2012 Toyota Camry – Created to be Ready

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It’s the car that is “Created to be Ready”; the 2012 Toyota Camry. It’s build for speed, durability, and efficiency to last a long, long time. Inside the Camry’s hood is a Hybrid engine: 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve Dual VVT-i; EV and ECO modes, providing 200 hp. And because it’s a hybrid, its fuel efficiency can reach up to 43 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. So you can save gas by every drop without having to reduce your speed. For everyone’s safety inside, there are 10 airbags that is installed, surrounding the driver and the other passengers as well. Other safety features also include the Star Safety System that includes Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, 4-wheel Anti-Lock Brake System, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology.

For techie features inside the 2012 Camry, there are the AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability that is supported by six speakers, the auxiliary audio jack and the USB port with iPod connectivity, the rear-window defogger, illuminated glove compartment, and dual sun visors with sliding extensions.

For the external features of the car, it gives a really awesome impression that is sure to attract passers-by and co-drivers on the road. And to add more style on it, 16 inch steel wheels, 17 inch alloy wheels, or 18 inch alloy wheels are installed in every Camry (wheels depend on sculpt).

The 2012 Toyota Camry is available in these colors for you to choose from – super white, classic silver metallic, magnetic gray metallic, cosmic gray mica, attitude black metallic, Barcelona red metallic, sandy beach metallic, cypress pearl, and Clearwater blue metallic.

2012 Toyota Sequoia – Power for Your Family On The Road

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Large SUVs are the ultimate family vehicle. Not only do they possess power to carry everyone with their things, they also feature some of the latest in vehicle technology. Among the large SUVs being talked about this year is the 2012 Toyota Sequoia. Depending on the model, the 2012 Sequoia has two engine configurations. There’s the 4.6-liter V8 engine capable of generating 310 horsepower while producing 327 pound-feet of torque. There’s also the 5.7-liter V8 that generates 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. All models have rear-wheel drive but buyers can opt to also have four-wheel drive.

Being a large SUV, the 2012 Sequoia easily drains the gas tank. Fuel efficiency ratings depend on the engine configuration and whether in rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The 4.6L consumes fuel at a rate of 14 mpg city/20 mpg highway in rear-wheel drive and 13 mpg city/18 mpg highway with four-wheel drive. The 5.7L consumes fuel at 13 mpg city/18 mpg highway with rear-drive and 13 mpg/17 mpg highway with four-wheel drive.

The 2012 Sequoia excels both in towing and hauling. Models with the 4.6L engine can tow up to 6,900 pounds while models with the 5.7L engine can tow up to 7,400 pounds. These rates are for rear-drive. Thus, it is possible to tow even greater loads when in four-wheel drive.

Passenger capacity ranges from seven to eight. Second row seats not only recline but can also be slid backwards for more legroom. The dashboard has a multi information display with 3-zone climate control, Sirius XM Satellite radio, CD/MP3 player with an eight speaker sound system, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability, and USB/iPod connectivity. For passengers in the rear, there is also a 9” entertainment system with two wireless headphones.

The Sequoia combines power and capacity with safety and luxury for the entire family. Learn more about the 2012 Toyota Sequoia in Sn Diego

2012 Toyota RAV4 – Rev, No, RAV it up, San Diego!

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Choosing an SUV is serious business. Your family should fit in it while having extra baggage at hand. And with the new 2012 Toyota RAV4, bringing everyone to a vacation, a restaurant, or a cinema is possible. The RAV4’s engine is a 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve with Dual VVT-i; 179 hp @ 6000 rpm, 172 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm. Its performance is quite unbeatable. According to Toyota, over 80% of their RAV4s sold in the last 15 years are usable, still on the road, and still running. And with its gas saving property, the RAV4’s mpg is 28 on the highway, saving you gas every time you hit the road. Its exterior look has a peculiar unisex feel, giving confidence to its driver every single time. It has a High Solar Energy-Absorbing Glass, blocking most of the radiation coming from the sun, going towards the vehicle. It reduces the heat coming in the car, so you don’t need to put your AC on high, wasting energy from your car’s battery. It also has an optional roof rack for those ski trips, surfing under the summer heat, or biking uphill.

The interior of the 2012 Toyota RAV4 has Fabric-trimmed seats, air conditioning with air filter, multi-function center console with cup holders and mobile phone holders, dual glove compartments, and an AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA compatibility.

You can actually stream music, talk on the phone hands free, and access your phonebook with its Bluetooth feature. It also features a Keyless Entry System, so you’ll just have to press a button, and you can enter your SUV, especially when you’re in a hurry.

RAV up now with the 2012 Toyota RAV4 with available colors -  super white, sandy bleach metallic, classic silver metallic, Barcelona red metallic, pacific blue metallic, black, pyrite mica, and black forest pearl.

2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser – Great To Cruise Around In San Diego

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SUV with off-road performance – that is the new 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser. Its engine is a 4.0-Liter V6 DOHC 24-Valve with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) with 260 hp @ 5600 rpm, serving you speed that you need. And with its MPG of 17 in the city and 20 on the highway, you are saving every fuel by every drop. Its exterior design has a truck-type sculpt, with finesse and style on each corner. Each wheel has its own mudguard, so you’re messing-up time can be extended. It also has 17” steel wheels to handle the most extreme situations, but still give its style to everyone that glances.

And there’s a spare tire holder at the back of your car, giving you a spare tire when you need one. And also, it has a lift-up glass hatch. So, when you need to grab a toolbox or your snowboard, you can easily acquire it.

Inside the FJ Cruiser is an AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback, serving you news or music when you need it. And if you want commercial-less radio, there’s the SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 90-day trial available with a USB port, auxiliary audio jack, and Bluetooth technology.

Need more space? The fabric-trimmed rear seats can be folded to give you the space that you need for your extra cargo. And if you need to talk to someone while driving, like your kids or your mom, there’s always the Bluetooth Hands-Free technology with voice recognition.

Get the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser with these available colors – silver fresco metallic, black, iceberg, army green, cavalry blue, and quicksand.

2012 Toyota Venza – Looking Over the Horizon

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The 2012 Toyota Venza is a family-friendly vehicle which is a joy to be in. Its spacious cabin makes it a great vehicle for long rides while passengers enjoy a generously designed interior. The 2012 Toyota Venza can hold up to 70.2 cubic feet of cargo space which makes it carry cargo of almost an SUV capacity. It also has numerous cubbies and other storage areas. Space is maximized as well because the 60/40 rear seats can be easily folded with just a pull of a lever. This 5-passenger wagon is available in 3 grades namely: Limited, LE and the XLE. The LE and the XLE are equipped with a 2.7 liter four-cylinder, V6 engine which produces 182 horsepower. Either can be FWD or AWD.  On the other hand, the Limited is powered solely by a V6 but can also be in FWD or AWD.

When it comes to appearance, the Venza comes with an attractive set of 19-inch alloy wheels for the 4‑cylinder units while the alloy wheels are 20 inches for the V6. There are several colors available as well, ranging from Barcellona Red Metallic to Aloe Green Metallic. There’s a Tropical Sea Metallic somewhere in between the color range along with the basic black, white and brown.

The driving experience that this vehicle provides is relaxed and easy to handle. It has a fuel economy of 21 city/27 hwy mpg, which is pretty good for general drivability. In government crash testing, the Venza received 4 stars and in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing for frontal-offset and its side and roof-strength tests, is received the highest mark of “Good.”

The audio and climate controls are easy to manipulate. With the driving quality, extra features, and sleek design, the 2012 Toyota Venza is a practical choice for a safe and easy to handle family ride.

2012 Toyota Sienna – Your Home on the Road

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Being with the family is the best stress-reliever and nothing does it better than having a family getaway. Taking the family on an outing is like taking your home along. And for family outings, you need a reliable, spacious family vehicle. Like the 2012 Toyota Sienna Minivan. All models of the 2012 Sienna have automatic transmission.  There are two engine configurations buyers can choose from- the 2.7 liter type and the 3.5 liter V6. The 2.7L generates 187 horsepower with a fuel efficiency rating of 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway. The 3.5L V6 generates 266 horsepower with a fuel efficiency rating of 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway. Models with the 3.5L have all-wheel drive, but the fuel efficiency then drops to 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway.

The interior is very spacious. Seating capacity is 7-8 depending on the model. Seats are crafted and designed elegantly with ample leg room and reclining space. 2nd and 3rd row passengers have access to a 16.4” LCD for playing movies/games. The amazing feature about the display is its split-screen capability; one side plays a movie while another plays a video game.

The dashboard has hands-free phone capability with voice activated controls and an LCD with analog fuel indicators, speed and distance indicators. There’s also a CD/MP3 player with a sound system for up to 10 speakers, USB/iPod/Bluetooth connectivity, AM/FM/XM Sirius Satellite Radio, and 3-zone climate control.

Toyota introduced the vehicle Star Safety System which has the Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System, and Smart-Stop Technology. The Star Safety System allows the 2012 Sienna to navigate through different road surfaces and terrains, whether it’s muddy, wet, snowy, or gravel. It is equipped with a set of seven airbags. There are rain sensing wipers, hill assist control, and sonar for front and rear parking assistance.

The price of the 2012 Toyota Sienna ranges from $25,000+ up to $40,000+. For a mini-van, that’s a fair enough price considering the great overall performance plus some really great features. Aboard the 2012 Sienna, your family is safe and sound while having a great time.

San Diego’s Gotta Love the 2012 Toyota Tundra

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Toyota was able to penetrate the US automobile market easily in the economy car and sedan classes. The Tundra was its entry into the pick-up truck class way back in 2007, and this year marks the entry of the 2012 Toyota Tundra. How good does it compete against models from Dodge and Ford? Let’s take a look.

Pick-ups are known for power and durability, and the 2012 Toyota Tundra is almost at par with its American rivals. There are three engine packages to choose from: the 4.0 liter V6, the 4.6 liter V8 and the 5.7 liter V8. The 4.0L V6 generates 270 horsepower, while the 4.6L V8 generates 310 horsepower. Both have almost the same fuel efficiency rating at 16 mpg city/20 mpg highway.

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The 5.7L V8 generates up to 381 horsepower. Together with the optional Tow package, it can carry cargo or pull trailers weighing up to 10 tons. It will achieve that level of power when four-wheel drive is engaged. It will also chug fuel at a scary rate of 13 mpg city/17 mpg highway.

The cabin inside is equipped with semi-luxury amenities like limo-style rear-seats with plenty of leg room and reclining space. The dashboard has a navigation system with a touchscreen interface. There’s Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity with USB audio jack, and a CD/MP3 player audio system with up to 12 speakers depending on the model. There is also dual-zone climate control and real-time traffic updates.

Overall, the 2012 Toyota Tundra is a great pickup. One issue is the poor fuel efficiency rating. Also, Toyota didn’t improve much externally. There were few minor changes in body form and structure, thus making it look dry.

While it can go through almost any terrain, the difference lies in the handling and ride experience. Better options are found in rivals, like the Dodge Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150. The Ram with its coil-spring rear suspension offers a better, smoother ride experience. Meanwhile, the F-150 has a more advanced engine and a sturdier frame. Nevertheless, the 2012 Tundra is a strong contender for top honors in the pickup class.