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The Best Toyota Models for Families: A Comprehensive Guide

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From the arrival of your first baby to growing families expanding past the standard 5-seater car, choosing the right car for your family is important to ensure your family’s comfort and safety wherever you go. Choosing the ideal family car is about more than just having the right number of seats. You need a vehicle that is comfortable for school runs and your daily commute, with the flexibility and space to take on weekend getaways and long road trips.  Gone are the days when a minivan or people mover was the only option for growing families. However, with so many models on the market, it can be difficult to know where to start. From traditional petrol engines to economical hybrids, to extra features such as push-to-unlock doors and a kick-sensor boot make juggling babies, school bags, groceries, or luggage simple.

Toyota Family Vehicles

If you’re looking for a reliable family vehicle that incorporates cutting-edge safety features with connected technology, look no further than Toyota. Voted as Australia’s most trusted car brand, you can count on Toyota to deliver a reliable family car that doesn’t compromise on safety, comfort, or space. Whether you need extra seats, more cargo space, an eco-friendly hybrid engine, or off-road capabilities, Toyota has the perfect vehicle for your family.  Talk to your local Brisbane Toyota dealers at Downtown Toyota today on 07 3896 0100 to discuss how we can help you find the perfect vehicle for your family's needs.

The Best Toyota Models for Families

Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry For Families

The Toyota Camry is the perfect option for families looking for a sleek and sporty sedan that has been designed to meet the space and safety needs of a family. Toyota’s 5-seater Camry is built with a powerful 2.5L petrol engine, with an optional 2.5L hybrid engine model that charges while you drive to deliver savings at the pump without having to slow down to recharge. 

All Toyota Camry models come with factory-installed Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to keep you and your family entertained wherever you roam, with access to all of your favorite music, podcasts, and audiobooks, as well as calling and messaging apps. Additionally, Ascent Sport, SX, and SL grades are equipped with an even bigger 9” touchscreen display with a 9-speaker JBL sound system on the SL variant for crystal clear sound quality as you drive.

With up to 524L of cargo space, the Toyota Camry has room for everything, from sporting equipment and school bags to camping gear and luggage for those family getaways. The intelligent Toyota Safety Sense technology allows you and your family to feel safe and secure wherever you go, with an in-built pre-collision safety system, 7 SRS airbags throughout the car, and a reverse camera with back guide monitoring.

With more power, more fun, more technology, and more safety features, the reimagined Toyota Camry is a great choice if you’re looking for a sedan family vehicle.  


Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4 For Families

The Toyota RAV4 is a compact SUV that provides a slightly more spacious option than the Camry without the constraints of a larger SUV when it comes to navigating city streets and narrow parking spots. Now available with a 2.5L hybrid engine, the Toyota RAV4 is a compact and economical family vehicle that doesn’t compromise on space or comfort. 

Built with 5 seats with the capacity to install 3 child seats and a cargo capacity of up to 580L, the Toyota RAV4 is spacious enough for the entire family, with a 1,500kg braked towing capacity. As a compact SUV, Toyota’s RAV4 is perfect for your daily commute, weekend getaways, and long-haul road trips with the family. 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will help you stay connected and keep the kids entertained while you drive, with wireless charging and a smart entry and start system on GXL, XSE, Cruiser, and Edge grades. 

When it comes to your family, there is no such thing as too safe, which is why Toyota has incorporated our cutting-edge range of safety sense technology and passive safety features in the RAV4 model, including a pre-collision safety system, active cruise control, and road sign assist. 

Delivering ample space, more power, and cost-saving fuel efficiency, the Toyota RAV4 makes a great choice for your next family vehicle.


Toyota Corolla Cross

Toyota Corolla Cross for families

The Corolla name is known for its legendary reliability and versatile functionality, and the first-ever Corolla Cross SUV certainly lives up to its name. This 5-seater family vehicle is available with a petrol or hybrid engine for all grades, boasting up to 436L of cargo space for all of your car storage needs. 

Equipped with all-new Toyota safety sense technology, you will have peace of mind when driving your loved ones around in your new Corolla Cross, including an in-built communication device designed to connect you with help if you’re in a serious accident. There is also a range of additional high-tech safety features available across different variants of the Corolla Cross, such as advanced park assist, blind spot monitoring, lane change assist, and a pre-collision safety system. 

With an in-built large multimedia display including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with voice recognition as standard, the Corolla Cross makes it easy to stay connected and enjoy your favorite entertainment while you drive. Plus, the Atmos grade comes with a 9-speaker JBL sound system, delivering crisp, booming audio. 

If you’re looking for reliability and safety in your next family car in the form of a spacious SUV with connected technology and entertainment the whole family can enjoy, consider Toyota’s all-new Corolla Cross.

Toyota Kluger

Toyota Kluger For Families

Combining practicality and luxury, the Toyota Kluger has room for the whole family without compromising on appearance or performance. The Toyota Kluger is a flexible SUV boasting 7 seats with foldable second and third rows to meet the changing needs of your family. Available in both 2WD and AWD, you can choose between a powerful V6 engine or an AWD hybrid engine.

When it comes to the Toyota Kluger, space isn’t an issue. Whether you’re frequently transporting your children and their friends to and from school, sports games, and sleepovers, there’s room for everyone. With 241L of cargo space when all 7 seats are in use, there is ample room to store school bags, work gear, and more. Plus, the Toyota Kluger boasts up to 552L of cargo space with the third row of seats folded down for those weekend adventures where you need the extra boot space. 

Equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as CD, USB, and Bluetooth available, the Toyota Kluger will help your family stay connected wherever you roam. Plus, the Toyota Kluger comes with a range of advanced safety features designed to keep your family safe while on the road, such as a pre-collision safety system, lane trace assist, dynamic cruise control, and 7 airbags, including two curtain shield airbags which run all the way to the third row. 

If your family has outgrown the standard 5-seater car and you’re looking for a spacious SUV with flexible seating and storage, you can’t look past the Toyota Kluger. 

Toyota Fortuner

Toyota Fortuner For Families

Another 7-seater SUV option for the growing family is the Toyota Fortuner. If you’re looking for an all-rounder vehicle that has room for the whole family and is tough enough to take on off-road adventures, the Toyota Fortuner could be your perfect family vehicle. 

With 150kW of power and a 3,100kg braked towing capacity, the Toyota Fortuner makes towing effortless. Comfortable on even the most rugged landscapes, the Toyota Fortuner is built for real off-roading with 4x4 drive and a rear differential lock to keep you surefooted.

This spacious SUV offers flexibility in both seating and cargo space, with foldable seats to increase interior cargo capacity for those off-road adventures. And with in-built safety features such as trailer sway control, downhill assist control on GXL and Crusade variants, and road sign assist, the Toyota Fortuner is designed with your family’s safety in mind. 

If space and durability are what you need, talk to your local Toyota dealers at Downtown Toyota today about test-driving the Toyota Fortuner.

Make Your Next Family Car A Toyota

From the sleek and spacious Toyota Camry to compact SUVs such as the Toyota RAV4 and Corolla Cross, and 7-seater SUVs including the Toyota Kluger and Fortuner, whether you’re just starting out or you need extra room to accommodate a growing family, Toyota has the family vehicle for you. 

As your local Brisbane Toyota dealership, the team at Downtown Toyota is passionate about helping you find the perfect vehicle for your family’s needs and budget. Our one-touch sales specialists make it easier than ever to drive away in the best car to suit your family. Call 07 3896 0100 today to find out how we can help you into your dream family car.