Toyota has always been known for creating quality vehicles, though it can’t be denied that certain efforts are more successful than others. When you sell 200 million cars, there’s bound to be favorites when it comes to which ones perform the best. If you’re looking for a car that’s going to be both fun to drive and practical enough to last until your grandchildren are ready to get behind the wheel, keep these seven favorites of US News & World Report in mind.
The Avalon has the space, fuel efficiency, and horsepower to satisfy any family. With a 3.5L V6 and a 6-speed automatic transmission, it’s surprisingly fast. US News & World Report praises the Avalon for being a reliable car at a reasonable price.
A household name in countries around the world, the Camry got a makeover for 2018. It’s still fuel-efficient and safe, but it got some upgrades in terms of its base engine and infotainment features. Drivers can choose a model of the Camry with up to 301 horsepower coupled with an 8-speed transmission.
If you’re looking for a midsize SUV that puts quality at the top of its priorities, then test drive the Highlander for its fancy cabin and impressive safety components. From pre-collision braking to stable seating for kids of all ages, this SUV delivers quite a lot for a surprisingly affordable price tag.
Toyota was one of the first car companies to offer a best-selling Hybrid — in fact, it’s number one in America for its class. The Prius shows Toyota’s commitment to the environment. People love this car not just because it saves them on gas, but also because it has a luxurious cabin and plenty of trunk space for whatever they need to haul.
This car was originally the Scion FR-S, and it features a handling experience that any driver would want to write home about. The seats support both driver and passenger as it sails along twisty roads. Its engine may only deliver 200 horsepower, but couple the 2L 4 cylinder engine with its lightweight body and you have a car that’s ready to drive. What’s really impressive though is that it’s a sports car that will save you trips to the tank with its fuel-efficient engine.
Get all-wheel drive in the Sienna for all those unexpected weather encounters you’ll face with your family. With a solid entertainment system, comfortable seating and high resale value, it’s clear why it made the list of quality vehicles in the Toyota family.
Prius Prime (2017)
This is a new plug-in hybrid that’s brand new to Toyota, but it’s managed to make a splash for the way it smoothly transitions from gas to electric. With 25 miles of range, it’s an excellent choice for those with short commutes. Comes with bucket seating for up to four passengers and plenty of safety and entertainment features.