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2019 Toyota Prius
2019 Toyota Prius 7/16/2019 2:30:00 PM

Recently redesigned inside and out, the latest generation, the Prius deserves a closer look. One of the pioneers of the hybrid car industry, the modern-day Prius is redefining the segment with cars that are fantastic in every way. Boasting sharper looks, impressive power and a long list of features, maybe it's time for you to discover the 2019 Toyota Prius.

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback
2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback 7/10/2019 2:00:00 PM

Giving you incredible versatility, without the bulk of a big SUV, a hatchback is a perfect solution. Combining their very popular Corolla model with the usefulness and fun of a hatchback, the new 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is already a hit with Canadians.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Recognized as Top Auto Plant in the World 7/03/2019 12:30:00 PM

"TMMC Team Members are being recognized today for the quality they build into every car they make," said Fred Volf, President, TMMC. "I'm proud of my team. With more than 30 years of success in Canada, we have an exciting future ahead of us. Thanks to our customers for this recognition and continued trust in TMMC."

2019 Toyota Trucks
Toyota Trucks: More Than Just Tough 6/25/2019 11:00:00 AM

These days pickup trucks are the vehicle of choice for growing numbers of people. No longer exclusive to cowboys, hunters and construction crews, many people are opting for a truck as a daily driver. Many of the latest models are as nicely equipped as a luxury sedan, loaded with frills and features, while others offer incredible capability. You'll find both of these things in Toyota trucks, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma and the 2019 Toyota Tundra.

2019 Toyota RAV4
2019 Toyota RAV4 6/17/2019 11:00:00 AM

One of the best-selling vehicles in Canada, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 is a hit from coast to coast. Toyota's top model throughout North America, it is winning fans everywhere. Now, this already excellent compact SUV is even better than ever.

2020 Toyota Prius Prime: An Option For Rising Gas Prices 6/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

Toyota Prius Prime receives upgrades on the 2020 model and remains the most efficient Toyota Hybrid while serving as one of the best options to protect drivers from price hikes at the gas pump.

Electrifying Design Meets Electrified Power in the All-New 2020 Corolla Hybrid 6/07/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • All-New Dynamic Design 
  • New-Generation Hybrid Synergy Drive 
  • First-Ever Corolla Hybrid in North America 
  • Anticipated combined fuel consumption of less than 5.0L / 100 km 
  • TNGA Platform for Outstanding Agility and Comfort 
  • Standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 
  • Standard Entune 3.0 Audio with Apple CarPlay Compatibility
2019 Toyota Camry
2019 Toyota Camry 6/04/2019 11:30 AM

One of the most popular vehicles in Canada, the 2019 Toyota Camry is even better thanks to a long list of fresh changes and upgrades inside and out. Beautifully transformed and dazzling like never before, it's obvious why Canadians from coast to coast love it. 

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle for Sale in B.C. Starting in July 5/28/2019 12:00:00 AM

Toyota Canada Inc. has announced that the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle will be available for purchase by fleet operators at 12 Vancouver area Toyota dealerships beginning in July.

Certified Used Toyota
Consider a Certified Used Toyota 5/23/2019 14:00:00

A pre-owned car in practically new condition, at a used car price? You'll get the best of both worlds when you choose a Certified Used Toyota. Unlike your typical used car, our Certified cars, trucks and SUVs give you all of the advantages of a brand new vehicle, at a fantastic price.

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatback
The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback: Versatile and Fun to Drive 5/01/2019 11:00:00 AM

Hatchbacks are fun, plain and simple. They're nimble and zippy, perfect for city driving and snagging a tight parking spot. They're also versatile; that rear hatch makes it easy to transport large or awkward items. A hatchback is a great alternative to a larger vehicle, and definitely less expensive to own. The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is well equipped, fun to drive and definitely inexpensive. All of this, plus the backing of Toyota's legendary reputation for reliability and quality make it a smart buy.

Westminster Toyota celebrates grand opening of new 56,000 square-foot dealership 4/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

After serving the community for over three decades, Westminster Toyota has officially opened the doors to a new state-of-the-art dealership.

The new dealership will enable Westminster Toyota to take its outstanding customer service to an even higher level. The 56,000-sq. ft. facility features 15 service bays and a drive thru reception, so customers can expect to get in and back on the road faster than ever. And, while waiting for work to be done on their vehicles, they can relax in one of two beautifully redesigned customer lounges, equipped with comfortable seating, multiple TVs and internet access. Plus, the on-site automated carwash and detailing service means every vehicle that drives off the lot will leave looking spotless.

2020 Toyota Tacoma Preview
2020 Toyota Tacoma Preview and Review 3/07/2019

Always a step ahead of the game, Toyota unveiled the 2020 edition of its already industry leading pickup before the arrival of spring, at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. On the surface, there was no mind-blowing reaction after the proverbial curtains were drawn back, and for 99% of the audience that was a good thing. There's nothing worse than when a manufacturer completely redefines a model that already fits together so well with so many lives. But as the presentation evolved, the impressive enhancements were revealed, and not a single soul could argue that this may very well be the best Tacoma to date. Let's find out why.

Best SUVs for Couples 2019 2/26/2019

Two weeks ago we delivered our top picks regarding the best new cars for young couples and now we're keeping the romance alive on a grander scale, with a review of SUVs. 

First, let's look at the motivation behind your online search for "best SUVs for couples". You may be a couple that has family on the mind, but isn't there quite yet. Or, you want a vehicle that offers the room, power, and convenience necessary to take you on shared adventures across the great Canadian outback. Alternatively your collective careers may demand the benefits an SUV provides. Perhaps it's combination of all the above. Sound about right? Let's see if we can the perfect match for the two of you.

How to Choose a Car Dealership in Greater Vancouver 2/15/2019

We spend a lot of time providing car shoppers with information on how to choose a vehicle best suited to their lifestyle. However, the selection process often does not start with the vehicle itself, but with a local dealership. The right dealership can make or break a positive purchase decision, reverberating through the years you own and maintain the very same automobile you drove off the lot. Today, we're going to provide you with insight into what you need to look for so that can make a more informed choice.

Best Cars for Young Couples 2019 2/07/2019

Best Cars for Young Couples 2019 

With Valentine's Day upon us there is nary a better time to respond to your queries about the best cars for young couples. Whether common law, tying the knot sometime soon, or recently wed the following vehicles will adapt to your shared lifestyle unlike any other. 

Here are our top 3 car recommends for young couples seeking to share a vehicle for the first time.

Best Cars to Drive in Greater Vancouver BC 2019 1/28/2019

Nothing shows automobile consumer attention to detail quite like an inquiry about the best vehicle to drive in their own locale. It just makes good sense. Your city is where you live, work, and play, and therefore your car of choice should reflect that roads, conditions, and unique nuances of the general area code. For those in the 604 (or 778) we have put together a well thought out list of top choices so that you can enjoy a greater quality of life in what we consider to be the greatest city in North America.

Best Toyota Vehicles for Visibility 2019 1/20/2019

The southern coast of British Columbia has begun the new year under a blanket of mist. It's true that autumn may be considered the official "fog season" in our neck of the province but the natural phenomenon can occur for lengthly periods at any time of the annum. On the Vancouver Island coast fog is very common in the summer, while in Greater Vancouver visibility is an all-season challenge given that we rank third among the major population centers of Canada, with an average of 62 days of fog reported per year. Then, there's the fact that with each passing summer highway visibility is further hampered by the haze of seasonal wildfires, an unfortunate trend that is expected to continue thanks (no thanks) to climate change. Factor in any visual impairments (no matter how slight) that you may have, and you're headed for a very uneasy experience on the road. 

A Legend Returns: 2020 Toyota Supra Makes World Debut 1/10/2019
  • First New Supra in the North America in 21 Years
  • First Global GR Model Developed by Toyota GAZOO Racing
  • Design Inspired by Calty's FT-1 Concept
  • Two-Seat, Driver-Focused Cabin
  • 335-HP Turbocharged Inline-Six-Cylinder Engine
  • 8-Speed Transmission with Paddle Shifters
  • Standard Active Differential and Adaptive Suspension
Why Buying a Used Car Can Help You Keep Your New Year Resolutions 1/1/2018

We're into the second week of the new year which is the perfect time to remind you of the resolutions you set just a few days ago. While many people are signing up for gym memberships and booking meetings with financial advisors some of you have decided to begin the annum with a vehicle purchase. After all, there's nothing like a fresh set of wheels to get the ball rolling on goals to improve your quality of life. The next big decision, is to figure out whether or not you should invest in a new 2019 model, or consider a more affordable pre-owned vehicle. Today we're going take a look at how a used car will not only get you from A to B, but can help you stay on track for your resolutions to live a better life in 2019 and beyond.

Must Have 2019 Toyota Tundra and Tacoma Accessories for the Winter Season 10/12/2018

Is someone you know getting a new Toyota truck for the holidays? Did you just reward yourself after a year of hard work? Whichever the case, the arrival of the winter season marks an opportunity to score some great accessories, all of which can make Tundra/Tacoma ownership even more enjoyable at a time when the roads present a challenge. Let's take a look at some top additions, add-ons, and options for Toyota's two iconic trucks.

Best Vehicles to Give the Family for the Holidays 29/11/2018

We've covered the top cars and trucks to give as a gift to that special someone this December, but there are also those in the market for a vehicle for the family. Now is a great time of the year to make this purchase decision because not only is it a present that the whole household will enjoy, there are great seasonal promotions running at this very moment. So remember to add yourselves to your shopping itinerary in the weeks ahead and use the following list as your guide.

Best Trucks to Give as a Gift for the Holidays 20/11/2018

We recently wrapped our article on the best 2019 cars to give as a gift for the holidays, but not everyone is into a mid/full size sedan or hatchback for that matter. For some, it's a truck or nothing at all. 

Given that our dealership is located in one of Greater Vancouver's rural and industrial hubs we can certainly relate. Drivers from all over the Lower Mainland flock to Westminster Toyota to test drive the latest trucks on the market. If your loved one is on Santa's nice list this year and you're on the hunt for the perfect pickup to give them as a present, we have what you're looking for.

Best Cars to Give as a Gift this Holiday Season 9/11/2018

Tired of giving a Starbucks gift card to the one you love for the Holidays? We've got a better idea - a new car! OK, so there's bit of a difference in budget (although car payments are nearly the same as monthly coffee expenditure for many) but it's true that all over the Lower Mainland people will wake up on Christmas morning with a new car parked in their driveway. If you plan on surprising your teenager, spouse, or parents with a new automobile then we've got the gift guide you're looking for.

Best SUVs for Winter Driving 2019 29/10/2018

Last week we introduced the 2019 Toyota Sienna as the best minivan on the market for winter driving. However, many households are in the market for a new SUV that can also navigate the harsh winter roads that surround Greater Vancouver and the Lower Mainland of BC, be it the Sea to Sky Highway, the Coquihalla, Allison Pass, or more. Before that snowfall makes landfall, have a look at our top picks for the season and beyond. 

Best Minivan for Winter Driving in BC 2019 10/20/2018

Balmy weather may be sticking around a lot longer into the autumn but rest assured winter is on the way and it's forecast to be a heavy one. Yes indeed, climate change is making the Lower Mainland a two-season region and minivan drivers are having to reassess their needs for the foreseeable future. Just in time, Toyota has released the 2019 Sienna as the solution households require to navigate the urban, suburban, rural roads and highways to and from the Greater Vancouver area. Let's find out why you should consider the new Sienna for your family's wintertime road trips, and more.

Best Vehicles for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse 10/10/2018

With Halloween just days away, now is as good a time as any to remind you, the zombie apocalypse is inevitable. And if history (via film) has taught us anything, a smart choice of vehicle is essential to survival during such trying times. While no one can say for certain when patient zero will rear their head, we encourage you all to take action today, before it's too late. Please keep reading for sake of humanity.

2019 Toyota 86 Review - Performance Made for Vancouver 9/07/2018

When the Toyota 86 first burst onto the scene to replace the Scion FR-S two years ago, performance focused drivers were beaming. The machine held steady in 2018, but as the new annum approaches the "86" gets an upgrade and a facelift to make it even more impressive. Now that it's on our Greater Vancouver lot, we can safely say that this vehicle was tailor-made for our region's road hungry drivers. Let's find out why.

2019 Toyota C-HR Review 8/31/2018

The 2019 Toyota C-HR has arrived on the lot of our Greater Vancouver dealership, capturing the attention of all who pass by, not to mention our staff who are dying to take this eye-catching vehicle for a spin. They'll have to wait until it's time for your test drive, so if you're in the market for a subcompact crossover SUV keep reading ahead for a preview.

What Makes the Toyota Corolla the Best Used Car Model to Buy 8/20/2018

Admittedly we spend a lot of time discussing the cutting edge features of new release vehicles here on our blog. However, we know that many of you are in the market for a preowned car, an affordable chariot that you can depend upon for your daily grind and weekend road trips alike. While you can't go wrong with any used Toyota that passes inspection and finds its way on to our lot, there's one standout that makes itself known as one of the best used vehicles in its class - the iconic Corolla. Today, we take a look at what makes this car a top pick, no matter the year it was born.

2019 Toyota Avalon Features You Need to Know About 8/10/2018

Back at the start of the year, we gave you a sneak peek preview of the 2019 Toyota Avalon. Now that the manufacturer's top luxury vehicle has pulled up to the lot of our Greater Vancouver dealership we're here to dive deeper into the features that make this upscale vehicle a top pick for lovers of the finer things in life.

Must Have Accessories for Your 2018 Toyota Tacoma or Tundra this Summer 7/31/2018

While the 2018 Toyota Tacoma and Tundra boast all of the standard features you could ever dream of in a pickup, the manufacturer has made available a wide range of accessories to help make driving your truck even more enjoyable. Imagine updating your off-road companion so that it directly reflects your personal style while better accommodating all that you intend on putting it through? There's something for everyone when it comes to add-ons, but today we take a look at some fun ones that will help make your summer (and beyond) adventures the most memorable ones to date.

Best Trucks for Long Road Trips 2018 7/20/2018

A few weeks ago, we delivered an article on the best summer road trip vehicles for 2018. Some of you may have noticed that there were no trucks on the list, which to be fair, is quite common given that most people consider them for off-road adventures and not so much for the long haul across country (or beyond). However, truck drivers are truck drivers and just because you are one should not leave you in the dust when it comes to following your wanderlust ambitions. As Greater Vancouver's premier Toyota truck dealership, we are stepping up to the plate with our picks to get you on that long road to exploring all that the continent has to offer.

Best Cars for College Students 2018-19 7/9/2018

The next college semester is coming up fast, and now that you have your classes, course books, and on/off campus accommodations lined up it's time to pick your chariot, the vehicle that will take you through your collegiate career. 

This is an important life decision that you don't want to take lightly. A car will be your means to getting to and from campus and will take you back to see the folks for a home cooked meal and fresh load of laundry. More importantly, the vehicle will serve as your escape pod, taking you away on long weekend adventures and summer break road trips across the country or continent. 

2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road - Made for Vancouver's Rugged Side 6/27/2018

One of the best parts about living in Greater Vancouver is the access to the less accessible off-the-beaten trails that are tailor-made for adventurous drivers. Of course, that luxury is only afforded to those with a vehicle that can handle off-road locations such as Kenyon Lake trail (Fraser Valley F), Eagle Mountain/Ridge run (north of Coquitlam), Chipmunk Creek Forest Service Road (Fraser Valley E) and other moderate to hardcore driving trails in the region. One of very few such vehicles, is the 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road. Let's find out why this beast is your top choice for tackling the tough roads surrounding the BC Lower Mainland. 

Best Weekend Warrior Vehicles for the Summer of 2018 6/13/2018

Like it or not, most of us live in a world that demands the most of our attention from Monday to Friday, leaving the weekends as a means of escape from the 9 to 5 (and often more) grind. Some of us capitalize on this two or three day window more than others, hitting the road in search of adventure at every possible turn. In the summertime in BC, this opportunity expands, with each excursion creating a memory that will reverberate all year long. And in order to take full advantage, you will need a vehicle that can get you where you need to go no matter how challenging the road may be, while still serving your needs as you and the vehicle return to station in time for Monday morning roll call.

Westminster Toyota Breaks Ground on New Dealership 6/11/2018

New, state-of-the-art facility opening next spring to better serve Toyota customers in New Westminster, Burnaby and Metro Vancouver.

Best Cars for Summer Road Trips 2018 6/06/2018

The summer solstice is just a couple of weeks away and at this time of the year people get the itch (it's not the mosquitos) for a new vehicle. Why? Because summertime is road trip season here in Canada. And this year is better than any when it comes to choosing a chariot that will be with you for many summers to come. Below, we have detailed a lineup of new 2018 vehicles that will provide you and your passengers with a lifetime of great memories, while keeping things safe and efficient on the road.

Best Toyota Trucks for New Parents 2018 5/17/2018

For starters, congratulations! There's nothing as exciting as the arrival of your very first child. Of course, it can also be quite nerve-wracking. You're going through a gauntlet of new decisions that pertain the comfort, happiness, health, and safety of your expanded family unit. One of the biggest decisions (after getting on the waiting list for a good preschool) is in regards to which new vehicle to get. Now, just because you're "mom and dad" doesn't mean that you have to buy an SUV or minivan. You may be parents, but you're still the people you were before the bundle of joy arrived, and if you were truck people then, you're truck people now, and that doesn't need to change, not when you roll with Toyota. Let's find why.

Best New Trucks for College Students 2018 5/07/2018

We just released our annual Best Cars for Highschool Grads list, which is essentially the same for college students, given that many grads will be heading off to a post-secondary institution in the months to come.

However, a car is not always the best match for someone, even if the bulk of their time will be spent going to and from campus. Your vehicle should suit your personality and lifestyle in and outside of your day to day responsibilities, which is why for a select few, only a truck will do. Let's take a look at our top two picks for 2018.

Best Toyota Cars for High School Grads 2018 4/30/2018

The high school Class of 2018 is just weeks away from their big day, and that marks the arrival of our annual list of best cars to give as a graduation gift.

Giving your graduating student a new vehicle is a timeless tradition, one that is passed down from generation to generation, and becomes a moment they will never forget. The vehicle will be their companion in the years to come, their summer road trip chariot, and will be an important part of their post-secondary/college experience. More importantly, it will be the vehicle that brings them back home to you on long weekends and holidays. You need to know that their car will be safe, dependable, and efficient, while suiting their unique personality. We know how important this decision is, which is why we have out together a list of Toyota vehicles you can trust to take care of your prized student.

Best Trucks (and one SUV) for Surfers 2018 4/23/2018

Spring is here and summer is coming to Greater Vancouver, and that means water sport enthusiasts are about to hit the road. Surfers in particular are coming out of the woodwork more than ever before, in search of local waves after news dropped that the sport has been added to the 2020 Summer Olympics. You're going to see a lot more BC'ers (and Canadians) with boards racked to their roof in the seasons to come. 

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Preview and Review 4/09/2018

The 2018 Vancouver International Auto Show recently concluded and once again, Toyota has stolen the scene, even beating the NYIAS to the punch in the North American unveiling of the new Corolla hatchback.

That's right, the world's most popular and best selling car is delivering an update that has fans of the hatchback concept thoroughly ecstatic. 

Get Ready For The Total Package: The 2018 Toyota Prius Prime 4/6/2018

Toyota's advanced plug-in hybrid to be offered in three versions, all delivering tremendous efficiency for a class-leading 1000+ km range, plus advanced style and impressive value

Best Vehicles for Big Dogs 2018 3/26/2018

Greater Vancouver is a dog oasis. While the downtown crowd may be known for those little toy/purse pups, many of you prefer the larger set companions, especially when you consider the bounty of rural land and local off-leash dog parks, including a great one right by our dealership. 

Best Truck for the Extreme Sports Junkie 2018 3/19/2018

Greater Vancouver and BC is known for producing some of the world's top action sports athletes. This article isn't for them because after all, they get most of their vehicles via sponsorship deals and contest wins. 

Instead, this one goes out to those of you who may not make the big leagues of the extreme sports arena, yet have every intent of pushing the limits of your body and gear on the mountains, hills, sand dunes, waves, and skies across the continent.

Best Spring Break Vehicle for Families 2018 3/08/2018

Spring Break 2018 is here. While your former self may have been off to Cancun at this time of the year, you're now a family man or woman, and the mid-March trip looks a lot different than it used to. For one, you probably plan a lot more road trips to keep you from coughing up for three, four, or five (more?) plane tickets. While more economical, road trips require a LOT more preparation to ensure a safe, efficient, and enjoyable experience and to bring it all together you need the right SUV. That SUV, is the Toyota Highlander.

Best Truck for Towing Boats 2018 2/26/2018

While waterway traffic will vary by the time of the year, boating is an all-season affair in Greater Vancouver. It's no wonder that one of the more common requests made by people coming into our dealership (located near the Fraser River) is for a truck that can manage the life of a boating enthusiast. 

Best Trucks for a Family of 5 for 2018 2/19/2018

The average family size may just be 2.4 (not counting the dog) in Greater Vancouver, but some of you don't play by those rules. You also don't conform to the norm when it comes to what's considered a family vehicle, opting out of the traditional SUV or minivan for something a bit meatier. Toyota salutes you for it. Today, we deliver our picks for making both your rural commute and weekend adventures seamless, efficient, and fun for the whole brood.

Why Toyota (and the Human Spirit) Just Won the Super Bowl 2/05/2018

Whether or not you're a fan of the NFL, you can't help but get caught up in all of the annual hoopla surrounding the world's most popular sporting event. If the game doesn't catch your eye, the halftime show and commercials most certainly do, with recaps and reviews permeating through mainstream media for days after the affair. 

NAIAS Detroit Auto Show Toyota Recap and Highlights 2018 1/27/2017

The highly anticipated 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit has concluded, and once again Toyota dazzled as one of the headliners of the annual event. With Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) modular unibody automobile platforms underpinning most new vehicles, it's no wonder that the manufacturer continues to garner recognition on the auto show circuit. Today, we're here to share a few NAIAS highlights that will ramp up your confidence that Toyota is the automobile brand for you in 2018, and in the years to come.

2019 Toyota Avalon Redesign Preview 1/18/2018

Guess who was introduced at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit this week? The 2019 Toyota Avalon.

Toyota's flagship sedan is entering its 5th generation with a major Toyota New Global Architecture update, making NAIAS the perfect platform for previewing the luxury vehicle. Today, our Greater Vancouver dealership is sparing you a trip to Motor City by sharing a sneak peak of this exciting new car, below.

Best Cars for Exploring the Country and Continent 2018 1/8/2017

Is one of your new year resolutions to get out there and explore more? Does the sound of hitting the Trans-Canada Highway to PEI, the I-90 to Miami, or I-5 to Tijuana have you chomping at the bit? Then you've come to the right place. Wherever your Greater Vancouver launched adventures will take you in 2018, we've got a lineup of vehicles that will help make sure that the journey goes without a hitch (unless you need one for your trailer). 

5 New Year Resolutions Toyota Can Help You Achieve in 2018 12/30/2017

It's been a wonderful year for the marriage between Toyota and our beloved drivers, but here we are at the onset of 2018 and it's all eyes on the road ahead. We know that you're about to start your new year resolutions and we also know it can be tough to stick to them. In an effort to help you strengthen to your resolve, we have put together an inventory of how owning a Toyota can make a real, direct, and positive impact on your lifestyle.

Toyota Celebrates the Most Wonderful Year 12/20/2017

There's no better time to celebrate a groundbreaking 365 days than right here during the most wonderful time of the year. It was a banner annum for Toyota, one that allowed the manufacturer to deliver better, safer, more efficient, and downright fun vehicles into the capable hands of drivers. As we head into the final stretch of the holidays, we'd thought we'd look back at the highlights of the year while letting you know why now is the perfect time to get behind the wheel of a new Toyota.

Toyota Tips for Driving Safe in the BC Winter Wonderland 12/05/2017

No other province compares to BC when it comes to navigating the highways in the winter. And while those roads lay claim to some of the most beautiful scenery in the entire continent, they are also among the most hazardous. Anyone who has driven along Crowsnest or Coquihalla Highway in the thick of winter knows what we're talking about. Ideally, you would not have to traverse over the snow and ice-caked roads at this time of the year, but with the holiday season aligning with the December solstice, many of you don't have much choice as you head to or from home to see friends, family, and loved ones for Christmas and beyond.

Best New Car for the Single Person 11/27/2017

Read up on any new car review and you're sure to find one consistent theme. Family, family, family. Is it a good fit for the family budget? Does it seat two and a half kids and a dog named Spot? Can the rear hatch squeeze in a stroller while leaving room for that monthly Costco run?

Best Family Cars for Winter Driving 2017-18 11/16/2017

Greater Vancouver already had its first blast of winter weather at the onset of November, and while things have mellowed there is more to come. In addition, many households will be hitting higher elevations of BC and beyond this season, heading to ski-hills and highways en route to Holiday destinations. You need a vehicle that can manage winter conditions while still serving the practical needs of your family. Luckily, Toyota has thought of everything, and delivered a line of new cars, crossovers, and SUVs to keep you and yours in comfort through it all.

Best 2018 Cars to Give as a Gift this Christmas 11/07/2017

We may be in the first week of November, but it's not too late to start holiday shopping, especially if you've got a new vehicle in mind for that someone special. 

Giving a car (or tuck, SUV, etc.) as a gift is a pretty big deal and most certainly requires a lot of thought. And while it is said that it's the thought that counts, picking the right vehicle for someone else is a big responsibility as you're essentially making a lifestyle choice for them. To help you out this holiday season, Westminster Toyota is breaking down our top picks of vehicles as they apply to that unique individual in your life.

2018 Toyota Tundra Review - From Highway Thru Hell, and Back 10/30/2017

Toyota's ultimate heavy metal machine has arrived for 2018 and it pulls no punches. From aggressive exterior and premium interior to cutting-edge technology and meticulous engineering the new Tundra brings the thunder without breaking the bank, starting at just $41,475 CAD. Let's see what you get!

Best Cars for Entrepreneurs - Your Car Keys to Success 10/16/2017

Kudos to being a entrepreneur. It takes guts to venture out on your own in the business world. Of course, the key to success is to choose the right people, places, and things to support your enterprise, whatever it may be. One element that often gets overlooked is your choice in vehicle. A car makes a statement about you and helps to define your personal brand while at the same serving a function to support your business, whether it is used to deliver products, transport equipment and/or people, or attend several meetings all over town.

2018 Toyota Sequoia Preview - What You Need to Know 10/05/2017

Tis' the season where new car buyers eagerly anticipate what's to come for 2018. Adventurous households in the market for a new SUV will be especially pleased to learn that an update is coming to the beloved Toyota Sequoia. This new vehicle remains true to its roots, abiding by the mantra "For the family that plays harder" while layering on upgrades and options that will have the most demanding family unit beaming through the moonroof (literally).

who drives toyota
Who Drives Toyota? What You Need to Know 9/27/2017

People prefer to identify with a certain brand when it comes to a vehicle that will take them through the many stages of life. But many don't yet have a loyal affiliation that they can feel confident about. Sure, you look around your circle of friends, family, coworkers, and acquaintances as a point of reference, but are they true authorities on the matter? Probably not.

2018 Toyota Camry Updates and Preview 9/13/2017

It's an exciting time at Westminster Toyota. The brand new 2018s are rolling onto our Greater Vancouver lot as we run through the 2017 clear out event. It began with the concept car that became a reality, the C-HR, and was followed by the 2018 Yaris, the new Prius c, and now here we are looking at the future of the iconic Toyota Camry. This is where things get really interesting.

Prius C New Features Review
2018 Toyota Prius c New Features and Review 9/06/2017

The new 2018 Prius c has arrived as if it was plucked from the future and placed on our lot for all to witness. 

This forward thinking beauty is wrapped in an enhanced compact package, and yet packs in so much tech that it makes driving as seamless as operating your smartphone or tablet. Whether you're looking to upgrade your Prius or joining the community for the first-time, the moment you've been waiting for has arrived.

Why It's Relevant to You that Toyota Trucks are Lifeguard Lifesavers 8/28/2017

A new customer came onto our Greater Vancouver lot after an extended trip up and down the Southern California coast. They noted how every single lifeguard headquarters they came upon had a Toyota parked on the pier or beachfront garage. That was all they need to affirm that when it comes to a new truck, Toyota was it. If it's being used as the primary vehicle for the lifesaving heroes of the coastline, it's certainly good enough to manage their own tough day to day. 

2018 Toyota Yaris Preview and Predictions
2018 Toyota Yaris Preview and Predictions 8/18/2017

The 2018 Toyota Yaris has arrived. And while you can always come on down to our Greater Vancouver lot in the near future to see for yourself, we thought we'd give you a preview here and now. Why the "predictions" part in the title of this article? Well, we're so impressed with the vehicle's upgrades that we can't help but forecast the positive impact it will have on your life from the moment you take possession. Curious? We knew you would be (see, we started already).

Best Back to School Toyota Cars for College Students 2017-18
Best Back to School Toyota Cars for College Students 2017-18 8/06/2017

The 2017-18 college/university year is about to begin. In addition to locking in class schedules, course books, and accommodations, many new and continuing students are adding a new car to their post-secondary repertoire. Next to picking your major, this is one of the most important decisions you will make, one that will either make your life easier or more challenging in the next four (plus) years. Your car will take you to and from the campus, chariot you on school break road trips, and be your companion through every step of your journey.

Toyota Awesome - 4 Epic Things Toyota Has Done this Summer 7/30/2017

It's ironic when you think about it. The vehicle manufacturer known for setting the standard for safety in the automobile industry (i.e. Toyota Safety SenseT and Toyota Star Safety SystemT) is also well known for throwing caution to the wind when it comes to image. Toyota is not afraid to put itself out there. Perhaps that's why the mainstream public has embraced the brand for so many decades, proven by the fact that it lays claim to the best selling car on the planet. 

The 2018 Toyota C-HR Has Arrived in Vancouver - Here's Why Everyone is Excited
The 2018 Toyota C-HR Has Arrived in Vancouver - Here's Why Everyone is Excited 7/16/2017

It wasn't that long ago that we introduced the C-HR in our article on Best Toyota Concept Cars, noting that we fully expected this groundbreaking 2-door compact crossover SUV to hit the Canadian market for your consumption. Well, that has become a reality here in the summer of 2017, with the 2018 C-HR arriving at our Greater Vancouver dealership. The exciting new vehicle is already turning the heads of all who glance upon it while cruising passed the lot, and we're fielding calls left and right. Why the buzz? Let's find out.

Why is the Toyota Camry So Popular?
Why is the Toyota Camry So Popular? 7/06/2017

Last week we shared an article on why the iconic Toyota Corolla was so popular. After all, it has been the best selling car in the world since the beginning of cars. But guess who may one day share the top spot on the podium with the legendary Corolla? It's the vehicle that has been the top seller in America for the past 15 years, and is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down - the Toyota Camry.

Why is the Toyota Corolla So Popular?
Why is the Toyota Corolla So Popular? 06/26/2017

The Corolla has entered its 50th year in production and to date Toyota has sold over 44 million and counting, claiming the title as the best selling car in the world since the beginning of, well, cars. As we reach the midpoint of this year, the latest edition maintains its position as the top selling car in America, further cementing a legacy that is essentially untouchable. 

So what makes the Toyota Corolla so popular once again here in 2017 as it celebrates its 50th anniversary? It goes beyond the incredible price tag so we won't even add that to the list, so let's find out what else is to credit for this unparalleled reputation.

Best New Cars for Techies and Tech Geeks
Best New Toyota Cars for Techies and Self-Professed Tech Geeks 06/15/2015

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.

Best Cars for Summer Cruising 2017 Toyota Avalon
Toyota & Chill - Best New Cars for Cruising this Summer 06/05/2017

Do you hear Phil Collins "In the Air Tonight" when you get behind the wheel in the summer months? While that reference may have dated some of us at the dealership, we're sure you get the idea. It doesn't matter if your soundtrack is from the 80's or today's iTunes Top 100, you like to throw on some tunes and cruise in the summer months. It's so important to you that you choose a vehicle based on this in the same way that a soccer mom/dad salivates over SUV cargo space. We get it. Cruising is a lifestyle for many and the car is the key ingredient. You can't just take any four wheels out on the coastal highway or main drag. Today, we have put together a list of top picks t

Best New Toyota Cars and Vehicles for Uber Drivers 2017
Best New Toyota Cars and Vehicles for Uber Drivers 2017 05/31/2017

It's practically a done deal, Uber is coming to British Columbia. While taxi companies will fight it, consumerism is likely to prevail, with ride-hailing services predicted to hit the roads of Greater Vancouver by the end of 2017. 

If you've found this article you're likely considering becoming an Uber driver. You know that being a part of a ride-share service, or even an Uberprenuer, can be a very lucrative endeavor. Therefore, you're looking to invest in a new vehicle that will allow you to optimize efficiency while building your personal "brand" and ROI.

Best Toyota Cars for College & University Students 2017
Best Toyota Cars for College & University Students 2017 05/15/2017

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.

Best New Toyota Cars for Driving in the Rain 2017
Best New Toyota Cars for Driving in the Rain 2017 05/05/2017

B.C. has experienced a wetter than normal spring so far in 2017. However, we all barely pay attention to such statistics. We're used to it. What we do pay attention to, is what we drive given the unique climate of this neck of the west coast of Canada. 

While we are afforded fewer climatic mood swings as our friends out east, we do need to choose our cars with just as much care. 

Realize it or not, your car says something about you. In fact, it's one of the most instrumental parts of your lifestyle. It's a four-wheeled companion that you trust on your day to day and adventures alike. Your choice in vehicle is not just about the make and model, but the brand. Is the badge on your car one that you'd be proud to wear on your proverbial sleeve?
5 Cool Things That Got Toyota in the News this Spring 04/24/2017

Realize it or not, your car says something about you. In fact, it's one of the most instrumental parts of your lifestyle. It's a four-wheeled companion that you trust on your day to day and adventures alike. Your choice in vehicle is not just about the make and model, but the brand. Is the badge on your car one that you'd be proud to wear on your proverbial sleeve?

2017 New York International Auto Show Toyota Sneak Peak
2017 New York International Auto Show Toyota Sneak Peak 4/13/2017

The 2017 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) has just begun (as of today's print) and it's an exciting one for Toyota. And while we will do a full recap of the highlights (as we did for Detroit's 2017 NAIAS) upon its conclusion, we thought we'd give our faithful readers a sneak peak at what's in store for the week ahead at one of the best car shows on earth.

Best New Cars for New Moms and Dads 2017 - Toyota
Best New Cars for New Moms and Dads 2017 4/07/2017

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy (or bundles, for those blessed with twins). This marks one of the most exciting times in your life, but also one of the most nerve-wracking. Being a new mom and/or dad you've got a lot of decisions to make to calm those first-time parent nerves. Buying a new car is one of them. 

Best New Cars for Highschool Grads - Class of 2017 3/30/2017

The Class of 2017 is about to turn the tassel on their graduation caps and begin a new chapter in their lives. To mark this momentous occasion you may be in the market for a new car - the perfect reward for your well-deserving student. But next to which college they are to attend (or adventure to embark upon) choosing a vehicle for them is a pretty big decision. 

Toyota Dominates Consumer Reports' Top 10 Best New Cars of the Year for 2017 3/15/2017

Consumer Reports just released their 10 Top Picks of 2017 for the Best Cars of the Year category. Toyota was the only brand to receive a nod in three distinct categories, dominating the list when compared to the competition. While our entire 2017 line-up presents a strong contender for each category, Toyota especially excelled on the report for Best Subcompact Car, Best Compact Hybrid, and Best Midsize SUV. Today we offer you a better look at the winning vehicles for each of the three categories.

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Best Cars for Living on the Road 3/06/2017

You're over it. The 9 to 5 grind has run its course. The thought of wearing another suit/pantsuit is about as appealing a root canal. You're ready to sell most of your possessions to free-up some dough and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Perhaps for a year, perhaps for much longer. Whichever the case, there's one thing you cannot live without when it comes to living on the road - a reliable vehicle that's just as adventurous as you are.

Best Cars for Young Couples, the Prius 2017
Best New Cars for Young Couples - Get Together with Toyota 2/27/2017

Are you in a newly committed relationship? Congratulations! It's an exciting time. You may be looking to further establish this union with a few shared commitments that lay the foundation for your life together. This may include moving in together, a joint bank account, and/or a new (and shared) car. We can certainly help you with some advice on the latter.

Toyota Highlights from the North American International Auto
Toyota Highlights from the North American International Auto SHOW 2017 (W/VIDEO) 2/05/2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year for car show enthusiasts and automobile manufacturers alike. Just over one month into the new year and we're in the thick of the season. It all began with Detroit's North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) which ran from January 8 to 22. Toyota was the talk of the 2016 car show circuit, and it looks like we're off to a great start in 2017 after an especially impressive representation at the NAIAS. Let's take a look at the key highlights, and what you can look forward to in the year (and years) ahead from North America's favorite manufacturer.

Coolest Family SUV on the Market for Moms, Dads, Kids, & Teens in 2017
Coolest Family SUV on the Market for Moms, Dads, Kids, & Teens in 2017 1/31/2017

Let's be honest. Many moms and dads out there feel as if they lose a bit of their cool when they transition from a sports car (etc) to an SUV. Even kids (especially teens) today are far more conscious about the cool-factor (or lack thereof) of the family vehicle than generations before. But there is no escaping the necessity of an SUV when it comes to a family vehicle. 

So what is an image conscious tribe to do when choosing a new SUV for 2017? You might want to take a look at the following new release from Toyota.

2017 Toyota Avalon
Best New (and Affordable) Luxury Car on the Market for 2017 1/23/2017

Are you looking to reward yourself after an especially successful year? Perhaps you're a new empty nester, trading in the SUV for something for you? Does high-fashion define your lifestyle, leaving you to seek a vehicle to match? Whichever the case, you're in the market for a luxury car. However, you don't want to break the bank. Toyota has the most magnificent response to this common conundrum - the Toyota Avalon. This new affordable luxury car has pulled up to 2017, exceeding all expectations. Let's take a look at why the Avalon is the answer to your opulent dreams.

5 Most Exciting Toyota Cars & Vehicles for 2017 01/05/2016

The first few days of the new year are already in the books. You're well into your resolutions, and while we have provided a list of cars to help you stick to them, you may have something else in mind. Are you looking to make things more exciting in your very near future? Nothing can help quite like a dramatic new addition to your driveway. Today, Westminster Toyota is featuring five new vehicles that will blow you away with their look, function, feel, and all-around performance. 

5 Toyota Vehicles that Can Help Your New Year Resolutions 12/30/2016

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. 

Three Best Vehicles for Extreme Weather 12/15/2016

It's not often that we get to talk about extreme weather in the Greater Vancouver area. But this winter, things have certainly been interesting. And while our neighbours across the country may chuckle out our personal experience with harsh winter conditions, the line-up of vehicles in our lot know extreme sleet and snow and all that it does to the road and off-road alike.

5 Used Cars to Give as a Gift this Holiday Season 12/05/2016

Last week, we delivered our annual best new cars to give as gifts during the holidays. And while you are considering gifting a special someone with a set of wheels this Christmas, a new vehicle may not be practical.

Our Greater Vancouver dealership has the answer. On our lot, is a line-up of amazing previously owned Toyotas that will make the season merrier for whomever unwraps them. With the big day less than three weeks away, we have prepared our top picks to help you fulfill your inner St. Nick for a loved one.

Best Cars to Give as Gifts this Holiday Season 11/28/2016

The holiday season is among us. Pumpkin spice lattes are a thing of the past and peppermint mochas have taken their place. The malls are decked out with boughs of holly, calling all shoppers to begin their annual tradition. It's that time of the year to finalize that one perfect gift for a special someone in your life. At this moment, some of you have decided on an especially big surprise for your spouse, parent, son, daughter, or cherished companion - a new car.

Most Fun Car to Drive for the Money - 2017 Toyota Yaris 11/21/2016

With 2017 around the corner, new cars along with their updates and upgrades are coming down the newswire. But not all of you are in the market for a brand new vehicle. In many cities, towns, states and provinces used car sales are surpassing the alternative. You may be among this majority on the hunt for a pre-owned car. And the experience, is no less exciting...

Best Minivan for Winter Weather - 2017 Toyota Sienna 11/07/2016

Winter is coming. With that overused GoT reference out of the way, let's get to the topic at hand.  We're in the thick of autumn and the harsh weather of the fourth season is about to arrive. The new year is coming too. Households across Canada are considering a new model minivan, one that is relevant to their winter vacation road trips and day to day excursions though rain, wind, sleet, and snow. With family safety, comfort, and enjoyment on the road being the priority, this is one of the most important decisions you can make.   Last year, ...

Top Hybrid Vehicles for 2017 - The New Toyota Hybrid Lineup 10/20/2016

It's hard to believe that 2017 is just around the corner. In less than three months you'll be knee deep in your resolutions for the next year. Like many, your pledge will be to reduce your carbon footprint while better balancing your budget. You also hope to accomplish this without sacrificing aesthetics and good taste. In anticipation, Toyota has released one of the most epic hybrid lineups to date. The tough part, for you, is choosing one that's best for your household. Let's see if we can help you narrow it down.   Best Toyota Hybrids for Your Lifestyle ...

Best Toyota Sports Car for 2017 - The New Toyota 86 10/14/2016

No, were not trying to sell you a used car when we claim that the 86 is the top sports car for the year ahead. In this case, the 86 references Toyota's historic front-engined and rear-wheel drive sports coupés and hatchbacks which include the AE86 range known well for its handing and drifting abilities. And while you don't have any plans to oversteer (and drift) your vehicle around any urban corners (right?) you are looking for a new sports car that manages and handles unlike any other. Enter the 2017 Toyota 86, which debuted this year and has created ...

Best Toyota Cars, Trucks, and Vehicles for Tailgating (w/VIDEO) 09/30/2016

Encouraging you to drive too close behind another vehicle? Certainly not. Tailgating in this context refers to the age-old practice of parking lot gatherings where fans of assorted sports convene to crack open a cooler, ignite the BBQ, and tune into the game occurring within a neighboring stadium. It's the next best thing to the event itself, even better according to some.  Tailgating is a long standing tradition in the U.S. and has grown in popularity in Canada, including right here in Greater Vancouver. Whether in a stadium lot or organizing one in your carport (a new trend) there's nothing ...

5 Fun Toyota Used Cars to Consider Pre Owned Vehicle Picks 09/21/2016

With 2017 around the corner, new cars along with their updates and upgrades are coming down the newswire. But not all of you are in the market for a brand new vehicle. In many cities, towns, states and provinces used car sales are surpassing the alternative. You may be among this majority on the hunt for a pre-owned car. And the experience, is no less exciting.   With the recent arrival of previously-owned gems coming across our own lot we were inspired to  feature some great options out there on the Toyota market. Looking for a fun vehicle to ...

The Corolla Future is Now Why the 2017 Corolla IM is in High Demand 09/12/2016

The Scion brand has seen its final year. Fans of the sports compact vehicle may mourn its retirement, but the feeling is now fleeting. As of today, the Scion iM that you know and love has received a second life under the Toyota badge for 2017. But wait, there's more.   You may also be a big pundit of the Corolla. This isn't quite an exclusive group, with the brand owning title to the best selling car in the world for 2016 (and many years prior). Never one to rest on its laurels, Toyota is once again taking things ...

2017 Toyota Camry - Best Car for the Weekend, Every Weekend 08/31/2016

It's official, the 2017 Toyota Camry has arrived. Its 35 year legacy has continued through from 1982 to 2016 and into the year ahead. The Camry has been known as a superior vehicle for city driving, for new drivers, empty nesters, and even for celebrities. The vehicle has thrown its hat into the ring of hybrid cars and led the way on the list for the crazy things Toyota did this year.   The 2016 Camry already claimed title as the best selling car in America due in part to its practicality. With 2017 around the corner, the Camry ...

Best Cars for Owners of Big Dogs and All Around Dog Lovers 08/23/2016

We dedicate a lot of blog space to topics on best cars for families. These family units encompass all forms and all sizes. From ones with new teenage drivers to empty nesters we cover all the bases. For many of you, an especially furry member is counted among that unit. No, we don't mean Uncle Leo (or Frank, Maury, etc.) who neglects to use the body shaver you bought him last Christmas. We're referring to that dearly beloved four-legged best friend to all - your pooch.   Today, Toyota introduces you to a line-up of cars that will ...

Best Toyota Cars for Empty Nesters 08/12/2016

Another summer season is coming to an end. For many of you, the last rent-free resident (your fully grown child) is about to leave the nest to begin their educational or professional career away from home. It's a big transition, not just for them, but for you. Your needs have changed. Not only will your available pantry space seem a whole lot bigger, your garage space may too.   That full size SUV or minivan can feel like an empty vessel once you've become an empty nester. Toyota is ready to walk you through this life change so that ...

Best Toyota Concept Cars Toyota Cars of the Future 07/30/2016

By definition, a concept car is a prototype vehicle made to showcase radical new technology and design. They are exhibited at motor shows to elicit (and gauge) critic and consumer reaction which may or may not equate the vehicle being mass-produced in the future.   The most recent run of international auto shows unveiled some pretty cool Toyota concepts. In fact, Toyota has long been known for delivering the most eye-catching technological marvels in concept car history. Seemingly whimsical and out of this world, some will serve as nothing more than eye-candy and inspiration, while others may line our ...

5 Crazy Things Toyota Did This Year, So Far 07/23/2016

Toyota is known to pull out all of the stops to show what our vehicles are made of. Some may call them publicity stunts or grandstanding but whatever they are they put the proof in the pudding as to why our brand stands tall when it comes to the extreme. There's a reason that the X-Games secured Toyota as their mainstay sponsor once again this season. Over the past few years Toyota has had some fun adventures, and as we enter the midway point of the summer of 2016 we've already got a few for the books. Let's share.    ...

Best Cars for Summer - Top Toyotas for Summertime Cruising 07/12/2016

It's the season that Canada eagerly anticipates, especially here on the west coast in Greater Vancouver BC. Summer is here and with it comes a string of days and nights dedicated to BBQs, beach runs, all sorts of fun. That "schools out for the summer" feeling of freedom is accentuated when you have the right vehicle to drive your whimsy. Without further adieu we present you with the top rides for cruising through the season ahead.   3 Toyota Vehicles that Best Celebrate the Summer Season Toyota RAV4   There are so many things that make the RAV4 a ...

Best Cars for Bands and Your Band Equipment 06/22/2016

You're in a band. You're already halfway there to living the dream, even if it's just small gigs at local pubs, weddings, and bar mitzvahs. No matter the size of your stage you have a lot of gear to contend with. Everything from amps to drum kits need to be able to make it to your destination without a single thing left out of tune. Having the right vehicle, one that can fit your bandmates and their instruments while providing optimal efficiency is essential to your touring success (well, that, and talent).  If your band is ready to leave the ...

Best Cars for Mountain Biking - Top Toyotas for Mountain Bikers 06/15/2016

This corner of British Columbia is one of the top mountain biking destinations on the continent. When the summer arrives skis and snowboards are put into storage and out come the tires and gears. The off-the-beaten-path trails of Lower Mainland destinations such as Burke Mountain and Golden Ears Provincial Park become packed. Outlying trails in Squamish and Whistler with curious names such as Kill Me Thrill Me and Test the Metal attract those that want to test their skills. Toyota and its undying devotion to adventure has delivered a set of vehicles that cater to those of you who need ...

Best Cars for Highschool Grads Top Toyotas for Graduates 06/07/2016

It's hard to believe, isn't it? Your baby is a high school graduate. They are about to enter one of the most exciting phases of their lives and you intend on doing all that you can to help in the transition. For many of you, that involves buying them a new car. This timeless tradition marks a way to reward the milestone while at the same time providing your grad with a tool to help them get a head start in life.   Whether they are about to drive across country to a university on the other coast, explore the ...

2016 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro and Vancouver - The Perfect Pair 05/30/2016

Exciting news rolled onto our lot this month. The Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Double Cab 4x4 Limited Edition arrived with all eyes on its beaming Super White yet tough-as-nails surface. The Tundra as is has established itself as the best pull size pickup on the market. It carries the titles of the best towing pickup, the best family pickup, and was even tough enough to be driven by the Terminator. The TRD Pro model extends upon this dominating legacy.   For those that don't know, the TRD stands for Toyota Racing Development (TRD). Toyota's racing division is known for applying ...

Most Fashionable Cars 2016 - Top Toyotas for the Fashion Forward 05/19/2016

Cars and the fashion industry have long been connected. Even Toyota Corporation is no stranger to haute couture, after announcing a partnership with the biggest fashion week on the planet. People dedicate an innumerable amount of time and resources to their personal hygiene, wardrobe and home to ensure that it all stays on top of the most recent trends. Why should their choice in car, their chariot to all things, be any different? Today we celebrate all of the fashionistas (gals and guys alike) out there on the hunt for a smart, efficient, yet utterly trendsetting vehicle to accompany ...

Best Cars for Runners & Fitness Buffs - Top Toyota Fits for the Fit! 05/12/2016

It's that time of the year in Greater Vancouver. People are taking off from the office as early as possible to maximize their time on the track, seawall, court, or other outdoor expanse. Whether getting extra fit for the summer or maintaining your fitness level you are looking to complement your lifestyle with a car that "understands" your needs. As a manufacturer of vehicles known to keep up with the habits of the active population, Toyota has a line-up of 2016 models to meet your high expectations.     Top 3 Toyotas to Accommodate the Lifestyles of the Fit ...

Toyota Highlights from the International Auto Shows of 2016 04/26/2016

With the 2016 New York International Auto Show in the books the top car show schedule (for North America) of the year has come to a close. These events allow manufacturers to showcase their up and coming releases, modifications, and concepts cars to whet the appetites of those wondering what the future holds. Industry experts, reporters, bloggers, and automobile enthusiasts from around the world were on deck. Today we wrap up "the season" with exciting highlights from Toyota's own representation at the top three shows of the year. 2016 International Auto Show Wrap-up and What You Can Look Forward to ...

Celebrities that Drive Toyotas Top Celebrity Toyota Drivers 04/21/2016

Whether we like to admit it or not, many of us are influenced by celebrity purchases. It's natural because we assume that they perform their due diligence before making one. They essentially have the pick of the litter, so it makes sense that have chosen wisely. Next to red carpet dresses and tuxedos, vehicles fall in-line as one of their most conscious purchase (or rental) decisions. As a follow-up to this fun article on top Toyota moments in Hollywood history, we are looking at famous people that are known to get behind the wheel of a Toyota vehicle. Top 5 ...

Best Toyota Cars for College Grads 04/11/2016

College and university graduation is around the corner. You may be a proud parent with a student on the verge of receiving their degree or you yourself are accepting the honors. Congratulations either way! Whichever the case, such a life transition is often marked with the purchase of a new car. You (or yours) are about to embark on a new journey. Nothing will get you better equipped than having a new car as a companion. Whether taking time off to travel the open road, moving to a new city for an opportunity, or diving into a career that has ...

Best Toyota Cars for City Driving 2016 03/28/2016

Some of you are born for city life. The arts, culture, dining, entertainment, and shopping scenes all come calling and you've bought in. For you, skyscrapers are a work of art and wireless connectivity is as nearly essential as oxygen. We get it. You need a car that can accommodate the flow of everyday city life, from the nine to five to the five to well-past-midnight. Once again Toyota delivers, with a line-up of 2016 vehicles that suit your metropolitan existence. Four Top 2016 Toyota Vehicles for Big City Living Toyota Camry The bright lights of the big city may ...

Toyotas Used in Movies - Toyota Cars in Blockbuster Movies 03/16/2016

As one of the most attractive, efficient, conscious, safe, and popular vehicles in the world it's no surprise that Toyota has made its way into Hollywood on numerous occasions. Toyota owners are proud to have witnessed their prized possession up on the silver screen. While models continue to be featured in big movies year in and out, we thought we'd feature the top five shining moments of Toyota vehicles in blockbuster flicks.   Top 5 Toyota Moments in Blockbuster Movie History   1. Back to the Future     Delorean may come to mind when considering this 1985 summer smash ...

Best SUVs for Road Trips & Long Distance Driving 2016 03/08/2016

Does your family household love the open road? Do your vacations and long weekends involve loading up the vehicle and hitting the highway in any direction? Toyota applauds your adventurous souls and has responded in kind by releasing class-leading SUVs that will transport your unit to and from its long distance destination, no matter where it may be. Top SUVs for Families that Take Frequent Road Trips and Long Distance Drives Toyota RAV4 Take your adventures further than ever before, with the new RAV4 (pictured above). For all of the 2016 enhancements road-trippers love the available integrated fog lights and ...

Best Toyota Vehicles for Action Sports Junkies (w/VIDEO!) 02/25/2016

The action sports community is bigger in BC than anywhere else in the country. The reason? It's our all-encompassing proximity to waves, cliffs, rapids, dunes, slopes, and the other outdoor elements that normal people wouldn't dare put their bodies in harm's way to traverse. Normal indeed does not apply here, and that's why our local dealership can speak to this topic better than practically any other on the continent. We know how the mind of the extreme sports enthusiast works (it's a scary place). We know you need a vehicle that can take the same bumps and bruises you put ...

Best Toyota SUVs for Young Professionals 02/04/2016

Young professionals considering an SUV are forward thinking individuals. That's what puts the "professional" in the title. As a young professional, you're looking for a vehicle that is stylish yet economical, sporty yet practical. You want the best of both worlds and that's why you've come to the right place.   As the manufacturer of the best SUVs on the global market, Toyota offers a range of suburban utility vehicles that suit your lifestyle. Whether a single young professional or a power couple you will want to read further to find out which of the following is the perfect ...

Best Toyota Car to Buy for Your Teenager New Young Driver 02/04/2016

It's one of the most concerning times in the life of a parent. Your baby is no longer a baby. They've turned sixteen, got their license, and they're ready to drive. Knowing that sharing one vehicle amongst the family isn't practical, you're now faced with the prospect of buying them a car. The fact that there are so many choices is one thing. But you're also dealing with a teenager. Not just any car will do. You have your agenda (safety, etc.) and they have theirs (image, peers, etc.).   Fret not. We've had more than our fair share ...

Best Toyota Vehicles for Towing & Hauling 01/25/2016

Towing capacity is an essential element to many drivers on the hunt for a new or used vehicle. However, just because you've made towing capacity a key qualifier in your purchase decision doesn't mean you're set on a full-size pickup truck. You may be looking for a vehicle to balance work, travel, and day to day suburban life alike. Thankfully, Toyota is an industry leader when it comes to towing, with many models capable of handling loads that others in their class cannot. Let's take a look at North America's top picks. 4 Top Toyota Vehicles to Accommodate Your Towing ...

Your Eco-Friendly Toyota Line-Up for 2016 01/14/2016

Are you considering a new car in the new year? Do your new year resolutions also include becoming more environmentally conscious? Good. Then this article is for you.   As the leader in eco-friendly driving, Toyota has instituted its groundbreaking Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050. The initiative sets a series of goals to eliminate nearly all of its carbon emissions (vehicles, production, and plants) over the next 35 years. By considering Toyota for your next vehicle, you've already taken the first step towards achieving your own new goal.   What sets Toyota even further apart, is that we understand the challenge ...

Why Toyota Sienna is the Best Minivan for Driving in Snow (Video) 01/05/2016

With weather patterns running amuck in our province year after year families are looking to hedge their bets when it comes to choosing a family vehicle. They no longer depend upon snow tires alone to get them through the latter season. They are looking for a vehicle that will manage their day to day household duties and weekend excursions all the while keeping everyone safe and secure while driving in snow. Finding a suburban vehicle that will "do it all" in "all seasons" can be tough, especially if you're a fan of minivans. Thankfully, Toyota has provided the ultimate minivan for driving in winter conditions - ...

Best Family Cars for Winter Driving - Best Toyota for Winter 12/18/2015

Best Family Cars for Winter Driving - Which Toyota Should You Choose? Winter is coming. While we are currently in the thick of it, the statement is always true, no matter the time of the year. Winter driving remains at the top of the minds of any household in Canada when making a vehicle purchase decision. While determining which winter tires best suit your climate and usage, the most important consideration is the automobile itself. Today we look at the top Toyotas (new or used) for winter driving, allowing you to deduce which best suits the unique needs of your ...

2016 Toyota Tundra Best Family Pickup Truck in North America 12/09/2015

Since 1999 the Toyota Tundra has claimed status as a full size pickup made for any town North America and the families residing within. It helps that this vehicle is manufactured on our continent's soil, but geography is one small part of what makes the Tundra one of the most sought after pickups by Americans and Canadians alike. While the automobile received an overhaul two years ago, 2016 still has lots to get excited about. This year sees a total of six trim levels - the SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition and TRD Off-Road Pro. Today we take a ...

Everything You Need to Know About the 2016 Toyota Camry (Video) 11/24/2015

For over three decades the Toyota Camry has been leading the way in vehicular function, style, and innovation. Entering the market as a compact car, the Camry transitioned into a midsize automobile to meet the global demand for a wide-body Toyota sedan in 1991. The last 15 years have been an especially defining time for the Camry, owning the title of best selling car in America nearly every year since 2000. Earlier this year, Toyota redesigned their iconic car to rave reviews. The sweeping redesign gave the Camry a sportier look and feel with enhanced safety, performance, and efficiency. ...

Toyota Winter Tire Promotion - Winter Tire FAQ (Video) 11/16/2015

Every year, winter arrives on December 21st, according to the calendar. Less predictably, lower winter temperatures can arrive at any time during the transition from fall to winter weather (last week in Burnaby / Metro Vancouver). If you are looking for winter tires, Westminster Toyota is excited to announce our participation in the manufacture rebate program on top of our competitive pricing. Click here to book an appointment online, or call us now at 604.520.3333. Not convinced you need winter tires? Here are a few important facts about winter tires and why you need them this season.  What is the difference between all­season tires and ...

What's New in the Toyota Tacoma Redesign of 2016 (video) 11/11/2015

There is no other way to put it. Outdoor enthusiasts and weekend road warriors are losing their minds over the 2016 Toyota Tacoma redesign. The evolution of the Tacoma has been an exciting one to watch. After last month's unveiling of the 2016 redesign we can safely say that the future in midsize pickups has arrived, with Toyota essentially honoring its promise to Marty McFly in the process. Without further adieu, let's get to goods on what's new with the 2016 Toyota Tacoma.   Everything You Need to Know About the 2016 Toyota Tacoma Redesign Bolder Exterior It's no ...

Toyota Yaris Redesign - Enhanced, Improved and Better Than Ever 10/27/2015

 The Toyota Yaris entered the global market back in 1999. Since then, the Yaris has been one of the most important subcompact cars of the new millennium, arriving to satiate North American demand in 2003. The platform of this sporty and efficient vehicle sought to capitalize on the trend towards cost-cutting compact cars that simultaneously improved quality, environmental performance, and longevity. The Yaris delivered and continues to do so year after year. Not one to rest on laurels, Toyota gave North America's favorite subcompact car a redesign in 2015, with additional enhancements for 2016. Let's take a look at ...

Futuristic Toyota Cars - The New Toyota Supra FT1 and More 10/13/2015

The future is looking bright for Toyota enthusiasts, or any early-adopting driver hoping to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to automobile aesthetics and performance. Toyota has a legacy in innovation, and this is no truer than today as we prepare to enter 2016 and beyond.   Back at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show Toyota unveiled it's concept car - the Supra FT1. The vehicle was the highlight of the show and left fans wondering if the Supra, which halted production in 2002, was about to return. However, a concept car often remains just that, and is ...

2016 Tacoma Reveal 10/01/2015

Join us the Weekend of October 9, 10, 11th & 12th to Preview the All-New 2016 Toyota Tacoma. RSVP at 604-520-3333 or to avoid disappointment. Join our Facebook Event for the latest updates

Why Buy a Toyota Prius: 5 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Prius 09/30/2015

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Toyota Prius Everyone should own a great car that suits them, but we find all too often that there is a mismatch between a vehicle and its owner. Things get in the way of this union tend to be lack of research, poor advice or worse, purchasing on impulse. But when it comes to choosing an automobile there is nothing more important than finding one that suits your lifestyle. And for many in 2015-16, personal lifestyle choices look a lot different than it did a decade ago. Aside from finding a great deal, ...

What to Look for in a Used Car - Why Buy a Used Toyota 09/22/2015

Selecting the right used car is often times more difficult than purchasing a new one. You have all of the standard manufacturer features and benefits to weigh, but then you must consider the nuances of previous ownership and how that may have impacted the life of the automobile. Our dealership grapples with this very topic everyday, so before you go and get advice from a friend of a friend who knows a guy, here is our check-list for previously owned vehicles.   6 Things to Look for When Buying a Used Car & Why a Toyota May be for ...

Toyota Maintenance Tips: Getting the Most Out of Your Toyota Featured 09/09/2015

It might be argued that the greatest feature of Toyota cars and trucks is their longeveity, and by proxy, robust design. Toyota vehicles are meant to be used to the fullest. Whether you are a soccer mom/dad, a nine to five rush hour road warrior, an off-road outdoor enthusiast or all of the above your Toyota can be stretched to its limits and beyond. With that in mind, it makes good sense to regularly maintain your prized vehicle so that it remains in great working condition for when you are ready to trade it in for a new edition. Today, ...

Toyota Highlander: The Ultimate Family Vehicle 08/25/2015

 When Kelley Blue Book named the Toyota Highlander the best family car of 2015 North American households on the hunt for a new vehicle took notice. Sure the Highlander has long been renowned for its role in managing the transportation needs of family units since its inception, but to be crowned yet again 15 years later is quite the feat considering the competition entering the market over the last decade. KBB's quote says it all:   "There is no shortage of 3-row crossover SUVs yearning to be the transportation of choice for today's busy families, but the 2015 Toyota ...

The Future of the Toyota Corolla: 2015-16 and Beyond 08/17/2015

The Corolla is one of the most iconic vehicles in North America to date. You know the name. You see it parked in business districts, beachfronts, roadside diners, trendy neighborhoods and pre-school parking lots alike. The Corolla is every person's automobile.   For decades Toyota has committed to the compact sedan's long standing tradition for affordability, dependability, comfort, and hassle-free performance. However, the most recent generation stepped things up a notch, especially with 2014 seeing a head turning overhaul. By adding a previously untapped level of technology and style Toyota shook the vehicle free from any preconception that it was ...

Toyota RAV4 - Crossover SUV Auto Infotainment at its Best 08/06/2015

  What is auto infotainment (AI)? AI, also known as in-car entertainment (ICE) and in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) represents the installation of automobile hardware devices that provide audio and/or video entertainment in addition to satellite navigation systems. This includes but is not exclusive to BluRay, CDs, DVDs, Online Streaming, USB-enabling systems as well as surround sound or digital processing software (DSP). It doesn't stop there, but no need to go further in this introduction as to why the Toyota RAV4 has some of the best auto infotainment capabilities of all crossover SUVs. Simply put, an AI (or ICE/IVI) is essential in ...

Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V 2015 07/22/2015

The two most compared SUV crossovers of 2015 are the Toyota RAV4 and Honda's CR-V. The same is expected for 2016 and beyond as these two vehicles go head to head, vying for the attention of family households with adventurous spirits. There's a lot of information out there, with industry bloggers and experts weighing in. It can be a daunting task for prospective buyers to research and draw conclusions as to which crossover SUV suits their lifestyles best, which is why we have laid out the information here, comparing the vehicles on key elements most relevant to you. One on One Comparison of the Toyota RAV4 and ...

Compare the 2015 Toyota Rav4 vs the Honda CR-V in New Westminster 07/15/2015

We did a side by side comparison of the 2015 Rav 4 vs the Honda CR-V. Both are great Crossovers and viable competitors.  Click here to view the results of the comparison between the Rav4 and the CRV  To Book a Drive for the 2015 Rav 4 Click Here

The Evolution & History of the Toyota Tacoma Featured 07/13/2015

Evolution. A combined definition of the word states "Evolution is a process of gradual, peaceful, progressive change or development. It is a motion incomplete in itself, but combining with coordinated motions to produce a single action, as in a machine." Today we look at this concept as it applies to one of Toyota's most iconic vehicles - the Toyota Tacoma, which is currently enjoying its Third Generation of development.   It all started in the early spring of 1995 when the Toyota Tacoma was introduced to the Canadian and U.S. market as a replacement to its predecessor, the Hi-Lux. The ...

2015 Rav4 - 5 reasons you want this Class-defining SUV 06/19/2015

Toyota has always been about designing vehicles people can rely on, and one year before its 20th anniversary in Canada, the Rav4 is an embodiment of consistent reliability. While reliability is awesome, will those considering a Toyota for the first time actually like the 2015 Rav4 for reasons that are, well, more romantic?  We think so, and for that reason we think it fitting that we take you through a few qualities that make this vehicle so palatable.    5 reasons you want the 2015 Rav4 1. Style   Style could be good enough reason on its own. Sleek yet ...

How Convenient! Owner's Manuals Now available online at 05/07/2015

Don't get stick digging through your glove box - Toyota has now made available online versions of Toyota Models Owner's Manuals.  Most vehicles 2008 and newer are available through this link or click the image below.            

2016 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Revealed 04/09/2015

Start Spreading The News: 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Debuts At New York International Auto Show     New 2016 RAV4 to Offer Seventh Hybrid in Toyota Lineup More Horsepower, Better Fuel Economy Than Conventional RAV4 Refreshed Exterior Styling and Updated Interior Across the RAV4 Lineup New SE Grade Provides Sport-Tuned Suspension, Premium and Sportier Styling     (NEW YORK, NY - April 2, 2015) There's a new hybrid in town, and it's called RAV4. Toyota Canada has been the overwhelming gas-electric hybrid sales leader since 2004.  Now, 15 years after the first Prius was sold in Canada, Toyota has ...

A New Hybrid Joins The Toyota Family! 03/26/2015

Sneak Peek of the 2016 Rav4 Hybrid   Debuts April 2nd at the New York International Auto Show

FJ Cruiser Roadtrip to Abraham Lake Alberta 02/25/2015

Photos from one of our Service Technicians of his FJ Cruiser at Abraham Lake in Alberta! We posted some photos of his in the summer, but looks even cooler in the winter! Check out the frozen ice bubbles in the lake!

Fuel Consumption Ratings - New Improved Testing Methods 02/19/2015

Toyota has more class-leading fuel-efficient vehicles than any manufacturer in Canada¹. That's not changing. What is changing is how fuel efficiency is measured. We'd like to help you understand the new test methods so that you make the most informed choice with your next vehicle purchase. Check out more on  

2016 Tacoma Revealed 01/20/2015

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Exciting New Website Design 01/08/2015

We are proud to present our newly redesigned website.  In order to provide you with the best viewing experience and up-to-date information on new and used Toyotas, as well as Service and Parts we have launched a sleeker and more user friendly platform.  Take your time and explore we are happy to assist you at 604-520-3333.  

Giving Back this Holiday Season 01/08/2015

Giving back this holiday season to two local New Westminster familes.  We buy them gifts as well as supermarket gift cards and a little extra christmas cheer to their households. This is our second year participating and we find it highly rewarding to make a direct impact on local families.  We highly reccomend supporting the Greater Vancouver Caring Neighbours Adopt-a-Family Program.