At Orr Toyota, we think the 2014 Chevy Tahoe doesn't have anything on the 2014 Land Cruiser. If you're comparing the two DFW SUVs, we think you should consider these seven reasons the Land Cruiser trumps the Tahoe:
1. Safety features are nothing short of amazing in the new Land Cruiser. Active headrests to prevent whiplash injury, a standard pre-collision warning system that warns drivers of impending danger, and a multi-terrain monitor that provides 360-views of the vehicle's surroundings are just some of what distinguishes the Land Cruiser. The 2014 Tahoe doesn't offer these features.
2. All-wheel drive is standard in Land Cruiser models. This important off-roading feature costs extra for Tahoe owners.
3. The Toyota Land Cruiser's V8 engine produces 61 more horsepower and 66 lbs.-ft. more torque than the Tahoe's V8 engine.
4. Motor Trend determined that the new Land Cruiser is significantly faster than the new Chevrolet Tahoe. Specifically, it has the ability to go from 0 mph to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, while the Tahoe only has the ability to go from 0 mph to 60 mph in 8.3 seconds.
5. Car and Driver, Motor Trend, and Consumer Reports all determined that the Land Cruiser stops shorter from high speeds than the Tahoe. This is due, in part, to the Land Cruiser's larger front brake rotors.
6. The Land Cruiser has larger tires and larger wheels than the Tahoe, which dramatically improves its handling.
7. The Land Cruiser's towing capacity of 8,200 lbs. far exceeds the Tahoe's towing capacity of 5,200 lbs. This means you won't have to worry as much about the weight of what you're towing in the Toyota SUV.
These are just a few of the major reasons the 2014 Land Cruiser outshines the 2014 Tahoe. If we've piqued your interest about the Land Cruiser, we invite you to schedule a test drive at Orr Toyota!
Orr Toyota would like to announce that the wait for the new Camry is almost over! According to Edmunds, the new Toyota will start arriving at dealerships in just 30 days! Toyota plans to market the new Camry to current Camry owners who might be looking to upgrade their vehicle as well as other car buyers who are looking for an exceptional mid-size vehicle.
Over 10 million Camry models have been sold since the car debuted in North America in 1983. Toyota hopes to continue the steady growth of Camry sales each year by updating the car's performance, safety, and ergonomic features regularly. In case you missed our previous post on the 2015 Camry, this new Toyota will include the following updates:
A longer body
A fine-tuned electric power steering system
Updated, sophisticated exterior and interior styling
Sturdier interior materials
A stiffer chassis for enhanced handling
A new braking system with a two-stage booster
The 2015 Camry will also likely come with a few updates that are surprises to further distinguish the vehicle as a top competitor in its class. Toyota hasn't released any pricing information yet, and specific details about trim levels are forthcoming. We'll keep you in the loop as we hear more about this awesome new addition to the Toyota lineup!
As you wait for the scoop on the 2015 Camry, we encourage you to browse the Orr Toyota inventory to see if any of the other new Toyotas at our dealership would be a good fit for your needs!
Want to close out the summer on a good note with a tune up for your Toyota? Orr Toyota is here to help you save with some more service specials for the month of August! Our service center is currently running a number of specials that will do you, your car, and your pocketbook a favor. Here are a few examples of specials we're currently running that we hope will help save you some of your hard-earned cash:
DFW Construction Special
Until 8/31/2014, you can get your wheels aligned and take advantage of our tire and balance service for just $127.95. If you want to improve your car's handling capabilities and fuel efficiency as well as prevent unnecessary wearing of your tires, this is the special for you!
Help Fill a Tundra Special
We're filling a Tundra up with donated school supplies to help underserved kids start the school year off with the supplies they need for success! If you donate a school supply to our Help Fill a Tundra Drive, you'll get $10 off any service at our service center! This offer is valid until 8/31/2014.
Maintenance Service and Battery Check Special
This special includes an oil change with conventional oil for $39.95 or synthetic oil for $54.95 plus a free battery check, free tire rotation, and free multi-point inspection. Get your car in tip-top shape with this special before it ends on 8/31/2014!
Schedule an Appointment Special
We're trying to improve how quickly and efficiently we serve our customers. One way you can help us do this is by scheduling a service appointment with us. If you do so either online or over the phone and present the applicable coupon, you'll save $10 on your service! This offer is valid until the end of August.
Ready to save with these specials from Orr Toyota? Print off your coupons!
Is your Toyota ready to close out the summer with one more road trip? If you think it could use a little attention, we're here to help at Orr Toyota! Right now, we're offering a number of different service coupons you can take advantage of to get your car ready for whatever adventures the rest of the summer brings! Here are the service specials you can take advantage of now:
Oil Change and More
Right now, we're running a special that includes an oil change, battery check, tire rotation, and multi-point inspection. If you use conventional oil in your car, this service will only cost you $39.95 with a valid coupon.
Summer Travel Inspection
With a valid summer travel inspection coupon, you'll get a free multi-point inspection, free visual inspection of your brakes, a complimentary under chassis inspection, and complimentary fluid check and refill. Plus, if we detect that there's something wrong with your car, we'll throw in a 15% discount off whatever service you need.
Get your tires checked and get a wheel alignment for just $75.95! There's no need to wear down your tires and waste gas unnecessarily because your wheels aren't aligned!
August is going to be the hottest month of the year! You can make sure you stay cool in your car with our A/C check coupon. With it, you'll be able to get a comprehensive A/C inspection for just $29.95.
Mature Toyota Service
Got a car that has over 60,000 miles on it? Orr Toyota wants to help you put another 600,000 miles on it! With our Mature Toyota Service coupon, you get 15% off on any repairs.
All of these service specials are valid until the end of this month. We'll be offering some other awesome service specials next month too! Be sure to check out our service specials page and get in touch with us at Orr Toyota to schedule your service!
Orr Toyota is here with the latest Toyota news, and we're happy to report that Toyota has released some details about the 2015 Toyota Sienna! Toyota released information about the new Toyota minivan today and posted a few YouTube videos to promote the vehicle.
The new Sienna videos, produced by top parents in the social media realm, are pretty fun to watch. One features a Sienna in space, and another features a man speaking with and dancing for his Sienna. The new Sienna is trending now among parents across the web. To see what parents are saying, just search for "#SwaggerWagon."
In terms of updates and new features, Toyota has announced that the new Sienna will come with an updated, more sophisticated looking interior, an optional 4.2-inch, color multi-information display to compliment the vehicle's 7-inch Entune audio display, and optional LED daytime running lights. The minivan will also be equipped with a speaker/microphone system that will amplify the driver's voice when activated. This feature gives parents the ability to easily communicate with kids in the back of the minivan. Plus, the 2015 Sienna will also offer a Blu-ray-compatible rear entertainment system.
Reps at Toyota say the new Sienna will hit showroom floors later this year. If you want to be the first to know when the 2015 Sienna arrives to Dallas, get in touch with us at Orr Toyota. And if you're looking for some new wheels now, we invite you to browse our new inventory online!
Earlier this year, Toyota decided to upgrade their 2014 Camry and add in a few key features. Specifically, Toyota added in a standard backup camera as well as an updated Entune entertainment system to select trim models. Toyota dubbed these new vehicles with these additional features 2014.5 Camrys. Since its release, the 2014.5 Camry has been a force to reckon with in the mid-size car segment. If you're wondering how it compares with rivals like the 2014 Honda Accord, here's what Orr Toyota in Dallas thinks you should know about its advantages as well as the Accord's advantages:
2014.5 Camry: Major Advantages
The new Camry outperformed its Honda competitor in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration front and side impact crash tests.
The Camry's SE and XLE trim levels offer an optional cross-path warning system, which helps drivers stay aware of cars approaching from the side.
The new Toyota's 582-amp battery is more powerful and reliable than the new Accord's 550-amp battery.
With standard automatic transmission, driving the Camry is easy. Unfortunately, automatic costs Accord owners extra.
With larger front brake rotors than the Accord, the Camry easily outperforms its rival in Car and Driver and Consumer Reports brake tests.
The new Camry's turning circle is 1.4 feet tighter than the Accord's.
With standard folding rear sits that are split, loading cargo in the Toyota Camry is easier than doing so in the Honda Accord, which does not come with split rear seats.
According to Intellichoice, the 2014.5 Camry costs between $761 and $8569 less than the Honda Accord to operate in terms of repair costs and maintenance.
2014 Accord: Major Advantages
Both the 2014 Accord's 4-cylinder engine, which produces 185 hp, as well as its V6 engine, which produces 278 hp, are slightly more powerful than the Camry's comparable engine options, which produce 178 hp and 268 hp.
The new Accord has a larger trunk than the new Camry (15.8 cubic feet vs. 15.4 cubic feet).
Active noise cancellation sometimes makes the interior of the Accord quieter than the Camry, which doesn't come with active noise cancellation.
With an engine control system that can shut down half of its cylinders, the Accord with the V6 engine option can save some fuel at cruising speeds.
If we were to pick a winner of these two top dog mid-size cars, we'd definitely pick the 2014.5 Camry. If you're interested, we hope you'll check out our available Camry models online and schedule a test drive with us at Orr Toyota!
Need a rugged, fierce SUV that can handle anything the road throws at it? Both the 2014 Nissan Armada and the 2014 Toyota Sequoia are worthy of your consideration. Only one of these SUVs comes out on top in the race between the two, however. Keith Orr Toyota in Dallas is here with an outline of their advantages to help you pick your favorite of the two. Here's what you should know:
The Sequoia's Advantages
Daytime running lights and an available blind spot warning system to improve safety
Complimentary scheduled maintenance for 25,000 miles or 2 years (whichever occurs first)
A 180-amp alternator (vs. the Armada's 130-amp alternator, which may be less reliable and efficient)
A 710-amp battery (vs. the Armada's 650-amp battery)
93% better reliability, according to Consumer Reports
A V8 engine that produces 381 horsepower and 401 lbs.-ft. of torque, as opposed to the Armada's V8 powertrain, which only produces 317 horsepower and 385 lbs.-ft. of torque
Six-speed automatic transmission, while the Armada only offers 5-speed automatic transmission
Larger tires for enhanced traction
A turning circle that's 2.7 feet tighter
Up to 120.1 cubic feet of cargo volume (vs. the Armada's 97.1 cubic feet)
7100 lbs. of towing capacity, as opposed to the Nissan's 6,500 lbs.
Standard air conditioned rear seats
Standard headlight washers
The Armada's Advantages
Active head restraints and optional full time four wheel drive to improve safety
A wheelbase that's 1.2 inches longer, which may enhance handling
A higher standard payload capacity than the Armada: 1693 vs. 1250 lbs.
A maintenance reminder system
Lower typical repair costs, according to The Car Book
A minimum ground clearance of 10.4 inches, which is a little more than the Sequoia's minimum ground clearance of 10 inches
The 2014 Sequoia definitely leads the pack and outpaces rivals like the 2014 Armada. If you're interested in this new SUV, we hope you'll schedule a test drive at Orr Toyota in Dallas!
Orr Toyota in Dallas is proud to present Evenings with Orr. These live music events are evenings of live Gospel music. We had our first installment last night, June 26 at 7:00 p.m., and we're going to have additional installments every other Thursday until August 21! Last night's show featured special guest Myron Butler. Evenings with Orr are held at Youth World, which is located at 1121 W. Wheatland Rd., Dallas, TX 75232. Each installment will feature different top musicians.
Evenings with Orr only cost $5 for admission at the door, and all proceeds benefit Youth World, a local nonprofit that hosts community enrichment programs for kids to help them succeed academically and socially. The proceeds specifically will go towards helping Youth World purchase a new gymnasium floor for their athletic programs.
Myron Butler is a Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/organist/pianist, and we were very happy to spend the evening with him! He's best-known as the lead singer in Myron Bulter & Levi, a multi-award-winning gospel act. Mr. Butler has also acted as a vocal director and backup singer for the likes of Kirk Franklin, Smoke Norful, and Yolanda Adams.
Our Evenings with Orr are just another way we hope to give back to the community that supports us! We hope you'll join us the next time we have one of these events to kick back, relax, and enjoy some great gospel music. Please feel free to get in contact with us if you'd like any additional information about these events.
And we also hope that, if you're looking for a new car, you'll consider visiting us at Orr Toyota! We encourage you to browse our new inventory now to get an idea of what we have to offer!
Here are some pictures from Evenings With Orr So Far:
Evenings With Orr have featured Cedic Devine, Jeff Aycott, Ms. Dawn Miller, Ms. Cat Garner, the Friendship West Baptist Church Young Adult Choir, and other awesome performers!
Orr Toyota in Dallas is here with the latest Toyota news! We're excited to report that Toyota is staying ahead of the curve in terms of hybrid technology. With the help of the automobile parts manufacturer, Denso Corporation, the automaker has developed a semiconductor for its hybrid vehicles that will boost their fuel efficiency by around 10%, according to the results of their testing.
This innovative semiconductor is made of silicon and a carbon compound that controls the flow of electrical currents and ultimately helps reduce the amount of energy a hybrid vehicle uses. This technology also allows for a smaller and more efficient powertrain, which, in turn, allows for a more compact and fuel efficient vehicle overall.
Most hybrid cars currently use power semiconductors that are made of silicon, instead of a combination of silicon and carbon. Power semiconductors are larger and heat up more, which causes them to lose an excess amount of energy in comparison to the semiconductors Toyota and Denso Corporation recently developed.
Toyota reps announced that the new hybrid technology, which allows for more versatility thanks to its diminutive size, will allow the automaker to expand its hybrid car collection. It also has the potential to strengthen Toyota's position as a hybrid vehicle technology leader.
At Orr Toyota, we're definitely waiting with bated breath for the next generation of Toyota hybrids equipped with these new semiconductors. We'll keep you in the loop with more news about innovations from Toyota! And we hope you'll keep us in the loop if you're looking for a new car and try out our trade-in calculator!
Need an SUV the whole family will love that's also great for all your grownup adventures on and off the road? Consider the 2014 Toyota Highlander! Here's what Orr Toyota in Dallas thinks you should know about this new vehicle:
1. Its body is completely redesigned with things like a larger, bolder grille, rounder curves, and roof rails that improve the vehicle's aerodynamics. Overall, the 2014 Highlander looks a little younger and hipper than previous models while retaining the classiness you'd expect.
2. This SUV seats up to 8 people (unless you opt for second row captains' chairs). Many competitors only offer seating for up to 7 people. Plus, you can even recline the seats in the Highlander's second and third rows, something you can't do in many SUVs.
3. With Bluetooth connectivity, an Entune suite of apps (which includes Bing, Pandora, Facebook, and Yelp), as well as a standard backup camera, the 2014 Highlander easily matches your high-tech lifestyle.
4. In addition to a powerful engine, the 2014 Highlander boasts performance perks like available dynamic torque-control all-wheel drive and up to 5,000 lbs. of towing capacity. Traveling off road and hauling heavy loads wherever you need to go has never been easier!
5. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2014 Toyota Highlander (with available pre-collision warning system) a Top Pick Plus, which means it aced all of the institute's crash tests. It's no wonder it fared so well in safety measures with features like ventilated disc brakes, a tire pressure monitoring system, and 8 airbags for comprehensive occupant protection.
If you're ready to give the 2014 Toyota Highlander a try, just drop us a line at Orr Toyota and schedule a test drive!