Over the years, Toyota has placed itself as the most available and affordable brand of automobiles for the African continent and that’s why it’s easier to find a Toyota car on the streets of East Africa than a girl wearing a skimpy dress. And with such a glut of offerings on the market today, buyers can be easily overwhelmed with information and opinions. So today we bring you a shortlist of four Toyota SUVs that may be right rental car for you especially if you have a family.
Since the 1994 model, the Toyota Rav4 has been marketed as a compact crossover SUV. The current generation of the Toyota rav4 can be powered by one of five I4 engines; two being petrol and being diesel. The engines range in displacement from the 1,987 cc petrol I4 in the base models to the 2,494 cc powerplant found in the top trim. The standard gearbox is a six-speed automatic with a CVT and a six-speed manual available as options. The Toyota RAV4 may be the perfect SUV hire for you and your family and if you are not a fan of the RAV4, you might consider the Toyota Cami as an alternative.
The Harrier is one of the best mid-sized SUVs that Toyota has supplied in the market since 1997. The Toyota Harrier, often marketed as the Lexus RX in some markets, is; at turns, an entry-level luxury SUV and, in top trim levels, an outstanding luxury conveyance suitable for transporting top executives to high level meetings.And that’s why we strongly recommend it as a luxury piece for hire.
Currently in its third generation, the Toyota Harrier is powered by two engines. The first isa 1,986 cc petrol I4 that offers 155 bhp and 195 N-m of torque at 4,400 rpm. Paired to a Super CVTi gearbox, this engine is capable of 16.0 km/l. The second is a 2,493 cc petrol hybrid with a total fuel efficiency rating of 21.8 km/l.Trim levels for the non-hybrid include Grand, Elegance, Premium, Elegance GS, and Premium Advanced.
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
If you are interested in a mid-sized SUV that pushes the size boundaries for the class, the Land Cruiser Prado is the SUV for you. When you hire this Toyota SUV, you get a land yacht with a wheelbase of 2,790 mm, a length of 4,930 mm (with an exterior spare tire), a width of 1,885 mm, and a height of 1,845 mm.
This titan of a mid-size is equipped with 4WD and the base gearbox is a four-speed automatic, with two manual options available.
Toyota Hilux Surf
The Toyota Hilux Surf may just be the great-grandfather of the SUV segment. It has been in constant production since the 1984 model year, but it has been constantly refreshed. Currently in its fifth generation, the Toyota Hilux Surf can be powered by one of two engines.The standard power-plant is a 2,690 cc petrol I4 that is paired to a four-speed automatic gearbox. The smaller engine is only found in front-wheel drive models. The other engine option is a 2,980 cc V6 with Dual VVT-i technology and is mated to a five-speed automatic.
The combination creates improved fuel economy, power, and torque. Hilux Surf models equipped with this engine are normally 4WD vehicles. The Hilux Surf is well known for its comfortable ride and longevity under any conditions, making this a great SUV option for nearly every demographic.
Kampala Car Rental Services is premium rental car company with over a decade long experience in the industry. So if you plan on renting a Toyota SUV, then the above 4 cars are the ideal cars for the road trip, be it self drive or with a driver, we will be happy to get it for you at affordable rates.