What’s New for the 2022 RAV4?

What’s New for the 2022 RAV4? | Toronto, ON

The RAV4 is one of the most popular Toyota models, so it can be hard to improve upon an already impressive vehicle. But we’ve got the details on what you can expect to see in regards to 2022 RAV4 updates.

Exterior updates

One of the first things you’ll notice on the latest RAV4 are newly designed projector LED headlamps. These can be seen in one of two available packages, found on most models. Additionally, new LED fog lamps have been introduced to Limited, Trail, and TRD Off-Road grades while the XSE Hybrid model gets sleek vertical lights that made their initial debut on the XSE Prime last year.

Another design update can be seen on the RAV4 XSE model, which gets a bold Calvary Blue colour option with a black roof. This exciting combination can also be found on the new SE Hybrid grade and the existing RAV4 TRD Off-Road. Toyota has also updated the RAV4’s wheel options, with new designs and colours.

New RAV4 Hybrid SE

This grade is completely new for 2022 and was built to show off the RAV4’s sporty appeal and exciting performance. It is equipped with new 18-inch black-painted wheels, offered in the new Cavalry Blue colour, and features a long list of high-end amenities. For example, this efficient model comes with a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, a leather-wrapped shift knob, a power liftgate, and elegant piano black bumpers.

It’s wonderful to see all of these new options for the 2022 Toyota RAV4. If you’d like to know more, contact our team at Downtown Toyota in Toronto, Ontario.

Winter Tire Tips for Toronto Drivers

Winter Tire Tips for Toronto Drivers | Toronto, ON

Believe it or not, winter is upon us once more. That means challenging conditions that can make getting around Toronto tougher. One surefire way to ensure that you’re ready for whatever lies ahead is to follow some key tire care tips — including considering a new set of winter tires.

Why consider winter tires?

Cold-weather or winter tires are a great option for drivers in Toronto, Ontario, because they’re specially engineered to endure low temperatures and deliver top-level performance. The unique rubber and tread patterns help provide better grip, maximizing your traction even on icy roadways.

If you purchase a set of winter tires from the Downtown Toyota Tire Centre, you’ll have your pick from a wide range of brands you know and trust. You can take advantage of special offers as well as great everyday prices, and we’ll make the process of installation and switching back to all-season tires in the springtime quick and painless.

General winter tire care tips

Buying winter tires helps keep you safer and extends the life of your current set of tires. But if you aren’t sure that you want to invest in a second set of tires, these tips will help you get through the winter.

  • Check the air pressure. Find the recommended PSI levels in your owner’s manual and make sure that your tires are always properly inflated.
  • Look for signs of damage. Be on the lookout for cracks, bubbling, or other signs that could indicate your tires are due for a replacement
  • Monitor your tread levels. If you notice that your tread levels look low, get a quarter and insert it between the treads with Queen Elizabeth’s head facing down. If you can see the top of her head, you don’t have enough tread to safely operate your vehicle

Looking to get new tires for the winter? Let the experts at the Downtown Toyota Tire Centre help.

Toyota Unveils Next-Generation Tundra Pickup

Toyota Unveils Next-Generation Tundra Pickup | Toronto, ON

Toyota is constantly making advancements with its vast lineup of vehicles. One of the most recent updates is that of the next-generation 2022 Toyota Tundra. This impressive pickup truck arrives with even more power, cutting-edge technology, and improved safety.

“We took a fresh, transformational approach to our truck development and had to rethink many things we’d previously done,” said Mike Sweers, Senior Vice President of Product Development Office and F1 Platform Chief Engineer. “Not only did we improve the performance and enhance the capability of this new Tundra, at the same time, we were certain to retain the strong quality, durability and reliability for which Toyota trucks are known.”

The 2022 Tundra comes with a new standard 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 that generates up to 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. However, the available i-FORCE MAX powertrain offers even more with up to 436 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque. With all this power, the new Tundra can tow up to 12,000 pounds.

Inside, an expansive available 14-inch touch screen is the highlight of the Tundra’s upgrades. With this large screen, you can easily use the infotainment system as well as an available Multi-Terrain Monitor that checks for obstacles in your immediate surroundings while operating the truck.

Other tech advancements come in the form of safety, with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5 standard on all models. This innovative system includes a handful of features like a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Automatic High Beams, and Rear Seat Reminder.

Our team at Downtown Toyota is excited to see all of these enhancements for the new Tundra truck. Visit us in Toronto, Ontario, to see the advanced Toyota lineup.

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.

Check Out These Toronto Sights Safely

Check Out These Toronto Sights Safely | Toronto, ON

Around Toronto, people are exploring everything our city has to offering while staying socially distanced. If you’re wondering what things to do after staying home during lockdown, never fear — we’ve come up with some sightseeing options to consider that will allow you to enjoy the city while still keeping up with current guidelines.

Toronto Zoo Scenic Safari

Are you looking for something educational and fun to do? Head to the Toronto Zoo. The zoo is currently offering a Scenic Safari for people of all ages. It’s an experience that goes above and beyond the normal zoo visit. With this safari, you can check out all the animals you love without leaving your vehicle. Your family can drive around the staff-only roads and explore the zoo, while your very own zookeeper will tell you everything you want to know about the animals. This is truly an experience that will make lifetime memories for everyone.

Virtual Toronto Tour

If going out isn’t something you’re ready to consider, you can enjoy the city you love without having to leave the house. Head out on a virtual tour of Toronto. Air Pano gives you a chance to check out the city from a bird’s-eye view, allowing you to scan the harbour, see the skyline, and more without having to get up from your couch. You will even be able to discover some interesting history about the city as you explore.


Whether you’re going out or staying in, these ideas from Downtown Toyota will help you enjoy all the great sights Toronto has to offer.


Don’t Miss These Toronto Summer Festivals

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Spring is here and the weather is warming up. If you’re looking for things to do in the summertime, we have you covered! We’ve gathered a couple of ideas for Toronto summer festivals you should put on your calendar this year.

NXNE: North by Northeast

Music and technology come together in the North by Northeast (NXNE) festival. This festival stretches over 10 days from June 7 to June 16 and takes place all across Toronto. The schedule includes a three-day music festival in the heart of the city. This festival mostly focuses on introducing emerging musicians to the masses, though it also looks to incorporate music, gaming, comedy, and interactivity to highlight both technology and the arts.

Fan Expo Canada

From August 22 to August 25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, you can get in touch with your nerdy side thanks to Fan Expo Canada. This four-day event will give you the opportunity to learn more about your favorite sci-fi, fantasy, comic, and anime worlds. You’ll even get the chance to meet celebrity guests. This year’s lineup will feature big stars like Jeff Goldblum, Zachary Levi, Jason Momoa, and David Harbour.

If you need a new ride for the summer, view our new inventory today at Downtown Toyota in Toronto, Ontario.