The Toyota Kluger is the brand's upper large SUV that has remained the go-to for transporting urban families on seven seats.
It was first shown to the public at the New York auto show in 2000 and goes by the name Highlander in America, where it is built.
Prices for the two-wheel drive Toyota Kluger begin at a smidge under $45,000, or well above the Toyota RAV4 and almost line ball with the Thai-built Toyota Fortuner. The all-wheel drive versions begin at just under $49,000.
Until the next generation arrives early next year, a 3.5-litre petrol V6 exclusively powers the Toyota Kluger through an automatic transmission.
All Toyota Klugers feature adaptive cruise control, auto headlights, rear cross traffic alert and a reverse parking camera, but you'll need to step up to the GXL for tri-zone climate control and smart key access.
The Toyota Kluger measures just under five metres and carries over 500 litres of boot space when the third row of seats are stowed. It weighs just over two tonnes.
Is the Toyota Highlander the same as the Kluger?
The Highlander is the American market name for the Kluger sold in Australia. American markets have already moved on to the fourth generation Highlander that introduces a new hybrid powertrain alongside the petrol V6. The right-hand drive version of that will begin sales early next year in Australia.
Are Toyota Kluger’s four-wheel drive?
Toyota offers the Kluger in both a two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive range, with an identical GX, GXL and Grande variant structure.
What type of fuel does the Toyota Kluger use?
The Kluger's 3.5-litre V6 runs on petrol, with no plans to introduce a diesel variant to the range when the fourth generation arrives.