Toyota SUVs have been around for decades, and the brand has made it part of its tradition to always offer an eclectic lineup. From the tiny Corolla Cross to the massive Sequoia, the Toyota SUV lineup seems to have something for everyone, even off-road enthusiasts.
Continue reading to learn more about the 2023 Toyota SUV lineup and how you can also save big with a used Toyota SUV.
Toyota is no stranger to SUVs, as it’s had at least one in its lineup for decades. Today, Toyota’s lineup is chock-full with a wide range of crossovers and SUVs, ranging from the tiny and nimble Corolla Cross to the hulking Sequoia. Let’s review all the Toyota SUVs and crossovers on the market today.
The Corolla Cross replaced the ill-fated Toyota C-HR, giving the subcompact crossover segment a more traditional-looking model. The C-HR was neat to look at, but it was also polarizing and lacked the performance credentials to support its sporty looks. The Corolla Cross’ more traditional crossover styling is better suited for its relatively timid powertrain options.
While a hybrid Corolla Cross is in the works, the current model has only one powertrain option, a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 169 horsepower (hp) and 150 pound-feet (lb-ft) of torque. This pairs with a continuously variable transmission and standard front-wheel drive (FWD) or optional all-wheel drive (AWD) — something the C-HR lacked.
Though it’s Toyota’s entry-level crossover, the Corolla Cross comes pretty well-equipped in its base trim level. The LE FWD trim comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, power windows with automatic up and down, heated front seats, LED headlights and taillights, adaptive cruise control. automatic high-beam headlights, blind-spot monitoring, Toyota Safety Sense 3.0, and more. Higher trims include even more features, such as rear automatic braking, wireless phone charger, a power liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, synthetic leather seating, and more.
The big downsides to the Corolla Cross are its tight rear legroom (813 mm) and lack of a hybrid variant, which arrives soon. Cargo space is a little tight at 722 litres with the rear seats upright, but that’s expected in a tiny crossover like this.
This all starts from $29,574.50 and tops out in the XLE AWD trim at $38,334.50. The Corolla Cross has been around since 2022, so there is a relatively good number of them on the used market. You can expect to pay anywhere from $25,989 to $33,604 for a used Toyota Corolla Cross.
The Toyota RAV4 has consistently been among the best-selling crossovers in Canada for decades. And introducing the hybrid variant a few years back only solidified its position in the hearts of its fans. Today, the Toyota RAV4 has a robust lineup that includes a gasoline variant, a hybrid model, and even a zippy plug-in hybrid variant. And within all those is a rugged RAV4 Trail model with upgraded AWD, an off-road-tuned suspension, and more.
The base RAV4 has a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine that pumps out 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. this power heads through an eight-speed automatic transmission and out to all four wheels. The hybrid variant electrifies things and pushes the total output to 219 hp. Plus, it delivers a fuel consumption rate of 6L/100 km combined and standard AWD.
The plug-in hybrid RAV4 Prime takes things to a new level, pushing the 2.5-litre powertrain to a combined 302 hp while still delivering 6L/100 km combined and standard AWD. The added benefit to the Prime is its 68 km of all-electric driving range.
Inside, the RAV4 is quite spacious, offering 960 mm of rear legroom and 1,062 to 1,977 litres of cargo space. Plus, it can also tow up to 1,588 kg in the Trail trim.
There is no shortage of great features in the RAV4, even in its base LE trim. It comes standard with lane-keeping assist, lane-tracing assist, full-speed adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, automatic high-beam headlights, blind-spot monitoring, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM, five USB ports, and more. Higher trims add a 10.5-inch touchscreen, an 11-speaker JBL audio system, ventilated seats, heated rear seats, and much more.
The MSRP for a new RAV4 ranges from $35,874.50 for the LE AWD to $58,074 for the range-topping RAV4 Prime XSE AWD.
Since the RAV4 is so popular, it also has a massive used car market. You can find a 2021 RAV4 starting as low as $35,121. The RAV4 Hybrid and Prime models will start higher — $47,313 and $60,577, respectively.
While it’s not Toyota’s first-ever electric SUV the bZ4x is its first-ever dedicated electric vehicle platform. This electric crossover comes equipped with two powertrain options, the base 201-hp FWD variant and the optional 214 hp dual-motor AWD version. The motors pair with a 71.4-kWh and 72.8-kWh battery pack, respectively. Driving range checks in at 406 km in FWD models and 367 km in AWD variants.
Inside the bZ4X, there’s a decent amount of space. The rear seats offer 897 mm of legroom, accommodating most kids and teens easily and an adult in a pinch. The cargo space checks in at 784 litres behind the rear seats, but no specs are available with the seats folded.
The bZ4x has loads of standard features, even in its base L trim level. These features include an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, seven USB ports, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, a six-speaker audio system, adaptive cruise control, lane-tracing assist, dual-zone automatic climate control, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, LED headlights and taillights, and more. Higher trims include more upscale features like a 12.3-inch touchscreen, ventilated front seats, a power liftgate, synthetic leather upholstery, and more.
The bZ4x is currently unavailable for order in Canada, so there’s no starting MSRP available yet. Once it becomes available, we’ll update the pricing. Of course, there’s no used bZ4x market yet, but we expect it to be a popular model, leading to a broad used market.
Interested in learning more about the Toyota bz4x? Check out our full review here.
The Toyota Venza returned to the lineup in 2021 as a sleek and fuel-efficient hybrid crossover. It shares its 2.5-litre hybrid powertrain with the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, so it pumps the same 219 hp through a standard AWD system. Unlike the RAV4, though, the Venza is not set up for towing.
The Venza offers plenty of rear legroom at 960 mm, but its cargo space is a little tight at just 813 to 1,560 litres.
Despite its limited space, the 2023 Venza’s cabin is very well-equipped. It comes standard with ab 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7-inch instrument cluster, wireless phone charging, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high-beam headlights, lane-keeping assist, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and more. Higher trims include upscale features like synthetic leather upholstery, a 12.3-inch touchscreen, a JBL audio system, and more.
New pricing starts between $44,434.50 and $54,1345.50 on the 2023 Venza. While the used Venza market isn’t too robust, you may find a 2021 model for as low as $31,817.
Another top-selling crossover in Canada is the Toyota Highlander. Like the RAV4, there is also a Highlander Hybrid, so those seeking fuel efficiency can have it in a three-row crossover too.
The base Toyota Highlander comes standard with a 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 265 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. This power flows through an eight-speed automatic transmission and out to all four wheels. The Hybrid variant shares the RAV4 Hybrid’s 2.5-litre setup, but its output rings in at 243 hp to compensate for the Highlander’s extra weight.
The Highlander is the first three-row SUV on our list of Toyota SUVs, with seating for seven or eight passengers. The third row is a little tight with just 704 mm of legroom, but the second row is spacy at 1,041 mm. Cargo room checks in at 16 litres with the seats upright, but it expands to 1,371 litres with the third row folded and 2,387 litres with all the rear seats folded.
The Highlander, like all the others in Toyota’s lineup, is well-equipped. the base LE AWD trim comes standard with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and bicycle detection. lane-keeping assist, full-speed adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, SiriusXM, four USB charging ports, and more. Higher trims add more premium features like an 11-speaker JBL audio system, 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, synthetic leather upholstery, and more.
MSRP starts from $48,934 for the base LE AWD trim and rises to $59,674 for the Limited AWD trim. the Highlander is a popular model, so you may find a used Highlander in the 2021 model year range starting around $46,500 or a Highlander Hybrid starting around $55,000.
The Toyota 4Runner is the most fun of the Toyota bunch — if your idea of fun is trekking off-road. Sure, the RAV4 Trail is up for some soft off-roading, and the larger Sequoia is capable enough but requires tons of clearance.
The 4Runner has remained mostly unchanged for many years and uses its aging roots as an off-roader to attract niche buyers. This is why only one trim level of 4Runner is available and five optional packages. Two of those five packages are — you guessed it — off-road packages: TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro.
The 2023 4Runner features a 4.0-litre V6 engine that delivers 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque to the standard four-wheel-drive (4WD) system. This powertrain and its rugged body-on-frame construction afford the 4Runner a 2,268-kg towing capacity.
Inside, the 4Runner comes standard as a five-passenger format with a tight 836 mm of rear seat legroom. You can opt for the 7-passenger Limited trim and get a third row with a paltry 744 mm of legroom. Cargo space is good at 1,337 litres with the second row upright and 2,540 litres with the second row folded. If you opt for the third row and have it upright, the cargo space tumbles to 255 litres.
Now for the big boy of the Toyota SUV lineup, the Toyota Sequoia. This full-size SUV is ready for the whole family to ride in comfort in its higher, more decked-out trims or to tackle off-roading in the TRD Off-Road model. Whatever you choose, the Sequoia is big, comfortable and capable.
Once powered by a hulking V8 engine, the 2023 Sequoia features a 3.5-litre turbocharged hybrid V6 powertrain with 437 hp and 583 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain affords it a respectable 4,318-kg towing capacity while consuming only 11.7 litres of fuel per 100 km.
Inside, the Sequoia seats seven or eight passengers and offers 996 mm of second-row legroom and 714 to 856 mm of third-row legroom. Where the Sequoia really shines is its 2,461 litres of cargo room with all the rear seats folded, but this drops to as low as 326 litres with the third row upright.
The Sequoia is well-equipped in its base TRD Off Road trim, as it includes automatic high-beam headlights, lane-tracing assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, sway warning, smart key, a 120-volt power outlet, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and more. The Sequoia gets downright luxurious in its Capstone trim, adding a 14-inch touchscreen, 14-speaker audio system, 22-inch wheels, walnut trim, semi-aniline seats, and more.
The 2023 Sequoia is also quite pricey at $79,3345.50 to $95,334. You can get a used Sequoia from the 2021 model for as low as $71,340. Keep in mind that this is the previous V8-powered model. The new generation should start building a decent used market soon.
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