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Best Toyota SUV picks for 2024

We’re looking at the best Toyota SUVs worth getting excited about

A red Toyota RAV4 hybrid

Best SUVs by Toyota

Toyota SUVs have secured themselves a fantastic rep as comfortable, powerful cars with good fuel economy – but which used Toyota SUV is the best for you?

Toyota Yaris Cross - best small Toyota SUV

a blue toyota yaris cross driving on a country road

The Toyota Yaris Cross is a small SUV with big potential.

The clever hybrid system means you can drive on electric power only up to a speed of 30mph for those busy commutes, and what’s even better is that it never needs to be plugged in.

Using regenerative braking, the small battery charges itself every time the car decelerates!

For the eco-conscious among us, CO2 emissions are around 100-117g/km with a 66.5mpg rating – this car is cheap to run and kind to the earth.

Toyota C-HR - best Toyota hybrid SUV

Seeking a suave SUV? The Toyota C-HR is incredibly stylish with an almost-sci-fi vibe, featuring angular headlights and swooping roofline that will certainly turn heads.

If you’re serious about safety and security, you won’t be disappointed. The C-HR scored a full five-star rating during Euro NCAP testing in 2017, and features safety tech including adaptive cruise control, road sign assist and pre-collision assist.

Toyota Land Cruiser - cheapest Toyota SUV

First things first: the size of the Land Cruiser is a sure crowd-pleaser.

The large frame and spacious cabin mean there's plenty of space for bags, people, pets and whatever else you need to take on the road with you.

Thankfully, the 4x4’s 2.8-litre diesel engine can cope with the extra weight! Its pulling power is often praised, and it’s now able to complete 0-62mph in 9.3 seconds.

In terms of tech, you can look forward to active height control, adaptive variable suspension, and spring rate control to deliver that excellent off-road performance.

Toyota Highlander Hybrid - best Toyota large SUV

A burgundy Toyota Highlander parked outside of a cave

If you’re wondering which Toyota SUV is best for you and you’re of the opinion that size matters, a used Highlander might be the one for you.

As Toyota’s largest SUV, the full seven-seat capacity means no one gets left behind.

The 11-speaker JBL sound system and 8-inch multimedia display (for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) means no one gets bored, either.

The 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine is incredibly efficient, and when paired with the front and rear electric motors and a small hybrid battery, it'll be kind to your wallet.

The ultimate hybrid SUV!

Toyota Highlander - best Toyota seven-seater

A burgundy Toyota Highlander driving through water

Unsurprisingly, the hybrid version of our trusted Highlander has much better fuel economy – but this baby has better horsepower.

The standard Toyota Highlander comes equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine, direct shift 8-speed automatic transmission and 295hp.

Both models share the same dimensions too, so if you’re not too concerned about mpg and instead want to opt for the better power, you don’t have to worry about sacrificing space.

With all seven seats in place, there’s 332 litres of boot space, so you can bring every man and his dog along for the ride.

Drop the third row of seats to enjoy 658 litres, and if that still isn't enough, with both rear rows of seats folded it increases to a vast 1,909 litres.

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid - best mid-size hybrid Toyota SUV

If you think efficiency is the key to a good SUV, a used Toyota RAV4 Hybrid should be at the top of your list.

Because it’s a hybrid car, you can cut your fuel consumption down considerably, helping save the earth and some pennies along the way.

It’s a smooth and responsive performer that prioritises safety as it glides across the roads – perfect for eco-conscious families and individuals.

Toyota RAV4 - best mid-size Toyota SUV

A red Toyota RAV4 hybrid

The ICE cousin of the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, this petrol version of the car is still a strong contender.

Despite its size, the Toyota RAV4 takes only eight seconds to get from 0-62mph.

Naturally, the RAV4 Hybrid is much more efficient than the standard RAV4, but all is not lost! It still tops out at 27mpg for city driving and 35 mpg for motorway trips.

Toyota Hilux - best Toyota off-roading SUV

This is the perfect SUV for lovers of all things vintage.

Forget the luxury interiors and clever tech, the Toyota Hilux has charm and character!

Plus, seeing as it’s been around since 2005, it must be doing something right.

Its retro-styling, with its boxy wheel arches and overall shape, will make you stand out on the motorway – great if you don’t mind turning a few heads.

Are Toyota SUVs the best option?

Toyota SUVs are a great option if you want a reliable, high-quality and well-built car. They come in at a range of different price points and can be purchased with car finance, so there's something for all budgets.

Toyota SUVs are available as large seven-seaters, mid-size family SUVs, and more compact models, and you'll have the choice of hybrid, petrol, diesel and electric power.

Many Toyota SUV models also have a full five-star Euro NCAP rating, meaning they're a safe choice.

Plus, they're comfortable to drive and packed with handy features and tech.

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