2023 Toyota Kluger
About the Toyota Kluger
The top-selling Toyota Kluger seven-seat SUV has received a price increase after three months of being on sale.
The entire Kluger range is up by $1400, which means it now starts at $51,120 before on-roads for the GX, and extends to $79,560 before on-roads for the Grande AWD Hybrid.
A main highlight of the 2023 model year update is a new turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine which replaces the V6, but there have also been updates to the Kluger’s technology.
The 2.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine produces 20kW less power (198kW) than the V6 but 70Nm more torque (420Nm, available much lower in the rev band from 1700rpm).
The existing 2.5-litre AWD-only (eFour) hybrid powertrain offered across the full Kluger line-up remains unchanged.
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Toyota Kluger Range Guide
The 2023 Toyota Kluger GX comes standard with the following features:
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Automatic parabola LED headlights
- Auto high-beam
- LED tail lights
- Fog lights
- Rain-sensing window wipers
- Privacy glass
- 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wireless and wired Apple CarPlay
- Wired Android Auto
- DAB+ digital radio
- Six-speaker sound system
- Three-zone climate control (NEW)
- Keyless entry and start
- Leather-accented steering wheel
- Leather-accented gear lever
- Fabric upholstery
- Carpet floor mats
The GXL adds:
- Roof rails
- Power tailgate
- 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Satellite navigation
- Leatherette upholstery
- Heated front seats
- Eight-way power adjustable front seats
- Power driver seat lumbar support
The Grande adds:
- 20-inch alloy wheels
- Projector LED headlights
- Panoramic glass sunroof
- Power tailgate with kick sensor
- Chrome grille
- Painted rear lower bumper
- 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
- Head-up display
- 11-speaker JBL premium sound system
- Wireless phone charger (NEW)
- Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
- Second-row retractable sunshades
- Interior ambient lighting
- Surround-view camera
- Leather upholstery
- Heated and ventilated front seats
- Driver’s seat memory
- Premium soft instrument panel
- Wood-look ornamentation
Price & Specs
Toyota Kluger GX HYBRID AWD
Toyota Kluger Colours
The 2023 Toyota Kluger is available in the following exterior paint colours:
- Frosted White
- Silver Storm
- Atomic Rush
- Galena Blue
- Eclipse Black
- Saturn Blue
All paint colours except for Eclipse Black cost an additional $675.
How it Drives
Non-hybrid versions of the 2023 Toyota Kluger are now powered by a 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 198kW of power and 420Nm of torque.
This is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with drive sent either to the front wheels only or through an all-wheel drive system.
Hybrid versions of the 2023 Toyota Kluger on the other hand mate a 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine producing 142kW and 242Nm, to two front- and one rear-mounted motor generators.
Total system output is 184kW, though Toyota doesn’t specify a combined torque figure. The transmission is a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and hybrid Kluger models are available only with all-wheel drive.
Toyota Kluger Safety Rating
The Toyota Kluger earned a five-star ANCAP safety rating in 2021.
It received scores of 90 per cent for adult occupant protection, 88 per cent for child occupant protection, 76 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 82 per cent for safety assist.
The 2023 Toyota Kluger range comes standard with the following safety equipment:
- Seven airbags
- Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
- Pedestrian detection (day/night)
- Cyclist detection (day)
- Junction assist
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Emergency steering assist
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane Trace Assist
- Traffic sign recognition
- Reversing camera
- Front and rear parking sensors
The entire range also now comes standard with 12 months complimentary access to Toyota Connected Services. Click here to read more about the features you get with this.
Toyota Kluger Warranty
The 2023 Toyota Kluger is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty. The engine and driveline can be covered for up to seven years and the high-voltage battery for up to 10 years provided you maintain your vehicle within the Toyota dealer network.
Logbook servicing is required every 12 months or 15,000km. The first five services for all Kluger variants are capped at $265.
Toyota Kluger Infotainment
The 2023 Toyota Kluger range gains the latest Toyota multimedia systems. The GXL and Grande’s multimedia touchscreens grow from 8.0 to 12.3 inches in diameter, and feature the company’s latest-generation interface.
The new multimedia system offers navigation, a set of shortcut buttons along the side of the screen, and information projected onto basic tiles.
Wireless Apple CarPlay is also now available, though Android Auto still requires a cable, while Toyota claims the natural voice recognition is improved.
Grande variants now feature a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, with the GX gaining the 7.0-inch instrument cluster screen that remains standard in the GXL.
Along with the improved multimedia system, all Kluger grades gain 12 months of free Toyota Connected Services.
Using an inbuilt data communication module, TCS lets owners remotely gain information about their Kluger through the myToyota Connect smartphone app.
Owners can view information relating to fuel level, odometer readings, recent trip information, the vehicle’s last known location, vehicle diagnostics, as well as some remote-control features.
Connected Services also facilitates the adoption of cloud-based navigation, providing real-time weather, traffic, and parking updates, as well as first- and last-mile routing.
These convenience features are in addition to safety features such as Automatic Collision Notification, designed to trigger a call to a Toyota emergency call centre if it detects an airbag or a collision sensor has been activated.
The Stolen Vehicle Tracking feature can be used by authorities to potentially recover the vehicle if stolen.
Finally all GX variants now gain automatic dual-zone front and single-zone rear air conditioning, while the Grande gains a wireless smartphone charger.
However, a rear seat entertainment system is no longer be offered on Grande.
Toyota Kluger Boot Space
Boot space with all three rows of seating upright is 241L, with the third row folded expands to 552L, and with the second and third rows folded grows to 1150L.
Toyota Kluger Fuel Economy
The 2023 Toyota Kluger variants with the 2.4-litre turbocharged non-hybrid engine and front-wheel drive use a claimed 8.3L/100km on the combined cycle.
GX and GXL variants with the 2.4-litre turbocharged non-hybrid engine and all-wheel drive use a claimed 8.5L/100km on the combined cycle, whereas Grande variants use a claimed 8.7L/100km.
All hybrid versions of the 2023 Toyota Kluger use a claimed 5.6L/100km on the combined cycle.
Non-hybrid Kluger variants have a 68L fuel tank and require a minimum of 91 RON regular unleaded petrol, whereas hybrid variants have a 65L fuel tank and require a minimum of 95 RON premium unleaded petrol.
Depending on the variant, view the 2023 TOYOTA KLUGER fuel usage below.
All Highway, City, and Combined figures below are litres per 100km
|GX 2WD||TXUA70R||5D WAGON||UNLEADED PETROL||-||-||8.3||-|
|GX AWD||TXUA75R||5D WAGON||UNLEADED PETROL||-||-||8.5||-|
|GX HYBRID AWD||AXUH78R||5D WAGON||PREMIUM UNLEADED/ELECTRIC||-||-||5.6||-|
|GXL 2WD||TXUA70R||5D WAGON||UNLEADED PETROL||-||-||8.3||-|
|GXL AWD||TXUA75R||5D WAGON||UNLEADED PETROL||-||-||8.5||-|
|GXL HYBRID AWD||AXUH78R||5D WAGON||PREMIUM UNLEADED/ELECTRIC||-||-||5.6||-|
|GRANDE 2WD||TXUA70R||5D WAGON||UNLEADED PETROL||-||-||8.3||-|
|GRANDE AWD||TXUA75R||5D WAGON||UNLEADED PETROL||-||-||8.7||-|
|GRANDE HYBRID AWD||AXUH78R||5D WAGON||PREMIUM UNLEADED/ELECTRIC||-||-||5.6||-|
Toyota Kluger Dimensions
The 2023 TOYOTA KLUGER measures 4966mm long, 1930mm wide and 1755mm tall, with a 2850mm tall wheelbase.
The 2023 TOYOTA KLUGER has a braked towing capacity of 2000kg and an unbraked towing capacity of 700kg.
Toyota Kluger Market Fit
The Toyota Kluger is categorised as a Large SUV and has a price range of $51,790 to $80,230. There are currently 10 other options in the Large SUV segment, those that fit within a similar price range include: