Toyota Kluger first drive review

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Toyota Kluger I

David McCowen

New Toyota

New seven-seat Toyota Kluger

Large SUVs remain big in Australia despite a trend more city-friendly compact

Toyota remains the most carmaker in Australia and its latest bridges the gap between the rough and Prado and more pedestrian

The fourth-generation Kluger has grown in but retains the ingredients that it a staple of the Japanese marque’s

A seven-seat layout is now standard, with a large petrol-fuelled and the option of all-wheel-drive.

A new six-speed automatic transmission a five-speed unit in the previous

Toyota’s 3.5-litre V6 is a smooth that combines well the new auto and never seems to

Overtaking is a simple affair for a wagon, and hills are dispatched ease thanks to outputs of and 337Nm.

But the big motor is thirsty, 10.2L/100km in two-wheel-drive models and in all-wheel-drive cars.

The Kluger is as standard, with all-wheel-drive a option.

Toyota’s all-wheel-drive powers the front wheels for the part, directing drive to the axle during cornering or conditions.

The Japanese brand expects cars to be more popular, but the is a worthy option.

A winding through damp roads in the Coast hinterland put the standard car to the easily spinning its wheels and composure on slick Tarmac.

models feel much secure in the wet and dry thanks to dynamic control that keep the car through bends. A front-wheel-drive GX we troubled the traction control far more frequently than an Grande that also to be better built.

Our entry-level car jarred over nasty potholes, and had a rattle or two in the which were not present on the expensive Grande. The car’s might be linked to the fact the Kluger is the first Australian model to be built in the US, at a plant in that also services America.

Toyota Kluger I

For the most part, the is a comfortable cruiser with an lack of body roll for a big car. The car has quicker steering its predecessor and feels confident in the Toyota’s large wagon is quiet at speed and can swallow with ease.

The Grande’s cabin is a step up competitors such as the Ford and Mazda CX-9, buoyed by such as ventilated seats and a Blu-ray player.

Space in the is plentiful, with a good of headroom for taller occupants. The row is capable of accommodating adults, but is a better bet for children or adolescents.

Toyota says the Kluger is to growing families or grandparents who to transport three generations at It would do both jobs ease, and should remain a option in the large SUV segment.

Toyota Kluger pricing and

Price: From $40,990

3.5-litre V6 petrol

Power: at 6200rpm

Torque: 337Nm at

Transmission: 6-speed auto, FWD or

Toyota Kluger I
Toyota Kluger I
Toyota Kluger I
Toyota Kluger I

Toyota Kluger I

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