Just as soon as the highschool class of 2017 has turned their tassels plans are well underway for the first semester in college or university. If you count yourself amongst this lot, or are entering your second, third, or fourth year (or beyond, for you budding Masters and PHDs) a big part of this preparation involves transportation.
For many, a new car is integral to the whole college/university experience, especially for those whose life extends beyond the campus. It mirrors the person you are and to become. It allows you to break the chains of prior labels and express yourself. It may be the vehicle that takes you through the next 5 years or more. Simply put, the decision should be taken with almost as much care as the post-secondary institution you chose.
Consider us as your student counselor, with an agenda to serve your best interests, on the road. Let's take a look at our academic picks for 2017.
Top 3 IVY League Toyota Vehicles for College and University Students
2017 Corolla iM
As one of the most exciting new vehicles to come out this year, the Corolla iM is the quintessential vehicle for college students.
The car has the sprit and the dependability of the Corolla brand but has been redefined with a new look and attitude that says "Look out world, here I come!". The black honeycomb grille, body-colored spoiler, 17-inch alloy wheels, and chrome-tipped exhaust is just the start of what makes this sporty 4-door hatchback so impressive.
The sport-tuned MacPherson strut front suspension and double-wishbone rear suspension provide a ride that bends corners with the best of them. The Sport Mode function unleashes the beast within the iM, optimizing power and delivering you with a quicker throttle response. You'll be able to make it from class to the off-site track (or beach) in no time at all.
As a university student of the modern age, tech is also extremely important to you. The iM makes sure you have all the digital bells and whistles you need, including a large 7-inch touch-screen that lays the foundation of what's to come. There you will find a standard integrated backup camera and display audio with available integrated navigation. Convenient cargo space is also critical to your college car. You'll be pleased to know that the iM reveals a large cargo hold with 60/40 split rear seats that can accommodate fellow students, backpacks, athletic gear, and engineering projects alike. Learn more about the 2017 Corolla iM.
The new Yaris is the ultimate in campus cool. Options such as the available two-tone exterior, 16-inch alloy wheels, LED Daytime Running Lights, and projector-beam headlights ramp this up further.
Being that you're on a student budget, you'll appreciate the fuel economy of the 2017 Yaris, which boasts an EPA-estimated 36 highway MPG. But this fuel economy does not come at the expense of oomph on the road, especially when you consider the SE's sport-tuned front suspension and spirited handling.
The smartphone, tablet, and phablet generation will really appreciate the 2017 Yaris, given that the interior is filled with tech you need when living the #studentlife. Options include available remote keyless entry, hands-free voice recognition phone capability with music streaming via Bluetooth, and a 6.1-inch touch-screen system with a USB port to boot. The experience can be enjoyed by fellow classmates thanks to the roomy cargo area. Just you and a friend hitting the road back home for the long weekend break? No problem, up front you'll enjoy sport fabric-trimmed front seats and a 60/40 split in the rear that lets you cram in your gear. Learn more about the 2017 Yaris.
2017 Prius c
The c in this Prius may as well stand for college given the convenience and collective consciousness of the vehicle. Carried over from 2016, the dialed in Prius c needn't change a thing for the 2017 edition.
It's a futuristic vehicle in every way, which is important for you, someone with the future on their minds at all times. Standard Bluetooth wireless technology connects your smartphone so that you never miss a call, while providing access to your favorite playlists, even if that includes a recorded lecture hall session. All of the devices that make your day to day campus life easier can stay charged via the USB port and an auxiliary audio jack.
Tech is exquisitely built into the car too. The Touch Tracer Display projects a duplicate image of your steering wheel controls on the multi-information display panel, allowing you to confirm which button is being pressed without diverting your attention from the steering wheel. The digital displays also provide access to EV/ECO drive modes, driver information, and an energy use monitor. The available Smart Key system makes it that much easier to bolt from class to work or play.
This 5-door compact machine also has more convenient cargo space that you could imagine. The vehicle has been designed with four wide doors and an especially large rear lift-gate which provides unburdened access to this space at all times. At a 60/40 split rear you're set for the long haul, with your haul, on those trips back home or wherever your free time takes you. And thanks to the Prius c's renowned Hybrid Synergy Drive technology you can manage those trips without tuition fee concerns, given an EPA-estimated 48 MPG (city). Learn more about the new Prius c.
Become a part of the Toyota alumni by test driving any of the above IVY League worthy vehicles today. Contact our Greater Vancouver area dealership at your earliest convenience.