Toyota Kluger KXS (2010) Review Cars

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Toyota Kluger KX-S

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Having recently its mid-life facelift, the current-generation has come out looking a little chunky and a quite a bit classier. In a for the rest of the car, it doesn’t set our a-flutter, but neither does it do to offend.


The reduction in chunkiness is thanks to the new front end that a set of significantly slimmer headlights, a new and revised grille. Although the new eyes are of the projector variety, xenon headlights aren’t anywhere in the Kluger range. All sides are recipients of black-out and extra lashings of chrome for a upmarket feel.

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Mid-range KX-S and top-of-the-line models ride on different alloy wheels, while the KX-R makes do with a set of shoes. The chromed pair of rails look almost too to be used for holding a set of roof Click the unlock button on the plipper and the Kluger will now you with puddle lights on the underside of the wing mirrors.

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The changes on the inside are subtle; if you notice the darker metal trim then doing a good job.

seats are standard on the KX-S and while KX-R buyers have to pony up an extra or make do with five Even with the front pushed back to their there’s plenty of room in the row for anyone smaller than

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Anyone who’s past will find the third row of uncomfortable for anything more a short journey. There’s of torso, arm and head space, but the foot-well means that row occupants have to sit with knees up. The middle pew can be slid to improve the comfort of those or reclined.

The third row folds and easily into the boot for ample storage space, but if not enough the second row of seats 40/20/40. In seven-seater mode, boot space is limited to a few bags.

Features

In terms of all Klugers come with airbags, including one for the driver’s stability and traction control, brakes and hill start Air conditioning is standard, with the and Grande gaining three-zone control and a separate set of controls for in the rear.

On the KX-S upwards, the Kluger leather upholstery, with the seats benefiting from adjustment and heating.

Take the into the Grande and you’ll a tilt and slide sunroof, headlights, keyless entry and and auto-dimming rear-view mirror to with. Some luxury like radar-guided cruise and rain-sensing windscreen wipers, are absentees from the Kluger

Entertainment

Regardless of how much you Toyota will only fit six to the Kluger. And given that quite a large volume of to fill, sound can only be described as, at best, adequate.

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On the KX-S music options are taken care of as the sound sports an auxiliary jack, an USB port, Bluetooth hands-free and streaming, and an MP3/WMA-compatible six-CD Scrolling through long of music on the button and knob-operated LCD can be a drawn-out process. Steering audio controls are a convenient and inclusion.

Both the KX-R and KX-S come with head that have problems with Apple devices iOS 4.1 and higher. A fix has now been developed and come installed in all Klugers from March 2011 Current owners should see Toyota dealer.

See our story, fix iPhone issue with its for more information.

While the Grande gains an 8-inch with satellite navigation, and a DVD and screen for passengers in the back, it out on the cheaper models’ USB port and wireless music streaming.

On the

It might surprise you it certainly us to discover that, although the is wider and a fair deal than the Camry upon it’s based, it’s not quite as long. Despite the tape measure says, piloting the Kluger in town like guiding the Ile de France up a

With its high-riding body and of suspension travel, the Kluger can over any type of road potholes, speed bumps or McDuck piles of cash and barely notice. The downside is the Kluger doesn’t like hurried through corners as roll is fairly pronounced at moderate speeds. Combine with power steering geared for comfort and it’s that the Kluger isn’t at keen drivers.

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In the front-wheel drive the 201kW/337Nm 3.5-litre V6 is peppy but not as a as the output figures suggest. because the petrol engine has 1.8 tonnes of vehicle to lug around. In the we saw fuel economy figures of 15.9 and 19.3L/100km, out on the freeway the drinking habit dropped to a manageable 8.2L/100km.

Four-wheel drive is an AU$4500 that will enable light off-roading, while a bit to the fuel consumption figure and from the on-road performance.

Comfortable, spacious, decently and better looking than the Kluger ticks all the boxes for dependable family transport. We wish that there was a bit of or a hybrid thrown in there.

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