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2014 Toyota Yaris – Efficient In Every Way

2014 Toyota Yaris

2014 Toyota Yaris

The 2014 Toyota Yaris is a stylish hatchback available in both 2 and 4 door models.  Don’t be fooled by its small size, the Yaris comfortably seats 4 adults with adequate head and legroom.  Highlights of the Yaris include its state of the art tech features such as Bluetooth and USB/IPod capabilities, 30 MPG fuel economy, and the ability for this fun sized subcompact to fit anywhere.

Although the car does not come equipped with onboard navigation, the modern and simple to use dials and gauges put drivers at ease.  The Yaris also comes equipped with 9 airbags that includes everything to turn this car into a balloon to keep your entourage safe.  Awarded the 2014 IntelliChoice SmartChoice on Fuel Costs and highest IHS rating, this efficient ride is a safe choice for any driver.

If you live in a city and continue to have trouble finding a parking spot for your car, come give one a test drive and be sure to visit

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2013 Toyota Land Cruiser

For 60 years, Toyota has worked at perfecting the Land Cruiser. In its 2013 model, Toyota provides the comfort, durability, and sophistication that it has for decades along with a number of tempting features that come standard on the Land Cruiser.

Off-road and on-road this SUV knows performance. Equipped with a 5.7 L V8 Dual Independent VVT-I engine, the Land Cruiser is capable of towing that boat of yours up to 8,200 lbs.  A multi-terrain monitor gives you all views of your terrain and any potential blind spots.  Pair this with its ingenious multi-terrain select feature that allows you to choose from four traction options from mud and sand to loose rock and moguls and you are outfitted and ready for whatever the off-road has to offer.

Safety is the Land Cruiser’s middle name.  Coming standard are 10 airbags and a complimentary one year subscription to Safety Connect ® which gives drivers the peace of mind with emergency assistance, automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle locator, and roadside assistance along with Toyota’s renowned Star Safety System™.

And then there’s Entune™ which acts as your very own personal assistant and entertainment guide giving you access to traffic, weather, stocks, movie tickets, iHeartRadio, and more.

Performance, safety, and sophistication. That’s what you get with the 2013 Land Cruiser. If you are interested in learning more or scheduling a test drive visit and the friendly and knowledgeable sales team at your nearest Toyota dealership will definitely hook you up!

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2013 Toyota Venza

You won’t have to sacrifice your wallet to get the crossover deemed Top Safety Pick of 2012 by IIHS. And if it’s safety that you’re after, the Venza comes with 7 airbags standard and Smart Stop Technology (SST). The 2013 Toyota Venza receives top notch safety and performance reviews all while being one of the best in class for value starting under $28,000 MSRP.

The Venza is available in three different models and various styling options. The streamlined and aerodynamic engineering of the Venza’s exterior make it not only eye-catching, but efficient. The Venza has comfortable seating and enough cargo room to transport anything that can fit in 70 cubic feet of space with the seats folded down.

New to this year’s model is an automatic high beam feature which is perfect for just about everybody especially those of us who forget to turn our high beams off. A nifty sensor enables the car to detect light from an oncoming car or a car directly in front of it and turns off high beams, turning them back on again when the car has passed or is far enough away.

Intelligent features and a sleek design make this affordable crossover SUV something to check out. See for more details.


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2013 Toyota Tacoma

The 2013 Toyota Tacoma is expertly engineered to be one of America’s favorite midsize pickups to date.  This coming year’s Tacoma is available in three models: regular, access, and double cab with a number of add-ons and differing packages.  Its heavy duty appearance does not deceive, this truck is suited for the most rugged of surfaces out there.
A 2.7-liter DOHC 16-valve 4 cylinder engine with VVT-I comes standard in the regular and access cab models of the truck with a 5-speed manual transmission standard.  An optional 4-speed automatic is available.  The double cab is powered by a 4.0-liter V6 engine which is also optional on access cabs.

The 2013 is perfect for your offroading adventures with rear mudguards standard in all models and an off-road tuned suspension and Blistein® shocks available in the TRD Off-Road Package making it one of the most popular picks for its look and performance.

On and off-road, the 2013 Tacoma will prove to you why it is the best-selling compact truck in the US. Interested in learning more? Check out for the nearest Toyota dealer and schedule an appointment with one of their knowledgeable sales team today.


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2013 Toyota Sienna SE

It is easy to see why the Toyota Sienna is the best selling minivan. A roomy exterior with seating for seven, a power-packed V-6 engine, and available safety features that make it one of the best in its class. The all-new 2013 Sienna is something to talk about.

New for this year’s model is the standard V-6 engine available with front wheel or all wheel drive and six-speed automatic transmission. The minivan is available in five trim levels: base, LE, SE, XLE and limited.

Also new to the 2013 model in XLE and limited trims is the blind spot warning system which gives drivers another set of eyes. The Toyota Sienna also boasts a number of options that will put even the pickiest of drivers a little more at ease. If you are in the market for a minivan, the 2013 Toyota Sienna is definitely one to check out.

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Does your car reflect your viewing choice?

A recent article in USA Today compared car owners with their late-night TV show of choice.  They teamed up and created a poll with Penn Schoen Berland, market research and consulting firm, to showcase the demographics of viewers and their cars.

According to the results of the poll fans of Conan O’Brien are most likely to be between the ages of 18 and 34 year old and drive Volkswagens.  Those who prefer to watch Jay Leno are typically age 45 or older and lean toward domestics, especially Pontiac and Chevrolets.

Change the channel to watch David Letterman and you are likely somewhere in the neighborhood of 25 to 44 years old, and cruising around in a Toyota.  Lastly, people who prefer to get their news and entertainment from Jon Stewart fall between the ages of 35-54 and favor GMC trucks.

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What A Decade It Has Been!


Prius - A Decade in North America

This year, the Toyota Prius celebrates a decade of sales in North America. The Prius remains the best selling hybrid in both the U.S. and around the world. Since its Japanese market introduction back in 1997, drivers have purchased more than 1.8 million of the gas-electric vehicles, with approximately half of those ending up in the United States. The first-generation Prius was an awkward looking four-door sedan that was slow and often didn’t meet up with customer’s fuel economy expectations. It wasn’t until the second-generation model arrived in 2004 with a new tear-drop shaped hatchback body style that the Prius really took off. By 2007, sales topped half a million, with the third-generation model arriving two years later offering even more improved efficiency and better dynamic performance. This year, Toyota has begun to set up a test-fleet of plug-in Priuses with lithium ion batteries with full series production of those versions planed for 2012.

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Toyota Auris hybrid at Frankfurt show


AurisToyota will unveil a gasoline-electric hybrid concept of it Auris compact car at the Frankfurt auto show on September 15.

The concept, which is called the Auris HSD Hybrid, is a step forward in the carmaker’s plan to expand its hybrid lineup, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

Toyota will begin production of the Auris hybrid at its factory near Derby, about 200km north of London, starting mid-2010.

Toyota says the hybrid Auris uses 19 percent less fuel and emits 17 percent less carbon dioxide than the standard version.

The company builds most of its hybrid vehicles in Japan, but also produces a small number of Prius hybrids in China and the Camry hybrid in the United States.

In July, Toyota President Akio Toyoda said the carmaker would shift its focus in the diesel-heavy European market to hybrid vehicles as part of a new effort to use its resources more selectively.

Toyota Europe CEO Tadashi Arashima said making hybrids in Europe would help ensure that full hybrids “become more accessible to a wider range of customers.”

Toyota has a goal of selling at least 1 million hybrid vehicles a year within the next few years.

Toyota also will give its Prius plug-in electric car a world debut in Frankfurt. The car is based on the new, third-generation Prius.

The carmaker said it will offer 150 Prius plug-in cars to fleet customers to test next year.

Toyota will start making the Auris hybrid at its U.K. factory in mid-2010.

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The Venza is a (mostly) carlike, (not too) small (high-utility) passenger vehicle. It’s based on the Camry platform, with which it shares some specifications, and has a high level of standard equipment. That makes it more than a Camry station wagon, and maybe less, in some respects, than a Toyota Highlander SUV. But what it does, it does well, and frankly, we think a lot of people are going to like it.

The All New 2009 Toyota Venza

The All New 2009 Toyota Venza

Toyota marketing sources say that the Venza is ideally designed to capture outflow from disenchanted SUV owners, who have been abandoning the truck market in droves. The base four-cylinder model comes standard with 19-inch wheels and tires. The V-6 comes standard with 20-inchers. That’s too big for most SUVs these days – the Highlander comes with standard 17-inch wheels. While large rims look good, smaller wheels and tires – even18-inchers – would improve the Venza’s ride quality and the tires would be cheaper to replace.

There are a few surprises that make the Venza stand out. The shifter is mounted in the center of the dashboard instead of lower in the console, between the driver and passenger seats. This allowed Toyota to create a huge cargo area in the center console, covered with a sliding cup holder tray. It’s a really interesting way of doing things.

A trip computer that displays the time, outside temperature and either driving range, mileage or average speed, along with air-conditioning settings, sits squarely atop the dash. This location is the perfect place for such a screen in terms of keeping the driver’s eyes trained on the road, and it’s unbelievably crisp and clear. This is also where the backup camera is located if you opt to get it as part of a $570 security package, without adding navigation. If you do get the nav system, the camera’s image appears in the nav screen lower on the dash.

Toyota’s biggest problem may be educating buyers, especially boomers, on what exactly the Venza is. It looks like an SUV, it has wagon utility, and it gets car-like gas mileage. It’s basically the car SUV drivers would want to drive – quite possibly making it the perfect car for today, when few people still want to buy an SUV.

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2008 Toyota Prius Touring Edition

2008 Toyota Prius Touring Edition
2008 Toyota Prius Touring Edition - Toyota Hybrid Sedan Review - Automobile Magazine
Expensive gas is today’s black cloud of despair for motorists, but there is a ray of light shining through the gloom.

Expensive gas is today’s black cloud of despair for motorists, but there is a ray of light shining through the gloom. Costly energy drives higher efficiency and environmental interest, and it also provides car companies with the motivation to design better products. Toyota began its serious quest for higher mileage and lower exhaust emissions in 1997 with the release of the Prius in Japan. Since its launch in the U.S. market in 2000, the Prius has set the standard for fuel-efficient midsize sedans by delivering exceptional mileage with little comfort or convenience sacrifice. Automobile Magazine test drove the 2008 Prius Touring.

Photo Gallery: 2008 Toyota Prius Touring Edition – Toyota Hybrid Sedan Review – Automobile Magazine

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