How to Properly Insure Your Toyota in Alberta

Automotive insurance is mandatory in Canada, no matter what province you live in. That being said, the level of coverage that is mandatory varies greatly depending on your location. To help you better understand how to properly insure your Toyota, we’ve put together some tips for you.

Insure Your Toyota in Alberta | High River Toyota

Understand the types of car insurance

There are three types of car insurance that you should be aware of.

  • The first is third-party liability insurance, which is compulsory in Canada. It covers any damage to any other party’s property that’s your own fault.
  • Collision insurance is the second type, covering damage to your own car if an accident is your fault.
  • The final type of insurance is comprehensive insurance, which protects against theft and vandalism when you’re not driving.

Research before you buy

Look at the rates and offers of various insurance companies to make sure you’re getting the best rate. If you are unsure, enlist the help of an insurance broker to get the best deal possible.

Have the right documents

If you’re looking for the best way to insure your Toyota in Alberta, make sure you have the right documents when you research. This means keeping the following close at hand:

  1. Driver’s license
  2. Name and address
  3. Current insurance company and policy number
  4. Traffic violations within the last three years, not including parking tickets
  5. Previous claims filed in the last eight years
  6. Vehicle make, model, and year

Being able to provide this data will give you a more accurate picture of insurance requirements and premium estimates. After you’ve purchased or leased a car from High River Toyota, we want to make sure you have enough coverage to cover your investment if it were to be damaged. It’s another way we at High River Toyota care about our customers.

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Is Sporty & Efficient

Toyota has decided to shake up the crossover segment with its newest model: the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime. This crossover SUV is the first plug-in hybrid crossover option from Toyota, offering you a sporty performance, advanced technology, and premium appointments that will make your daily drive much easier.

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime | High River, AB

The RAV4 Prime combines power and efficiency to make it a solid option for driving around Alberta. This eco-friendly crossover can put out a total 302 horsepower, while still boasting a total range of almost 1,000 km. That means a single charge can easily get you through your commute – likely for a few days.

Along with its impressive range, the RAV4 Prime also offers on-demand all-wheel drive during rough Canadian winters, and it even has a towing capacity of 1,134 kg.

Inside, this hybrid crossover is designed for families, prioritizing advanced safety features via the standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 suite. You can even easily stay connected on the go with a display audio system that provides you with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration.

If you’re interested in learning more about the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, stop into High River Toyota. We’ll show you it and Toyota’s other hybrid and plug-in electric models we have in stock.

The 2021 Toyota GR Supra Is Coming to High River

There are few cars that can offer you a better, more affordable driving experience than the 2021 Toyota GR Supra. Toyota is offering this performance-oriented car in three trim levels at competitive prices, making it possible to get track-honed power without sacrificing your budget.

2021 Toyota GR Supra | High River, AB

For the 2021 model year, the GR Supra 3.0’s engine has undergone a rebuild with its engineers adding a new piston design and a dual-branch exhaust manifold. With these enhancements, this turbocharged engine will put out up to 382 horsepower – an increase from last year’s 335 horsepower. It is also expected to lower the Supra’s 0-96 km/h time to 3.9 seconds. Toyota has also retuned the GR Supra 3.0 handling, allowing it to take on corners tighter and with more control.

Joining the Supra 3.0 this year will be the GR Supra 2.0. This all-new model is the entry-level option, giving you an option between the Toyota 86 and the GR Supra 3.0. It has a 2.0-litre inline-four turbocharged engine that yields 255 horsepower. This model also weighs approximately 200 pounds less than the GR Supra 3.0.

Inside the GR Supra, a driver-focused cabin enhances the driving experience. Its open, roomy design has seats with integrated head restraints and adjustable side bolsters for optimal comfort. This model also comes with a range of connectivity features, including the game-changing Toyota Supra Connect.

The 2021 Toyota GR Supra will be available at High River Toyota, so visit us for the ride of your life.

2021 Toyota Venza Crossover Unveiled

Finding the perfect family vehicle that is good for driving around Toronto can be a challenge – unless you’re looking at the all-new 2021 Toyota Venza. This brand-new midsize crossover, which will be available at Downtown Toyota this fall, combines the fuel-efficiency of a hybrid with the practicality of a SUV, making it a solid option for everyday driving.

2021 Toyota Venza debut | High River, AB

The 2021 Venza was recently unveiled to the public, showcasing its intuitive performance and family-friendly features. It’s a dedicated hybrid model, using the Toyota Hybrid System II powertrain and an advanced Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive, so you can commute even in the slippery snow. The Venza is expected to get a fuel-efficiency rating of 5.9 L/100 km combined city/highway — indicative of its fuel-sipping hybrid powertrain.

This crossover can seat up to five passengers, while offering everyone a host of tech-savvy features, such as an available 12.3-inch touchscreen display, a nine-speaker JBL® audio system, and a 10-inch colour head-up display. Other highlights include a Star Gaze™ panoramic glass roof (which is a first-ever for the Toyota brand) and heated and ventilated front seats.

For the 2021 model year, the Venza will come standard with the Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 package of safety technologies, which includes

  • Pre-Collision System with Daytime/Low-Light Vehicle and Pedestrian Detection, plus Daytime Bicycle Detection
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Lane Tracing Assist

Contact High River Toyota to find out more about the 2021 Venza and reserve one for your family when it arrives. It’s a great model for your active life in Alberta.

2021 Toyota Mirai Debuts at Quebec City International Auto Show

Canadians just got an all-new option for going green. During the Québec City International Auto Show last month, Toyota held the all-new 2021 Toyota Mirai debut, which introduced the newest generation of the brand’s hydrogen-powered sport sedan. This is the first time that the new Mirai has made an appearance in Canada.

2021 Toyota Mirai debut | High River, AB

The 2021 Mirai is the second generation of the brand’s hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. It offers a dramatic style with a coupe-inspired body that is longer, wider, and lower than the last generation’s model. This allows it to be more aerodynamic for increased efficiency, while still turning heads on the go, highlighting the fact that you can still be stylish while going green.

For the new generation, Toyota has given the Mirai a real-wheel-drive configuration instead of front-wheel drive. That will offer better handling and acceleration, while also providing a quieter ride and increased hydrogen storage. That means this new model is projected to have 30 percent better range than the current Mirai model, especially since it also comes with a new fuel-cell system.

The Mirai is currently on sale in Québec, first introduced to the Canadian market in early 2019. Now, Toyota continues to showcase its hydrogen power in the country in hopes of increasing the eco-friendliness of Canadian roads.

For a fuel-efficient ride like the Mirai or one of many hybrid models, shop at High River Toyota in Alberta.

Toyota Canada Foundation Donation Highlights Importance of STEM

Toyota Donates To Importance Of STEM | Calgary, AB

There’s no doubt that children are our future, which is why it should come as no surprise that the Toyota Canada Foundation has decided to invest in the youth of Canada. The Foundation recently announced a $150,000 investment in Let’s Talk Science, a program that helps educate kids across Canada in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

“In a rapidly changing, complex world, it is critical that we ensure all children and youth remain curious, ask questions, and have the skills required to participate, thrive, and lead,” said Bonnie Schmidt, president of Let’s Talk Science. “Toyota recognizes that Let’s Talk Science experiences support talent development required for Canada’s future success.”

The Toyota Canada Foundation donation will help the program continue to provide Canadian youth with access to free, hands-on STEM-based programming in both English and French. It will especially allow the program to engage parts of the population that are currently underrepresented in the STEM field – particularly girls, Indigenous youth, rural and remote youth, and youth with socioeconomic challenges. Doing so is a priority for the Toyota Canada Foundation.

Along with the $150,000 donation, Toyota Canada Foundation also gave a $50,000 investment to help the Let’s Talk Science outreach program expand in Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Woodstock, and London, Ontario, making its total donation hit the $200,000 mark.

At High River Toyota, we’re proud that our company supports STEM initiatives. It can only lead to better technology and engineering in the automotive industry’s future. 

2020 Toyota Lineup Updates Show Eco-Friendly and Trendy Side

2020 Toyota Lineup | Calgary, AB

The New Year is almost upon us, which means car brands around the world are introducing their newest models — and Toyota is no exception. From an increase in eco-friendly models to more vehicle options, these are some 2020 Toyota lineup updates you can expect this year.

An Eco-Friendly Corolla

For the 2020 model year, you will have more Toyota hybrid options than ever before. That’s because the world’s most popular sedan — the Toyota Corolla — is now available as a hybrid model. The 2020 Corolla Hybrid combines an electric motor with a 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine to offer 121 horsepower and a 4.5 L/100 km combined fuel-efficiency rating.*

The Super Supra

After being discontinued 16 years ago, one of Toyota’s most beloved performance options is back. The brand reintroduced the Supra to its lineup, offering state-of-the-art features and technologies in a sporty package. This vehicle comes with a front-mounted 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine, providing you with the power you expect from a performance-oriented ride.

Going dark

Select models in the 2020 Toyota lineup are now available as Nightshade Editions. This special-edition model offers dark interior and exterior accents to add an intimidating look to Toyota vehicles. The models that this is offered on include the Corolla, 4Runner, Highlander, and Sienna.

See the entire 2020 Toyota lineup 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.

How to Practice Defensive Driving

When you’re behind the wheel, it’s important that you follow the rules of the road. You should also drive defensively, which means anticipating potential hazards. But how do you practice defensive driving? These tips should help you become a better defensive driver.

Stay alert and avoid distractions. To drive defensively, you need to be aware of your surroundings. That means you shouldn’t drive when you’re not alert, so avoid any possible distractions. This includes your phone, radio, or eating while driving.

Keep a safe following distance. You need plenty of space between you and the car in front of you so you can stop with enough space to avoid a collision. Consider following the three-second rule. It should take you at least three seconds to catch up with them if they come to a full stop. Increase this time to six seconds if it’s nighttime or if there’s bad weather.

Drive at a safe speed. Speed limits exist to keep you safe. Staying within this range will allow you to anticipate potential hazards easily.

Check your mirrors. Being aware of your surroundings is imperative to defensive driving. Continually check your mirrors so you know where pedestrians, other vehicles, and other obstacles are at all times.

The vehicles at High River Toyota have many safety tools installed to help you become a safer driver.

2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade Edition Goes Dark

The Toyota Corolla is the brand’s best-selling model. It’s been in the Canadian market for more than 50 years, offering spunky performance, sporty style, and innovative technologies.

For the 2020 model year, the Corolla wants to show off its dark side. Toyota recently announced the 2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade Edition, the newest styling that offers an intimidating silhouette for the compact car.

This head-turning version will come with blacked-out badging all around, while also boasting a black grille surround and black-painted rocker panels. The black side mirrors will have integrated turn signals and will also be heated and power-adjustable. Other black accents will be noticeable on the window trim, door handles, rear spoiler, and lower diffuser area.

Blacked-out 18-inch alloy wheels will complete the Nightshade package, along with a black roof-mounted shark fin antenna. You can opt for this model in one of three exterior colours: Super White, Classic Silver Metallic, or Black Sand Pearl.

The Corolla is the fourth Toyota model to offer a Nightshade Edition. The 4Runner, Highlander, and Sienna are also available with these blacked-out accents. Toyota has yet to release the

Corolla Nightshade Edition’s Canadian price tag, but we should expect to get more information on this soon. Until then, you can find other versions of the Corolla here at High River Toyota

2020 Toyota GR Supra Shows Off Performance Heritage

2020 Toyota Supra | Calgary, AB

When it comes to Toyota performance, few vehicles do it better than the Supra. With its low-slung silhouette, athletic styling, and powerful powertrain, this sports car has made a lasting impression on the automotive industry. Now, the fifth-generation model is here – and it’s better than ever.

The 2020 Toyota GR Supra combines legendary performance with agile handing, making it a fun-to-drive option in the brand’s lineup. This sports car comes equipped with a 3.0-litre twin-scroll turbocharged inline-six engine, which pumps out 335 horsepower and 365 lb.-ft. of torque.

It comes paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, allowing the engine to get a zero-to-96 km/h acceleration time of just 4.1 seconds.

The 2020 Supra also comes with an 8.8-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay® smartphone integration, a Head-Up Display, rain-sensing windshield wipers, Keyless Smart Entry, Toyota Supra Connect, and more. It also comes with a full range of safety features, including

  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection and Bicycle Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning with Steering Assist
  • Automatic High Beams

Available safety features include Full-Speed Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Parking Sensors.

You can order the 2020 GR Supra at High River Toyota.