Toyota Kluger is all new and includes a Hybrid

All-new Kluger – hybrid petrol is better than a diesel

Toyota has launched an all-new Kluger, large SUV in Australia – it is the fourth generation of this seven-seater.

2021 Toyota Kluger range (L-R) GX petrol, Grande Hybrid, GXL Hybrid.

Toyota’s two other models in this category, the bestselling Prado and the Fortuner are known for their off-road capabilities but the Kluger is clearly aimed as a comfortable vehicle for the family.


The power train options are petrol based as Alan Zurvas from notes

You’ve got a diesel in product engine Fortuna. They don’t drive like this car. They drive like SUVs. So in this car, they’ve got around that lack of diesel, which was a criticism of previous generations, but giving it a hybrid, which I think is an even better option to a diesel because diesels have become less popular.

The hybrid powertrain is a four cylinder 2.5 litre petrol engine and an electric motor with a combined power output of 184kW.

Its fuel consumption is just 5.6 l/100km

Klugers are priced from around $47,650 to $75,400 plus on-roads

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Overall length 4966mm
Overall width 1930mm
Overall height 1755mm
Wheelbase 2850mm
Front track 1660mm
Rear track 1660mm
Running ground clearance 208mm
Front overhang 1009mm
Rear overhang 1107mm
Approach angle 2WD petrol: 18.2 degrees
AWD petrol: 17.9 degrees
AWD hybrid: 18.1 degrees
Departure angle 2WD petrol: 23.1 degrees
AWD petrol: 23.0 degrees
AWD hybrid: 22.7 degrees
Length 2548mm
Maximum width 1498.5mm
Maximum height GX/GXL: 1212mm
Grande: 1190mm (without moonroof: 1150mm)
Luggage volume (VDA) (up to the belt line) 3rd row up: 241 litres
3rd row down: 552 litres
2nd and 3rd row down: 1150 litres
Engine code 2GR-FKS
Type V6
Valve mechanism DOHC 4-valve per cylinder,  VVT-iW (Intake), VVT-i (Exhaust)
Capacity 3456cc
Bore x stroke 94mm x 83mm
Compression ratio 11.8:1
Power 218kW @ 6600rpm
Torque 350Nm @ 4700rpm
Fuel system D-4S port and direct injection
Min fuel octane 91 RON
Type UA80E eight-speed automatic (2WD petrol)
UA80F eight-speed automatic (AWD petrol)

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto