Within the market, many manufacturers produce SUVs, but amongst the greatest is Toyota, and its selection of over half a dozen SUVs spans a wide range of prices, so you should easily find an SUV that fits your interest and budget. For the residents of Yuba City and the surrounding area searching for that perfect Toyota vehicle but are wondering, "Is there a Toyota dealer near me?" look no further than Future Toyota of Yuba City. We offer an impressive selection of new and used Toyotas designed for every type of driver. For those in the market for an SUV, we present to you a few models that combine power, capability, and innovation.
The 2022 Corolla Cross has the benefit of being the most cost-effective SUV in Toyota’s lineup due to its incredible fuel efficiency that will keep you saving money long after you drive off the lot for the first time. The Corolla Cross is available in three trims, including the L, LE, and the XLE. Each of these trims is designed to give drivers a wealth of features spread across three configurations, all of which shouldn’t break the bank. Going with the XLE gives you amenities such as SofTex-trimmed leather seating, and a 7-inch Multi-Information Display, among others.
The LE adds an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen and additional safety features to the mix, along with a wireless charging pad for your smartphone. With the base model, however, you’ll still get a feature-rich 7-inch infotainment center, complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and you’ll also get a slew of safety features thanks to the standard implementation of Toyota Safety Sense. Not bad for such a cheap SUV that also gives you a maximum of 66.8 cu.ft. of cargo space with the backseats folded down, or an impressive 25.5 cu.ft. when they are up.
Regardless of which trim level you purchase, you can expect a 2.0L I-4 engine paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) which produces 169 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque while sporting a towing capacity of 1,500 lbs. As for the aforementioned fuel efficiency, this SUV can give you a total of 31 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway when utilizing FWD (front-wheel drive), or 29 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway with AWD (all-wheel drive). Not bad for a compact crossover.
The RAV4 is considered one of Toyota’s most prominent SUVs, and there’s no better evidence than looking at this year’s latest offerings. The regular RAV4 remains a staple in the lineup, but coupled with it are the RAV4 Hybrid and the RAV4 Prime, the latter of which is the plug-in hybrid variant of the beloved SUV.
As for the size of these three vehicles, they’re nearly identical, but with one caveat. In all three SUVs, 69.8 cu.ft. of space is what you’ll get with the backseats folded down, and a respectable 37.6 cu.ft. of space with the seats folded up on the base level RAV4. The hybrid variant is a fraction smaller at 37.5 cu.ft., and the RAV4 Prime lowers things further to 33.2 cu.ft. Another small difference that can be found between the vehicles is the standard 8-inch touchscreen within the RAV4 Prime, whereas the standard screen size is 7-inches in the other models. All three vehicles can be upgraded to a 9-inch infotainment center, however.
As for the performance and efficiency, these vehicles are quite different. What may come as a surprise to some is how much horsepower the plug-in variant gets, with its 302 hp. This is due to the 2.5L I-4 engine that comes coupled with the plug-in, but as the name would suggest, the 18 kWh battery runs solely on electricity and will get you an additional 42 miles of travel range. By comparison, the Hybrid variant gets 219 hp with the same 2.5L I-4 engine paired to its motors, and the regular RAV4 comes with just the 2.5L I-4 engine; however, it comes paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission instead of the CVT. The result is 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, and it sports the best towing capacity of the bunch with a max of 3,500 lbs, with the RAV4 Prime coming in second with 2,500 lbs.
With the regular RAV4, you’ll get EPA-estimated ratings of 27 MPG in the city and 35 MPG on the highway with FWD, and 27 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway with AWD. Switching over to the hybrid, the ratings are improved substantially to 41 MPG in the city and 38 MPG on the highway, and keep in mind that the hybrid RAV4 is only available with an AWD drivetrain. Lastly, the Plug-in variant of the RAV4 gets a range of 600 miles on a full tank of gas.
The 2022 Highlander and Highlander Hybrids are two sides of the same coin. These two SUVs are virtually identical, and the main draw to the hybrid is expectedly its powertrain that raises fuel efficiency over the base model. With the regular Highlander, you’ll get a 3.5L V6 engine standard, and paired with it is an 8-speed automatic transmission, resulting in 295 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque with a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 lbs.
The Hybrid, on the other hand, combines a 2.5L I-4 engine and motors with a CVT, and the result is 243 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. In addition to a towing capacity of 3,500 lbs, the Hybrid has an incredible EPA-estimated rating of 36 MPG in the city and 35 MPG on the highway in FWD. Alternatively, you’ll get a similar 35 MPG in the city and 35 on the highway with AWD. This vastly improves upon the 21 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway with FWD, and 20 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway with AWD that you’d get with the standard Highlander.
This year’s Highlander is also a feature-packed vehicle – coming standard with an 8-inch infotainment center that can be upgraded to a massive 12.3-inch screen. You can also expect a whopping 84.3 cu.ft. of space in either SUV with the backseats folded down. Since the Highlanders are three-row SUVs, you can fold down the third row for a total of 48.4 cu.ft., or if you keep all seats upright, you’ll get an even 16 cu.ft. of space.
The 2022 4Runner is what you purchase if off-roading is on your mind. Along with being a sizable mid-size SUV with up to a whopping 89.7 cu.ft. of cargo space, the 4Runner is among the top dogs in Toyota’s off-roading game. The 4Runner is accompanied by a 4.0L V6 engine paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission, which not only allows for a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 lbs but also sports 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. Of course, off-roading is far more than just the powertrain, so to seal the deal, Toyota added Crawl Control and a Locking Rear Differential into the 4Runner TRD Sport. 4WD is highly recommended for off-roading, and of course, the 4Runner can be configured as such.
Additional off-roading amenities that can be added to the 4Runner include a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, which allows for a more dynamic suspension that can withstand various degrees of inclines on a trail. The Multi-Terrain Select option also allows drivers to select between four modes depending on which conditions they’re driving in. The 4Runner is an easy recommendation, especially considering it can be configured in over eight trims.
This year’s Sequoia keeps up with the tradition of this full-size SUV containing immense power and a vast amount of cargo space. The 2022 Sequoia comes with the same powertrain as last year, which means that a 5.7L V8 engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The result of this pairing is 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque, along with a maximum towing capacity of 7,400 lbs. The Sequoia is also ready for off-roading, thanks to available 4WD.
Inside the Sequoia, however, you will see its true appeal. Folding down all three rows of seats gives you an outstanding 120.1 cu.ft. of space, which means that you can haul wide and tall cargo with ease. Keep in mind that you’ll still have that 7,400 lbs of towing capacity to work with. Folding down the third row to fit four other passengers will still leave you with an ample 66.6 cu.ft. of space, and lastly, keeping all of these seats upright will net you 18.9 cu.ft. of space.