Vehicle Spotlight: 2012 Toyota Prius 2

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Every month, we hand select one of the best vehicles from our pre-owned lot to showcase on our blog. This month, the lucky winner is a 2012 Toyota Prius 2.  We are pretty sure you will love it as much as we do, but if it turns out this isn’t the car for you then please visit our website at www.ToyotaofPlano.com to check out our entire new and pre-owned inventory. We are sure to have a vehicle you will love!

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The 2016 Toyota 4Runner at Toyota of Plano

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Outdoors enthusiasts have turned to the Toyota 4Runner for three decades as the go-to, go-anywhere SUV that also excels as an everyday driver. The current-generation model is the roomiest and most capable in its history and sacrifices none of its rugged function to deliver everyday comfort and versatility. The 2016 Toyota 4Runner really is the do-it-all SUV. Available third-row seats allow up to seven-passengers to experience great outdoor adventures.
Building a Leader
The 4Runner offers the choice of 2WD, part-time 4WD with a 2-speed transfer case or full-time multi-mode 4WD with a 2-speed transfer case and locking center differential. In all cases, a 4.0-liter, 270-horsepower V6 teamed to a 5-speed ECT-i automatic transmission provides powerful motivation.

Rugged Styling, and the Hardware to Back It Up
Rugged looks alone won’t get you down the trail, but they’re sure a nice bonus. All 4Runners come equipped with projector beam headlights and LED rear combination lamps. The SR5, Trail and TRD Pro ride on 17-inch alloy wheels and, all 4Runner models come with a full-size spare tire. The Trail model takes muscular design to a higher plateau with color-keyed bumpers and over fenders, aggressive looking hood scoop and silver painted front and rear bumper accents.

On any Toyota, the Limited grade stands apart with upscale trim, and that’s also the case for the 4Runner. It’s the only 4Runner with a chrome-plated grille insert, and its chrome front bumper trim extends to the fog lamp bezels. The side molding and rear bumper are also chrome trimmed. The 20-inch machine-finished wheels are another Limited-exclusive feature.

Engineered to Take What You Can Dish Out
The 4Runner’s 4.0-liter V6 cranks out 270 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 278 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm, so it’ll move this roomy SUV with authority. Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) optimizes torque across the engine’s operating range. There’s plenty of grunt for towing, and Toyota makes the task easier by equipping the 4Runner with a standard integrated tow-hitch receiver and wiring harness. The 4Runner can tow a trailer up to 5,000 pounds, with a 470-pound tongue weight.

High Tech Helpers
The tough chassis and 4WD get help from a full supporting cast of technologies. Standard Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) provides additional control when accelerating from a stop up a steep incline by helping to hold the vehicle stationary while the driver transitions from the brake pedal to the accelerator. The 4WD models also feature standard Downhill Assist Control (DAC). This feature augments low-speed descending controllability by helping to maintain a constant slow speed and preventing wheel lockup, allowing the driver to concentrate primarily on steering.

The 4Runner Trail grade (and TRD Pro) lives up to its name by adding the capability of an electronic-locking rear differential and Toyota’s Crawl Control (CRAWL) feature. The latter helps maintain a constant speed, enhancing vehicle control when driving up and over obstacles in challenging off-road situations. With the transfer case shifted into low range, CRAWL regulates both engine speed and braking force to propel the vehicle forward or in reverse at one of the five driver-selectable low-speed settings. The driver can thus focus on steering over obstacles without having to also modulate the throttle or brake pedal.

As conditions on the trail change, the 4Runner Trail grade driver can adapt the vehicle with the Multi-Terrain Select system. A dial is used to select the mode that matches prevailing terrain and conditions, adjusting wheel slip accordingly. For example, on loose terrain such as mud and sand, more-than-normal wheel slip is permitted, allowing wheel-spin to work in the vehicle’s favor. The Mogul setting is for any extremely uneven terrain, such as V-ditches, slopes, and ridges — uphill or down. In this mode, wheel slip is minimized and the system acts more like a limited slip differential. On the 4Runner Trail, an overhead console groups the off-road control switches into one location.

Room for Adventure
The Toyota 4Runner is the Sherpa of SUVs. With the second-row seats in use, the cargo area offers up to 47.2 cu. ft. of carrying space. If it’s just two people hitting the road or trail for an extended getaway, folding the second row opens up a cavernous 89.7 cu. ft. cargo area. Fold-flat second-row seats provide a level load floor, and it’s not necessary to remove the headrests to fold the seats flat. The available pull-out cargo deck can carry up to 440 pounds to make loading and unloading heavy items easier, and it also provides seating for tailgating and campsite relaxation. For power on the go, the 4Runner offers a standard 120V outlet and two 12V outlets.

Third-row seating is available on SR5 and Limited grades, with a split 50/50 seat that folds flat. When so equipped, the 40/20/40 second-row seat has a one-touch walk-in function to provide easy access to the third row. The seats can be folded from the side or at the rear, using separate one-touch levers. Even when “roughing it” there’s no need to give up comfort; the second-row seats, which include a center armrest, individually recline up to 16 degrees in four steps.

The SR5 Premium provides a significant comfort upgrade with SofTex-trimmed seats, heated front seats, power moon roof, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and more. The Trail Premium receives the same features, and the Limited gets luxurious with leather-trimmed heated and ventilated 8-way power driver’s seat (with memory) and 4-way power front passenger seat, dual-zone automatic climate control and the Smart Key system with push button start. The Limited also adds the convenience of a standard front and rear clearance sonar system.

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Shop online at Toyota of Plano or come in today for a great deal on a new Toyota!

Call 888-255-3154, and speak to our friendly staff today! Learn about our latest Toyota Specials, set up an informative test drive, get details on any vehicle, request a brochure, schedule a service appointment, discuss your trade-in or even talk financing on your next car. We are here to help you.

Toyota of Plano is your local Toyota dealer located in Plano, TX. Your satisfaction is our goal!

Still deciding on which Toyota you’d like to be driving? Searching for OEM factory rebates? Are you comparing lease programs or internet specials? Maybe you simply want our best price on a new or used car? For all of this and more, look no further than Toyota of Plano. Our team is made up of professional associates that offer you a no-pressure environment and operate with the quality you’d expect. We look forward to helping you with your next new or used car purchase.

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What is scheduled maintenance and why it is important?

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Scheduled maintenance is a vital aspect of owning a vehicle and is critical to maintaining your car’s value and ensuring it is in good working order. Maintenance schedules are typically broken down by mileage and can vary by manufacturer and even from vehicle to vehicle. In some cases, completing this minimum recommended maintenance is necessary to keep a vehicle’s warranty in good standing.

The maintenance schedule for your vehicle should be displayed in your owner’s manual which will list out the mileage and the services recommended at each interval. Some manufacturers also include scheduled maintenance for free with the purchase of a new vehicle.

One of the most important reasons to following an auto maintenance schedule is to preserve the resale value of your vehicle. If you plan on reselling or trading in your vehicle, completing its scheduled maintenance will give you the ability to sell it for more. Whether you have scheduled maintenance done at a dealership or an independent mechanic, be sure to save all documentation relating to maintenance items and other repairs to raise the resale value of your vehicle.

A second reason is that scheduled maintenance can be an important diagnostic tool. By bringing in your vehicle at the designated intervals, qualified technicians can make sure everything is running smoothly and catch any mechanical issues that may occur. Also, it is useful as some manufacturers might deny warranty claims if your maintenance history does not meet those recommended standards.

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Shop online at Toyota of Plano or come in today for a great deal on a new Toyota!

Call 888-255-3154, and speak to our friendly staff today! Learn about our latest Toyota Specials, set up an informative test drive, get details on any vehicle, request a brochure, schedule a service appointment, discuss your trade-in or even talk financing on your next car. We are here to help you.

Toyota of Plano is your local Toyota dealer located in Plano, TX. Your satisfaction is our goal!

Still deciding on which Toyota you’d like to be driving? Searching for OEM factory rebates? Are you comparing lease programs or internet specials? Maybe you simply want our best price on a new or used car? For all of this and more, look no further than Toyota of Plano. Our team is made up of professional associates that offer you a no-pressure environment and operate with the quality you’d expect. We look forward to helping you with your next new or used car purchase.

Click Here for Dealership Hours and Directions