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