Head Outdoors in the New Sienna Woodland Special Edition

Head Outdoors in the New Sienna Woodland Special Edition | Toronto, ON

Toyota vehicles are made for adventure, and that includes minivans. Adding to the appeal of the 2022 Sienna is the all-new Woodland Special Edition, which takes off-roading to a whole new level. Here are the full details on this exciting new model, coming to dealerships this fall.

To start, the Sienna Woodland Special Edition can be painted in one of two colors: the Woodland Edition-exclusive Cement or the sleek Midnight Black Metallic. The exterior is also outfitted with dark chrome-colored accents, black badging, and roof rails with crossbars.

For a vehicle to be adventure-ready, though, it has to have the power and accessories to get you where you need to go. Inside the cabin, you’ll find a navigation system so you know exactly which route to take. There’s also a premium JBL® 12-speaker sound system inside, providing you with a concert-like musical experience on every journey.

When you’re traveling off the beaten path, the Sienna Woodland Special Edition is equipped with all-wheel drive with added ground clearance to help you take on a wide variety of terrain. The capable minivan also comes with a tow hitch capable of towing 3,500 pounds. That’s enough power to haul along gear like a jet ski or a four-wheeler. And for those extended camping trips, the 1,500-watt power outlet can provide enough juice for many household items.

Rounding out the Sienna Woodland Special Edition’s long list of appealing features is its safety systems. All models come with the second-generation Toyota Safety Sense (TSS 2.0), giving you even more confidence behind the wheel.

For more details on the 2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition and when you can nab your own, contact our team at Downtown Toyota.

Toyota Debuts Advanced All-Electric SUV Concept

Toyota Debuts Advanced All-Electric SUV Concept | Toronto, ON

Toyota is already a leader in eco-friendly vehicle options — and now it’s moving into a future of carbon neutrality. The automaker recently introduced an all-new, all-electric SUV concept called the Toyota bZ4X Concept. It’s the first in a global series of battery-electric vehicles to be introduced under the “Toyota bZ” name.

On the outside, the Toyota bZ4X Concept has a long wheelbase with short overhangs. Its spacious interior features an open-concept design to enhance driver comfort and confidence out on the road. On its dashboard, the instrument panel is set low and the gauges are located above the steering wheel to help increase visibility on the go. The bZ4X also comes with a new all-wheel-drive system.

Toyota wants to expand its lineup to include 70 electrified models around the world by 2025. Seven of these new vehicles will carry the bZ (Beyond Zero) brand moniker. Toyota also plans to introduce electrified power to its pickup truck lineup in the near future.

Currently, Toyota’s lineup accounts for more than 40 percent of all alternative powertrain vehicles sold in Canada. The efficient lineup includes battery-electric, hydrogen fuel-cell electric, hybrid electric, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

You can test-drive many of these eco-friendly Toyota models right here at Downtown Toyota in Toronto. Call or send a message soon to set up an appointment.

Toyota Vehicles Collect 7 Canadian Black Book Awards

Toyota Vehicles Collect 7 Canadian Black Book Awards | Toronto, ON

When you purchase a new car, it’s important to choose one that hold its value over time. This is a good indicator of overall quality, and it also puts you in a good financial position if you plan to eventually trade in the vehicle. That’s where Toyota comes in. The carmaker recently earned seven awards from the Canadian Black Book 2021 Best Retained Value Awards, demonstrating how well its vehicles maintain their value over time.

Each year, the CBB evaluates and awards vehicles that retain the highest percentage of their manufacturer’s suggested retail price after four years. For the 2021 awards, CBB looked at vehicles from the 2017 model year.

Toyota earned a top spot in six of the 23 categories that CBB evaluated. The winners are as follows:

  • Compact Car: Toyota Prius V
  • Full-Size Car: Toyota Avalon
  • Small Pickup: Toyota Tacoma
  • Full-Size Pickup: Toyota Tundra
  • Midsize Luxury Crossover/SUV: Lexus GX460
  • Near-Luxury Car: Lexus IS Series

The brand also earned the title of Best Overall SUV/Truck Brand.

Seven other Toyota-made cars placed second in their segments, while five other placed third. This made Toyota the best-represented automaker in the awards. To check out the high-value cars, trucks, and SUVs in the Toyota lineup, call our sales staff here at Downtown Toyota in Toronto and we’ll set you up with a test drive.

Toyota Receives 8 J.D. Power Awards for Best Residual Value

2021 Toyota Highlander: Best Residual Value Award | Downtown Toyota | Toronto, ON

When you shop for a new vehicle, it’s important to find one that holds its value over time. That’s where Toyota comes in. Toyota Canada recently received eight 2021 ALG Residual Value Awards from J.D. Power, showing that the brand has the top value retention in the industry.

The J.D. Power Residual Value Awards recognizes vehicles from the 2021 model year that are estimated to hold the highest percentage of their manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) over the next four years.

In addition to winning seven awards for its individual vehicles, Toyota Canada also earned the title of best “Mainstream Brand” for the second consecutive year.

The individual Toyota vehicles that earned awards include:

  • Toyota Corolla – Compact
  • Toyota RAV4 – Compact Utility (second year in a row)
  • Toyota Avalon – Fullsize
  • Toyota Tundra – Fullsize Pickup (12th year in a row
  • Toyota Tacoma – Midsize Pickup (11th year in a row)
  • Toyota Highlander – Midsize Utility 3rd-Row Seating (second year in a row)
  • Toyota 4Runner – Off-Road Utility (second year in a row)

If you’re looking for a reliable vehicle that will keep its value even after you drive it home, put Toyota at the top of your list. Stop in soon at Downtown Toyota in Toronto, Ontario, to test-drive any of these award-winning models.

3 Tips for Keeping Your Car Organized

3 Tips for Keeping Your Car Organized | Downtown Toyota | Toronto, ON

If you lead a busy lifestyle and use your car on a regular basis, it may not take long before the cabin starts to feel cluttered. Taking some proactive steps will make the task of keeping your car clean and organized feel like a breeze.

Put trash in its place

When you have to eat on the run, it’s easy to fall into the trap of leaving trash on the seats or floorboards with the idea of taking care of it later. But if you’re especially busy, this trash can pile up quickly, and that’s why you should be diligent about throwing out garbage as it accumulates. If you have spare shopping bags, leave them in the glovebox or center console so you never have an excuse to leave trash where it lies.

Spend some time on the trunk

Your trunk or cargo area is a boon when it comes to storing essentials like first aid kits, jumper cables, spare fuel cans, and so forth. But without proper organization, your trunk will become a source of frustration when it comes time to load in groceries or make space for purchases from the hardware store. Consider investing in accessories like bins and cargo organization kits so that everything has its proper place. This will help keep your trunk clean and make it easier to find things when you need them.

A clean car is a happy car

Having a sense of pride in how your vehicle looks on the inside is a great step toward keeping everything organized. Every few weeks or so, take some time out to vacuum, polish, and disinfect your vehicle’s interior. Making the effort to clean your vehicle regularly will help you stay organized in the long term.

Is your effort toward organization lacking because you’ve fallen out of love with your current vehicle? Not to worry — you can trade in your old ride and get behind the wheel of a stylish new Toyota right here at Downtown Toyota in Toronto, Ontario. What’s more, we’ve got a wide range of great accessories perfect for keeping your brand-new ride in showroom condition.

New Report Shows Toyota Working Hard to Go Green

2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid | Downtown Toyota | Toronto, ON

Toyota is continually working to address major environmental issues facing our world. As part of these ongoing green efforts, the automaker has put together an Environmental Challenge 2050 plan to work toward creating positive change.

In 2020, Toyota focused on five key areas to improve: carbon, water, materials, biodiversity, and outreach. According to the brand’s North American Environmental Report, it has managed to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by nine percent in 2020.

“At Toyota, it’s imperative that we do our part to offer more sustainable solutions to our customers, while identifying ways to reduce our own impact on the environment — from infrastructure, to manufacturing, and beyond,” said Stephen Beatty, a Toyota Canada vice president. “It’s not enough to talk the talk — so we’re very proud to ‘walk the walk’ alongside our valuable partners across Canada.”

Toyota has also reduced waste and increased recycling. Team members at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) created a method for recycling the plastic resin waste used to mold front and rear bumpers. The team melts the resin and returns it to its original form without degrading its quality, ensuring that 100 percent of scrap bumper materials leaving TMMC come back to TMMC.

Finally, Toyota has also introduced a range of new electrified model options. This includes the RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid, the Sienna Hybrid, and Venza Hybrid. These new models are taking Toyota a step closer to electrifying the entire lineup by 2025.

To learn more about how Toyota is working toward a greener world, stop in at Downtown Toyota in Toronto to test-drive one of these great hybrid vehicles.

2021 Toyota Camry Gives You More Tech, More Choices

2021 Toyota Camry | Downtown Toyota | Toronto, ON

After 37 years, the Camry just keeps getting better. Toyota recently unveiled the 2021 Camry, which offers more driver-assistance technologies, a new design, and more trim level options than before.

On the outside, the 2021 Camry presents new front-end styling. With a more defined lower intake area, along with a new honeycomb-patterned grille on the SE and XSE trim levels, the Camry has an athletic, modern look for the new model year. It has new exterior colours to choose from, too. The 2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid will also have a new trim level: the XSE Hybrid.

The 2021 Camry is the first Toyota to come equipped with the new Toyota Safety Sense® 2.5+ package. This suite of features enhances your safety with the addition of intersection support for the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, among other features. The 2021 Camry also comes standard with Rear Seat Reminder and Automatic High Beams.

On the inside, the 2021 Camry’s revised design incorporates herringbone-patterned seats on the XLE trim and new floating 7-inch and 9-inch touch-screen displays across trim levels.

To discover more about the 2021 Toyota Camry or take this model out for a test drive, stop in at Downtown Toyota in Toronto.

Toyota RAV4 Offers 13 Exciting Trim Levels for 2021

Toyota RAV4 Offers 13 Exciting Trim Levels for 2021 | Downtown Toyota | Toronto, ON

Finding the perfect vehicle for your family’s needs isn’t always easy — but it is if you’re considering the 2021 Toyota RAV4! For the 2021 model year, Toyota is offering 13 RAV4 trim options for you to choose from.

The RAV4 is available in three model types. The first is the gas-powered option, followed by a hybrid option. New this year is the RAV4 Prime, which is a plug-in hybrid option. Depending on the model you choose, the trim levels available differ.

For the regular RAV4, you can choose between the LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Trail, TRD Off Road, and Limited trim levels. The LE and XLE come standard with front-wheel drive, though all-wheel drive is also available. All other trims are standard with all-wheel drive.

The RAV4 Hybrid is available with the LE, XLE, XSE, XSE Technology, and Limited trims. For the RAV4 Prime, the trim levels will be the SE and XSE, and the Technology package is available with the latter.

Throughout the model lineup, you can find premium appointments like a JBL® premium audio system, a kick-sensor tailgate, Softex seating, and a wireless charging pad. Every model comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 package to help give you peace of mind.

The RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid are on sale now here at Downtown Toyota in Toronto, and the RAV4 Prime will be available starting in early 2021.

Camry or Corolla: Which Toyota Sedan Is Right for You?

Toyota Camry | Toronto, ON

If you’re looking for a sedan to get you around Toronto, then it’s likely you’re considering the Toyota Camry or Toyota Corolla. But the big question is: which is right for you? Here’s an overview of these two models so you can decide which one is the best fit for your lifestyle.

Toyota Corolla

As a compact sedan, the Toyota Corolla is ideal for city living. Its smaller size can easily manoeuvre into tight parking spaces and through Toronto traffic — but it still boasts ample interior space. The Corolla can fit up to five passengers with up to 371 litres of cargo space in its trunk. The Corolla is also efficient, getting as low as 7.6 L/100 km in the city and 5.8 L/100 km on the highway.

Once you’re inside the Corolla, you will find an abundance of creature comforts and stylish accents. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration come standard, allowing you to access your smartphone’s apps directly on the 8-inch touch screen. The Corolla also comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 package of safety technologies to keep you feeling confident on the road.

With all of these features, it’s also important to remember that the Corolla has a lower price tag than the Camry, making it a good option if you’re on a budget.

Toyota Camry

If you’re looking for something spacious, the Camry is the vehicle for you. This midsize sedan offers up to 965 mm of rear legroom, while also fitting up to 428 litres of cargo in its trunk. It even comes standard with 60/40-split rear seats to expand your cargo capabilities.

The Camry is also elegantly designed both inside and out. Sweeping lines are highlighted by soft-touch materials, and ergonomic buttons and knobs throughout give the Camry a driver-oriented design that will keep you comfy throughout the day. Its two engine options offer more power than the Corolla, so if you want extra performance, the Camry should be your go-to option.

To learn more about the Camry and the Corolla, you’re invited to stop in at Downtown Toyota in Toronto and take both these sedans out for a test drive.

Cool and Convenient Accessories for Your Toyota SUV

Toyota SUV Accessories | Toronto, ON

Here at Downtown Toyota in Toronto, we offer a wide range of helpful accessories that you can add to your Toyota SUV. Whether you drive the Toyota RAV4, Toyota Highlander, or Toyota 4Runner, these are just a few of the accessories available to make every day a little easier and more convenient.

Roof Rack

Whether you’re going kayaking or simply need some extra storage on top of your Toyota, a roof rack is an accessory you should consider. With this piece of equipment, you can simply strap down whatever you need to carry and be on your way.

Cargo Additions

When you’re hauling groceries, camping stuff, and more in your trunk, you want to make sure everything stays organized and safe. Toyota offers a range of options that allow you to do just that. A cargo cover can help hide any valuables from the eyes of passersby, and a cargo net will keep your items from shifting while you’re driving. You can even opt for a cargo liner to protect your trunk from any spills or scratches.

Family-Friendly Features 

Toyota offers family-oriented accessories to keep the kids entertained — and messes contained — on the go. For instance, you can opt for the universal tablet holder to keep your children’s tablets secure. You can also opt for all-season floor mats to help keep your kids’ dirty soccer cleats or camping gear from getting the carpets dirty.

 

Contact our service department at Downtown Toyota to learn more about ordering and installing these handy SUV accessories.