2013 Toyota Sienna: The Best Minivan Again This Year

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Last year, the Toyota Sienna was regarded as the best of all the minivans. The qualities that critics loved in the Sienna were the abundance of space for both passenger and cargo, nice features catered especially for the family, and good road performance. This year, Toyota brings the same winning formula with the 2013 Toyota Sienna. The 2013 Sienna has a 3.5L V-6 engine that generates 266hp and 245 lbs. of torque. There are trims which are all-wheel drive; the standard is front-drive. The Sienna consumes fuel at 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway. An all-wheel drive consumes 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway.

There are five model trims – base L, LE, SE, XLE and Limited. The 2013 Sienna can seat from seven to eight passengers depending on the trim and model. There is plenty of cargo space at 39.1 ft3 and by folding down the seats, expands to a whopping 150 ft3!

Standard interior features include tri-zone air conditioning, power windows and doors, manual seats. If you want more features, you will have to go for a higher trim or model which gets you features like heated seats, a navigation system, a dashboard with Toyota Entune system which synchs you’re your smartphone, Bluetooth, and a rearview camera.

The 2013 Sienna received good scores and safety and crash tests. While it received only a good rating” in frontal crash protection, it received an excellent rating in side crash protection. Standard safety features include front-seat side and side curtain airbags and front head restraints, antilock disc brakes, and stability/traction control. Optional safety features are cruise control, pre-collision warning system and hill start assist.

Depending on the model and trim, the price of the 2013 Sienna ranges from $26,600 to $40,800. The base model gives you just enough of a minivan and as the price goes higher, the Sienna really gets better. It is an excellent minivan, whether for the family or for business trips.

2013 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab: New Updates for Better Driving Experience

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For those who wish to buy a smaller version of the Toyota Tacoma pick-up and at a lesser price, the 2013 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab is the best choice. The new Tacoma Regular Cab, like the other Tacoma Cab line-ups for this year’s offering has been updated for better optimization. Each of the Regular Tacoma Cab is equipped with a 2.7 – liter four-cylinder engine that propels a 159 horsepower at 5,200 revolutions per minute (rpm) and 180 lb-ft of torque at 3,800 revolutions per minute (rpm). The engine is connected to either five-speed manual transmission or four-speed automatic transmission.

The compact pick-up car offers either rear-wheel drive or 4×2 which is a good choice to distribute the fleet’s overall weight and a four-wheel drive or  4×4 for better driving mechanism. The 4×2 Tacoma Regular Cab has 15 – inch steel wheels while the 4×4 option is equipped with 16-inch steel wheels.

The 2013 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab comes in with multi-reflector halogen headlights, tie-down cleats and four fixed cargo bed tie-down as part of its standard features. The Tacoma regular cab keeps up with the latest technology as depicted in its entertainment system. The fleet’s entertainment system consists of 6.1 – inch touchscreen display, core AM/FM/CD player with MP3/WMA playback, and auxiliary audio jack as well as USB port. It also comes in with Bluetooth wireless technology.

Toyota ensures the safety of its passengers through its safety features that includes six airbags for the driver, front passenger and side airbags. It is also equipped with Tacoma’ Star Safety System equipping the pick-up truck with vehicle stability control and traction Control, brake assist as well as smart stop technology.

2013 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab: Combining Play and Work Effortlessly

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Available in San Diego at Toyota San Diego

The 2013 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab is the best fleet amongst its category as it offers the capabilities of a full-size pickup without the extra burden that most full pick-ups have with a good fuel efficacy. The Tacoma Double Cab has been the most preferred and best-selling compact pickup in America. Aside from its capacity to combine work and play functions, the double cab’s design is stylish and modern. This year, the midsize pick-up didn’t undergo much changes after it had some facelifts, minute interior upgrades and with new audio systems. The 2013 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab comes in with an Entune infotainment system.

The Double Cab has 2.7 Liter 4 – cylinder engine. This engine comes in with Toyota’s VVT – i technology (Variable Valve Timing with intelligence) minimizing the concession that occurs between low-end torque and peak horsepower.

The 2013 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab is available in 6-speed Manual with EPA of 16 cty/19 hwy mpg, 4-speed Automatic 19 cty/24 hwy mpg and 5-speed Automatic 17cty/21 hwy mpg. The maximum towing capacity is 6,500 pounds while its payload is 1,535 pounds.

Exterior features of the new double cab are its grille and front-end treatment keeping its tough look. Black bumper s and plain wheels are standard for the double cab. Inside, the Tacoma pickup’s interior is finished with modern features that are colored with 2-tone gray or beige plastic panels emphasized by a metal trim. Seating is pretty spacious for both front and rear seats.

In addition to roomy legroom, the rear seat of the Double Cab has adjustable head restraints with additional storage area under its seat. The steering wheel is integrated with controls for audio and Bluetooth functions. Other features of the Double Cab include power mirrors, power door locks and power windows.

You Just Can’t Refuse the 2013 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab

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Available in San Diego at Toyota San Diego

The value of pickup trucks undoubtedly fall more on the types of work that you can use them for instead of the usual frippery that a lot of models are designed to have, which then makes your choice of pickup truck that much easier to determine in worth. Still, there are more ways to make sure that the option you pick really gives you a good in return in your investment as compared to other models. In this, the 2013 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab promises a lot of, using its durable performance and its exterior which provides confidence.

The exterior that the Tacoma Access Cab has provides plenty of confidence in getting the job done with the least amount of trouble possible. This is accomplished through its smoothly transitory lines that indicate versatility and its fairly masculine form that has been given a definition to invoke reliability. Finally, the light placements give it a reasonably well-kempt appearance that makes the effort of working hard much easier to bear by at least keeping things looking clean.

Becoming satisfied with the interior of a vehicle is not exactly complicated as the issues rely more on the space, the comfort and the amenities, which is why the Tacoma Access Cab provides the best of these. The space is easy to move in, the seats are comfortable to sit on and the amenities provide relaxation and entertainment.

The performance of a model like the Tacoma Access Cab cannot be understated as its 4-cylinder DOHC 16-Valve 2.7L engine provides much of worth. With that, you get power and efficiency that is simply unmistakable.

2013 Toyota Venza: Better Exterior Finish with More Convenient Features

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The 2013 Toyota Venza comes in the market with a freshly updated exterior design, more standard convenience features and updated option packages. The new Venza gets a daring and better representation of its chrome arrangement. Its headlights also got some refreshments too as well as its upper and lower grille. To project a sporty and smoked look, Toyota enhanced its rear taillights with an even darker shade. Toyota Venza offers three new colors as well with Attitude Black, Cypress Pearl and Cosmic Gray Mica joining in the pack.

The attention for the 2013 Toyota Venza however is focused on the integration of its newest technology. The new Venza is equipped with an Entune multimedia system that is geared to work well with the car’s navigation, entertainment and information features. Moreover, the Entune system can be synchronized with numerous mobile applications such as Bing, movietickets.com, Pandora and iHeartRadio.

Engine wise, the 2013 Toyota Venza offers two choices of engine: 4 – cylinder and V6. The first of the two choices, the 2.7 – liter 4 – Cylinder generates a 181 horsepower at 5800 revolutions per minute and 182 lb-ft at 4200 rpm of torque. It is integrated with a Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i). On the other hand, its 3.5 – liter V6 engine is still integrated with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) and yields 268 horspower and 246 lb-ft of torque.

Standard safety features of Toyota Venza include Star Safety System the umbrella name for the innovative safety features such as Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist and Smart Stop. Other standard safety features are seven airbags, driver and passenger active headrests, 3-point seatbelts, LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children), Tire Pressure Monitor, Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) and Engine Mobilizer.

The 2013 Toyota Matrix, Small But Roomy

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Toyota offers another entry in the affordable small cars – the 2013 Toyota Matrix. While the Matrix is not so impressive especially in its fuel rating, it makes up for it with its nice interior features. The 2013 Matrix has two trims – L and S. The L has a 1.8L engine capable of 132hp and 128 lbs. of torque. The S trim has a 2.4L engine that generates 158hp and 162 lbs. of torque. Fuel rating depends on the transmission, whether manual or automatic. At the minimum, the L trim’s fuel rating is 25 mpg city/32 mpg highway while the S trim’s fuel rating is 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway.

The 2013 Toyota Matrix has a lot of cargo space at 19.8 ft3, expandable up to 49.4 ft3 by folding down the seats. Aside from the abundance of cargo space, you will also like the availability of other storage compartments.

The interior features a basic lay-out with decent materials and ample room for average sized passengers. Critics remarked on the easy-to-use dashboard controls of the Matrix. Standard interior features include air-conditioning, heated mirrors, cruise control, tilting telescopic steering wheel, a 6-speaker sound system with CD player plus Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity, iPod/USB interface and auxiliary audio jack.

Other features are available in the higher trim like a metallic interior trim, upgraded cloth upholstery,  a premium audio system and a 6.1” touchscreen interface.

The 2013 Matrix received good scores in safety and crash tests, both for front and side impact protection. Standard safety features include front seat side airbags and side curtain airbags, disc brakes with antilock braking system, brake assist, stability/traction control, daytime running lights, and child safety locks.

The 2013 Toyota Matrix offers abundant room, plus an all-wheel drive feature on the S trim. You might like to take a look at other cars like the Subaru Impreza, which has better fuel ratings and interior and the Honda Fit which has more space.

2013 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab – Not Your Ordinary Compact Pickup Truck

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Available in San Diego at Toyota San Diego

The Toyota Tacoma series have become the most preferred compact pickup by many pickup truck fans because of it functions great on tough roads and at the same time easy to manage, highly sophisticated and fuel efficient. The Toyota Tacoma comes in with three styles, namely the Tacoma Regular Cab, Tacoma Access Cab and Tacoma Double Cab. The 2013 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab doesn’t have many changes for this year as it underwent significant upgrades last year with some mild facelifts, interior enhancements and better audio systems.

The new Tacoma Regular Cab presents a tough look with its black grille and argent surround. Handles are also colored in black as well as its mirrors, front and rear bumpers. This new pick-up truck ride is powered by a 2.7 liter DOHC 16 Valve 4-Cylinder with the innovative VVT (Variable Valve Timing) technology of Toyota.

With all the toughness the pick-up truck presents outside, inside is a smooth and sophisticated guise. Combined with the colors of beige and gray, the Regular Cab is definitely fitted for anyone’s persona. Regular Cabs come in with a 6.1 inches touchscreen display audio that plays AM/FM CD as well as MP3/WMA playback.

The entire Tacoma Regular Cab is surrounded with four speakers enough to create that boom-boom sound as you go drive through rough roads. It also has a 4-way adjustable front bench seat (Reclining, Folding, Bucket and Side) for both driver and passenger seats. The headrests are as well adjustable that has a foldable center armrest.

Its safety features includes Vehicle Stability Control, Anti-lock brakes (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST). Advanced airbags are also built-in the Regular Cab both for the driver and front passenger as well as side airbags that are mounted on the seats and curtain airbags.

The 2013 FJ Cruiser: Manly Choice for Manly Men

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Available in San Diego at Toyota San Diego

The 2013 FJ Cruiser is the choice of manly men. It is the perfect combination of trail toughness and modern conveniences. It has no qualms of appearing as a sensible family car nor does it pretend to be decadently luxurious. Make no mistakes, this is pure adventure vehicle. The market of trail drivers might be limited but the 2013 FJ Cruiser singlehandedly takes over the adventure enthusiasts. ’13 FJ Cruiser has the 1960′s vibe – but is updated with a cooler appeal. Hummer might come to your mind though it apparently ate the Cruiser’s dust.

The interior is intentionally rough – with body-colored panels, simple gauges, and sturdy switchgear. The exterior, not to be outdone, is fashionable and stylish at the same time. You can take the 2013 FJ Cruiser from a trail adventure and head to a party – and not get ostracized.

This vehicle comes in 4×2 or 4×4 and is powered by a 260-hp , 4.0 liter V-6 engine with 272 lb-ft torque and provides a strong performance from the start. This is true for both five-speed automatic and six-speed manual. Manueverability is not top of the line but the trail performance makes up for that slight disadvantage.

What lies under the hood is a beauty. It is equipped with a cyclone pre-air cleaner the effectively traps sand and dirt. Better chassis performance is also highlighted by the trail-tuned Bilstein shock absorbers, rear differential lock with Active atraction Control system, engine, fuel tank, and transfer cases, skid plates, and rock rails. The exterior gets 16-inch Toyota Racing Development wheels mated to 265/75ZR16 All-Terrain tires from BF Goodrich.

2013 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab – Not Your Ordinary Compact Pickup Truck

Available in San Diego at Toyota San Diego

Available in San Diego at Toyota San Diego

The Toyota Tacoma series have become the most preferred compact pickup by many pickup truck fans because of it functions great on tough roads and at the same time easy to manage, highly sophisticated and fuel efficient. The Toyota Tacoma comes in with three styles, namely the Tacoma Regular Cab, Tacoma Access Cab and Tacoma Double Cab. The 2013 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab doesn’t have many changes for this year as it underwent significant upgrades last year with some mild facelifts, interior enhancements and better audio systems.

The new Tacoma Regular Cab presents a tough look with its black grille and argent surround. Handles are also colored in black as well as its mirrors, front and rear bumpers. This new pick-up truck ride is powered by a 2.7 liter DOHC 16 Valve 4-Cylinder with the innovative VVT (Variable Valve Timing) technology of Toyota.

With all the toughness the pick-up truck presents outside, inside is a smooth and sophisticated guise. Combined with the colors of beige and gray, the Regular Cab is definitely fitted for anyone’s persona. Regular Cabs come in with a 6.1 inches touchscreen display audio that plays AM/FM CD as well as MP3/WMA playback.

The entire Tacoma Regular Cab is surrounded with four speakers enough to create that boom-boom sound as you go drive through rough roads. It also has a 4-way adjustable front bench seat (Reclining, Folding, Bucket and Side) for both driver and passenger seats. The headrests are as well adjustable that has a foldable center armrest.

Its safety features includes Vehicle Stability Control, Anti-lock brakes (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST). Advanced airbags are also built-in the Regular Cab both for the driver and front passenger as well as side airbags that are mounted on the seats and curtain airbags.

Go Full Size On Adventure With The Mid-Size 2013 Toyota Venza

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There are a lot of reasons for getting a mid-size van and one is to have just enough space to accommodate passengers or objects that sedans and other smaller vehicles are unable to accommodate without having to go all the way with full size vans that can be too big. As such, mid-size vans should therefore be made very carefully so that it has a good balance and that it does not compromise one purpose or another. An example of a fine mid-size van is the 2013 Toyota Venza where size, shape and performance all condense into a satisfying vehicle.

The 2013 Toyota Venza is not your typical mid-size van in that the act of getting the size right takes precedence over everything else, including the appearance of the exterior. For the Venza, the outside was given quite a bit of attention to by giving it an executive air through the professional design of the shape and the very stylish front features. Suffice it to say, size is not all that this mid-size van can offer.

The size of the 2013 Toyota Venza  can give rise to the expectation that it will have a comfortable amount of space and so it does. But apart from that, it also has the cozy seats which are covered by cozy materials to produce maximum coziness. Through its amazing safety system, you will always be secure no matter what.

When you need power, the 2.7L, 16 valve, 4-Cylinder engine can provide. If you need smooth handling, the high quality suspension and steering system has it. If you need low costs in using fuel, the Venza can certainly give it.