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Toyota Kluger 2021

The 2021 Toyota Kluger range of configurations is currently priced from $44,850. Our most recent review of the 2021 Toyota Kluger resulted in a score of 8 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Senior Journalist Richard Berry had this to say at the time: This new generation Toyota Kluger hasn’t gone as far as we’d expect in terms of modern styling, refinement and in-car tech. But there’s been a big improvement in how comfortable and easy it is to drive. And the arrival of the hybrid version is fantastic to see. This seven-seater SUV is as practical as ever and will continue to be an Aussie family favourite.  

You can read the full review here.

This is what Richard Berry liked most about this particular version of the Toyota Kluger: Comfortable and easy to drive, Hybrid is seriously fuel efficient, $250 capped price servicing

The Toyota Kluger SUV competes with similar models like the Toyota RAV4, Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe in the Under $50k category category.

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 $44,850 for the Kluger GX (4X2) up to $77,575 for the Kluger Grande +res +ppnt Hybrid AWD.

Pricing guides

$61,213
Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
Lowest Price
$44,850
Highest Price
$77,575
Toyota Kluger Model Body Type Specs Price
Grande (4x2) SUV 3.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO $65,519
Grande (4x4) SUV 3.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO $68,574
Grande +pearlescent Paint 2WD SUV 3.5L PULP 8 SP AUTO $69,575
Grande +pearlescent Paint AWD SUV 3.5L PULP 8 SP AUTO $73,575
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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 has maximum towing capacity of 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 2000kg
GX +pearlescent Paint 2WD SUV 3.5L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 2000kg
GX (4X4) SUV 3.5L,ULP,8 SP AUTO 2000kg
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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
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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
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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.

  • 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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  • Which Toyota Kluger models have a GPS?

    The Kluger released in 2014 was initially only fitted with navigation in the flagship Grande model. But the facelift of the model in 2017 saw navigation become standard on the mid-spec GXL model, so that model now looks like the most cost-effective way into a Kluger with factory-fitted navigation.

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  • 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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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
GX (4X4) SUV 245x60 R18 245x60 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.