While it is no surprise that three Toyotas have made it to one of Consumer Reports “best” lists, the fact that they are all under $25K supports Toyotas goal of providing great cars that are affordable. With the average price of a new vehicle closer to $35K nationwide, the ability to give customers a choice of value-priced vehicle says a lot about an auto manufacturer’s commitment to taking care of their customers. Perhaps this is the reason that Toyota has some of the most loyal customers of any automaker. Another great feature of the three Toyotas under $25K are that they are not all subcompact vehicles, with a choice of a Matrix, Corolla or Camry, you have the choice of a compact, small or mid-size sedan to fit your needs. The Corolla LE, Matrix S and Camry LE offer a large amount of standard features, and are not just affordable to purchase they are affordable to own.
The 2013 Toyota Corolla LE has been a popular compact sedan for many years for those who want an affordable, fuel-efficient and reliable vehicle. Its 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and 5spd manual or automatic transmission give you up to an average estimated fuel economy of 27 mpg city/34 highway. To date more than 33 million Corollas have been sold around the world. With the drive toward fuel efficiency, the Corolla is facing more competition than ever, but its long history of dependability and customer loyalty still make it one of the tops choices in its class. Standard features of the LE include everything featured on the lesser L trim, which include full power accessories, a 60/40 folding split rear seat, keyless entry and an AM/FM/CD stereo with auxiliary jack for an MP3 player or other music device. The LE trim adds cruise control, Bluetooth®, a 6-in touchscreen for the audio system, steering wheel audio controls and 16-in wheels. With all the standard features of the Corolla LE, you are not giving up options to save money; the Corolla lets you have both.
The 2013 Toyota Matrix S not only gives you great fuel economy and affordable price, but the space and convenience of a hatchback sedan. Its 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine combined with a 5spd manual or 5spd automatic transmission that gives you up to an average estimated fuel economy of 26 mpg city/32 highway. It gives you a roomy interior, made even roomier by folding rear seats and a fold flat front passenger seat. The S model is the next up from the base L model. Standard features for the L are cruise control, full power accessories, Bluetooth® phone and streaming audio, CD player, satellite radio and an auxiliary jack for other audio devices. The S provides you with the addition of fog lamps, upgraded cloth seating, and a premium audio system with a 6.1-in touchscreen. The Matrix S is another example of how Toyota has made what used to be additional options standard features on all of its vehicles, including those that fall into the value category.
The 2013 Toyota Camry LE has been America’s favorite mid-size sedan for longer than some of the members of its competition have been in production. It is not just affordable, but like the Corolla, has a low cost of ownership and a great reliability history. With its 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and 6spd automatic transmission the Camry offers up to an average estimated fuel economy of 25 mpg city/35 highway. The LE version of the Camry is one trim level up from the base model L. The L in itself has quite an impressive list of standard features that include power windows and mirrors, cruise control, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, split-fold rear seat, Bluetooth®, 6-in multi-functional display and a six-speaker audio system with CD, HD radio, satellite radio and aux jack for other audio devices. Moving up to the LE adds automatic headlights, power locks with remote keyless entry and steering wheel audio controls. With all the features and the room of the Camry LE, you will be hard pressed to find one that is even close to its price range with the same reliability.
If you are shopping for a new vehicle, chances are that you have already done a lot of research on the vehicles that interest you. While researching before your purchase is part of being a smart consumer, the best way to get a feel for a new vehicle is to see one for yourself and more importantly, test drive one. Permian Toyota has a great selection of these three vehicles as well as every other Toyota model. Our great staff can help you choose a vehicle that fits your budget and needs but is still a vehicle that you enjoy driving. Visit our website and you can view our inventory, apply for credit and even get a value on a vehicle you may want to trade in. Let Permian Toyota make your search and purchase of a new vehicle quick and easy, and money saving as well.