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Whether you've found this article on the cusp of New Year's Eve or at the very beginning of 2017, you likely have a resolution or two that you plan on sticking to in the year to come. These resolutions always come down to lifestyle, and making the right choices that impact it. As you know, a vehicle has a very big impact on your lifestyle. So, it makes sense that choosing a vehicle best suited to it will help determine the success of your resolute road ahead. To help facilitate the process, Toyota has noted five common New Year resolutions and a top vehicle that will help you accomplish each.
Five New Year Resolutions that Toyota Vehicles Will Help You Stick to in 2017 (and Beyond)
Be More Eco-Conscious with the New PRIUS
There's no doubt that when it comes to being more eco-conscious, that your choice in vehicle will have the biggest impact on your carbon footprint. There is also no doubt that when it comes to reducing this footprint on the road, the Prius is it. In 2017, the original mass-market hybrid has been enhanced further, offering an available EPA estimate of up to 58 mpg. The high-density batteries, light hybrid system components, and advanced gasoline engine operate concurrently to drive further with less fuel. To best accommodate your needs of the moment, the hybrid offers three driving modes to optimize fuel economy, including ECO, EV, and POWER. The customizable 4.2 inch color dual Multi-Information Display screens help you keep track of it all, delivering real-time driving data and additional tips to help improve ECO savings. View more on the new 2017 Prius.
Get Fit with the New RAV4 Hybrid
Listed as the top new vehicle for runners and fitness buffs, the RAV4 Hybrid is the vehicle you want to help you leave behind all of the overindulgences of the year before. With great fuel
economy (up to 34 mpg) the crossover SUV delivers extra oomph with 194 net horsepower and remarkable acceleration, perfect for those looking to get their workout in on the outskirts of the city. The SE features an available Dynamic Torque-Control AWD system Sport Mode which provides a more exhilarating drive, enhanced acceleration, and updated shift points from the 6-speed automatic transmission. At up to 70.6 cubic feet of space, you can fit your fitness buddies and exercise gear in, no sweat. Fitness convenience is bountiful within, with water bottle (or protein shaker) holders, a foot activated power ligate, easy to access cargo hold, and quaint compartments for energy bars, your jumprope, and so forth. View more on the new Hybrid RAV4.
Spend More Time with the Family in the New HIGHLANDER Hybrid
Consistently named as the top family SUV on the market, the Highlander encourages you to spend more time with your loved ones this year, up to eight of them at that! Whether for weekend excursions or daily errands, this vehicle is built for your entire brood. You'll appreciated features such as the available Stop and Start Engine System which is great for school and soccer practice pickups and drop-offs in the midst of PTA traffic. Other valuable conveniences include the addition of five USB ports, an absolute necessity given that your family unit has nearly every combination of smartphone, tablet, and gadget. The available drop-down rear-seat Blu-ray entertainment system, with RCA jacks, a remote and two wireless headphones, will keep them entertained through longer drives. And those drives will be easy on the pocketbook, as the hybrid generates up to 306 net horsepower, with up to an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city. Of course, when it comes to family, safety is paramount. The Highlander is equipped with the Star Safety System and an updated Toyota Safety SenseT P, which includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. View more on the new Hybrid Highlander.
Be More Adventurous with the New 4RUNNER
Known by "in the know" circles as the top vehicle for action sport junkies, the 4Runner is everything you need to stick to a resolution that has you jumping outside of your comfort zone. That place, often exists on the off-road. The 4Runner's tough body-on-frame construction and powerful V6 will get you there (with the help of available Integrated Navigation) and through it. Tough as nails skid plates have been integrated into the beast to protect the engine, front suspension, fuel tank, and transfer case (the latter being found on 4x4 models). The 4Runner also features independent double-wishbone front/4-link and coil-spring rear suspension. Ramp things up (literally) with available Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, Crawl Control, Hill Start Assist Control, and Downhill Assist Control (so you can return to civilization safely too). Knowing that a large amount of gear will always accompany these adventures, Toyota has outfitted the 4Runner with 40/20/40 fold-flat second-row seats, with up to 88 cubic feet of cargo accessible via power rear glass and a sliding rear cargo deck. If you're really looking to push extreme limits in the new year, you'll be happy to know that there are TRD Off-Road and TRD Off-Road Premium grades available on the market. View more on the new Toyota 4Runner.
Travel More (and Further) in the New Sequoia
The Sequoia put itself on the map as one of the best road trip vehicles on the market. This legacy continues in the year ahead as the SUV offers a more powerful V8 engine and genuine all-terrain capability. With up to 120 cubic feet of cargo room in the three-row vehicle, you can pack your bags without leaving a single necessity behind. Additional storage compartments are fond throughout, for those road trip items you need quick access to. The front-seat driver/passenger console (Platinum Edition) features climate controls in addition to RCA jacks for the rear-seat Blu-ray system and a convenient 115V AC power outlet. While your passengers remain comfortable and entertained, you too can enjoy the long and open road, with the assistance of available Dynamic Laser Cruise Control. The new Sequoia also comes available with 381 hp, 5.7L V8, and a Tow/Haul Mode that equates up to a 7400 lb towing capacity, should you wish to haul a trailer or Airstream. And if your road trips are beginning right here in the first few weeks of the new year, you'll be pleased to know that the Sequoia offers available Automatic Limited-Slip Differential, which uses the brakes to help reduce wheel-spin and improve traction on unpredictable winter roads. View more on the new Sequoia.
It's great to have a helping hand when it comes to getting started on your New Year resolutions. Contact Westminster Toyota in Greater Vancouver to assist you with yours, or jump right in and schedule a test drive today.
Happy New Year Everyone!