Archive for June, 2016

2017 Toyota Camry Models Stand Out as a Favorite Among Drivers

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

For more than a decade, one Toyota sedan has stood out as a favorite among drivers – the Camry. For 14 years the model has been one of the best-selling sedans on the market. Now in its 35th year and seventh design generation, the new 2017 Toyota Camry models continue to offer the best combination of roominess, comfort, quality, safety and performance in the midsize sedan market.

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And you’re lucky because the new models have begun to roll across Indiana and onto the lot here at Toyota of Muncie, including the new 2017 Toyota Camry XLE Automatic (National). The 2017 Camry XLE is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 178-horsepower.

The XLE comes standard with the Entune Audio Plus multimedia system with Connected Navigation App and JBL Audio, as well as Qi Wireless Smartphone Charging. Like all 2017 Toyota vehicles, the Camry comes standard with the STAR Safety System, which includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.

Another nice feature of the 2017 Camry XLE is the interior. The 2017 Camry upholds its well-earned reputation for comfort with a cabin outfitted in premium soft-touch materials. A 4.2-inch TFT screen nestled between the three-dimensional Optitron gauges is standard on all grades. The screen’s color animation displays a wide range of vehicle functions and coordinates with the multimedia system to display audio, navigation, warnings and communications.

The 2017 model also added some additional storage in the center console. The console tray offers more storage and a convenient power source in the storage box. The enclosed bin in front of the shifter offers a 12v power port, USB port and an available Qi-compatible Wireless Smartphone Charging system for select smartphones.

If you are interested in a test-drive come by our dealership located at 3311 N Nebo in Muncie, IN.

2016 Toyota Prius V Wagon Makes a Good Family Vehicle

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

When it comes to the idea of a family car, several images can come to mind. If you’re of a certain age, perhaps it’s a wood-paneled station wagon that you recall taking long trips down the highway in. If you’re a bit younger, perhaps you think of a minivan, such as the five-door eight-passenger 2016 Toyota Sienna XLE Premium, or perhaps it’s a large SUV, such as the 2016 Toyota Highlander. But, if your idea of a family vehicle is more on the greener side, then perhaps the perfect family vehicle would be the 2016 Toyota Prius V Five-Door Wagon Two.

2016 Toyota Prius V Wagon Three

A Prius as a family vehicle? That’s definitely what Toyota thinks. The 2016 Toyota Prius V Five-Door Wagon Two combines the technology, space, and versatility of an SUV with the fuel efficiency of a hybrid. Another impressive feature of the Prius V is the fact it earned a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The model was designed with a force-absorbing body structure, which features extensive use of high-strength steel, helps form the foundation for occupant safety.  The Prius V features the Toyota Star Safety System, which includes Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist and Smart Stop Technology, a brake-override system.

Space is also an important factor for a family vehicle. The Prius V Wagon is wider and longer by a good six inches, which provides about 60 percent more cargo space than previous Prius models. The Prius V Wagon has 34 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, but when folded down that space expands dramatically to almost 68 cubic feet, which is about the size of some smaller SUVs.

Whether it’s the Prius V or one of the other above mentioned family models, all are available here at Toyota of Muncie.

2016 Toyota Sienna Earns Parent Magazine Award

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

You never know how important space is until you’re crammed into a small car surrounded by friends or family. This could describe the morning commutes to school, or perhaps more accurately, the experiences of long family trips in a car that’s a bit too small to accommodate all the passengers and their luggage. If that sounds like you, then here at Toyota of Muncie our expert team will be ready to help solve the problem with the highly acclaimed Toyota Sienna Minivan.

2016 Toyota Sienna XLE Premium

The 2016 Toyota Sienna Minivan, available in several different trim levels, just won new accolades from Edmunds.com and Parents Magazine. Toyota announced on its website that Edmunds.com and Parents Magazine have named the Toyota Sienna minivan one of the 10 best family cars of the year and the winner in the Best Minivan category. Rankings were based on factors including quality of ride; safety; comfort and capacity; fuel efficiency; kid-friendly features; price and value; reliability; interior and exterior workmanship; visibility, controls and instrumentation; and attributes such as appearance, ergonomics and special design features that set the cars apart.

Innovative technology included in the model, as well as the availability of all-wheel drive in some trim levels, caused the minivan to stand out to the rankers. The five-door 2016 Toyota Sienna XLE Premium, an eight-passenger vehicle (with a removable jump seat in the second row) is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that generates 266 horsepower and 245 lb-ft of torque, more than enough to handle most families.

150 cubic feet of available space can be obtained when the third-row seat is stowed away and the second-row seat removed.

Sounds good to you? Then if you find yourself in Indiana, stop on by our dealership in Muncie, IN and take a look at the 2016 Toyota Sienna.