not noisy at all but isn't very fuel efficent (around 12L/100km) but driving on a motorway or highway is pretty good because uses around 8L/100km.
Best car I have owned because it is my first NEW car!
Great family mover that is spacious enough and extremely comfortable!
It does use abit more fuel that I hoped averaging about 12-13L per 100km for city driving, highway driving is great at 9L per 100km.
So far the only issue I had was a flat battery after 13 months which when I took it to Toyota they just told me it needed a charge, it then went flat twice and they only cover 50% after a year so I took it elsewhere to have it changed!
Great car - Very Overpriced! Lost 45k in value in 3 years!
Purchased a 2014 Kluger Grande in late August 2014.
I cant complain about the car too much. I didnt have any major issues (break downs etc) everything worked with the exception of quite a few minor issues that were all fixed under warranty. It's just annoying when you have to keep taking the car back to the dealer to fix things.
Especially when you are paying 78k for "the most reliable car brand"
Issues i had:
Automatic boot struts replaced 3 times - under warranty - Needed replacing again when traded in.
Front radar - replaced once
Blind spot monitoring - Replaced once (tried to charge me $1k to replace - dodgy service dept)
Handles to control the rear seats broke off 3 times ...
Oh what a feeling
After having 2 Nissan x trails over the past 10 years, I thought time to get something with a bit of power and I wanted a 7 seater. Originally I was holding out for the new Mazda CX-9 but after I found out the pricing I couldn't justify spending $10k more on it. This car is an absolute pleasure to drive it runs so smoothly, and it has balls when you need it. The seats are comfortable and there is plenty of room. Even with all seats up you still have a but if room in the back to put groceries. At first it took a while to get use to the visibili...ty in the rear, I think that's because the xtrail back window was low, it is a big car and it did take me a while to get use to reverse parking it. The one thing is that beeping sensor when reversing has stopped which is annoying as I did end up relying on this a bit, so have to take it back to Toyota. Also, I wish I did get was front sensors, I unfortunately have done a scrape due to error in judgement ahhh!! Also my little gripe is the cup holders they are so big that when I have my coffee in it and go around the corner it spills. The xtrail had the best cup holders which I do miss, besides that a great all round car. I got the car in white and asked for extra dark tinting it looks awesome. Running costs aren't too bad for a V6 car, we go through one full tank a week. And that's us driving it each day, We purchased from Castle Hill Toyota and were happy with the service, no hard sell, even when it came to the extras.
Always been our dream car! Has lived up to our expectation...
When we purchased the Kluger 2WD we knew that we didn't go wrong with our choice in the first place, to be honest even if its a big machine it is the easiest car that I have driven so far. Driving experience wise, it felt so light, quiet and secured. The interior looks classy and the accessories are pretty straightforward. Petrol wise, its more economical compared to other 7 seaters in the market since its a 2WD and we couldn't feel any much difference since our previous car was a sedan V6 and the fuel cost is more or less the same.
Love our car. So comfy, big and roomy and the seven seats are worth their weight in gold. Superb ride and Toyota reliability.
Qualityeather seats and so much variable load space but drives like a luxury sedan.
Excellent in car entertainment and computer and pretty good economy for such a big lump.
The handling on my two wheel drive Kluger is great! I had heard conflicting things about the difference between the 4wd and 2wd but for me the 2wd is great. It's smooth and easy to drive in the city, In carparks and on the highway. The room in the back seat is more then enough, the two rear seats can be quite small (depending on where the back seats are positioned) but that can be expected. The air-con gets through to all the back seats and the seats them selves at comfortable. It fits easily a pram, bassinet attachment and large amount of groc...eries in the back with alot more room for some other items. And for a large car I find it does well on fuel. I don't see myself driving anything but a Kluger ever again! A great fit for my growing family.
Best 7 seater
The best drive available under $100K. Amazing on long journeys with enough Technology to keep the driver and passengers happy. Great visibility makes town driving and parking very easy. I also use the boot area for work and can fit more tools and equipment in than any other SUV I've owned.
Love it Perfect Size
I have had a few Different Cars over the years, This is the First Toyota we have had and its a dream to drive, for a 6 cylinder Petrol is quite good on fuel. The Interior and extras are easy to use not too confusing ...Love the size back and front I would highly recomend the Kluger
This car is one of the best cars you can buy super reliable and also has a lot of features one of the main things has heaps of room for all your friends and family levels are low.
Kluger is a well-resolved large SUV. It has very good on-road manners with real off-road capability. If you don’t mind the styling, a Kluger AWD (to the appropriate specification for your budget) should be on your shortlist.
WOW - What a car!
This is just like - wow. I never thought I would have an SUV, but due to my spouses disability we needed one. It has exceeded my expectations of what luxury you can have in a SUV.
It is so quiet and room - it is like a lounge room in the back. But does expand to 7 seats, if needed.
A very nice car, 2WD model can get away from you
A very well equipped vehicle, a pleasure to drive and be driven in.
The 7 seat capacity with air-con controls in the rear for your family will please all, and as normal Toyota always seem to make the coldest air conditioning of all the car manufactures (I think!)
The only issue I have with my base model GX 2WD is the power going into the front 2 drive wheels can make it a bit of a handful if you push it hard, use caution when going to over take a slow moving vehicle and building your speed up quickly.
All up, well priced servicing (10K) Fuel good around 9.9l per 100k for 2wd
What an excellent SUV
Absolutely loving it. We had a camry but this is just another level.. especially when travelling to long distances...highly recommended for anyone interested in a SUV.
TOYOTA reliability design are on full display in this model. It is a 7 seater so the whole family can enjoy those long trips.
Fantastic family car!
I have the base model 2015 Kluger.
Love the spacious interior, legroom and contemporary design.
Mine is not 4WD, and I do notice this slightly on rough terrain, however it does not guzzle petrol like my previous 4WD. It's smooth and quiet on the road.
Love the kids air conditioning control in the middle seats and the rear air conditioning vents at the very back. Love the Bluetooth and Voice Assist.
The back seats smoothly transition to a 7-seater in no time! Love the Console in between the two front seats. Reverse Parking beeper is wonde...
My pride and joy
I love my new kluger, she is like part of the family.I was looking for a car that fits my needs ,I looked at a prado great car,drives good,very comfortable and plenty of room,but was a bit out of my price range,so I thought oh well I have to wait a while to save for one and then I glanced over and sore a gorgeous black kluger on the showroom floor and fell in love with it straight away,test drove it and loved it. The power delivery and excelleration is brilliant and fuel economy is better than I expected,I have the awd model and im averaging ...11.9 combined, which is comparable to my previous kluger,that was a 2wd,and my new kluger only has 2000kms, so the engine will free up and get better economy.The comfort is great and ride and handling seems better than my previous kluger.Space and seat configuration is good and well thought out well.the build quality seems to be pretty good, comparable to the previous model that was made in japan and the new generation klugers are made in the usa and really cant see a drop in build quality, if anything there seems to be a inprovement in materials in the interior and leather seats are a higher quality .There really isnt thing I dislike about my new kluger, maybe offef thing like blind spot monitoring and radar cruise control standard across the range and have power adjustment passanger seat like my old kluger, but really im clenching at straws here,I love my new kluger and been really happy with my new baby,would recomend one in a heart beat.
Driving is such a pleasure
Picked up a new 2015 Toyota Kluger Grande from Canberra this time last year and I have driven a solid 40,000 kms at around 10.7km average (lower on Freeways). It drives well with the vehicle ahead alert on the cruise control, the car slows and matches the other vehicles speed unless you change lanes with no one in front and the cruise control returns to your previous setting. On long road trips this SUV is pure comfort with airconditioned leather seats, climate control front and rear, blockout screens for the rear passengers and large comfortab...le lounge seats for everyone. Although a genuine 7 seater the space for space for the rear two passengers are still squeezed in (however more room than previous Kluger models). The Applications, Sat Nav and Multi Media comes with a separate manual and gives a great variety of sound sources as well as a Blu-ray player to keep the kids (u18s) quiet in the back. I recommend getting most of the optional extras including the rubber boot mat which keeps the car neat and tidy. The other recommendation is to get a professional glass polish finish so as to protect the paintwork and making it easy to wash and chamois when it does get dirty. All in all, it suits anyone who likes touring around Australia in comfort and with the additional 12v chargers in the rear seat and boot - helps with powered portable coolers to keep your snacks drinks so fresh and cold. Take it for a test drive and compare it with the others by all means but you will see what I mean when I say it is an easy choice to make - Kluger - hands down.
a rather appealing vehicle
my 44th vehicle, Grande front wheel drive, like a ponderous mini, steer on the throttle rounding corners.
More devices and gadgets than I so far discovered yet. Latest is how to lock he vehicle without leaving the rear door unlocked, people could pinch shopping! A pleasant cruising barge to waft along in until a bit of o
vertaking needed whence it drops a gear or two and growls charmingly and accelerates like it sounds.
Most comfortable and pleasant interior, spacious and well presented. There is a small second display screen above the mai...
Questions & Answers
Has anyone had a Kluger that’s dash began squeaking? This is a new kluger 11000km. Two squeaks in different spots along the dash. I can not stand it to the point I feel like returning it to Toyota for a refund.
If the dealership looks for the squeaks how will they do it?
If it involves pulling the dash apart I think it will just cause more noise.
Also there is a slight rattle in the drivers door. I swear I need ear plugs to drive it so it doesn’t irritate me
Do the new Toyota Kluger's have the same oil clogging problems as the previous models
Bought a new 2018 Kluger and have never been able to park it straight in a shopping carpark. I have never had a problem parking any car I have owned until the Kluger. What am I doing wrong? I feel like I am straight but when I exist the car I am practically sideways. Very irriating.
I have the same problem sometimes. Also own a Camry and Aurion and I don’t seem to have this problem with them. Maybe it’s the shape/contour of the bonnet when using that for a reference when reversing. I was going to try placing something on the bonnet in the middle at the front (same as the older cars with a vertical bonnet emblem) in order to give me a better reference. Cheers.
|Category||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD) and Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD) and Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|Wheels||19" Alloy||19" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||9.5 L/100km||9.5 L/100km||9.5 L/100km||9.5 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||72 L||72 L||72 L||72 L|
|Engine||6 Cylinder 3.5L||6 Cylinder 3.5L||6 Cylinder 3.5L||6 Cylinder 3.5L|
|Max Power||218kW @ 6600rpm||218kW @ 6600rpm||218kW @ 6600rpm||218kW @ 6600rpm|
|Max Torque||350Nm @ 4700rpm||350Nm @ 4700rpm||350Nm @ 4700rpm||350Nm @ 4700rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||USA||USA||USA||USA|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||2,000 kg||2,000 kg||2,000 kg||2,000 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||700 kg||700 kg||700 kg||700 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2014||Jan 2014||Jan 2014||Jan 2014|
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