Toyota Crown Premium Sedan Returns to U.S.

2023 Toyota Crown | Spirit Lake, IA

The Toyota Crown has long been the automaker’s most luxurious sedan, but for nearly five decades, it hasn’t been sold in the United States. That changes with the 2023 Toyota Crown, which replaces the outgoing Avalon and looks to set a new standard of luxury for full-size sedans.

Synonymous with high-end opulence, the new Toyota Crown will feature a truly impressive roster of premium amenities. It will be the comfiest and most technologically advanced Toyota sedan you can buy thanks to a first-class cabin with full-leather upholstery, ventilated and heated seats, wireless connectivity, cloud-based navigation, an 11-speaker JBL® sound system, and standard 12.3-inch touch-screen display. That’s on top of a smart AI assistant and the company’s most advanced suite of driver-assistance technologies.

Under the hood, it will have one of two available hybrid powertrains, both featuring standard all-wheel drive. One is the fourth-generation Toyota Hybrid System while the other is a high-performance HYBRID MAX powertrain expected to put out 340 net horsepower. The automaker estimates the Crown will achieve a combined 38 miles per gallon.

The 2023 Crown will also have a unique look thanks to a high-riding platform and exclusive two-tone exterior paint options. It blurs the line between sedan and crossover, such that even Toyota calls it a premium sedan with a “higher ride-height design.” In all, it’s totally unique, and can be expected to offer great road visibility.

For more auto industry news, or to get behind the wheel of a new-to-you Toyota, stay tuned to the Motor Inn of Spirit Lake blog or visit our showroom in Spirit Lake, Iowa!

Toyota Introduces 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid | Spirit Lake, IA

2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid | Motor Inn of Spirit Lake | Spirit Lake, IA

The latest addition to the Corolla lineup is the Corolla Cross Hybrid, a compact SUV that uses the fifth generation Toyota Hybrid System to deliver exceptional performance and efficiency.

Toyota has been steadily expanding its Corolla range for the past few years, starting with the Corolla Hatchback, then the Corolla Cross, and now the upcoming GR Corolla and Corolla Cross Hybrid. The all-new model will be assembled at the company’s brand-new manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Alabama, and will be offered at five trim levels: LE, XLE, S, SE, and XSE.

Positioned between the Toyota C-HR and the bestselling RAV4, the Corolla Cross Hybrid will use an exclusive electronic all-wheel-drive system and produce 194 horsepower. Toyota anticipates it will get 37 miles per gallon combined, pending testing by the EPA. That’s 25 more ponies and seven more mpg than the gas-only version. And with a 0-60 mph time of just 8 seconds, it will be faster too.

The new Toyota SUV will feature the brand’s latest multimedia system, wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, USB-C charge ports, available Wi-Fi, and Toyota Safety Sense™ 3.0. To learn more about its many other features and how they can fulfill your driving needs, call or visit Motor Inn of Spirit Lake, Iowa!

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.

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