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How much can I fit inside the trunk of the 2019 Corolla?

Friday, August 31st, 2018
Four friends riding together in the 2019 Toyota Corolla

When shopping for a new vehicle, many shoppers make the mistake of underestimating the amount of cargo space they will need when it comes time to haul luggage or other larger items like a pair of golf clubs. We highly recommend doing research in advance and at the dealership to make sure you are getting the space you need, even when shopping for more compact sedans like the Toyota Corolla. Car shoppers interested in the new 2019 Toyota Corolla can find information about its cargo space dimensions and capabilities below. (more…)

Toyota and Uber Join Forces to Advance Self-Driving Technology

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Toyota and Uber executives shaking hands

Toyota is taking its mobility for all initiative a step further by upping the ante on their partnership with Uber. With a $500 million investment and plans to collaborate further on self-driving and active safety technologies, Toyota and Uber have said they plan to start testing their new ride-sharing fleet by 2021. (more…)

Where is the VIN number located on my Toyota?

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid exterior in white

Your Toyota vehicle identification number (VIN) is a 17-digit code unique to your specific vehicle. Occasionally, you may need your Toyota VIN to buy parts that are the correct fit for your model, to report a vehicle theft, to register your vehicle in a new state, or to sell your vehicle. Along with paperwork that includes your VIN, it can be found in select locations inside your vehicle. Learn more about the locations you can find your Toyota VIN below. (more…)

How much does it cost to replace my Toyota Prius battery?

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
2018 Toyota Prius Prime in grey driving on a long and empty stretch of road

Car shoppers looking to purchase a new hybrid model can sometimes be hesitant thanks to horror stories of hybrid battery replacement costs. While it is true that a hybrid battery for the Toyota Prius will set you back a lot more than a battery from a traditional gas-powered model, they also last much longer. Learn more about how much you can expect a Toyota hybrid battery replacement to cost and how often you will have to pay up below. (more…)

Which Corolla model is the most fuel efficient?

Friday, August 24th, 2018
Two 2019 Toyota Corolla models in Flacon Grey Metallic and Barcelona Red Metallic at a crosswalk

Car shoppers looking for a budget-friendly and fuel-efficient sedan that can help them reduce the overall cost of vehicle ownership can find what they are looking for in the 2019 Toyota Corolla lineup. With a starting MSRP of $18,700 and great fuel economy figures, all 2019 Toyota Corolla models should fit the bill. However, one model in the lineup provides a little more focus on fuel efficiency than others – the 2019 Corolla LE Eco. Learn more about the fuel economy figures and specialty features offered on the 2019 Corolla LE Eco below. (more…)

How do I install Apple CarPlay in my Toyota?

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
2019 Toyota Avalon dashboard

If you’ve made it to this blog, then it should come as no surprise that beginning with the 2018 model year Toyota has finally included Apple CarPlay as an available feature in select models. Apple CarPlay is tied to the Toyota Entune 3.0 infotainment system and models with this feature should also have Apple CarPlay access once drivers set everything up. Learn more about how to connect your Entune 3.0-equipped Toyota with Apple CarPlay below. (more…)

Which Toyota models have third-row seats?

Friday, August 17th, 2018
2018 Toyota Highlander front seats and steering wheel

When it comes time to purchase a new family vehicle, you want to be sure to find a model that will offer you the space your growing family needs. The Toyota SUV and crossover lineups have models built to haul families of all sizes and models offer a range of seating capacities from 5 to 8 total passengers. Find a breakdown of the Toyota SUV and crossover seating capacities by model below. (more…)

What is included in the 2018 Toyota Tundra SR5 Upgrade package?

Thursday, August 16th, 2018
Man packing camping supplies into the back of the 2018 Toyota Tundra

With trim levels, color options, bed lengths, cab styles, and add-on packages, pickup trucks are the most customizable vehicles in the Toyota lineup. While that means that drivers can get exactly what they want, the list of options can quickly become overwhelming. Today we are going to break down all of the features that are offered on the Toyota SR5 Upgrade Package for the 2018 Toyota Tundra to aid truck shoppers in their purchasing decisions. (more…)

What does the Sport button on the Toyota Corolla do?

Friday, August 10th, 2018
2019 Toyota Corolla steering wheel and driver gauges

Whether you already own a 2019 Toyota Corolla or you are still shopping around, you may have noticed a few dashboard buttons available on select models like Sport, Normal, and ECO and wondered what they do. They are selectable drive modes that allow drivers to tailor their Corolla’s performance to their current driving needs. Learn more about what each drive mode fine tunes below. (more…)

What paint colors are available on the 2019 Avalon?

Monday, August 6th, 2018
2019 Toyota Avalon in Opulent Amber parked on the side of a city street

The 2019 Toyota Avalon has a lot of new including the all-new Apple CarPlay, adaptive variable suspension, and engine sound enhancement features that are making it one of the most popular Toyota models so far for the 2019 model year. In addition to a range of new feature enhancements, the 2019 Avalon is also available with some new exterior colors to switch things up from outgoing 2018 models. (more…)

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