Whether you’re driving kids to school or coworkers to the office, if you carpool, you know your vehicle needs to meet certain requirements. From spacious seats to backseat entertainment, these are the best Toyota models for carpooling.
1. Toyota Highlander
When space is what you’re after, the 2017 Toyota Highlander delivers. Inside you’ll find seating for up to eight, making this the ideal SUV for transporting children and adults alike. Plus, with five USB ports throughout the vehicle, your passengers can keep mobile devices charged and ready to go. If you need to haul the soccer team and their gear to the next practice, you’ll also appreciate the spacious cargo area and 60/40 split third-row seat that accommodates your needs.
2. Toyota Sienna
The 2017 Toyota Sienna can keep any backseat passenger happy with the available Dual-View Blu-ray Disc Entertainment Center. This system features a 16.4-inch color display that includes two wireless headphones, a remote, RCA jacks, and two 120-volt power outlets. The unique dual-screen design can show one wide-angle image or two smaller images from separate sources. The available lounge seating on the second row lets your passengers kick back and relax.
3. Toyota Avalon
If comfort is more important than passenger capacity, the 2017 Toyota Avalon offers all the luxurious touches you need. The standard leather-trimmed seats and soft touches will surround you, while the available heated and ventilated front seats add an extra layer of comfort. Even rear seat passengers get to ride in relaxation with the available heated seats and nearly flat floor that offers plenty of legroom. Finally, thoughtful touches like the available power rear sunshade and ambient lighting around the cup holders and door handles simply add to the comfort.
4. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
If you’re carpooling to help the environment, you can take it one step further by doing so in the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. This crossover gives you a spacious interior and great fuel economy. Special features help reduce noise and vibration so you and your passengers enjoy a smooth and quiet ride. The vehicle comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid engine that generates 194 net system horsepower so you can get up and go when you need to, but still get an EPA-estimated 34 mpg in the city to keep your wallet happy.
5. Toyota Sequoia
When your carpool duties call for full-size SUV luxuries, turn to the 2017 Toyota Sequoia. The inside of the Sequoia is perfectly designed to meet your needs. When you’re driving everyone around, leave the seats up to fit up to eight people. The second-row climate controls mean your rear seat passengers can adjust their own temperature to the perfect setting. Plus, the standard power tilt and slide moonroof don’t just let plenty of natural light inside the cabin; they also give your passengers a unique view outside the vehicle.
Whether you’re looking for the exceptional gas mileage of a hybrid or the openness of an SUV, these Toyota models are the best for carpooling.
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