Get Sporty Style with the 2013 Scion FR-S

The 2013 Scion FR-S has sporty style that is hard to resist. If you desire a vehicle with smooth, powerful performance, you will want to check out the 2013 model. Here at Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy, we are proud to carry Scion vehicles and offer the parts and services that get your car to optimal performance.

Speed and Great Performance

Bring on the power! The FR-S – which stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport – is a rear-wheel-drive racecar that balances superb handling with dependable, exhilarating performance.

The sporty car has a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine with both direct and port injection. It boasts 200 horsepower and torque of 151 pound-feet. Choose either a six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic version.

The lightweight design, extremely low body, and compact size of the Scion vehicle combine for incredible driver maneuverability and performance. The lightweight body is achievable with the aluminum hood, trunk design rather than hatchback, and other manufacturer choices.

Get behind the wheel of the coupe and move seamlessly around corners. Enjoy precise and fast shifting with the manual transmission or the automatic transmissions powerful rev ups and downs.

Interior Features of the 2013 Scion FR-S

Sleek, sporty style within the 2013 Scion FR-S is evident. The front seats are low and comfortable, and the rear seats fold down to provide additional storage space. “The FR-S’s interior features a 2+2 seating configuration that is designed with both form and function in mind,” explains a Scion USA news release.

At the dashboard center is a large tachometer, within a stylish three-gauge cluster. Speed shows in both digital and analogue forms.

With its high performance and sporty look, it is no wonder the FR-S is the halo car for the Scion brand. At Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy, we are happy to provide you with more information about the quality 2013 vehicle. We carry Scion cars, provide vehicle services, such as oil changes, and order parts for you. We are local, and we are proud to be able to help you when you call or come in person to our dealership.

How to Jump Your Vehicle in 10 Steps

How to Jump Start Your Car

It’s the sound drivers dread when they turn the ignition: clicking while the key is turned and engine silence.

After a few more tries and a quick check beneath the vehicle’s hood, the sinking realization hits you that a dead battery is to blame for your lifeless vehicle.

Ideally, you are wise enough to have a pair of jumper cables stashed in your trunk but, do you know how to use them?

Here at Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy, we want stranded drivers to know this very basic skill, so we devised this 10-step guide.

  1. Find a live vehicle. Take stock of your surroundings to locate another driver who has a vehicle with a live battery to boost your dead one. Have the individual park the vehicle close to yours, typically with the hoods facing one another or the cars parked alongside one another, but not touching.
  2. Shut off both vehicles. Cut the engines on both vehicles and turn off stereos, headlights or other electronics to prevent a voltage or electrical surge from harming either vehicle. (Yes, pull your smartphone or MP3 player out of the charger, too.)
  3. Determine the battery’s positive and negative terminals. Most jumper cables identify red as positive, or “+,” and the negative cable, or “-,” with the black cable. To be certain, we recommend reading the instructions that come with your jumper cable set to be certain you know how to properly connect the cables. “Jumper cables or cables on a portable battery booster should be connected properly to avoid sparks, which can cause an explosion of the hydrogen gas emitting from a battery. Beyond this, an incorrect hook up can damage critical, and expensive, electronic components,” notes car experts from Midas.
  4. Roll out the cables. Unwind the cables, separating the red and black cables so their respective clamps do not accidentally touch one another.
  5. Protect your hands. Some batteries may have plastic coverings you must remove to connect the jumper cables. Be sure to wear gloves or use a rag to touch anything on either vehicle’s battery in case of corrosion, which can be toxic to skin, eyes and the respiratory tract. If the battery is leaking or cracked upon inspection, do not attempt to jump the car. Replace the battery entirely.
  6. Connect the positive cables. Firmly clamp the red (positive) cable to the dead battery’s positive terminal marked by a “+.” Then connect the corresponding red or “+” cable to the live battery’s terminal, also marked with a “+.”
  7. Connect the negative cables. Connect the black or “-” jumper cable to the live battery first. Then, clamp the other end to unpainted, grounded metal and as far away from the dead battery as possible, such as the engine block or a metal fixture, like a screw. This will ground the charge so neither vehicle is harmed. Connecting the jumper cable to the dead battery’s negative terminal could produce a spark strong enough to ignite hydrogen fumes from the battery.
  8. Start the vehicles. Start the vehicle with the live battery first, letting it run for at least one minute. Then start the dead vehicle, and—if the engine turns over—let that one also run for at least a minute. Occasionally give each vehicle a little gas. Allow the cars to run for a few more minutes.
  9. Remove the black cables. Unclamp the black cable from the once-dead vehicle, and then remove the black cable from the vehicle giving the battery boost.
  10. Remove the red cables. Unclamp the red cable from the originally live car, then remove the cable from the once-dead vehicle.

Keep your car running for a while before turning it off. It is best to drive several miles to help keep the battery charged.


The 2013 Scion IQ Offers Safety, Style, and Affordability for Drivers in Search of Compact Vehicle

Best known for being one of the smallest cars in the United States, the 2013 Scion IQ is also one of the most easily recognizable vehicles on the road, and at Suburban Toyota of Troy, we have an expert staff to help you decide if this one-of-a-kind vehicle is right for you.

Available only as a two-door hatchback, the Scion IQ has room to comfortably seat four passengers despite its exceptionally small size. Boasting a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine and a two-speed CVT with OD transmission, the 2013 Scion IQ, which also gets 89 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,400 RPM, packs the perfect amount of power for drivers in search of a compact vehicle.

Perhaps the most notable benefit of the Scion IQ is its exceptional fuel efficiency rating. The vehicle earns an estimated 36 miles per gallon on city streets and 37 miles per gallon on the highway with its 8.5-gallon tank, making it one of the most sought-after cars for commuters who want to get the most out of every single mile they travel. Another notable feature of the 2013 Scion IQ is its safety and dependability.

The vehicle is outfitted with 11 airbags to keep you and your passengers safe and sound, whether you’re taking a trip to the local grocery store or traveling hundreds of miles away from home on a family vacation. This compact car also boasts electronic stability, traction control, ABS brakes and brake assist, an immobilizer, and a panic alarm, all of which come standard on the base model.

An assortment of additional features and comforts come standard on the 2013 Scion IQ. It includes air conditioning, remote keyless entry, power front windows, a tilt steering wheel, a rear cargo lift gate, power door mirrors, AM/FM radio, CD player, MP3 decoder, premium audio system, steering wheel mounted audio controls, four speakers, a tachometer, trip computer, and an outside temperature display system.

With a starting MSRP of just $15,495, the 2013 Scion IQ is an affordable, safe, and stylish option for drivers who desire a compact car that contains all the necessary extras. Stop by Suburban Toyota of Troy to get more information about this unique vehicle or take one for a test drive today.

Toyota Yaris Lift Back: Easy Parking Since 2007

Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris available at Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy makes driving through the city an easy feat. This car packs a sporty look, a tight turning radius, and compact design for easy parking. So, whether you’re driving through Troy or Detroit, fun times and easy driving are ahead.

Great mileage

The Yaris comes with a fuel-efficient yet capable 1.5-liter engine that produces 106 horsepower. It is a 16-valve powerhouse with variably controlled valves for optimum performance.

Depending upon the chosen model, your new Toyota Yaris from Suburban Toyota will have either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. Either transmission provides excellent fuel economy and drivability. The base car gets an impressive 37 MPG on the highway.

Safety first

Toyota helps to lead the pack in safety with the Toyota Yaris, which has nine standard air bags.

Also standard on this smart little Toyota are anti-lock brakes, traction control and brake assist.

One thing is certain: Toyota has your safety in mind.

Eye-catching design

The outer design of the compact Toyota Yaris is flawless, with subtle yet aggressive lines. The in-your-face look is sure to get it noticed by passersby.

The lift back design is meant to give the owner an easy way of accessing his goods, also making it easy to pull them out of the car. The lift back is available in a three-door or five-door model. Whichever you decide, the Yaris has your best interests at heart.

Parking is a breeze

Here in the Troy/Detroit area, parking can be a real problem. That is why the Yaris’ compact size is such a benefit. The fact that the overall length is just shy of 153 inches makes it easy to park this car just about anywhere. If you would like more information on the Yaris or any of the other exceptional Toyotas on the market, please contact Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy today for the best deals.


The Roomy Fuel-Efficient 2014 Toyota Sienna


The new 2014 Toyota Sienna is one to celebrate for both its fuel-efficiency and its ability to hold several seats without making the hybrid model look clunky or over sized. We at Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy are proud to be a part of the Toyota brand, and the Sienna is an example of why.

Efficiency of the 2014 Toyota Sienna

The 2014 Sienna features more equipment than the previous models. The star of the show, though, is the 3.5-liter V6, fuel-efficient engine with 266 horsepower. There is the option of four-wheel drive, as well.

Can you achieve efficiency in a hybrid minivan? Yes, you can with the 2014 Sienna. Toyota switches out the four-cylinder engine used in the previous models for the six-cylinder to improve fuel economy. In comparison to its competitors in the minivan market, fuel-economy is more attainable.

Seating in the Sienna


The new Sienna has plenty of seating, making it is a very family-friendly vehicle. There is a second row of seats and stowable third row of seats. The sleek minivan comfortably seats up to eight people.

The LE version is a popular one. It has three-zone air conditioning so that your entire family stays cool as you head off on a road trip. Individual temperature controls keep the driver and front and rear passengers happy. The driver also receives a Blind Spot Monitor, a valuable safety feature, in the LE model. It is an individual option for the SE and XLE versions.

The 2014 Toyota Sienna has many outstanding features to embrace. Here at Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy we are proud to carry a variety of new and used Toyota cars in a host of colors.

We also provide affordable repair services for your Toyota vehicle.

Feel free to call us or come down in person to visit our Troy dealership. We’ll show you how we can optimize your driving experience.

The Redesigned 2014 Sequoia—What We Know So Far

At Suburban Toyota of Troy, we know how you feel. We are waiting for the 2014 Sequoia as impatiently as you are. But, we can give you a sneak peek into the redesigned Sequoia, at least what we can tell you so far. Whet your appetite here.

Tough, Rugged Good-Looks


The big guys at Toyota have shared a few insider details about the popular large sized SUV with your friends at Suburban Toyota, and our dealership is all a twitter about what we’ve heard. One thing that will not change is the tough looking exterior that we all love. Toyota products, particularly the large SUVs and trucks, have a really bold and robust exterior design and that is absolutely sacred. While some things will be tweaked, that tough looking Toyota style and exciting design will remain, along with its superior off-road capabilities.

Exterior Features

The 2014 Sequoia will, thankfully, still look a lot like the preceding year’s model. The rugged wipers, sturdy roof rack, A-pillars, and aerodynamically designed mirrors stay right where they are. However, the grille and brand logo have increased in dimension to meet the beefy proportions of the vehicle. The headlamps snug up and attach at the grille frame’s edges.

Interior Features

The interior, which seats eight, of the 2014 Sequoia is redesigned to spoil you rotten. The interior cabin space seems, and is, roomier and even more luxurious, with all the bells and whistles – many of them standard. The seats will be adjustable to allow for more or less space as needed. Two wireless headphones come with the new model, along with a 9-inch LCD screen, touch screen DVD, navigation, Laser Cruise Control, and an incredible Blu-ray entertainment system. Have you seen that before? We haven’t!

The Heart of the 2014 Sequoia

The heart and soul of all Toyotas are the powerful engines. In the new Sequoia, you’ll find a hefty 5.7-liter V8 under the hood. That’s an upgrade, friends. The engine will have dual-independent VVT-I for fine tuned timing, optimized performance and fuel economy. With the Acoustic Control Induction System in place, the torque curve will be optimized for an improved towing capacity, too. The transmission will be a six-speed automatic that pairs well with the beefy engine improvement.

The 2014 Toyota Tundra Boasts a Tougher Exterior with a Bold New Look

2014 Toyota Tundra

If you’re searching for a pickup truck that’s aesthetically pleasing as it is tough, look no further than the 2014 Toyota Tundra. Proudly designed, engineered, and assembled in the United States, this homegrown American favorite is sure to become even more popular than its predecessors, and will soon be available at Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy.

The 2014 Toyota Tundra is available in five grades that range from the base SR and SR5 to the Limited and Platinum, as well as the 1794 Edition, a model that honors the year in which the ranch in San Antonio, Texas, where the Tundra plant is currently located, was founded.

Buyers can choose from three distinct cab styles—the CrewMax four-door model, Double Cab and two-door Regular Cab—and all 2014 Tundras are available with either part-time four-wheel drive or two-wheel drive. The revamped Tundra also features recalibrated engines: A 4-liter V6 engine that provides 270 horsepower and 278 lb.-ft. of torque comes standard on the Regular Cab and Double Cab models.

Drivers seeking an added dose of power can opt for the 4.6-liter i-Force V8 engine that delivers 310 horsepower and 327 lb.-ft. of torque or the 5.7-liter i-Force V8 engine that produces 381 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. of torque.

2014 Toyota Venza Boasts Style Cabin Space Improvements

If you’re searching for a mid-size crossover sedan that combines power and creature comforts with an aesthetically appealing appearance, look no further than the 2014 Toyota Venza. With room to comfortably seat five passengers, the Venza—which will soon be available at Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy—is a modern twist on the traditional station wagon and offers the perfect blend of fashion and function.

All-wheel or four-wheel drive

2013 Toyota Venza


The Toyota Venza has undergone a series of changes and received numerous improvements since it was initially introduced in 2009, and the past year is no exception. Drivers in the market for a 2014 model can choose from three trim levels—the LE, XLE and Limited—all of which are available as all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive vehicles.

Engine options include a 3.5-liter V6 engine capable of producing 268 horsepower and 246 lb.-ft. of torque, as well as a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that can deliver 182 horsepower and 182 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2014 Venza has earned a fuel efficiency rating of 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

Styling and new colors

Perhaps the most notable changes to the revamped 2014 Toyota Venza have been made to the vehicle’s exterior, which will be available in at least two new colors: Cypress Gem and Cosmic Black Mica. A redesigned grille and fog lights, along with a new front fascia, 19-inch alloy wheels and restyled taillights mark some of the biggest differences between the exterior of latest model of the Toyota Venza and its predecessor.

More cargo space

2013 Toyota Venza Cabin Space

The interior of the Venza has also undergone several changes that drivers and passengers alike will benefit from. The spacious cabin with room for five people now boasts even more cargo space behind a second row of seating, thanks to a rear seat that reclines up to 14 degrees, and thanks to the vehicle’s 60/40 split rear seats that fold flat to accommodate large or lengthy items.

Whether you’re ready to purchase a 2014 Toyota Venza and drive it directly off the lot or you simply want to take one for a test drive and discover all of the vehicle’s new features up close and personal, our staff at Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy is available to answer all of your questions and assist you with all your car-buying needs.


2014 4Runner Rough Tough and Still Treats You Right


2014 4-Runner

The tough and changeable terrain in our neck of the woods requires a rugged truck with a tough exterior and Suburban Toyota knows it. That’s why we’re offering you the latest on our upcoming 2014 4-Runner. You’ll have to see it to believe it, but for now, here’s what we’ve got.

Tradition and heritage

The Toyota 4-Runner tradition is that of an off-road, tough, rugged truck. This newest model is no exception. The fearless heritage built in to the genes of the 4-Runner laughs in the face of slick pavement, tempestuous weather changes, rocky roads and icy cold. This, the fifth-generation 4-Runner is five times as robust and hearty as those 4-wheeled pretenders. This truck can handle the bumps along the way with incredible off road performance and stunning new interior refinements you will love.

The 4.0 V6 and fuel economy can coexist

The 2014 4-Runner’s 4.0 V6 harkens back to the powerful 4-wheel trucks of old. Thanks to the 270 horsepower engine pulling 278 lb./ft. of torque combined with the optimization of Toyota’s Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence, that already impressive torque is even more jaw dropping-and surprisingly economical.

Off-road and around town

Toyota’s 4-Runner boasts a silky smooth suspension that responds like a race car but also Sherpas you through the peaks and valleys with a the grip of a vice. Whatever grade you get from Limited to Trail, you’ll always get the best of both worlds. Depending upon what model you choose, you’ll enjoy features like CRAWL, regulated engine speed and Multi-Terrain wheel-slip and spin control when needed. The Hill-start Assist and Downhill Assist, which come standard, allow you to micromanage your 4-Runners hilling. Like to ski? Try the Mogul setting and tackle V-ditches, slopes, or ridges on the ascent or decent.

Safety first

Toyota never forgets safety, and the 4-Runner has it all. Star Safety System with Vehicle Stability Control, traction control, and Anti-lock brakes keep you upright and on the road no matter what. Auto Limited Slip Differential provides unparalleled traction on the slickest of roads. Electronic Brake-force Distribution with Brake Assist endures you’ll stop on a dime no matter what you are hauling.

It is high tech too

Just so you know, you’re not missing out on any of the bells and whistles with the rugged 4-Runner. Tucked away neatly inside is everything you need to stay connected and jam to your favorite tunes.


Toyota Donates $50,000 to help the Community of Yarnell,AZ Fire Fighters

Toyota Fire resize

Toyota donated $50,000 to the Yarnell Community Center and the fire fighters families affected by the Arizona wildfire.

The fire was started by lighting which sparked flames that spanned 8,400 acres, and is considered one of Arizona’s deadliest wildfires ever!

Nineteen of the city of Prescott’s elite Granite Mountain Hot squad died while battling the fire on the front line. The money is to be split up between the Yarnell Community Center and the firefighters’ families.

To date, Toyota has help people in need by donating approximately 15 million dollars to other charities in need!

Stay Cool during Summer Road Trips with Regular Air Conditioner Maintenance

Toyota AC car Service

By the time summer rolls around, the weather starts to heat up and so does the inside of your car. In fact, temperatures in Troy can reach well over 80 degrees Fahrenheit between June and August! There’s nothing like turning the air conditioner on during a smoldering afternoon on your way home from work, but if you haven’t kept your air conditioner properly maintained, you may not get the cool relief you were seeking.

A/C maintenance

Here are few tips in maintaining your car’s air conditioner from Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy. While a newer model may fare better between scheduled maintenance, the A/C on your older model can easily get overworked and fail completely. Before you end up with a bigger, expensive problem, bring your car in to Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy and let one of our technicians take a look.

First, our technicians will check to see if the pressure in your system is too low. If it is low, we will bring it up to manufacturer suggested levels and using a special thermometer, we will run the A/C on the highest setting to ensure your system is now giving the desired output. If the output isn’t correct, we will check for a leak next and examine the components of your system such as the compressor. Once we locate the problem, we will have your A/C up and running in no time.

Proper A/C use

Here at Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy, our tips in maintaining your air conditioner are more effective if we also provide you with tips on the best way to use the A/C.

  • Filters need to be changed regularly because dust, pollen and smoke will make it dirty.
  • If temperatures are hotter outside than inside the car, try using re-circulated air to stay cool. On the other hand, if the temperature inside your car is hotter than outside, set your A/C dial so you are pulling air from outside.
  • Park under a tree or put a sunshade in the windshield to keep the inside of a parked car cooler.
  • During winter, run the A/C a few minutes once a month to keep the compressor and seals lubricated.

The Toyota Me.We Electric Concept Car is liberating


Toyota concept car

We here at Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy are very excited about the new Toyota ME.WE electric concept car. Try not to get too excited, though — it’s just a concept … for now.

The Me.We concept

The Me.We concept was born of the collaboration between Toyota’s European design team and noted architect and industrial designer Jean-Marie Massaud. Car and Driver quotes Massaud describing the concept’s raison d’être like this: “By losing sight of reality and as a result of an idealized approach, the car has become an accumulation of constraints more than a source of freedom. However, our lives and needs require more adaptability, simplicity, and lightness.”

Toyota’s elegant version of the Me.We concept is that the next generation of drivers will value “better” over “more.”

Designed for adaptability, simplicity and lightness

The Me.We is a synthesis of design innovation that is all about freedom from waste and consumption.

Polypropylene panels that are lightweight and 100 percent recyclable are attached to an aluminum-tube structure for a boxy, retro-yet-modernistic look. Its under-floor battery layout, electric power train and wheel-hub motors, which offer the option of two- or four-wheel drive, provide efficiency in energy consumption and space so that the interior is surprisingly roomy.

The Me.We makes the most of its 134.5-inch length, 68.9-inch width and 63-inches height with rear bench seats that can be stored under the front bench seat or removed altogether and the back door folded down for extra storage space. More storage space rides on the roof under a foldout neoprene cover.

The simplicity of the interior is liberating. The instrumentation consists of a single display for driver information, including navigation instructions provided via smartphone. The airy interior can be made even more airy with windows and even a windshield that all drop.

Bamboo flooring is a renewable material that is both aesthetically pleasing and easy to clean. The guys at TopGear think it “looks a little bit brilliant, which is nice.” In fact, they find the whole concept, despite the name, “quite cool.” Green Car Reports thinks so, too, declaring the Me.We “Green From The Wheels Up.”

Intrigued? Come by Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy in the Troy Motor Mall to find out the latest about the Toyota ME.WE electric concept car, and find out just how excited we are about Toyota’s dedication to green technology.

Toyota’s goal: Zero Traffic Fatalities

Toyota Driveless cars

Here at Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy, safety is one of the top reasons we specialize in Toyota vehicles. We are seriously impressed with Toyota’s commitment to manufacture safer vehicles, and after learning about their Integrated Safety Management Concept, we think you will be too. Since they introduced this program back in 2006, their stated goal has been no joke, to someday eliminate all injuries and fatalities caused by traffic accidents. All injuries and fatalities.

Impossible? Well… maybe not.

Take a look at just a few of the concepts Toyota is working on to make driving safer for you and your loved ones:

  • Intelligent Clearance Sonar: When backing in or pulling out of a parking space, a sonar signal detects when you are about to collide with something, like a wall or another car, and hits the brakes.
  • Drive-Start Control: This system monitors your shifting patterns, and is able to prevent you from accidentally shifting into reverse and accelerating when you meant to shift into drive.
  • Pre-Collision System: The system uses millimeter-wave radar to detect the likelihood of a collision. If detected, an alarm is sounded, and when you step on the brake, your vehicle doubles the deceleration to mitigate or even avoid a collision.
  • Night View System with Pedestrian Detection Function: A near-infrared camera displays everything up to 330 feet ahead of you. The system recognizes pedestrians and even highlights them on your view screen in flashing yellow so you know they’re coming.

Click here to learn more about Toyota’s ongoing commitment to safety, and even watch some videos of these concepts in action.

We know you value safety. Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy does too. Come find us at 1821 Maplelawn Drive in Troy, or give us a call at 888-711-1560 to discuss the safety features of our models.

Toyota Dominates’s Top 10 ‘American-Made’ Index with the Most Models for 2013!

Toyota Dominates’s Top 10 ‘American-Made’ Index with the Most Models for 2013!

Toyota vehicles are more American-made than you might think! Toyota has dominated’s Top 10 ‘American-Made’ index with the most models for 2013. Every year recognizes a list of automobile brands that assemble vehicles in the United States. The Top 10 American-Made index follows strict guidelines to insure models exceed its domestic parts content rating of 75% or better.

Sales are another metric that looks at when determining which models will make the list. As a result, Toyota is dominating their list! Don’t be fooled by other brands that claim to be produced in the U.S. Here are the stats on what Toyota vehicles made the ranks:

  • Toyota Camry is assembled in Kentucky and Indiana and ranks number 2
  • Toyota Sienna ranks number 5 on the Top American-Made index
  • Toyota Tundra was the only pickup to make the AMI, coming in at number 7
  • Toyota Avalon is assembled in Kentucky and ranked number 10

Here in metro Detroit we pride ourselves on buying American-made products. Therefore, you would support our country by purchasing one of the many Toyota vehicles available here at Suburban Toyota! Not in the market for a new vehicle? We have some great service specials going on now, give your Toyota the tune-up it deserves! We hope to see you soon, with any questions please call us at (888) 711-1560 or visit our website.

Car Cooling Tips for Hot Days

Car Air conditioning

It sits, lonely, for 8 hours in a parking lot under a sweltering sun. Just touching the paint can deliver burns to the skin. But there’s nothing quite as disappointing than a steaming-hot interior after a long day at the office.

With the summer sun moving closer to our neck of the woods, finding ways to keep your car cooler for a comfy ride home is a must. Let Suburban Toyota give you tips for keeping your car cool.

1. Sunshades and window visors
They’re not just for babies anymore. From suction cup sunshades to large, fold-out windshield shades, these easy-to-find car accessories are great for the beating the summer heat. Putting up your shade or visor when you leave the car means your interior will be protected from soaking up the sweltering heat from the direct sun.

2. Aim for parking in shady areas
It’s a pretty easy tip, and one that doesn’t cost money if you’re parking in a well-shaded lot. This isn’t always an option, of course, but parking under shade is a great way to keep the car cool. If you have to park a ways away, consider it extra exercise and calorie burning (without burning the interior of your car).

3. Cover your steering wheel cover
Ouch! That hot steering wheel is the worst part of all. There’s no safe way to drive when you can’t touch the steering wheel, so placing a sheet or a towel over it will help absorb the sun before it reaches the leather or surface of your wheel.

4. Cover your seats, too
If you have vinyl or leather interior, the last thing you want to give your passengers is second degree burns. Throw sheets, blankets or towels over your seats to help protect passengers (and your own bottom) from the scalding heat.

5. Air it out!
Opening your doors before you get in is a great way to let some of the stuffy heat out before you even climb in. Only about five minutes will protect yourself from panting all the way home until your air conditioning kicks in.

Check out your local auto stores for other interior accessories, including solar-powered interior fans to help keep your car crisp and cool while you’re elsewhere. At Suburban Toyota, we’re here to give you tips to keep yourself (and your car) cool all summer long.

Keeping Your Teens Safe Behind the Wheel

Arrive in Style Campaign

This past April, Toyota partnered with Teen Vogue to create a Safe Driving Campaign for teenage girls, called “Arrive in Style.” Meant to educate and empower, this campaign was spurred, in part, by the results of a recent study conducted by Toyota and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (MTRI).

The disturbing results of the study indicated that 62% of teen girls use a cell phone while driving. Texting was also an issue; one in three girls reported regularly reading texts while behind the wheel, and another 23% admitted to responding to texts as they drive. That’s a lot of distracted driving going on among the nation’s teenage population.

Although the Safe Driving Campaign—which includes monthly advertorials, online videos and social media elements—focused on safe driving for teen girls, distracted driving is a major issue for all teens. Even though modern cars are much safer than their predecessors, auto crashes remain the leading cause of death for teenagers—killing an average of seven teens every day in 2010. As a parent, that’s a pretty scary statistic.

Fortunately, you can play a significant role in keeping your teens safe on the road. No, you can’t ban them from behind the wheel, but you can set a good example and help educate the nation’s newest driving population about safe driving practices. Toyota understands how important parent involvement is, which is why they reach out to ‘rents as well (in this particular case, moms).

The first step in keeping your teen safe on the road is putting your phone, iPod, or other distracting devices away when you drive, demonstrating for your teen that texting and driving and other unsafe driving behaviors are NOT okay. It’s also important to talk with your teens—gals and guys—about safe driving. No, yelling and aggressively nagging is probably not the best approach (those teens sure love to rebel!), but instating a rule (and enforcing consequences) regarding distracted driving can help limit your teen’s dangerous driving habits.

Not sure how to broach the topic? Look to Toyota’s “Arrive in Style” campaign for tips. The May 2013 print issue of Teen Vogue has some great tips and discussion topics, delivered in a format your teen girl is more likely to respond to than a boring parental lecture.

If you miss out on May’s issue, don’t despair, because social media elements of the campaign will run through February 2014. Teen Vogue’s website and Facebook page will continue to offer important info, including stories and videos from the magazine’s readers (and their moms) discussing their commitment to safe driving. Watch some with your daughter, and take the opportunity to come up with your own special oath swearing to “Just Say No” to distracted driving. Needless to say, phones should be set aside while you talk with your teen about this potentially life-threatening topic.

Keep in mind that you are your teen’s number-one role model (whether they’re willing to admit it or not). Many of your teens’ peers are likely texting and driving or chatting on the phone behind the wheel, which means it’s more than important than ever that you provide an alternative example. By doing so, you’ll also keep yourself and your family safe—so it’s a clear win-win.


Suburban Toyota (Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy) – Toyota Sequoia

Toyota Sequoia

Summer travel with family or friends is easier when traveling in the roomy Toyota Sequoia. Suburban Toyota in Troy features the Toyota Sequoia as well as other members of the Toyota SUV family. The 2013 Sequoia, a full-size SUV, allows you to transport passengers, luggage and more comfortably during your summer get-away.

The Toyota Sequoia, with seating for eight, now has the 381-horsepower, 5.7-liter V8 engine as a standard feature on all 2013 models. The Sequoia’s fuel economy is an estimated 13 mpg for city driving and an estimated 18 mpg on the highway—comparable to the Dodge Durango. However, the Toyota Sequoia has more horsepower and torque than the Durango as well as more space in the interior cabin.

Nothing makes passengers crankier when on a long drive to a vacation destination than being crammed into a vehicle with minimal space. Stop by Suburban Toyota in Troy to see the Sequoia’s spacious interior firsthand. The Toyota Sequoia boasts significant interior room including 38.3 inches of front head room, 38.9 inches of rear head room, 42.5 inches front leg room, 40.9 inches rear leg room, 66.4 inches front shoulder room and 65.6 inches rear shoulder room.

Entertainment features are abundant in the Sequoia. The 2013 Sequoia debuts the first Toyota Blu-ray rear seat entertainment—ideal for long trips with the kids. In addition, the SUV has the Entune™ Multimedia System, Sirius XM satellite radio, a USB connection, Bluetooth® and eight speakers.

The Toyota Sequoia also features several other features to help provide you with a comfortable, stress-free ride, whether it’s a daily commute or a trek across multiple states. Interior features include:

  • Power-adjustable driver seat
  • Captain chair-styled front seats, heated
  • Reclining rear seats
  • Split/fold-flat third row seating
  • Second and third row retractable sunshades
  • 16+ cup holders

Ample storage capacity also is available in the Sequoia with a large cargo area and even convenient grocery bag hooks. Safety features include a blind spot monitor, air bags, three point seat belts, the LATCH system for car seats, trailer sway control and Toyota’s Star Safety System™.

We invite you to visit us to see each of the Sequoia’s unique features in person. Suburban Toyota serves not only Troy but also Clinton, Sterling Heights, Warren, Waterford and the Detroit metro area.


You Make Toyota No. 1

2014 Toyota Tundra

It’s consumers like you who make Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy proud to be part of the Toyota family — the nation’s no. 1 retail manufacturer as of April 2013.

In March alone, your vote of confidence in our vehicles, such as our Avalon XLE Premium and Toyota Tacoma V6, and decision to purchase Toyota, Scion and Lexus vehicles helped  Toyota’s national sales to sail past the competition — NOS-style.

That means for the first quarter of 2013, Toyota sold nearly 529,450 vehicles, or a 10 percent increase compared to vehicle sales during the same time frame in 2012.  In March alone, sales were up 4.8 percent on a daily selling rate basis.

“The auto industry continued its string of impressive monthly results, and at Toyota we had our best month since Cash for Clunkers in August of 2009,” said Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.  “A strong first-quarter close and increased consumer confidence continue to position the auto industry as a leader in the economic recovery.”

So what do our customers like?  Avalon and Corolla, undoubtedly.

Specifically, Toyota Corolla sales shot up 11.1 percent, with sales of 31,423 vehicles, which is why our dealership continues to offer folks a broad range of the model, from the 2010 Corolla LE to the 2013 Corolla S Special Edition.

As part of the Toyota family, Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy also encourages you to check out the 2013 Toyota Tacoma V6 to see exactly why so many customers bought the Tacoma series, increasing sales by more than 21 percent.

Not a 4.0 liter kind of car owner, but like the feel of a truck? No worries, Toyota Motor Sales also reported an increasing popularity of the RAV-4. In fact the small, 2.5-liter SUV, like our 2013 Rav4 LE, ranked as the best-selling truck with more than 75,000 vehicles sold — a year-to-year increase of 7.3 percent.

So next time you’re car shopping, come visit us at Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy. We won’t try to sell you on any hard pitches because we’ll just let this year’s quarterly statistics do the talking for us. That is, Toyota is the “No. 1 retail nameplate.”


Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Auto Battery

CAR BATTERYSpring has officially sprung. Now’s the time to see how your vehicle has fared the winter and ensure it’s in shape for summer. After all, you don’t want to get stuck out in the heat because your car won’t start!
Beat the heat

Hopefully, you’ve parked in an insulated garage this winter, which helps protect your battery from extreme cold. Parking in an insulated garage is also a good idea during the summer, because excessive heat can also shorten the life of your battery.

Spring cleaning for your battery

While you’re DE cluttering your home and cleaning up your yard, take a trip out to the garage to take a look at your auto battery. Keeping your battery clean is key, because a dirty connection weakens the charge and affects performance. To clean, simply remove the clamps and clean any dirt, grease and oxidation. This should be done seasonally to maintain your battery.

Go green for spring

As Mother Nature makes herself over in shades of green, be inspired to make your car battery more eco-friendly. A solar charger is an inexpensive and environmentally friendly way to keep your battery charged with a green energy source. Pair with an affordable monitor to ensure you don’t overcharge the battery.

Keep your battery hydrated

You know how important it is to stay hydrated when the weather gets warmer. Well, a little H2O can also help maintain your battery. Water can stretch the life of a conventional battery, but be sure to use distilled water and avoid overfilling the cells.

Replacing your auto battery

Spring is the season of rebirth, but it might also be the time to put your car battery to rest. The most obvious sign that your battery is done for is if it fails to start the car. It’s a good idea to keep a pair of jumper cables in your vehicle, which can save you the cost of a tow if your battery dies unexpectedly. If your vehicle’s instrument panel includes a voltage meter, you’ll know your battery needs replacement when it’s in the red (when vehicle is switched on but not started).

Although it’s uncommon, a battery can sometimes have an internal short circuit. This can cause the battery to overheat or swell. If this happens, the battery should be replaced immediately. If you notice any cracks when performing battery maintenance (cleaning or adding water), it needs to be replaced.

If you’re not sure whether your battery needs to be replaced, or you just want the peace of mind that it’ll get you through the summer, bring your vehicle to Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy, and we’ll take a look for you. We can make sure that your battery is working properly, and, if it isn’t, we can replace it for you. Feel free to ask us for tips on how to maintain your battery, because we want it to have a long and healthy life.


Five Tire Maintenance Tips From Suburban Toyota

Tire Maintenance Regular maintenance of your vehicle’s tires helps you stay safe on the road, delivers better fuel economy and prolongs the life of the tires. We at Suburban Toyota try hard to put into practice these five tire maintenance tips from our service department.

1. Perform a monthly inspection. Look over each tire for embedded nails, screws and the like, and also keep an eye out for gouges and worn or separated tread. Tread qualifies as too low if you can see the top of Lincoln’s head when you insert an upside-down penny. Some tires also come with bars that appear when tread wears too low. Make an appointment with us if you need tire repairs or replacement or if you’re not sure about your tread depth.

2. Check your tire pressure monthly.

Get the correct inflation amount for your tires — measured in pounds per square inch (PSI) — from your owner’s manual or from a sticker on the driver’s door jamb or glove box. When cool to the touch, check the PSI and inflate or deflate tires to the recommended level. Make an appointment with us if your tires will not maintain the correct PSI, as a value or the tire itself might require repair or replacement.

3. Rotate, balance and align your tires regularly.

We can tell you the exact mileage recommended for rotation of your specific tires, but it generally ranges between 5,000 and 8,000 miles. Our service department also can ensure you do not have an unbalanced wheel and tire assembly or poorly aligned tires, both of which can contribute to uneven or faster-than-usual tread wear. If you feel a wheel vibrating, pulling or other unusual issue, bring your vehicle in as soon as possible to avoid further problems.

4. Do not overload your vehicle.

Your owner’s manual also includes the recommended load for your vehicle. Stick to it, as an overloaded car or truck can result in faster-than-usual and/or uneven tread.

5. Drive with your tires in mind.

Starting, turning or stopping too quickly shortens the life of your tires. Also, avoid hitting potholes, objects in the road and curbs that can cause damage.

Our service department at Suburban Toyota is your best partner in keeping your tires driving smoothly for as long as possible. We also offer a wheel and tire warranty with all new vehicle purchases from our dealership.


2014 Toyota Highlander

2014 HighlanderThe Toyota Highlander has been completely redesigned for the 2014 model year. Everything has been updated from the fantastic curves on the outside, to the spacious interior. Not one stone was left unturned, and you will like what you see.

The cultured exterior lines of the Next Generation Toyota Highlander are meant for a night out on the town, but they’re also rugged enough to carry you through the roughest terrain. You’ll definitely want to take advantage of the available 4WD to help cope with the long, white winters we get here in Troy.

Perhaps the biggest changes come with the interior. Once again, everything is updated. In addition to the normal trunk space, both the second- and third-row seats fold down, creating enough room to put just about anything. What’s more, passenger capacity has been upped from seven to eight passengers due to the widening of the third row. All seats fold and even recline independently of each other. This allows for the maximum amount of comfort for all passengers. The inclusion of an under-dashboard shelf makes it easy to charge and stow your cell phone, your sunglasses or anything else that you may want safely secured.

Engine options remain unchanged for the Next Generation Highlander. If something works well, why change it? The 2.4-liter four-cylinder and the 3.5-liter six-cylinder work flawlessly with the Highlander. To improve upon the already excellent fuel economy, a brand new six-speed auto transmission will be mated to the six-cylinder.

If you are concerned about the environment and miles per gallon but still want the capability of an SUV, you could always opt for the Highlander Hybrid. The Highlander Hybrid offers excellent fuel consumption at 28 mpg through the city, and 28 on the highway. Whatever option you choose, you really cannot go wrong with the Next Generation 2014 Toyota Highlander.

For more information about this, or any of the other updated Toyota’s, contact Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy.

Fight Against Drunk Driving at the Walk Like MADD 5K Fun Walk

MADD Walk like MaddAlthough the numbers have declined over the years, drunk driving is still a completely preventable cause of death that affects many adults and teens every year. By taking part in the Walk Like MADD 5K Fun Walk, you can do your part to prevent drunk driving, raising funds and awareness about this important cause.

The indoor walk will take place at Oakland Mall in Troy at 8:30 a.m. on Sat., May 4. Proceeds from this event go to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, an organization dedicated to drunk driving prevention which also helps the victims and survivors of drunk driving crashes, free of charge. It’s a cause we here at Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy feel strongly about.

In Michigan, like many other states, teens can obtain their driver’s license at the age of 16. Unfortunately, automobile crashes are the leading cause of death among teens ages 15 to 20, and 40 percent of all fatal alcohol-related crashes involve a teenager who has been drinking. MADD works to spread awareness about the dangers of teen drinking and driving, while supporting legislation, like checkpoints, penalties for bars that serve minors and curfews that can work toward drunk-driving prevention.

The Walk Like MADD 5K Fun Run might be a good starting point to bring up the topic of drunk driving with your teen, so consider bringing them along to this local event. By just showing up and walking a couple of miles, we can set a positive example for our local youth while supporting an important cause.If you have a teen in your life, you might wonder what you can do to keep them from drinking and driving.

Be sure to inform your teens about the dangers of drunk driving, and always find out where they are going and who else will be there. Let them know that, while underage drinking is not acceptable, calling you for a ride is a better option than getting behind the wheel if they’ve had something to drink. Never supply alcohol to anyone underage, and get other local parents to agree not to, as well.

2013 Camry Hybrid is hot now at Suburban Toyota

2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE

It’s no secret that consumers are leaning toward a greener life. Between local recycling efforts and green initiatives to the fuel efficiency in our modern vehicles, there’s always a way to help the earth.

With Earth Day around the corner, the team at Suburban Toyota of Troy is excited to share the 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid. You can save money but keep the luxury of one of Toyota’s best-selling models.

Experience Earth-friendly energy efficiency

At an estimated 43/39 mpg for the Hybrid LE, there’s little doubt that you’ll be saving money at the pump. Hybrids from Toyota started with the Prius, but with the release of the Camry Hybrid, family driving and its roomier ride have made it a top seller.

The Hybrid LE, the base model hybrid, starts at just over $26,000, while the XLE — with more advanced features, including dual-zone climate control — starts at $27,670. Technology that once was only for the wealthy has become an affordable convenience for almost any consumer.

Fantastic features for a perfect drive

It’s easy to feel safe and secure in the Camry Hybrid. All models come with 10 standard airbags, with an option for a back-up camera for safer driving. Enjoy the quiet cabin space, and let the little ones sleep, thanks to the Camry’s typically smooth ride.

A 6.1-inch touchscreen navigation and audio system also take the 2013 Camry Hybrid to the next level. The 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine delivers 156 horsepower, adding to the Camry’s already gentle but powerful drive force.

A legacy that keeps growing

Ninety percent of Camry’s sold 10 years ago are still on the road today, illustrating its quality and longevity. Toyota’s reputation for powerful engines and long-lasting vehicles doesn’t stop with the Camry Hybrid. When you’re ready, stop in to Suburban Toyota and take an enjoyable family ride in the 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid.


How to make your home and vehicle more environmentally friendly

Earth day

Here at Suburban Toyota in Troy, Mich., we want to encourage everyone in the city and surrounding areas to celebrate Earth Day on Monday, April 22, by joining the effort to commit a billion “acts of green.” For us, of course, that means starting with our cars—especially our hybrids.

We have a large selection, including the 2013 Avalon Hybrid Sedan, the 2013 Camry Hybrid Sedan, the 2013 Highlander Hybrid SUV as well as our many models of Prius—including a plug-in hatchback. At Suburban Toyota, we have a whole host of alternative cars that help save the earth’s resources. Even our regular cars do their part, with ever-increasing MPG ratings that help you get the most bang for your fuel bucks.

You don’t have to let your efforts to help the earth stop and end with your car, though. You can get your whole family involved at home, whether you’re doing something as simple as recycling cans, cardboard and newspapers or something as energy efficient as using solar panels for your home.

Other simple efforts around the house include using earth-friendly products that aren’t harmful to the environment. Check the labels of your cleaning supplies and detergents to see if they fit the bill. Consider using regular plates and cloth napkins instead of paper ones to avoid adding more to your landfill.

As spring finally starts creeping into the Midwest this year, investigate more natural options for fertilizing and weeding your lawn rather than using chemicals that can harm the environment. Plant a rain garden or use a rain barrel to capture water to reuse when watering plants or washing the dog. Xeriscaping helps, too, by choosing plants that are native to Michigan and therefore need less water.

To really dive into Earth Day, you can help the official Earth Day Network in several ways, from planting trees to becoming a climate reporter to recycling your electronics. Visit Earth Day Network’s website to find out more.

Come full circle here at Suburban Toyota, and remember that you can help the earth by trading in an old gas-guzzler and choosing a more fuel-efficient car—maybe even a hybrid. Come see us at Suburban Toyota in the Troy Motor Mall on Maplelawn Road, north of Maple and west of Crooks Road. We’ll give you a personal tour of all our environmentally friendly options.

Coal-powered green cars can still be a good option

coal-powered Car Prius c

Here at Suburban Toyota in Troy, Mich., we like everything to do with cars. With Earth Day right around the corner on Monday, April 22, we’ve been thinking a lot about energy-efficient cars, especially our hybrids. There has been some discussion in certain car circles lately about whether cars that are all- or part- electric really help the environment if the energy that powers the batteries comes from coal. So what’s the deal?

The fact is, few electric cars or hybrids are powered entirely by coal. It turns out that only 45 percent of electricity in the United States comes from coal-fired power stations. Most power companies, in fact, use a combination of different energy sources, from wind, solar and hydro to nuclear, coal and natural gas. By 2020, the state of California plans to have a third of its power derived from renewables such as wind, geothermal and waste.

But say a driver DOES get all his car-power energy from a coal-fueled power plant. One curious driver put that assumption to the test. By his calculations, an electric car charged entirely from coal-powered electricity creates 15 percent less carbon dioxide that a similar-sized gas-powered vehicle.

With Earth Day coming up, now is a great time to investigate the 2013 all-electric and hybrid options available at Suburban Toyota, including our Avalon Hybrid Sedan, Camry Hybrid Sedan, Highlander Hybrid SUV and our many models of Prius—including a plug-in hatchback.

If you want to do even more for the environment, consider taking part in the Earth Day Network’s goal to have the country commit a billion “acts of green.” You might plant trees, become a climate reporter or even recycle your electronics. Visit Earth Day Network’s website to find out more.

Whether you wait until Earth Day or come see us now, we here at Suburban Toyota are eager to get you into a vehicle that best suits your needs and budget. If it helps the environment, all the better!

Suburban Toyota is in the Troy Motor Mall on Maplelawn Road, north of Maple and west of Crooks Road.

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Two Toyota vehicles awarded ‘Best Cars for Families

Best Cars For Families 2013Every year, U.S. News and World Report honor a handful of vehicles with its “Best Cars for Families” awards. Judges consider the size of the vehicles, quality and special features that make the cars top choices for families.

For 2013, Suburban Toyota of Troy is pleased to point out that two family-friendly Toyota cars won: the Toyota Prius and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. Each of these popular vehicles has something different to offer families, and each is also available in your own back yard at Suburban Toyota of Troy.

Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius w2013 Toyota Priuson the Hatchback category of the awards, but not just for its hatchback shape. A roomy interior means it has plenty of room to cart the kids around, and the big trunk allows plenty of space for snacks, sports equipment and all other stuff families cart around.

By alternating the hybrid’s electric motor and four-cylinder engine, and getting fuel economy of up to 51 mpg, the car keeps busy families from having to stop for gas as much. High reliability rating for its class means that this is a family-friendly Toyota you can trust.

Toyota Highlander Hybrid

In the Hybrid SUV category, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid nailed it, combining the best features of a hybrid with the space required for larger families. The Highlander Hybrid seats up to seven people, kicks butt with a powerful V6 engine and twin electric motors, but still gets up to 28 mpg. This balance of power, efficiency and space is appealing to families that need more room than the typical hybrid has to offer, but who still want quality or fuel efficiency.

2013 Toyota Highlander HybridFans of the Highlander can look forward to the 2014 model, which will have a larger third-row seat, making room for a total of eight passengers in the vehicle. When it comes to being family-friendly,

Toyota cars have proven their worth year after year in the Best Cars for Families awards. If you’re looking to see the award-winning vehicles in person, be sure to stop by Suburban Toyota to see how your family likes all the features of these favorite cars.


Hit the Open Road With the 2013 Toyota Prius C

Toyota Prius-c in Troy

When the weather starts warming up and the grass is turning green, why not save some green of your own with a fuel-efficient vehicle that can take you anywhere? At Suburban Toyota, you’ll get to see our new model — the 2013 Prius c.

Toyota expands on its popular, earth-friendly hybrid model with an even sportier (and more affordable) edition.

Toyota Prius c – Get to spring break in style

Aside from its 53/46 estimated mpg — which is impressive on its own — you’ll get to your hot vacation spot with help from the display audio with navigation and Entune, a social media lover’s dream.

Don’t forget to crank out tunes on Pandora with your Entune, or browse Bing for local eateries.

Give the Earth a taste of something sweet

Toyota Prius c 2013The Prius c is rated as a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) because of its fewer smog-forming emissions. Choose your power source by switching between EC/ECO modes, letting you choose between gas and electric.

And at 53 mpg on the highway, don’t aim low for your spring getaway. Go the distance in comfort and style.

Be safe while you’re out there…

With the Prius c’s 5-star safety system, you can rest easy with the antilock brake system, traction control, enhanced vehicle stability control, break assist and smart stop technology, among other great features.

The cozy Prius c also has nine airbags for optimal passenger protection.

Consumers love them, and there’s a reason it’s one of Toyota’s best-selling models. Between its gas efficiency, electric option, optimal safety features and tech-savvy additions, you’ll love every second you spend in your new Prius c, with the base model starting at less than $20,000.

Stop in to Suburban Toyota for a quality test drive in a new Toyota Prius c.


Suburban Toyota 2013 Corolla Furia

Toyota Corolla Furia 2013

Are you attracted to the Toyota Corolla’s reputation for reliability, but wish for something a little more stylish to drive?

Wish no more. At the 2013 North American International Auto Show in January, 2013, Toyota unveiled a tantalizing glimpse of the future Corolla Furia, a next-generation Corolla with amped-up bodywork and a new, edgier aesthetic.

It’s pretty, it’s practical, and it’s coming to the Suburban Toyota in Troy as soon as Toyota starts rolling them out.

Toyota Corolla Furia DetroitAlthough the Furia is just a concept right now, Toyota has turned mere dreams into larger-than-life realities on more than one occasion. The specs so far are: 181.9 inches long, 72 inches wide, 56.1 inches high, wheelbase of 106.3 inches, making it larger than existing Corollas.

The new Furia reflects the company’s drive to produce dependable, long-lasting vehicles that are just a little flashier and will catch the eye of passersby, whether they’re cruising on the highway or parked at the curb.

Although the exterior design is based on very simple elements and clean lines, collectively they form a daring and distinct whole.

New design elements include:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels positioned right at the vehicle’s corners, rather than a short distance inward, giving the vehicle a stance that’s more stable, sportier and more modern. The short overhangs that highlight the long wheelbase will be sure to make a few eyes pop.
  • A swept windshield reminiscent of a race car, contributing to the feeling of motion even while the vehicle is stationary. A sloped roof line adds to this impression.
  • Provocative fender flares and a front fascia with a blacked-out grill emphasize the headlamps for a sharp feeling of contrast.
  • Advanced technological elements, including sculpted front LED headlamps and rear composite LED taillight assemblies, appeal to younger drivers who love their gadgets.
  • Carbon fiber accents around the wheel wells, rocker panels, and a rear valence with elaborate metal exhaust outlets add to this car’s detailed style.

This is a car that will endear itself to Corolla fans as well as those who like a little bit of glamor with their ride.



Suburban Toyota – 2013 RAV4

Toyota RAV4 2013 in TroyIf you’re in the market for a spacious, sleek, newly-redesigned crossover SUV, then you may find that the RAV4 Genie is prepared to grant your wish. This popular Toyota offering, featured in one of the Big Game’s most memorable commercials, has undergone a complete overhaul for the first time since 2006.

The 2013 Toyota RAV4 was released just this month, and it looks like the genie has been granting plenty of wishes to fans of the crossover vehicle.

toyota_rav4_ctaPerhaps your wish is for an elegant new look. While the interior of the new RAV4 is just as spacious and convenient as previous models, its updated appearance takes it far beyond the standard SUV.

No more back-mounted spare tire—instead, it’s stored under the cargo floor to save space. The side-hinged rear door has been replaced with a top-hinged liftgate for a more refined style.

Toyota RAV4Have you been wishing you could control efficiency and power with new operation mode settings? The 2013 RAV4 adds two: Eco and Sport. While Eco mode promotes more efficient driving, Sport livens things up by increasing the throttle and steering response.

If your wish is for an updated six-speed transmission to replace the previous four-speed units, then the RAV4 Genie has you covered yet again. This update improves fuel economy by a whopping 5-10 %, giving you 24 MPG city and 31 MPG highway with the front wheel drive option, or 22/29 MPG for all-wheel drive. The four-cylinder engine is a 2.5 liter unit, boasting 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque.

No matter what your wish is, you won’t have to wait too long for it to come true, because the 2013 Toyota RAV4 is now in stock at Suburban Toyota. This brand new crossover model is well worth a test drive for its flexibility, style, brand-new features and much-praised spaciousness.