The 2022 Toyota Tundra is Better Than Ever

2022 Toyota Tundra | Spirit Lake, IA

The 2022 Toyota Tundra is an all-new truck this year. Toyota engineers have redesigned the truck to be more powerful, more versatile, and even more sophisticated. If you have been waiting for a truck with the right combination of features, the 2022 Toyota Tundra may be just what you need.

New Tundra models come with a new rear suspension, a completely overhauled frame, new powertrain options, and a modern interior with advanced features. There is an impressive lineup of seven trim levels: SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794, TRD Pro, and Capstone.

Under the hood, the Tundra now has a standard 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 engine that makes 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. This is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Choose between standard rear-wheel drive or optional four-wheel drive. The higher trim levels come with the same engine except it is paired with a hybrid system. This combination delivers 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque.

Along with its improved powertrain options, the Tundra also gets a boost in towing power. When properly equipped, the 2022 Tundra can tow up to 12,000 pounds. For comparison, the previous generation model could only tow up to 10,200 pounds.

The Tundra’s interior has been redesigned to be more comfortable, modern, and sophisticated. The user-friendly controls and straightforward layout will make you love driving the Tundra day after day.

Stay in touch with our team at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake for all of the latest details on the 2022 Tundra and other vehicles.

Chrysler Pacifica Earns IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Rating Once Again

2022 Chrysler Pacifica | Spirit Lake, IA

For the second year in a row, the Chrysler Pacifica minivan has earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This is the highest safety rating a vehicle can get from the institute.

To achieve this high rating, the Pacifica earned the top “good” rating in all six crashworthiness tests. This includes the difficult small-overlap front tests along with roof strength and other tests. IIHS also considers a vehicle’s crash avoidance technology. The Pacifica comes standard with an advanced automatic emergency braking system. The IIHS rated this system as “superior.”

These safety ratings continue to prove that the Chrysler Pacifica is one of the best minivans available today. It is currently the only minivan that comes standard with second-row Stow ‘n Go seating and the option of all-wheel drive.

All Pacifica models also come standard with Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Blind-Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Lane-Keeping Assist.

Along with its strong reputation for safety, the Chrysler Pacifica stands out with its excellent interior amenities. The base trim comes standard with a 10.1-inch infotainment touch screen, tri-zone climate control, power sliding side doors, a power liftgate, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat.

You can schedule a test drive for the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica right here at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake!

Meet the All-New 2023 Toyota Sequoia

2023 Toyota Sequoia | Spirit Lake, IA

After a decade and a half, an all-new Toyota Sequoia is finally arriving for the 2023 model year. With a standard hybrid powertrain and up to 9,000 pounds of towing capability, the Sequoia is the SUV you want to buy when you desire the passenger-hauling convenience of an SUV and the cargo-towing ability of a pickup truck.

Based on the same platform and sharing an engine with the all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra truck, the new Sequoia is totally uncompromised. Under the hood, it has a 437-horsepower i-FORCE MAX V6 engine that uses twin turbochargers and a 10-speed automatic to deliver exceptional capability. The Sequoia will be offered with 2WD or part-time 4WD except for the off-road-focused TRD Pro, which will be sold with 4WD only.

In the back, the Sequoia has a new sliding third row with adjustable cargo shelves, a cool innovation that sets it apart from other SUVs and should help families have an easier time loading and dividing cargo.

The all-new 2023 Toyota Sequoia will be offered at five trim levels: SR5, Limited, Platinum, TRD Pro, and a new Capstone trim that really piles on the luxury with exclusive features and authentic American Walnut open-pore trim.

Make sure to stay tuned to the Motor Inn of Spirit Lake blog for more news about the upcoming Sequoia and when it will arrive in our showroom.

Jeep® Wins Big in Vincentric Best Value in America Awards

2022 Jeep Gladiator | Spirit Lake, IA

If you’re looking for a ride with the best bang for your buck, look no further than the 2022 Jeep® Wrangler and 2022 Jeep® Gladiator. They were named the “Best Value in America” for the compact SUV segment and small/midsize pickup segment, respectively, by Vincentric, which analyzes both consumer and fleet markets every year to discover vehicles with the best value.

It’s the seventh time that the iconic Jeep® Wrangler has won the Vincentric Best Value in America award, which is determined by statistical analysis of market prices and total cost of ownership of 2022 model-year vehicles. The 2022 Wrangler is the first ever to be offered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain that uses two electric motors to deliver 21 miles of all-electric range.

As part of the awards, Vincentric also identified the 2022 Dodge Charger and 2022 Dodge Durango as having the lowest total cost of ownership in the large sedan and large SUV segments, respectively. In other words, if you’re looking for a ride that isn’t just affordable up front but stays affordable over time, then Dodge is a great pick.

Visit Motor Inn of Spirit Lake to get a closer look at the award-winning Wrangler, Gladiator, Charger, and Durango. If the Jeep lineup isn’t your speed, try your luck with our Toyota inventory!

Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 392 Named 2022 SUV of the Year by Four Wheeler

2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 | Spirit Lake, IA

The 2022 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 392 is the quickest and most powerful Wrangler ever made. With those kinds of bona fides, awards are sure to follow. Four Wheeler recently named the Wrangler Rubicon 392 its choice for 2022 SUV of the Year, securing yet another major award win for Jeep®.

Off-Road SUVs

Four Wheeler, an offshoot of MotorTrend, pitted the Wrangler Rubicon 392 against stout competition — namely, three other Jeep® models including the Wrangler Rubicon 4xe. Ultimately, according to writer Jason Gonderman, the Wrangler Rubicon 392 won because it “may just be the pinnacle of factory off-road SUVs.”

Four Wheeler’s content director, Sean P. Holman, added that the Wrangler 392 hit every bullseye necessary to win the 2022 SUV of the Year running away. That includes massive 35-inch tires, solid axles, and a rip-roaring V8.

Impressive Horsepower

Thanks to its 6.4-liter V8, the 2022 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 392 puts down 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. That means that it can rocket from 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds on the road. And because it’s Trail Rated®, it’s every bit as impressive on dirt, dunes, and pointed toward destinations unknown.

The Jeep® Wrangler lineup is the benchmark for adventure-seeking SUVs. If you crave something new and exciting in 2022, check out the selection of new Wrangler models at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake in Spirit Lake, Iowa. We’ll be all too happy to show you what this beast can do when put to the test.

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