While warmer weather may still seem like wishful thinking, the cold clutches of winter are loosening their grip. This means camping trips, beach outings, picnics, and convertible tops all the way down. And with beautiful summer weather on the horizon, now is the perfect time to visit your local Toyota dealership to make sure you have the perfect ride.
With their new and improved 2019 lineup, Toyota has cars fit for every kind of outdoor occasion you can imagine. Let’s dig into this exciting selection of world-class autos to find the one that fits best with your active lifestyle.
City Exploration: The Yaris
The new 2019 Toyota Yaris is a compact sedan ideal for zipping around tight urban environments and squeezing into that last parallel parking spot. Starting at the low price of $15,450 and offering around 32 MPG city, this little car helps you save money at every opportunity. No longer do you have to worry about large monthly payments or high gas bills; save that money for enjoying the sights and sounds of the city.
The first thing you will notice about the new Yaris is its sporty appearance and streamlined silhouette. Combined with flashy accents such as a rear spoiler, the Yaris is sure to turn heads wherever you decide to adventure.
And of course, while you’re driving through the hectic city streets, you’ll want to know that you’re as safe as possible. Toyota addresses this with many high-tech safety features that will keep your mind at ease. The standard low-speed pre-collision system scans the road ahead of you to detect for potential vehicle collisions. If the system does detect something, the Yaris will use an audio or visual alert to get your attention. Each Yaris also comes standard with an advanced safety system that includes traction control, brake assist, electronic brake-force distribution, anti-lock brake system, and brake override system.
Lastly, with its available leatherette seating upscale interior trim, and 60/40 split fold-down rear seats, the Yaris interior provides a large degree of comfort and versatility in such a small package. So, get comfy and take to the streets in this tiny city-roaming sedan.
Camping Trip: The RAV 4
Now if you don’t see yourself as the city-slicking type, perhaps more of an outdoors person or adventurer, the RAV4 has a lot to offer. With a sleek modern design, tons of storage space, and excellent off-road capabilities, the 2019 RAV4 can take you well off the beaten trail.
The RAV4 offers a number of features and conveniences designed to play a role in outdoor activities. The 2019 model comes standard with the hands-free foot-activated power liftgate. By sensing your smart key fob, the trunk will automatically open when you wave your foot under the center of the rear bumper. You can also adjust the height of the system, which programs the hatch to stop at your desired height every time. No more struggling with bikes, helmets, kayaks or tents, simply wave your foot, stow your things and be on to the next destination.
Working in tandem with the power liftgate is the ample room and variety of options for interior storage. With the ability to reconfigure the rear seats into a 60/40 split and fold the second-row seats down completely, the RAV4 can offer up to 73.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity. It also comes with the option of a cargo net to ensure that your things don’t roll around while you’re tackling those off-road trails.
But despite its outdoor-focused features, the RAV4 offers a variety of interior amenities to help you feel as comfortable as possible in your mobile home away from home. For starters, the RAV4 comes available with multi-stage heated SofTex-trimmed front seats. You can also enjoy available power-adjustable front seats with supportive bolsters and seatback pockets for storing small items.
Family Beach Trip: The Sienna
Now if summer makes you think of everyone on the family clearing their schedule, packing up clothes, toys, electronics, snacks, strollers, and the dog, the 2019 Toyota Sienna may be the perfect fit.
Let’s start by talking comfort and entertainment. When you have an all-day drive to your ocean-front destination, the chances are good that you and your passengers may get a little restless. This is why Toyota offers the available dual-view Blu-ray Disc Entertainment center, which includes a 16.4 -inch color display, two 120V AC power outlets, a remote and two wireless headphones. This unique entertainment setup can display one wide-angle image or two smaller images from different sources at the same tie. With Paw Patrol on one screen and This is Us on the other (maybe not the best combo), all of your passengers can ride watching exactly what they want.
The Sienna also includes a split and stow third-row seat that can accommodate three more riders, or fold down to greatly increase your overall storage capacity. And if you decide to opt for the Sienna Limited FWD model, this third-row seat is power-operated.
Another unique feature of the 2019 Sienna is the Driver Easy Speak system. This built-in feature uses a microphone in the dashboard that transmits your voice through the rear speakers. Let everyone know what you’re saying and that you will definitely turn this car around if need be.
The final feature of the 2019 Toyota Sienna and the cherry on top of this beautiful exterior is the massive dual moonroof. This double-wide window pane atop your minivan ensures that everyone in the car has an excellent view. By providing ample light and a sense of openness, the unique dual moonroof can make even the most cramped minivan feel as open as the summer sky.
Sunday Cruising: The 86
Touted by Toyota as “perfection improved,” the 86 is the sports car designed to help you experience all the thrills of the open road. The 2.0L flat-four engine uses horizontally opposed pistons and compact packaging to provide optimal balance and overall performance. With the manual transmission equipped, this tiny sports car can output 205 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque. The specially designed rear differential in manual transmission models provides heightened response and greatly improves the low-end acceleration.
From the outside, the 86 is almost guaranteed to turn heads wherever you go. Toyota has improved and modernized the classic sports car profile to create something that is altogether new and exciting. Features such as the large chin spoiler and integrated canards not only look great but help keep the front-end planted firmly to the ground during sharp turns. Its rear diffuser also improves airflow by reducing turbulent air from exiting from underneath the car.
So, if all these stats about horsepower, spoilers, and differentials sound interesting to you, take the 2019 Toyota 86 out for a spin, roll down the windows, and feel that summer breeze.
The Summer of Toyota
Now that we’ve talked about just a few of the Toyotas that comprise their wide range of world-class vehicles, the next step is on you. Whether you plan on spending your summer blazing unexplored trails or driving seven muddy kids home from soccer practice every day, Toyota has the perfect car for you. Visit your local Toyota dealership today to talk to one of their experts and get started on the journey to becoming a proud owner.