Most kids, teens, and young adults will be returning to school in a few more weeks. For parents, this is also a good time to consider buying a new set of wheels, either for a driving-age child or for carpooling with multiple kids and their school gear in tow. We’ll recommend the top vehicles for each back-to-school scenario.

Did your teenage child just receive his or her driver’s license? If you feel your child is ready to commute on the road without mom or dad, then we recommend the 2018 Toyota Corolla or 2018 Toyota Yaris for beginning drivers. Both are compact and easy-to-handle for those just learning the ropes. The car site Autotrader also listed the Toyota Corolla in its list of top 10 back-to-school vehicles.

For a slightly older child in college, we recommend a roomier vehicle. By this stage, your child likely has a bit more driving experience and can handle a bulkier vehicle. The 2018 Toyota Highlander or 2018 Toyota Sequoia are roomy SUVs, which provide enough cargo space for campus move-in day.

Finally, for families with two or more kids still in grade school, we recommend the 2018 Toyota Sienna. This minivan has all the hallmarks of a vehicle made for the family on the go. You’ll have enough space for your kids plus one or two of their friends and that bulky science project.

Stop by Toyota Chula Vista before the arrival of fall. A visit to our dealership is a nice way to cap off your summer. End the season on a high note by driving off in a new vehicle. Students can also take advantage of our college grad program near San Diego, CA. Despite its name, you can apply year-round and not just immediately after graduation.