Meet the Redesigned, European-Inspired 2015 Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris has always possessed some very appealing qualities: it’s affordable, efficient, comfortable, and fun. Unlike some other subcompacts out there, the Yaris has personality, its own unique flair. With the redesigned 2015 Toyota Yaris, drivers will see this same personality shine through, only this time it’s more stylish, modern, and dare we say, chic?

2015 Yaris Exterior Design

Right away, you will notice the 2015 Yaris’ new grille. The old separate upper and lower grille design was nixed for a sleeker and larger grille opening, reminiscent of a luxury vehicle. A seamless chrome upper grille accent adds to that sense of refinement and attitude.

2015 Yaris Interior

Moving to the interior of the Yaris, passengers will be impressed with the updated interior, fitted with soft-touch materials, a minimalistic and attractive dash, and a high-end gear shift. There is certainly a European feel inside the Yaris, giving an air of sophistication not usually experienced in a subcompact. Overall, the finished product is exceptional. In addition to the design and materials, the interior of the 2015 Yaris also boasts a quieter cabin, thanks to added insulation and a more aerodynamic body construction. Add to that the retuned suspension and you’ve got a pretty smooth ride as well.

2015 Yaris Powertrain

The 2015 Toyota Yaris is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, delivering 106-horsepower and 103 lb-ft. of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard but drivers can opt for a 4-speed electronically controlled version as well.

2014 Toyota Yaris Features & Specs

2015 Yaris Trim Levels

Available in the L, LE, and SE trims, the 2015 Yaris comes with tons of standard features, even some that you wouldn’t expect from a compact car. The Yaris L comes with sport-tuned steering, daytime running lights, and Entune audio with a touch-screen display. Move up to the LE to experience steering wheel-mounted audio controls, metallic interior accents, and keyless entry. Finally, the SE trim boasts sport-fabric seats, a leather steering wheel, LED running lights, and fog lights.

There’s a lot to love about the 2015 Toyota Yaris, from its European design to its attractive price tag. Check out the 2015 Yaris for yourself when it hits dealership lots later this year.

The Fully Loaded Series: 2014 Toyota Highlander

2014 Toyota Highlander

2014 Toyota Highlander in Exclusive Blizzard Pearl

2014 Highlander Carpet Mats

Upgraded Carpet Mats

2014 Highlander Rearview Entertainment

Rearview Entertainment Package

You may have seen the 2014 Toyota Highlander’s big reveal during the Super Bowl – they had that commercial with, who was it? Oh yeah, Terry Crews and the Muppets of course! As that commercial states, the Highlander has, “No Room for Boring,” emphasizing the Highlander’s extremely spacious and equally luxurious interior. Indeed, this redesigned SUV can now seat eight comfortably and offers things like a rearview camera and streaming audio as standard.

Here at Dick Dyer Toyota, we’ve topped the already bigger and better 2014 Highlander with a suite of option packages and upgrades. This beauty definitely screams “fully loaded,” from a rear entertainment package to a paint protection bundle.

Take a look at this fully loaded 2014 Toyota Highlander Limited and see what makes it a cut above the rest:

  • 3.5-Liter V6 Engine with 18 MPG City/24 MPG Highway*
  • 19-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • Power Moonroof with Sunshade
  • Rear-Seat DVD Entertainment System with Remote and 2 Wireless Headphones
  • Carpet Mats with Folding Cargo Mat
  • Window Tint Package
  • Clear Paint Protection – Door and Hood Package
  • TOYOGUARD Elite Customer Care Package
  • Exclusive Blizzard Pearl Exterior Finish
  • Perforated Leather Heated Seats
  • 9 JBL Speakers with SiriusXM and Bluetooth Streaming Media

We have this top-notch 2014 Highlander in stock, as well as tons of others. Check out our entire new inventory to find the perfect Toyota for you.

The Fully Loaded Series: 2014 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2014 Toyota Tacoma Customized

The Tacoma is America’s beloved Toyota truck; it’s compact, reliable, and well built. The standard Tacoma is good enough as is but for those that crave a customized, fully loaded truck, Dick Dyer Toyota has just the thing.

Enter the 2014 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab, fitted with so many optional packages it’ll make your head spin. From Entune Audio Plus to the Tow Package, this truck has everything you could ever want.

Let’s start with capability. The V6 Tow Package that has been added to this 2014 Tacoma comes with a class-IV towing receiver hitch, heavy duty battery, 7-pin connector with converter, engine oil cooler, and trailer sway control. With this package, the Tacoma will be ready for any towing job you throw its way.

Toyota Clear Paint ProtectionAs an added perk, a tri-fold hard tonneau cover has been installed on this 2014 Tacoma as well as the clear paint protection package. So you can be rest assured that your cargo and your paint will remain intact and unharmed no matter where the road takes you.

Moving on to custom styling, the XSP-X Package delivers carpet floor mats, a carbon fiber dash, all weather seating, color-keyed daytime running lights, a predator step bar, 16-inch diamond cut wheels, and XSP-X badges throughout.

In addition, the SR5 Extra Value Packages adds a color-keyed front bumper, leather-trimmed steering wheel, metallic instrument panel trim, remote keyless entry, fog lamps, and an integrated backup camera.

Toyota Connectivity PackageThe Entune Audio Plus package has all of your entertainment needs covered. This Entune multimedia bundle comes with a touch-screen display, a USB port, MP3 playback, voice recognition, Bluetooth, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, HD Radio, and HD Traffic and Weather. The added Connectivity Package supplies a USB charger and cable as well as an auxiliary cable and iPod adaptor. Did we mention this Tacoma has everything? Because it pretty much does.

Lastly, let’s talk about the TOYOGUARD Elite customer care package. When it comes to safety, nothing tops TOYOGUARD Elite. This add-on covers roadside assistance, rental car assistance, emergency towing, exterior and interior sealant, two oil changes, two tire rotations, and an auto care kit.

But wait, there’s more! Just kidding – we probably couldn’t add another package if we tried. This fully customized and well equipped 2014 Toyota Tacoma is available for purchase today. For more information about this Tacoma and any of its installed packages, visit the Dick Dyer Toyota website. Or stop by our dealership at 240 Killian Commons Parkway to give this bad boy a test drive!

7 Reasons to Love the 2014 Toyota 4Runner

2014 Toyota 4RunnerThe Toyota 4Runner has a reputation for off-roading prowess and traditional engineering. Its build and features have long made it a top choice for those conquering the unbeaten path.

For 2014, the Toyota 4Runner returns under the same guise, only newer and better. While the 4Runner has been completely redesigned, the elements that have made it the off-roading beast that it is today remain the same.

Here are the top 7 reasons to the love the 2014 4Runner:

1. Bold New Design

As they say, out with the old, in with the new. Busting into the 2014 model year, the 4Runner makes a statement with a bold new front-end design, featuring a signature expanded grille with vertical air intakes on either side. The front bumper is more prominent and the headlights narrower. The end result is one truly unique and inspired SUV.

2. Body-on-Frame Construction

Paying tribute to a heritage of off-roading adventure, the 2014 4Runner keeps the body-on-frame construction. This build enables the 4Runner to travel on even the most intimating terrain, without issue. While other SUVs have jumped ship on this kind of construction, the 4Runner holds true to its roots and keeps on delivering the performance off-roaders crave.

3. One Powerful V6 Engine

Standard on the 2014 Toyota 4Runner is a mighty 4.0-liter V6 engine, which achieves a hearty 270-horsepower and 278 lb-ft. of torque. The V6 is matched by an equally capable 5-speed automatic transmission and available four-wheel drive. And for those who spend most of their time on the trail, the Limited trim offers standard full-time four-wheel drive.

4. Max Towing Capacity

We’re not trying to brag here but the 4Runner is a towing whiz. Just because it can climb the steepest of ranges doesn’t take away from it towing capabilities. When properly equipped, this bad boy can tow up to 4,700 pounds. So don’t worry about ditching the cargo when heading for the trail – the 2014 Toyota 4Runner has got you covered.

5. Entune Audio Plus Suite

With standard Entune Audio Plus, you’ll experience a high resolution touch-screen display that connects you to your favorite radio stations, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, CD player selections, and songs streaming from your iPod. Plus, this same touch-screen display transforms into a rear backup camera for added safety when reversing.

6. Crawl Control

Driving up and down steep and rocky terrains can be quite complicated and daunting. Thanks to Toyota’s Crawl Control System, however, you won’t have to worry. This system basically drives the car for you by controlling the throttle and brakes at one of five selected speeds. That leaves the driver free to steer the 4Runner, assured that the Crawl Control is handling the rest.

7. Hill Start and Descend Assist

Off-roading provides a real rush but it can also be dangerous. That’s why Toyota has equipped the 2014 4Runner with Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control. Hill Start Assist ensures that the 4Runner doesn’t roll backward on steep inclines while Descent Control improves vehicle and speed stability on downgrades. Both ensure that you are as safe as possible in your 4Runner.

This is just a cross section of everything the 2014 Toyota 4Runner has to offer. The important thing to remember is that this new and improved model still provides all the off-roading power and performance you could ever ask for. Not to mention it looks pretty cool too.

2014 Toyota Corolla Has Arrived at Dick Dyer Toyota, Columbia SC

2014 Toyota Corolla When a model gets a full redesign, we take notice. The 2014 Toyota Corolla is no different. This all-new model boasts an aggressive and modern exterior design and a seriously cool interior. As Toyota puts it, “We turned up everything.” The Car Connection uses phrases like “serious change,” “aesthetically appealing and lively,” and even “delightful.” But we’ll let you decide for yourself.

2014 Toyota Corolla RearLet’s start with the exterior. The 2014 Corolla gains a completely revamped grille, featuring a bold front end and standard LED headlights. In addition, the exterior is aerodynamically designed to increase fuel economy and improve handling.

2014 Toyota Corolla DashMoving into the interior, drivers will love the new fluid dashboard design which effortlessly incorporates the display screen and control buttons with the passenger area and steering wheel. The result is one smooth line across the entire instrument panel.

The 2014 Corolla also sports SofTex® seats which are environmentally friendly, water-repellent, and stain-resistant. These supportive and comfortable seats are improved upon by the available moonroof and heated seats.

Technology is no stranger to the 2014 Toyota Corolla. From the Entune system to voice recognition to Bluetooth capability, this sedan is connected and ready to go.

Safety is a pillar of Toyota’s platform so of course the 2014 Corolla offers only the best safety features: eight standard airbags including front seat-mounted airbags, the Star Safety System with traction and stability control, head-impact protection structure, and energy-absorbing crumple zones.

The 2014 Toyota Corolla is powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that boasts 132-horsepower and 128 lb-ft. of torque. Offering excellent fuel economy, this engine delivers 29 mpg city, 37 mpg highway, and 32 mpg combined.

You can see the 2014 Toyota Corolla for yourself at Dick Dyer Toyota in Columbia SC. We’ve got plenty of 2014 Corollas on the lot so stop by to test drive one today! You’re going to like what you see.

The 2014 Toyota Tundra: Made In America

2014 Toyota TundraThink you know the Tundra? Think again. This full-size pickup is ready for the 2014 model year with some big changes under its belt. But the biggest change has got to be the Tundra’s all-American engineering.

Toyota may be a Japanese company but there is nothing more America than the 2014 Toyota Tundra. This pickup was engineered at the Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan; designed by Calty Design Research centers in Newport Beach, California and Ann Arbor; and assembled exclusively at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, in San Antonio, Texas.

What’s more, both of the Tundra’s V6 and V8 engines are manufactured at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Inc. in Huntsville, Alabama and transmissions are built at a production facility in North Carolina. Top to bottom, inside out, the 2014 Toyota Tundra is an all-American beauty.

In addition to its made-in-the-USA roots, the 2014 Tundra offers a bounty of other new features. For starters, it is offered in two all new trim levels: the Platinum CrewMax and a special western-themed 1794 Edition CrewMax.

2014 Toyota Tundra InteriorAnd like most Toyotas, the Tundra screams luxury from its ultra-convenient and sleek center console, to its premium touch-screen interface. And there are some other bells and whistles you won’t see elsewhere, like power thigh support for the driver’s seat, a power vertical-sliding rear window, and an anti-theft system with glass breakage detection.

Is it power you want? Well, you will be pleased to know that the 2014 Tundra offers a 10,400 pound maximum towing capacity when properly equipped and can haul over 2,000 pounds. And with the choice of a V6 and two V8 engines, the Tundra is sure to meet your needs.

Find out more about the all-new 2014 Toyota Tundra by visiting the Toyota USA website. And while we patiently await its arrival, check out the 2013 Tundras we’ve got on our lot today!

The 2014 Toyota Corolla Reveal

We have all been patiently waiting for the redesign of the Toyota Corolla. Well, we’re happy to report that the wait is over. Toyota has introduced the 11th generation 2014 Toyota Corolla and honestly, you might not even recognize it.

Taking cues from the Toyota Furia concept car, the 2014 Corolla is more sleek, modern, and appealing than any Corolla we’ve seen. It encompasses the Furia’s concept of “iconic dynamism” which shows in the Corolla’s longer wheelbase and sweeping design accents. All in all, this is a Corolla you are sure to love.

Check out this Auto Guide Video to find out more about the 2014 Corolla and to see its new style for yourself:

 

 

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2014 Toyota 4Runner Reveal

Revealing a new and redesigned model is always exciting. Car manufacturers usually do such reveals at big Auto Shows were industry experts and media alike can see firsthand the changes and updates that have been made to the model.

When Toyota set out to unveil the new 2014 4Runner for the first time, they went with this typical route, showing it at the New York Auto Show. But they took it a step further and made sure that regular people, people who would be the ones buying the car would be able to get a sneak peak of the 2014 4Runner.

And what better time to show off an awesome new car than at a concert? Toyota took the opportunity to show the crowd the redesigned 2014 4Runner at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival during Dierks Bentley’s performance. Let’s just say, it was quite a show!

Watch these videos to see the 2014 Toyota 4Runner’s reveal and to take a look at the new features found on this 2014 model:

2014 Toyota Highlander Revealed at New York Auto Show

Toyota unveiled the 2014 Toyota Highlander today at the New York Auto Show and we at Dick Dyer Toyota are excited about it! The new Highlander has been totally redesigned and even adds a new hybrid engine option. Plus, the exterior has been restyled, resulting in an appealing new look, indicative of a heartier, more powerful SUV.

The new Hybrid powertrain includes a 3.5-liter V6 Hybrid Synergy Drive Engine with an electric motor and an electronically controlled CVT transmission. Plus, the 2014 Highlander has optional Dynamic Torque Control All-Wheel Drive to provide an even more compelling driving experience.

Oh and let’s not forget that the Highlander can now seat up to eight passengers! You need more room – Toyota gives it to you! The list of standard features is excellent as well as the bells and whistles you can add on like rear cross traffic alert, rear entertainment system, and a heated steering wheel.

Watch this video to find out more about the all new 2014 Toyota Highlander and make sure to check back with Dick Dyer Toyota often to see when the 2014 Highlander arrives on the lot!

2014 Toyota Tundra at Chicago Auto Show

One of the things that people love about their car is the comfort and convenience that it provides. Until now, you might not think of a pickup truck when the words “comfort and convenience” are mentioned. Well, think again.

The 2014 Toyota Tundra features just that: the comfort of a CrewMax body style with four doors and seating for five, the convenience of blind spot monitoring and rear cross path detection, and the comfort of additional cab space. Plus, it is bolder and more aggressive looking than ever.

See the all-new 2014 Toyota Tundra for yourself, revealed at the Chicago Auto Show in February.

Don’t want to wait until 2014? Get the new 2013 Tundra at Dick Dyer Toyota now!