At South Dade Toyota, we are celebrating that four of our most iconic models are featured in the Sun Sentinel’s Top 30 Bestselling New Cars in South Florida.
The article was written by Ron Hurtibise, using data from IHS Markit, a data and analytics company, that took into account retail sales, consumer leases, and fleet sales to distributors.
Based on the research, consumers in the South Florida market prefer small to midsize imported sedans, while consumers in the rural areas in the middle of the country prefer to drive trucks.
The list features the #1 best-selling car in South Florida the Toyota Corolla, at #5 the best-selling light truck in South Florida the Toyota RAV4 (#1 in the light truck category) and the list continues with the Toyota Camry at #3 and finally the Toyota Tacoma at #22.
The Sun Sentinel registered 5,399 new registrations for Toyota Corollas in the current year. Hurtibise gives credit to the Corolla for doing so well mainly due to “Toyota’s longtime market presence in the state.” This allows the Corolla and other models to compete against popular sedans from other manufacturers.
All the award winning models are available for a test drive and leasing at South Dade Toyota. All you have to do is schedule a test drive. You’ll see why our models are the top choices for best selling new cars in South Florida as they are affordable, dependable, and of the highest quality.
At South Dade Toyota, we are glad to be of service to our customers. We also feel honored that you let the sentiment of brand loyalty to flourish as we strive to keep you satisfied at all times.
You can read the full Sun Sentinel article here.
Take a look at the award-winning model’s new inventory below:
#5. Toyota RAV4 at South Dade Florida (#1 in the Light Truck category)
For more information, please contact us by calling (786) 259-6472
Here at South Dade Toyota, our goal is to cater to our customers. Not only do we offer the best Toyota lease deals available to our branch, but we also look forward to assisting you on the road and throughout your vehicle’s life.
We offer both new and used cars. If you’re looking for a brand new 2017 Toyota, look no further. Right now we have new exciting and affordable lease offers for our newest products. Just find the model that suits you best and let us do the rest to have you driving your new Toyota in no time.
We present you the best Toyota lease deals for 2017 in Miami:
- New 2017 Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium Lease – $309 per month / 36 months
- New 2017 Avalon XLE (Non-Hybrid) Lease – $289 per month / 36 months
All Avalon models come with a 3.5-lt V6 engine, six-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive. Currently, new Avalon models come with Toyota Safety Sense, so if you’re looking for one of the newest and more sophisticated models we have at South Dade Toyota, these deals on the Toyota Avalon are perfect for you.
- New 2017 Highlander LE (Non-Hybrid) Lease – $269 per month / 36 months
The Highlander is perfect for families, mainly because it is easy to drive and has vast amounts of inner space. It comes equipped with several USB ports which will be a delight for the kids. The Highlander also comes equipped with Toyota Safety Sense, which is ideal for making sure that your little passengers are exposed to the minimum amount of danger when going for a ride.
- New 2017 RAV4 XLE (Non-Hybrid) Lease – $189 per month / 36 months
Versatile is what most buyers say about their new RAV4. Compared to 2016, this year’s model had a revamped interior and added comfort features that make it feel like a truly luxurious ride. The RAV4 is one of the few Toyota vehicles that can fit virtually any client’s practical needs.
- New 2017 Prius v Lease – $249 per month / 36 months
- New 2017 Prius Liftback Lease – $249 per month / 36 months
The new Toyota Prius is a champion of comfort, simplicity, and fuel economy. Although some might say that it is small, it is because they most likely have not hopped on a new Prius. The 2017 model was significantly improved compared to its 2016 predecessor. With increased cabin and cargo room, the Prius gives much more than what it is given credit for. If you would like a vehicle that will pay back its cost through saving gas look no further and take advantage of our lease deals on Prius models.
- New 2017 Corolla LE Lease – $139 per month / 36 months
The Corolla is an ideal vehicle for young adults, besides being one of Toyota’s models designed for putting behind the competition when it comes to affordability and ease of use. The 2017 Corolla comes with the latest safety features, LED headlights, cameras, and many other features that are almost never found in an entry-level sedan. After 43 million Corollas have been sold, South Dade Toyota is proud to offer lease deals on this timeless model, a favorite for those that are looking for a vehicle to rely on.
- New 2017 Sienna LE Lease – $289 per month / 36 months
The Sienna is a great minivan with the unusual addition of four-wheel-drive traction. It’s perfect for families and is one of Toyota’s most successful models in the minivan niche. Compared to previous years, the 2017 Sienna had its exteriors upgraded and its tech features made easier to use by the driver. The Sienna LE has heated mirrors, user consoles, powered driver seat, and HD and satellite radio.
- New 2017 Camry Hybrid LE Lease – $189 per month / 36 months
- New 2017 Camry SE (Non-Hybrid) Lease – $199 per month / 36 months
The Camry is Toyota’s premier 4-door midsize vehicle. It is comfortable, modern, and very pleasant to drive. Most noteworthy, the Camry meets every expectation for a vehicle of its kind, only that its design seems to lean back on luxurious assets, relying on its elegance to make an impression on potential buyers.
- New 2017 86 Lease – $289 per month / 36 months
The 86 draws inspiration from past sports models. It is a powerful two-door vehicle with increased maneuvering abilities. By looking at it, one can only think about speed and lightness. Getting a 2017 Toyota 86 with performance tires might be just what you need to dive into the world of sports cars. Consequently, you will experience what it means to drive a great ride thanks to our affordable lease deals. Go ahead and schedule a test drive with our sales associates
- New 2017 Corolla iM Lease – $159 per month / 36 months
If a Corolla is not what you’re looking for, then the Corolla iM is one of the best Toyota lease deals. It is an all-around entry vehicle with great standard features, including automatic headlights, cameras, and a user interface. Most of all, the Corolla iM is also eligible for a wide array of upgrades. Do not miss the opportunity to see what this likable model has to offer.
- New 2017 Yaris iA Lease – $129 per month / 36 months
The new Yaris is another contestant for best 2017 car in the affordable and compact branch of Toyota. The Yaris is economical, yet comfortable enough to make you reconsider if this could be the car of your dreams. With its safety features and user interface, the 2017 Toyota Yaris is a step in the right direction if you’re looking for a car that will not let you down despite its low price. For clients that drive in urban settings and that are looking for a car that’s simple yet reliable, the Yaris is the ideal choice.
- New 2017 Tacoma Double Cab SR5 V6 Lease – $189 per month / 36 months
The 2017 Toyota Tacoma meets the needs of those that need to carry goods while owning a vehicle that can serve both as a work companion and a tool. Functionality is what the Tacoma offers, as its suspension system will not quail when going into rough terrain. It has an internal system to deal with bumpy terrain even at high speeds. Additionally, the Tacoma is designed to economize on fuel. Although some may argue that this choice makes it lose some power, the Tacoma’s performance on any type of terrain quickly proves otherwise.
- New 2017 Tundra Double Cab SR5 Lease – $279 per month / 36 months
The Tundra is Toyota’s full-size pickup. If you’re looking for power, size, and a lack of obstacles, then this truck is exactly what you need. Unlike many others, the 2017 Tundra Double Cab SR5 is a pickup with plenty of room inside its cabin. Also, the Tundra is capable of performing exceedingly off-road with its V8 engine while pulling over 10,000 pounds of cargo. The SR5 comes equipped with an upgraded user interface with a 7-inch touchscreen, and overhead console, powered driver seat, and a larger gas tank compared to the base 2017 Toyota Tundra SR rim cut.
- New 2016 4Runner SR5 Lease – $329 per month / 36 months
When off-road adventures are not a primary concern, but rather a hobby, the 4Runner suits best. It perfectly fills the void between Toyota’s dedicated off-road vehicles and its suburban-oriented models. As a result, the 4Runner is also priced to beat the competition. The SR5 trim is the base model. It has a 4.0-lt V6 engine and is able to pull up to 5,000 pounds of cargo, it is also available in both two and four-wheel-drive configurations. The SR5 comes equipped with a camera, fog lights, 12-volt and 120-volt power outlets, and optional third-row seats.
- New 2018 C-HR Lease – $189 per month / 36 months
Finally, we have the 2018 Toyota C-HR, which is is a head-turner when it comes to looks. It is a comfortable and luxurious model that shows how Toyota is able to deliver a cost-effective, yet affordable vehicle to its customers. Consequently, the 2018 Toyota C-HR is a small SUV designed to serve as a lower RAV4 with a much more modern feel to it. It is a 5-door car that looks like a coupe, although it shares the Prius’ interior architecture, making it a delight to drive in any situation. The C-HR lets the driver cut corners and worry little about the road, as the SUV is designed to ease its driving.
In conclusion, these Toyota lease deals for 2017 may not be combined with other offers. Still, do not hesitate to reach out to your South Dade Toyota dealership as we will gladly help you get the model that you desire.
For more information, please call our sales department at 786-259-6472
Nowadays, modern vehicles come equipped with additional features to ensure the driver is safe at all times. Better than putting airbags and seatbelts, planning ahead decreases the chance of any accident even before it happens. Toyota Safety Sense is a safe bet on avoiding any possible threat it in the first place. That’s what Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) is all about.
Most car crash situations are caused by the driver’s inability to respond quickly enough to an oncoming obstacle. This means that the vast majority of car accidents could be avoided if the driver was aware of any upcoming threats. In this sense, TSS is the latest in car design and crash prevention.
The Toyota Safety Sense features are designed to protect drivers, passengers, and pedestrians alike, based on the three most common types of events that cause collisions.
- Frontal crashes: When a driver does not pay attention to what’s in front of the road or when brakes fail, head-on collisions are likely to occur. Being distracted when in traffic or perhaps going too fast without preparing oneself for a sudden stop are common causes of frontal collisions. The TSS implements several features that we will discuss shortly, that will help avoid a frontal collision.
- Unintended lane departures: Have you ever drifted outside your lane without noticing? It is more common than you think. Toyota has worked on its path monitoring system since 2002, becoming one of the leaders in the field. These systems warn the driver if the vehicle appeared to be drifting out of its lane. When this occurs, the car emits an alert, prompting the driver to beware of the road. Note that the system relies on the visible lane markers in front of the vehicle. What’s more, Toyota advises to not “overly rely” on the system. The driver should be responsible for keeping control of the vehicle at all times.
- Nighttime accidents: By far, the most dangerous and likely way to get involved in a car crash is to not be able to see what’s going on. At night, unavoidable hazards galore, mainly because our reaction window is at its lowest. The TSS system automatically turns on the high-beams, while also detecting oncoming vehicles by analyzing their head and tail lights. Using high-beams more frequently allows for a greater chance to see obstacles and pedestrians at night. Just like the lane monitoring system, Toyota asks its drivers to not overly rely on this system, but rather use it as an additional tool for being safe on the road.
In essence, TSS will be your car acting as a copilot to help you keep your eyes on the road. Remember that getting to any destination always depends on you being safe, rather than going fast or not taking the optimal route.
There are two types of Toyota Safety Sense, these being TSS-C and TSS-P, designed for compact and mid-to-large vehicles respectively.
The TSS-C brings the most basic yet useful features devised by Toyota’s crash prevention team. These would be the Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, and Automatic High Beams (AHB).
Pre-Collision System (PCS)
Avoiding collisions has to do with improving the driver’s awareness of its surroundings. Consequently, TSS relies on an in-vehicle camera and a laser to detect vehicles ahead of yours.
When the Pre-Collision System determines there is a high risk of a collision, PCS signals the driver to brake and steer away. The PCS’ alerts are designed to work with speeds of 7 to 85 mph. If the driver brakes, the system will provide additional braking assistance depending on how hard the pedal is pushed.
The alert’s timing can be adjusted, and the PCS function can be turned ON and OFF at any time. Although, it will turn itself back on after ignition. Toyota would like to remind its clients that PCS does not detect pedestrians and there are specific conditions where the laser may not work properly. For example in unfavorable weather conditions and sharp terrain.
What is Lane Departure Alert (LDA)
As we discussed earlier, the LDA system detects the lane markers on the road and determines the vehicle’s position. If it starts to drift away, the driver will receive a warning. This feature only works at speeds of 32 mph or higher.
What are Automatic High Beams (AHB)
When enabled, the AHB system will use the vehicle’s camera to detect the lights emitted by other vehicles. This will allow the car to automatically switch between low and high beams whenever it is necessary. The system also allows spotting obstacles way earlier.
The TSS-P copies the features of the TSS-C, while adding Pedestrian Detection Function, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist Function, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
Pedestrian Detection Function (PCS W/PD)
The PCS W/PD uses the installed camera and the millimeter-wave radar to detect pedestrians in front of the vehicle. Whenever there is an increased risk of collision, the car emits an alert so the driver can assume control as soon as possible. Toyotas’s PCS W/WPD works at speeds between 7 to 50 mph. Just like the other TSS features, the Pedestrian Detection Function may not work in unfavorable weather conditions.
It’s worth noting the PCS should only be used as an assistance and in no way as a replacement for the driver’s own caution and common sense.
Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist Function (LDA W/SA)
The LDA w/SA system relies on the vehicle’s camera to detect road markers and map its position in the pavement. Whenever the system detects that the car is unintentionally drifting away from its course, LDA alerts the driver.
For vehicles with Toyota Safety Sense P, the Lane Departure Alert system will help the driver with a “small corrective steering” without user input. Users can turn the Steering Assist function ON or OFF and even adjust its sensibility. The settings will remain the same even if the vehicle is turned off for a prolonged period of time or if the system is reset.
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
Last but certainly not least, there’s Toyota’s DRCC, which works in a similar fashion to standard cruise control functions, keeping the car at a constant speed as considered convenient by the driver. The difference is that Toyota is including the distance control mode, allowing the driver to maintain an established distance to other vehicles.
To keep the car within an appropriate range, the system employs the millimeter-wave radar and the camera to detect nearby vehicles and swiftly calculate the distance. If the vehicle in front happens to slow down, then the DRCC will automatically slow down the vehicle without having to adjust anything. If the vehicle in front slows down abruptly, then the DRCC may resort to using the breaks depending on the circumstances.
Yet again, Toyota wants drivers to know that the DRCC is not going to work 100 percent of the time, especially under “inclement weather” which includes sandstorms, fog, and snow. The DRCC works when the vehicle is traveling at speeds greater than 28 mph. However, newer models such as the 2017 Toyota Prius Liftback and Prius Prime and the 2016 Prius Liftback have Full-Speed Range DRCC. All vehicles can work at speeds between 0 and 110 mph, allowing the car to follow others by matching speeds and keeping a present distance while analyzing the vehicle in front.
What Toyota cars come with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS)?
(Available as of April 2017)
- 2017 Toyota Yaris
- 2016/2017 Toyota Prius
- 2016/2017 Toyota Prius C
- 2017 Toyota Corolla IM
- 2017 Toyota Highlander
- 2017 Toyota Corolla
- 2016/2017 Toyota Avalon
- 2017 Toyota RAV4
- 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
- 2016/2017 Toyota Land Cruiser
- 2017 Toyota Prius Prime
- 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
For more information on each function’s features and limitations, please download the Toyota Safety Sense TSS brochure or review your Toyota vehicle owner’s manual.
For more details regarding Toyota Safety Sense or any of our vehicles, please contact us.
Toyotathon is ON! But what is Toyotathon, you ask? It is basically the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the many offers that we have at South Dade Toyota for our dedicated customers.
The largest Toyota sales event celebrates its 34th year with its amazing incentives for you:
Toyotathon deals on cars, SUVs, and trucks
- Enjoy $1,000 Bonus Holiday Cash + 0% when purchasing a 2016 or 2017 Corolla, 2017 Camry, 2017 Camry Hybrid, and a 2016 or 2017 RAV4. The offer applies to buyers whose credit has been approved through Southeast Toyota Finance. Cannot be combined with other offers
- Get a NEW 2017 Corolla LE at a 36-month lease for $88 per month, with $4.688 at signing
- Or how about a NEW 2017 Camry SE at a 36-month lease for $128 per month, with $4.588 at signing
- Go hybrid with a NEW 2017 Camry LE Hybrid at a 36-month lease for $189 per month, with $4.488 at signing
- If you prefer SUVs go for a NEW 2016 RAV4 XLE at a 36-month lease for $158 per month, with $4.488 at signing
- There’s also the NEW 2016 Highlander LE at a 36-month lease for $259 per month, with $4.388 at signing
- And the NEW 2016 Sienna LE at a 36-month lease for $289 per month, with $4.588 at signing
- Truck lovers cannot miss our NEW 2017 Tundra SR5, D/C 4.6L V8 at a 36-month lease for $268 per month, with $3.988 at signing
- Perhaps you’d prefer a mighty NEW 2016 4Runner SR5 at a 36-month lease for $339 per month, with $4,188 at signing
- For high-end customers, we have a NEW 2017 Prius Two at a 36-month lease for $229 per month, with $4.188 at signing
- Lastly, you could go big and buy the Camry XSE V6 with a $4,300 discount, striking a sale price of $29,127
All prices include down payment, first month’s payment, and acquisition fee. Security deposit is not required.
Offers expire January 3, 2017, so don’t hesitate to CONTACT US at (855) 836-9847.
Parts and services offers at South Dade Toyota
With a purchase of over $100 in Toyota Factory Parts, you are entitled to all of these offers:
- Get ANY Parts Boutique item with a 10% discount
- Save $10.00 off our A/C cabin air filters and standard air filters
- Get a complimentary alignment check on your Toyota vehicle
- Save $10.00 when buying one of our Toyota-licensed batteries
- Save $10.00 on our Toyota wiper blades *
- Get your fall A/C service with a NEW cabin air filter for $89.95 *
- Get a standard brake service for $149.95 per axle, including rotor resurfacing
- Get a full tire & wheel service package, all with alignment, rotation, balance, and brake inspection on your Toyota for $99.95
- Have your Toyota’s headlights restored for $89.95 *
- Get an oil change, oil filter, and air filter replacement for only $24.95 (does not include synthetic oil)
- Receive a full transmission service for $129.95
*Plus tax and any applicable fees. Cannot combine with other offers.
For more information please contact us at (855) 836-9847
Whether your Toyota Camry is new or old (well, hopefully it’s not too old or it could be time to get an upgrade), you want to get the most out of it. One way to do this is to connect your Toyota Camry to your smartphone via Bluetooth. The latest Camry models include the latest in-car technologies, and so setting up your car’s Bluetooth will allow you to make hands-free phone calls while you drive. If you’re having trouble getting started, let us help you get your Bluetooth connected to your Toyota Camry.
The first thing you do is go to the settings menu on your smartphone and turn the Bluetooth on. Yes, this may sound obvious, but if you’re having trouble getting started, this may be the reason why. Once you know the Bluetooth function on your phone is on, click the “setup” option on the touchscreen of your Toyota Camry. Next, click on “Bluetooth” and then “add new device.”
Once you’ve found the Bluetooth option on your Camry, the car will automatically search for devices nearby and should quickly locate your smartphone as an option, most likely the only option. Meanwhile, your phone will be doing the same thing and most likely locate the Camry as being Bluetooth compatible. Once the phone and the Camry find each other, you will have to accept that connection on both the phone and the car. After that, the display screen inside the vehicle will show that it has been connected to both the phone and audio player.
Once the connection has been made between your smartphone and your Camry, the Bluetooth will automatically download the phone book and contact history from your phone, as well as any audio recordings or music apps that are on your phone. Once all of that information has been downloaded, you can access your phone functions via the phone button on steering wheel or the touchscreen. Using the touchscreen in your Camry, you will be able to look at your phone’s contacts, call history, and text messages. This will help you from being distracted by your phone while driving, which is something everyone should be striving for.
Perhaps the best part of connecting your Bluetooth to your Toyota Camry is the music. Once your Bluetooth and car are connected, simply hit the audio button and you will be prompted to setup Bluetooth audio. The music in your phone should begin playing automatically, with song information showing up on your Toyota Camry’s screen. Your Bluetooth will also be able to play any music apps you have on your phone in your car, including Pandora and iHeartRadio. So once your smartphone and Camry are connected via Bluetooth, not only will you be able to use your phone hands free, but also all your favorite music can be heard in your Toyota Camry any time you want.
The Toyota Motor Corporation is looking to expand its already prominent influence on the automobile industry. This time it’s trying to have a hand in crafting the next generation of taxis by teaming up with the Japanese to develop autonomous driving technology that may one day be used in taxis.
Earlier this month, Toyota formed a partnership with the Japan Federation of Hire-Taxi Associations, which is a conglomerate of taxi operators throughout Japan, a country that gets most of its taxi vehicles from Toyota. Together, Toyota and the Federation hope to conduct research on the taxi industry that will help them to better understand the industry and come up with ways to improve the operation and services of taxis. Data will be collected from more than 200,000 taxis currently operating in Japan.
That data will pertain largely to the road environment, traffic conditions, and other relevant aspects of taxi driving that can aid in the development of autonomous driving, as well as other technologies. Toyota will also aim to enhance safety though an advanced driver assistance system. The convenience of using a taxi is also on the list of priorities, as the new taxis will look to utilize a human-machine interface.
In addition to utilizing new technologies, Toyota’s new taxi will aim to be more accessible for the elderly, young children, and tourists. The new vehicles will include both a low floor and wide-opening doors that will make it easier for children, the elderly, and those with disabilities to get in and out of the taxi. The hope is that taxis will become more appealing to these demographics by catering to their travel needs. Meanwhile, the human-machine interface will enable foreign travelers to use taxis with proficiency, as the device will be able to understand and divulge information in several languages.
Toyota has long been one of the industry leaders in new driving technologies, as they have already invested $1 billion in an artificial intelligence research institute. The company has set a goal of having a vehicle available on the market that’s capable of driving on highways autonomously by the year 2020. Toyota’s efforts to develop autonomous driving in taxis would appear to go hand in hand with its efforts to create an autonomous highway vehicle.
Next Generation Taxi
As of right now, Toyota is aiming to release its new vehicle designed for taxi use in 2017. The hope is to have at least partial autonomous driving available to help reduce the burden on taxi drivers, while also offering a safer and more convenient experience to taxi passengers. With ride-sharing services like Uber gaining popularity, although not necessarily in Japan, the taxi industry needs to make positive changes in order to stay competitive, and Toyota figures to play an important role in making that happen. Autonomous taxis may very well be part of the future, and Toyota seems intent on helping us get to that future as soon as possible.
For over a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has been making a profound impact on the lives of young people all across the country. It’s become one of the largest youth mentoring organizations in the country, and has made its presence felt in communities from coast to coast. Earlier this summer, South Dade Toyota was lucky enough to play a role in honoring 300 recent high school graduates who will be moving on to bigger and better things in college after spending part of their youth in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami mentoring program.
The 300 students honored were all at one time or another considered “at-risk youths,” prompting them to spend time with Big Brothers Big Sisters. However, through the help of the organization’s tried and true mentoring program, all 300 are now high school graduates who will soon be furthering their education and beginning a new and promising chapter in their lives. There’s no denying that time spent as a “Little” at Big Brothers Big Sisters had a positive impact on each and every one of the 300 Miami area young people that were honored.
In recognition of their accomplishments, South Dade Toyota chose to sponsor the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami graduation ceremony, celebrating the achievements of those 300 Big Brothers Big Sisters alumni. Following the ceremony, sponsors like South Dade Toyota helped award more than $78,000 in grants and scholarships to help the recent high school graduates pay for their college education. As most of us know, any kind of assistance is important when it comes to paying for college.
For one lucky graduate, South Dade Toyota had an extra special surprise in store. The Homestead, Florida dealership gave Monet Guardado a complimentary lease on a brand new car. South Dade Toyota general manager Boris Lopez was on hand to present the car to Guardado, who could not control her tears when she found out she was getting a brand new Toyota to help her, as Lopez put it, “keep moving forward in life.”
It was truly an extraordinary night for Big Brothers Big Sisters, the city of Miami, but most of all for the 300 recent graduates who have the tools and the confidence to do great things in life because of the time they spent with Big Brothers Big Sisters. South Dade Toyota considers itself lucky to have been a part of the celebration and grateful to have helped such deserving young people in some small way accomplish great things in the future.
We’re barely past the midway point of 2016, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start looking ahead towards the vehicles that are slated to come out in 2017. One of the vehicles that Toyota drivers and truck lovers look forward to seeing every year is the newest version of the Toyota Tundra, and based on what we know about next year’s model, the 2017 Tundra will be no different.
The Tundra has long been one of the strongest and most reliable trucks on the market, and that doesn’t figure to change any time soon. After all, this is the same model of truck that pulled the Space Shuttle Endeavor in 2012, so there’s rarely been a doubt about its power. Perhaps equally impressive, earlier this year a Toyota Tundra owner went over the one million mile threshold with his 2007 Tundra, so durability is not a concern with this model of truck either.
So, what can we expect from the 2017 version of the Toyota Tundra? Naturally, everything will start with the engine, where drivers will have plenty of options. It starts with the 4.0 liter V6 and the 4.6 liter V8, with the former offering slightly better gas mileage. For those who want to take it a step further, there will also be a 5.7 liter V8, and finally a 5.0 liter V8 turbocharged diesel. The torque in these last two engine models will be ideal for those with plenty of towing to do, as power will remain a staple of the Tundra in 2017.
In addition to the engine options, there is also talk, albeit unconfirmed, that both the front and rear fascia will see several changes in the 2017 model. It’s likely there will be larger air intakes, headlights that have been redesigned, and a chrome grille. In terms of features that may impact driving performance are off-road tires and heated mirrors that should make things easier if you find yourself driving in the mud, rain, or up north battling the snow and cold.
The interior of the 2017 Tundra will continue to see the truck move into the electronic age. The sound system will receive an upgrade from previous models and include six speakers. There will also be a CD player and access to HD and satellite radio. Drivers will also be privy to keyless entry, enhancing the ease with which they get in and out of the car, as well as a steering wheel that’s easy to adjust. Those looking to buy a 2017 Toyota Tundra may also have the option of adding a sunroof, which is always an exciting feature, especially for those living in warmer climates.
Of course, for some it all comes down to price. At this point, it’s too early to say with certainty what the 2017 Tundra will cost, but conservative estimates have it costing no more than $32,000, although it’s possible it can be bought for under $30,000, possibly as low as $27,000. In terms of release date, nothing is set in stone, but the 2017 Toyota Tundra should be available next summer. That may seem a long way off, but for true truck lovers, it should be worth the wait.