Toyota Wins ‘Top Mainstream Brand’ in TrueCar Pre-Owned Value Awards

Toyota CPO & Truecar Pre-Owned Value Awards - for St. Louis, MO

The experts at TrueCar have honored Toyota as the ‘Top Mainstream Brand’ in their first annual Pre-Owned Value Awards. This prestigious award demonstrates that not only do Toyota cars, trucks, and SUVs provide drivers with unprecedented reliability, but also maintain top-notch future resale value for customers that visit our dealership in St. Louis.

Future-focused drivers want to be sure their car is a good long-term investment, and TrueCar’s analytics show that seven 2014 Toyota models retained the highest percentage of their value over three years compared to competitors. Notable victors were the Toyota Camry sedan, Tacoma mid-sized pickup truck, and Sequoia full-sized SUV.

According to TrueCar EVP Jim Nguyen, “This award is designed to identify used vehicles that will hold the highest percentage of their value over the next three years. For potential used car buyers, unlocking value is an important part of the purchase consideration, and as Certified Pre-Owned programs expand, consumers will benefit from the improved quality and reliability offered as a result of these refinements.”

Choosing a Certified Pre-Owned Toyota vehicle is an excellent way to get the peace of mind that comes with a new car for a used-car price tag. Our Toyota dealership in St. Louis, MO has an extensive CPO inventory, with models that have undergone a rigorous 160-point inspection and include a detailed CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™.

Do you have questions about any of our new or used Toyota models? Call us at (314) 434-5000 to speak with a Seeger Toyota product specialist or contact us online.

Toyota Makes Automatic Emergency Braking Standard for 2017

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Toyota has long had a reputation for building reliable cars, but a recent decision by the automotive manufacturer will likely push them to the top of the list of safest vehicles as well. For the 2017 model year, Toyota Motor Corporation will make Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) a standard feature on most of its new Toyota models.

Numerous automakers, including Toyota, have entered into a voluntary agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to make automatic emergency braking standard by 2022. Toyota’s decision puts them well ahead of schedule.

AEB uses sensors to detect when a vehicle is approaching an obstacle too quickly, and alerts the driver of the danger. It will then help drivers utilize the maximum braking capacity of their vehicle, or initiate braking itself if the driver does not. AEB is part of the Toyota Safety Sense package on Toyota models. This technology has the potential to prevent thousands of crashes and save many lives every year.

To find Toyota models currently equipped with automatic emergency braking, read our Toyota model research pages, or browse our new vehicle inventory.

Want to know more about what makes Toyota so safe? Ask a product specialist at our dealership in St. Louis by calling (314) 434-5000 or filling out our contact form.

Bold 2016 Toyota Prius Body Kit Revealed

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The 2016 Toyota Prius already features a sleek, updated design that sets it apart from any and all preceding versions. Now, Japanese tuning company Wald International plans to up the ante on just how athletic and eye-catching the new Prius can look.

 

While the timeline and exact specifications are not yet available, we have been offered a visual taste of the 2016 Prius bodykit. The bumper in particular stands out, with a total redesign featuring dual canards, a front splitter, and faux lower air intakes.

 

Bespoke wheels in black and silver plus extended side skirts give the profile a hyper-athletic aesthetic. The rear appears to feature quad exhaust pipes and a fog light inspired by Formula 1 racing.

 

All the bodykit’s modifications aim to alter the 2016 Prius exterior, but will not touch performance. The 2016 Toyota Prius already offers incredible fuel efficiency including an estimated 54 city mpg and 50 highway mpg on most trim levels. The Prius Two Eco offers up to 58 city mpg and 53 highway mpg.

Wald Toyota 2016 Prius Body Kit Preview Rear

Drivers in and around St. Louis interested in getting behind the wheel of an all-new 2016 Prius should give us a call at (314) 434-5000 or fill out our online contact form to set up a test drive or talk to a product specialist.

2016 Toyota Prius Inventory

Toyota RAV4 TRD at 2016 Chicago Auto Show

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What’s new for the Toyota RAV4?

Toyota General Manager Bill Fay’s hints about a performance-enhanced RAV4 model generated much excitement at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. Fay even went so far as to mention to journalists that the special model could feature “TRD racing magic.”

Toyota has been gracing more and more of its trusted models with Toyota Racing Development tuning including the Tacoma and Tundra pickups and the 4Runner SUV. After the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, it appears the RAV4 could be next to receive special treatment.

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2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Revealed at CAS16

The Toyota Tacoma has long been a favorite in St. Louis, MO for its impressive capability, but fans of the mid-sized pickup will be excited for the news which recently came out of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show: the trail-ready, off-road capable Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is now back for the 2017 model year.

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First introduced in 2014, this new Toyota Racing Development model was inspired by Toyota’s history participating in the grueling Baja off-road endurance races. The 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro is capable of taking on even the harsh conditions of the Artic Circle, making it more than capable of handling whatever St. Louis, MO area drivers can throw at it.

Some of the performance equipment installed on the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro include:

 

  • 6-speed manual or automatic transmission
  • 16” black alloy Kevlar-reinforced Goodyear Wrangler all-terrain tires
  • TRD Pro aluminum front skid plate
  • TRD-tuned front springs and FOX 2.5 Internal Bypass shocks
  • TRD-tuned rear suspension
  • AWD with transfer case, crawl control, and multi-terrain select system
  • Auto projector-beam headlights and LED daytime running lights
  • V6 tow package

 

Styling-wise, Tacoma TRD Pro drivers can distinguish themselves by several features.

 

  • Heritage-inspired TOYOTA grille
  • Blacked out hood scoop and graphic
  • TRD Pro badge on tailgate and front door
  • Three exterior color options: Cement, Barcelona Red Metallic, and Super White

 

Drivers interested in the new 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro off-road pickup should be aware that while it is not available until this coming Fall, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is available at Seeger Toyota. Be sure to check back with our dealership later this year or give us a call at (314) 434-5000 for any questions about our current inventory.

Toyota Discontinues Scion But Keeps The Cars

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Recently, Toyota announced that it has discontinued its daughter brand Scion and will attempt a rebrand in 2017 with the hopes of reconnecting with younger drivers. Originally launched in 2002, the Scion brand was marketed towards younger drivers that were looking for an affordable coupe, hatchback or crossover that still provided impressive performance and technology. According to Toyota, Scion is no longer connecting to its sought after audience and will be completely discontinued by August of 2016.

 

However, there is good news for fans of the Scion models. Toyota will be folding all Scion models into their vehicle lineup starting in the 2017 model year. The Scion iA, iM and FR-S models will then be branded by Toyota, who will not be removing anything from their current lineup in order to incorporate the vehicles. Check out our current inventory of Toyota models here.

 

For more information on Toyota models, scheduling a test drive or any of the additional services we provide to drivers in and around the St. Louis area, please don’t hesitate to contact us through our online contact form or call us at ((314) 434-5000.

Don’t Miss the Lounge at the Seeger Toyota Service Center

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Here at Seeger Toyota, we pride ourselves on being as dedicated to our customers as we are to the Toyota models brought to our Toyota service center. That’s why, while St. Louis area residents’ vehicles are in the care of our certified Toyota service technicians, we make sure to provide VIP treatment to their owners as well.

Seeger Toyota's Service Lounge

When St. Louis area drivers visit our auto service center, they can relax in one of the comfortable chairs around the lounge and watch TV, or help themselves to some of the variety of delicious healthy snacks and beverages available in the kitchen. We often have fresh fruit and yogurt, and coffee and juice to quench your thirst. Need help finding something? Our hostess, Kim, will be all too happy to help.

Kim is happy to help at Seeger Toyota!

If you visit on a Friday, make sure to ask Kim what the cookie of the day is. Every Friday afternoon, freshly baked cookies are available in the lounge. We change up the type, so make sure not to miss your next scheduled service appointment and try to catch all the flavors!

Seeger Toyota offers customers several snacks & drinks

Schedule your next auto service appointment here, or call (314) 434-5000 with any questions about our lounge or any of the auto services we provide.

Get Fresh Baked Cookies at Seeger Toyota's Service Lounge