Review Toyota Kluger
For those planning to buy “4WD”, a vehicle like this will become a more practical tool.
It may not have a low-range all-wheel drive system, but you’ll be more comfortable and prefer to drive and it’ll take you wherever the average driver is concerned.
And let’s face it, most of these so-called 4WD people spend most of their lives on bitumen anyway – so what?
The seven-seater Kluger has seven seats on the same platform and has the same basic powertrain as the luxury Lexus RX330, but doesn’t cost anywhere nearly as much.
The smooth and smooth 3.3-liter VVTi V6 engine pumps out at 172kW of maximum power and 328 Nm of torque.
Toyota claims Kluger is one of the fastest six-wheel wagons in Australia, with a speed of 0 – 100km / h taking 8.1 seconds.
Two all-wheel drive systems are used, depending on the model and options.
Entry-level CV and intermediate-level CVXs have viscous coupling, limited center slip and limited rear differential.
Leading Grande has an electronic all-wheel drive control system, based on the vehicle’s stability and traction control.
However, all models are equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission.
Our test car was the flagship in the Grande range valued at $ 59,320.
Entry level CVs start at $ 43,990 and CVX from $ 49,320.
CVX and Grande have a third row of seats that are standard for floor packaging when not in use.
The third row is optional on the CV.
The small bench has two seats but it’s only really big for small children – it’s nonetheless handy.
All seat positions feature a three-point seat belt and adjustable headrest.
Safety equipment includes airbags for the driver and front passenger plus ABS with electronic brake force distribution and Brake Assist.
Grande as mentioned before also gets traction control and stability.
As a family car, Kluger has a lot to offer.
It has a spacious rear seat with ample legroom behind and makes a comfortable bus for two adults and two children.
Fold the third row and there’s a useful luggage area, though not as big as some large wagons.
Kluger’s build quality is near perfect and performance is above average, with a quiet insulated interior.
Kluger has a 72 liter fuel tank and standard 91 RON unleaded.
Fuel economy is rated at 12.3L / 100km. In fact, we average about 12.6L / 100km most of the time, great for a six and a car this size.
Standard equipment on top of the Grande includes satellite navigation, with dashes dominated by a bright, large computer touch screen.