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The average family size may just be 2.4 (not counting the dog) in Greater Vancouver, but some of you don't play by those rules. You also don't conform to the norm when it comes to what's considered a family vehicle, opting out of the traditional SUV or minivan for something a bit meatier. Toyota salutes you for it. Today, we deliver our picks for making both your rural commute and weekend adventures seamless, efficient, and fun for the whole brood.
Top 3 Toyota Trucks for Big Families in 2018
Toyota Tundra 2018
This full size truck was tailor-made for construction crews and big families all the same. For starters, you'll hit the road together with confidence, with two powerful i-FORCE engines to choose from. There's the beefy 5.7L V8 or the equally tough but especially efficient 4.6L V8, a duo selection that allows you to adapt a Tundra to your life. Both engines boast Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence to enhance engine breathing and ventilation for optimal power and efficiency.
Your five passengers (minimum) will be able to hop in and out of the full size truck or swap a car seat in and out with ease when you opt for the SR5, Limited, or Platinum, all of which feature two full-size front doors and two full-size rear doors. The cabin is spacious, and although the Tundra wears a tough exterior, the inside interior is downright luxurious, and will have your lot feeling right at home. And for those parts of the day when you're not lugging the kids around to school or soccer practice, you'll be able to access usable cabin space, as the rear seats fold up, instead of flat (Double Cab / CrewMax) which not only creates more room, it lets you load work (or play) cargo with ease.
The Tundra has a towing capacity up to 10,200 lbs and a cargo bed extending up to 8.1 ft (SR/SR5/Limited) so you can hitch a trailer and practically pitch a tent in the back if you desire. Especially adventurous families may look to the Tundra TRD Off-Road Package, which includes Bilstein® shocks, engine and fuel tank skid plates, front tow hooks, and other features that will have your crew tackle the toughest terrain. No need to worry about your family's safety through it all, as the truck comes standard with Toyota Safety SenseT P and Toyota's Star Safety System. View full specs and our current inventory of the 2018 Toyota Tundra.
Toyota 4Runner 2018
OK, so the seven passenger 4Runner is technically an SUV, but it doesn't seem to know or behave like it. If it looks like a truck, acts like a truck, and performs like a truck, then it's a truck. This vehicle is without a doubt the toughest of its kind, thanks to a body-on-frame platform, powerful V6 engine, and advanced terrain-conquering technologies that include available Locking Rear Differential, a Multi-Terrain Select function, a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System and Crawl Control. Is the 4Runner really an SUV? Sometimes we're not so sure.
On the inside, the 4Runner offers all of the family conveniences of the top sports utility vehicles on the market. Available features include a 6.1-inch high-resolution touch-screen display and integrated backup camera display, in addition to Bluetooth wireless technology, satellite radio, CD and MP3/WMA capability, a USB port and auxiliary audio jack in addition to front and rear 12V power outlets for charging (or running) personal electronics. If you opt for the Limited your big family will enjoy even bigger sound as your soundtrack plays through the 15 JBL speaker set-up that includes a bass-booming subwoofer. Teenagers will appreciate the latter.
The 4Runner is perfect for family weekend and vacation adventures, accommodating the gear for a lot of five (and more) thanks to 88 cubic feet of cargo made accessible via its 40/20/40 split and fold-flat versatility and power rear glass. The available sliding rear cargo deck which supports up to 440 lbs makes for a perfect platform for your kids to hang out on while you prep the tent and campfire. The family vehicle also includes a superior LATCH system for children, which includes lower anchors on outboard second-row seats and tether anchors on all second-row seats, in addition to child-protector rear door locks and power window lockout. View full specs and our current inventory of 2018 Toyota 4Runner.
Toyota Tacoma 2018
The Tacoma is perfect for big families that don't play around when it comes to playtime, thanks to an available 3.5-liter V6 which includes a standard Tow Package that can manage up to 6800 lbs. The composite bed features an easy lower tailgate that opens so smoothly even your pre-teens will be able to help you get a head start on unloading gear. Additional options such as the electronically locking rear differential, Crawl Control, and Multi-terrain Select will give you the trust you need when navigating uncharted territory with your prized possessions seated safely in the back of this confident vehicle.
The high-tech dash and available 4.2-inch color Multi-Information Display may make the driver side interior feel like a command center, but the Tacoma cabin is the ultimate family hangout. The layout is intuitive, stylish, and comforting, integrating soft-touch materials throughout. If you choose the Tacoma Off-Road grade, your party of five will enjoy features such as available leather-trimmed seating surfaces, standard dual zone automatic climate control, and more. Your modern and tech-savvy family will also appreciate the available Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging station. But what will really get you all excited is the standard GoPro mount on the windshield, a feature that will help you capture and share a lifetime of memories. Other magical family moments will come from the available power moonroof, inviting the kids to sit side by side and gaze at the stars as your family road trip extends into the late evening and night.
The truck is equipped with Toyota Safety Sense P and the renowned Star Safety System. The Tacoma also comes with the LATCH system for car seats, and if you roll with the Double Cab you'll get child-protector rear door locks to boot. View full specs and our current inventory of 2018 Toyota Tacoma.
Bring your whole family down to our Greater Vancouver dealership to test drive one (or all) of the top trucks for big families on the market. Contact Westminster Toyota today.