Royal Palm Toyota’s Annual Action or Auction Is Here!

Royal Palm Toyota’s Annual Action or Auction Is Here!

We are overstocked, so we’ve marked down hundreds of pre-owned cars, some to wholesale prices that are not usually offered to the public. Prices are starting at just $1,995. What doesn’t sell on Sunday, we are sending to the auction on Monday, so now is the time to take action!

Visit us at Royal Palm Toyota today to take advantage of this unprecedented offer! Also, check out our used inventory here.

The All-New 2017 Toyota Corolla iM Brings Exciting Utility to the Lineup

The 2017 Toyota Corolla iM is different than any Corolla ever before. This hatchback version of the iconic sedan takes everything that drivers love about the Corolla and puts it in a larger package. The fun and functional model now boasts impressive utility. Discover for yourself how much the all-new Corolla iM has to offer.

Balanced Performance

Under the hood is a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that delivers 137 hp and 126 lb-ft of torque through either a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT. That is enough power to capably handle most driving situations. What’s more, it’s paired with impressive fuel-efficiency ratings of up to 28 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.

Extra Size

The hatchback configuration is what really distinguishes the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM from the rest of the lineup. It gives you an impressive 20.8 cu-ft of dedicated cargo space to work with, significantly more than the Corolla sedan. And with the second-row seat folded down, you have a large, continuous loading space that is ideal for bulky items or big loads of gear. The cabin is also larger overall, offering 90.4 cu-ft or space for up to five passengers to comfortably spread out.

Impressive Features

The 2017 Toyota Corolla iM is available at just one trim level, meaning it automatically comes loaded with features. And considering that the vehicle has a MSRP below $20,000, the list of features is impressive. It includes stylish 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate controls, and a seven-inch touchscreen with infotainment features and a backup camera. It also comes standard with advanced safety features like emergency braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure alert.

Explore the iM Up Close

If you are excited about the value, practicality, and reputation of the Corolla but want a larger and more accommodating vehicle, the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM is ideal for you. Come by our dealership to check out our huge inventory and test drive a vehicle today.

Prius Prime in First Place: 640 Miles of Range

If you happen to be driving the new Toyota Prius Prime, you likely won’t need to stop for gas on a long road trip. The new Prius Prime plug-in hybrid’s combination of plug-in electric and efficient gas power helps it achieve an EPA-rated 133 mpg on electricity and gas. With gas alone, the Prime’s EPA rating is still an impressive 54 mpg.

The Power of Choice

Prius Prime lets drivers choose how to manage the way it motivates. A button on the touchscreen tells it to travel exclusively on electric power. The batteries, unassisted by the gas drivetrain, are good for 25 miles at speeds up to 84 miles per hour.

Charging the Prius Prime takes only 5.5 hours using regular 120-volt house current. A fast charger available at an extra cost reduces that time to two hours.

Most drivers will want to let the Prius Prime’s internal systems do the thinking. When they do, they’re rewarded with sprightly performance from the 1.8-liter four-cylinder gas engine and electric drivetrain. They also eliminate that distinctly modern fear known as range anxiety.

New Comfort and Handling

Toyota has upgraded the rear suspension of the Prius to a double-wishbone system, which is far better than the beam-axle system it replaced. The new fully independent suspension provides far better handling and improved ride quality.

Prius Prime is an excellent choice for anyone seeking ultimate efficiency in motoring. The plug-in hybrid is tops in offering the best of both worlds and the ability to instantly choose between them.

To take a test drive and see just how incredible the performance and range on the Prius Prime really is, stop by our dealership today.

How to Deal with Heavy Traffic

No one enjoys being stuck in a bumper-to-bumper traffic jam on I-95, but it’s a part of modern life. At some point in the future, our cars will drive themselves. Until then, the best way to deal with the heaviest traffic is to avoid it. Here are five tips that will help you deal with the day-to-day stress of commuting.

Timing Is Everything

Morning and afternoon rush hours cram twenty pounds of flour into a ten-pound sack. When the number of vehicles on the road exceeds the road’s capacity, traffic jams ensue. Making one little change to your commuting routine can save you hours every month. If you leave fifteen minutes before the traffic gets heavy, you’ll sail to work in record time. Be the early bird!

Alternate Routes

When you drive a route repetitively, you learn about alternative paths, due to the detours that inevitably pop up. While we were dependent on paper maps not long ago, the advent of smartphone-based navigation applications makes it a snap to find alternative routes on the fly. Apps, such as Waze, can use crowd-sourcing for real-time traffic reports and rerouting. 

Some Cars Are More Relaxing Than Others

While all cars can’t drive themselves yet, the safety technology in some current models will help make your day-to-day commute much safer and more relaxing. Technologies like automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go can be a blessing. Look up and understand your car’s specific safety features on MyCarDoesWhat.org.

Keep a Cool Head

Bumper-to-bumper traffic can be extremely stressful, but you can take measures to alleviate the aggravation. Preparation starts with the right playlist. “Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast,” as the saying goes. A favorite beverage and snack can work wonders as well.

Plan Ahead

A route that takes ten minutes without traffic can take three times as long during rush hour. Sometimes the scenic route can be the fastest route. Try planning a route with fewer traffic lights and stop signs.

Keep calm and drive on!

Toyota Seeks to Reclaim Sports Car Crown

No one questions Toyota’s dominance in the auto market. The company consistently vies for honors as the largest and highest quality automaker in the world. Despite all the accolades, something’s been missing in Nagoya, Japan, for the last few decades.

In a word, that something is excitement.

Back to the Glory Days

As late as the mid-1990s, Toyota honored its sporting heritage with the all-powerful Turbo Supra and the frisky, mid-engine MR2. Most would also mention the rear-drive Corolla GTS AE86 as a hallmark of simple, affordable performance. Though none of these cars sold in great numbers, together they gave Toyota an aura of excitement that’s since gone missing. Crossovers, SUVs, and plain Jane sedans might pay the bills, but none give a brand that certain status as an object of desire.

Big News in a Small Package

Toyota plans to right this wrong, and sooner rather than later. In a recent interview in Evo magazine, famed Toyota engineer Tetsuya Tada floated the idea that the brand would soon offer three distinct sports cars, each focused on a separate submarket. “The current FR-S fastback (formerly sold as the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ) will be joined by a new world-beating, hyper-muscular Supra developed in cooperation with Germany’s BMW. The third brother, and the big news, €”is a lightweight, mid-engine successor to the MR2.” Evo surmises it might be based on the Toyota SF-R concept car unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo auto show.

Tada’s word is gold in many circles. He’s the father of the famed Corolla AE86, which went on to stardom in the drifting world. He knows the value of excitement to a brand and is more than well aware of how to deliver it.

The Future of Sport

Tada is known for his embrace of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system. He suggests it’s likely any MR2 successor will feature a hybrid drivetrain. This will be necessary to meet ever-tightening fuel economy and emission standards.

Ready to see what else Toyota has to offer? Stop by our dealership today to test drive some of Tada’s other fantastic creations.