A photo of a 2021 Toyota RAV4 coming down a gravel road.

The end of a Toyota lease is just the beginning

How to Return Leased Toyota Vehicles Videos 

If we have said it once, we have said it one million times, leasing is a great way for people to take home an outstanding Toyota vehicle. We have covered the advantages of leasing a lot within the posts of the Colonial Toyota Blog. However, just in case you need a quick review, leasing will offer lower monthly payments than financing and you’ll be able to get a new vehicle on a shorter timeline than if you were taking out a loan. Additionally, returning a lease is designed to be just as easy. Our team found some how-to return leased Toyota vehicles videos to get people on their way toward their next steps. If you have any more questions about the leasing process, make an appointment with a Colonial Toyota product expert today.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A left profile photo of the 2021 Toyota Venza.

Toyota offers game-changing features with the 2021 Venza

2021 Toyota Venza Hands-Free Liftgate Instructions 

The all-new 2021 Toyota Venza hybrid crossover SUV has a lot of incredible features to offer its owners. Obviously, the incredible hybrid powertrain will get a lot of attention for its innovative mix of both performance and overall fuel economy. However, the feature that a lot of new Colonial Toyota customers and staff have fallen in love with is its power rear liftgate that can be opened without the owner using their hands. Because we think this feature is such a game-changer, our team put together a handy guide with 2021 Toyota Venza hands-free liftgate instructions. The system is designed to be very easy to use and we firmly believe that people won’t buy another vehicle without it. Let’s take a closer look.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A stock photo of a vehicle's windshield covered in ice.

Pop Quiz: How do you get ice off your car windows without a scraper?

How can I scrape ice off my car windows without an ice scraper? 

The depths of winter are really not that far away. It will get cold and we get snow. If there is something that ties all drivers together, it’s having to scrape the ice from their windows. If you’ve ever been caught without the right equipment and have wondered, ‘How can I scrape ice off my car windows without an ice scraper,’ the team of product experts working at Colonial Toyota has some answers for you. Of course, the best way to scrape ice is to have a dedicated scraper in your car at all times. But we all know mistakes happen. Our team identified ways to clean the windows without damaging the glass. Let’s take a closer look.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo of the second and third rows of seats in the 2021 Toyota Sienna.

The 2021 Sienna might be slimmer, but it isn’t any less capable

How much interior room does the 2021 Toyota Sienna have? 

There are a lot of exciting models available in the Toyota model class of 2021. The model that a lot of our product experts are most excited about is the all-new and completely redesigned Toyota Sienna. Since the platform and all of its coming changes were announced, one of the most popular questions we’ve heard in the Colonial Toyota showroom is, ‘How much interior room does the 2021 Toyota Sienna have?’ We have finally received a full look at everything the 2021 Sienna has to offer. In addition to the standard hybrid powertrain we already know about, the 2021 Sienna also offers slimmer, but just as useable dimensions versions previous generations. Let’s take a closer look at a few things you should know.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Get to know some things that could help protect your future

Does Toyota Financial Services offer extra protection plans? 

The financial arm of our manufacturing partner works very hard to provide a pleasant experience for those who use them to finance or lease a new vehicle. In addition to very competitive interest rates, buyers can also plan for the unexpected. So, does Toyota Financial Services offer extra protection plans? Yes, they do. The TFS team has a long list of additional services they can offer to people who want to make sure they are protected. Our team of product experts has found some videos profiling a few of the most popular TFS products available. Hopefully, these tools will help you get a good understanding of what is available and how these plans will protect the vehicle and the vehicle’s owners. Anyone who has any questions should make an appointment with a Colonial Toyota product expert today.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A rear photo of the 2021 Toyota Sienna.

Toyota and convenience go hand-in-hand – or not – as it were

How does the Toyota hands-free/kick sensor for the liftgate work? 

One of the many things people love about Toyota vehicles is that each of them was designed with a busy person’s schedule in mind. Several 2021 Toyota vehicles have been equipped with a rear liftgate that can be opened without using one’s hands. So, how does the Toyota hands-free/kick sensor for the liftgate work? The newly introduced feature is really as easy as possible to use. Basically, as long as your vehicle is equipped with the kick sensor and you have your Toyota key fob on you, the system will work. Our team had the thought that this is going to be one of the more popular features that Toyota has introduced in a while, so they have been excited to get this information into the hands of as many potential Colonial Toyota visitors as possible. Let’s take a closer look.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo of the rear liftgate on the 2021 Toyota Venza.

Look, Mom! No hands!

Which 2021 Toyota vehicles have a hands-free liftgate? 

The crossover SUV has been a welcome addition to the driveways of millions of busy people and their families around the country. What started life as a rugged off-road-purposed platform has become the dominant vehicle platform in the United States. Toyota has been on the leading edge of the crossover SUV class for a long time with some incredibly popular models. As the new model year gets underway, we are learning more about the features that the class of 2021 will have available. So, which 2021 Toyota vehicles have a hands-free liftgate. As of right now, we have only been able to confirm that the 2021 Toyota Venza and 2021 Toyota RAV4 have this feature available. Our team found some videos to help people how to use it. Let us know if you want to know more.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A front right quarter photo of the 2021 Toyota Sienna.

Toyota aims for a November launch for the 2021 Sienna

When will the 2021 Toyota Sienna go on sale? 

Toyota has really been teasing us when it comes to releasing more fine details about the new generation of the Toyota Sienna. When the automaker pulled the curtain back on its latest minivan platform, we were blown away by its standard hybrid platform that retained excellent in-class towing capacity scores. However, we really didn’t know much beyond that, including when we’ll see it at the Colonial Toyota showroom. So, when will the 2021 Toyota Sienna go on sale? According to our manufacturing partner, the 2021 Toyota Sienna will be available at dealerships around the country, including ours, next month. While we count down the final days to its arrival, our team answered a few more outstanding questions. Let’s take a closer look.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A head on photo of the 2021 Toyota Sienna.

Take an early look inside of the 2021 Sienna

What does the inside of the 2021 Toyota Sienna look like? 

The 2021 Toyota Sienna marks a brand-new beginning for the manufacturer’s minivan platform. Toyota has been playing coy with additional details about the new Sienna leading up to its on-sale date – scheduled for Nov. 2020. However, they have finally released a new trove of photos that will give us a better look at the minivan’s interior. So, what does the inside of the 2021 Toyota Sienna look like? Well, if these pictures are to be believed (and they should be believed) the completely redesigned 2021 Sienna will be just as comfortable for passengers without sacrificing flexibility for hauling cargo. Our product experts picked out some shots they really thought illustrated the best of what the new Sienna has to offer. Take a closer look and let us know if you want to schedule a test drive.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo of the driver information display in the 2020 Toyota Highlander.

Toyota introduces a new system to help the forgetful

How does Toyota Rear Seat Reminder work? 

Toyota has always been on the sharp end of the spear when it comes to innovation within the automotive industry. Our manufacturing partner started equipping its roster with advanced safety features in 2017, a full five years before the government-mandated deadline. When the 2021 Toyota Camry arrives, it will be the first of the automaker’s vehicles to feature Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+. As a part of the safety suite’s upgrades, it features a new subsystem. So, how does Toyota Rear Seat Reminder work? It’s actually very simple and our team of product experts thought our current and future customers would like to learn more before they visit the showroom. Let’s take a closer look at this innovative new feature meant to make an owner’s life just a little easier.  Read the rest of this entry >>