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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.
Top Four 2019 Cars for Individuals and Households Living in the Greater Vancouver Area
2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback
The latest Corolla seems to be tailor-made for the young, fit, and efficiency-focused demographic of Vancouver. In fact, the same words can be used to describe the hatchback version of the world's best selling brand.
For one, it looks the part, fitting in along the brick roads of Gastown as much as it does the BC-99S for cross-border shopping (with plenty of room for Macy's bags thanks to the spacious hatch). We're talking available 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, an available accessory rear window spoiler, and color options such as Blue Flame (pictured) and Galactic Aqua Mica to name a few.
With a 2.0L Dynamic Force Engine, Dynamic Shift-CVT, all new suspension, and available 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission, this sporty car can navigate both the frustrating one-way bike laden streets of Downtown VanCity and winding expanse of the Sea-to-Sky alike.
And given that we're in the Silicon Valley of the North, you'll find that interior tech does not disappoint. The spirited vehicle is outfitted with compatible smartwatch technology, an 8-inch touch-screen display, Bluetooth connectivity, and more.
2019 Toyota Avalon
Vancouver is certainly no stranger to luxury living, something that is very evident on the roads. Without a doubt our city's young professionals, seasoned executives, and empty nesters alike all fit nicely into Toyota's most upscale sedan.
This new vehicle is simply charming in Celestial Silver Metallic or Opulent Amber (pictured) but even in the darkest night the sleek silhouette makes a statement about your lifestyle. The new Avalon glows as a result of Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) which delivers superior handling and comfort all the same. And even with the Sport and Sport+ Mode and the 3.5-liter V6 engine it's the latter (comfort) that has most Vancouverites talking. For instance, on the Avalon Touring occupants are draped in wonderful excess, with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Ultrasuede seating and door panels, and the real aluminum trim. Not your cup of tea? How do authentic materials sound, including real wood trim and available Cognac Leather- trimmed seat surfaces? Interior tech also makes it feel as if you never left your Yaletown loft or West Vancouver family home. Inside you'll find wearable connectivity (Apple Watch), iPhone compatibility with available Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging, a massive 9-inch multimedia touch-screen display, and an available 14-speaker JBL Audio system.
Given that you want to protect yourself, passengers, and your investment, you'll also be pleased to find that the Avalon comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense P and the Toyota Star Safety System along with an available Bird's Eye View Camera with Perimeter Scan, available Intelligent Clearance Sonar, and a Blind Spot Monitor.
2019 Toyota 86
The roads and highways leading to and from the Lower Mainland of BC are perfect for this vehicle, a car that was manufactured for real drivers. A thrilling experience awaits thanks to the 86's responsive 2.0L Boxer engine and short-throw 6-speed manual transmission.
With a Vehicle Stability Control Track Mode, a driver-centric cabin with focused cockpit, optimal aerodynamics, and aggressive design that boasts a stealthy matte black rear wing (think Batman!) you can pull up to Mission Raceway Park with confidence. The 4.2-inch TFT Multi-Information Display which communicates performance data such as a lap timer, horsepower/torque curves, and a G-force friction circle will help you wrap up the affair with a win.
2019 Toyota Camry
One of Greater Vancouver's best sellers, the Camry's 2019 edition is an excellent choice for anyone, be you a family unit that is not in the market for an SUV or minivan, or a recent UBC/SFU grad beginning a new chapter in life. But don't worry because Camry's renowned sense and sensibility does not come at the expense of style - this is without a doubt the sexiest (that's right) and coolest Camry to date.
Imagine your Wind Chill Pearl or Supersonic Red machine crowned by a Midnight Black Metallic roof (both pictured above) with 19-inch alloy wheels zipping over the Georgia viaduct (while it's still there) en route to a well earned evening out on the town. Whether pulling up to one of Alberni Street's trendy eateries or the Olympic Village arts theatre you'll make a statement while keeping your bank statement (starting at just $28,335) in check.
The lower stance and sleeker look is complemented on the inside, especially if you opt for the available Cockpit Red leather trim, upscale textured metal moldings, and ambient interior lighting. You can step up your Lower Mainland driving experience further with the available 10-inch color Head-Up Display (HUD) system and available 8-inch multimedia touch-screen with intuitive pinch-and- zoom navigation controls.
Drivers will be happy to know that there is a choice between a 2.5-liter Dynamic Force 4-cylinder or an available 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine, each of which comes paired to a Direct Shift 8-Speed Automatic Transmission. However, given that we live in one of the greenest cities in North America and the fact that our population is very eco-conscious you might consider the 2019 Camry Hybrid that delivers style and elevated performance complete with exceptional fuel economy that balances both your pocketbook and carbon footprint. The vehicle is built with an ECO Mode to maximizes fuel economy and an EV Mode which enables electric driving. With the Dynamic Force Engine you're looking at a mind-blowing EPA-estimated 51/53 mpg for city/highway driving, and 52 mpg combined. You'll be able to take this car on long weekend trips around BC without having to glance twice at your fuel economy.
Westminster Toyota is Greater Vancouver's one-stop shop for both new 2019 cars and pre-owned vehicles. Whichever you're in the market for, contact us to schedule a test drive today.