Remember how excited you were to get behind the wheel for the very first time? With the complete redesign of the 2015 Yaris, its exciting new attitude will make daily driving fun again. Equipped with more luxurious materials, and a bundle of slight improvements that make even it even more aggressive, you’ll have a hard time leaving it in the driveway. Here at Toyota of Greenville, we feel that Toyota has truly outdone itself.
The fresh new look of the Yaris was designed in Toyota’s cutting edge ED design studio located in France. Notable features include its wide horizontal front grille made of chrome, new LED daytime running lights, and a single wide-sweeping windshield wiper. The results are obvious with a more menacing and confident look than ever before.
Not only does the new Yaris look sportier on the outside, softer and more luxurious materials complement its interior. With improved functionality, the inside is comfortable with a sporty look for a truly thrilling ride that engages the senses.
Under the hood you will find a 1.5L 16-valve four-cylinder DOHC engine with VVT-i technology. Its 106 horsepower and 103 pounds-feet of torque are accentuated by the 2015 model’s improved aerodynamics. Its handling is also spectacular with a 31.5 ft. turning circle–the best in its class. This makes it easy to zip in and out of tight spots, making U-turns a breeze. Other performance improvements include a more rigidly designed body structure and retuned suspension.
Whether you’re ready to test-drive the 2015 Yaris or want to view our extensive Toyota inventory, our team at Toyota of Greenville will help you find the perfect model for your daily needs. No matter which Toyota you get, you can relax by trusting in one of the most reliable and enduring automotive brands in the world. Contact us today.
Don’t miss its bold new design and innovative XSE trim
As the best-selling vehicle in the country for 12 years running, there is no denying the Toyota Camry is a one-of-a-kind sedan. Our team at Toyota of Greenville predicts that it is going to stay at the head of the pack, especially with its exciting new redesign for 2015. Without eliminating the qualities that we know and love, the new trims offer high-quality premium materials, features, and a more stylish and aggressive stance.
One of the first things you will notice about the new model is the body structure. Its slightly more rigid lines and contours reveal a Camry that looks younger and sportier than ever. Improved aerodynamics, a more rigid body structure, and fine-tuned suspension work together to improve performance fit for action seekers and family members alike.
For the really adventurous, there is an exciting new XSE trim. The sportiest Camry ever designed, it's available 3.5L V6 produces 268 horsepower for a really exciting ride. It also comes with refined suspension tuning and large 18-inch wheels. A 2.5L four-cylinder is also available.
Inside, the 2015 Camry is more luxurious than ever before. Its available Ultrasuede and leather trims do a great job of blurring the lines between standard and luxury models. It also comes with the latest technological amenities including a 4.2-inch TFT screen, 3D gauges, and the latest in vehicle connectivity. Easily access your favorite music, navigation, and Camry’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System along with many other features.
One of the best parts about the inside of the new Camry is the incredible reduction of noise. Hear more of the music, and conversations, thanks to a quieter powertrain, better-sealed doors and windows, improved aerodynamics and carpeting that soaks up sound more than ever.
Of course, the 2015 Camry still offers the driving reliability and safety that millions of Americans love year after year. Now it is just fit for the 21st century. Contact us at Toyota of Greenville to schedule a test drive immediately.
The original FT-1 concept car debuted back in January and swiftly went about captivating the world at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. Comprised of a curvaceous exterior; draped in a stunning red color scheme; and sporting the sort of vibrant visual effects that would make even the most accomplished Hollywood studio brim with envy, the FT-1 builds on Toyota’s rich sports coupe heritage dating back to the 2000GT, Celica, Supra, MR2, and most recently, the Scion FR-S.
Recently, at the Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival Gala held on California’s Monterey Peninsula, Toyota went about stunning the world once more, unveiling a second interior styling and exterior color for an upscale interpretation of its sensational sports car concept.
This time, instead of a ravishing red, the latest FT-1 sports a sophisticated graphite exterior. Inside, Toyota replaced the original concept’s masculine black with a rich saddled-colored leather, which Toyota says draws inspiration from the modern, high-tech performance materials used for today’s superhero costumes.
While enthusiast may have been particularly pleased with the original concept’s red and black pairing, Toyota believes the swap in color scheme not only showcases the concepts versatility, but may ultimately prove more pleasing to consumers that desire a more premium, athletic feel. Truth be told, we can’t see anyone taking issue with either model. In fact, we’ll take two of each, please!
Concept cars by their very nature are stunning examples of engineering. They allow automakers to dare and to dream. Concepts are designed to ignite the soul and catch the eye, but when one manages to evoke such raw response like the FT-1, it’s clear the fine folks at Toyota have exceeded expectations.
The FT-1 concept is a living, breathing example of metal and magic rolled into one cohesive, lip-smattering mold, and if this is indeed the north star by which Toyota will guide its future designs, the future looks incredibly bright for Toyota fans.
While it may be some time before we see a production version of the FT-1, feel free to stop by our dealership and explore the many great Toyota vehicles available today.
New for 2014
The 2014 Toyota Prius c remains the same nimble and fuel-efficient car as last year, with no major changes to the current model.
As the smallest and least expensive model in Toyota’s hybrid family, the 2014 Prius c proves that miserly fuel economy can be had at an incredibly attractive price.
Not only is the baby of the Prius bunch affordable, with a starting MSRP of $19,080,* its unique styling, seating for five passengers, and nimble handling make it an incredibly attractive proposition for nearly any budget.
Powertrains and Performance
Underneath the Prius c’s pinched hood lives a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and electric motor that is fed by a nickel-metal hydride battery pack. Total combined output for the Prius c is 99 horsepower, which is channeled to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
As with any hybrid model, the most important figures are that of its fuel economy. And when it comes to the Prius c, few are able to match it. That’s because the Prius c earns an EPA-estimated (and astronomical) 50 mpg combined.** Plan on driving in the city? The Prius c gets 53 mpg.** Feel like venturing out onto the highway? Well then satisfy your need for adventure and enjoy 46 mpg.**
While the bulk of your driving joy will derive from its miserly fuel economy, the Prius c acquits itself well out on the road. It’s small footprint means maneuvering in and out of tight corners and parking spaces is a breeze. It’s also quite sprightly, with driving manners that make for one fun city runabout.
Don’t mistake the c for some sort of pipsqueak Prius, though. It handles longer stretches of pavement with aplomb and passing power is more than adequate. Drivers keen to put their foot down with authority will be surprised by the vehicle’s impressive acceleration.
Features and Trims
With its versatile hatchback body style and four-door configuration, the 2014 Prius c is as practical as it is fuel efficient. It comes in four different trim levels named One through Four, and is roomy enough to seat 5 passengers
Standard highlights for One models include 15-inch steel wheels, a 3.5-inch multifunctional display, and Bluetooth® audio and phone connectivity. One models also come with full power accessories and a handy USB/iPod® port.
The Prius c Two adds to the base model’s impressive list with a height-adjustable driver seat, center console storage bin, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, and six-speaker sound system.
Next up, the Prius c Three nets drivers keyless ignition/entry, a 6.1-inch touchscreen display, and a navigation system. Of course, an advance car such as the Prius c deserves some advance features, and c Three models come with Toyota’s cutting-edge Entune® app suite, which includes access to Bing™, iHeartRadio, MovieTickets.com, OpenTable® and Pandora®, as well as real-time info including traffic, weather, fuel prices, sports and stocks.
Finally, the Prius c Four gets a number of exterior enhancements, such as alloy wheels, heated mirrors, and foglights. Four models also come equipped with Toyota’s SofTex® simulated leather trim and heated front seats.
Traditionally, fuel-efficient cars aren’t known for their standout styling, but the Prius c happily adds to its fuel-sipping frugality with genuine good looks. Despite being based on the Yaris platform, the Prius c has an identity of its own. Strong visual cues include sweeping headlights and long, vertical taillights that help the Prius c “pop” in a crowed parking lot.
With space for five passengers, you may have already surmised the amount of cabin space on offer in the Prius c—a lot . The interior is also rather stylish, too, with a uniquely sculpted dash that cradles the center console and available LCD touchscreen.
There is even a multifunctional steering wheel, complete with steering wheel-mounted controls for added convenience. Meanwhile, like its larger siblings, the Prius c does away with the traditional analogue gauge cluster/instrumentation in favor of an all-digital make up.
Finally, we’ve touted the Prius c’s versatility already and we weren’t just blowing smoke up your tailpipe. The base Prius c One's rear seat folds down as one piece, but Two and above models feature a 60/40 split seat for greater versatility.
As with every new Toyota model, the Prius c comes with Toyota’s Star Safety System™, an advanced suite of six standard safety features. These consist of enhanced vehicle stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, and Smart Stop Technology®.
The Prius c also comes with nine airbags as standard, including a driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System. Additionally, the c is equipped with energy-absorbing crumple zones that help disperse energy away from the passenger compartment.
Fun, frugal, and feisty in a curve, the Prius c proves that value and excitement can co-exist in sweet automotive harmony—and from such a wonderfully small package, to boot!
But don’t let its size fool you. With enough room for five passengers, the Prius c remains every bit as capable as its larger hybrid siblings.
It may be the baby of the Prius brood, but out on the road, the 2014 Prius c proves wise beyond its years.
For more information, or to schedule a test drive, be sure to stop by or contact our dealership.
* Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price, excludes the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee of $825 for Cars, $885 for Small/Light Trucks (Sienna, RAV4, RAV4 EV, Highlander Gas, Highlander HV, FJ Cruiser, 4Runner, Tacoma and Venza), $1100 for Large Trucks (Tundra), and $925 for Large SUVs (Sequoia and Land Cruiser). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota's charge for these services is called the "Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee" and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota's overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. Actual dealer price will vary.
** 2014 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.
Your engine air filter is a little something that makes a huge difference. You might not even realize it’s there until it’s clogged, but an engine filter check is a worthwhile investment to avoid bigger problems down the road, like costly engine replacement.
How it Works
Your filter is made out of material like paper, foam, or cotton, that contains large sponge-like pores designed to let air in and keep abrasive particles out. To allow airflow with minimal resistance while also trapping the maximum amount of dirt and dust particles, filter designers use the largest surface area of material as possible and fold it into a series of corrugations to make the filter fit into its “housing” in your vehicle.
Healthy Engine Filter
Every car, driver, road, and combination of the three is different, so it’s hard to diagnose whether or not your engine filter is healthy based on day-to-day driving experience. The best way to check its health is to visually check it yourself. If you can get to your engine filter, take a look at it. If it is clean, and you aren’t experiencing any engine performance issues, you likely have a healthy filter on your hands.
Unhealthy Engine Filter
If your filter is exhibiting any of these symptoms, take it in for a check-up.
Black areas on the section of the filter where outside air enters could mean there’s some build-up that needs to be addressed. Without an expert’s eye, it’s hard to tell whether or not your filter’s level of build-up is safe. Take your car in for a filter-check ASAP.
Age plays a major role in filter efficiency. The range for filter use varies significantly with roughly 15,000 to 30,000 miles recommended between replacements, depending on the manufacturer. However, this number is largely affected by the type of road you normally take. If you spend a significant amount of time on dirty, dusty roads with ever present debris, a frequent engine filter check is in your best interest.
Leaving a faulty filter in place for too long can lead to expensive engine damage. If you have any doubts, or don’t have a solid idea of the last time your engine filter was replaced, it’s worth some attention. A stop by our service department for a filter check will help both you and your car breathe easier.
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An easy homemade Halloween costume is just a few steps away
Most superhero costumes start out with the same base: a bathing suit over tights or solid colored pajamas. From there, the details make the hero. Add homemade lightning bolts, crowns, stars, chest letters, belts, or capes to bring the character to life. Don’t forget coordinating socks, boots, or masks. With a little creativity, your child’s hero costume will be more lifelike than those overpriced getups they sell at party stores.
If you’re running low on time, this is a perfect option. Most party and discount stores sell some sort of luau décor. If you can find a grass skirt, some fake flowers and a few leis, you can transform your child into a Hawaiian princess (or prince) and say “Aloha” to savings.
This is a classic. A simple pleated skirt, sweater with a hand-fashioned letter, pom-poms and a megaphone will have your little one ready for the game and a night of trick-or-treating. Naturally, a few ribbons, a ponytail, and tennis shoes would add to the ensemble. If it’s a cold night, just layer tights under the skirt or attach team letters and logos to a chunkier sweater or cardigan for your child to wear.
The menu here is vast and creative. Can-can dancer? A bathing suit with full skirt and multi-colored ruffles underneath will do the trick. Ballerina? Borrow or quickly make a tutu of netting, fluffed out over a leotard with ballet slippers. Charleston flapper? In an instant, you can whip together a shimmery sheath and off-center headband with a silk flower.
This is the ultimate last-minute option. If you have a red shirt somewhere, flip it inside-out so you don’t damage any design on the front, and create stripes with white duct tape. If you can, find some round black glasses, or fashion a pair out of black pipe-cleaners. Finish off the Waldo look with a red beanie. If your kid’s head is small enough, you can make one of these out of a very large red knee-sock with the length trimmed and folded over.
The leaves are changing and everything smells like cinnamon and nutmeg, which can mean only one thing: fall has arrived. In between picking a pumpkin to carve and bobbing for apples, take a minute to brush up on some fun fall trivia.
Ever wonder what give fall leaves their distinctive coloring? Turns out, the color switch results from a breakdown of chlorophyll in the leaves which causes the green color to make like a tree and…well, you know. When the green disappears, yellow and orange tints become visible while other colors form as red anthocyanin pigments develop through other chemical changes.
Why is it called both fall and autumn? Let’s take it back to the 14th century, when the Latin “autumn” first appeared in the English language. It gradually replaced the term “harvest” that had previously described the time period between summer and winter. “Fall” entered the scene in the 17th century, most likely as a poetic counterpart to “spring,” and it stuck. Autumn won out in Britain, but here in the US we still use both terms interchangeably.
For those with allergies, you may be interested to know the most likely culprit of your seasonal sniffles. Ragweed is the weed pollen that causes the most common fall allergies. 10-30 percent of Americans suffer from hay fever, most cases of which are caused by an allergy to ragweed.
Apples are the freshest in the fall, even though many varieties are available all year round, which explains why apple-picking is a favorite fall pastime. Other seasonal fruits and vegetables during this time are bell peppers, spinach, squash, and pumpkin of course.
A fall birthday leads to longevity, according to University of Chicago researchers. Apparently, based on their research people born in the fall are the most likely to live to be 100 years old.
What are the differences?
The decision of whether to lease or purchase your new vehicle is one of the most important choices for car-shoppers to make. There are many important differences between the two which can help you make your choice. This guide highlights some of the most notable aspects.
Monthly Payments: Monthly lease payments are always lower than they would be if you purchased the vehicle. That’s because you only have to pay for the vehicle’s depreciation and additional rent charges. The depreciation estimate is based on the assumption of a certain amount of miles per year and proper maintenance of the vehicle itself.
Sales Tax: Typically, drivers who lease a vehicle will only pay sales or use tax on their monthly payments and any capitalized cost reduction. This means less sales tax paid over a longer period. When purchasing a vehicle, sales tax is paid on the full purchase price (although the value of your trade-in is often excluded from this amount).
Who Owns the Vehicle: During a lease, the leasing company maintains ownership of the vehicle. At the end of a lease, you can choose to renew your lease, purchase the vehicle, or return it to the dealership and pay any associated costs. Purchasing a vehicle means that you are the owner whenever you make your final payment.
Warranty Coverage: All vehicle warranties cover terms of 36 months or less, which means it’s likely that your full lease term will be covered. This helps ensure fixed costs of driving over that period. If you finance a vehicle, your warranty will expire after a certain period and your costs of driving will be variable.
Trading Vehicles: Drivers who lease have the option to change cars whenever their lease term is up by simply entering into a new lease. Purchasing a vehicle makes it more difficult to change vehicles frequently, since you will be paying for the full cost of the vehicle and the depreciation, including any unexpected depreciation (in a lease, the risk of unexpected depreciation is carried by the lessor).
We offer affordable lease options on almost every new model. Contact or visit our dealership today for more information on leasing and purchasing.
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