Some of the best Toyota SUVs in 2019
Toyota builds a wide variety of crossovers and SUVs, from the simple, economical C-HR to the best-selling RAV4 to the legendary off-road-oriented 4Runner and Highlander. Orangeville customers can find a wide range of Toyota SUVs at our Orangeville Toyota dealership today! There are many reasons why you would want to choose an SUV as your next vehicle, and at Orangeville Toyota, we have the selection you are looking for. At our dealership, we make it our mission to not only supply our customers with high-end Toyota vehicles and services but also with interesting content about our vehicles and the industry as a whole. In this blog, we do just that. That’s right, in this blog, we share some information about some of the best Toyota SUVs on the market in 2019!
Toyota opted to give it a full redesign for 2019, and the new model looks poised to build off of the old RAV4’s success. Two different powertrains along with several different variants are offered. Basic gas-powered models use a 2.5-litre 4-cylinder making 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, paired with an 8-speed automatic. AWD is optional. There’s also a RAV4 Hybrid, which puts out 219 hp and uses a continuously variable transmission. AWD is standard on the hybrid, which uses electric motors to power the rear wheels. Unlike the outgoing RAV4 Hybrid, the new one is capable of mild off-roading and even features a “Trail” button on the center console.
The Highlander is Toyota’s midsize family-hauling crossover, with room for up to eight passengers and loads of cargo room. It will also be fully-redesigned for the 2020 model year. While full details on the new Highlander have yet to be released, rest assured that it will improve on the outgoing model in nearly every way, with better safety features, better infotainment tech, and greater efficiency with regard to both space and fuel economy. While lower trims of the outgoing model were offered with a 4-cylinder engine, Toyota has made a 3.5-liter V6 the standard engine on the new Highlander. The output is 295 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque.
The 4Runner is a genuine off-road SUV, with body-on-frame construction, a solid rear axle, and a true low-range 4-wheel drive. Given its inherent off-road capability, we tend to favor the two off-road-oriented trims in the 4Runner lineup. The 4Runner TRD Off-Road starts things off with a charmingly old-school manual gear lever for shifting into 4WD, a locking rear differential, and Toyota’s Multi-Terrain Select and Crawl Control features. Optional is the clever KDSS, or Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, which can detect when the vehicle is driving over rough terrain and automatically disconnect the sway bars for added articulation. Positioned above the TRD Off-Road is the TRD Pro model. Starting with a TRD Off-Road as its base, the 2020 TRD Pro comes with a Fox-developed off-road suspension system, a front skid plate, black TRD wheels, all-terrain tires, the “TOYOTA” wordmark grille, a unique roof rack and more.
Another ancient truck-based Toyota SUV, the Sequoia has been on sale since way back in 2008. While it’s managed to remain somewhat relevant thanks to updates over the years, the Sequoia feels like a step back in time, with interior and exterior styling straight out of the late 2000s. Still, the Sequoia is large, offering room for up to eight passengers and all of their things. It’s also got a towing capacity of up to 7,400 pounds, while this lags behind the other full-size SUVs on sale today, it’s still more than what you get with a midsize family hauler like the Highlander. In order to try to keep it relevant heading into yet another model year, Toyota has opted to add some modern tech features to the Sequoia like push-button start and Apple CarPlay, and will introduce a TRD Pro version of the vehicle for 2020, which comes equipped with Fox-tuned shock absorbers, Rigid Industries fog lights, BBS wheels, a front skid plate, a TRD cat-back exhaust, and a unique platform-style roof-rack that increases the vehicle’s cargo capacity even further.
Orangeville customers can find any of these Toyota SUVs at our Orangeville Toyota dealership today! We are always encouraging our customers to schedule a test drive on our website. Click here to find our contact information, schedule a test drive, or to speak with a representative.