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3 Reasons to Buy a Pickup Truck in Opelousas, LA

For some drivers in Louisiana, owning a truck is an obvious decision. For others, the reasons to drive a pickup truck may not be as obvious. If you’re on the fence about whether to drive a pickup truck in Opelousas or not, here are some benefits that you may not have considered. Safety Pickup trucks like the Tacoma are bigger and stronger than most vehicles on the road, especially sedans and crossovers. Were you to collide with a smaller vehicle in an accident, your truck is large and durable enough to likely sustain less damage than were you driving a smaller car. Utility You already know that pickup trucks are great for towing and hauling, but have you thought about the other uses that trucks provide? Consider their usefulness for camping, tailgating and hunting — all po...
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Conventional vs Synthetic Oil: Which Is Better for Your Car?

When you bring your car, truck, or SUV to Courvelle Toyota for an oil change, our service technicians will ask you: conventional vs synthetic oil? To help you decide which is better for your vehicle’s motor, here’s a simple explanation of the differences. Their source Both conventional and synthetic motor oil derives from the same initial source: crude oil from the earth that has been cleaned up. Their refinement What distinguishes synthetic oil is that the crude oil has been combined with other quality additives to make the liquid cleaner, more stable, and smoother under pressure. Conventional oil typically only receives the barest filtration and treatment before entering a bottle, making it more volatile and susceptible to deterioration. Their function Both types o...
2023 Toyota Sequoia Revealed, Coming Soon to Courvelle Toyota
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2023 Toyota Sequoia Revealed, Coming Soon to Courvelle Toyota

We’re barely into 2022 and already we at Courvelle Toyota are looking forward to 2023. Why? Because 2023 is going to be a big year for Toyota. We’ve seen a glimpse of the all-new 2023 Toyota Sequoia and are excited about this upcoming redesign. The three-row SUV is a big seller in the Toyota lineup, including here in Opelousas and Lafayette, Louisiana. We think that many families in St. Landry Parish should take a look at the 2023 Toyota Sequoia to see what’s new this year. The American-made Sequoia is assembled a state over from us, right across the border in Texas. So, you can trust that this SUV is made to withstand real tough jobs in places like Louisiana. One of the highlights of the newest Sequoia is the inclusion of an efficient i-FORCE MAX Hybrid Powertrain™ th...
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2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone Revealed in All Its Glory

For some drivers in Opelousas, Louisiana, a basic Toyota truck — without all the bells and whistles — is all they need. For others, only the best of the best will do. Luckily, Courvelle Toyota has vehicles for sale that will satisfy both types of shoppers. For the latter, we recommend checking out the 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone. Toyota recently revealed the new Capstone version of the Tundra, which packs the pickup truck with all the style, comfort, and tech innovations you can imagine. This new, fully loaded Tundra model aims to give truck fans an extra dose of luxury in their daily drives. For example, some of its tricked-out elements include 22-inch chrome rims, chrome body accents, automatic running boards, walnut dashboard inlays, a panoramic roof, acoustic glass, and 12-s...
How to Prolong the Life of Your High-Mileage Toyota in Opelousas, LA
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How to Prolong the Life of Your High-Mileage Toyota in Opelousas, LA

Have you been driving the same high-mileage Toyota for years here in Opelousas? Want to make sure you get even more value out of your car by driving it for even longer? Then you need to make sure you’re properly maintaining it. Follow this advice from Courvelle Toyota to extend the life of your aging Toyota vehicle even further. Use proper oil Once a vehicle passes 100,000 miles on the odometer, it’s time to switch to a different type of motor oil. Instead of the usual synthetic or regular types of oil, use a high-mileage solution that’s been engineered with extra detergents and lubricators for aging, worn-out motors. Go easy on it Aggressive driving strains a car’s engine, brakes, and other operating systems. Instead of forcefully slamming on the gas and brake pedals, let...
New Corolla Hybrid at Courvelle Toyota Is Most Efficient One Ever
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New Corolla Hybrid at Courvelle Toyota Is Most Efficient One Ever

If you drive a hybrid car like the Toyota Corolla, you appreciate the money-saving fuel economy that it provides. That’s why we at Courvelle Toyota are excited to share that the latest Toyota Corolla Hybrid a higher EPA-estimated mpg rate than any prior version. The 2022 Corolla Hybrid sedan has been rated to average 52 mpg in combined city/highway driving — which is further than any previous version of the Corolla.[1] That means you’ll be able to travel for hours in Opelousas on a single tank of gas before having to fill up again. How is this next level of efficiency achieved? The 2022 Corolla Hybrid uses an enhanced Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive that’s been fitted onto the Toyota New Global Architecture platform. This makes the car lightweight, balanced, and optimized for effici...
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2022 Toyota Camry Gets New Hybrid Nightshade Model & New Paint Colors

Not every sedan on the market can be deemed cool, but the Toyota Camry certainly can be — especially with its new Hybrid Nightshade version. To give Camry fans and sedan drivers in Opelousas and other U.S. cities a more attractive, eco-friendly ride, Toyota decided to release a Nightshade version of the popular Camry Hybrid. Previously, the SE Nightshade trim level was only available for the four-cylinder FWD and AWD gas-powered models. This year, the dynamic appearance configuration is an option for the hybrid-powered Camry, too. You may not normally think of a hybrid sedan as a trendy, sporty model, but the 2022 Camry Hybrid Nightshade certainly achieves that thanks to its 18-inch jet-black wheels and blacked-out shark fin antenna, window trim, badging, door handles and othe...
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New Year’s Driving Resolutions for Toyota Owners in Opelousas

Make 2022 the best year yet — for yourself and for your Toyota. Making some New Year’s driving resolutions this month will be better for your mental and personal health as well as the wellbeing of your Toyota. Here are some New Year's driving resolutions we at Courvelle Toyota suggest pledging to follow in 2022. Don’t use your cell phone while driving Distracted driving has been on the rise with each passing year, and with it the number of fatal traffic accidents. Resist the urge to check your phone when you’re behind the wheel; it’ll be safer for you and other people. Follow the speed limit Just because nearly everyone in Louisiana speeds mean you should. Speeding is a major contributor to car accidents every year, so hold off on stomping that gas pedal in 2022 and take y...
First Toyota BEV Is the bZ4X
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First Toyota BEV Is the bZ4X

The first Toyota BEV will be the bZ4X, an all-new SUV that the automaker recently revealed and will arrive in the United States in mid-2022. Similar in size to the Toyota RAV4 — the bestselling SUV in America — the bZ4X is the first of seven new bZ-branded electric vehicles expected to launch by 2025. The 2022 Toyota bZ4X was developed with Subaru based on the Toyota e-TNGA architecture created to support all-electric, zero-emission vehicles. It has a single electric motor drawing power from a 64-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, sending 201 net system horsepower to the front wheels. A dual-motor model will also be available that has all-wheel drive and a slight horsepower bump up to 215. It will be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 7.7 seconds. Toyota says the bZ4X will go 250 mi...
2022 Toyota Highlander Adds Hybrid-Only Bronze Edition
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2022 Toyota Highlander Adds Hybrid-Only Bronze Edition

For the 2022 model year, the Toyota Highlander is largely unchanged from last year — except for one crucial difference. The popular, three-row SUV is now offered with a hybrid-only Bronze Edition that adds unique style to the family ride and comes with an American-style, mid-century-modern interior design that should appeal to a wide variety of customers. Hybrid powertrain The Toyota Highlander Bronze Edition is available only as a hybrid, though other 2022 Highlander models are offered with a gas-only V6. The hybrid, however, boasts excellent fuel economy at rates that few other large vehicles can compete with. Averaging 36 miles per gallon, the Highlander hybrid has to stop for gas a lot less often on your family road trips.[1] Exclusive design The Highlander Bronze Edit...