Best Weekend Warrior Vehicles for the Summer of 2018

Best Weekend Warrior Vehicles for the Summer of 2018

Like it or not, most of us live in a world that demands the most of our attention from Monday to Friday, leaving the weekends as a means of escape from the 9 to 5 (and often more) grind. Some of us capitalize on this two or three day window more than others, hitting the road in search of adventure at every possible turn. In the summertime in BC, this opportunity expands, with each excursion creating a memory that will reverberate all year long. And in order to take full advantage, you will need a vehicle that can get you where you need to go no matter how challenging the road may be, while still serving your needs as you and the vehicle return to station in time for Monday morning roll call.

3 Toyota Vehicles That Are Perfect for Your Weekend Adventures this Summer Season

2018 Toyota RAV4

One thing you're seeking to escape each and every weekend is the hustle, bustle and noise of weekdays. The new RAV4 can help with that, as it has been engineered to reduce noise, vibration and overall "harshness" when driving on city streets and highways alike, providing you with a quieter cabin that allows you to focus on your adventures to come. When rolling with the 2018 RAV SE, you'll also gain available Dynamic Torque-Control AWD to enhance handling, while its Sport Mode ramps things up with more action-packed acceleration and modified shift points from the vehicle's 6-speed automatic transmission.

As a weekend warrior you will probably have your hands full this summer, literally, with all sorts of outdoor recreational gear (surfboard, paddles, packs, etc.) that you need to load as you near your vehicle. This is where the new RAV4 really comes in handy, with its available foot-activated power lift gate which senses your Smart Key fob and opens when you wave your hiking shoes or flip flops under the center of the rear bumper. When that hatch opens, you'll find that everything fits in seamlessly, thanks to the 60/40 split second-row seat system that allows up to 73.4 cubic feet of cargo space.

The above features are just the tip of the iceberg for your summertime weekend adventures. View our complete RAV4 inventory to view which ones suit your unique needs best.

2018 Toyota 4Runner

With the vehicle's evident body-on-frame platform and sound of its powerful V6 engine, the SUV (truck?) screams weekend warrior. You don't have to worry about protecting that engine when navigating the off-roads surrounding the Lower Mainland, thanks to the 4Runner's integrated skid plates which offer the engine, front suspension, and fuel tank superior protection. Of course, those roads won't feel like much of a threat when you consider the vehicle's independent double-wishbone front/4-link and coil-spring rear suspension. The 4Runner SR5 also enjoys an available dial-type transfer case which lets you switch into low range for extreme low-speed off-road conditions. Additional available features include a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, Hill Start Assist Control, Downhill Assist Control, and  Crawl Control which automatically modulates the throttle and brakes when navigating the terrain at low speed.

There are many other conveniences that Saturday and Sunday soldiers will dig. Getting your gear in and out of the 4Runner is a breeze thanks to an available trifecta that includes a sliding rear cargo deck, power rear glass, and 40/20/40 fold flat second row seats that create up to 88 cubic feet of cargo room. Check out our current 4Runner inventory here.

2018 Toyota Tacoma

Truck lovers will not only appreciate what the Tacoma can do for them during their taxing work week, they will sing its praises on the Saturday/Sunday fun days too. For one, Toyota knows that unlike with many of your weekdays, the summer weekend ones run well passed sunset, which is why they made projector-beam headlights standard on the Tacoma. The projector-beam headlights shine bright to provide drivers with an enhanced nighttime view of the road. 

There's a good chance that many of you weekend warriors will be towing along recreational toys this summer, which is why you'll appreciate the available 3.5-liter V6, which includes a standard Tow Package that affords a 6800 lb towing capacity. Available Bilstein shocks along with available Crawl Control and Multi-terrain Select will ease whatever "punishment" you attempt to throw in your Tacoma's path, as it gobbles up the bumps, potholes, and gravel as if it was sipping a Slurpee. 

For all of its beast-like tendencies, the new Tacoma also remains be a technological marvel. The interior has been constructed with also sorts of tech and auto-infotainment features that you'll come to depend on to optimize your weekends. These include available Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging, a standard backup camera, and a standard integrated GoPro mount on the windshield to help you capture (and playback) all of your weekend adventures. Lastly, the  available power moonroof will let you feel the quintessential summer breeze come through as you enjoy every single minute of freedom. View our expansive lineup of new Tacoma trucks for sale right here. 

Contact Westminster Toyota today to schedule a test drive in one or all of the above weekend warrior vehicles.