2020 Toyota Prius Prime – Rochester Toyota Dealer Review
The new Toyota Prius Prime has many upgrades for 2020 and will help drivers save money on ever escalating gas prices. With an EPA-estimated 54 combined mpg, Prius Prime represents the next step of Toyota’s continuous quest to reach more efficient mobility with less range-anxiety.
This efficient new Toyota hybrid has been designed with intelligent tech, premium materials and thoughtful engineering. It is powered by Toyota’s first dual-motor drive system that improves acceleration in EV Mode for a fun drive.
Upgrades for the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime include a fifth seat for extra room, 2 additional USB ports for rear passengers and standard Apple CarPlay®, SiriusXM® and Amazon Alexa compatibility.
New 2020 Toyota Prius Prime models will start arriving this summer and will be offered in several grades: LE, XLE and Limited. If you would like to learn more about the new Prius Prime and its anticipated arrival, please contact our Rochester Toyota Dealership.
2019 Toyota Yaris, Rochester Dealer Review
The new 2019 Toyota Yaris has a new look and offers a fun drive as well as abundant comfort and safety features.
Previously the Yaris iA, the 2019 Yaris will be offered in three model types including the sporty L, the well-equipped LE grade, and the new premium XLE grade. The new Premium grade is packed with upscale features previously not available on the Yaris. New Yaris XLE owners will enjoy sporty leatherette seat surfaces, leather-trimmed steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake, an HVAC system with Automatic Climate Control, automatic LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers and illuminated entry.
Other new features for the Yaris include a new sport-inspired front grille with a honeycomb insert design. Exterior styling cues include upscale piano black accents and chrome trim. Fog lights come standard on the LE and XLE grades, and these grades also sport a new rear lip spoiler. All 2019 Yaris models also have a roof-mounted, shark fin antenna and standard SiriusXM satellite radio with three-month All-Access trial.
The 2019 Toyota Yaris is powered by a 1.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine that delivers 106 horsepower and 103 lb.-ft. of torque. Manual transmission is standard and features a compact, lightweight design with a short-throw shift for smooth, quick gear changes. Automatic transmission is also available.
New standard safety features on the Yaris include Toyota’s Active Safety System with Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Traction Control System (TCS), Brake Assist (BA), Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) and a Brake Over-Ride System (BOS).
Our Rochester Toyota Dealership has the 2019 Toyota Yaris in stock now. If you would like more about this new Toyota car please contact us or stop by for a test drive.
Toyota Supra Makes Its Return
It has been a long time coming but the Supra is finally returning to the Toyota lineup. After a 20 year hiatus, this iconic Toyota sports car will soon be available to purchase at Toyota dealers across the nation.
To celebrate the return of the Toyota Supra, special Launch Edition models will be available before standard 2020 Toyota Supra models roll off the assembly line. Only 1,500 production Supras for the U.S. will be Launch Edition models, all of which will feature an individually numbered carbon-fiber badge on the passenger-side dashboard complete with a graphic of Toyota Motor Corporation President and Master Driver Akio Toyoda’s signature.
New Toyota Launch Edition Supra’s will be available in Absolute Zero White and Nocturnal Black exterior finishes with sporty red interiors. Racing-inspired seats, wrapped in red leather, with red leather steering wheel grips, and a red center console with carbon-fiber accents will further differentiate new specialty Supra Launch models from others in the lineup.
Standard 2020 Toyota Supra models will be available with a choice of two grades: 3.0 and 3.0 Premium. Both models will be powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine that produces 335 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque and is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with racing-style paddle shifters.
Driver friendly features on the new Toyota Supra include either 6.5 or 8.8 inch display screens with Bluetooth and iPod capability as well as available navigation, Apple CarPlay, 12-speaker JBL audio system, wireless phone charging, color Head-Up Display and heated, leather-trimmed seats.
New Toyota Supra models are expected to arrive a dealerships this summer. If you would like to learn more about this exciting new Toyota sports coupe please contact our Rochester Toyota Dealership.
Best Used Hybrids – Rochester Dealer Review
If you are looking for an affordable vehicle that will save you money at the pump, consider buying or leasing a used hybrid car. Over the last five years the hybrid market has expanded to include a variety of body styles, expanded electric power range and plenty of advancements in efficient hybrid powertrains.
Although the diversity between hybrid vehicles can be confusing, auto authorities offer reports and reviews to help car shoppers select the best vehicles for their price and capability.
Of the many automotive top ten lists of best used vehicles, several hybrid models rise to the top. The following hybrid cars are top picks for their efficient engines, safety features and driver friendly features.
- 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid (LE model) – Has a 2.5L I-4 200hp hybrid gas engine mated to a 2-speed CVT transmission. It has cruise control, driveline traction control and electronic stability.
- 2017 Toyota Prius (Prime Plus model) – Powered by a 1.8L I-4 121hp hybrid gas engine paired with 2-speed CVT transmission with overdrive. The Prius offers 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, an integrated navigation system and driveline traction control.
- 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid (Base model) – Powered by a 2.0L I-4 212hp hybrid gas engine with a 2-speed CVT transmission. This Honda has 4-wheel anti-lock brakes and plenty of airbags for the front and 2nd row seats.
- 2017 Ford Fusion (Energy Titanium model) – Runs on a 2.0L I-4 188hp hybrid gas engine paired with a 2-speed CVT transmission with overdrive. The Fusion’s 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, cruise control and electronic stability are top rated features.
- 2017 Chevrolet Volt (LT model) – Has a 1.5L, 4-cylinder engine with automatic transmission. The Volt is available as either a 4-door or a convenient 5-door hatchback.
All of these hybrid models have received glowing reviews from owners and experts in the automotive industry. They are still very close to their original manufacture date and most used models are in “like new “condition.
Our used hybrid inventory frequently includes these top rated vehicles. If you are interested in learning more about affordable used hybrid cars we invite you to stop by and explore our selection of Used Cars in Rochester, NH soon.