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We've covered the top cars and trucks to give as a gift to that special someone this December, but there are also those in the market for a vehicle for the family. Now is a great time of the year to make this purchase decision because not only is it a present that the whole household will enjoy, there are great seasonal promotions running at this very moment. So remember to add yourselves to your shopping itinerary in the weeks ahead and use the following list as your guide.
Top 2018-19 Family Vehicles to Park in Your Driveway This Holiday Season
2019 Toyota Sienna
Why use the season to be jolly to get your family this stylish minivan? Because it's the best vehicle in its class for winter driving in BC, be it Downtown Vancouver or the Sea to Sky Highway.
For one, it packs a surprising amount of power thanks to the advanced 3.5-liter 296-hp V6 direct-injection engine, Direct Shift 8-Speed Automatic Transmission and available sport-tuned suspension with sport-calibrated Electric Power Steering (in the SE). Better yet, the Sienna has long been the only minivan in North America that offers available All-Wheel-Drive (AWD). The vehicle also provides comfort to all within, with three distinct climate control zones, soft touch contrast stitching, and available leather seating along with thrilling frills such as Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay support, a Dual-View Entertainment Center with Blu-ray, and two pairs of wireless headphones. You can reference all of the reasons that the Sienna is not only the best minivan on the market for winter driving, but a family vehicle that will be enjoyed all days of the year, beginning this Christmas.
View more on the 2019 Toyota Sienna, prices starting at just $37,060.
2019 Toyota Highlander
The Highlander name has been synonymous with family vehicle since the first generation came to market back in 2001. And although it's turning 18 this year, it remains comfortable wearing the badge. That being said, the SUV is spreading it's wings for 2019 and once your family opens this gift they'll see the difference.
The sleek and sophisticated exterior with LED taillights and large alloy wheels set the tone for what's within, including available perforated leather-trimmed seating and an available panoramic moonroof. Passengers, especially the younger ones, embrace the connectivity that the SUV offers, with 5 USB ports and an available rear-seat Blu-ray Disc entertainment system that drops down for seamless viewing.
Parents will love the available 3.5-liter V6 direct-injection engine and available Direct Shift 8-speed Automatic Transmission which together equate the best in both power and efficiency. Factor in the available All-Wheel Drive with Active Torque Control, Hill-start Assist Control, and Downhill Assist Control and you can see why the new Highlander has made the 2019 list of the top SUVs for winter driving. Those that manage the budget in the family will also appreciate the Highlander Hybrid, which generates up to 306 hybrid system net horsepower to deliver an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city when optimizing ECO and EV Modes.
2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid AWD
Not all family units need to seat 8-passengers and a dog named spot. Young families in the market for a sporty yet extremely efficient vehicle need to look no further than this current year's RAV4 Hybrid with All-Wheel-Drive intelligence (AWD-i).
This crossover SUV has redefined what's possible, with 194 net horsepower and remarkable acceleration on the open road. The AWD-i helps deliver instant torque to the rear wheels when the vehicle is in need of more traction, which means the family can take it for a spin after opening on Christmas even if it is a white one. Feel free to drive for longer too, as the hybrid offers an EPA-estimated 34 mpg city, which can be managed via the energy monitor and distinctive gauge cluster that lets upfront personal keep an eye on the Hybrid Synergy Drive system. You can also keep a keener eye on the snow-flurried road thanks to halogen projector-beam headlights and halogen Daytime Running Lights (LE).
Tech-savvy highlights and conveniences include a 4.2-inch TFT Multi-Information Display, advanced voice recognition, Bluetooth hands-free phone controls, a Smart Key System on the front doors and lift-gate with Push Button Start.
View more on the 2018 Toyota RAV4 AWD, prices starting at $36,705. Or, if you're in the market for a crossover that's not as robust, you can do no wrong with the RAV4 FWD which starts at just $29,665.
Since this gift is for you and the family, you may as well schedule a test drive to see which one suits your household best. Contact Westminster Toyota today before Santa heads your way.