Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with?
There are six distinct Toyota Kluger models across three trim levels - GX, GXL and Grande. In each level you get the choice of front or all-wheel drive but the whole range comes with the same eight-speed automatic and a 3.5-litre V6 for motivation.
Pricing quoted below is RRP, or MLP as manufacturers prefer us to call it.
All Klugers are fitted with a total of seven seats, reversing camera, front and rear air-conditioning zones, cruise control, three 12 volt power points (two in the front, one in the back), auto headlights, power windows and mirrors, rear parking sensors and rear privacy glass.
The six-speaker sound system arrives with AM/FM radio and CD player with bluetooth and USB. In the GX the stereo is powered by Toyota's familiar ho-hum media software allied to a 6.1-inch touchscreen. In the GXL and Grande, add sat nav and an 8.0-inch screen, but using the same software.
Moving up the price list means you arrive at the GXL. For FWD you'll pay $53,550 and $57,550 for the AWD.
Compared with the GX, the GXL spec level adds GPS navigation with SUNA traffic updates, the bigger 8.0-inch touchscreen, DAB+ digital radio, keyless entry and start and an electric driver's seat. You also get partial leather seats, the front ones heated.
The Grande starts at $65,935 for the FWD and $69,906 for the AWD. To the GXL spec add 19-inch alloys, sunroof, front parking sensors, around-view camera, window shades for rear seat passengers, plus heated and cooled front seats. Finally, a suite of safety gear which includes front collision warning, blind spot monitoring, reverse cross traffic alert, AEB, lane departure warning and reversing guides.
You have a choice of nine colours - Eclipse Black, Cosmos Blue, Rustic Brown, Rainforest Green, Predawn Grey, Deep Red, Merlot Red, Silver Storm and White Pearl. Helpfully, all those names actually describe the colour. Only one of those colours is a freebie (black), the rest cost $550 extra.