Archive for March, 2016

Toyota Safety Sense Package Coming to Most Models

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Safety fans rejoice – and we know there are plenty of you in Indiana. Toyota is adding a fantastic feature to its new cars by the end of 2017. By the end of next year, almost all new Toyota models, from the least expensive to the highest price, will feature the Toyota Safety Sense packages, which are anchored by automatic emergency braking (AEB). Toyota modes that will not feature the automatic braking system are the Toyota Mirai (not available here at Toyota of Muncie) and the Toyota 4Runner, the company announced.

Toyota of Muncie 2016 Camry

The release will put Toyota ahead by four years of the 2022 industry target announced last week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The Toyota Safety Sense Package features three proprietary safety technologies and combines a camera and laser beam for enhanced performance and reliability. There are a number of features included in the system, including the pre-collision system. That system uses the camera and laser to detect automobiles in the front of a vehicle. If the system determines a collision is imminent, it will take action by alerting the driver with a sound and visual alarm. If the driver doesn’t respond, the system will begin braking the car. Lane departure alert tells the driver if he is drifting from his lane and will alert him to the situation.

Toyota and the great staff here at Toyota of Muncie love safety features and we’re always glad to share those with customers. One of our current models known for its safety features is the 2016 Toyota Camry Four-Door Sedan, which was rated a Top Safety Pick for 2016 by the IIHS. The 2016 Toyota Camry Four-Door Sedan comes with several standard safety features, including antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front and rear side airbags, front knee airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and a rearview camera.


Still Time to Grab a 2016 Toyota Highlander SUV Model

Monday, March 14th, 2016

If you’re a fan of the popular Toyota Highlander SUV, then you’ll be happy to know the company is anticipating the release of its new 2017 model very soon.

The third year Highlander model will continue to be all-wheel drive (AWD) and will offer room for up to eight, a choice of three powertrains and six model grades. The 2017 Toyota Highlander will come in LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited and Limited Platinum versions. Whichever version you prefer, the 2017 Toyota Highland SUV will remain the perfect family vehicle.

Toyota of Muncie 2016 Highlander

If you don’t want to wait for the 2017 model, then you can certainly head on down to Toyota of Muncie and take a spin in the 2016 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD SUV model here on our lot. The 2016 Toyota Highlander SUV is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine that generates 270 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. The V6 engine is capable of powering the model from zero to 60 miles per hour in about 7.5 seconds, according to reviews.

The 2016 model features upgrades to the interior, including several handy storage features such as a built in shelf that is ideal for mobile phones or other small items. Not only does the model include nice storage spaces, there is plenty of room for all the cargo you might need to carry. Behind the third row of seats is about 14 cubic feet of storage space, but when those seats are folded down, the 2016 Toyota Highlander AWD Limited SUV opens up to provide a whopping 83.7 cubic feet of storage.

Come down to Toyota of Muncie today and take a look at the highly popular 2016 Toyota Highlander AWD Limited SUV.

2016 Tacoma Models Proving to be Popular This Year

Monday, March 7th, 2016

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma continues to be an incredibly popular model for consumers. So far this year, sales for the Tacoma are up more than 14 percent. In the month of February there were 14,172 Tacoma models sold in the United States. And given the outstanding reputation the Tacoma has earned over the years, it’s no wonder why consumers are flocking to dealerships, like Toyota of Muncie, and snapping up this popular model, which has received a bit of an upgrade from the previous model.

2016 Toyota Tacoma 4WD Access Cab

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma 4WD Access Cab is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine that generates 278 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. The 2016 Tacoma is more than capable of meeting most any hauling or off-road needs. This year’s model is now capable of hauling even heavier loads than previous models. The 2016 Toyota Tacoma 4WD Access Cab can haul approximately 6,800 pounds, 300 more pounds than the 2015 model. The bed is also a bit deeper than previous models, which means this truck can haul more and bigger items than previous versions of this model. That’s definitely something that will appeal to any pickup truck driver.

When it comes to taking the 2016 Toyota Tacoma off road, drivers will appreciate that the model comes with Crawl Control, a feature that keeps the truck at a low and pre-set speed that allows the driver to focus on more difficult navigation.

Not only has the exterior and engine seen some upgrades, the interior of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma has also been improved. The interior now features materials that are softer to the touch, rather than the hard plastic material on previous models.

Visit Toyota of Muncie today and take a look at the 2016 Toyota Tacoma 4WD Access Cab.