My parents have a 2006 Toyota Prado Grande and it is time to sell it and get a new "family car". They've gone to a dealer and asked for the 2021 Prado and are now thinking they need a Toyota Prado Kakadu as the family roadtrip car. (they have a separate daily car). I like the Prado base, but I don't want to get the Kakadu as it is geared as a true off roader and all that fancy suspension will just be used to drive over roundabouts.
What cars would you recommend to suit this job?
I've always liked the luxury SUV market, but unfortunately the Audi Q7, Range Rover, etc are too expensive for a car that will be used once a month. (and TBH that once a month drive is quite often just to charge the battery..)
Must be brand new or demo car
Must have automatic transmission, all wheel drive or 4WD (soft off-roading capabilities)
$90K limit including extras, but preferably cheaper as i don't want my retiree parents to waste money on depreciation.
Must have good storage capability- 4 people's worth of luggage without requiring to fold down 2nd row seats. moving the occasional bulky item by folding down 2nd row seats. (e.g small dining table, massage chair?)
Could have removable third row seats (but not necessary since no one in my family will host an 8yr old bday party within the next decade.)
Must have sunroof
Must have enough torque to comfortably drive on paved mountain roads and/or tow a trailer/boat and to accelerate and overtake slow cars on highways.
Must have sensors for reversing
Should have all the fancy tech that cars come with these days (apple carplay/android auto)
Should/Could have lane assist function + speed control that can pretty much make it self-driving on highways.
(sorry for the long post for a simple
EDIT: Thanks for all the help. If anyone is invested in how the story progresses - I gave my parents my shortlist to go and test drive - Palisade, Pajero/Pajero Sport, Touarag, Prado and let them know the chip shortage is impacting car supply.