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Toyota Tundra

For industrious and adventurous pickup users, the Toyota Tundra is perhaps the best alternative to trendy pickups such as the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado. The reasons are very simple. First, the Tundra is much sportier than these two vehicles. Second, also features more technology and offers a much more affordable price. Third, the Tundra comes extremely affordable. For those living in Morgantown, WV a great dealership to visit is Washington Toyota who offers tons of cool promos and deals with their vehicles

DESIGN

The 2016 Toyota Tundra 1794 CrewMax is a pickup that is sure to receive double glances on the road. It combines sportiness with elegance that is very rare in other pickups. Up front, the 1794 CrewMax sports multi-reflector halogen headlamps, daytime running lights, and automatic fog lamps. Moving to the sides of the pickup, the Tundra has four 20” steel alloy wheels that go with 2 power-heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators. It also has running boards located underneath its car doors to provide users with easier access into the vehicle’s cabin. In the back, the pickup has a sizable 6.5 foot bed space for transporting multiple cargo items.

The cabin of the 2016 Toyota Tundra 1794 CrewMax is so spacious that 5 passengers can comfortably fit on leather seats that allow adequate legroom and headroom. These seats have many features such as ergonomic lumbar support as well as power/manual adjustment functions to name a few.

ENGINE

If power is a reason for owning a pickup, then users will have no problem choosing the 2016 Toyota Tundra 1794 CrewMax features a 5.7 liter V8 engine that allows the Tundra to travel on maximum speeds of 381 horsepower with 401 pound feet of torque. The engine is also designed with a 6-speed shift-able automatic transmission that is coupled with variable valve timing to provide ideal fuel economy ratings.

TECHNOLOGY FEATURES

Modern technology is also another advantage users get in owning the Tundra. This year, the 1794 CrewMax has remote keyless entry system that automatically locks/unlocks car doors simultaneously. It also has rear view camera that captures clear video feed of the vehicle’s rear and transmits live video feed to the Toyota Entune Entertainment System for safe backup parking. In addition, the pickup also has features such as:     

  • Backup Sensors - The rear bumper of the vehicle is outlined with multiple sensors that monitor the vehicle as it is set on reverse. Once the vehicle is in close proximity to another object, the sensors will provide chiming sounds to alert drivers.
  • Daytime Running Headlamps - Keeps the vehicle visible while being operated on the road during the day.
  • Forward Collision Warning - Aside from having sensors in its rear, the Tundra also has front-bumper sensors that alert drivers when their vehicle approaches another vehicle in dangerous proximities.

Inside the 2016 Toyota Tundra 1794 CrewMax are the following tech features:

  • Toyota Entune Audio System
  • Satellite Radio
  • Navigation
  • Bluetooth Hands-free Connectivity
  • Voice Control 
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • USB/Auxiliary Ports for Mobile Device Synchronization

SAFETY FEATURES

Allowing the Tundra to keep its passengers safe constantly is its Toyota STAR Safety System that packs the pickup with essential features such as an anti-theft system that monitors all outside movement in the vehicle. This system automatically alerts users in the event of a vehicular break-in and even has its very own engine immobilizer that suspends its engine temporarily. In addition, the pickup also has other exterior features such as:

  • 4-wheel ABS - This feature works to prevent the vehicle’s brakes from locking under any driving terrain.
  • Electronic Brake Distribution - Evenly distributes brake pressure on all vehicle wheels to provide further brake stability.
  • Tire-pressure Monitoring System - Automatically alerts users of low tire air on all four wheels.
  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control - This feature keeps the vehicle’s suspension stable at all times regardless of the driving terrain.

The interior of the 2016 Toyota Tundra 1794 CrewMax also has a lot of safety features such as:

  • Multiple Airbags
  • Front and rear seat seatbelts
  • Child Seat Fasteners
  • Child Safety Locks 

 

South Hills Toyota specializes in new and used Toyota cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Search for a Toyota 4Runner, Avalon, Camry, Corolla, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Matrix, Prius, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza, Yaris, and more. Located in Washington, PA. Near to Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray, Belle Vernon, and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia


This entry was posted in South Hills Toyota and tagged toyota, toyota tundra, new toyota, new truck, new pickup, toyota trucks, toyota dealer, on 07/06/2016 at 5:31 PM

Toyota Avalon

When getting a sedan, it is recommended that users always choose wisely by getting a vehicle that provides practicality, fuel efficiency, and a lot of safety. In the mid-sized sedan segment, one of those vehicles is the 2016 Toyota Avalon which begins at an extremely affordable base price. For those residing in South Hills, PA looking for the 2016 Toyota Avalon, visit Washington Honda who offers their vehicles with regular promos and discounts.

DESIGN

Upon first glance of the all-new 2016 Toyota Avalon XLE Premium, many individuals will surely be impressed by the vehicle’s good looks. The Avalon is easily the biggest sedan of Toyota this year and the vehicle manages to combine a lot of sportiness and athleticism into its rather large body frame. Up front, the sedan has a front bumper that features Quadra-beam halogen headlights, daytime running lights, and automatic fog lights. Moving to the sides of the Avalon, the sedan has 18” steel alloy wheels that mesh well with body-colored side mirrors. In the back of the sedan, the vehicle has an automatic trunk release that is powered by remote keyless entry. Additionally, the bumper of the vehicle also has smoked LED taillights that provide better visibility at all times.

As Toyota’s largest sedan, there is more than abundant room inside the vehicle for 5 passengers. The cabin of the Avalon also provides a luxurious and comfortable riding experience as passengers get to sit on leather stitched front and rear seats with power and manual adjustment features. These seats come complete with their own lumbar support for heightened comfort during road trips.

ENGINE

To complement its large body, Toyota included the Avalon XLE Premium with a 3.5 liter V6 engine. This engine allows the sedan to travel on maximum speeds of 268 horsepower with 248 pound feet of torque and is coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission and variable valve timing.

TECHNOLOGY FEATURES

Like the Toyota Camry, the Avalon is vehicle packed with the latest technology. It has exterior features such as remote keyless entry where all car doors and trunk are automatically accessible via key fob sensing. It also has power-heated side mirrors that prevent smog accumulation that effectively eliminates smog accumulation when driving under colder temperatures. Additionally, the Avalon has a backup camera located in the vehicle’s rear bumper that transmits video feed of the vehicle’s rear to the Toyota Entune entertainment system screen to assist drivers when parking in reverse. Other Exterior tech features of the XLE Premium are:

  • Backup Sensors - Help drivers by chiming in alert noises when the vehicle is in reverse.
  • Front Collision Warning - Sensors in the front of the vehicle that warn users when the vehicle is in close proximity with another vehicle or object.
  • Blind Zone Alert Sensors - Guide users in maneuvering the Avalon through blind spot corners.

Inside the 2016 Toyota Avalon XLE Premium are the following tech features:

  • Toyota Entune Audio System
  • Satellite Radio
  • Navigation
  • Bluetooth Hands-free Connectivity
  • Voice Control
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • USB/Auxiliary Ports for Mobile Device Synchronization

SAFETY FEATURES

With its STAR safety system, the 2016 Toyota Avalon XLE Premium is one of the safest sedans in the market today. The STAR safety system consists of many amazing safety features such as an anti-theft alarm system that protects the vehicle’s exterior. In the event of a vehicular theft, the system disengages an engine immobilizer that suspends engine activation temporarily. In addition, the XLE Premium also has exterior other safety features such as:

  • Daytime Running Headlights
  • Tire-pressure Monitoring System
  • Anti-Lock Braking System
  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control
  • Electronic Brake Distribution

The interior of the 2016 Toyota Avalon XLE Premium also includes a lot of safety features such as:

  • Multiple Airbags
  • Front and rear seat seatbelts
  • Child Seat Fasteners
  • Child Safety Locks  

South Hills Toyota specializes in new and used Toyota cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Search for a Toyota 4Runner, Avalon, Camry, Corolla, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Matrix, Prius, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza, Yaris, and more. Located in Washington, PA. Near to Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray, Belle Vernon, and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia


This entry was posted in South Hills Toyota and tagged toyota, toyota avalon, new toyota, new sedan, toyota sedan, toyota dealer, toyota models on 07/06/2016 at 5:25 PM

Toyota RAV4 SUV

The Toyota RAV4. It's spacious, attractive, and fun to drive. But, did you know it also comes in a hybrid? If you want an SUV that's full of great perks, but also provides amazing fuel efficiency that can only be had in a hybrid, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the optimal choice. Here are some reasons to opt for this hybrid SUV.

 

Savings. Sure, hybrid vehicles can cost a bit more at the time of purchase, but have you considered the amount you'll save on gasoline? Hybrids can get upward of 400 miles between fill-ups, which means you save time at the pump, along with hundreds of dollars in gas per year.

 

Environmentally Friendly. We only get one Earth, so why not try to save it? Aside from electric cars, hybrids emit lower levels of greenhouse gases and other foul pollutants into the atmosphere. By opting for a hybrid like the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid, you can help reduce air emissions of smog-forming pollutants by up to 90%! You can also cut carbon dioxide emissions in half. For an Earth that will thrive instead of crumble, hybrids are an excellent way to help this happen.

 

Travel Efficiency. Due to hybrid powertrains, these vehicles offer efficiency wherever you take them. While earlier hybrids were known for performing best in the stop-and-go traffic of cities, hybrids no longer offer any limitations because they now have more efficient batteries.

 

Depreciation. Another top perk of hybrid vehicles is that they have a much lower depreciation rate than regular vehicles. While regular vehicles lose up to 40% of their value during their first year, hybrids don't have this problem. Hybrids offer longer warranties, still drive like new at upward of 250,000 miles, and they will also continue to be in demand – all reasons why hybrids make a great investment.

 

Appeal. Beyond the appeal hybrids offer with their friendliness toward the environment and so on, they also offer just as many sought-after qualities as regular cars. For instance, the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid comes with excellent features like heated front seats, seven-inch touchscreen with navigation, keyless entry and ignition, plus many safety technology features, such as: adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alerts.

 

To learn more about the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and other hybrid-related information, visit our Toyota dealership in Washington, PA.

 

South Hills Toyota specializes in new and used Toyota cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Search for a Toyota 4Runner, Avalon, Camry, Corolla, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Matrix, Prius, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza, Yaris, and more. Located in Washington, PA. Near to Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray, Belle Vernon, and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia


This entry was posted in South Hills Toyota and tagged new Toyota RAV4, new Toyotas, new SUVs, hybrid SUVs, RAV4 hybrid, Toyota dealer, on 06/05/2016 at 4:53 PM

Toyota Sienna

You've got a fairly large family. So you made the smart move and opted for a family-friendly minivan like the 2016 Toyota Sienna. It comes with all of the seats you require to tote around a large crew, plus has a vast amount of comfort, cargo space and high-tech features and safety systems. But, now that you own a minivan that includes so many perks, it's time to fill it will emergency essentials of your own. Here's are some of the top, must-have items you should keep in your minivan at all times.

 

Empty Fuel Container/Funnel. Making sure your car has gas probably seems like the simplest task there is when driving a car. But sometimes that gas gauge simply drops to E before we can roll up to the gas pump. This is why keeping an empty gas container and funnel in your minivan is just a good idea. If you ever find yourself without gas, you'll be very glad you planned ahead.

 

Jumper Cables. Have a dead battery or see someone else who does? Good thing you keep jumper cables in your car! These handy cables are by far one of the most useful things you can keep in your vehicle at all times.

 

Flashlight. Need to change a flat tire at night? Chances are you're going to require some light. This being said, always keep a flashlight and extra batteries in your minivan just in case.

 

Bottled Water and Snacks. If you get stuck – in traffic or waiting on a tow truck – you want to be sure you and your gang have a few things in our car for sustenance. Bottled water and snacks like dried fruit and nuts are your best bet.

 

First Aid Kit. Your minivan can provide all of the high-tech safety systems available, but if an accident does occur, these systems don't have the means to spray you with antiseptic and apply a bandage. Keeping a first aid kit in your vehicle can be vital in helping someone injured in an accident.

 

Map. Think the age of paper maps are dead? Well, what if you're lost and your phone is dead? Cell phones and other forms of technology may not work when you need them most, so never rely solely on technology and always have an old-school map with you just in case.

 

Blankets. Blankets are one of those items that you probably feel toting around daily is a waste of space. However, weather – and life – are unpredictable, so playing it safe is always the best bet.

 

Old Cell Phone, Turned Off, and Fully Charged. Just as a paper map may seem useless, when emergency strikes, you'll think otherwise. In case you forget your current cell phone's charger or your vehicle is dead and you're unable to charge your phone, you'll be glad you kept your old cell around. Old cell phones can still be powered on to call 911 or 999, which means they can come to your rescue if the time comes.

 

To learn more about the 2016 Toyota Sienna and more car-related tips and tricks, visit us in Washington, PA.

 

Washington Toyota specializes in new and used Toyota cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Search for a Toyota 4Runner, Avalon, Camry, Corolla, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Matrix, Prius, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza, Yaris, and more. Located in Washington, PA. Near to Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray, Belle Vernon, and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia


This entry was posted in South Hills Toyota and tagged new Toyota Sienna, minivans, new minivans, family cars, emergency car items, toyota tips, on 06/05/2016 at 4:52 PM

New Toyota Camry

Buying a car is a big deal, whether you decide on a new Toyota model like the 2016 Camry or one that is older like the 2000 Camry. In fact, it's right up there with other major life events like buying a house. But, often times, people rush into buying a car without having thought it through. In fact, over 30 percent of drivers have reported that they regret buying their latest car because they didn't do enough research beforehand. Before you make a fast car purchase, ask yourself these important questions first!

 

Do I really need a car?

Walking the aisles of a car lot, or even scrolling through cars online can make anyone itch for a new ride. But, before you let the desire of a new ride overtake you, first ask yourself if you really even need a car. Owning a car – especially a brand new one – is very expensive. If your current car is still working as it should, or if you can take public transportation instead of using a car, you may not really need to buy one at this point in time.

 

What will I use a car for?

Before investing in a car, you want to make sure to consider what you will use it for first. Do you need it for daily commutes to work long, long trips out of town, or for off-road fun? If you need a car for city drives, you wouldn't be happy with a vehicle designed with off-road adventure in mind. This is why it is so important to consider what a car will be used for before diving in too quickly.

 

Who will be using/riding in it?

If you are the only one who will be using your car, it's easy to pick out something you like. But, for your car will be used by others, it's much more difficult to find a car that meets everyone's needs. A two-seat sports car may be your dream, but if you have a family of four or more to tote around, this is definitely not the car for you. The same is also true if you are buying a car for you alone, opting for a minivan is probably much too large for your needs.

 

What should it include?

“Heated seats!” … “Oh, wow, a navigation system!” … “Lots of high-tech safety features – I definitely need those!”

 

Before you load up your car with every feature you can get your hands on, first stop and think your real needs over. Many features cost extra money, which you may not really e able to afford. Many are also not necessary for your specific needs. For instance, if you live in Florida, you most likely don't need heated seats. Staying true to your actual needs will prove much more practical in the long run when investing in a car.

 

To learn more about the 2016 Toyota Camry an other car-buying tips, visit our Toyota dealership in Washington, PA.

 

Washington Toyota specializes in new and used Toyota cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Search for a Toyota 4Runner, Avalon, Camry, Corolla, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Matrix, Prius, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza, Yaris, and more. Located in Washington, PA. Near to Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray, Belle Vernon, and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia


This entry was posted in South Hills Toyota and tagged new Toyota Camry, new Toyota, popular sedans, car-buying tips, new cars in washington, Toyota sedans on 05/25/2016 at 2:46 PM

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