at a glance

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Used Car -

Toy­ota Kluger 2007-09

ex­pect to pay

NEW $39,990-$59,990 USED $24,500-$33,500 for KX-R, $31,000-$39,500 for KX-S, $37,500-$47,500 for Grande. Add $4000 forAWD

ECON­OMY 11.0L/100km(FWD), 11.6L/100km(AWD) BODY 5-door wagon SAFETY 5-star ANCAP EN­GINE 3.5-litre petrol V6, 201kW/337Nm

TRANS­MIS­SION 5-speed au­to­matic, front-or all-wheel drive

VARI­ANTS KX-R base model, KX-S, Grande

ver­dict

High rid­ing and hand­some, the Kluger is rightly a firm fam­ily favourite

PROS In­te­rior space, smooth en­gine, fam­ily friendly, build qual­ity

CONS Soft, spongy ride, front-driver feels more like an off-roader than a car

oth­ers to con­sider

FORDTERRITORY2007-09 Ford’s an­swer to the Fal­con blues has been a rag­ing suc­cess. Choice of rear-or all-wheel drive, proven six-cylin­der en­gines make it an at­trac­tive propo­si­tion, al­though the lack of a diesel and known me­chan­i­cal woes de­tract from the propo­si­tion.

Pay $16,000-$39,500

HOLDENCAPTIVA2007-09 The Korean hero has­won­plenty of fans and the diesel op­tion makes it a wor­thy con­tender. Gen­er­ally ro­bust and re­li­able.

Pay $19,000-$36,000

3.5 stars

MAZDACX-72007-09 Early mod­els only avail­able with all-wheel drive, but with choice of re­spon­sive petrol and diesel en­gines, de­cent han­dling and solid safety pack­age, the Mazda is an en­tic­ing prospect.

Pay $24,000-$36,000

com­ing up

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