The Toyota Sequoia has been a popular for families who shop at Ken Nelson Toyota looking for a large vehicle suitable for their busy commutes and travels. We’re excited to announce that the latest Sequoia will be arriving on our lot soon. So, if you’re planning on buying a new SUV for your family in Dixon, Illinois, here are the main 2021 Sequoia details you should know.
New for 2021, the Sequoia is offering some dazzling appearance options. Lunar Rock is a new body color you can order your SUV in. Its hue is like a milky, muted mint green. We’re big fans of it! You can also order the 2021 Sequoia Nightshade Edition, a new version this year with luxurious touches and unique visual accents.
Under the hood of the 2021 Sequoia is a 381-horsepower 5.7-liter i-FORCE V8 engine, which makes it an excellent SUV for towing a boat or camper trailer on your next year’s camping excursion.
Toyota Safety Sense P is included on every version of the 2021 Toyota Sequoia. That means no matter how much you spend on a new Sequoia, you’ll receive the valuable active safety suite that includes tools like Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Departure Alert. You’ll also have Toyota’s STAR Safety System helping pilot this large SUV so you better retain control on slippery curves or steep hills.
If you’re interested in getting a new Sequoia SUV for your family, we recommend getting the 2021 version. Call or email us if you want to reserve your 2021 Sequoia!
For the 2021 model year, Toyota is introducing a long-awaited feature for the 2021 Avalon. Reports from Toyota confirm that the sedan will come available with all-wheel drive.
It will be the first time that this model offers an all-wheel drive option. This development is not entirely unexpected, however, as last year’s Avalon model featured a TRD performance trim, suggesting that more performance-based features could be making their way to the Avalon in the near future.
For drivers who are more concerned about efficiency than they are all-wheel drive, Toyota offers the 2021 Avalon in three different hybrid trims. Although the all-wheel drive feature is not available with any of the Avalon Hybrid models, these fuel-efficient Avalon variants achieve an estimated fuel economy of 44 mpg combined, making the Avalon one of the most efficient sedans in its class.*
Whether you are looking for a sedan that focuses on fuel economy or one that has the all-wheel drive capabilities to take on any on-road challenge, the 2021 Toyota Avalon is the model for you. Experience it for yourself when it arrives at Ken Nelson Toyota later this year. Until then, stop by to test-drive the other Toyota sedans we have in stock.
*EPA-estimated 43 city/44 highway/44 combined mpg for 2021 Avalon Hybrid XLE. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.
Starting in January 2021, Toyota will provide its Total Human Model for Safety software free for users worldwide.
Toyota first launched this software system, often referred to by the acronym THUMS, in 2000. It was the world’s first software to simulate a virtual human body and analyze crash injuries.
Since that time, Toyota has updated THUMS to include human models of different ages, genders, and physical attributes. The company has also increased the fidelity of the software’s bone structure, musculature, internal organ, and brain simulations. This means that THUMS can now analyze potential injuries to both car occupants and pedestrians.
Representatives from Toyota claim that THUMS is a massive leap forward over physical test dummies, as the virtual simulations more accurately depict the particular shapes and strengths of different human body parts during an impact.
Influential tech for all
THUMS is currently in use at over 100 universities, suppliers, vehicle manufacturers and research institutes globally, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety considering making THUMS a part of their assessments.
Seigo Kuzumaki, Toyota’s head of advanced R&D and engineering, says the decision to make THUMS freely available is an attempt “to further enhance vehicle safety across the entire automotive industry and to help reduce traffic injuries and fatalities.” Toyota hopes making THUMS freely available will both further vehicle safety research and enable users to improve the system’s human models.
Celebrate the brand’s progressive technologies when you stop by Ken Nelson Toyota to test-drive a shiny new Toyota model.
The all-new 2021 Toyota Sienna comes with a refined design and exceptional gas mileage thanks to the Toyota Hybrid System II. This model achieves a manufacturer-estimated 33 mpg combined, making it a gratifying choice for your family’s transportation.*
Interestingly enough, the 2021 Sienna the hybrid powertrain is the only option for the new model year. This system has a 2.5-liter gasoline engine that’s paired with two electric motors. This powertrain will generate an impressive 243 horsepower, and it naturally increases fuel economy and reduces your carbon footprint.
Other features that will make drivers happy include features such as a four-zone climate-control system, seven USB ports around the cabin, and an entertainment system for backseat passengers. You’ll also find an optional JBL premium audio system, and you can opt for an onboard vacuum cleaner to make cleanup easier than ever.
Additionally, the suite of safety features on the 2021 Sienna keeps you safe on the road. The Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 system has automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and more. You won’t want to leave the driver’s seat of the 2021 Toyota Sienna thanks to its exceptional fuel economy, interior amenities, and intelligent safety.
Test-drive this model today here at Ken Nelson Toyota. You’re bound to fall in love with this minivan’s efficiency and it’s bevy of family-friendly amenities.
*EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.
Father’s Day is just around the bend. Here are some DIY gift ideas that are easy enough for the kids to make for dad, if you want to give him something more unique than a store-bought gift.
Country Living suggests two different types of coasters you can create. The first uses Mason jar lids lined with cork shelf liner. Use a stamp and acrylic paint to personalize them with a pattern or monogram. Or you can make DIY agate coasters with just some polymer clay and acrylic paint.
These Lego-themed accessories are perfect for the geeky dad that enjoys building masterpieces. Just spray paint similarly-sized Lego pieces and glue them to cufflinks.
If you have essential oils on hand, you’ll only need two more ingredients to make homemade shaving oil. Simply mix the essential oil of your choice with grapeseed and olive oils to make an all-natural shaving product for dad.
Transform an old neck ties into a cloth case for reading glasses with a just a few steps. It’s a great way to help preserve your dad’s eyewear in an attractive way.
Book Cover Boxes
Have those old Reader Digest books hanging around? Repurpose them into boxes he can use to keep desk items organized. (Use one book for the cover and cut up another book to make the box.)
Another way you can show appreciate to dad is to take his car in to Ken Nelson Toyota for a seasonal checkup. Call us to schedule an appointment with our Service Department.