Congratulations on your new bundle of joy (or bundles, for those blessed with twins). This marks one of the most exciting times in your life, but also one of the most nerve-wracking. Being a new mom and/or dad you've got a lot of decisions to make to calm those first-time parent nerves. Buying a new car is one of them.
Having outfitted entire families in the Lower Mainland for many years we know what you're going through and we know how to match your unique needs with a vehicle on our lot. Seeing as you're in the market for a new vehicle, we're shedding light on the top 2017 models that will carry you and yours (and all of the stuff that comes with being a parent) wherever you need to go.
3 New 2017 Toyota Vehicles that Make Being a First-Time Parent Easier
2017 Toyota RAV4
This industry leading crossover SUV is the perfect entry vehicle for new parents. The available Smart Key System sets the tone, and allows you to whisk your child from the comforts of your home to the comforts of your vehicle without a second to waste. If you opt for the RAV4 Platinum you benefit from the addition of a hands-free power lift-gate which senses your FOB and opens when you pass your foot under the center of the rear bumper. The available Bird's Eye View Camera and Integrated Navigation clears your path for a smooth journey from the minute you leave your driveway. The RAV4's cabin has been updated to reduce noise, vibration and harshness which equates undisturbed nap time for your precious cub in the back. With up to 73.4 cubic feet of cargo space you will have plenty of room for the car seat, stroller, diaper bag, foldable playpen, and more. Additional conveniences for small toys, baby bottles, and your own steady need to coffee in quick reach can be found with features such as flexible cup holders and an available cargo net hammock.
Of course, safety is on the top of every mom's and dad's mind. Enjoy peace of mind in knowing that the RAV4 is fully equipped with eight standard airbags in addition to Star Safety System and Toyota Safety Sense integration. View more on the new RAV4.
2017 Toyota Highlander
The best family vehicle on the market just got better. And it's especially good for new parents because it delivers what you need today while serving your future needs as your child grows from baby to tot to grade-schooler.
You may have been uneasy about taking your new addition out on extended road trips but with the Highlander you don't need to stop having fun. This powerful SUV packs an all-new available
3.5-liter V6 direct-injection engine paired with an advanced available Direct Shift 8-speed Automatic Transmission. This delivers more horsepower and torque yet keep fuel efficiency in check. This functionality is also a part of what allows the new Highlander to tow up to 5000 lbs, so if you want to start your child off with a sense of adventure you've found your match.
If you plan on becoming a new parent again in the near future then you'll be happy to know that the Highlander has room for eight. Two carseats each can fit in the second and third rows. The interior also comes equipped with five USB ports, so you'll be able to play your child's favorite lullaby until they're lulled into sweet submission. If sleep isn't in their schedule for the next couple of hours then the available rear-seat Blu-ray Disc entertainment system with a 9-inch screen will come in handy. Whatever the mood, they'll be tucked safely into the Highlander, with a standard Back-up Camera, available Bird's Eye View Camera perimeter scan, and an available Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert system. All of this comes with the Toyota Safety Sense P, which includes a Lane Departure Alert system, a Pre-Collision System, and Automatic High-Beams. View more on the new Highlander.
2017 Toyota Sienna
You know there's nothing quite as efficient as a mini-van when it comes to being a parent. However, you may be concerned about the all-important cool factor (hey, you're still you). The Sienna has always been conscious of this, which is why you've got no concerns there. In addition to having all of the parental bells and whistles you need, it has all of the features you want to remain true to who you are. For instance, it's 3.5-liter V6 direct-injection engine with Direct Shift-8 Automatic Transmission delivers not just great fuel economy (EPA estimated up to 27 HWY) but impressive torque and horsepower. The Sienna is also the only mini-van in Canada (and the U.S.) with All-Wheel Drive (AWD) - a big selling point for new parents who live (and travel to) areas with a more dramatic climate and geography. In addition, its efficient sport-tuned suspension and steering is complemented by its aggressive design while comfortable lounge seating is made cool by the available moonroof (in the Limited).
The comforts of the new Sienna are enhanced for parental and infant passengers, with the available Dual-View BluRay Entertainment Center which features a 16.4-inch color display. Of course, as the driver you'll be able to manage the setting with ease, with an updated Multi-Information Gauge Cluster and a 7-inch touch screen to control both auto-infotainment and Integrated Navigation alike. Other new parent conveniences such as Driver Easy Speak come with a built-in microphone in the front that picks up your soothing voice and carries it audibly (yet softly) to your infant in the rear. And like all new Toyotas, your Sienna is outfitted with the renowned Star Safety System. There is no vehicle quite like this cutting-edge SUV for first time moms and dads. View more on the new Sienna.
Do you and your little one live in the Greater Vancouver area? Contact our dealership to schedule a test drive and get ready to begin your exciting new chapter in the comforts of a Toyota.