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Forget Hollywood North, Greater Vancouver is now known as the Silicon Valley of Canada. Along with the proliferation in industrial devotion to modern technology comes the growth of the population that embraces it. Whether you work in the sector or simply consider yourself a hardcore enthusiast for all things that tap, swipe, glow, upload and download you demand nothing less than the best tech from your vehicle. Today, we point you in a forward-moving direction towards a line-up of affordable and widely available vehicles that will impress the proudest of the tech geeks out there.
Top 3 Toyota Cars for Techies and Tech Enthusiasts 2017
2017 Toyota Prius
This one comes as no surprise. The new Prius already looks the part, considering the enterprising LED lighting (featuring Bi-LED elements) and aerodynamic design.
Of course, the magic happens on the inside, which becomes evident as soon as you access your vehicle via the Smart Key System and push-button start. Here, you will find features such as an available 7-inch high-resolution touch-screen with split-screen display. This tech-centric cockpit allows you to take full control over your auto-infotainment experience. Bluetooth connectivity lets you make hands-free phone calls and wirelessly stream tunes while on the road. You feel as if your at home in your personal space, especially when you nestle in with the comforts of the Prius' smart flow climate control system.
Your personal devices will also find a welcoming home within the new Prius, with the available Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging system keeping your toys juiced at all times.
The driving experience itself is teched-out too. The new Prius offers an available color Head-Up Display (HUD) function. HUD taps into aircraft-inspired technology to project essential information on to your windshield. The full-color display is capable of displaying your speed along with Hybrid System Indicator information that will also provide real-time, on-the-spot, and turn-by-turn directions. It won't matter how far you're going, the trip remains efficient thanks to three design integrations, including ECO, EV, and POWER Mode which are all monitored via a 4.2-inch color dual Multi-Information Display. Together with high-density batteries, light hybrid system components, and an advanced engine, the new Prius is capable of up to an EPA-estimated 58 mpg (city).
Tech makes your post-driving experience a breeze too, as you park with available Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS), Intelligent Parking Assist (IPA), and a standard backup camera.
Simply put, there is no competition for the Prius when it comes to affordable and widely available new cars for techies. Download more on the 2017 Prius.
2017 Corolla iM
There's a big reason that the new iM hit the list of the most exciting new vehicles of 2017. Sporty and stylish package aside, technology is the center of what makes this new Corolla addition so impressive.
Sleek piano-black accents encompass the expansive 7-inch touch-screen which allows you to conduct a symphony that includes advanced voice recognition, six speakers, HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack, USB with iPhone connectivity and integrated navigation. The system is further complemented a 4.2-inch sport gauge cluster Multi-Information Display (MID) which delivers customizable information that includes everything from outside temperature, fuel economy, cruising range, average speed, elapsed time, shift position, an ECO indicator, one-touch 3-blink lane change turn signal indicator, warning messages, and more.
Additional driver-focused technology is found through the exciting push-button Sport Mode function that unleashes power and a quicker throttle response. Knowing that you'll be taking advantage of these on-road advancements Toyota has tapped into technology for superior safety. The Toyota Safety Sense C package includes an industry leading Pre-Collision System and Lane Departure Alert. Download more on the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM.
2017 Toyota Yaris
Great things come in small packages when it comes to technology and the new Yaris is no exception. Every component on the vehicle has been optimized for efficiency and you can tap into it all via available remote keyless entry. Inside you will find a vehicle filled with tech, that includes a 6.1-inch touch-screen, audio system, hands-free phone capability and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology.
While the Yaris is a subcompact vehicle Toyota understands that you need to pack in your high-tech goodies, be they large drones, e-skate longboards, video equipment and more. The car has been designed to be surprisingly spacious, thanks to 60/40 split fold-down rear seats. So feel free to pack it all in and cruise Silicon Valley of the North with ease at an efficient EPA-estimated 36 highway mpg. Download more on the 2017 Toyota Yaris.