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.

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.

2021 Toyota Tacoma and Tundra Get Exciting Updates

2021 Toyota Tacoma | Spirit Lake, IA

For the 2021 model year, both the Toyota Tacoma and Tundra are gaining new features to enhance the ride. The latest updates to these trucks help them stand out from the crowd by giving them stylish appearances.

2021 Toyota Tacoma

The Toyota Tacoma is already a popular option in the midsize pickup segment and is known for its rugged personality. For 2021, the TRD Pro model is available in a new Lunar Rock color. A new Tacoma Trail Special Edition is also available for better storage options and improved style. This model is based on the SR5 trim and comes with 16-inch TRD Off-Road wheels, black badging, lockable bed storage boxes and a 120-volt power outlet in the bed.

2021 Toyota Tundra

If you need a dependable full-size pickup, choose the Toyota Tundra. It comes standard with a powerful 5.7-liter V8 engine that delivers 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. Like the Tacoma, the TRD Pro model also comes in the Lunar Rock color, and a Trail Special Edition is available. The 2021 Tundra Nightshade Edition gives the truck a bold look and features black mirror caps, black door handles, black badging and a dark chrome grille.

Want to learn more about these capable models and how they enhance drives in Iowa? Don’t hesitate to give us a call at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake.

Toyota Introduces 2020 RAV4 Prime PHEV

2020 Toyota RAV4 | Spirit Lake, IA

If you don’t want to compromise on either quickness or efficiency, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Prime is a thrilling development. Arriving at dealerships this summer, this plug-in hybrid compact SUV comes with a 302-horsepower engine that can go 0-60 mph in just 5.7 seconds — and it also yields up to a manufacturer-estimated 94 MPGe in combined city and highway driving.

The RAV4 Prime pairs a retuned 2.5-liter gas engine with electric motors, an enlarged underfloor lithium-ion battery, and an efficiency-enhancing heat-pump HVAC system. This powertrain offers outstanding range, letting you drive the RAV4 Prime for up to 42 miles in all-electric mode.

The RAV4 Prime also comes equipped with electronic on-demand AWD, which uses an electric motor to send power to the rear wheels as necessary to provide superior traction. This system also features a selectable Trail mode to reduce wheel spin if the vehicle gets stuck.

Toyota is offering the RAV4 Prime in a pair of sporty trims: the SE and the XSE. The SE comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, unique exterior accents, and interior features like heated front seats and a power liftgate. The XSE offers available two-tone exterior colors, 19-inch wheels, a moonroof, and an expanded 9-inch touch screen.

Each RAV4 Prime model also features a suite of standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 systems, including Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist.

The 2020 RAV4 Prime will be available soon at Iowa’s Motor Inn of Carroll, and we look forward to getting you behind the wheel of this advanced SUV.

Toyota LQ Concept Car Looks to the Future

Toyota LQ Concept Car | Spirit Lake, IA

Autonomous driving and artificial intelligence are no longer material from science fiction novels – and Toyota is ready to highlight how much this advancement can improve everyday life.

The Japanese carmaker recently introduced the all-new Toyota LQ Concept Car. Displayed earlier this year at the “Future Expo” special exhibition of the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, this concept car looks to take the bond between car and driver to an entirely new – and more emotional – level.

“With the LQ, we are proud to propose a vehicle that can deliver a personalized experience, meet each driver’s unique mobility needs, and build an even stronger bond between car and driver,” said Daisuke Ido, LQ development leader.

The Toyota LQ combines automated driving options with “Yui,” an artificial intelligence-powered interactive agent designed to discover the driver’s habits, learn from them, and provide a personalized driving experience for each individual driver. Yui looks to engage the driver in a variety of ways, including interactive voice communications, lighting, fragrances, air conditioning, and in-seat functions that reduce stress and increase the driver’s alertness behind the wheel.

The AI will also choose the music you want to play based on the driving environment, and will even give you real-time information on topics you’re interested in. With this driver-focused, emotion-based AI interface, Toyota is changing the way we think of our vehicles, bringing us into the future of transportation.

For the latest available safety and driving assistance technology from Toyota, visit Motor Inn of Spirit Lake.

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