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2023 Toyota Crown Preview in Opelousas, LA

After nearly a 50-year absence, the Toyota Crown name is returning to the United States. As Toyota’s longest-running nameplate, the Crown has been in production since 1955 and was sold in the U.S. between 1958 and 1974. Now, for the 2023 model year, the Crown is returning in an all-new form. While Toyota classifies the Crown as a full-size sedan, it has a taller height that gives it a spacious interior and sportier handling. The 2023 Toyota Crown will be available in three grades: XLE, Limited, and Platinum. It will be arriving at Courvelle Toyota late this year. Powertrains and performance The Toyota Crown will only be available as a hybrid vehicle. However, there are two hybrid powertrains to choose from. HYBRID MAX: The HYBRID MAX includes a 2.4-liter turbocharged en...
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4 Fall Car Care Tips for Opelousas Drivers

Now that the heat of summer is starting to fade, we get to enjoy cooler, nicer weather. Fall is a beautiful time of year here in Louisiana and is the perfect time to clean out your car and get it ready for a new season. Here are some fall car care tips to get you started. Check your battery Batteries are sensitive to extreme temperatures. After the hot summer, get your battery tested to make sure it has enough power left to get you through the fall. Inspect your headlights As the daylight hours get shorter, you will be spending more time driving with your headlights on. Park your car, turn on all the exterior lights, and walk around your car. Make sure all the lights are working and angled correctly. You should also look for clouded lenses that may need to be cleaned or re...
How to Transport a Kayak on Your Toyota
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How to Transport a Kayak on Your Toyota

Kayaking on the water is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable ways to enjoy nature. If you are lucky enough to own a kayak or two, you understand the joy that kayaking offers. However, before you get explore new waters, you have to transport your kayaks from your home to your favorite destinations like the Atchafalaya River or Lake Chicot. We will cover some of the basic steps you need to take to safely travel with a kayak on your Toyota. If you drive a Toyota SUV, like a Highlander or RAV4, it likely has roof rails already. If it does, make sure you also have crossbars. You will also need a kayak rack, padding, and straps. Keep in mind that loading a kayak is best done with two people. Have each person carry one end of the kayak and gently lift and slide it onto the roof and ...
How to Limit Data Usage on the Road
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How to Limit Data Usage on the Road

Heading out on a family road trip can be a fun adventure. Unfortunately, with all the devices we all carry around with us now, a road trip can lead to massive data use. If you don’t want to max out your data cap on your next road trip, consider these tips to help limit data usage. How much data do you use? Here are a few data estimates for common activities: Streaming music: 40 MB – 140 MB/hourSteaming video (SD): 700 MB – 1 GB/hourTurn by turn navigation: 5 MB/hourSending email without attachments: About 20 KB per emailSending email with attachments: About 300 KB per emailVideo call using calling app: 15 MB – 54 MB Download before you go To save on streaming data, download as much media through Wi-Fi as you can before you leave. Most streaming services have this featur...
New Toyota Tundra SX Package Brings On the Style
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New Toyota Tundra SX Package Brings On the Style

Just a single year into its third generation, the rugged Toyota Tundra truck is getting a new SX Package packed with enhancements yet still at an affordable price. The new SX Package is offered exclusively at the budget-friendly SR5 trim level on Double Cab models with the 6.5-foot bed or CrewMax models with the 5.5-foot bed. It adds 18-inch wheels painted in Dark Gray Metallic and swaps out black exterior accents with body-color trim instead, including the rear inboard bumper and outer door handles. The 2023 Toyota Tundra — which can tow up to 12,000 pounds using its hybrid powertrain —  already stands out when it comes to capability and technology. Now, it also stands out in terms of design, both in and out. The Toyota Tundra SX Package aims for minimalism by removing ...
Long-Term Toyota Vehicle Reliability Better Than Rivals, Survey Shows
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Long-Term Toyota Vehicle Reliability Better Than Rivals, Survey Shows

After an analysis of more than 14.9 million pre-owned vehicles sold last year, the results are in — Toyota comes in way ahead of the pack in terms of long-term vehicle reliability. The organization that ran the analysis, iSeeCars, based their study on how often different models would make it to 200,000 miles. They restricted their data to only include models that are still in production today and measured the results as the percent of each nameplate that hit that mileage benchmark. About 2.3% of used Toyotas cleared that line, which is almost twice as many as the average for all brands in the comparison. In fact, out of the top ten longest-lasting vehicles, six are Toyota models: the Land Cruiser, Sequoia, 4Runner, Tundra, Avalon, and Prius. The brand’s SUVs and trucks stand out...
Summer Car Maintenance Tips for Your Toyota
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Summer Car Maintenance Tips for Your Toyota

With summer basically already upon us, it’s important to remember to take good care of your Toyota. After all, no one wants to get stuck on the side of the road in the heat of Louisiana summer. Luckily, making sure your vehicle is prepared for the heat is easy. To start, you’ll want to give your car a good going-over. Get an oil change and check your fluid levels — especially your coolant. Make sure your tires are in good condition. Check that they’re not too worn or showing any bulges in the sidewalls. Be sure to check your tire pressure too, which can help increase your gas mileage and reduce wear. You’ll want to get your alignment and brakes inspected as well, along with your battery, since heat can impact its lifespan and even cause it to fail. In Louisiana, it’s a good idea...
Toyota Unveils First-Ever GR Corolla
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Toyota Unveils First-Ever GR Corolla

Toyota has debuted the first-ever GR Corolla. The 2023 GR Corolla is a compact, powerful hatchback available in two trim levels — Core and Circuit Edition, a launch-year-exclusive model. Under the hood of the 2023 Corolla beats the heart of a 1.6-liter three-cylinder turbo engine and a manual transmission (the only option for the racing-inspired hatch). The powertrain generates a hearty 300 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The 2023 GR Corolla delivers a confident performance thanks to the GR-Four All-Wheel-Drive drivetrain. 2023 Toyota GR Corolla Core The 2023 GR Corolla Core trim sets itself apart with exterior elements including a GR-Four stamped side rockers and wide-fender flares. You can clad the hatchback in Supersonic Red, black, or white and complement your paint c...
New Toyotas Will Begin Rolling Out Next-Gen Safety System
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New Toyotas Will Begin Rolling Out Next-Gen Safety System

Safety is most likely your main concern when you’re shopping for a new car. You want a vehicle with updated technologies designed to help you avoid an accident, minimize the consequences of an impact, and protect you and your passengers. Toyota prioritizes safety, too. To prove it, the automaker is rolling out a next-gen safety system, the Toyota Safety Sense™ 3.0, on the 2023 bZ4X, the first of the automaker’s lineup of new electric vehicles. “Toyota has enhanced the performance of each function and added new functions to assist in normal driving conditions,” according to the automaker. “The goal of TSS is designed to help prevent or mitigate accidents, further reduce traffic fatalities and injuries and ease the burden on drivers.” The Toyota Safety Sense™ 3.0 imp...
3 Reasons to Buy a Pickup Truck in Opelousas, LA
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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...