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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

2017 Toyota RAV4 Where Safety Comes Standard and New Levels of Luxury are Optional

Everybody loves the compact crossover SUV. Now the most popular type of vehicle in America, small crossovers are ready for just about anything you need to do, or just about anywhere you need to go, and at just about any time you want to go and to do. Among small crossovers, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is one of the most popular models. Given that the RAV4 was one of the first crossover SUVs to go on sale in the U.S. more than 20 years ago, its success might be expected, if not deserved.

Toyota understands just how important the RAV4 is to its bottom line. Since its last complete redesign for 2013, the company has continually improved the RAV4, upgrading its crash protection, updating its safety and infotainment technologies, enhancing its equipment levels, refining its appearance and adding a hybrid version to the lineup. For 2017, the trend continues, with all versions of the RAV4 adding Toyota Safety Sense as standard equipment. A new Platinum trim level debuts, too, installing a higher level of standard equipment than Toyota has ever offered for the RAV4. Highlights of the RAV4 Platinum include a monochromatic exterior paint job, the top infotainment system with JBL stereo speakers, a top-down 360-degree view camera system, a heated steering wheel, ambient interior lighting, a power rear liftgate and numerous details designed to give the SUV a more upscale look and feel.

Thanks to standard Toyota Safety Sense (TSS), every 2017 RAV4 is equipped with a forward collision warning system that includes pedestrian detection technology and automatic emergency braking. The TSS package also installs adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights and a lane departure warning system with lane keeping assist. This change for 2017 means that all RAV4 models should earn the coveted “Top Safety Pick+” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Weighing just over 3,600 pounds, my RAV4 XLE AWD test vehicle’s 176-horsepower, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine supplied merely adequate performance. On the very short, and occasionally non-existent entrance ramps providing access to the highways laced across northeastern Massachusetts, this engine worked overtime to enter traffic flow at a velocity anywhere close to prevailing speeds. Check out the all new 2017 Toyota RAV4 at Yokem Toyota and come take it for a test drive today!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Toyota Prius Prime is the most efficient electrified car you can buy in the US

Back in March Toyota unveiled their shiny 2017 Prius Prime, said to have the best MPGe rating for a plug-in hybrid ever at around 120 MPGe. But according to EPA estimates, that was a conservative figure. The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime actually registers in at 133 MPGe – which makes it the most efficient electrified vehicle for sale in the US. Drivers can switch between hybrid mode and EV mode in the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, and the ranges for both are substantial. The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime can get up to 54 miles per gallon, and it can drive 25 miles in EV mode. Although that’s less than some vehicles – the Chevy Volt has an electric range of 53 miles – the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime’s total 640 mile driving range is higher than the Volt’s 420 miles.

The 2017 Prius Prime can drive further than past Prius models due to larger batteries and “more powerful motors.” With a standard plug, the car can be charged in under five and a half hours. At many public charging stations, the car can be charged in just two hours and ten minutes. According to Toyota, the battery will “last for the life of the vehicle.” The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime solidly beats out the competition in terms of MPGe. The second most efficient, the BMW i3 hits 124 MPGe. The Volkswagen e-Golf and Nissan Leaf rate at 116 MPGe and 114 MPGe, respectively. The Tesla Model S 60D has a rating of 104 MPGe. Toyota says streamlined design is part of what makes the car so efficient. The hatch and rear glass window are aerodynamically formed, and LED signals and taillights, and “Quad-LED projector headlights” allow for efficient lighting. Check out the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime at Yokem Toyota today and come take it for a test drive.

Friday, October 7, 2016

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Toyota Avalon: A Perfect Example of Premium Level Value, Now Advancing the Cause With Standard Toyota Safety Sense P

The Toyota Avalon has always been a benchmark for style, comfort and available hybrid fuel economy in the premium midsize sedan category, the 2017 Toyota Avalon increases its position for standard safety with the addition of Toyota Safety Sense-P (TSS-P) for all grades. The TSS-P system had previously been offered only as an option on the Limited grade. The system gives the Avalon Automatic High Beam, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist.

The move to make TSS-P standard on all Avalon grades (and numerous other Toyota models) follows Toyota’s promise to offer TSS standard on nearly all its models by the end of 2017. That will put Toyota (and Lexus) four years ahead of the model-year 2022 industry target announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The Avalon’s 3.5-liter, DOHC V6 with Dual VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing with intelligence) produces 268 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 248 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,700 rpm. Teamed with a 6-speed automatic transmission, the V6 impresses with both its acceleration and its EPA-rated 24 MPG combined fuel economy (21 city/30 highway). All 2017 Avalon and Avalon Hybrid models come standard with Toyota Care, a complimentary plan covering normal factory-scheduled maintenance and 24-hour roadside assistance for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. Stop by Yokem Toyota Today and test drive the new Toyota Avalon 2017 today!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

2017 Toyota 86

The 2017 Toyota 86, formerly known as the Scion FR-S, officially enters the Toyota lineup with more than just a minor makeover. The 2017 Toyota 86 is mildly restyled inside and out with a significantly upgraded suspension and, in the case of the manual, more power. According to Toyota, the 2017 86 has a 2.0-liter, twin-cam, 16-valve flat four with dual variable valve timing that makes 200 hp @ 7000 rpm and 151 lb-ft of torque @ 6400-6600 rpm with an automatic, and 205 hp @ 7000 rpm and 156 lb-ft of torque @ 6400-6600 rpm with a manual. The car formerly known as the Scion FR-S will become the Toyota 86, tasked with keeping the brand’s sports-car flame burning in this crossover-crazed world. The 86 is designed to bring back the sheer exhilaration of sports car driving. It has been developed by and for people with a genuine passion for sports cars. Discover the new 2017 Toyota 86 when you call or stop by Yokem Toyota today!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

2017 Toyota Corolla Celebrates 50th year anniversary

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2017 Toyota Corolla Celebrates 50th Year Anniversary

2017 Toyota Corolla celebrates its 50th year anniversary with new style and a major leap in technology. Some of the new features include: refreshed styling and upgraded interior, Standard Toyota Safety-P (TSS-P) on all Corolla models, a limited 50th Anniversary Special edition Corolla, backup camera now standard across all models and a 7-in touchscreen Scout Navigation standard on select models, to name a few. Toyota has sold over forty-three million Corollas and counting since its inception in 1966. The first Toyota Corolla went into production in November 1966 and made its United States debut in 1968. By 1970, Corolla was already among the more popular import cars in the country. The Corolla has evolved over the decades, becoming roomier, more powerful, more efficient, and gaining ever more advanced safety technology. Today, Toyota sells approximately 1.5 million Corollas globally each year.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

2017 Toyota Yaris

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2017 Toyota Yaris

If you are in the market for a Toyota Yaris, stop by Yokem Toyota today and come see the latest Toyota Yaris 2017 models. Toyota has put big safety in the new 2017 Toyota Yaris model with the new Toyota Safety Sense-C. Toyota’s least expensive model, the Yaris for 2017 is also the brand’s latest vehicle to come standard with toyota Safety Sense-C. Sense-C is a triad of driver assist technologies that help drivers get from point A to point B with safety assurance. Toyota Yaris offers both three-door and five-door body styles. Toyota Safety Sense-C is designed to help address three key areas of driver assistance: preventing frontal collisions, helping keep drivers within their lanes, and to help enhance road safety during driving at night. Toyota will make Toyota Safety Sense standard in nearly all models by the end of 2017. Putting them years ahead of the rest of the automotive industry. Come in today to Yokem Toyota and see the revolutionary 2017 Toyota Yaris!

Friday, July 15, 2016

2016 Toyota Camry

Experience an incredible ride in the 2016 Toyota Camry, located at Yokem Toyota in Shreveport, Louisiana. Created with stylish features, the lines of the 2016 Toyota Camry enhance its aerodynamic flow. The 2016 Toyota Camry is an exceptional car to drive due to its 3.5 liter, 268 horsepower, V6 engine. With safety being a top priority for all Toyota vehicles, the 2016 Toyota Camry includes features such as a pre-collision system, safety connect, standard star safety system, and stand whiplash-injury-lessoning seats. You will also feel confident while driving thanks to the 2016 Camry’s blind spot monitor, back up camera, lane departure alert, tire pressure monitor system, and dynamic radar cruise control. Discover additional features the 2016 Toyota Camry has available when you call or stop by Yokem Toyota today.