Best Entry-Level Models from Toyota
If you’re ready to see why Toyota drivers keep coming back to the brand—vehicle after vehicle—maybe it’s time to start with an entry-level option. These models offer amazing features for the price and are more budget-conscious than flagship options. Whether the vehicle is a first for a new driver, a commuter car for a professional, a young family, or you just want to enjoy the joys of owning a Toyota at the best possible value, one of these models will be perfect for you. The models on this list offer the reliability, efficiency, and comfort you’d expect from Toyota, without breaking the bank.
The 2021 Corolla will take you wherever you want to go with its excellent fuel economy and road manners. The mixed-media sport seats with SofTex-trimmed bolsters and premium fabric inserts work together to make you feel comfortable and in control behind the wheel. The 2021 Corolla comes standard with a 1.8-liter gas-powered engine, or a more powerful 2.0-liter engine option with a 6-speed intelligent manual transmission to make driving even more fun. Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 is a bundle of active safety features standard on many 2021 Corolla and 2021 Corolla Hybrid models. These innovative features are designed to help protect you and your passengers from harm as well as help offer peace of mind to your drive with features that include emergency automatic braking.
The Toyota Tacoma is and always has been designed to be able to do a little bit of everything. It's designed for the modern driver who needs a truck to meet all of the daily demands, like hauling the gear as well as the groceries as well as driving through rocky rivers as well as rush-hour traffic. The standard engine is the 2.7-liter 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT-i exhaust, producing 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque and capable of towing up to 3500 pounds. Whether you call it capability, versatility, or unstoppability, the Tacoma is built to go anywhere. All versions of the Tacoma feature design aspects made for difficult terrain, including ten inches of ground clearance, automatic limited-slip differential, and one-piece frame rails with 8-inch cross members and fully boxed front sub-frame, as well as coil-spring double-wishbone suspension and stabilizer bar in the front and a leaf spring suspension with staggered outboard-mounted gas shock absorbers and stabilizer bar in the rear.
When you’re searching for a vehicle that exemplifies the sheer pleasure of driving, the Toyota C-HR delivers on multiple fronts: it offers a driver-focused cockpit to ensure you're always in control; its athletic stance and nimble handling elevate your experience on every curve, and standard Toyota Safety Sense™-P (TSS-P)—a suite of active safety technologies—allows you to enjoy all of the above and peace of mind. All three trims of the Toyota C-HR are powered by a punchy 2.0-liter four-cylinder dual-overhead, which produces 144 horsepower and 139 pound-feet of torque. A Continuously Variable Transmission with intelligence and Shift mode (CVTi-S) powers the engine in a front-wheel-drive configuration.
Toyota GR 86
In most cases, the Toyota GR 86 isn’t truly considered an entry-level model. However, if you’re a practical driver who wants a sports car, this GR 86 is a bargain. The GR 86 is getting a total redesign for 2022 and the Vann York Toyota team is very excited for this budget-friendly sports car to land in our showroom. An all-new 2.4-liter BOXER engine produces 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque for even more spirited driving. Power is sent to the rear wheels and the well-balanced weight distribution offers naturally nimble handling. For 2022, the GR 86 is lighter, has a lower center of gravity, and has increased chassis rigidity for outstanding response to steering inputs. The GR 86 offers the latest in infotainment and safety technology for the modern driver.
Ready to dive into Toyota? Contact the Vann York Toyota team online today or take a look at our inventory to learn more about these amazing models. They may be considered entry-level, but that doesn’t mean you won’t get the full experience of owning an amazing Toyota vehicle. If you’re the driver that wants absolutely everything, the flagship models may better fit your needs. No matter what you’re looking for, our experienced sales team can find your perfect match.
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