The Toyota Kluger is a modern and sophisticated crossover SUV which is mostly oriented for the families than off-road adventures. However, the off-road capability is not its bad side at all. The Kluger is also known as the Highlander in the United States. It has three rows of seats and it is able to welcome up to eight passengers. As well, it shows excellent safety ratings and it features a powerful V-6 unit under its hood. The 2018 model year is already available on the market. However, the latest rumors claim that the manufacturer is preparing the newest 2019 Toyota Kluger.
The Kluger has entered the market as the 2018 model year but it hasn’t undergone any major changes. And we assume that it will be the same with the newest 2019 Kluger. We could only expect a few new exterior colors and perhaps some upgrades in the technology department.
2019 Toyota Kluger types of engines and performances
Under the hood of the 2019 Toyota Kluger will most likely be fitted the same engines as before. The one option will be a 2.7-liter inline-4 which will be able to make 185 hp and the torque of 184 pound-feet. This unit will pair with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and will come with the standard front-wheel drive system. As for the fuel economy, it gets 20 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
The second option is a 3.5-liter V-6 which will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The total output of this unit will be 295 horses and the torque of 263 pound-feet. The fuel efficiency of this unit will differ depending on a trim level and drivetrain.
On the other hand, the new Kluger could feature a hybrid engine too. It should be a combination of a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and electric motors. The total output of this engine will be up to 306 horses. In the base trim, this unit will get 30 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. In the higher trims, it is estimated to be 29 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
Design of exterior and interior
The 2019 Toyota Kluger won’t differ from the current model. The front end is dominated by the large grille and a pair of slim and narrow headlamps. Its styling is unique and rather unconventional which you either like it or not.
When we take a closer look at the interior of the 2019 Toyota Kluger we will notice wide dashboard, quality materials, and many modern features. It is very roomy and able to welcome up to eight passengers in three rows of seats. On the center of the dash, there will be a 6.1-inch touchscreen with the infotainment system. However, the higher trims will receive an 8.0-inch screen.
Among standard equipment, there will be Bluetooth, a rearview camera, cloth upholstery, 18-inch alloy wheels, tinted windows and so on. The higher trim levels will add navigation, leather upholstery, three-zone climate control, heated seats etc.
Release date and price
The carmaker hasn’t revealed when the 2019 Toyota Kluger will be presented worldwide. The price is also not known but we assume that it could start at around $32,000.