Best Cars for Summer - Top Toyotas for Summertime Cruising

Best Cars for Summer Top Toyotas for Summertime Cruising

It's the season that Canada eagerly anticipates, especially here on the west coast in Greater Vancouver BC. Summer is here and with it comes a string of days and nights dedicated to BBQs, beach runs, all sorts of fun. That "schools out for the summer" feeling of freedom is accentuated when you have the right vehicle to drive your whimsy. Without further adieu we present you with the top rides for cruising through the season ahead.

3 Toyota Vehicles that Best Celebrate the Summer Season

Toyota RAV4


There are so many things that make the RAV4 a perfect choice for the summer-minded. For starters, the new RAV4 looks like it popped out of a summer catalogue. Sportier than ever with a  restyled rear fascia, sleek exterior and stylish new wheels this crossover SUV stands out at your local beachfront parking lot. Color options such as Electric Storm Blue (pictured above) will put you in the mood to play in the surf while Hot Lava (pictured in intro) brings the heat, even during summer rains.


The RAV4 is known as a top vehicle for outdoor fitness buffs and we all know that the tracks, parks, trails and seawalls are jam packed through the months of June, July, and August. One of the things that makes the SUV so sought after by outdoor enthusiasts is its roomy interior which includes a variety of compartments and an available flexible cargo net system. The second-row seats recline and fold in a 60/40 split to deliver nearly 74 cubic feet of cargo space. Whether you're loading up fitness and recreational gear or an inflated inner tube and cooler the RAV4 will accommodate.


Cargo space is also a factor in making the RAV4 a top vehicle for summer road trips. The SE in particular makes your summer drive feel as smooth as a cruise. The SE's available All-Wheel Drive features an advanced Dynamic Torque-Control AWD system and Sport Mode that provides exciting acceleration and revised shift points from its 6-speed automatic transmission. Once you're on your way you can kick back with the RAV4's available Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. View more on the RAV4 or RAV4 Hybrid.


When Toyota piggybacked off of the endless summer concept and delivered their Endless Swagger campaign (view above) for the Toyota Sienna in 2015 they forever stamped the vehicle's place as a top pick for everyone's favorite season. 


If celebrities from perpetually sunny California drive the Sienna then this SUV must be a great fit. With enough space (up to 150 cubic feet) to jam in a full band and their equipment, the 8-passenger SE and 7-passenger Limited alike can accept your summer toys and wares with ease. 


The Limited is also the closest you'll get a minivan to a convertible, with a dual moonroof that allows in a summer's breeze day and eve and lets your passengers star gaze into the wee hours of the night. And you'll be able to cruise for hours on end without anyone getting restless. The available 7-inch touch-screen controlled Dual-View Entertainment Center has remote controlled Blu-ray functionality, SD and HDMI inputs, 120V AC power outlets, and wireless headphone sets to enjoy the 16.4-inch color display. Additional Bluetooth capability and USB connectivity make it even easier to play your favorite summertime classics, be it the Beach Boys or Bananarama. 


Your summer vacation begins the second you step into a Sienna, even if you plan on staying within city limits. View more on the Endless Swagger Wagon here.


Toyota Prius 



The Prius is ready for the summer season's shark week, with its sporty shark-fin antenna cutting a silhouette unlike any other on the road. If you prefer to let your hair blow freely the Prius has an available moonroof (in the Three and Four Touring). Impactful summertime colors include Blue Crush Metallic and Sea Glass Pearl


This industry leading hybrid is a hub of technology that will carry you though the season. With extended daylight hours you're out and about more than ever, which is why features such as Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging is greatly appreciated. Of course your days will run late into the summer nights which is where available auto high beams and the full color Head-Up Display (HUD) come in handy. HUD projects your speed, Hybrid System Indicator information, and turn-by-turn directions on the lower part of your windshield. The smart-flow climate control system helps keep the cabin feeling just right during especially hot summer days and nights alike.


Summertime cruising is optimal in the Prius, with different modes for different types of driving. ECO Mode maximizes fuel economy. EV Mode drives exclusively on battery power and POWER Mode increases throttle response for an added boost. Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control further assists your experience. All of this is visually accessible via the 4.2-inch color dual customizable Multi-Information Display, where real-time driving data and ECO savings tips are up front and center for your benefit. View more on the Prius here.

Ready to begin your endless summer on the road? Contact our Greater Vancouver Toyota dealership at 604.520.3333 or complete the form found here