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When drivers in America go to purchase a new car, many choose to make the first dealership they visit a Toyota one. This vehicle manufacturer remains well respected today, as it is known for providing practical and reliable cars that are also fun to drive. If you are ready to buy a new car, be sure to consider the following seven models because they are trending in 2020. Once you see what they have to offer, you’ll understand why this is the case.

Avalon

Toyota redesigned the Avalon in 2018, and consumers responded positively to the modifications. This model is once again considered among the best in its segment, as it comes with an outstanding interior, safety and convenience features any driver will love, and multiple price points. This allows every driver to find the trim that meets their needs without breaking the bank. For example, all models come with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, and more. Drivers appreciate not having to pay more for items they want and need in their ride. All conventional models come with a 3.5L V6 engine while the hybrid version comes with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and electric motor.

The ride quality remains excellent, and the cabin is quiet and roomy. Although there isn’t a whole lot of headroom in this model, owners don’t seem to find this an issue. They love what the car does offer and state they are satisfied with what it does have. The new TRD trim level for those who want a sporty car is sure to satisfy those who have looked elsewhere for a sports sedan. Now they can get exactly this from a manufacturer they know and trust.

Camry TRD

One of the ten best-selling vehicles in America in 2018, the Toyota Camry has a lot to offer for any driver. This mid-size sedan remains popular even as this class of vehicles is declining in sales. Toyota has done a great deal to spice up this commuter car, and the Toyota Racing Development version is outstanding. From the matte-black wheels to the dual exhaust, this vehicle stands out from its siblings in a number of ways when it comes to the exterior. Toyota didn’t stop there, however. They also added a specially tuned suspension, anti-roll bars, and a black roof. Climb behind the wheel and you will see a number of upgrades here as well. Red seatbelts, lighting with a red hue, and a distinct shift knob. When the car starts up, drivers are sure to appreciate the powerful 3.5L V6 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission. Those interested in the Camry can learn more by going to Car Buying Strategies.

Corolla

Toyota holds the record for the car model with the most sales in history thanks to the Corolla. This is due in part to the low price of this vehicle, but that is only one of the many reasons why people choose this model again and again. The Corolla has been in production for more than 50 years and has now gone through 13 generations. Although it became a compact car in 1991 after being a sub-compact for years, this vehicle remains practical and reliable. Nothing has changed for the 2020 model year in terms of these Corolla characteristics.

America isn’t the only place where the Corolla is sold. In fact, this model continues to be more popular in other countries, but that doesn’t mean drivers in the United States don’t love it too. More than 280,000 Corolla sedans have sold in the country as of now, and another 22,000 Corolla hatchbacks have been purchased by American drivers. Expect to see sales climb in the coming years, as Toyota has made some changes drivers are sure to love.

The new Corolla has sharp looks. Visit the dealership to see the narrower grille, the thinner headlights, and the right angles of this gorgeous machine. This year’s model looks sportier than ever before, and those who have been lucky enough to drive it say it feels sporty too, thanks to the new TNGA underpinnings and the improved handling. Additionally, Toyota has now made Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard on all models along with blindspot monitors. The company even upgraded the engine.

Today, the Toyota Corolla comes with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that is rated at 169 horsepower along with 159 pound-feet of torque. Drivers choose from a six-speed manual or a CVT gearbox, spending on their personal preference. The exception to this is the entry-level sedans, as they still come with the 1.8L four-cylinder engine. Buyers need to take this into consideration when they go to choose which trim level to buy.

Highlander

The Highlander was becoming old and outdated, so Toyota decided to redo it for the 2020 model year, and the results are incredible. This vehicle makes use of the TNGA platform to provide a more comfortable ride and better driving dynamics. The styling has been updated but the general shape remains the same. This vehicle holds seven or eight people, depending on the trim level selected, and all models come with Toyota Safety Sense 2, automatic high beams, a road sign assist, and pedestrian detection.

Front-wheel drive remains standard on this model although drivers may upgrade to all-wheel drive, and Toyota continues to offer a hybrid version for those who want this option. This hybrid now features a 4-cylinder engine paired with two electric motors which increase the miles per gallon to 34, a 17 percent increase over the previous model. Even with all of the changes the manufacturer has made to the Highlander, the price remains well within the reach of most drivers in search of a mid-size SUV.

RAV4

Toyota sold more RAV4 compact crossovers in 2018 than any other vehicle on the road, excluding the three full-size pickups. This model was redesigned the same year with the new version being released as the 2019 model. As a result, don’t expect major changes in the RAV4 this year. Drivers love it just the way it is. However, Toyota did modify the trim levels, adding equipment to some to better meet the needs of customers, and certain features that were previously optional now come standard. For example, Android Auto now comes on all models instead of only some.

However, Toyota is offering a TRD Off-Road package that comes with dynamic torque vectoring, all-terrain tires, and a suspension that has been retuned. Additionally, Toyota will be offering a hybrid model drivers plug in, although that may not be available until the 2021 model year. Regardless of which trim level is selected, drivers know they will get a vehicle that provides a comfortable ride while being extremely reliable.

Supra

More than 15 years ago, Toyota decided to stop offering the Supra, although quite a few car enthusiasts feel it was the coolest vehicle to ever come out of Japan. Now they are bringing it back, and the Mark 5 Supra is a true performance car that sits on the Cluster Architecture designed by BMW. In the past, this car offered two plus two seating, but that is no longer the case. This year’s model does come with a rear bench seat, but those who have driven the car say it is practically unusable.

Drivers are falling in love with this car thanks to the BMW B58 3.0L turbocharged engine under the hood. This straight-six supplies 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of twist. Thanks to this combination, this vehicle goes from zero to 60 in just 4.1 seconds. All models sold in the United States come with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, as no manual option will be offered in the U.S. at this time.

Tacoma

Although the Tacoma underwent some changes in 2016, Toyota decided more needed to be done to keep this model fresh. This year’s model features new wheels, tail-lights that have been redesigned, LED headlights, and an updated grille. The engine choices remain the same, and drivers sill can select between all-wheel and rear-wheel drive on any model selected. However, Toyota opted to focus on the interior for this year’s updates, and drivers are sure to appreciate what it has done in the cabin.

Climb behind the wheel and check out the new convenience and tech features incorporated into the 2020 Tacoma. These vehicles now come with a power-adjustable driver’s seat that includes lumbar support. All models offer Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa. Entry-level models come with a 7-inch touchscreen display, and higher trim levels get one that is eight inches. However, previous models came with 6.1-inch screens so this is a much-appreciated upgrade.

The United States is now Toyota’s strongest market, which helps to explain why the company continues to break records in both revenue and sales records. It was the first company to sell ten million vehicles globally in a single year and repeat that feat more than once. More than 20 percent of the country’s sales come from this country although Japan isn’t far behind. Regardless of which country buys the most cars, consumers feel confident spending their money with Toyota. Thanks to its continued success across the globe, every Toyota owner knows this is a company that will be around for years to come.

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