Barry de Klerk - When I first saw the Toyota Rush on TV, I knew I was going to like it a lot and I can happily say that I was not disappointed.
It might not be everything you look for in a crossover or small SUV, but it is everything you need. The best thing about the Rush is that it really gives you a rush. It is a beast to be reckoned with; luckily it is also a family car that can easily be tamed.
It is one of the best family cars on the market. As with most Toyotas, you get a reliable vehicle with a bunch of extras. The interior might not be that impressive, but it is modern and beautiful.
The car has a great infotainment system with a touchscreen and satellite navigation. It is compatible with most smartphones, so feel free to blast your music through the speakers. One of the most impressive things about the Rush is the push-start button. It also has a climate control system with ceiling outlets for the back passengers.
An important thing every family car should have is enough room. The rear passengers can relax, because they will have enough leg room. It has a total of 609 litres of luggage space in the back, so make sure you pack everything when you go on holiday. The car also has a 12V power outlet in the back.
Under the bonnet you will get a 1.4l 4-cylinder petrol engine and it gives out 77 kW and 136 Nm. It has a claimed fuel economy of 6.6l per 100km. Safety is very important in a family vehicle. The Rush has 6 airbags and it also includes vehicle stability control.
It also features hill-assist control, a reverse-view camera and park-distance control. The only thing that would have made the Rush better is if it had 7-seats.