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Crossover SUVs are some of the most popular vehicles on the road, and there’s no model that is more enticing to consumers than the Toyota Highlander. The Highlander is back in 2017 and better than ever before, offering the top features and performance that you’ve come to expect from such a trusted name.
If you’re considering making the 2017 Toyota Highlander your next crossover SUV, then it’s a good idea to learn about the most important characteristics this vehicle offers, which you can find in this convenient buyer’s guide.
Here in Pennsylvania, we look forward to the arrival of spring. After a long, cold winter, sunny days and pleasant temperatures are always welcome. But, springtime driving does come with some risks. Use caution and drive safely this spring by following these tips.
For most people, one of the biggest purchases is a car. Whether you buy a new or pre-owned model, it’s likely that the cost will still be quite substantial. To protect your investment, follow these steps to keep your car in great condition for years to come.
In late 2016, the Japanese newspaper Nikkei Asian Review broke the story about Toyota’s plans to mass produce electric cars by the year 2020. Ambitious and bold, this change in Toyota’s strategy heralds a new era for the Japanese automotive giant. Here are some details about Toyota’s intentions and a look at some of the highly fuel efficient vehicles it already produces.
A New Focus
Previously, Toyota had invested resources in developing vehicles that run on hydrogen fuel cells and advanced hybrid systems that you can plug in and recharge. In earlier statements, the Toyota leadership had indicated long-range electric vehicles were impractical due to the high cost of batteries and the time required to charge the battery.
Now, Toyota is embracing long-range electric vehicles by adding them to its lineup and making plans for mass production. According to published reports from Nikkei, Toyota will set up a dedicated team in early 2017 to design an all-electric car capable of traveling 186 miles on a single charge.
Many shoppers who plan to buy a new car have to stick to a budget. Determining how much you can afford to spend before you get to the dealership allows you to save time. It also helps you avoid the disappointment of falling in love with a vehicle that’s out of your price range. Fortunately, Toyota has a robust offering of budget-friendly vehicles this year. Check out these four 2017 Toyotas for drivers on a budget.
1. The 2017 Yaris Hatchback and Yaris iA Sedan
The Yaris Hatchback, priced at $15,250, and the Yaris iA Sedan, with an MSRP of $15,950, are the two most affordable vehicles in the 2017 Toyota lineup. Though both vehicles have merit and deserve consideration, the all-new Yaris iA subcompact sedan is a standout because of its abundant features. It’s also a pleasure to drive.
Standard amenities on the Yaris iA include keyless entry and ignition, power accessories, air conditioning, cruise control, and rear seats that fold over to offer more cargo space. Unlike many of its competitors, the Yaris iA has a forward collision warning and mitigation system. If you want some serious bang for your buck, it’s worth researching both 2017 Yaris vehicles.
2. Toyota Camry Hybrid
With an MSRP of $26,790, the 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid won’t strain your budget and will save you money at the pump. Best of all, the hybrid powertrain performs as well as or better than the four-cylinder gasoline engine on the standard Camry. In particular, the hybrid offers strong acceleration, jumping from zero to 60 miles per hour in 7.7 seconds, which is faster than most of its peers.
In terms of fuel economy, the EPA estimates you’ll get up to 40 miles per gallon on average with the Camry Hybrid LE. Even if the hybrid is a few thousand dollars more up front, it allows you to get more miles for each gallon of gas.
3. Toyota Tundra SR
Compared to the other vehicles on this list, the Toyota Tundra SR is pricey. But by pickup truck standards, it’s one of the most affordable on the market. Starting at $30,020, the 2017 Tundra comes with a beast under the hood: a 4.6-liter V8 that produces 310 horsepower. With so much power, the Tundra is capable on job sites, running errands around town, and going off road. There’s very little this versatile full-size pickup can’t do.
Packed with features, the base trim comes with daytime running lights, keyless entry, full power accessories, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 6.1-inch touch screen. If you opt for an extended double cab or the CrewMax crew cab, expect ample room for passengers.
4. Toyota RAV4
If you want an affordable crossover, consider the 2017 Toyota RAV4. For $24,910 MSRP, you can get into a vehicle that has plenty of features. A backup camera, a 6.1-inch touch screen with the Entune infotainment system, cruise control, and back seats that recline and fold over make the RAV4’s base trim a good buy.
If you’re shopping on a budget, Toyota offers a number of vehicles with excellent performance and an array of features at an affordable price.
Choosing the car your teenager will drive is an important decision. They need to drive something that will help keep them safe as they get more comfortable behind the wheel, and they need something reliable. Here are some of the best Toyota models for teen drivers.