With everything going on, it feels like summer has been put on hold. Many of us have canceled our vacations to wisely avoid crowds, flights, and risks. However, as we adapt to the current issues we’re all facing, it’s important to stay connected with our family and friends. That’s why the Mills Toyota team thinks that this summer is the perfect time for a good ole fashioned road trip. Road trips present opportunities to visit amazing national parks, learn from historical landmarks, and bond with our travel buddies along the way. Things are opening back up and with the right safety precautions, you can enjoy the open road with your loved ones. All you need are snacks, a good playlist, a few points of interest, and the perfect vehicle to get you there. We can’t help you choose the perfect travel buddies, but we can help you select the best vehicle to enjoy the journey. To have the best possible trip, you’ll need to check these things off your list: comfort, fuel economy, safety, and technology. This sounds daunting but the Toyota 4Runner checks all the boxes.

More Smiles Per Gallon

If you’re going to be covering a lot of miles, you’ll want to make the most out of every gallon. The 4Runner is standard with a 4.0-liter V6 engine and a 5-speed Electronically Controlled automatic transmission. This powertrain creates an amazing fuel economy, so you’ll find yourself making more memories and fewer pit stops. This powertrain produces both power and efficiency, the perfect combo for a road trip. The available 4WD with Active Traction Control and Torsen® limited-slip center differential with locking feature improve traction in a variety of situations. No matter what your trip puts in your path, the Toyota 4Runner can help you conquer it. 

Room for More Cargo and Comfort

Road trips inherently involve spending long hours in your vehicle, so it’s important to have plenty of comfort and space to stretch out. Premium upholstery brings a level of luxury and comfort you’ll appreciate for miles to come. Everyone will argue over who gets driving duty and shotgun thanks to the driver and passenger adjustable seats. Spacious rear seats also offer custom comfort for hours of riding. Seating for up to five with split-folding rear seats makes it a breeze to load up. Automatic climate control makes sure all passengers get to enjoy the most optimal temperature, so there won’t be any arguing over one passenger being too hot and another being too cold. The more people you bring, the more luggage you’ll have, so cargo space is essential. The 4Runner provides the space you need and then some.

Protection While You’re on the Road

With a car full of people, it can be hard to focus on the road. The Toyota 4Runner is loaded with driver safety features to make it easier to navigate the open road safely. Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) is the suite of safety and driver assistance features that Toyota offers standard on all 4Runner models. Features like the pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane depart alert with sway warning, automatic high beams, and dynamic radar cruise control help to mitigate accidents and keep you safe. 

Stay Connected from Anywhere

No matter where your travels take you, the Toyota 4Runner has the technology you need to stay in touch and on the route. Enjoy your music through the standard 8-speaker audio system. Whether you prefer AM/FM radio or streaming through smartphone integration, the 4Runner has the connectivity you want. Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, Amazon Alexa, USB media ports, Bluetooth®, and SiriusXM™ are all standard and make it easy to create a customized soundtrack to your road trip. Access your contacts, apps, playlists and more, without taking your eyes off the road.

We’re excited to take advantage of summer and all the excitement that the season brings. Despite all that’s going on right now, we think that it’s more important than ever that we come together and spend valuable time with our loved ones. If you’re ready to load up and explore the open road this summer, contact the Mills Toyota sales team. We can help you find the best vehicle to see the country with your family. 

Image Credit: Toyota