Toyota has a remarkable range of family cars. The Hybrid range offers class-leading efficiency, and all models from the Yaris onwards come as standard with a version of Toyota’s Safety Sense pre-collision system. This is designed to keep you out of harm’s way and can include Auto High Beam and Road Sign Assist.
This strive for efficiency and safety is what sets Toyota apart. Families who value efficiency and safety can look to Toyota to lead the way. If you value the same, below we’ll reveal the best Toyota cars for family life.
A small car that’s big on features
If you have a small family and require an efficient runabout, the Toyota Yaris might just be the perfect car for you. It’s got a roomy 286-litre boot and spacious accommodation for five passengers. It’s also available with 3 or 5-doors.
The Yaris is available with a petrol engine or hybrid drivetrain. The hybrid will return an incredible 85.6mpg combined and is paired with an automatic transmission.
You have six trim levels to choose from. All models come with Toyota Safety Sense. Excel models come as standard with automatic air conditioning, automatic headlights and wipers and part leather and alcantara seats for a touch of luxury.
A practical saloon that gets the basics right
For a long time, the Toyota Avensis has been a family favourite. The latest version is the best yet, with abundant space and a practical cabin. It has everything a family needs and impresses out on the road with eager performance.
The Avensis is powered by a range of petrol and diesel engines. The 2.0 diesel is the fastest and will return up to 62.8mpg combined.
With its 507-litre boot which expands to 1,320-litres with the rear seats folded, you’ll always have enough space with the Avensis. The cabin has space for five passengers and features like LED headlights, powered lumbar support and cruise control are available as standard.
Toyota Auris Touring Sports
A versatile estate car for everyday adventures
Looking for a versatile and sporty family tourer? The Auris Touring Sports fits the bill. This dynamic family estate offers roomy accommodation for five passengers, generous rear legroom and a huge 507-litre boot which expands to 1,635-litres with the rear seats folded.
Powered by a range of turbocharged engines, the Auris Touring Sports has strong performance and will return up to 65.6mpg combined.
Choose from four well-equipped trim levels. All models feature a 7” touchscreen, reversing camera and Toyota Safety Sense as standard. Cruise control and beautiful alcantara sports seats are available as standard further up the range.
An ultra-modern crossover with a premium specification
If you’re sold on the idea of a crossover, the Toyota CH-R is an ultra-modern option. Its curvaceous styling and muscular silhouette are original and distinctive, and it backs up those alluring looks with a great drive and specification.
This is crossover motoring at its finest. There’s more space inside than a hatchback, yet the running costs are just as low with this model returning up to 74.3mpg combined.
It’s an exceptionally safe car too. All models feature Toyota Safety Sense with Pre-collision Assist and Pedestrian Detection. As standard, this model also has Adaptive Cruise Control, a reversing camera and an 8" touchscreen.
A rugged, stylish and spacious family 4x4
The Toyota RAV4 is hands-down the best urban SUV on sale. It’s perfect for families with a blend of economy, performance and space. It’s available with FWD or AWD, and also with a hybrid petrol drivetrain in FWD or AWD form.
Fuel economy is excellent. The RAV4 Hybrid will return up to 53.2mpg combined in 4x4 form, making it a top choice as a daily driver.
Equipment is generous across the range. Choose from four trim levels, with a 7” touchscreen and reversing camera fitted as standard. Buying the RAV4 for space? You’ll love the 547-litre boot and underfloor storage area which makes loading a piece of cake.
A spacious 7-seater with excellent efficiency
Need seven seats? The Toyota Verso delivers. It’s equipped for all your family adventures with a 2+3+2 seat arrangement and smart technologies. These include keyless entry, Toyota Safety Sense and a 7” touchscreen with a reversing camera.
This model is available with a 1.6 petrol or 1.6 diesel engine. It’ll return up to 62.8mpg combined and emits just 119 g/km CO2 with diesel power.
With all seven seats in place, the Verso has a 155-litre boot. Fold the third row and that expands to 440-litres. Fold the second row and you get 1,696-litres. Suffice to say, there’s always enough space with the Verso. It’s a family car built for whatever you throw at it.