The compact SUV market has boomed in the last few years. Compact SUVs are the ideal family car, providing plenty of room for growing kids, good safety features, loads of luggage space, and enough off-road capabilities to deal with most situations that the average family will find themselves in. They’re also small enough to make great city cars, nipping through the commuter traffic and easy to park in those tight car park spaces.
One of the top sellers in the compact SUV market is the Toyota Rush. But what makes it so special? At Al-Futtaim Toyota, we think the Toyota Rush is the perfect compact SUV. Here’s why.
The Toyota Rush epitomises the versatility of the compact SUV. It’s mathematically proven too, with the geometric ratio of the cabin in the 2023 Toyota Rush tweaked subtly so that it creates enough room for three rows of seats. Put simply, clever seating means more legroom and headroom but no increase in the outside dimensions of the Rush. So it’ll still squeeze comfortably into that tight parking space.
The Rush may be a little taller than the average sedan, but one thing it doesn’t suffer from is body roll. That stiffer suspension and chassis means that the Rush goes around corners like it’s on rails, providing a smoother, more comfortable ride.
The 105Ltr 4-cylinder engine is remarkably fuel efficient for a compact SUV, delivering 16.3km/Ltr. With a 45Ltr capacity, each tank of petrol gives you a range of around 730km, more than enough for that weekend trip to the beach with the kids. The engine puts out 103hp too, so there’s plenty of power to get you to your destination with ease, even if you need to hit the faster highways.
The Toyota Rush Compact SUV has a host of key safety features. Vehicle Stability Control and Hill-Start Assist make it easier to tackle those tricky hill-starts, and to keep driver and passengers safer too. Other safety features include a handy tyre pressure warning system so you know if you need to get to a garage and fix that slow puncture, anti-theft systems for greater peace of mind, and airbags all around to protect passengers and driver from the effects of a collision.
The dash of a car doesn’t just contain the speedo and oil pressure light anymore. Today’s motorists expect a lot more from their technology, including Apple Car Play and Android Auto connectivity, multi-information display screens, and great audio quality. The Toyota Rush manages to pack all of these in, as well as a few little extras such as a push-start button rather than a key-start.
The sleeker, more aerodynamic shape of the Toyota Rush certainly moves it well away from the outdated ‘Flying Brick’ concept that early SUVs tended to suffer from. Now, a lower profile and smoother lines not only make sure that the Rush looks good but also help it perform better too as it cuts through the air with less drag. That’s one of the reasons why the Rush has such good fuel consumption for a compact SUV.
Lastly, and by no means least, there’s that all-important driver experience. Put simply, the Rush is great fun to drive. With sharp styling, sleek handling, plenty of performance and loads of versatility, the Toyota Rush also gives you that grin factor when you get behind the wheel.
Why not book a test drive today at Al-Futtaim Toyota and experience the Rush for yourself? You can also find out more about great finance offers and deals on pre-owned Toyota Rush models too.