When you plan to buy a car, and as an adventurous family, you must consider a car that is best suited for a family adventure. Maybe the best pick could be a Toyota?
Australian terrain is rugged, and if you decide to conquer it, you need a car with no problems dominating dirty and challenging action and being comfortable.
While choosing an action-packed car, you might have many questions. For example, which car is best suited to your family? Which car has enough space for family and luggage? Is a luxury interior a priority or a hard-wearing interior a better fit? Will you need to tow a caravan or boat?
Finding a family car that suits your needs is challenging. We get it at Ken Mills Toyota Nambour; you want to get it right before signing the dotted line. So we’ve put together some points to consider on your Toyota buying journey.
Matching the size of the car and the size of the family is all about balance. Although you want enough space for your family, you don’t want a big elephant that is impractical. Practical in the sense that the entire area is utilised, is comfortable, and the car is manageable for you. Remember, apart from fitting your family comfortably inside; you will also have to drive and park the vehicle safely.
When considering a Toyota that has enough space, don’t forget to consider innovative storage solutions and an intelligent design – considering this, a Toyota RAV4. It is one of the best family SUV’s on the market.
With family vehicles, safety is extra important. Therefore, you want a car that has passed safety tests with excellence and has a reputation as a safe car for the family.
Toyota Kluger/Highlander received a five-star ANCAP safety rating in 2021. In addition, it received 5 out of 5 stars for safety and the extended features that it provides. In the latest ANCAP test, the Toyota Kluger/Highlander was ranked as the safest vehicle out of 11 new cars tested. This ranking is due to features like the full suite of advanced safety tech fitted as standard and protection for all three rows of seats with curtain airbags.
3. Toyota Fuel efficiency
Any parent knows that taking care of a family is not cheap! You try to save a dollar or two wherever you can, and often, that includes your weekly fuel up. Gone are the days of petrol being under one dollar a litre, and so buying a fuel efficient car is essential, so you don’t feel the burn in your pocket each time you go to fill the tank. Good fuel efficiency allows you to spend your money on something you need.
The most fuel-efficient Toyota SUV is the Toyota Rav 4, with fuel consumption ranging from 4.7 to 7.5L/100km. However, if a 4X4 is more suited to your family, the diesel Toyota Landcruiser Prado is an excellent option with a 150L tank and 7.9L/100km consumption.
When it comes to the reliability of a car, two things stand out. Firstly, reputation is a huge factor and one that Toyota does well, being the most trusted car brand in Australia. Secondly, the country in which a car is made plays a big part in reliability. Vehicles made in Japan, like Toyota, are known for their mechanical strength.
How to Pick The Best Toyota for Your Family?
When buying a family car and making comparisons, the internet is your friend. Compare prices, features, fuel consumption, safety ratings and reviews to help you narrow down the option that fits your family best. But, don’t be easily tempted by the most tricked-out 4X4 or the sportiest SUV. While these might be the best for your next road trip, they might not be the best for your everyday life. The best way to pick a vehicle is to assess your needs and then pick accordingly.