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Have you ever wondered about these things?

By Product Expert | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, June 25th, 2020 at 9:00 AM
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Videos Answering Automotive Questions 

Nobody should feel bad about looking under the hood of their car, truck or SUV and immediately feel overwhelmed. The modern automobile has basically become a gasoline-powered computer on wheels. It’s only natural that people will have questions about how their vehicles work in all phases from research through ownership. Our team did some online digging around and found these videos answering automotive questions. If this turns out to be a helpful resource our team will definitely be doing more of them. Please let a Serra Toyota product expert know if there is something you need to know sooner. Our team is always available at the showroom and ready to help. We can’t wait to see you again.  Read the rest of this entry »

Newest Toyota hybrids will offer incredible efficiency scores

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Venza on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 at 1:18 PM
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Fuel economy information for the 2021 Toyota Sienna/Venza 

Every day that passes is another day closer to the arrival and on-sale dates for the 2021 Toyota Sienna and the 2021 Toyota Venza. The Sienna is getting a full clean-sheet redesign for the new model year that borrows more than a little inspiration from the automaker’s lineup of crossover SUVs. On the other hand, the Venza name is getting reused and will be a two-row hybrid crossover SUV. Since the two vehicles were revealed to the world in May 2020, people have been contacting the Serra Toyota showroom to ask our product expert about the fuel economy information for the 2021 Toyota Sienna and Venza. We don’t have exact figures for either vehicle, but we can give potential customers an overview.  Read the rest of this entry »

Fall in love with the 2020 Avalon and Highlander all over again

By Product Expert | Posted in Toyota Avalon, Toyota Highlander on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 at 2:35 PM
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2020 Toyota Avalon and 2020 Toyota Highlander Videos 

We might be in the twilight of the 2020 Toyota model year. However, so many exciting things happened that nobody is ever really done learning about what it has to offer. Our team recently came across these 2020 Toyota Avalon and 2020 Toyota Highlander videos that really do a great job of shining a light on these impressive vehicles. The Avalon offers incredible performance and a long list of standard features that could rival a lot of entry-level European-born luxury sedans. Future owners of the 2020 Highlander are getting a completely redesigned three-row crossover SUV that will put it at the front of a very competitive industry segment. If you like what you see after watching these videos, please make an appointment with a Serra Toyota product expert today.  Read the rest of this entry »

Toyota combines passenger comfort with safety technology in the 2021 Venza

By Product Expert | Posted in Toyota Venza on Monday, June 22nd, 2020 at 1:05 PM
A photo of the dashboard in the 2021 Toyota Venza.

How many people can fit in the 2021 Toyota Venza? 

When the Toyota Venza finally arrives at the Serra Toyota showroom, drivers and passengers will be riding in one of the most efficient and well-equipped hybrid crossover SUVs in the highly competitive automotive industry segment. Since the vehicle was unveiled to the world a little more than a month ago, people have been contacting Serra Toyota product experts to ask about how many people can fit in the 2021 Toyota Venza. The all-new Venza hybrid crossover SUV will be able to accommodate up to five passengers across its two rows of seats. Let’s take a look at a few other things passengers might like.  Read the rest of this entry »

Is your dad a car guy? We might have some perfect gifts for him

By Product Expert | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 at 8:56 PM
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Automotive Father’s Day Gift Ideas 

Father’s Day is June 21. And if you’re looking at this blog post, you’ve probably started scrambling for something for your dad to open. If your dad is a car guy, there is quite a lot that of automotive Father’s Day gift ideas that can be found at Serra Toyota. Sure, you could buy dad a new car, truck or SUV. But that seems like a lot to askEven though new Toyota vehicles are more technologically advanced than everHowever, there are several more options available that are far more budget-friendly. You could pre-pay for some routine maintenance like an oil change or tire rotation. In the course of brainstorming, our team found some very helpful videos that could lead to more ideas that are better for your dad. If there is anything we can do to help, please reach out to one of our product experts today.  Read the rest of this entry »

Are you looking for a place for a nice Father’s Day meal? Try these…

By Product Expert | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, June 15th, 2020 at 8:53 PM
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What are the best Father’s Day restaurants in Birmingham, AL? 

In case you need a reminder, Father’s Day 2020 is Sunday (June 21). Time is certainly running out to get your last-minute plans finalized. If you’ve been trying to figure out what are the best Father’s Day restaurants in Birmingham, AL, Serra Toyota is here to help. Most of our product experts and other team members have been discussing their plans to treat their dads for the day. To be sure no two fathers are the same, so our team did their best to come up with a comprehensive list that will meet the needs of all kinds of dads and the people who are taking them out for a special meal. Let’s take a look at what our team came up with.  Read the rest of this entry »

Learn more about Toyota’s latest fuel-saving feature coming in 2021 models

By Product Expert | Posted in New Vehicles, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Venza on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 at 1:07 AM
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How far can you drive using EV Mode in the 2021 Toyota Venza or Sienna? 

You would think we would be used to Toyota breaking new ground in the automotive industry by now. Yet, every time they release something new, we continue to be blown away. Earlier last month the latest vehicle announcement from our manufacturing partner involved an all-new hybrid crossover SUV and a minivan with a standard hybrid powertrain. Not only will these vehicles be more fuel-efficient than their gasoline-powered counterparts, but they will also be able to use an increasingly popular feature to make some short trips without using any gas whatsoever. So, how far can you drive using EV Mode in the 2021 Toyota Venza or Sienna? The exact numbers have yet to be released, but we can make some educated guesses.  Read the rest of this entry »

The 2021 Sienna set to continue minivan class dominance

By Product Expert | Posted in Toyota Sienna on Friday, June 5th, 2020 at 12:59 PM
A right front quarter photo of the 2021 Toyota Sienna.

Passenger Capacity in the 2021 Toyota Sienna 

Even with everything the Toyota Sienna has to offer, passenger space is really the name of the game. We know quite a bit about what the latest version has to offer, but our team of Serra Toyota product experts wanted to take a look at the passenger capacity in the 2021 Toyota Sienna. The exact interior dimensions offered by the latest Sienna are still being held under wraps until we get closer to the vehicle’s actual release date. However, it is a safe bet that there will still be three rows of seats and that customers will still be able to choose between seven- and eight-passenger configurations. Not only will the 2021 Sienna continue to be one of the most spacious vehicles in its class, but it will also be outfitted with some exciting creature comforts. Let’s take a closer look.  Read the rest of this entry »

Toyota Skills for Amazon Alexa are a game-changer for owners

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 at 2:08 PM
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What are Toyota Skills for Amazon Alexa? 

The ability to integrate our favorite devices into our daily commute has become the latest must-have accessory matching previous innovations like Bluetooth connectivity and FM radio. Connectivity to smartphones through the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications. With more and more people adding Amazon Alexa to their homes to make their lives easier in several ways, it was only natural that Toyota looks for ways to expand its suite of compatible technology. So, what are Toyota Skills for Amazon Alexa? Basically, Toyota owners with vehicles that feature this capability can link their car, truck or SUV to their Amazon digital home assistant. Let’s take a look at a few things you’ll be able to do through this ground-breaking partnership.  Read the rest of this entry »

Are you using your 2020 RAV4 Hybrid to its full and most efficient potential?

By Product Expert | Posted in Toyota RAV4 on Monday, June 1st, 2020 at 2:27 PM
A photo of the hybrid 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

What is EV Mode in the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid? 

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is an incredible vehicle. It combines the inherent cargo and passenger-hauling capability with the automaker’s world-famous hybrid technology. There is a feature available with this outstanding platform that people might not be using because they don’t understand what it is and how it works. So, what is EV Mode in the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid? Basically, when a driver activates the Toyota EV Mode, the power to move the vehicle will not come from the onboard gasoline-powered engine. Instead, electricity will be drawn from the vehicle’s lithium-ion battery pack. Let’s take a look at some additional information that might come in handy for current and future owners of the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.  Read the rest of this entry »

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