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Safe Adventures in Your 2017 Toyota RAV4

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 features standard Toyota Safety SenseP, a suite of active safety technologies designed to make the road a safer place. That means heading out on an adventure is now safer than ever before! Here are some fun family adventures to take in the safe 2017 Toyota RAV4, recommended by us here at Krause Toyota.

Camping

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 offers a spacious interior that’s perfect for packing away camping equipment. Heading out to your local campsite is a breeze at any time of the day thanks to the Automatic High beams. The active safety feature detects oncoming vehicles up to 2,000 feet away and switches the high beams on and off automatically.

Now you don’t have to worry about running into other drivers on backroads as you head to or from the campsite.

Road Trip

Long road trips can be a drag and cause fatigue. The RAV4’s Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist aids drivers in fighting fatigue by warning them when the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane. If the driver doesn’t respond, then the system corrects the vehicle’s course. Take the family on a road trip somewhere scenic, like the Appalachian Trail, this summer.

Kayaking

Trying something new is what summer is all about, and kayaking tends to land high on the list. It may be a long drive, but the RAV4’s Dynamic Radar Cruise Control maintains a set speed and safe distance between vehicles. That means there’s plenty of time for some road trip games as you head over to the river.

2018 Toyota Camry Upgrades

The Toyota Camry has long stood as the industry’s best-selling mid-size sedan. With more than a decade at the top spot under its belt, the popular model is due for a redesign, and that’s exactly what it’s getting. The 2017 model looked good, but the 2018 Toyota Camry exceeds expectations. Now entering the 8th generation, the successful model receives a variety of updates.

The 2018 Camry rolls out on the Toyota New Global Architecture platform and the result is glorious. The new model brings an adventurous style with an eye-catching design that’s sure to inspire drivers of all ages.

As far as measurements, the 2018 Toyota Camry is less than an inch wider and longer than the outgoing model. While crossovers are selling like hotcakes due to a higher ride height, the new Camry heads in the other direction, as the hood drops by more than one and a half inches, although a redesigned interior offers a more open cabin with a sporty feel.

The new Camry features three powertrain options: a 3.5-liter V6, a 2.5-liter four cylinder, and a hybrid version of the 2.5-liter four-cylinder. As for technology, drivers can expect a new and improved infotainment system which offers a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot with connectivity for up to five devices.

We here at Krause Toyota can’t wait for the arrival of the 2018 Toyota Camry!

The Standard Safety in the 2017 Toyota Highlander Gets High Rating

2017 Toyota Highlander

Toyota is a popular automobile manufacturer for a reason. Toyotas are comfortable, reliable, and safe. Really safe. For some time, Toyota has offered one of the safest overall lineups, earning more Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick + awards than any other manufacturer. The 2017 Toyota Highlander is one of many Toyotas on the list.

 The Top Safety Pick + award is the highest one given by the IIHS. To qualify, an automobile must pass five different crash tests with good ratings. These tests examine a vehicle’s front end, its sides, its roof strength, and its head restraints. A vehicle must also have acceptable or good headlight ratings. If a vehicle can pass all of these standards, then the IIHS rating will indicate that it is one of the safest options in its vehicle class.

 With so many advanced safety features and technologies, there are many automobiles who receive these awards from the IIHS. However, Toyota’s mid-size SUV is an exceptional example. Where most other vehicles only meet these safety ratings with the addition of optional features, the 2017 Highlander is safe and secure from the get-go, no matter which trim you choose. It’s the standard safety in the 2017 Toyota Highlander that makes it a Top Safety Pick plus. The Highlander is one of many Top Safety Pick Toyota vehicles, and one of many ways in which Toyota continues to put the customer’s best interest first.

Design of Fifth-Generation Toyota Prius Inspired By Lady Gaga

fifth-generation Toyota prius

You wouldn’t believe what goes into the design of a vehicle, especially a vehicle as unique as the Toyota Prius. The story of its latest incarnation saw an initial design that was scrapped and then later, designers reaching for a surprising source of inspiration—Lady Gaga.

Toyota had found that although the Prius was evolving immensely, technologically speaking, people were finding the design less and less “new and sophisticated.” An earlier design by Shunsaku Kodama, the chief designer of the next-generation Toyota Prius, was rejected by his bosses for being “too soft and organic.”

From there, Kodama decided to make the design a bit more “techy,” adding sharp lines. He also wanted some element of “extreme” in his design. More specifically, as he told Automotive News, “As a concept, we were thinking Lady Gaga. We wanted to be more extreme in our design.”

Lady Gaga manages to be both edgy and stylish while delivering solid and quality songwriting. The fifth-generation Toyota Prius looks to do the same thing, although exchanging the songwriting for an efficient and rewarding driving experience. Stop into Krause Toyota Scion to learn more!