Family Wheels’ favourite cars of the year

2016 has been a great year for us at Family Wheels. We’ve surpassed a million views on the YouTube channel, over 5,000 people are now subscribing and we’ve had a chance to drive a lot of fun cars to boot! So here’s our annual awards list for your New Year’s perusal. Thanks for all the support and here’s to a […]

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2016 Toyota Sienna review with video

The Basics:   Base price: $31,675 + taxes As tested: $49,700 + taxes Average fuel economy over our week of testing: 11.2 L/100 kms (21 MPG) Competition: Chrysler Pacifica (2017), Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey, Kia Sedona The Sienna has been in Toyota’s line-up since 1998 and, like it or not, you can’t deny the practicality and popularity of the minivan […]

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2016 Toyota Prius review with video

  The Basics: Base price: $25,995 + taxes As tested: $26,585 + taxes City fuel economy: 4.4 L/100 kms Highway fuel economy: 4.6 L/100 kms Competition: Chevy Volt, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Honda Civic Hybrid, etc The Review: Since 1997, Toyota has been leading the charge on hybrid vehicles and the Prius is now an internationally recognizable, eco-friendly choice. But, needless to say, […]

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2016 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro review with video

The Basics: Double cab with the TRD Pro package: $54,475 + taxes Crewmax cab with TRD Pro package: $56,975 Fuel economy: averaged 14.6 L/100 kms (15 MPG) over 1200 kms of mostly highway driving Competition: Dodge Ram Rebel, Ford Raptor SVT The Review: The Tundra is nothing new for us in North America. The largest truck in Toyota’s line has […]

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2016 Toyota RAV4 review with video

The Basics: Base price: $24,990 + taxes As tested: $34,620 + taxes Highway fuel economy: 7.6-8.1 (FWD/AWD) City fuel economy: 10-10.6 (FWD/AWD) Competition: Ford Escape, Honda CRV, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Rogue The Review:  Toyota has refreshed its long-time small-sized SUV for 2016 with a few new features and a new hybrid option but this vehicle remains largely the same since its last […]

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2016 Toyota Tacoma review with video

The Basics: Base price: $27,995 + taxes As tested: $36,895 + taxes Highway fuel economy: 10-10.5 L/100 kms (depending on engine) City fuel economy: 12-13.1 L/100 kms (depending on engine) Competition: Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, Nissan Frontier The review: The long-awaited Toyota Tacoma redesign is finally here! It’s been a long time coming too. The Tacoma hasn’t had a renewal since 2005. But […]

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2016 Scion iM review with video

The Basics: Base price: $21,165 + taxes As tested: $21,990 + taxes Highway fuel economy: 6.3-6.6 (depending on transmission) City fuel economy: 8.3-8.6 (depending on transmission) Competition: Ford Focus, Honda Fit, Hyundai Elentra, VW Golf The review: Since its inception, Scion has been targeting the younger demographic. The look, features and even the way you buy the car have all been […]

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