Browse over 9,000 car reviews

Toyota Kluger 2021

What's on this page

Toyota Kluger 2021

The 2021 Toyota Kluger range of configurations is currently priced from $52,990. Our most recent review of the 2021 Toyota Kluger resulted in a score of 8.5 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Richard Berry liked most about this particular version of the Toyota Kluger: Outstanding fuel economy, Comfortable and easy to drive, All-wheel drive

The 2021 Toyota Kluger carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2000 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 2021 Price and Specs

The Toyota Kluger 2021 is currently available from $52,990 for the Kluger GX 2WD up to $89,990 for the Kluger Grande AWD.

Pricing guides

$69,990
Based on 186 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$52,990
Highest Price
$89,990
Toyota Kluger Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
Grande (4x2) SUV 3.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO $47,900 $60,500
Grande (4x4) SUV 3.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO $51,900 $65,560
Grande +pearlescent Paint 2WD SUV 3.5L PULP 8 SP AUTO $59,200 $74,910
Grande +pearlescent Paint AWD SUV 3.5L PULP 8 SP AUTO $62,600 $79,200
See All Toyota Kluger 2021 Pricing and Specs

Toyota Kluger 2021 Seats

In the Kluger's second row legroom is limo-like, thanks in no small part to a lengthy 2790mm wheelbase. There’s plenty of headroom, with enough shoulder room for three adults to sit abreast in reasonable comfort. A second row fold-and-slide function allows relatively easy access to the third row, but those two rearmost positions are best for pre-teenagers.

Toyota Kluger 2021 Towing capacity

The Toyota Kluger’s towing capacity ranges from 0kg to 2000kg. 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
GX (4X2) SUV 3.5L,ULP,8 SP AUTO 2000kg
GX 2WD SUV 3.5L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 0kg
GX 2WD SUV 3.5L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 2000kg
GX +pearlescent Paint 2WD SUV 3.5L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 2000kg
See All Toyota Kluger 2021 Towing Capacity

Toyota Kluger 2021 Accessories

All Klugers feature, air-conditioning, alloy wheels, active cruise control, six-speaker audio (with Bluetooth connectivity), keyless entry and start, auto headlights, LED DRLs and tail-lights, front fog lights, a multimedia display, a reversing camera and rear parking distance control. rear privacy glass, and a trip computer. Higher models add even more standard equipment.

Toyota Kluger 2021 Colours

There are five new paint colours: Graphite metallic, Atomic Rush red mica, Liquorice Brown Mica, Saturn Blue metallic and Galena Blue metallic. Carrying over from the previous model are Crystal pearl, Silver Storm metallic and Eclipse Black.

  • Graphite metallic
  • Atomic Rush red mica
  • Liquorice Brown Mica
  • Saturn Blue metallic
  • Galena Blue metallic
  • Crystal pearl
  • Silver Storm metallic
  • Eclipse Black
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Toyota Kluger 2021 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2021 Toyota Kluger are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1930mm x 1755mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Toyota Kluger 2021 Dimensions  include 1730mm height, 1925mm width, 4865mm length.
Toyota Kluger Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
GX (4X2) SUV 1730x1925x4865 mm 200 mm
GX 2WD SUV 1755x1930x4966 mm 208 mm
GX +pearlescent Paint 2WD SUV 1755x1930x4966 mm 208 mm
GX (4X4) SUV 1730x1925x4865 mm 200 mm
See All Toyota Kluger 2021 Dimensions

Toyota Kluger 2021 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2021 Toyota Kluger is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Toyota Kluger currently offers fuel consumption from 5.6 to 9.5L/100km. The Toyota Kluger is available with the following fuel types: ULP, PULP and Hyb/PULP.

Toyota Kluger Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Grande (4X2) SUV 3.5L,ULP,8 SP AUTO 9.3L/100km
Grande +pearlescent Paint 2WD SUV 3.5L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 8.7L/100km
Grande +ppnt Hybrid AWD SUV 2.5L,Hyb/PULP,CVT AUTO 5.6L/100km
Grande +res +ppnt Hybrid AWD SUV 2.5L,Hyb/PULP,CVT AUTO 5.6L/100km
Grande +res Hybrid AWD SUV 2.5L,Hyb/PULP,CVT AUTO 5.6L/100km
Grande Hybrid AWD SUV 2.5L,Hyb/PULP,CVT AUTO 5.6L/100km
* Combined fuel consumption See All Toyota Kluger 2021 Pricing and Specs

Toyota Kluger 2021 Q&As

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

  • I am looking for an auto transmission wagon or SUV, that tows at least 1500kg and does not have a CVT.

    While the CVT is enjoying a bit of a purple patch right now with many car-makers using it for its efficiency benefits, you’re not the only one, Gregg, that doesn’t want to own such a thing. The CVT’s history is littered with failures, although to be perfectly fair, they are a lot better now than they’ve ever been.

    But even if you can accept their reliability track record, some owners will just never take to the CVT’s characteristics of allowing the engine to rev up and have the rest of the vehicle catch up. It can feel very alien and it’s hardly a sporty sensation, either.

    With all that in mind, you probably should start looking at things like the two-wheel-drive versions of something like, say, the Toyota Kluger or Hyundai Santa Fe. Both are available in two-wheel-drive, both have conventional 8-speed automatic transmissions and both can haul a decent load (2000kg and 2500kg respectively). The Toyota even offers a hybrid driveline, but, sadly for buyers like you, that uses a CVT transmission.

    Show more
  • I can't find a GCM limit on my Kluger AWD. If we were to tow at close to the maximum... what would our remaining payload be in the Kluger?

    This is a very important issue as exceeding the Gross Combination Mass (GCM) is a distinct possibility in modern vehicles with high towing limits. Even if the towed trailer comes in under the permissible weight limit, if you’re heavily loaded the car towing it, you can easily be outside the GCM limit, leaving yourself open to all sorts of legal and insurance hassles if it goes wrong.

    If you check your owner’s manual, you’ll find that the all-wheel-drive Kluger has a GCM of 4685kg. So, on that basis, you could tow a 1900kg caravan and load the Kluger up to the tune of about 700kg and still be legal. However, that 700kg load in the Kluger includes everything, including the humans. That arithmetic also assumes that the caravan is not carrying a single extra thing that’s not part of the actual van. That includes water in the on-board tank, gas bottles, an extra spare tyre and any other luggage. As you can see, a 1900 caravan, despite the 2000kg towing limit, might have you sailing pretty close to the legislative wind.

    Show more
  • 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.

    Show more
  • 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.

    Show more
See All Toyota Kluger Q&As
Disclaimer: You acknowledge and agree that all answers are provided as a general guide only and should not be relied upon as bespoke advice. Carsguide is not liable for the accuracy of any information provided in the answers.

Toyota Kluger 2021 Interior

The Kluger's interior design is clean and simple, with a sweeping, layered dash design wrapping around the multimedia screen integrated into the centre stack. Touches of chrome and brushed metal-effect finishes add visual interest and a quality feel. 

Toyota Kluger 2021 Boot Space

As for the boot space, with the third row in place there’s 241 litres of cargo capacity and with them folded flat into the floor the luggage room opens up to 552 litres. These figures may seem small compared to capacities of other SUVs, but Toyota says these measurements are calculated up to the beltline of the Kluger which is the top of the rear seats, while other car-makers sometimes measure to the roof.

Toyota Kluger 2021 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2021 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.

Toyota Kluger Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
GX (4X2) SUV 245x60 R18 245x60 R18
GX 2WD SUV 235x65 R18 235x65 R18
GX +pearlescent Paint 2WD SUV 235x65 R18 235x65 R18
See All Toyota Kluger 2021 Wheel Sizes

Toyota Kluger 2021 Speed

At around 2.0 tonnes the Toyota Kluger is anything but a lightweight. However, you can expect its 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine to power it from 0-100km/h in roughly 9.0sec.