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Toyota Kluger 2003

The 2003 Toyota Kluger range of configurations is currently priced from $5,950.

The 2003 Toyota Kluger carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Toyota Kluger is also known as the Toyota Highlander in markets outside Australia.

Toyota Kluger 2003 Towing capacity

The Toyota Kluger has maximum towing capacity of 1500kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Toyota Kluger Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
CV (4X4) SUV 3.3L,ULP,5 SP AUTO 1500kg
CVX (4X4) SUV 3.3L,ULP,5 SP AUTO 1500kg
Grande (4X4) SUV 3.3L,ULP,5 SP AUTO 1500kg
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Toyota Kluger 2003 Price and Specs

The Toyota Kluger 2003 is currently available from $5,950 for the Kluger CV (4X4) up to $9,990 for the Kluger CVX (4X4).

Pricing guides

$7,990
Based on 12 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$5,950
Highest Price
$9,990
Toyota Kluger Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
CV (4X4) SUV 3.3L ULP 5 SP AUTO $5,950 $7,990
CVX (4X4) SUV 3.3L ULP 5 SP AUTO $6,990 $9,990
Grande (4x4) SUV 3.3L ULP 5 SP AUTO $5,500 $8,470
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Toyota Kluger 2003 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2003 Toyota Kluger are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1825mm x 1735mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Toyota Kluger 2003 Dimensions  include 1680mm height, 1825mm width, 4690mm length.
Toyota Kluger Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
CV (4X4) SUV 1680x1825x4690 mm 184 mm
CVX (4X4) SUV 1735x1825x4690 mm 184 mm
Grande (4X4) SUV 1735x1825x4690 mm 187 mm
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Toyota Kluger 2003 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2003 Toyota Kluger is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Toyota Kluger currently offers fuel consumption from 12.3 to 12.3L/100km. The Toyota Kluger is available with the following fuel type: ULP.

Toyota Kluger Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
CV (4X4) SUV 3.3L,ULP,5 SP AUTO 12.3L/100km
CVX (4X4) SUV 3.3L,ULP,5 SP AUTO 12.3L/100km
CVX (4X4) SUV 3.3L,ULP,5 SP AUTO 12.3L/100km
Grande (4X4) SUV 3.3L,ULP,5 SP AUTO 12.3L/100km
Grande (4X4) SUV 3.3L,ULP,5 SP AUTO 12.3L/100km
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Toyota Kluger 2003 Q&As

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

  • Will an engine replacement change the value of my Toyota Kluger 2019?

    Having a replacement engine fitted will not damage your car’s resale value. In fact, I think the situation would be quite the opposite. If the vehicle is burning oil to the extent that Toyota wants to replace the engine under warranty, then there’s something not right inside the engine. And trying to sell a vehicle in that condition would be virtually impossible, not to mention that you’d be tearing up dollars because it would be worth a fraction of the same Kluger with a good engine.

    Continuing to drive a car that’s burning excess oil can damage the catalytic converter in the exhaust system, so it’s not wise to simply keep topping the oil up; the problem needs to be addressed and fixed permanently.

    About the only way a replacement engine will affect resale value is in the case of a classic or collector vehicle where potential buyers want to see a car with its original engine and transmission. With all due respect to the Toyota Kluger, that’s not likely to ever be an issue with your car.

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  • Why does my 2019 Toyota Kluger use so much oil?

    It would seem very strange to me that an almost-new Toyota V6 engine would be burning oil to the extent that a new short motor would be required. And it seems that wasn’t the problem anyway, but I agree that more than a litre per 1500km is too much. Had the short motor (pistons and piston-rings) been the problem, the new short motor should have fixed it, but a leak-down and compression test should have given a few clues, too. In any case, the dealer should now be looking for the real source of the problem. I’d be starting with the valve-stem seals or valve guides which are part of the cylinder head and aren’t replaced when a new short motor is fitted (because the original cylinder heads are retained). I’d also be checking the operation of the PCV (crankcase ventilation valve) which can also make oil disappear if it’s faulty.

    As for your next step, well, thank goodness for new-car warranties, eh? Basically, you’re covered whatever happens because that’s how warranties work. It’s up to the dealer to decide what steps it takes from here, but while ever the dealer is trying to fix the problem, you need to give them the chance to do so. It would be nice if you were provided with a replacement vehicle while yours is being assessed or fixed, and I’d definitely be asking for that much. Have you contacted Toyota Australia’s customer service number? Sometimes you’ll have a quicker resolution if head office gets involved. The other option if you’re really unhappy with how things are progressing is to contact the ACCC.

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  • Does the 2004 Toyota Kluger Grande have a timing chain or belt?

    The model Kluger you are referring to uses an engine with the code-name 3MZ-FE. It uses a timing belt rather than a timing chain, so it requires periodic belt changes. This is especially important as the version of the engine fitted to your car is an interference type. That means that the pistons cannot move freely up and down if the camshafts aren’t also turning and, if the belt breaks while the engine is running, the ensuing collision between pistons and valves will probably destroy the engine.

    Toyota recommends a timing-belt change every 150,000km which is actually pretty good compared with many other engines which require a new belt closer to every 100,000km or even less. The other piece of advice is to replace the belt tensioners and water pump while the engine is apart for the timing-belt replacement. It’s a lot cheaper to replace those items at that point, rather than having to open the engine up again down the track.

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  • 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 2003 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2003 Toyota Kluger will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Toyota Kluger vary from 16x6.5 inches to 17x6.5 inches.

Toyota Kluger Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
CV (4X4) SUV 225x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 225x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
CVX (4X4) SUV 225x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 225x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
Grande (4X4) SUV 225x65 R17 17x6.5 inches 225x65 R17 17x6.5 inches
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