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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.
Instead, you must look for inspiration from sources that depend upon a vehicle more so than any, be it for their livelihood, their commitment to public service, or both. By finding consistencies, you can narrow down a vehicle manufacturer that you can trust to serve you well in your own journey through life.
One automobile brand that is consistently at the forefront in this capacity, is Toyota. But don't take our word for it. Instead, take a look at who drives Toyota and draw your own educated conclusion about how the brand will take care of you and your household for generations to come.
Three Toyota Users that Prove the Dependability of the Automobile Brand
Toyota is the exclusive vehicle of lifeguard stations all over the continent. Municipalities and local governing bodies together with their respective parks and recreation departments have long heralded the benefits of Toyota vehicles along the waterways, sands, and boardwalks of their local cities and towns.
The top three chosen vehicles include the Toyota Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner, all of which are depended upon for their power, towing/hauling capacity, and sturdy construction. If the brand can be trusted to help our dedicated heroes of the sea save lives, imagine how well it will serve you in yours. View more on how Toyota is the official vehicle of lifeguard units across North America.
Taxi (and Shuttle) Companies
From NYC to Vancouver BC you'll note how almost all taxis are Toyotas, in particular Prius and Camry Hybrids. The reason? Affordability and dependability. Considering the kilometers that are put on taxis year in and out, it would not be economically viable for independent taxi companies to drive anything else.
Let's take the newest Camry Hybrid for instance. Under normal city driving conditions, the Camry Hybrid is rated at 5.6 litres/100 km compared to nearly double that for non-hybrid cars in the same class. When city traffic is heavy and slow, the vehicle operates primarily in pure electric mode (EV Mode) with the engine not taking over until heavy acceleration occurs or as speeds rise above an approximate 70 km/hr. You can see why taxis depend upon the vehicle, and how it will be your most efficient choice for your own day to day urban commutes.
Of course, the most common taxi on our roads is the Prius. Here in Greater Vancouver, it's pretty much all Prius all the time. How could it not be? For example, the Prius Prime delivers an incredible EPA-estimated 133 MPGe and an EPA-estimated 640-mile total driving range in addition to pick-up and drop-off conveniences such as available Intelligent Clearance Sonar, a standard integrated backup camera, and available Intelligent Parking Assist. Factor in the driver-focused trifecta of EV Mode, EV Auto Mode, and HV Mode, and you won't find a better car to answer the call for your busy urban existence.
But let's not forget about the most popular airport passenger/luggage taxi shuttle over the last decade - the Toyota Sienna. At 150 cubic feet (behind the first row) this AWD minivan has been charioting oversized luggage, strollers, surfboards, snowboards, skis, golf clubs, and passengers through rain, sleet and snow to make their departures with time to spare.
This may be a bold statement, but the entire ride service industry would not exist as it does today without Toyota.
You may have joined the rest of the world asking why every single Uber seems to be a Prius, or other Toyota. You would not be wrong to make the observation. Reputable online automobile resource cars.com listed more Toyotas than any other brand in their list of ten best new cars for an aspiring Uber driver. What vehicles really impress today's Uberprenuer or Lyfter? The Toyota Prius, Camry, and Corolla.
You already know why these vehicles align with Uber driver needs, given the provision of superior fuel economy, road performance, and driver/passenger safety, but they also meet the very strict Lyft driver requirement guidelines. There is no doubt that Toyota is the most trusted brand when it comes to ride sharing services, and so it makes good sense that Toyota is the brand for your ride sharing household too, parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and teens included.
Ready to join the community of in-the-know drivers that trust Toyota with their livelihood? Contact our Greater Vancouver dealership today to test drive one of the above vehicles, or any other from the nation's most dependable automobile manufacturer.