At Lakeland Toyota we have a huge selection of new Toyota sedans and SUVS. And when we say huge, we mean huge. We're talking over hundreds of these models, and today we'll focus on the most popular. We'll break down the models, go over popular features, discuss the changes from 2018, and review the important performance specs.
Sedans Our Customers Love: Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry, and Toyota Yaris
SUVS Our Customers Love: Toyota Highlander, Toyota RAV4, and Toyota 4Runner
The Highlander is a three-row midsize SUV, and it's a huge hit with families who need seating for up to seven or eight passengers. Design wise, the Highlander is one of the sleekest midsize SUVS in its segment, and while there are no major changes for 2019, there were some exterior updates. These include new wheel designs, chrome LED lights, and the SE has a Nightshade Edition appearance package. Inside, there are cloth, SofTex®, leather, and perforated leather seats to choose from. For a more elegant look (and easier backrow access), choose the captain's chair setup that has seating for seven.
The Highlander LE base trim has a 2.7L engine with 185 horsepower and 184 lb-ft torque. The remaining trims get a stout 3.5L V6 with 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft toque. Towing on the smaller engine is up to 1,500 pounds, and the V6 towing tops out at 5,000 pounds!
Below are some of our favorite technology features on the Highlander. Items marked with a "*" are standard features:
Another highlight is that the Toyota Safety Sense package of advanced safety technologies is standard on all Highlander trims. Toyota Safety Sense includes the following:
The Toyota RAV4 went through an impressive redesign for the 2019 model year, and it has a much more angular and adventurous look. Plus, select trims can get two-tone paint job with a contrasting roof! Inside, we love the statement-making touchscreen placement, rotary dial, and pops of colors. There's an especially cool SofTex® upholstery pattern that is sure to be a hit.
All RAV4 trims have a 2.5L engine that produces 203 horsepower. Most trims tow up to 1,500 pounds, but if you get the Adventure trim you can bring up to 3,500 pounds of gear and fun along for the ride.
On the tech front, we love that the RAV4 has a 7- or 8-inch touchscreen and all run on the updated Entune™ 3.0 system. The RAV4 is also one of the few Toyota vehicles that has Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, and that feature is standard as well. Other techy features worth checking out are navigation, power seating, premium JBL speakers and a subwoofer, HomeLink®, and an integrated panoramic backup camera!
The RAV4 gets the updated Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0. Along with the features mentioned earlier, you'll get these as well:
If you want an SUV that's rough and tumble, go with the Toyota 4Runner. It's equipped to take on off-roading trails, but at the same time you'll get plenty of cabin creature comforts that make commuting a pleasure. For the 2019 model year the TRD Pro trim has some more features for off-roading and a few extra premium appointments. There's also a Nightshade Edition. Other than that, it's pretty much a carryover.
All trims have a powerful 4.0L V6 engine with 270 horsepower, 278 lb-ft torque, and towing up to 5,000 pounds. While some 4Runner's have more off-road friendly amenities, all can take on the dusty trails, and a GoPro Mount is standard so you can capture your adventures.
For general tech, we like the 6.1-inch touchscreen (standard), navigation, smart key with push button start, and JBL speakers. Something worth pointing out is that the 4Runner doesn't have any of the Toyota Safety Sense packages available or standard, as the vehicle is big with off-roaders who don't need these extras.
The Corolla is one of the most well-stocked vehicle at our dealership, and you'll have hundreds of these entry-level sedans to choose from. That said, don't let the phrase entry-level slow you down. Standard amenities include a backup camera, touchscreen, and Bluetooth. You'll even get standard Toyota Safety Sense, and that's an impressive feature to have on a vehicle from this price point.
Other highlights include SofTex seats that mimic leather, power seating, glossy black exterior accents, and a moonroof. Performance wise, the Corolla has a 1.8L engine that produces 140 horsepower on the LE Eco and 132 horsepower on the remaining trims.
Like many new Toyota vehicles, the Corolla has a variety of package options, so you can continue to add more personality to the trim you love. Some package add-ons include:
If you want a sedan that has a little more refinement, the Toyota Camry is a solid option. The Camry was just redesigned for the 2018 model year, so the 2019 is essentially a carryover. However, Apple CarPlay™ and Amazon Alexa™ are now standard! In terms of style the Camry still has that sleek exterior look, bold wheel options, and you can still get that stunning cockpit red leather interior on the XSE trim! Other interior details we love are the available tiger eye wood trim or metal grain accents that help the cabin pop.
Here are some of our favorite tech features that you can get on the Toyota Camry:
To power your Camry, there are three engine options. For gasoline models there's a 2.5L with 203 horsepower and a 3.5L V6 with 301 horsepower, which is more than the Honda Accord! If you want to stay conscious about your fuel-consumption or show your environmental pride, there's the Toyota Camry Hybrid that has impressive EPA estimated fuel ratings an an Atkinson engine.
The Toyota Corolla may be the more popular "entry-level" option, but there is a vehicle you can get before the Corolla and that's the Toyota Yaris! The Yaris went through some exciting changes for the 2019 model year. Along with getting a slightly revamped grille and dropping the iA title from its name, the Yaris went from being a one trim option to having three choices, and you know what they say about variety.
All trims have a 1.5L engine with 106 horsepower and Normal/Sport driving modes. Toyota Safety Sense™ isn't standard or available on the Yaris, but you do get the low-speed pre-collision system, Bluetooth for safer hands-free calling, and a backup camera.
Along with what we mentioned above, you'll also get a 7-inch touchscreen, voice recognition software, 60/40 split seats for a bit of cargo hauling capability, and a chrome-tipped exhaust. On the higher trims you can get a smart key with a push button start, leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, and LED auto on/off lights.
For more information on our popular new Toyota sedans and SUVS, stop in and see us at Lakeland Toyota today! We'll get you out on a test drive and go over the competitive financing and leasing options for these great rides.