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January
24
January
24
While gas and diesel vehicles have been the standard for decades, more and more BC drivers are looking for ways they can reduce their carbon footprint and make better sustainable choices. As a leader in hybrid technology, Toyota vehicles are the perfect way to start with the lowest CO2 output and ac...
December
31
December
31
Whatever type of vehicle you choose, it's critical to carefully consider your options to select the one that will meet your specific needs and provide you with lasting satisfaction. This is true even though purchasing, caring for, and operating a Toyota has several benefits. Toyota has a well-d...
November
30
November
30
Feeling uneasy about buying used vehicles is definitely an understandable feeling. In fact, that unease will probably be what helps you find the right one. However, you'll be happy to know that you can say goodbye to those feelings once you step into a used Toyota. If you're on the hunt for...
October
31
October
31
For a car to be considered an SUV, it must be able to handle off-road situations without giving in too much. The 4Runner has always been a capable off-roader, but in its fifth-generation form, it is better than ever. It has a 2-speed transfer case with a low range. It will allow the car to crawl at ...
September
30
September
30
A hybrid vehicle is a vehicle that uses two or more different power sources to move, with the most common type of hybrid vehicle using a gasoline engine and an electric motor. Other types of hybrid vehicles may use a diesel engine and an electric motor or a gasoline engine and a fuel cell. There ar...
August
31
August
31
Toyota is a Japanese car company that is known for its innovative and efficient vehicles. For years the company has been a pioneer in hybrid technology, and its vehicles have been some of the most popular and successful hybrid cars on the market.  That said, what's so good about hybrid tec...
July
24
July
24
Toyota’s latest design and technology have arrived in the marketplace with the all-new 2022 Tundra. It boasts many new features - and terminologies - to curb competition and stoke your buying excitement. Here’s a brief glossary of important terms and phrases to get you up to speed on eve...
June
30
June
30
Many new models in the three-row SUV segment are alluring, but the Toyota Highlander sets itself apart from them. In 2022, the Highlander is receiving only minimal trim upgrades since it was redesigned for 2020, but all trims now come standard with all-wheel drive (AWD). If you are looking to gain ...
June
01
June
01
Thinking about buying a new car? Even if you aren’t, you’ll still want the best use of your money. While we might be a bit biased here at Vernon, out of all the brands out there, we believe Toyota may well be your best bet for a new vehicle. With their commitment to quality, dependabili...
April
30
April
30
Inspired by peak racing technology and innovation, Toyota’s TRD (Toyota Racing Division) lineup of vehicles is the epitome of elevated performance and off-roading perfection. The origin of the TRD package can be traced back to the 1998 Tacoma that featured off-road tires, alloy wheels, locking...
March
25
March
25
The global pandemic has had lasting impacts on just about everyone across the planet, including spurring new financial and lifestyle considerations for many people. What we used to think of as relatively easy decisions, like booking a plane ticket to see family over the holidays or buying a new car ...
February
15
February
15
Shopping for a new set of wheels is a big deal, whether you’re jumping into the driver’s seat of a brand-spanking-new Toyota or a previously-owned vehicle. But no matter what your next car-shopping experience has in store, one thing is for certain: you want to drive away with confidence ...
January
31
January
31
Finding a vehicle that delivers in terms of reliability, capability, utility, and comfort is not always easy. Add spacial requirements onto the list, and the search can seem downright impossible. Thankfully, Toyota has a wide range of options for you to choose from! Perhaps you've got a family o...
December
01
December
01
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Sure, it’s the holidays, but for those of us gearing up for that vehicle upgrade on our wishlist, Happy New Model Season! From reliable sedans to sporty SUVs, Toyota’s 2022 lineup is welcoming some exciting vehicles. Whether you’re in...
October
14
October
14
Purchasing a used car is a popular option among many drivers, and for good reason - it’s a great way to save some money while still driving away in a reliable ride. Unfortunately, not all used cars (and used-car deals) are created equal. There are plenty of lemons out there, not to mention ple...
August
16
August
16
Vernon Toyota is proud to be a sponsor of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Charity Classic for the 12th year in a row! The VJHF is an important part of the North Okanagan community, working tirelessly to raise funds for long-term care facilities, community health services, and the Vernon Jubil...
July
20
July
20
In the automotive industry, Toyota is king when it comes to hybrid vehicles - and the all-new RAV4 Hybrid is here to serve as a reminder! This powerful and sporty SUV boasts a sleek design, excellent fuel economy, and more horsepower than you'd ever expect from a hybrid. With the perfect blend o...
June
28
June
28
When it comes to family-friendly compact SUVs, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue are big contenders in the market. Both crossovers are excellent choices, each with their own features and driving experience. If you're looking for a vehicle that's dependable, comfortable, and full of excit...
June
21
June
21
When it comes to choosing the right truck, we appreciate that there are plenty of options out there! From powertrain to performance to price, Canada’s top-selling pickups come loaded with a plethora of features that are geared towards different needs and uses. So why are so many Vernon drivers...
May
25
May
25
At the Chicago Auto Show last year, Toyota unveiled a multitude of upgrades and changes to their current lineup. Among them were the 2021 Tundra and 2021 Tacoma. While there wasn't an overwhelming amount of changes made to either vehicle this year (but look out for 2022!), Toyota ...
April
12
April
12
The Camry and Corolla are both solid Toyota sedan options thanks to their excellent crash test ratings, impressive standard features, cost-saving fuel economy, and superb reliability. But what sets them apart? And more importantly, how do you know which one is right for you? The Toyota Camry was co...
March
09
March
09
Many of us are well aware that the Toyota Corolla is one of the best-selling passenger cars of all time worldwide. In 1997, it became the best-selling nameplate in the world, surpassing the Volkswagen Beetle. By 2016, it had sold over 44 million units across twelve whole generations. Not b...
March
01
March
01
Heading into spring means nothing but adventures are on the horizon. And with our all-new 2021 Toyota SUV lineup, what better way to get the party started! The 2021 Toyota RAV4, Highlander, 4Runner, and C-HR are already some of the most popular SUV models across Vernon, BC. These off-roading favouri...
August
27
August
27
When you’re shopping for a new vehicle, it’s easy to get caught up in the more mundane specs of a car: fuel efficiency, horsepower, all-wheel drive, airbags - that sort of thing. Of course, these features are very important, but let’s face it - they can also be a little bit boring....
July
22
July
22
Always at the forefront of innovation, the newest lineup of Toyota cars, trucks, crossovers, SUVs and hybrids is among the most anticipated in the automotive industry year after year. With advancements in tech, safety, fuel economy, power, comfort and styling, drivers across British Columbia are eag...
July
22
July
22
When you’re on the hunt for a new vehicle for your rugged BC lifestyle, there are plenty of things to consider: model, year, features, price and whether to buy new or used. There are benefits to purchasing both new and used trucks, so how can you decide which one is right for you? At Vernon To...
March
20
March
20
With this century’s roaring 20’s upon us, the 2020 Toyota lineup is rolling into the new decade ready for action! With plenty of ground-up redesigns, advanced new tech in every nook and cranny and enough options across the full lineup to suit any need or budget, it’s no wonder that...
September
28
September
28
An Infotainment Centre in a Class of its Own It’s the age of technology. We’re one fifth deep into the 21st century and it’s time for our cars to step it up. While we may not be cruising around in hovercrafts or relying totally on AI to drive us around, the people of Vernon still ...
June
24
June
24
Your Go-To Spot for Pre-Owned Vehicles in Vernon At Vernon Toyota, people ask us all the time if we sell used vehicles -- and the answer is 100% yes we do! Though you may be surprised to learn it, we’ve been selling pre-owned cars, trucks and SUVs since day one and we take pride in our vast i...
May
25
May
25
Experience the Difference of Certified Toyota Technicians The city of Vernon is a great place to live. We have great selection when it comes to shops, activities and even beautiful lakes to spend the day at. There is no shortage of places to get your car fixed, either -- so why choose Vernon Toyota...
May
24
May
24
As Vernon Advances, Hybrid is the Answer Our city has its eyes set on the future. With a bold community plan in the works, the people of Vernon are looking for ways to move forward in both how we build and how we drive. As carpooling gets more support, other ways to save on fuel are also becoming m...
August
27
August
27
Labour Day weekend is always one of mixed spirits. It represents the close of summer, which is never fun, but also represents a new season of goals and activities. From going back to school, work, or changing into a new routine, there’s always a sense of opportunity when it comes to the first ...
August
17
August
17
In Vernon, it feels like our student population is either staying close to home for school or commuting to what feels like a lifetime away. As an active part of the community, we want to make this stressful time of year just a little bit easier on our students. Don’t let shopping for your next...
July
01
July
01
Summer is in full swing and with that comes beach days, road trips, fire hot asphalt and the quest for relief -- otherwise known as air conditioning. If rolling down your window isn’t doing the trick and you're worried about keeping you and your passengers ice-bucket-cold, servicing your a...
June
12
June
12
When summer hits, we’ve already been listening to the playlist for a few months and are more than ready to go Being in BC, we’re blessed with great summer weather and an abundance of fun summer adventure opportunities. We always get the car shined up and hit the open road as soon as we ...
June
08
June
08
Outside of the sun shining and time with the family there’s only one thing that can make a good summer a great one, being fully prepared for it. Make sure you’re starting out your summer adventures ready for anything that comes your way by prepping your vehicle for the activities you ha...
June
07
June
07
It may not be summer on the calendar just yet, but it is in your hearts if you’re anything like us Winter in the mountains we call home can feel long, and the spring can feel like not much of a thaw at all. At the risk of jinxing it… the warmer temperatures are here to stay for this ye...
May
21
May
21
At Vernon Toyota, we love being a part of the community So when the city's indoor soccer pitch needed a sponsor, we were more than happy to step up. Vernon Toyota is proud to be the official sponsor of the soccer facility, and has donated $15,000 towards local efforts to get the centre up and ...
May
01
May
01
We know that Toyota has a well-deserved reputation as an automaker that stands for luxurious features, but did you know that this luxury comes at a surprisingly affordable price? Not everyone does, and that’s okay! We’re here to share just how easy and affordable it can be to get into a ...
March
26
March
26
Have you ever shopped online for a product, only to see that the item you're after isn't available in your province? Shopping for a brand new car, in particular, can be tricky for many customers who live in smaller or more remote areas of town, especially outside of British Columbia. If you...
January
18
January
18
Small, reliable cars are plentiful. Most automakers offer a couple of small cars for customers to choose from, but few of these vehicles are anything to write home about. The majority of affordable sedans and hatchbacks are unexceptional and give you little value for your hard-earned dollar. The T...
January
04
January
04
There is a wacky rumour going around that the Toyota Tacoma isn’t as affordable as other pickup trucks on the road. Where do these wild ideas come from? In fact, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma is not only affordable, it’s a capable, safe, and the right size so it will still fit nicely in your dr...
December
20
December
20
Mountain living is a short drive from Vernon Toyota. Golden, Revelstoke, and other mountain towns are idyllic places to live for those who love the gorgeous scenery and live an active lifestyle. To live in a mountainous or rural area you’re going to need the right vehicle—and that’...

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