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    The refreshed 2015 Toyota Camry will debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show

    Last updated 3 days ago

    Toyota has confirmed that it will unveil a freshened 2015 Toyota Camry on April 16 at the 2014 New York Auto Show. Industry sources expect Toyota to announce a new engine or possibly a new automatic transmission in an effort to boost the Camry's fuel economy. In a statement released by Toyota, the automaker said it "will reveal a refreshed Camry that will challenge conventional expectations of a mid-cycle model change." No other details were provided. Toyota redesigned the Camry for the 2012 model year so an update was expected. A major redesign of the Camry is planned for the 2017 or 2018 model year, industry sources say. In an interview this past February with Bill Fay, Toyota Division general manager, Fay suggested that a dramatic change in Camry's sheet metal that might possibly alienate core buyers was not planned for the near term. "When you sell 400,000 of anything you have to appeal to a broad consumer base," Fay told Edmunds. "That kind of approach goes into everything we do. We have to keep that appeal with Camry if we are going to keep the pace where it is at." He was interviewed last month at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Camry has been the No. 1-selling car in the United States for the past 12 years. Toyota sold over 400,000 Camry vehicles in each of the past two years. Toyota executives have vowed to keep Camry's No. 1 ranking this year. We wish we had more to tell you than this, but unfortunately, that's about all we've got to go on at this time….Stay tuned!!

    A Look Inside the Design Inspiration for the 2014 Highlander

    Last updated 5 days ago

    Every year, Toyota drives forward with design and innovation, not only keeping up with trends, but truly setting them. In this video, we get a look at the inspiration behind the new design features of the 2014 Toyota Highlander.

    This year’s Toyota Highlander, more than ever before, was designed to reflect the lives of the people who drive it. Inside and out, the Highlander expresses and encourages movement, excitement, and fun. One element in particular was left out of Toyota’s design language: compromise.

    For a closer look at the inspired design of the new Highlander, come to Jerry’s Toyota for a test drive. Call (888) 714-6153 with any questions about our inventory, maintenance services, or financing.

    Common Car Maintenance Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    Last updated 13 days ago

    New vehicles today are more complex and technologically advanced than ever. Surprisingly, that means that basic maintenance is all the easier for the average driver. The trickier tasks can be left to your local dealership’s technicians, but there are some things you can do yourself if you’re so inclined—just make sure you don’t do them terribly wrong.

    Tire Inflation
    Keeping your tires properly inflated is crucial to both safety and fuel economy. Overfilled tires stress the capacity limits of the rubber and offer far too little traction. Underfilled tires greatly reduce fuel economy and wear down quickly. Many people think that the PSI listed on the tire is the recommended pressure, but the value you should use is actually provided by your car’s manufacturer. You can find the tire pressure recommendations in your owner’s manual or on the driver’s side doorjamb.

    Fluid Replacement
    Your car’s various fluids will need to be replaced or topped off on occasion. If you’re not familiar with all of your car’s fluid systems and decide to try some at-home maintenance, you could do serious damage. Oil changes should be accompanied by oil filter changes to avoid immediately fouling the new oil. A much more serious concern is using the wrong fluid for a particular system. Automatic Transmission Fluid, for example, could ruin a braking or cooling system and necessitate extensive repairs.

    Jump Starting
    If you’ve ever had a dead battery and had someone give you a jump, you know that it is incredibly helpful and actually looks quite easy. While the process is not difficult, it must be done in a very specific way to avoid dangerous and disastrous situations. Connecting jumper cables in the wrong order or to the wrong points on the car can lead to electrocution, fire, and electrical system damage.

    Jerry’s Toyota offers drivers in the Baltimore area an easy way to keep their cars in shape. Our parts and service department will make sure that your car stays efficient and reliable for years to come. To schedule a service appointment, or to learn about our inventory of new and used Toyotas, call (888) 714-6153.

    What to Expect from the Thrilling New 2014 Toyota Corolla

    Last updated 19 days ago

    For nearly fifty years, the Toyota Corolla has provided drivers with exceptional performance and quality. This iconic Toyota vehicle has gone on to be the top selling vehicle in the world. For the 2014 model year, Toyota has updated the Corolla with bold new styling and the latest performance features. Let’s take a tour of the thrilling new 2014 Toyota Corolla.

    Restyled Exterior
    Toyota has completely restyled the exterior of the Corolla for 2014. This sleek and seductive Toyota sedan features sharp lines and an aggressive road stance. Toyota has also crafted the Corolla with eye-catching exterior features, such as standard LED headlights and stylish wheel options. If you are seeking a vehicle that will elevate your personal style, the all-new Corolla may be the vehicle that you have been waiting for.

    Smooth Performance
    The 2014 Toyota Corolla will provide you with a smooth and refined driving performance. Under the hood, this Toyota vehicle is equipped with a 1.8-liter VVTi engine that delivers 132 horsepower. To enhance the performance of this lively engine, Toyota has engineered the Corolla with a state-of-the-art CVT transmission. This revolutionary transmission provides gearless shifting, so you will enjoy a precise and powerful driving feel at every speed.

    Innovative Interior
    The interior of the Toyota has been crafted to provide the driver with a comfortable and intuitive driving experience. When you step behind the wheel of the all-new Corolla, you will enjoy innovative technology, such as Entune Premium Audio and Bluetooth connectivity. To enhance the refinement of your drives, the new Toyota Corolla is also equipped with comfortable seating and a fluid dashboard style.

    If you would like to explore the terrific features of the all-new Corolla in person, come to Jerry’s Toyota. Our friendly staff will be thrilled to help you get behind the new or certified used Toyota that you have always wanted. For more information about the great services that await you when you visit our Baltimore Toyota dealership, call us at (888) 714-6153. 

    The 2014 Toyota Highlander

    Last updated 26 days ago

    Toyota has improved its Highlander for 2014 in significant ways.  It is more spacious, more upscale, and more dynamic than the model it replaces.  This midsize sport utility vehicle has been a hit since it was first introduced as a 2001 model.  Toyota sold more than 127,000 Highlanders in 2013, up 26 percent from the previous year.

    For 2014, Toyota has wrapped its huge-selling crossover SUV in more-angular sheet metal designed to attract a variety of buyers.  There is also a bolder grille that’s slightly reminiscent of the full-size Tundra pickup, as well as prominent chrome “eyebrows”.  The wheels are bigger, too, with the base rollers going from 17 to 18 inches, and they sit beneath more-muscular wheel flares.  The new Highlander indeed strikes a somewhat more macho pose versus the outgoing 2013 model.  Inside, the Highlander’s interior has been revolutionized and refined with more soft-touch materials on the dash and doors.  Toyota also says it stiffened the Highlander’s body, especially in the roof and B-pillar area.  Finally, Toyota says it made a point of making the 2014 model quieter, adding a new acoustic windshield, a thicker front dash-panel silencer, and under-carpet sound deadening. 

    A new extremely useful dashboard “shelf” above the glove box running from the passenger’s door to just above the driver’s right knee has been added.  It’s handy for stashing cellphones, parking/toll tickets, and other gadgets.  The HVAC controls have been simplified, and there’s a new optional panoramic sunroof as well as a heated steering wheel and heated-and-cooled front seats.  A new eighth airbag lives in the front passenger-seat cushion, and there’s a long list of new tech updates including auto high-beams and blind-spot, rear cross-traffic, pre-collision, and lane-departure warning systems. Toyota’s upped the new Highlander’s passenger capacity to eight.  A second-row seat that slides fore and aft does allow you to more carefully parse out legroom between the rearmost rows.  There is also a 34 percent increase in cargo space behind the final row.  And Toyota remains the only carmaker that still offers a rear lift gate with independently opening glass.  The IIHS named The 2014 Toyota Highlander a Top Safety Pick Plus.

    Critics are saying that The Highlander Limited Hybrid is the one to have.  The transition from electric to gas power is near-seamless and undetectable.  The thud you used to feel in hybrids as the gas motor took over is gone.  Once on the road, the measures Toyota has taken to quiet the Highlander’s cabin are immediately apparent. The hushed demeanor and a feeling of structural fortitude are primary takeaways.  Fuel economy for the regular V6 engine is up by 1 mile per gallon overall, thanks in part to a new six-speed transmission that replaces the outgoing model’s five-speed.  The Environmental Protection Agency rates the Highlander’s fuel efficiency at 19 mpg city/25 mpg highway/21 mpg combined for front-wheel drive and 18/24/20 for all-wheel drive

    The good news is the 2014 model’s body motions are better controlled and ride frequencies are a bit shorter in amplitude, providing a major contrast to the floatier feel of previous models.  People buy Highlanders because they're vehicles that fit their lifestyles, and because they're Toyotas, they will do everything asked of them with minimal fuss.  That's exactly what Toyota has done here, and it's what they've done so well now for decades.

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