Category Archives: Features

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Toyota Adds Two New Feature Updates To 2020 Models

The Toyota brand continues to be a class-leader in tech and safety offerings. Currently, most of the Toyota lineup is outfitted with either the Toyota Safety Sense or Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 active safety bundles that are stacked full of advanced driver aids. In addition to these standard safety features, Toyota has recently announced that it plans to add additional feature updates to most of its 2020 lineup including automatic engine shut off and automatic park. Learn more about both features below. Read the rest of this entry >>

2019 Toyota Avalon dashboard

Which Toyota models have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

With a variety of new features headed to the automotive space each year, more and more drivers are shopping for a new vehicle based on a particular feature or features they are interested in. Two popular features that shoppers have flocked to are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility for seamless integration of their favorite smartphone apps. Starting with the 2019 model year, Toyota began developing models with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto access. Learn more about which Toyota models have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability below. Read the rest of this entry >>

2019 Toyota RAV4 parked in gravel in front of a lake

Where can I buy Toyota accessories for kayaking and canoeing near Knoxville?

The Toyota brand is filled with a multitude of vehicles that can help outdoor adventure enthusiasts make the most of their excursions. While many Toyota models already come equipped with some of the top tools needed to enjoy water sports like kayaking and canoeing straight from the factory, a variety of add-on accessories are also available for Toyota drivers who would like an upgrade. Learn more about Toyota roof racks, floor mats, and other outdoor-ready accessories below. Read the rest of this entry >>

Passenger buckling into the rear seats of the 2018 Toyota Corolla

What kind of upholstery material should I get in my new Toyota?

Shopping for a new Toyota is a fun and exciting process. One of the biggest pros to purchasing a new vehicle is selecting all of the details that fit just what you need – right down to the interior upholstery. Most Toyota model lineups offer the choice between cloth and SofTex seats. While cloth is likely a familiar choice, SofTex may not be. We break down the details of Toyota SofTex seats below. Read the rest of this entry >>

2019 Toyota Avalon dashboard

How to Pair Your Smartphone with Apple CarPlay in a Toyota

Select 2019 Toyota models like the Avalon and Corolla Hatchback are the first models in the Toyota lineup to offer access to Apple CarPlay. The Apple CarPlay system seamlessly syncs a compatible Apple smartphone with the Toyota Entune infotainment system bringing drivers hands-free access to their favorite apps while on the road. Pairing a compatible smartphone with Apple CarPlay is simple. Find 5 easy steps to access Apple CarPlay in your Toyota below. Read the rest of this entry >>

Four friends riding together in the 2019 Toyota Corolla

How does the Toyota Qi wireless charging pad work?

Trying to wrangle charging cords for at home, at work, and in the car is no longer necessary with the Toyota Qi wireless charging pad that can now be found on more and more Toyota models including the recently released 2019 Toyota Avalon. The Toyota Qi wireless charger makes it easy to charge your compatible smartphone on the go, no cord required. Find a step by step guide for how to use the Toyota Qi wireless charger below. Read the rest of this entry >>

Someone checking their tire pressure

What does the Toyota TPMS dashboard warning light mean?

Toyota models equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) can alert drivers to dangerously low tire pressure so they can head to a nearby air pump as soon as possible before problems arise on the road. If you see that the TPMS light has shown up on your dashboard, it means one of your tires has low pressure that needs to be addressed right away. Learn more about how the TPMS system works on equipped Toyota models below. Read the rest of this entry >>

Side mirror with Toyota Blind Spot Monitor warning light

Which Toyota vehicles offer Blind Spot Monitoring?

While some vehicle shoppers are loyal to a particular model, we find that most of the customers on our lot are now shopping for their next ride based on the features it provides. Some of the most frequently requested items for new 2018 models are active safety offerings like Blind Spot Monitoring. To help make the shopping process a little easier, we have included a list of all of the 2018 Toyota models that are available with Blind Spot Monitoring below. Read the rest of this entry >>

2018 Toyota Avalon steering wheel and dashboard

How to Brighten and Dim the Dashboard Lights on Your Toyota

There are a few situations, like nighttime driving, when many drivers prefer their dashboard lights to be a little less bright. Most Toyota models will automatically dim dashboard lights in low-light conditions, but if your Toyota doesn’t automatically dim your dashboard lights or you would like them even less bright, there is a way to do it manually. Read the rest of this entry >>