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Does your family household love the open road? Do your vacations and long weekends involve loading up the vehicle and hitting the highway in any direction? Toyota applauds your adventurous souls and has responded in kind by releasing class-leading SUVs that will transport your unit to and from its long distance destination, no matter where it may be.
Take your adventures further than ever before, with the new RAV4 (pictured above). For all of the 2016 enhancements road-trippers love the available integrated fog lights and updated LED lighting which includes high/low beam headlights, taillights and Daytime Running Lights, all of which serve to make that long road ahead brighter and more clear. Eco and fuel conscious households are also singing the praises of the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid. Your concerns over taking a hybrid vehicle out on a long distance drive wash away when you learn that Toyota has added 194 net horsepower with exceptional acceleration to this 31 mpg (highway) model. This road-trip-friendly technology continues into the interior, with the RAV4 offering Integrated Navigation systems to guide your family on its travels. The JBL GreenEdge speakers and SiriusXM Satellite Radio will allow you to create a soundtrack to your family's continuous adventures. The RAV4 also has one of the roomiest compact SUV cabins (73.4 cubic feet capacity) around, seating your crew comfortably with reduced noise (kids aside) and vibration along with second-row seats that recline with ease. All of this is capped off with Toyota's Star Safety SystemT and newly available Toyota Safety SenseT which includes (but is not exclusive to) an integrated Pre-Collision System, Auto High Beams and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. View more information on the 2016 RAV4 here and the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid here.
North America's ultimate family SUV is also one of the ultimate road trip vehicles. Larger households (pets included) embrace the Highlander for its eight passenger seating (seven in the Limited) which is not just roomy, its downright comfy. The cabin is exquisitely convenient, with smart storage compartments (including an oversize roll-top center console) that allow you and your passengers easy access to most needed items, be they snacks or mobile devices, throughout the journey. The interior of your Highlander is a dream on mid-summer road trips, with an available panoramic moonroof that allows passengers to soak up the sun by day or star gaze at night. This interior convenience continues to impress, with sound-dampening insulation, a conversation mirror (to keep an eye on the kids) and standard Bluetooth wireless capability. The Highlander is also one of the best towing SUVs around (standard 3500 lb capacity / up to an available 5000 lbs), a perfect option if you're hitching a trailer for your extended trips. Your long distance drives will be a breeze as the Highlander's available V6 engine generates 270 horsepower and offers up to 25 mpg highway (FWD models). And like the RAV4, the Highlander offers one of the only available hybrid SUVs on the market. View more information on the 2016 Highlander here and the 2016 Highlander Hybrid here.
Also seating up to eight, the Sequoia offers the roomiest road trip experience with 120 cubic feet of family room. This spacious SUV is unique in that it allows a variety of seating configurations that will manage a combination of passengers and payload. The second row owns a 40/20/40 split-fold and the third row has 60/40 split-fold versatility. Even with a family of five you can squeeze a surfboard inside the vehicle on your trip to the coast. The Sequoia also has hidden interior storage compartments and simple yet helpful features such as hooks to hang small bags. The available rear-seat Blu-ray Disc player (9-inch) and JBL Synthesis® audio system with 14 speakers will keep passengers from getting restless, while the Dynamic Laser Cruise Control lets you relax from behind the wheel. Outside of superior road trip comfort, the Sequoia holds the distinction as the best towing SUV on the market, capable of hauling up to 7400 lbs (3,357 kg) all the while packing a whopping 5.7 liter V8 that produces 381 horsepower. Factor in the standard Star Safety SystemT this SUV will keep your family comfortable, entertained and safe to and from your target, even if the journey is the destination. View more information on the 2016 Sequoia here.
If your family road trips take you off the beaten path then the 4Runner is your long distance driving companion. This seven passenger SUV comes with all sorts of features to keep all satisfied on extended expeditions. The front and rear 12V power outlets allow all to stay fully charged and connected while the 88 cubic feet of cargo is complemented by numerous storage compartments for essential road trip accessories. Don't let the tough reputation fool you into thinking that road trip leisure is left out of the equation. The 4Runner has a 6.1 inch touch-screen display that allows Siri Eyes Free, a CD player with MP3/WMA playback, eight JBL speakers (15 in the Limited), SiriusXM® Satellite Radio5, an auxiliary audio jack, USB port with iPod connectivity and voice commanded phone capability and Bluetooth wireless technology. This SUV, with 21 mpg (highway) 4 liter V6 that produces 270 horsepower, is an efficient road warrior and a favorite for family units with a penchant for adventure. View more information on the 2016 4Runner here.
Ready to take the great Canadian (or American) road trip? Start by test driving one or more of the top SUVs for long distance drives at our Greater Vancouver area dealership. Contact us today.