Two Toyota vehicles awarded ‘Best Cars for Families

Best Cars For Families 2013Every year, U.S. News and World Report honor a handful of vehicles with its “Best Cars for Families” awards. Judges consider the size of the vehicles, quality and special features that make the cars top choices for families.

For 2013, Suburban Toyota of Troy is pleased to point out that two family-friendly Toyota cars won: the Toyota Prius and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. Each of these popular vehicles has something different to offer families, and each is also available in your own back yard at Suburban Toyota of Troy.

Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius w2013 Toyota Priuson the Hatchback category of the awards, but not just for its hatchback shape. A roomy interior means it has plenty of room to cart the kids around, and the big trunk allows plenty of space for snacks, sports equipment and all other stuff families cart around.

By alternating the hybrid’s electric motor and four-cylinder engine, and getting fuel economy of up to 51 mpg, the car keeps busy families from having to stop for gas as much. High reliability rating for its class means that this is a family-friendly Toyota you can trust.

Toyota Highlander Hybrid

In the Hybrid SUV category, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid nailed it, combining the best features of a hybrid with the space required for larger families. The Highlander Hybrid seats up to seven people, kicks butt with a powerful V6 engine and twin electric motors, but still gets up to 28 mpg. This balance of power, efficiency and space is appealing to families that need more room than the typical hybrid has to offer, but who still want quality or fuel efficiency.

2013 Toyota Highlander HybridFans of the Highlander can look forward to the 2014 model, which will have a larger third-row seat, making room for a total of eight passengers in the vehicle. When it comes to being family-friendly,

Toyota cars have proven their worth year after year in the Best Cars for Families awards. If you’re looking to see the award-winning vehicles in person, be sure to stop by Suburban Toyota to see how your family likes all the features of these favorite cars.