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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Should You Buy a New or Used Toyota Camry?

Everyone knows that Toyota Camrys are some of the best new vehicles on the road and then best used vehicles on the road. Over at the Wheels for Wishes website they came up with this great infographic to help you with the comparison. 

Check it out and then come by Burien Toyota to check out our great inventory of new and used Toyota Camry cars!

Buying a New Car vs a Used Car by Wheels For Wishes

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New Style, Safety, Sounds and Sales Price For 2016 Scion FR-S



Scion’s FR-S performance sports coupe is getting its style on for the 2016 model year. With interior improvements, two new colors, a new standard audio system and a rear-view back up camera, the next FR-S also sports a new price.
           
The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the six-speed manual transmission FR-S is $25,305 while the six-speed sequential automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management technology is $26,405. This price excludes the destination, processing and handling (DPH) fee of $770. 
           
The 2016 FR-S has a new premium feel with bright silver interior accents on the steering wheel bezel, shift bezel, door grip, and along the sides of the center console.  Also inside the FR-S is a new standard audio system with a large 7-inch touch-screen display and voice recognition technology.
           
For added safety, comfort and convenience, a rear-view backup camera has been integrated into the FR-S, as well.
           
Adding to the new look, two new colors will be available with a new red called Ablaze and a new blue called Oceanic.
           
The 2016 FR-S will be available in dealerships beginning in June.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Toyota Flexes RAV4 Muscle with New Rally America Series Entry

Renowned Off-Road Driver Ryan Millen to Drive RAV4 Rally Car in 2015 Rally America 2WD-Open Class



Toyota unveiled its RAV4 rally car at the Monster Energy Supercross Championship finale this weekend at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Ryan Millen, who won the 2014 Baja 1000 in a Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, will drive the RAV4 rally vehicle at various rally races including some of the 2015 Rally America 2WD-Open Class season. The muscled-up RAV4 was unveiled live between races to all in attendance and was on display in the pits throughout the event.
 
A RAV4 competing within a professional racing series is rare.  It is even rarer to see the unibody-construction, Small-Sport Utility Vehicle (SSUV) go head-to-head with Rally America’s modified street cars. Toyota’s entry into Rally America is a modified 2015 Toyota RAV4 LE.  The vehicle sports a stock transmission and a stock 2.5-liter, four-cylinder, double-overhead cam engine that pushes 176-horsepower and 172-pounds of torque. Millen and his crew removed more than 500 pounds of stock weight, while adding a roll cage, BFGoodrich all-terrain DOT 215/75R15 tires, and upgrading to a front and rear TEIN suspension.
 
“I’ve driven just about everything Toyota has to offer,” said Millen. “And I’ve been very impressed with the RAV4’s tight, compact body and smooth handling. I’m looking forward to putting it through the paces this season.”
 
The RAV4 literally created the SSUV category when it was introduced by Toyota in 1994. At that time, the notion of a unibody construction Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) was unheard of. Since its introduction, unibody-construction SUVs have become a standard offering across the automotive industry. 
 
While widely known as a practical version of the more-cumbersome SUV, RAV4’s lighter and leaner design allows it to perform and handle quite effectively for desert, beach and other outdoor excursions. It’s for this reason that Toyota is showcasing the RAV4 so dynamically in the form of this entry in the Rally America Series.
 
“Over the years, RAV4 has become known more for its benefits as a practical family-vehicle alternative to a larger SUV, and we felt it was due time that its performance and handling characteristics were put on display,” said Alex Du, RAV4 Vehicle Marketing & Communications Manager. “That will undoubtedly be the case with Ryan Millen at the wheel of this incredible Rally RAV4.” 
 
Son of off-road legend Rod Millen, Ryan Millen has been involved in Toyota Racing since childhood. From chasing for Ivan Stewart and racing in MTEG Stadium races at nine-years old, to racing the FJ Cruiser in the Baja 1000, he has poured his life and professional racing career into Toyota.

Additionally, SiriusXM and Wienerschnitzel have joined Toyota’s marketing efforts in and around the rally events.

Millen Adventures will be entering into numerous races including some of the Rally America West Series where he’ll be competing in the 2WD stock class with the rally built Toyota RAV4.

Tentative Schedule
  • Idaho Rally - June 13-14
  • Mendocino Rally - July 18-19
  • Rally Utah - August 7-8
  • Gorman Ridge Rally - August 22
  • Prescott Rally - October 2-3
  • Mt Hood Rally - October 17
 
For more information on the Rally RAV4, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Consumer Reports Lists Top 10 Cars to go 200,000 Miles, Toyotas are 5


Seattle's King 5 News reported on a Consumer Reports investigation into the top ten cars that are mostly likely to reach 200,000 miles.

Half of them are Toyotas.

According to the article, "Consumer Reports says the choices are based on results of its annual research survey, which encompasses responses on 1.1-million vehicles. The high-mileage cars are all plain-Janes — no luxury models. Even the fancier versions of the models listed sometimes got them booted from the list."

Here are the Toyotas listed:


  • Toyota Prius
  • Toyota Camry
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Toyota Sienna
  • Toyota Highlander


"Here at Burien Toyota, we have plenty of each of the cars listed," said general sales manager Ted Klarich. "Toyota is known for making long-lasting cars and this Consumer Reports investigation shows that."

Stop by Burien Toyota today to take one of these long-lasting Toyotas for a test drive!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Toyota Mirai: Coming This Fall to Showrooms Near…?



Want a Mirai? All those in favor, say aye! California trailblazers waiting to get behind the wheel of Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, the Mirai, now have a destination for pick up and pre-order. 

In October 2015, Mirai will roll into select Toyota dealerships in the Golden State. Northern California drivers will meet Mirai at San Francisco Toyota, Roseville Toyota, Stevens Creek Toyota or Toyota of Sunnyvale. Farther south, Longo Toyota, Toyota Santa Monica, Toyota of Orange and Tustin Toyota will welcome Mirai customers. These initial dealers were selected based on advanced technology vehicle sales experience and proximity to hydrogen infrastructure.   
  
But why wait until October? Beginning this summer, California customers can request a Mirai by visiting www.toyota.com/mirai.  Production of the Mirai is limited and vehicles will be placed with select, eligible customers. Therefore, drivers are encouraged to make their requests early to save a potential parking spot in transportation history. Customers can visit www.toyota.com/miraitoday to sign up for more information and notification of exact order request launch timing in the coming months. All Mirais will be sold and delivered through the authorized Mirai dealer of the customer’s choice.  

Mirai U.S. sales volume is planned for approximately 3,000 units through 2017.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Toyota Sienna Named Best 3-Row Vehicle for Families


Atlanta, Ga., May 5, 2015 -- Parents love the new Sienna minivan for its upscale style and features, comfort and safety. Kids enjoy the 16.4-inch widescreen entertainment center. But auto writers are a much tougher group to please.

As it turns out, the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA) finds the Sienna to be quite pleasing as well.

The 2015 Sienna was named the Best 3-Row Family Vehicle by GAAMA at the association’s annual Family Choice Challenge held. After putting the Sienna and six other three-row competitors through two days of testing at Lake Lanier Islands in Georgia, journalists from across the Southeast chose the Sienna for the award for its more aggressive styling, upscale interior, enhanced driving dynamics, new features and the abundance of space and comfort available for seven passengers.

“Our experts considered factors like styling, safety, comfort and efficiency, and the results reflect the best in both innovation and execution,” said GAAMA President Jim Tucker. “The overall winner and each of our category winners are must-drive models for anyone shopping for a new family car.”

Sienna was refreshed for 2015 with a more expressive exterior design and upgraded interior comfort and styling. Sienna oozes fun and function, and it has something for every member of the family. Kids enjoy Sienna’s Blu-Ray Dual View Entertainment Center while parents easily communicate with them through Toyota’s Driver Easy Speak system, which uses the vehicle's built-in microphone to amplify the driver's voice through the rear speakers. For parental peace of mind, Sienna was named a 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick + and is the only van in its segment to offer all-wheel drive.
 

Friday, April 24, 2015

New Series of Documentary Shorts from Toyota TeenDrive365 Explores the Emotional Rite of Passage When a Teen Receives Their Driver’s License

Award-winning Getty Images Reportage Photojournalists Capture Three Families’ Journeys;
Stories Underscore Important Role Parents Play in Teen Driving Safety

Excitement. Fear. Loss of Control. Pride. Every parent of a teenager can relate to the rollercoaster of emotions that occurs when their child receives their driver’s license.
 
In a new series of documentary shorts, Toyota has partnered with three award-winning Getty Images Reportage photojournalists to explore this major rite of passage through the experiences of three families in Los Angeles, Boston and St. Petersburg, Fla. The series is part ofTeenDrive365, Toyota’s comprehensive teen safety initiative that helps parents and teens become safer drivers together. You can watch the videos at www.TeenDrive365.com.
 
“As the mother of two teenagers, I understand first-hand the range of emotions that parents can experience when their teen receives their driver’s license,” said Marjorie Schussel, Corporate Marketing Director for Toyota. “Even though the families featured in Toyota’s TeenDrive365series all have unique stories to share, the common thread is that each parent is deeply involved in their teen’s journey to get their license.”
 
In the video shorts, a teenager’s new driver’s license represents different things for each family: 
  • In Boston, the Rabinowitz family’s story highlights the excitement – and the tension – that can accompany this rite of passage. Teenager Erez is eager to get his license, while his parents are more reflective, hoping that he will not text and drive as they both do. This milestone is especially complicated for Erez’s father, who survived a life-altering car crash as a child that badly injured his parents. 
  • In St. Petersburg, Fla., teenager De’Qonton’s new license represents freedom, achievement and the opportunity to broaden his life experiences. His parents share a mixture of pride and measured caution, while his younger brother has a new reason to aspire to be more like him.
  • In Los Angeles, the Vaught family’s story poignantly explores the ways in which teenage daughter Chloe’s new license helps her parents begin to view her as an adult, such as when she drives her mother to her grandmother’s funeral.
The shorts were created by award-winning Getty Images Reportage photojournalists Sara Lewkowicz, (St. Petersburg,) Ben Lowy (Los Angeles) and Shaul Schwarz (Boston).
 
The new series builds on TeenDrive365’s other resources, which include online tools, expert advice, local events and social media that help parents model safer driving behaviors for their children. The focus on parents as role models is based on research from a national study from Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). The study found a significant correlation between how parents and their teens drive, suggesting that parents are the biggest influence on how a teen will behave behind the wheel.
 
Since Toyota TeenDrive365’s launch in November 2013, millions of people have engaged with its online and in-person resources. Earlier this year, the program introduced a new distracted driving simulator that uses Oculus Rift, the latest virtual reality technology, to bring the dangers of distracted driving to life for parents and teens.
 
The new campaign was developed in partnership with digital agency 360i and Getty Images Reportage. This collaboration marks the first time Getty Images Reportage has partnered with a brand to produce a series of short form multimedia documentaries.
 
To learn more about the resources offered through Toyota TeenDrive365, go to www.TeenDrive365.com.
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