Two 2021 Toyota Highlander models with people

What is the Toyota Highlander called in Australia?

The Toyota Highlander is the brand’s midsize crossover SUV and is loaded with intuitive features that enhance each drive and have ever since the vehicle hit the market back in the 2001 model year. The Highlander doesn’t share the same name across all markets, though. In Australia, the trademark for the name is owned by another automaker. Are you wondering how the Toyota Highlander is referred to by our friends Down Under? Continue reading below to learn from the Toyota experts at Hesser Toyota in Janesville, WI!



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2021 Toyota Highlander parked in city

Is the Toyota Highlander the same as the Toyota Kluger?

For our friends in Australia, the Toyota Highlander is known as the Toyota Kluger! The word “Kluger” (pronounced Klu-ger), means “someone who is smarter than another” in German. The Highlander was also known as the Kluger on the Japanese market from 2000 to 2007, but the crossover was discontinued with the release of the second-generation model. Aside from the nameplate and steering wheel being on the right side, the Highlander and Kluger are basically the same. Trim level options for the Kluger include GX, GXL, Black Edition and Grande, while trims for the Highlander include L, LE, XLE, XSE, Limited and Platinum.


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Experience the 2021 Toyota Highlander in Southern Wisconsin

Are you interested in experiencing the 2021 Toyota Highlander in southern Wisconsin? View our inventory at Hesser Toyota in Janesville and schedule a test drive today! We offer a vast selection of new Toyota models and our team is happy to help narrow down options to find the right one. Feel free to read through our blog and informative model research pages to learn more about new 2021 Toyota models and our dealership’s offerings! We hope to see you soon!