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Toyota Family Drive


Toyota have a car for every family, from practicality to technology galore, so find out which one is right for you - and see what Mumsnetters themselves made of the new cars when they took them out for a test drive.

Making parents' lives easier has always been Mumsnet's aim and every one of Toyota's spacious yet sleek models has been designed with the same idea in mind. From basic practicality to technology galore, all four cars can be tailored to your needs, so whether it's the school run or the annual trip to the continent, travelling in comfort and style is just the beginning. 

The New Auris

Want something that suits everyone? We invited some Mumsnetters to test drive the new Auris, and it went down very well, described as modern, smooth, and and a dream to drive. 

The new Auris hatchback has been transformed with new sleek and bold styling and technology to impress. With cruise control and loads of storage space, the all new British Built Auris is the first car in its class to offer a choice of three engines: petrol, diesel or hybrid. 

"Overall, I think this is an excellent car, and I would throughly recommend it to anyone who was looking to buy a Hybrid."
A Mumsnet test-driver

Fuel effiency is key, with the Auris Hybrid offering class leading fuel efficiency with up to 74.3mpg and emissions from only 87g/km CO2.

Plus, it qualifies for £0 road tax and if registered for Congestion Charge discount before the 28 June the Auris Hybrid will still be eligible for congestion charge exemption for three years.

And if you're a fan of technology, the new Auris Hybrid has heaps of features including Toyota's multimedia touch screen system, DAB & Bluetooth, which can pair up to five mobile phones, plus a rear view parking camera.

Want to to find out more? Click here.



New Verso

After something practical with simply loads of room? The seven-seater Verso offers space, space and more space. One test driver fit in 600 litres of compost, one child with room for three more and two adults (do watch the test drive video!) 

Space aside, Mumsnetters thought it was a great car, with one test-driver saying "it was a nice drive too, it was lovely and smooth, and it's quiet for a diesel, with a 2l engine, so it really went." And the built-in cool box also went down a treat.

 The amount of space is thanks to the The Verso's Easy Flat 7 seating system, which makes it easy to put up and take down seats - there are 32 combinations in all making it ultra-flexible. But at the same time, it doesn't compromises on style and with a sharper, sleeker design, this car creates a powerful presence both on the road and behind the wheel.

"The best thing is the amount of space. Seven seats - so we can quite happily get in four children and four adults." A Mumsnet test-driver

Of course, all this would mean nothing if it weren't for the 5 star NCAP rating, which makes the Verso one of the safest family MPVs on the market. Style, space and safety: a top-class all-rounder.

There are three grades to choose from, three engine options and extras that go on for miles. New in-car entertainment technology and wifi connectivity are just a couple of the 100 optional accessories that Toyota's ultimate family car has to offer. Find out even more here.



New RAV4

Mumsnetters really rated the power of the RAV 4, well as how smart the car looked when they took it out on a test drive, and loved the spacious boot, which was perfect for dogs (or annoying children.)

With lots of space and a smooth drive, it's great for taking out on adventures to the seaside or camping and was deemed "a fantastic family car" by one of our testers. 

"Overall, my review of it would be that it's just a really good, really, really good driving experience. The power's absolutely brilliant as well." A Mumsnet test-driver.

The new RAV4 is responsive and agile, it was born for exploring, making this the perfect family car for everyday adventure. You'll be hearing a lot more about this car soon but if you can't wait, find out more about the RAV4 here.



New Prius family

Meet the latest additions to the Prius Hybrid family, the new spacious 7 seat Prius+ and the new Prius Plug-in. As your family grows, you can still experience the benefits of our hybrid technology and enjoy smarter driving. Keep your eyes peeled for our Prius family updates further down the line or find out more here.



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