Spring might still be more than just around the corner, but the search for a vehicle to accompany your upcoming weekend getaways is already top of mind for many Southern BC residents. We understand that family road trips demand a vehicle that is not only capable but also up for the task. Whether you need something powerful enough to pull a travel trailer or boat, rugged enough to tackle any terrain, or spacious enough to pack all your camping essentials, Castlegar Toyota has got you covered! Let's explore our top picks for 2024 trucks and SUVs that you need for your next road trip!
Starting off strong, having a reliable vehicle that can comfortably tow anything from a toy hauler to a motorhome is always essential for any road trip. Equipped with a potent V-8 engine delivering 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque, the Toyota Tundra reigns supreme in hauling with its hefty 12,000-pound max towing capacity. If that power seems excessive, the Tacoma has been redesigned for 2024 and offers a powerful 326-horsepower hybrid engine capable of hauling up to 6,000 lbs of cargo when fully equipped.
If trucks aren’t your preference, Toyota offers several SUVs that still excel at hauling. You might be surprised to discover that the 2024 Sequoia makes it effortless to bring the fun along, boasting an impressive 9,000-lb towing capacity and a towing package that simplifies hitching up your family camper. The 2024 4Runner allows you to haul up to 5,000 lbs thanks to its sturdy frame and robust 4.0-liter V6 engine, which delivers 270 hp.
Venturing off the beaten path is a prerequisite for BC residents as they embark on their road trips. Fortunately, Toyota trucks and SUVs, many of which are part of the TRD Pro family, have been engineered with plenty of off-roading features for taking things off the pavement.
The 4Runner boasts an ultra-sturdy frame, upgraded suspension, selectable drive modes, and 4x4 capabilities. With features like an electronically locking rear differential and a new Multi-Terrain Selectable Drive Mode, you can confidently navigate off-road terrain while enjoying adaptable traction in various conditions.
For 2024, the Sequoia introduces quality upgrades such as upgraded Fox dampers, a front skid plate, a locking rear differential, and 18-inch wheels with 33-inch tires, enhancing its off-roading prowess.
The all-new Tacoma TRD Pro model comes equipped with enhanced performance features like the Suspension Lift, TRD Pro Skid Plate, TRD-Tuned FOX Internal Bypass Shocks, and 16-In. TRD Pro Wheels. It has been specifically engineered to conquer the most challenging terrain that Canada can offer.
Finally, the return of the beloved Toyota Land Cruiser provides features like Multi-Terrain Select (MTS) and Stabilizer Defense Mechanism, along with ground clearance of up to 221mm, making tackling tough BC terrain a breeze. Additionally, the 4WD system works overtime at the push of a button to lock the center differential when more traction is needed.
From preparing for family road trips to organizing camping equipment, the spacious interior plays a pivotal role in why Castlegar families prefer SUVs. The 2024 Highlander addresses this need by seamlessly blending a roomy three-row interior with versatile cargo options and convenient smart technologies. The XSE, Limited, and Platinum models provide seating for 7 with 2nd-row Captain’s Chairs, while other models comfortably accommodate 8 with a 2nd-row bench. Featuring 60/40 split fold-flat 3rd row and 2nd row seats, ample cargo space is available for all your adventures. Additionally, the hands-free power liftgate facilitates easy loading and unloading of essentials.
The Corolla Cross boasts a generously spacious interior and an array of comfort features, ensuring a smooth journey to your destination. The 60:40 split-fold rear seats create 440 litres of cargo space, complemented by wide rear doors and a low cargo-loading height for effortless loading and unloading of essentials.
With the capacity to seat up to 8 individuals, the Sequoia provides 86.9 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the first row (with all seats folded down), 49.0 cubic feet behind the second row, and 22.3 cubic feet behind the third.
Lastly, the all-new 2024 Grand Highlander, Toyota’s latest addition to its family-friendly SUV lineup and considered the larger, enhanced counterpart to the Highlander, offers 97.5 cu. ft. of cargo space and three rows of seating for up to 8 passengers.
Eager to experience a test drive in these fantastic vehicles for your upcoming road trip? Feel free to reach out to us at Castlegar Toyota today or visit our lot. Our team is prepared to help you kick off your next weekend getaway! Browse the latest lineup of Toyota Trucks and SUVs today!