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Did You Know that Toyota has AWD models of the 2020 Camry and 2021 Avalon Coming Soon?

Toyota Announced the Addition of 2020 Camry AWD and 2021 Avalon AWD Models

Toyota recently announced that they would be releasing the first AWD sedan models since 1991. The two models are the 2020 Toyota Camry AWD and the 2021 Toyota Avalon AWD. Toyota already features a number of great AWD crossovers and SUVs, but the 2020 Camry and the 2021 Avalon would be the first sedans in the Toyota lineup to offer AWD in nearly 30 years. Join the staff here at Toyota Palo Alto as we explore the key aspects that each of these AWD Toyota sedans will offer! Read the rest of this entry >>

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How to connect your iPhone to the Toyota Camry Wi-Fi Hotspot

It is more important now than ever for drivers and passengers to stay connected wherever they go. Whether you’re trying to keep up with work, stream your favorite music or navigate the quickest route home, no one can afford to be without a connection to the internet anymore. Drivers looking to stay connected are in luck with the new 2018 Toyota Camry, however. Keep reading to learn about the new 2018 Toyota Camry’s available Wi-Fi Hotspot and how to easily connect your iPhone.

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How To Use Toyota Entune™ 3.0 Wi-Fi Connect

New 2018 Toyota Camry vehicles fitted with the Entune™ 3.0 infotainment system can add a Wi-Fi Hotspot. The 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot by Verizon allows the connection of up to five devices. Existing Verizon customers are able to share data from their plan, and data packages are available in 2 GB ($35), 4 GB ($50) and 8 GB ($70) packages. You’ll be connected wherever you go with your new Toyota Camry!

To get connected, first select “Menu” on the Toyota Entune™ display

Next, find the “Wi-Fi” option and press “On” – your Wi-Fi Hotspot and network settings will display on the screen

On your iPhone, navigate to your Wi-Fi settings (Settings > Wi-Fi) and enter the password that is displayed on your screen

Your iPhone should now be connected to your Toyota Entune™ system!

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What Can Toyota Entune™ 3.0 Do?

Learn more about the Toyota Entune™ 3.0 system and all of the great connectivity features it offers drivers in Palo Alto, CA! The new Toyota Entune™ 3.0 system offers drivers the ability to integrate their smartphone with their vehicle to have even more control over features and functions. Some of the best features of the Toyota Entune™ 3.0 system include Bluetooth ® compatibility, integrated navigation with traffic reports, and the Entune™ App Suite. Read more about all of the functions and features of the new Toytoa Entune™ infotainment system.

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Schedule a test drive of a new 2018 Toyota Camry

To learn more about the high-tech standard and available features of the new 2018 Toyota Camry, contact us! If you’d like to experience the innovative and high-tech features for yourself, stop down to Magnussen’s Toyota Palo Alto and test drive a new Toyota Camry – or any other vehicle from Toyota’s impressive lineup!

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Which 2018 Toyota models will come with built-in Wi-Fi?

Verizon Wi-Fi Connect system features and availability on 2018 Toyota vehicles 

Throughout the history of the automotive industry, we’ve trusted Toyota to be a leader in innovation on the wide variety of model types that it offers. New for the 2018 model year comes some awesome new advancements if you need to stay connected to your busy life right from the comfort of your vehicle; we’re talking about built-in Wi-Fi! Come with our Toyota Palo Alto team today as we check out the Verizon Wi-Fi Connect system features and availability on 2018 Toyota vehicles!  Read the rest of this entry >>

Toyota EnTune infotainment system features

What can Toyota EnTune do?

Toyota EnTune infotainment system features 

With recent advancements in automotive technology, the market’s consumer base has grown to include more tech savvy individuals than ever before. As such, it’s important to know that your vehicle can do a good job of keeping you connected to the moments and people that matter to you the most. The Toyota model line is at the forefront of this tech advancement, as seen by its EnTune infotainment system standard in most new models. Today we’ll show you all the system’s available features and how they can help you on the road! Read the rest of this entry >>

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What kind of infotainment system does Toyota have?

Does Toyota have Apple CarPlay?

Most automotive brands now have some kind of infotainment system that helps drivers use their mobile devices to access certain features in their vehicle. This can include hands-free calling, mobile apps, music features, navigation and more. These systems have made driving even more enjoyable. The only real issue is that there are so many different systems available that it can be difficult to keep track of what brands are compatible with each device. Today we’re going to help by answering the question, “Does Toyota have Apple CarPlay? Read the rest of this entry >>

Toyota exhibit CES 2016 Toyota Palo Alto CA

What did Toyota present at the 2016 CES?

Toyota Highlights from CES 2016

January starts the most exciting time of the automotive year. It is the time of year when brands like Toyota are announcing new vehicles and technologies that they have been developing. It’s always exciting to see what’s coming next that will make driving even more exciting. Today we’re going to look at the most recent vehicle news by exploring the Toyota highlights from CES 2016. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Back to the Future Vehicles

What was Marty McFly’s dream truck?

October 21, 2015 was an exciting day where Back to the Future fans celebrated the film and took a look at how accurate its predictions for the future actually were. It was also the day that the Toyota Mirai was released. Toyota made the big reveal with a video that was filmed with the cast from the film. Toyota also made two Back to the Future vehicles, one is a custom version of the Mirai and the other is a real (updated) version of Marty McFly’s dream truck. But the question is, what was Marty McFly’s dream truck? Read the rest of this entry >>

2016 Scion tC arrival date Palo Alto CA

Sports Coupe amps up the volume with tC release

2016 Scion tC release date Palo Alto San Jose CA

Sporty vehicles are so fun to drive, and why wouldn’t you want to have a vehicle that is fun to drive? In Palo Alto/San Jose it seems pointless, at least to us to get a vehicle that you don’t love to drive.

While one of our most popular and most searched-for vehicles on our website is the Toyota Prius, we wanted to give our friends at Scion a shoutout because the 2016 Scion tC release date is quickly approaching, and we will have this exciting new sports coupe in stock very soon! Read the rest of this entry >>

Toyota key finder technology

Toyota knows you well… finally an app that can help you find your keys when you lose them

How does Toyota Key Finder work

Toyota drivers everywhere are rejoicing because FINALLY there is an easy way to find those keys you of course can’t find at the last minute when you’re already running late to work on a Monday morning: Toyota Key Finder.

The Key Finder is probably one of Toyota’s most useful assets when it comes to features because, well, let’s be honest: everyone loses their keys at some point! It is so easy to do and it always seems to happen when you don’t have the time to look for them! Now, all you have to do is press a button and you can find your keys so long as they are within 60 feet! This device can also find your phone should that disappear, as we all know it is easy to do! Read the rest of this entry >>

Where can I charge my electric Toyota Prius in Palo Alto CA for free

Just got an EV? Find out where to charge it!

Where can I charge my electric Toyota Prius in Palo Alto CA for free

Electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular as the days go on because drivers are looking for more ways to save time and money, as well as do their part to help the environment, especially in California.

One of the most popular, fuel efficient vehicles of all-time is the Toyota Prius. The Prius was the first-ever mainstream hybrid made popular by Toyota, and in recent years it has become even more popular than ever with its new design and electric engine option. Read the rest of this entry >>