Peter Anderson road tests and reviews the new Toyota Kluger GX 2WD, with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.

I've got a dirty secret. Well, it's not really dirty, and not that much of a secret, but I have never understood the appeal of the Toyota Kluger. Which is unfair, because until now I hadn't driven the third-generation version, which has been with us since 2014. But after a week kicking around town in the Kluger, it became crystal clear why they're so popular.

It can't be just because it's a Toyota - buyers aren't that lazy. The Kluger has just had a gentle refresh, with little to see on the outside but a worked-over powertrain with more grunt and gears.