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What Toyota Models Offer Amazon Alexa Connectivity?

Friday, January 3rd, 2020
Interior view of Toyota model with Amazon Alexa on infotainment screen

Setting Up Toyota+Alexa® in a New Toyota Model 

In the hunt for a new vehicle, one of the selling points is often what infotainment features are available in each model. Whether you’re looking for the best sound system or the most connectivity features, the available options can make or break your decision when it comes to choosing a new set of wheels. One of the connectivity options many Toyota models offer now is Toyota+Alexa®. This feature is something you may have come across during your search, or maybe you’ve heard about it and want to know what Toyota models offer it. Whichever question you’re looking to answer, this guide is here to help. Keep reading to find out what Toyota vehicles include Amazon Alexa connectivity and to find out how to set up Toyota+Alexa® in a new Toyota vehicle.   (more…)

How Safe is the 2020 Toyota Highlander?

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019
Silver 2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Toyota Highlander Standard Safety Technology Lineup 

When it comes to shopping for a new vehicle, safety should always be at the top of your checklist. The 2020 Toyota Highlander is sure to check all of the boxes when it comes to what you’re looking for in your next vehicle. This Highlander is focused on safety and delivers top safety performance in every model. In this guide not only are we going to look at what the standard safety technology lineup is for the 2020 Toyota Highlander, but we’ll also take a look at how some of its features work. Keep reading to learn more about the safety technology available in the 2020 Highlander.   (more…)

2020 Toyota Avalon Standard and Available Safety Features

Saturday, September 7th, 2019
White 2020 Toyota Avalon driving

Does the 2020 Toyota Avalon Have a Bird’s Eye View Camera?

Drive with peace of mind behind the wheel of the safety-focused 2020 Toyota Avalon. The suite of standard safety features in the 2020 Avalon put this sedan above the rest. If you have been wondering if the 2020 Toyota Avalon has a Bird’s Eye View Camera, then continue reading this guide from Serra Toyota to find out. (more…)

How to Use Toyota Remote Connect with a Smartwatch (Apple Watch/Android Wear)

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
The Toyota Remote Connect app on an Apple Watch

Toyota infuses its vehicles with state-of-the-art technologies, enhancing our driving experience with a high level of convenience, enjoyment, and safety. New Toyota vehicles also offer many advanced connectivity technologies, including Remote Connect. Available for select 2018 model-year and newer Toyota vehicles, Remote Connect enables you to remotely perform many functions for your vehicle, including lock and unlock the doors, start and stop the engine, monitor guest drivers, and find where your vehicle is parked. You can also use Toyota Remote Connect with a compatible smartwatch (Apple Watch/Android Wear). View here to learn how to do it.  (more…)

How do I dim the display screen in my Toyota?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
Toyota driver alerted to a pedestrian via Toyota Safety Sense on their dashboard

Toyota drivers have the ability to brighten or dim their Toyota center displays based on need. During daylight driving, brightening the display can help drivers view important information even with glaring sunlight and dimming the display can help to avoid eye strain during night driving. Learn more about how to change the screen brightness levels in your Toyota below. (more…)

Is Android Auto Coming to the Toyota Lineup?

Friday, September 28th, 2018
2019 Toyota Avalon steering wheel and dashboard

The inclusion of Apple CarPlay on select 2018 and 2019 Toyota models was a huge success for the Toyota brand. Now, customers are wondering if and when Toyota will release Android Auto to the lineup. When will it arrive? We have the scoop 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…)

What Kind of Power does the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Have?

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
2019 Toyota RAV4 Exterior View in Red

2019 Toyota RAV4 Engine Specifications and Performance Equipment

The new generation of the Toyota RAV4 has seen an overhaul in its design, technology, safety, and performance. We’ve already told you of some of the updates and upgrades you can expect to find in this model. Today, we’re going to go over some of the finer specifications of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 engine specifications and performance equipment.

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What Types of Technologies will the new RAV4 Offer?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
Two 2019 Toyota RAV4 Models Exterior View in Silver Coloring

2019 Toyota RAV4 Audio Technology and Features

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is continuing the innovation and ingenuity set fourth from its predecessors. This model year features a whole host of additional tech and amenities that drivers can enjoy. This model is on the forefront of Toyota’s innovations. Check out the 2019 Toyota RAV4 audio technology and features to see what this new 2019-version of the famous adventure-mobile has in store for you.

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Will the 2019 Toyota RAV4 have Toyota Safety Sense 2.0?

Friday, March 30th, 2018
2019 Toyota RAV4 Exterior View in Red

Updates and Upgrades to the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Safety Technology

For the 2019 model year of the Toyota RAV4, drivers will see the integration of the anxiously-awaited Toyota Safety Sense 2.0. This second-generation of the impressive Toyota Safety Sense increases driver awareness and attentiveness and hosts a variety of additional technologies as well as revisions to existing features. Check out the updates and upgrades to the 2019 Toyota RAV4 safety technology.

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