2018 Toyota Kluger – Full Review, Prices, Ratings
The year 2018 has brought us another redesigned SUV coming from Toyota. Namely, the Japanese carmaker has recently released one of its best-selling large SUVs – the Kluger. The new Kluger will definitely bring some serious improvements in terms of safety and power, but you should not expect it to be fuel-efficient.
When it comes to the exterior of the 2018 Toyota Kluger, this model belongs to larger three-row SUVs, bigger than 2018 RAV4 and smaller than 2018 Prado, and it wears the style of a family wagon. According to the information and photos our team has got, the new Kluger remains mostly the same in terms of exterior design. It will be available in three trim levels – the base GX, the mid-range GXL, and the Grande. Although looking pretty much the same as its predecessor, this SUV is still going to show some distinctive updates and refreshments. It will appear more aggressive, with sharper lines, especially in the front fascia. You will also notice its refreshed LED headlamps with daytime running lights. Looking at the side profile, you will find its sloping roof and heated mirrors. Also, the alloy wheels found on the new Kluger will show some innovative design and they will be larger and more stylish.
As we have already mentioned, the 2018 Toyota Kluger will mostly show some significant upgrades in terms of its standard safety systems and driver assist features. The base GX model will include ABS, adaptive cruise control, seven airbags, lane-departure warning, autonomous emergency braking, automatic high beams and a rearview camera while the GXL trim level will also get blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. The cabin of the new Kluger will be spacious and comfortable and it will offer seven seats covered in high-quality materials. The base model will provide a 6.1-inch infotainment touch-screen, but buyers will also have the chance to choose an optional 8.0-inch found in GXL and Grande. You should expect features such as three-zone climate control, a six-speaker audio system, USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity, but Apple Car Play and Android Auto won’t be available.
|Dimensions And Weight|
|Engine And Transmission|
|Displacement||3.5 liters (3456)|
|Approximate kerb weight* (kg)||2045|
|Gross vehicle mass * (kg)||2760|
|PRICE RANGE: base GX – $44,500 to Grande Kluger $69,617|
Under the hood of the 2018 Toyota Kluger, you will find a 3.5-liter V6. Such an engine is expected to deliver the output of 292 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, most similar to 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE, 2018 Toyota Tacoma engines. It will be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This SUV will be available with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive system.
2018 Toyota Kluger Prices and Competitors
The 2018 Toyota Kluger has already been available in the market. The price of the base GX trim level starts at $44,500, and GXL – $54,950 for 2WD, as for AWD GX – $48,500, and Grande – $69,617.
Competitors: Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Mazda CX9, Nissan Pathfinder, Skoda Kodiaq.
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