Which 7-8 seats Toyota vehicle should you pick?
Which 7-8 seats Toyota vehicle should you pick?
Posted on July 22, 2020
Are you living in the communities of Amherst, Moncton or Truro and are currently in the market for a new family vehicle with enough seating for seven or eight people? If you regularly do family trips, or are involved with your children’s sports teams or need extra seating in your work vehicle—and you are looking for a fuel efficient, reliable yet comfortable to drive vehicle—then it might be time to take a look at the latest multi-seater vehicle line up from Toyota, available now at your local Toyota dealership, Amherst Toyota.
Multi-Seater Vehicle Options at Toyota
If you are looking for vehicles that comfortably seat seven to eight people, then the Toyota Highlander—an SUV crossover—has been sold in North America since 2001, and is an 8-seater SUV which now comes in hybrid version—the 2020 Highlander Hybrid LE AWD, available this spring at your local Toyota dealership, Amherst Toyota.
Or, if you want a multi-seater vehicle that looks more like a truck on the exterior, but with the interior styling of an SUV, then you might want to look at the new Toyota 4Runner—a capable, off-road styled SUV that can seat seven that is as easy to drive on the highway as it is on the trails.
Still looking for the best 7-seater SUV? You could also consider the new Sequoia from Toyota—especially if you need strong 4WD capability and towing ability. The Sequoia from Toyota debuted first in 2001, winning over drivers that needed the power of a truck but wanted more luxury and seating in the interior. If a minivan is more your style, then you could choose the 2020 Toyota Sienna, Toyota’s minivan that was first introduced in 1998, which seats 7 to 8 passengers comfortably and has all the features that make minivans a popular choice for drivers transporting multiple passengers.
The 2020 Toyota Highlander easily seats 8 people, and its interior includes front heated seats as standard, an 8-way adjustable power front seat, 4-way manual front passenger seat, middle bench seats that recline and rear third row seats that fold 60/40 flat, and also recline.
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In the new Toyota 4Runner, which seats seven, you’ll enjoy standard heated front seats in SofTex fabric, a fold-down armrest with cup holders, 8-way adjustable driver’s seat and 4-way power adjustable front passenger seat, as well as power windows, tilt and telescopic leather covered steering wheel and sliding sun visors.
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Or, you could choose the new Sequoia, with seating for eight (7 in the Platinum model), heated front leather seats, a 10-way adjustable driver’s seat for the ultimate in comfort, power folding third row seats that also fold down in a 60/40 configuration, sliding sun visors with illuminated mirrors and many other luxurious touches.
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However, if the Sienna has caught your eye with its classic minivan styling and ease of getting in and out with the dual sliding doors, then you’ll be pleased with the interior featuring captain seats with foldable armrests, the Split and Stow third row seating—allowing lots of extra storage space—a conversation mirror (to talk to your passengers), rear seat heater ducts and three-zone independent automatic climate control.
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Engines and Capabilities
With the 2020 Toyota Highlander you’ll enjoy the 295 horsepower, 3.5L 6-cylinder direct injection engine with 8-speed automatic transmission, and a fuel efficiency rating of 11.9L/8.3L (city/highway) per 100 km, or enjoy even greater fuel efficiency when you buy the hybrid version, which comes with a 2.5L 4-cylinder hybrid synergy drive engine.
With the 2020 Toyota 4Runner, you’ll enjoy the ability to tow 5,000 lbs with the 4.0L V6 Engine and one-touch 4WD with Active Traction Control, towing hitch and trailer sway control, and front and rear ventilated disc brakes.
When you choose the 2020 Toyota Sequoia, you have a towing capacity of 7,099 lbs, and under the hood you’ll find the sequential multiport electronic fuel injection 5.7L DOHC V8 with VVT, with independent front and rear suspension, hydraulic steering and a stainless steel exhaust system.
Or, when you choose the 2020 Toyota Sienna, this Toyota minivan features a 3.5L V6 Engine and 8-speed Automatic Transmission. Then the Sienna 3.5L V6 Engine and 8-speed Automatic Transmission with 296 hp, and a fuel economy rating of 12.6L/11.0L (city/highway) per 100 km.
The Fun Stuff
The new Toyota Highlander is a virtual command center on wheels, which will come in handy when you are transporting family members, kids or co-workers. See all your vehicle’s functions in the handy 4.2-in colour TFT Multi Information Display, and stay completely connected with your smartphone by using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with the 8-inch touchscreen, four USB charging ports, six speakers and Siri Eyes-Free.
In the 2020 Toyota 4Runner you are surrounded by all the entertainment and information options you could possibly need, including an 8-inch touchscreen, one audio auxiliary input jack and one USB charging port, eight speakers, a 10-year subscription to Toyota’s Service Connect, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, plus the ability to connect your smartphone via Apple CarPlay and/or Android Auto.
With the new Sequoia, you get many of the same features available on the 4Runner, but when you upgrade to the Platinum model you will truly be driving in connectivity with features like embedded navigation, traffic and weather, map updates (three over three years) a one-year subscription to Destination Assist Connect, a 14-speaker JBL Audio System and—for the pleasure of your rear seat passengers—a rear seat entertainment system with 9-inch display and HDMI input.
In the 2020 Toyota Sienna, a great family vehicle—you will enjoy plenty of entertainment options as well to keep both you and your family members informed and entertained safely, including Bluetooth capability, phonebook and streaming audio (via Bluetooth), four speakers, AM/FM/MP3 and WMA capabilities, USB audio input, advanced voice recognition and a 7-inch display screen.
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So there you have it—information on the best Toyota vehicles for those of you transporting up to eight passengers. For the real test, we invite you into Amherst Toyota on Lord Amherst Street, to come meet our experienced sales team, and to check out our huge variety of multi-person vehicles for sale or lease. Our friendly team will find exactly the vehicle you are looking for so you will be travelling comfortably and in style, no matter what your budget.