Check Out the Eco-Friendly Sienna Woodland Edition

2021 Toyota Sienna | Dixon, IL

We count ourselves lucky to live in Dixon, where we have access to the most scenic sites in northern Illinois. If you and your family enjoy exploring the Great Outdoors in this area or on road trips across the Midwest, you’ll appreciate the new 2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Edition.

The adventure-ready minivan boasts an eco-friendly powertrain and delivers a spirited, controlled performance thanks to its standard Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive System. Its increased ground clearance helps you forge ahead and across dirt-covered and rough gravel roads.

To help you tackle your outdoor adventures, the 2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Edition boasts a tow hitch with a 2,500-pound towing capacity (enough to tow your camping supplies), roof rails with crossbars, 18-inch wheels, and a 1500-watt-capable power outlet. Also standard on the Toyota Sienna Woodland Edition is a Navigation with JBL® 1200-watt audio system with 12 speakers, dark chrome-colored accents, black badging, and an exclusive cement exterior color.

The super-long sliding second-row captain’s chairs and versatile cabin that accommodates passengers and cargo make packing for your next weekend road trip effortless. The kick-activated sliding doors gives your passengers easy access to the cabin. Roll-up sunshades in the second row help shield the harsh sun for a more comfortable ride. All three rows are equipped with USB ports (a total of seven outlets) so that your passengers can connect compatible devices to help the hours on the road fly by.

Contact Ken Nelson Toyota in Dixon, Illinois, to learn more about the eco-friendly Toyota Sienna Woodland Edition for your adventurous family.

Check Out the Toyota Nightshade Series at Ken Nelson

Toyota Nightshade Vehicles | Dixon, IL

While the best reason to choose a Toyota is for its features and functions, having something that looks awesome can be icing on the cake. When you shop at Ken Nelson Toyota, you can feel confident that you are getting a reliable, well-designed vehicle. Choose a Toyota Nightshade Series Special Edition and you can get good looks and great features.

The Nightshade Special Editions are available across the Toyota lineup on models like the 4Runner, Camry, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, and C-HR. Nightshade models come with blacked-out features to give them a look that stands out here in Dixon, Illinois

For example, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma Nightshade Edition comes with 18-inch dark smoke alloy wheels, a dark chrome front grille, dark smoke exhaust tips, black exterior badging, and black exterior trim details including outside mirror caps, door handles, and fog light bezels. Other Toyota Nightshade models have similar black features.

If you want an easy way to impress your friends and coworkers, a Toyota Nightshade Edition is an easy way to do that. You will get the great functionality and reliability of a Toyota mixed with the bold looks of the Nightshade Edition.

Contact Ken Nelson Toyota to find out how you can order a Nightshade Edition of your favorite Toyota truck or SUV.

New Tacoma Lift Kit Available at Ken Nelson Toyota

2021 Toyota Tacoma | Dixon, IL

Want to add even more rugged capability to your 2020 or 2021 Toyota Tacoma? Grab the new Tacoma TRD Lift Kit, now available to order through Ken Nelson Toyota in Dixon, Illinois.

The newly released Tacoma TRD Lift Kit adds plenty of adventure-oriented features to your Tacoma truck. In addition to boosting its ground clearance by 1.7 inches, this package provides better approach, departure, and breakover angles for traversing rough terrain.

The kit adds TRD-tuned Bilstein monotube shocks, which give you a smoother ride and better control on rugged terrain. It even comes with some exclusive exterior style upgrades, including the TRD Pro-style front grille, with bold retro-style nameplate badging across the front. Plus, each Bilstein shock boasts TRD red dust boots, along with decals stamped: “Tuned by TRD.”

This is lift kit was designed, engineered, and tested by Toyota’s team of truck experts, making it the only lift kit that’s compatible with the Toyota Safety Sense suite of driver-assist features. It’s compatible with V6-powered 4×4 Tacoma models from 2020 and 2021.

Ready to upgrade your Tacoma? Order the kit through our parts department and get the Tacoma TRD Lift Kit installed at the Ken Nelson Toyota service center in Dixon, Illinois.

Signs It’s Time for New Windshield Wiper Blades

Windshield Wipers | Dixon, IL

Having properly functioning windshield wipers is important for every driver, but especially for drivers in Dixon, Illinois. With heavy snow in the winter and thunderstorms in the summer, you need to be able to clear off your windshield at a moment’s notice in Dixon. Be sure to keep an eye out for any of the following signs that your vehicle is in need of new windshield wiper blades.


If your wiper blades are in good condition, they should have the ability to clear away water without leaving streaks. However, if you do notice any streaks, this is an indication that you need to replace your blades.


When they haven’t been used in quite some time, blades can easily wear down. This can then cause them to skip across the glass the next time you use them. In this instance, you need to replace the blades as soon as possible.


If your blades make an unusual scratching sound as they move, this means that the blades are damaged or worn down. It’s important to quickly get new ones so that the blades do not cause damage to the windshield.

Whether you need new wiper blades for spring or have another maintenance issue, don’t hesitate to schedule a service appointment at Ken Nelson Toyota.

Toyota’s 2020 North American Environmental Report Has Been Released

Toyota’s ongoing dedication to addressing major environmental concerns has seen a number of positive results over the last year. These results have been compiled by Toyota Motor North America into an environmental report that shows just how much positive change the automaker oversaw in 2020.

Toyota’s 2020 North American Environmental Report focuses on five important areas of sustainability: carbon, water, materials, biodiversity, and outreach.

2021 Venza Hybrid | Ken Nelson Toyota | Dixon, IL

During fiscal year 2020, TMNA reports that efficiency improvements and investments in renewable energy reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by nine percent when compared to 2019. Toyota also undertook water stewardship efforts at both Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja, California, in Tijuana, Mexico, and a regional sales office on the west coast. These efforts will result in the increased conservation and quality improvement of local water supplies.

In addition to all this, 2020 also saw Toyota going green by releasing a number of electric vehicles to the market. These include the 2021 Toyota Mirai, 2021 RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid, 2021 Sienna Hybrid, and 2021 Venza Hybrid. Toyota’s overall goal is to provide EV versions of their entire lineup by 2025.

 “We have a responsibility to help achieve a net positive impact on the environment and to promote a culture of improvement inside and outside our organization,” said Kevin Butt, Toyota Motor North America’s director of environmental sustainability. “These activities help scale up conservation efforts and drive educational awareness across our operations, partners and our communities.”

Visit Ken Nelson Toyota in Dixon, Illinois, today for a chance to test-drive our lineup of green vehicles.