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Archive for February, 2020

The Toyota Highlander is getting a new member of the family next year

Friday, February 28th, 2020
A photo of the XSE badge used by the 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE.

What does the 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE look like? 

The Toyota Highlander holds a special place among the automaker’s crossover SUVs available at dealerships like Serra Toyota. Not only is it one of the first vehicles to hold the moniker, ‘crossover SUV,’ but it has also set the bar for the rest of the popular class for almost every model year since. When next year’s models start to arrive at our facility, the vehicle will be available with some very special features. So, what does the 2020 Toyota Highlander XSE look like? From a distance, it might not appear very different from the 2020 version that was just completely redesigned. However, you take a few steps closer, you’ll quickly notice some differences. We’re expecting some more details to be released very soon. In the meantime, take a look at these photos to get a taste of what is to come.  (more…)

Are you using the right fuel for your car, truck or SUV?

Thursday, February 27th, 2020
A stock photo of a gas pump with different grades of gasoline.

Do any 2020 Toyota vehicles require premium gasoline? 

There is a lot people need to know about the 2020 lineup of Toyota vehicles arriving every day to the Serra Toyota showroom in Birmingham. Whether people are getting their next Toyota vehicle or buying their first one, there are a few common questions that come up year after year. For the current crop of models, the question, ‘Do any 2020 Toyota vehicles require premium gasoline,’ has been fairly common. For the most part, an owner of a 2020 Toyota vehicle won’t have to worry about reaching for the premium gas handle. Some of our product experts reached out to the professionals in the Serra Toyota Service Department to bring you some things you probably need to know.  (more…)

Get to know the latest Toyota technology before you visit our showroom

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
A photo of three vehicles using technology inside of a Toyota vehicle.

How-To Videos for Using Toyota Apps and Features 

The 2020 lineup of Toyota vehicles available at the Serra Toyota showroom all share one common thread – technology. Almost all of the 2020 Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs that have been delivered to our showroom can be integrated with several different popular digital devices. Additionally, Toyota has released a proprietary application that will extend the range where owners can interact with their vehicles. The how-to videos for using Toyota apps and features will give people who are new to the brand an idea of what they can do with them once they get home. Serra Toyota customers can see a live demonstration of any of these technologies or features when they schedule an appointment with one of our product experts today.  (more…)

2020 marks a new generation for the Highlander with just as much capability

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
A photo of the cargo area in the back of the 2020 Toyota Highlander.

How much cargo space does the 2020 Toyota Highlander have? 

The Toyota Highlander makes a strong case for being the flagship of the automaker crossover SUV fleet. Not only is it the largest and most powerful crossover SUV the automaker produces, but it is also one of the first crossover SUVs to hit the market. These vehicles have become incredibly popular for being adaptable for quickly changing situations, powerful enough to do some light towing and efficient enough for being suitable for everyday commuting. So, how much cargo space does the 2020 Toyota Highlander have? The 2020 Highlander has finally arrived at the Serra Toyota showroom. Our team took out their tape measures to get a look at what this ground-breaking vehicle has to offer.  (more…)

Get a look at the rest of the Toyota display at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show

Monday, February 24th, 2020
A photo of the tailgate on the 2021 Toyota Tacoma Trail.

New Toyota Vehicles at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show 

Did you enjoy our blogs about what our far-flung correspondent was able to send back from The Windy City? There are some photos of the new Toyota vehicles at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show that didn’t get picked by our staff to share on our blog the first time around. We thought that some of you would like to take a look at some of these other angles to get you as excited about these vehicles as we are. Of the new batch of photos you’ll see below, one of the models we’re really ready to see is the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime. This plug-in hybrid crossover SUV will be able to travel a fair distance without using a single drop of gasoline. If you’d like to learn more about any of these vehicles make an appointment with one of our product experts today.  (more…)

Toyota released fuel-economy scores for 2020 Camry AWD models

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
A front right quarter photo of the 2020 Toyota Camry with all-wheel-drive.

Gas Mileage for the 2020 Toyota Camry with AWD 

The Toyota Camry is such a force within the global automotive industry that any news about a new model is going to generate buzz. However, the announcement that the popular midsize sedan is going to finally be available with all-wheel-drive took that native excitement up another level or two. Our manufacturing partner as finally released some new information about gas mileage for the 2020 Toyota Camry with AWD. Serra Toyota customers interested in the 2020 Camry will be able to add the Dynamic Torque Control AWD system as a standalone option on the LE, XLE, SE and XSE trims. Let’s take a look at how this new capability will affect the sedan’s fuel economy scores.  (more…)

Toyota keeps things fresh for the 2021 GR Supra family

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
A front right quarter photo of the 2021 Toyota GR Supra 2.0 on a race track.

New Performance Specs for the 2021 Toyota GR Supra 

The Toyota Supra is among the most exciting vehicles the automaker has produced for quite a while. The new performance specs for the 2021 Toyota GR Supra will open up a new chapter for the sports coupe that will help the high-performing vehicle appeal to more buyers. When the 2021 model beings to arrive at dealerships like Serra Toyota in Birmingham, it will feature a new lightweight version with a smaller but still powerful engine as well as a new limited run special edition package that will pay homage to the automaker’s racing history. Additionally, the 2021 Toyota GR Supra is getting a performance boost at its top levels. Let’s take a look at what we can expect to see.  (more…)

Toyota blows the doors off of the Chicago Auto Show

Thursday, February 13th, 2020
A photo of the Nightshade display at the Chicago Auto Show.

What do the new 2021 Toyota Nightshade Editions look like?

Toyota is always innovating and keeping its customers interested in what arrives at dealerships like Serra Toyota in Birmingham. In the last couple years, the Nightshade Editions of several popular models have really put an original spin on some great vehicles. So, what do the new 2021 Toyota Nightshade Editions look like? The automaker used its prominent position at the annual Chicago Auto Show to give potential buyers a taste at what they can expect to see when these vehicles are finally delivered to our showroom. We were lucky enough to have a far-flung correspondent visit the Windy City this year to get an early look at these new models. Let’s see what they found. (more…)

Toyota offers early peek at some 2021 models outfitted with special equipment

Friday, February 7th, 2020
A photo of the three Trail Special Editions parked in a swamp.

Which Toyota models have the new Trail Special Editions? 

Toyota took to the biggest stage available at the annual Chicago Auto Show to wow those in attendance with some special additions to a few of its most capable models that will be available later this year. So, which Toyota models have the new Trail Special Editions? Our manufacturing partner, Toyota, will be giving the 2021 versions of the Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner the Trail Special Edition treatment. Each vehicle will have some different gear, but the entire Trail Special Edition lineup will focus on adding additional storage and convenience for drivers and passengers. Let’s take a closer look at what Serra Toyota customers can expect to see when these vehicles arrive.  (more…)

Big things coming to popular small Toyota sedan for 2020

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
A left profile photo of the 2020 Toyota Yaris.

Is Toyota making a Yaris sedan in 2020? 

Toyota has placed a lot of stock in its lineup of crossover SUVs. However, unlike a lot of other automakers, Toyota isn’t leaving its car lineup behind. So, is Toyota making a Yaris sedan in 2020? Yes, they are. For the 2020 model year, Toyota is planning on changing the entry-level vehicle category by offering some of its most advanced technology as standard equipment with the new Yaris sedan. Additionally, it will able to achieve 40 miles per gallon (when properly equipped) and the Toyota Safety Sense suite of active safety monitors will be equipped on all three trim grades. Serra Toyota has received a few 2020 Yaris sedan models at the showroom. Customers can schedule a test drive today by calling 205-847-1841.  (more…)

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