2019 Toyota Kluger is hard to define and put in one car class, mostly because the manufacturer wanted to make a car for families, designing it like a minivan, but also for those who want a large truck for heavy load (but attractive enough for daily city driving). So, it is in some cases minivan but in other a true crossover.
2019 Toyota Kluger should resolve the main dilemma – if it is a minivan or a crossover. According to our information, it should become a large crossover, with few functions that put it on the list of vans sometimes. However, front grille looks familiar, because it is similar to Toyota CH-R. Contained three parts, with gridded black grille and simple LED front lights it is not much attractive but has a unique style and design. The rear end is more crossover-like, with modernized thin but long rear lights and few curved lines across it, together with a thin spoiler on the top of the rear window. The car has five doors and simpler door entrance from the last model (this is one of the features that push this car more to the family vans).
We had no doubts that 2019 Toyota Kluger will be as comfortable and warm as previous models, but since this version is wider, the cabin offers even more space than before. Besides that, the cabin is practical, with special shelf below the dashboard for small things and phone (so you can charge it easily). There are two speedometers, large touchscreen and comfortable seats with adjustable function. The interior should be offered with leather even in base trim, and there are many chromatic details in order to make the car elegant and futuristic.
There will be offered two engines in 2019 Toyota Kluger. First is 2.7-liter petrol engine with 185 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque, while the second one is stronger 3.5-liter V6 with 270 horsepower and 337 pound-feet of torque. The first engine comes with six-speed automatic engine and increases the speed of 60 mph for 10 seconds. The stronger engine gets 12-speed electronic transmission increases for 7.5 seconds and has a top speed of 115 miles per hour. Both engines are among the strongest in class, but also measured low fuel consumption – even 27 miles per gallon.
2019 Toyota Kluger Release Date and Price
2019 Toyota Kluger should be on the market at the end of the year for the base price of $35,000 which could grow to $45,000 in higher trims. Besides mentioned Toyota CH-R and Toyota RAV4, competitors could be Honda Tucson and Ford Kuga, too.