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Toyota Upgrades Classics with New Technology

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On: Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 9:18AM | By: Chris Weiss


Toyota Upgrades Classics with New Technology

Two already popular Toyotas should prove even more popular in 2014. Both the 2014 RAV4 and 2014 Camry are upgraded with new standard and available technologies, making them safer and more enjoyable to drive. If you're considering buying a 2014 Camry now, you may want to hold off a couple months. 

Toyota introduced the 2014 Camry a few weeks ago, adding a few updates - and higher base price - after launch, calling the model the 2014.5 Camry. We're gonna go ahead and stick with 2014 Camry, because 2014.5 just looks silly. This upgraded model, which will start at $23,235 after destination (up $190 from original 2014 pricing), will go into production in December.

The 2014 Camry originally came with the option of a back-up camera, but Toyota decided that wasn't good enough, equipping all trim levels with a standard back-up cam. The latest Entune infotainment systems will be available on the new Camry. All trim levels come with some form of standard Entune, and most offer the option to upgrade. The base L level trim offers standard Entune Audio with no available upgrades, while the LE trim will have access to the Entune Plus. Higher trim levels come with the option of Entune Premium Audio with Nav and App Suite and/or Entune Premium JBL Audio with Nav and App Suite. Some higher trim levels also get a higher level standard Entune system.

Finally, Toyota replaces the Clearwater Blue color option with available Parisian Night Pearl, offered on the Camry LE, XLE gasoline and hybrid models.

The $24,410 (with destination) 2014 RAV4 also gets next-gen Entune options and several other trim-specific upgrades and packages. The XLE trim is enhanced with sun visor extenders and chrome interior door handles, while the Limited trim gets an optional Technology Package. The $725 tech package includes Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Alert, and Auto High Beam. On the down side for those who prefer a la carte pricing, the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert will no longer be offered as a stand-alone option. Blue Crush Metallic replaces Spruce Mica as a color option.

You'll find a more complete list of Camry and RAV4 trim and option pricing in the press release below.

PRESS RELEASE

• Next Generation Entune Audio now available on 2014.5 Camry and 2014 RAV4

• 2014.5 Camry adds standard Back-up camera on all grades

• 2014 RAV4 offers updated Technology Package

TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 25, 2013 - For the new model year, two of Toyota’s most popular models, the Camry and the RAV4, receive updated equipment that includes the availability of Entune Audio that will enhance the interior experience. This pricing for these models has also been revised for the new model year.

Entune Audio for 2014.5 Camry

Model

Entune Audio

Entune Audio Plus

Entune Premium Audio with Nav and App Suite

Entune Premium JBL Audio with Nav and App suite

L

Standard

--

--

--

LE

Standard

Option, $615

--

--

SE

Standard

--

Option, $1300

--

SE Sport

Standard

--

Option, $1300

--

SE V6

--

--

Standard

Option, $805

XLE

--

Standard

Option, $685

Option, $1490

XLE V6

--

--

Standard

Option, $805

LE Hybrid

Standard

--

--

--

XLE Hybrid

--

Standard

Option, $685

Option, $1490


RAV4 Entune Audio for 2014 RAV4

Model

Entune Audio

Entune Audio Plus

Entune Premium Audio with Nav and App Suite

Entune Premium JBL Audio With Nav and App Suite

LE

Standard

Option, $615

--

--

XLE

--

Standard

Option, $585

--

LIMITED

--

--

Standard

Option, $785

The 2014.5 Camry will include a back-up camera as standard equipment on all models. In addition, a new exterior hue Parisian Night Pearl will be offered on the Camry LE, XLE gasoline and hybrid models (replacing Clearwater Blue). The Camry SE Sport four-cylinder model continues for the 2014.5 model year.

The 2014 RAV4 offers updated equipment for two of its trim levels. The RAV4 XLE adds sunvisor extenders and chrome interior door handles as standard equipment. An available Technology Package will be offered for the RAV4 Limited that includes a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Alert and Auto High Beam for $725. The Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert will no longer be offered as a stand-alone option. For the 2014 RAV4, Blue Crush Metallic is offered as a new exterior color (replacing Spruce Mica).

Production of the 2014 RAV4 begins in November and the 2014.5 Camry in December. The Destination, Processing and Handling (DPH) fee for the 2014.5 Camry is $810, and DPH for the RAV4 is $860.

Model

Engine

2014 MSRP

2014.5 MSRP

MSRP Change ($)

MSRP Change (%)

Camry L

2.5 L 4-cyl

$22,235

$22,425

$190

0.9%

Camry LE

2.5 L 4-cyl

$22,680

$22,870

$190

0.8%

Camry SE

2.5 L 4-cyl

$23,400

$23,740

$340

1.5%

Camry SE SPORT

2.5 L 4-cyl

$25,090

$25,430

$340

1.4%

Camry XLE

2.5 L 4-cyl

$24,855

$25,810

$955

3.8%

Camry SE

3.5 L V6

$27,260

$27,850

$590

2.2%

Camry XLE

3.5 L V6

$30,465

$30,705

$240

0.8%

Camry Hybrid LE

2.5 L HSD

$26,140

$26,330

$190

0.7%

Camry Hybrid XLE

2.5 L HSD

$27,670

$28,625

$955

3.5%

All prices listed above exclude the Delivery, Processing, and Handling (DPH) fee which is $810 for Camry.

Model

Engine

2013 MSRP

2014 MSRP

MSRP Change ($)

MSRP Change (%)

RAV4 LE 4x2

2.5 L 4-cyl

$23,300

$23,550

$250

1.1%

RAV4 XLE 4x2

2.5 L 4-cyl

$24,290

$25,000

$710

2.9%

RAV4 LTD 4x2

2.5 L 4-cyl

$27,010

$28,320

$1,310

4.9%

RAV4 LE 4x4

2.5 L 4-cyl

$24,700

$24,950

$250

1.0%

RAV4 XLE 4x4

2.5 L 4-cyl

$25,690

$26,400

$710

2.8%

RAV4 LTD 4x4

2.5 L 4-cyl

$28,410

$29,720

$1,310

4.6%

All prices listed above exclude the Delivery, Processing, and Handling (DPH) fee which is $860 for RAV4.




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