2020 Toyota Tacoma Gets Numerous Upgrades

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Despite increased competition from segment newcomers, the Toyota Tacoma continues to lead the midsize truck segment thanks to superior performance, styling, and features. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma will boast a number of new upgrades that should keep it at the head of the pack.

The 2020 Tacoma ushers in the third generation of this efficient and advanced pickup. As part of this new generation, the Tacoma will boasts a new grille design and wheel design on almost all trims. Toyota has also upgraded the multimedia system, now with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration for easy access to apps on the go, as well as Amazon Alexa™ compatibility.

TRD Pro models in particular will get a number of new features, including a sequential LED headlights, a new wheel design, and a new exclusive Army Green colour. Inside, TRD models get new 10-way power seats and Smart Key functionality.

TRD Pro models aren’t the only Tacoma grades to get specific upgrades for 2020. The Tacoma SR model, for example, gets an intermittent wiper and new grille design, as well as a larger touchscreen (7 inches). Tacoma SR5 models get a new 160-inch dark satin wheel colour and upgraded fabric design for the seatbacks.

Visit High River Toyota for details on all the 2020 Tacoma upgrades.

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Joins the Lineup

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid | High River Toyota | High River, AB

The Toyota RAV4 revolutionized the crossover segment when it first joined Toyota’s lineup, and now the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid seeks to be just as groundbreaking. The RAV4 Hybrid is available across five models and delivers best-in-class fuel economy from the 2.5-litre Dynamic Force four-cylinder Atkinson Cycle Engine, which makes 219 net horsepower. Specifically, this engine delivers 5.8 L/100km in the city, 6.3 on the highway, and 6.0 combined.

“As we launch this all-new, sporty and advanced RAV4 Hybrid, it’s easier than ever for Canadians to embrace the future of the automobile,” remarked Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “With competitive and affordable pricing on the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid line-up, we addressed any reservations that Canadian drivers may have on paying a premium for hybrid technology.”

The lineup of RAV4 Hybrid models includes the following:

  • 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid LE: Comes standard with a 7-inch display audio system with Entune 3.0 Audio, as well as Toyota Safety Sense 2.0.
  • 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE: Adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a power back door, a power moonroof, projector LED headlamps, and a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel.
  • 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XSE: Offers sporty performance thanks to 18-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, and more.
    • 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XSE with Technology Package: Adds a number of technologies to the XSE grade, including a nine-speaker JBL Premium audio system with Clarify technology.
  • 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited: Adds numerous luxury features, including chrome exterior door handles, hands-free gesture power back door, and heated and ventilated front seats.

Stop in at High River Toyota this spring to test-drive the new RAV4 Hybrid lineup.

2020 Toyota Supra Goes On Sale This Summer

After a 21-year hiatus, the Supra is returning to North America. Though Toyota teased this last year in England at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the automaker officially confirmed the 2020 Toyota Supra at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, last month.

Toyota promises the new Supra will nod to the 1967 2000 GT and the Supra that lived from 1993 to 2002, both in design and mechanics. But the 2020 Supra will also be a model all of its own. The new Supra will take its power from a 3.0-litre twin-scroll turbo six-cylinder, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. This engine will throw down 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque and enable the Toyota Supra to rocket from 0 to 96 kilometers an hour in just 4.1 seconds.

But the Toyota Supra has always been about design as much as it’s been about performance. Toyota promises eye-catching colours like red, yellow, and blue hues, though you’ll also be able to get the Supra in traditional colors like white and silver.

The interior of the Supra is wholly race-inspired, including sports seats with integrated head restraints.

The 2020 Toyota Supra will go on sale here at High River Toyota this summer.

2019 Toyota Highlander SE Gets Nightshade Special Edition

Early this year, Toyota announced that its 2019 Toyota Highlander SE — the sportiest trim in the Highlander range — would get a new special edition. This model is called the Nightshade special edition, and it injects a new pop of fun into the Highlander lineup. According to Toyota, the Nightshade special edition will be offered in three colors: Blizzard Pearl, Midnight Black Metallic, and Salsa Red Pearl.

What special design features does the special edition model include? The 2019 Toyota Highlander SE with the Nightshade package will ride on 19-inch black alloy wheels. The black accents continue with black outer mirrors, a black trunk garnish, black window trims, a black Highlander badge, black door handles, a black rear spoiler, a black SE badge, a black all-wheel drive badge, and a black rear taillight.

“The Highlander is the perfect choice for family adventures, but this winter, we’re giving Canadians a new look,” said Cyril Dimitris, vice president of Toyota Canada. “Dressed to impress, the Nightshade special edition is the best complement for families looking to start the year with a unique, fresh and sleek style that comes packed with Toyota’s performance, technology, safety, and comfort.”

The 2019 Highlander, which can seat up to seven or eight passengers, is powered by a 3.5-litre V6 engine, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Highlander, including the SE model, prioritizes safety with Toyota Safety Sense.

For more information on the Highlander, contact us at High River Toyota today.

2019 Toyota RAV4 Created the Segment — And Now Evolves It

It’s no secret that the Toyota RAV4 carved out the compact crossover SUV segment when it arrived in Canada 22 years ago. But now, the 2019 Toyota RAV4, heralding in the fifth generation, seeks to revolutionize the segment with some major updates to improve versatility, handling, fuel economy, and comfort.

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For starters, the new powertrains offered on the 2019 RAV4 boost performance while simultaneously improving fuel economy. The new powertrains include the Dynamic Force 2.5-liter engine the Toyota Hybrid System powertrain.

In addition, second-generation Toyota Safety Sense (TSS 2.0) is standard across the RAV4 lineup. This includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beam, and Lane Tracing Assist (new). In addition, Toyota has added even more features and functionality to the standard Entune™ 3.0 system, which now boasts Apple CarPlay™ compatibility.

Toyota has “refined” and “re-defined” the 2019 RAV4 with an updated interior that feels more upscale and “premium” than ever before. The interior boasts user-friendly multimedia technology, sophisticated interior materials, and comfort and convenience features such as standard two-zone front heated seats and a wider centre console. The RAV4 is even available with a wireless charging pad for smartphones.

Test-drive the 2019 Toyota RAV4 at High River Toyota.

2019 Toyota Highlander: King of Road Trips

Are you a frequent road tripper in need of a new set of wheels? Enter the 2019 Toyota Highlander, Canada’s premier road trip vehicle.

2019 Toyota Highlander - Alberta, Canada

What makes the 2019 Toyota Highlander perfect for road trips? For starters, it can seat up to seven or eight passengers (depending on whether you go with the bench seat or captain’s chairs for the second row). Either way, you will have lots of space for luggage — especially if you fold down the rear seats during a solo or two-person road trip.

The 2019 Highlander also has three hybrid models in the lineup for incredible fuel savings on long distances. Even the non-hybrid models get incredible fuel economy, however. In fact, the gas-powered Highlander can achieve up to 32 miles per gallon on the highway — that’s 8.7 L/100km.*

Technology is also an important piece of the road trip puzzle, and the Highlander has plenty of it. The backup camera makes reversing in unfamiliar territory much safer while the 6.1-inch touch screen audio system makes connectivity on the go a piece of cake. Three zone independent climate control and available heated seats keep passengers comfortable on long trips.

“Canadians know the Toyota Highlander is the perfect choice to create family adventures and memories to last a lifetime,” explained Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “Ready for weekend getaways, and comfortable enough for daily driving, the Toyota Highlander has the safety, driving fun and features that let Canadians focus on the journey — wherever life takes them.”

Test-drive the 2019 Toyota Highlander at High River Toyota.

*Fuel efficiency estimates were determined using approved Government of Canada/Transport Canada Test Methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. Learn more about Fuel Consumption Ratings.

The 2019 Toyota Tacoma Is Ready for Every Adventure

The new 2019 Toyota Tacoma, which is available at High River Toyota, features a range of exciting updates and includes the performance-enhanced Tacoma TRD Pro editions.

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Most Tacomas take their power from a 3.5-liter V6 that pumps out 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque, but for higher efficiency, you can go with the standard 2.7-litre four-cylinder engine, which is still good for 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque.

The interior of the new Toyota Tacoma is upscale and comfortable. Interior tech is a highlight, with a standard display audio system with a 6.1-inch touch screen, a backup camera, an available GoPro mount, and more.

But it’s not just entertainment tech that the 2019 Tacoma offers. Safety tech is also more advanced for the Tacoma than ever before. Every Tacoma model comes with Toyota Safety Sense P, which includes Lane Departure Alert, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Automatic High Beams, and the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection.

“With the 2019 Tacoma, Toyota is ready to help Canadian truck fans write the next chapter in the adventure that is their lives,” remarked Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “The Tacoma combines remarkable performance with impressive comfort, amenities and technologies, plus industry-leading safety systems to make sure it’s ready for anything — including hauling gear, towing a trailer or taming trails.”

Visit High River Toyota to learn more about the 2019 Tacoma.

The 2019 Toyota Prius c Is Designed for City Driving

You can now test drive the 2019 Toyota Prius c at High River Toyota, which is the perfect city car for those who crave high efficiency in their daily commutes.

2019 Toyota Prius C

The 2019 Prius c is powered by a 1.5-litre Atkinson Cycle four-cylinder engine with Exhaust Heat Recovery System, paired with an electric motor and battery. This powertrain produces 99 horsepower and, more importantly, yields up to 4.9 L/100 km in the city and 5.5 L/100 km on the highway.*

Though small on the outside, the Toyota Prius c is surprisingly roomy on the inside, offering up to 484 L (17.1 cubic feet) of cargo space thanks to the 60/40 split folding second-row seat. Other interior features include the tilting and telescoping steering wheel, power door locks with keyless entry, and a wide range of entertainment technology. That technology starts with a 6.1-inch touch screen for the Display Audio System and continues with Bluetooth® connectivity, a USB audio input, and a 4.2-inch multi-information display.

Safety is paramount in the 2019 Toyota Prius c. The standard Toyota Safety Sense C suite of systems includes Automatic High Beams, Lane Departure Alert, and the Pre-Collision System. Other safety features include nine airbags and a backup camera.

“Canadian drivers love the nimble performance and impressive versatility of small hatchbacks — and they love the incredible fuel efficiency of Toyota hybrids,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “With the Toyota Prius c, they get it all — in a stylish and fun-to-drive subcompact that’s loaded with advanced yet easy-to-use technologies that put this vehicle in a class by itself.”

Visit High River Toyota to learn more about the 2019 Prius c.

*Fuel efficiency estimates were determined using approved Government of Canada/Transport Canada Test Methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. Learn more about Fuel Consumption Ratings.

Check Out The 2019 Toyota Tundra

The 2019 Toyota Tundra is Canada’s fiercest pickup truck. Powered by a legendary 5.7-liter i-FORCE V8 engine that generates 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque, the new Toyota Tundra is capable of towing up to 10,000 pounds (that’s 4,535 kgs).

2019 Toyota Tundra

Inside, the Toyota Tundra is packed with innovative technology, like the touchscreen audio and backup camera. The audio system in the 2019 Tundra includes USB and auxiliary inputs, AM/FM, and Bluetooth®, all of which can be controlled via steering wheel-mounted controls or the touchscreen itself. Navigation is available via a 7-inch touchscreen. Other tech features include keyless entry and available power tailgate lock.

More importantly, the Tundra is loaded with innovative safety technologies, like available Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Auto Limited Slip Differential and eight airbags come standard, as does the Toyota Safety Sense™ P suite of technologies; these include Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams, the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. The standard Star Safety System™ adds even more safety perks, such as Brake Assist, an Anti-Lock Brake System, Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Smart Stop Technology, and Electronic Brake Force Distribution.

You can test-drive the 2019 Toyota Tundra at High River Toyota.

2019 Toyota 4Runner: Real, Rugged, and Ready for Anything

The Toyota 4Runner is back for 2019, and it brings with it a number of exciting updates. The biggest changes for the 2019 Toyota 4Runner include the addition of the special Nightshade edition and new off-road TRD features for the TRD Pro model.

2019 Toyota 4Runner

“Toyota has a remarkable heritage of building trucks that have been proven in some of the harshest weather and terrain on the planet, and that’s the expertise that we’ve built into every 4Runner,” commented Cyril Dimitris, vice president, Toyota Canada, Inc. “While many other manufacturers have been abandoning their body-on-frame SUV customers, we’re proud of Toyota’s truck heritage — and with models like the 4Runner, we’re ready to welcome more Canadian truck fans to the Toyota family.”

A 4.0-liter V6 powers the new Toyota 4Runner, serving up 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a five-speed automatic super electronically controlled transmission, this engine yields up to 14.3 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 12.0 liters per 100 km on the highway.* Other performance features include hill start assist control, downhill assist control, and a one-touch on-demand 4WD system with active traction control. For enhanced off-road performance, the 4Runner boasts a front independent double-wishbone suspension and a four-link rear suspension, each with stabilizer bars, and 9.6 inches of ground clearance.

The 2019 Toyota 4Runner is available now at High River Toyota.

*Fuel efficiency estimates were determined using approved Government of Canada/Transport Canada Test Methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors.