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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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

 

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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

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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.