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Toyota Kluger

You might have missed it, but the mid-sized Toyota Kluger SUV has actually been around for quite some time, debuting back in 2003 as a Goldilocks option between the small RAV4 and large, off-road-focused LandCruiser Prado.

Like the RAV4 – and unlike the Prado – the Kluger uses a monocoque construction, as opposed to a body-on-frame arrangement. The Kluger is based on the Camry and the RAV4 is based on the Corolla, in case you’re curious. As a more of a family car and less of a specialist off-road tool, the Kluger soon found its niche, thanks to an abundance of space, the availability of seven seats and the choice to forego all-wheel drive all together, saving weight and fuel in the process. It’s available with a strong petrol engine, but misses out on diesel and hybrid options.

Current prices of the Kluger range from $44,850 for the Kluger GX (4X2) to $69,246 for the Kluger Grande (4x4).

This vehicle is also known as Toyota Highlander.

Toyota Kluger Towing Capacity

The Toyota Kluger has maximum towing capacity of 2000kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
2019 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
2018 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
2017 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
2016 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
See All Towing Capacity for Toyota Kluger

Toyota Kluger Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Toyota Kluger varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $44,850 and going to $69,246 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 SUV 3.5L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $44,850 $69,246
2019 SUV 3.5L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $33,888 $59,990
2018 SUV 3.5L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $27,989 $58,888
2017 SUV 3.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $22,990 $53,990
2016 SUV 3.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $21,950 $46,888
See All Toyota Kluger Pricing and Specs

Toyota Kluger Colours

  • Crystal Pearl
  • Silver
  • Predawn Grey
  • Eclipse Black
  • Deep Red
  • Merlot Red
  • Rustic Brown
  • Rainforest Green
  • Cosmos Blue
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Toyota Kluger Dimensions

The dimensions of the Toyota Kluger SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 SUV 1730x1925x4865 mm 200 mm
2019 SUV 1730x1925x4865 mm 200 mm
2018 SUV 1730x1925x4865 mm 200 mm
2017 SUV 1730x1925x4865 mm 200 mm
2016 SUV 1730x1925x4865 mm 200 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota Kluger Dimensions

Toyota Kluger Fuel Consumption

The Toyota Kluger is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 9.1L/100km for SUV /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 SUV 9.1L/100km 3.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 9.1L/100km 3.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 9.1L/100km 3.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 10.2L/100km 3.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 10.2L/100km 3.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Toyota Kluger Pricing and Specs for 2020

Toyota Kluger Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Toyota Kluger here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What mid-size SUV has the power to tow a small caravan?

    It all depends on how much below 2000kg, Jenny. The highest towing limit I could find for any 2019 RAV4 variant – the GXL 4X4 model – was 1500kg, well shy of your target limit. And to be honest, I think that even if you could find a mid-sized SUV with the legal ability to tow anything like 2000kg, you’d be stretching the friendship. It’s not all about engine power, after all; the mass of the towing vehicle itself and its footprint on the road also comes into the reckoning. I’ve seen plenty of medium SUVs towing loads that are, in practical terms, too heavy for them, holding up traffic and making a holiday vastly less fun than it should be.

    You’re probably better to go shopping one size bigger and look at, say, the Toyota Kluger which can legally tow 2000kg and will give you a bit of performance headroom, making things safer and more relaxed on the road.

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  • Toyota Kluger 2019: Why are my seats making so much noise?

    I haven’t heard of this one before, Brooke, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist in other Klugers, rather that other owners don’t find it as annoying as you clearly do. I have to agree with the dealer, though, in that conditioning the leather regularly would keep it supple. Chances are that the harder the leather becomes (with age and UV radiation) the more likely it is to squeak. Conditioning the seats will ensure they don’t split, too. Perhaps there’s a conditioning product that is designed specifically to stop squeaking leather, although from what I can see on most labelling, the majority of them already claim this as one of the product’s qualities.

    I can understand why you might not want to spend all your time in the car with one seat folded down (Klugers are usually bought for their passenger-carrying abilities, after all) but perhaps carefully placing a soft cloth or old towel between the offending bits of leather really would do the trick. But here’s a tip that has been proven to work in the past: sprinkle a little baby powder on the offending sections of leather. It seems to work for leather shoes, so perhaps it will work in a Toyota.

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  • Toyota Kluger 2015: Does it have inbuilt GPS?

     The top-of-the-line Grande did, but the GX and GXL didn’t.

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  • What SUV should I buy?

    There are many SUVs that would fit within your budget. I would suggest you try a Toyota Kluger, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Isuzu MU-X, Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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Toyota Kluger Interior

The Toyota Kluger has a no-nonsense interior. As these images show, the centre of the dashboard is its busiest aspect, with the touchscreen multimedia system flanked by shortcut buttons and a pair of air vents, while a simple row of climate controls are found below. Silver trim is used throughout to brighten things up. There's also more than one leather option.

Toyota Kluger Boot Space

The Toyota Kluger has a boot space size of 529 Litres.
Toyota Kluger Boot space

Toyota Kluger Wheel Size

The Toyota Kluger has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 245x60 R18 for SUV in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 18x7.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 SUV 245x60 R18 18x7.5 inches 245x60 R18 18x7.5 inches
2019 SUV 245x60 R18 18x7.5 inches 245x60 R18 18x7.5 inches
2018 SUV 245x60 R18 18x7.5 inches 245x60 R18 18x7.5 inches
2017 SUV 245x60 R18 18x7.5 inches 245x60 R18 18x7.5 inches
2016 SUV 245x60 R18 18x7.5 inches 245x60 R18 18x7.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota Kluger Wheel Sizes