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.

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.

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

Toyota Dominates Cars.com’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 Cars.com’s Top 10 ‘American-Made’ index with the most models for 2013. Every year Cars.com 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 Cars.com 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.

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.

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.