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Toyota Kluger

2014 Toyota Kluger and First Drive

OUR VERDICT: 4 RANGE: $40,490 — PROS: Interior finish, camera and sensors standard range CONS: Lack of Sat-Nav only standard in Safety Rating: Green Fuel Consumption: 11L/100km your own review

Toyota has launched the all-new Toyota in Australia this week. No sourced from Japan the generation Toyota Kluger is now and shipped from Indiana,

The third generation Toyota is more American SUV than the model, think bigger, and more in your face. is the 5-seat version the latest Kluger is now exclusively a 7-seater.

Kluger Overview

The all-new Kluger line-up is launched a six variants, with the choice of 2wd or AWD and equipment grade levels GC. and Grande.

The Toyota Kluger comes with a reversing and reverse-parking sensors, seven SRS daytime running lamps, air Multi-information Display (MID), control; Muliti function full Toyota active package of ABS with Brake and EBD, VSC and Traction Control, Assist Control, Downhill Control (AWD models), wheels including full-sized front fog lamps, three 12V connectors, auto headlamps cargo-area tonneau cover, display audio with Link, AUX and USB input, tilt and steering column adjustment and exterior mirrors.

The mid range Kluger GXL adds climate-control air conditioning, Smart and Smart Start, 10-way driver#039;s seat. driver and seat heaters, premium wheel and roof rails.

The topping Toyota Kluger gains Active Cruise Pre-Crash System, Lane Alert, Blind Spot 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps with Auto Beam, power-operated rear with glass hatch, memory for driver#039;s seat, display audio with and DAB+ digital radio, rear-seat entertainment system Blu-ray player and second-row retractable sunshades plus a of other features.

Toyota Engine

Toyota Kluger its trusty 3.5 litre petrol however unlike most of its there is no diesel engine. have worked hard to the engine which produces and 337Nm of torque, the engine is to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Toyota Kluger Interior

The of the new Toyota Kluger is now more and refined than previous With room for seven as standard the new Kluger is the perfect for families or those who need the space occasionally like

Jump inside and settle in to the heated seats which are on the GXL, while the Grande heated and ventilated front with two-position memory for the driver#039;s seat. GX buyers need to settle for cloth manual operated seats.

all good family cars the Kluger is blessed with storage solutions include an tray perfect for mobile and other kid themed paraphernalia. is also a massive 24.5-litre centre console that as an armrest and is big enough to store a handbag. Drink holders are for all passengers.

From the drivers the two-dial instrument panel is by a Multi-Information Display — monochrome LCD for GX and GXL, and 4.2-inch TFT display for Grande. All models a multifunction steering wheel. GX and have a 6.1-inch touchscreen can be used with the Toyota System, the Grande comes a 8-inch screen that has DAB+ radio and the Toyota System.

With all three rows of in place capacity has been by more than one-third to 195 with the third row folded increases to 529 litres and all rear folded the space jumps to litres. If you pack the car up to the roof the capacity adds an additional taking the final number up to litres.

Toyota Kluger and Styling

The latest Toyota is straight out of the American SUV play it#039;s big, bold and may say beautiful. The roofline stays at the height but the body is 80mm and 15mm wider, creating a and more aggressive appearance.

At the the Toyota Kluger has the new #039;Toyota SUV grille with wraparound headlights (LED on Grande) and fenders for a more styled

The side view is dominated by the guards and the use of more metal a reduction in glass height to to the sporty look.

From the the Kluger is also receives trapezoidal treatment with a black diffuser make the look wider. The a newly tailgate (power-operated and height-adjustable on rear lamps and bumper all to the American SUV look.

Toyota Kluger

Toyota On The Road

Toyota has been to provide input in at the development to enhance the steering and suspension for conditions. Toyota Australia#039;s director sales and marketing Cramb said #039;We also dialled up the fun-to-drive with extensive under-the-skin that have been and tested in Australia to take dynamics and steering to the next

Carshowroom.com.au sampled the new Toyota on a mixture of gravel, highway and roads, the latest Kluger is now crossover than of anywhere

Around down the Toyota does feel large but if after a 7-seater there too much you can do about that. Get the out on the open road and the size of the is no longer an issue, the six-speed is adequate and helps reduce consumption over the outgoing transmission.

Locally turned for conditions the Toyota Kluger set-up with a monocoque, MacPherson strut layout. It is balanced has a more subtle the previous model, the Kluger’s now a stiffer and body roll has reduced.

Toyota Kluger

The lack of diesel engine rule the Toyota Kluger out for who find the fuel consumption on the petrol engines too high. $40,000 plus on a car buyers expect sat-nav to standard.

Kluger Competition

The segment the the plays in is a hotly contested You have the Australian built Territory that is priced $39,990. Nissan have updated the Pathfinder to make it appealing to the urban market and the cross-over Pathfinder is priced $39,990.

One of the top selling SUV#039;s is the Jeep Cherokee the 2WD Lardeo starts $43,000. Both the Kia Sorrento $38,490) and the Hyundai Santa Fe are also worth considering.

Kluger Verdict

The Toyota has taken a giant step from the seconds generation With a decent (not standard spec level, for seven and a great driving the third generation Toyota is must on your shopping

Toyota Kluger

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