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Toyota Kluger 2003

The 2003 Toyota Kluger range of configurations is currently priced from $6,988.

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 Price and Specs

The Toyota Kluger 2003 is currently available from $6,988 for the Kluger CVX (4X4) up to $9,999 for the Kluger CVX (4X4).

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$8,166
Based on 11 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$6,988
Highest Price
$9,999
Toyota Kluger Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
CV (4X4) SUV 3.3L ULP 5 SP AUTO $3,700 $6,050
CVX (4X4) SUV 3.3L ULP 5 SP AUTO $4,400 $7,040
Grande (4x4) SUV 3.3L ULP 5 SP AUTO $5,500 $8,470
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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 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.

  • What is the longevity of diesel-powered SUV and Passenger vehicles in Australia?

    Of all the technology you’re considering right now, the only one that sounds any real alarm bells is that of the double-clutch transmission. It’s not that Kia’s version of the DCT is worse than many others – nor is it the worst of the lot – but there have been complaints over the operation and lifespan of these units generally. Sometimes the fault is a software glitch, but in other DCTs – particularly the dry-clutch variety – the problems are mechanical and can lead to catastrophic failures.

    With that said, it’s also true that Kia in Australia offers a fantastic factory warranty, so you should have no worries for at least the first seven years. It’s also the case that Kia Australia takes its reputation very seriously and is one of the better companies when it comes to sorting out faults and problems with its products. We’re pretty big fans here at Carsguide of the current Toyota hybrid technology, and it’s looking like the new Kluger Hybrid will be just as popular as Toyota’s other hybrid offerings. Perhaps more so as the non-hybrid Kluger can be thirsty.

    As for the requirement for premium ULP, when you consider that the Kluger Hybrid will, around the city and suburbs where most of them will spend the vast majority of their lives, use about two thirds of the fuel of the V6 Kluger (maybe even a bit less than that) then the extra cost per litre is more than compensated for by the reduced cost per kilometre. And in case you were worried about Toyota’s hybrid tech, the new Kluger Hybrid comes with up to 10 years of warranty on the battery-pack provided the vehicle is serviced correctly and inspected once a year.

    The other thing you might consider is the next-size-down Toyota hybrid, the RAV4. This is quite a spacious vehicle these days and offers excellent fuel efficiency and driveability. It’s cheaper than the Kluger, too. Definitely worth a look. Overall, the broader view is that a petrol hybrid vehicle is more future-proof than a conventional turbo-diesel.

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  • Why does my 2011 Toyota Kluger turn off when I turn sharp corners?

    It could very well be that there’s something amiss in the car’s ignition barrel (which lives on the steering column, remember) or its wiring and connectors that is causing the power to the ignition to be cut when you turn the wheel. The problem could also be a short-circuit somewhere in the wiring in the column (and there’s plenty of it) that is causing the problem. Either way, you need to get it fixed immediately, as having a car cut out when you least expect it is can lead to all sorts of extremely dangerous situations.

    Another possibility is that there’s something wrong with the car’s power steering system which is overloading at the point you turn the wheel hard and causing the engine to stall. Again, it needs to be fixed now and I wouldn’t be driving the car anywhere other than to a workshop for diagnosis.

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  • My 2017 Toyota Kluger is just out of warranty and needs a new water pump, should Toyota cover the cost?

    The problem you have is that the car was already nine months out of warranty when the problem was first noticed. Even though the pump did not require replacement right there and then, if a leak has started, then the pump is damaged or worn and will eventually need replacement. There’s also a distinct probability that the leak had started weeks before it was spotted by your service workshop, so it may have been even closer to the warranty period when the problem first occurred.

    I’m with you on this one; 39,000km is not good enough for a modern car to begin to require major replacement parts like a water pump. Rather than go through your dealership, consider contacting Toyota Australia’s customer service division directly and stating your case. Interestingly, since 2019, Toyota has offered a five-year warranty on its new cars and perhaps, if you’ve been a repeat customer or always had your Kluger serviced at a Toyota dealership, then you might find Toyota will help out even to the extent of providing the pump for you to have installed at your expense. If you don’t ask, you won’t get.

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  • Why did my 2018 Toyota Kluger jump from drive into neutral?

    We haven’t heard of the Kluger jumping out of gear as a common problem, but it’s definitely one you need a mechanic to look at as there’s an obvious safety implication if you lose drive at a critical moment. The 'flaring' could simply be the behaviour that’s been programmed into the vehicle at the factory. The idea is that when you start to use large throttle inputs (say, when overtaking) the vehicle interprets that as you driving on a winding, uphill road. So, to keep the engine making lots of power, it holds on to a lower gear than seems normal. And that’s what you’re feeling when the revs stay high beyond your overtaking move. Try adjusting the car’s mode from Sport to Normal or even Economy, at which point the transmission should become a little less frenetic.

    The good news is that, if there’s something wrong, your car should still be covered by Toyota’s factory warranty (which was three-years/100,000km when your car was bought new) so make it Toyota’s problem. If you’re not happy with your dealer, talk to Toyota Australia’s customer service department.

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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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