Road trips are part of the territory when you live in Idaho. Whether you are new to the Pocatello area or are adjusting to college, or looking to set down roots here, you should be prepared with a vehicle that is comfortable, capable, and efficient enough to traverse the vast expanses of the Gem State. At Phil Meador Toyota, we recommend both the 2020 Toyota Highlander and 2020 Toyota 4Runner as ideal candidates for your travel needs. Read more of this entry to find out why.
Why are the Highlander and 4Runner Great for Road Trips?
The 2020 Toyota Highlander seats up to seven people with its third-row bench configuration, making it ideal for seating large groups or smaller groups that need more room for luggage or just want to avoid cramping. The 2020 Toyota 4Runner may be a better fit if you know you won’t use the third row or would just be leaving it folded down the entire time. The 4Runner seats five people total, but it is still the same size as the Highlander by class, as both are considered mid-size crossover SUVs.
Reliability and Durability
One of the worst things that can happen on a road trip is having your car break down. The Highlander and 4Runner are both quality Toyota vehicles that build on the automaker’s legacy for reliability and durability. As long as you keep up with regular maintenance including oil changes and tire checks, neither should fail you on the long stretches between cities.
Range and Comfort
Neither the Toyota Highlander nor the 4Runner will disappoint when it comes to fuel range. With highway fuel efficiency, either one should take you as far as St. George, Utah, Grand Junction, Colorado, Casper, Wyoming, Billings, Montana, or Baker City, Oregon on a single tank of gas. Not only that, but the quality interior of these Toyota SUVs means you can travel in comfort the entire way.