In the top Toyota AWD cars list, the Toyota Matrix S is believed to be the only one offered in the US…
Note: This article only lists few AWD cars and SUVs available from Toyota in the US at present.
Toyota is undoubtedly one of the most reliable companies in the automobile market. It has received many awards and best ratings for its product offerings. It has an automobile range of cars, SUVs, crossovers, trucks, and hybrids. Owing to the growing demand of customers for the AWD system in SUVs, the car brand has an impressive range of SUVs.
However, if we take a look at the all wheel drive cars list, you won’t find many sedans or hatchbacks from Toyota at present. As of now, in the US market, Toyota has just one AWD car, and that is the ‘Matrix S’. Remember that other AWD cars from the brand may be available in countries other than the US, such as in Japan. In the following, we are going to discuss on AWD cars and SUVs by Toyota currently available in the showroom.
Top Toyota AWD Cars and SUVs
2010 Toyota Matrix S
The Toyota Matrix S is probably one of the most inexpensive and economical cars available in the market. With a 158 hp 2.4-liter DOHC engine, it gives a respectable mileage of 20 MPG in city and 26 MPG on highway. Other standard features are the All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system with active torque control and a 4-speed automatic transmission gearbox. The base price of this affordable all wheel drive car comes to around $19,000.
2011 Toyota Venza
The Venza is a crossover from the Japanese manufacturer which is affordable as well as powerful. The ‘AWD V6’ trim variant of this crossover is powered with a 3.5 liter DOHC V6 engine that gives out 268 hp. The All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system and a 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox comes as a standard. The price of this top variant starts from about $30,000.
2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4×4
This is surely an ideal all wheel drive vehicle for touring on terrain roads. The ‘manual transmission’ variant of this vehicle sports a massive 4.0 liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine which generates 260 hp of power. In addition, a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds makes it a good choice for an AWD SUV. The company claims the base price of this sturdy SUV to be approximately $26,500.
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
Be it for city driving or touring, the Land Cruiser has always been a suitable choice for many. From its 5.7 liter DOHC 32-valve V8 engine, a power of 381 hp is generated. One of its most prominent features is the full-time 4WD system with Active Traction Control (A-TRAC). It comes with a towing capacity of a substantial 8,200 pounds. The starting price of the Land Cruiser is quoted to be about $68,000.
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited
The Sequoia is another powerful SUV produced by the company. It has basic specifications very much similar to that of the Land Cruiser, such as a 5.7 liter engine with 381 bhp. You get a 6-speed automatic transmission in the ‘Sequoia Limited’ variant. The Multi-Mode 4WD system is a standard for this SUV. Note that the base price is reported to be around $50,000.
This is some information on most Toyota AWD cars and SUVs offered in the USA as of now. There are also some other AWD models from the manufacturer such as RAV4 Sport, Highlander Hybrid, and 4Runner Trail. For specific information regarding the mentioned models, it is suggested to visit the regional Toyota website of your country.