2017 Toyota Corolla, 86, Highlander and Sienna

Significantly advanced and improved lineup.

Scion –
What’s New for 2017
The car formerly known as the Scion FR-S gets a new name for 2017: the Toyota 86. Toyota has killed its Scion sub-brand but the FR-S/86 lives on. With the new name comes several minor updates including a slight increase in power, revised manual transmission gearing and suspension tuning, and restyled front and rear fascias.

Toyota as the 86, making the name a world-class car.
The FRS – 86 with the Boxer engineer and the6-speed automatic transmission
RWD – update design inside and out. Sleek and aggressive.
Stand 7″ display audio
Buckets seats
6 airbags
Standard backup camera
17″ alloy wheels
LED lighting front and rear
Inside – black with splashes of silver or grey
6MT – 205 hp / 156 torque
6AT 200 hp / 151 torque
Handling is stiffer and tighter than last years model.
Pricing: $26,255

Made in Princeton, Indiana
New engine and 8-speed automatic
3 new grades : SE, Hybrid, LE and SLE hybrid grades, Limited Edition
4.2″ color LCD center screen
New black leather interior with silver interior
19″ alloy wheels optional
Around view camera
Platinum offers wood grain accents
New headlight designs
Stop / start button – on most trim levels.
5 USBs outlets
4 interior colors : black, ash, almond and saddle
Toyota Safety Sense is standard
8 airbags
Mid grades and up – cross traffic alert – standard
New 6cyl motor – 295 hp / 263 torque
Hybrid – 306 Hybris system net HP +26 = 306 hp

Corolla – world best selling vehicle
43 million sold
50th Anniversary edition in Black Cherry paint and special wheels – $22.600
New refined interior, back up camera, standard Toyota safety sense (TSS)
Focused on the millennial buyer
All LED lighting in the front
New 17″ wheel designs
New refined interior
Trim levels: L, LE, XLE and LE ECO
28 /36 MPG
Pricing $18,500

Most significant changes: The 3.5-liter V-6 engine gets direct injection and 30 more horsepower, and a new eight-speed automatic transmission replaces the six-speed as standard on all models.
Price change: Base prices are $900 higher on all models, and the destination charge increases $40 to $940.
Which should you buy, 2016 or 2017? 2017, which should have better acceleration and fuel economy thanks to direct injection and the new transmission.

The base 2017 Sienna L 4×2 minivan is priced at $30,690.
The top-of-the-line 2017 Sienna Limited Premium with all-wheel drive starts at $48,250.

Key Sienna rivals include the Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey, Kia Sedona and Nissan Quest.

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