Toyota Changes Pricing and Features on Select 2014 Models
Toyota has announced a number of changes to its models for the 2014 model year, including colors, options, and prices. Vehicles listed in the current batch of updates include the FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, Prius v, Sequoia, Sienna, Venza, and Camry. Pricing increases by $100 for the 2014 FJ Cruiser to start at $28,125, including destination and handling. For the new model, a new exterior color, Cement Grey, is offered, while Cavalry Blue is being dropped. The truck's suspension has been upgraded and is now available with higher-performance struts for off-road duty. There will also be a special edition of the FJ Cruiser available in February 2014. The full-size Land Cruiser is getting a $200 price bump to $79,750, as it is a carryover model and has had no significant changes from 2013. The Prius v receives more than just a price increase of $100 to $27,560. It is now equipped with daytime running lights that come standard on all models. A panoramic moonroof can now be purchased as a standalone option, as it was previously only available as part of the Advanced Technology package. The 2014 Sequoia has the highest price increase at $711, now starting at the low, low price of $44,590. It now offers an updated Entune infotainment system. The SRS model offers Entune Audio Plus as a standard, while Entune Premium Audio with Navigation and App Suite is optional. The Limited model has the Entune Premium Audio with Navigation and App Suite as a standard feature, offering the Entune Premium JBL Audio with Navigation and App Suite as optional. For the top-of-the-line Platinum model offers the Entune Premium JBL Audio with Navigation and App Suite as a standard feature. Changes for the Sienna include an average $248 increase on all models, as well as a few updates across the model range. Its base price increases to $27,915. The 2014 Sienna now offers illuminated cruise control stalk for both the regular and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. A towing capacity of 3,500 pounds is now standard, and the Towing Prep Package equipment comes standard across the model range, except for the Mobility model. For the L model, manual lumbar support will no longer be offered, and for the SE model, blind spot monitoring has become a standalone optional feature. The 2014 Venza sees a $259 price increase to $28,810, as well as changes to meet customer demands. The color combinations Cosmic Gray exterior with Ivory fabric or Ivory leather interior, as well as Sunset Bronze exterior with black fabric or black leather interior will no longer be offered. For the XLE model, power-folding outside mirrors have been included as a standard feature. The Limited model features standard power-folding outside mirrors, as well as front and rear backup sonar. The last model affected by these changes is the Camry SE model, which actually shows a decrease of $435 in price at $25,900. Toyota is bringing back the sport model for the 2014 model year, adding new standard equipment including 18-inch smoked alloy wheels, a power driver's seat, and a moonroof. Optional features include a color touchscreen audio interface with Entune App Suite. Source: Toyota
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