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Color-Keyed vs Chrome vs Blacked-Out Exterior Features

By Product Expert | Posted in Color Options, FAQs on Friday, June 28th, 2019 at 7:18 pm
2019 Toyota Yaris front fascia and headlights

While Toyota does a great job of providing details for all of their models online, if you don’t know the lingo it can still be hard to decipher exactly what you are getting. Learn more about specific automotive terms like color-keyed, chrome, and blacked-out below.

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What does the automotive term color-keyed mean?

Color-Keyed Details

While car shoppers may already be familiar with the idea of chrome and blacked-out exterior features, the term color-keyed trips up a lot of shoppers. While the term may be new to you, it’s meaning is simple. A color-keyed exterior feature means that the feature, most commonly a door handle or side mirror, matches the body color of the car. Color-keyed exterior features help to give your vehicle a seamless and polished look that looks a little more high end.

Chrome Details

Chrome is a silver-colored metal and exterior features that are labeled as chrome, most commonly grilles and bumpers, will have a very shiny and reflective metal appearance to them. While all vehicle segments look great with a little bit of chrome flair, this detail is particularly sharp on full-size SUVs and trucks.

Blacked-Out Details

Select Toyota models are available with unique appearance trims that offer a series of blacked-out exterior accessories. Just like the name suggests, blacked-out accessories will be a shade of black regardless of the body color of the vehicle. Multiple blacked-out accessories grouped together on a vehicle can provide a really custom look straight from the factory.

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Are you ready to find your next vehicle? Or perhaps you have already chosen your preferred Toyota model but have a few questions about the available features and options. Whichever the case, the Serra Toyota team can help make the vehicle research and shopping process fun and easy! Stop by the dealership for one-on-one help or schedule a test drive online.

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