Drive's Car of the Year awards have adjudicated the Kluger as being the premium choice in the large SUV segment for the second year running, impressing with its value, hybrid powertrain and ample space.
Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the results reflected the quality and value of Toyota vehicles.
"The new-generation Kluger resonates strongly with family buyers, as evidenced by its impressive 10 per cent segment share in 2022," Mr Hanley said.
After winning the best large SUV category in 2022, the Kluger came out on top again with strong results against some of the toughest competition in the segment.
The fuel-efficient 2.5-litre hybrid powertrain offered on all Kluger variants was celebrated not only for its smoothness but also its savings at the petrol bowser - an important factor for families.
The space and amenity of the Kluger also garnered praise, along with the comfort and practicality that the Drive judges said makes it the ideal vehicle for the school drop-off or weekend away.
"Toyota's large SUV is one of the cheapest to run and maintain, and that's important with fuel prices climbing," said Drive's experts.
"The Toyota Kluger continues to be at the forefront of what Australian family buyers are looking for."
The Kluger range opens from $51,120 plus on-road costs for the GX petrol 2WD, up to $79,560 plus on-road costs for the flagship Grande hybrid AWD.1