New for 2017:Toyota Cars

Christian Wardlaw | Jan 03, 2017

Toyota Cars 2017 Model Overview

Toyota brings in three models from the defunct Scion brand, renaming them in the process. The company also starts adding its Toyota Safety Sense collision-avoidance systems as standard equipment for several models, introduces a new powertrain for its Sienna minivan, and debuts a new plug-in hybrid version of the Prius called the Prime. The freshened Corolla celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

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2017 Toyota 86 front quarter left photo
Detailed changes for each 2017 Toyota car model are shown on the pages that follow.

2017 Toyota 86

  • Last year’s Scion FR-S becomes this year’s Toyota 86
  • Updated styling, standard LED headlights, new wheel design
  • Interior adds simulated leather trim to dashboard and door panels
  • Versions with a manual gearbox make slightly more power
  • Revised suspension tuning for better handing

2017 Toyota Avalon

  • Standard Toyota Safety Sense technologies include adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning with lane-departure prevention, and automatic high-beam headlights

2017 Toyota Camry

  • XLE and XSE trim levels add a standard infotainment system with connected navigation, premium sound system, and wireless device charging
  • Blue Streak Metallic paint offered for the SE and XSE

2017 Toyota Corolla

  • Updated styling and upgraded interior
  • New XLE and XSE trim levels top the lineup
  • Improved infotainment systems with available connected navigation and larger touch-screen display
  • Standard Toyota Safety Sense package includes adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning with lane-departure prevention, and automatic high-beam headlights
  • 50th Anniversary Special Edition debuts

2017 Toyota Corolla iM

  • 5-door hatchback formerly known as the Scion iM
  • A basic version of Toyota Safety Sense is standard for 2017, including forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and automatic high-beam headlights

2017 Toyota Mirai

  • More attractive leasing plans for Toyota’s fuel-cell vehicle
  • New color: Atmospheric Blue

2017 Toyota Prius

  • Toyota Safety Sense technologies are standard, adding adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning with lane-departure prevention, and automatic high-beam headlights

2017 Toyota Prius C

  • Toyota had announced no changes to the Prius C as this guide was published

2017 Toyota Prius Prime

  • New plug-in hybrid version of the standard Prius
  • Unique styling, 4-seat configuration visually sets it apart as different
  • EPA-rated for 133 MPGe; 25 miles of pure electric driving range
  • Recharges in 5.5 hours using a standard household outlet
  • Plus, Premium, and Advanced trim levels
  • Exclusive 11.6-in. vertical infotainment display, Blue Magnetism paint color

2017 Toyota Prius V

  • Enhanced infotainment system with improved voice recognition and Siri Eyes Free compatibility
  • New color: Galactic Aqua Mica

2017 Toyota Sienna

  • New 3.5-liter V-6 engine adds more power and greater fuel efficiency
  • New 8-speed automatic transmission

2017 Toyota Yaris

  • Basic Toyota Safety Sense features are now standard, including forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and automatic high-beam headlights
  • New color: Ruby Flare Pearl with optional Black Sand Pearl roof color

2017 Toyota Yaris iA

  • Introduced in 2016 as the Scion iA, now absorbed into the Toyota lineup
  • Subcompact sedan based on the Mazda 2, which is not sold in America
  • No other changes were announced for 2017

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