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Which Toyota SUV Suits Your Sunshine Coast Lifestyle?

When it comes to buying a car, the possibilities are endless. It can become confusing, and the ever evolving options available make it almost impossible to decide on the perfect vehicle. So before you jump in and start going from car yard to car yard and getting quotes and doing test drives all over the Sunshine Coast… STOP. Take a breath. And start your process of elimination based on your needs, your lifestyle, your desires and your budget. 

Knowing where to start with your selection is often perplexing. Do you start with budget, then needs and lastly desire? Or do you start with what you want, then your needs and then work to a budget from there? So many questions and you haven’t even gotten to the models of Toyota SUVs the Sunshine Coast has to offer yet. Let’s face it, there is a lot to consider.  

Toyota SUVs Sunshine Coast edition 

To help make the process just a little bit easier for you, below you will find the range of Toyota SUVs and who each car will best suit. Learn about each model’s best features and how they’ll benefit your Sunshine Coast lifestyle. 

Yaris Cross 

The Yaris Cross is a crossover of the city hatchback and an AWD. This compact little hybrid offers drivers the best of both worlds with very functional features. This 5 seater hybrid comes in 3 different variants – GX, GXL and URBAN.  

Toyota says “Small now has it all”, and they are not wrong! 

Features 

  • Quick performance 
  • Reversing camera 
  • 8 airbags 
  • Apple CarPlay / Android Auto 
  • 7” touch screen display 
  • Cargo space: 390L 
  • Toyota Stolen Vehicle Tracking 
  • Toyota Emergency Assistance 
  • Fuel economy: 3.8L/100km 
  • Road sign assist 
  • Pre-Collision Safety System 
  • Smart entry and start 
  • Sat Nav* 
  • Blind Spot Monitor* 
  • Power tailgate** 
  • Heated front seats** 
  • Head up display** 
  • *GXL   **Urban 

Who this car will suit 

The Yaris Cross might be small but it is jam packed with top quality features that you’d typically find in the larger budget cars.  

  • Go green - If going green and being environmentally friendly is important to you, this hybrid offers the best of both worlds.  
  • A little adventure - Great for anyone wanting small and compact with the ability to travel slightly off the beaten path. 
  • Practicality and fuel-efficient - Ideal for those looking for an easy, practical and fuel-efficient car but needing more space. Being able to park with ease at Sunshine Plaza or duck into Brisbane city and not worry about scraping every time you drive over the gutter are just added bonuses!  
  • Learner and P-Plate drivers – If you or your child are learning to drive or have advanced to their provisional license, the safety features included in this zippy little Toyota are a comfort. 
  • Parents – If you are a parent with one or two small children then this is a great size vehicle. They will have leg room, car seat space and enough room in the hatchback for a pram or groceries.  

C-HR 

The Toyota C-HR is a contemporary five-door SUV that combines a tough stance with a spacious interior. Available in both a 2WD and AWD option, this turbocharged 4 cylinder beast will put a smile on your face. 

Features 

  • 1.2L turbo engine or 1.8L Hybrid engine 
  • Responsive performance 
  • Panoramic view monitor 
  • Rain-sensing wipers 
  • 7x SRS airbags 
  • Reversing camera 
  • Apple CarPlay / Android Auto 
  • 8” touch screen display 
  • Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) 
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) 
  • Front and rear parking sensors 
  • Brake Assist 
  • Hill-start assist 
  • Traction Control (TRC) 
  • Pre-Collision Safety System 
  • Pedestrian detection 

The C-HR is compact but it doesn’t disappoint. It’s tough, it’s powerful and it makes driving fun! This fuel-efficient SUV gets 6.6L/100km for the C-HR GXL and 43L/100km for both the hybrid models, C-HR Koba and C-HR GR Sport.  

Who this car will suit 

  • Environmentally friendly Those wanting the environmental benefits of a hybrid but also want performance. 
  • The winding road  If you love driving the winding hinterland roads, but you need to know you're safe. 
  • Fuel-efficient - Those looking for a fuel-efficient car but don’t want to sacrifice performance.   

RAV4

The RAV4 really is the gateway from small and compact to midsize Toyota SUVs. With four different variants available – GX, GXL, CRUISER and EDGE, there are some amazing features to suit anyone looking for an SUV.  

Features 

  • Clever storage options 
  • Reversing camera 
  • Leather accented interior 
  • Flexible floor space – tailor the cargo space to your requirements 
  • 7 SRS airbags 
  • Apple CarPlay / Android Auto 
  • Up to 5x USB ports 
  • Pre-Collision Safety system 
  • Active Cruise Control 
  • Road Sign Assist 
  • 7” touch screen display** 
  • Wireless charging* 
  • Smart entry and start* 
  • Power back door** 
  • Hybrid options 
  • 1,500kg towing capacity*** 

 *GXL     **Cruiser    ***Edge 

Who this car will suit 

The Toyota RAV4 exceeds expectations of midsize SUVs. It offers a spacious interior with great fuel economy sitting at just 4.7L/100km.  

  • Eco friendly Hybrid options are available so if being kinder to the environment is a must, then look no further.  
  • Built for fun Get ready to hit the road and the dirt. If you are wanting to just escape and go for a drive through the Beerburrum State Forest near the picturesque Glasshouse Mountains, then the RAV4 is perfect.  
  • Fuel-efficient - Those looking for an easy, practical and fuel-efficient car but needing more space. Being able to park with ease at Sunshine Plaza or duck into Brisbane city and not worry about scraping every time you drive over the gutter are just added bonuses!  
  • Practicality and everyday use – If you are looking for a practical all-round SUV for everyday use. The RAV4 is small enough to park with ease but large enough to pack the car up and head away for a few days.  
  • Parents – Have a growing family and need that extra leg room without comprising space elsewhere? This midsize SUV is perfect. 
  • Kluger

The Kluger is built for growing families but doesn’t sacrifice style either. It is spacious and full of safety features that will impress any parent. There are four different variants available – GX, GXL, Black Edition and Grande.  

Features 

  • Reversing camera 
  • Handy storage solutions 
  • 7 seats 
  • 7 SRS airbags 
  • Pre-Collision Safety system 
  • Active Cruise Control 
  • 6.1” touch screen display 
  • Smart entry and start* 
  • Leather accented interior* 
  • Sat Nav* 
  • Rear seat entertainment*** 
  • Hybrid options 

*GXL    **Black Edition    ***Grande 

Who this car will suit 

The seven seat Toyota Kluger is built for the modern family with added comfort and convenience. The fuel economy sits at 9.1L/100km.  

  • Eco friendly Hybrid options are available so if being kinder to the environment is a must, then look no further.  
  • Fuel-efficient - Those looking for an easy, practical and fuel-efficient car but needing more space. Being able to park with ease at Sunshine Plaza or duck into Brisbane city and not worry about scraping every time you drive over the gutter are just added bonuses!  
  • Practicality and everyday use – If you have a LOT on your to do list and a lot of stuff that needs to come with you, but you still need to be able to get your coffee on the run. Those drive through coffee places are a nightmare for BIG TRUCK TYPE SUVs, thankfully the Kluger doesn’t have this struggle. 
  • Parents – Looking for that ‘Soccer mum’ car? Have to load the car up and take the kids to sporting events every weekend, buy groceries, and taxi the kids here and there? The Kluger is the Toyota SUV you’ve been looking for. 

Fortuner

The Toyota Fortuner is bred for adventure. Designed to be taken off road but also the perfect family car, this SUV is built tough. It is ready to venture into the bush, hit the beach and sand dunes, and even just a leisurely Sunday drive. There are three different variants available – GX, GXL and Crusade.  

Features 

  • Reversing camera 
  • 7 seats 
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto 
  • Pre-Collision Safety system 
  • Fitted with Trailer Swag Control 
  • Road Sign Assist 
  • Descent Assist* 
  • Active Cruise Control 
  • 7 SRS airbags 
  • 3,100kg braked tow capacity 
  • 8” touch screen display 
  • Smart entry and start* 
  • Leather accented interior** 

*GXL  **Cruisade 

Who this car will suit 

The Toyota Fortuner is built for adventure and making memories, without sacrificing comfort and convenience. The fuel economy sits at just 7.6L/100km.  

  • Built for exploring If you want to hit the dirt tracks and explore the Glasshouse Mountains, the Fortuner is perfect for you. It is capable and built to withstand whatever the great outdoors can throw at it. 
  • Fuel efficient Those wanting to find the balance between great fuel economy and a large SUV.  
  • Parents – Large families that do not want to sacrifice space, comfort or the ability to go and have adventures.  

Prado

The Prado is built tough but doesn’t lack style or comfort. Known for its dependability both on and off-road, the Prado is spacious and full of safety features that will impress any parent. There are four different variants available – GX, GXL, VX and Kakadu.  

Features 

  • Reversing camera 
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto 
  • 7 seat option 
  • Rain sensing wipers  
  • Smart entry and start 
  • 150L fuel capacity 
  • Pre-Collision Safety system 
  • Toyota Safety Sense 
  • Active Cruise Control 
  • 9” touch screen display 
  • 7 SRS airbags* 
  • Three-zone climate control 
  • Plenty of storage options 
  • Sidesteps 
  • Roof rails 

*GXL   **Black Edition   ***Grande 

Who this car will suit 

The Toyota Prado is a real trailblazer. Giving owners the best of everything – a family 4WD, comfort, power, space and even some little luxuries.  The fuel economy sits at 7.9L/100km.  

  • Spacious  If you are looking for a spacious 4x4 SUV that is luxurious on the inside.  
  • Fuel-efficient  Do you want a fuel efficient 4x4 that also has a 150L fuel capacity? I can see some long road trips in your future. 
  • Family-friendly – If you've got a few kids and they've got surfboards and musical instruments to taxi around. Plus dogs to take. And so much other stuff! The Prado has more than enough space for you and your family. 

LandCruiser 200 

The LandCruiser 200 is well known for being king of the road. This four wheel drive is large and in charge. It is strong enough to hit bush tracks, the beach, and is perfect for towing your luxurious caravan away on holidays. The off-road capabilities this SUV has, even as a standard vehicle, are exceptional. The LandCruiser 200 is engineered to handle the hard stuff. 

This large Toyota SUV is stylish, full of safety features, and is the perfect combination of practicality and comfort. There are four different variants available – GX, GXL, VX and Sahara.  

Features 

  • Vehicle stability control 
  • Hill start assist 
  • Sat Nav 
  • Reversing camera* 
  • Smart entry and start* 
  • Dual fuel tanks - 138L capacity 
  • Pre-Collision Safety system 
  • Toyota Safety Sense 
  • Active Cruise Control 
  • 9” touch screen display** 
  • * SRS airbags 

*GXL   **VX   ***Sahara 

Who this car will suit 

The Toyota LandCruiser 200 is a powerful all-rounder. Take the family anywhere and go on that adventure without worrying your vehicle might not be up for the challenge. This 4.5L V8 Twin turbo diesel with a 6-speed automatic transmission can handle even the toughest terrain. The fuel economy sits at 9.5L/100km.  

  • Spacious – Space is not a question in this beast. Yes, it looks pretty but it definitely doesn’t lack space either. Load up the car, you are good to go.  
  • Work horse –If you're working on the booming housing market, going to job sites, carrying your tools from location to location.  
  • Family-friendly – Being able to load the family into the car, their bags, skateboards, surfboards, etc. and know everyone will still be comfortable is a huge win for parents. 
  • Four wheel drivers / caravan towers – Calling all adventure seekers. This is the car for you! Loaded full of features and packing a punch of power, you won’t find a better suited SUV to your needs. 

Whether you are sightseeing, going for casual drives down the Maroochydore Spit, or for weekend escapes with the family, there are plenty of Toyota SUVs on the Sunshine Coast that will suit your lifestyle. 

Looking for the best Toyota SUVs the Sunshine Coast has to offer? Find them here!