Embracing the Future: the 2024 Toyota Prius

 Sustainable Driving for the Modern Lifestyle2024 Toyota Prius - Front View

In the fast-paced world of automotive innovation, the 2024 Toyota Prius emerges as a beacon of forward-thinking design, technology, and efficiency. Crafted with precision, this hybrid marvel is tailored for individuals who seek not just a means of transportation but a lifestyle that seamlessly integrates sustainability, advanced features, and striking aesthetics. The 2024 Prius is perfect for the environmentally conscious driver who values cutting-edge technology and desires a vehicle that goes beyond the ordinary. Whether you're navigating city streets of Amherst, OH or embarking on an adventurous road trip, the Prius promises a dynamic driving experience that harmonizes with the demands of the modern world. Embrace the future of driving with the 2024 Toyota Prius.

Tech-Forward Comfort: Exploring the Interior Innovations of the 2024 Toyota Prius

2024 Toyota Prius - Steering Wheel

Step inside the 2024 Toyota Prius, and you'll discover a harmonious blend of innovation, comfort, and convenience. The interior of the Prius is designed to elevate your driving experience with thoughtful features and a modern aesthetic. The top-mount Multi-Information Display (MID) positioned above the steering wheel provides essential vehicle details, outside temperature, and driver-assist-system information, ensuring that crucial information is always within your line of sight. The available 12.3-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia touchscreen, featured in select models, offers an immersive interface through an active Drive Connect trial or subscription, integrating sight, touch, and voice recognition. The LE, LE AWD, XLE, and XLE AWD trims boast an 8.0-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia display, providing a hub for entertainment and connectivity. Additionally, the Limited trim offers a fixed glass roof, creating an open and airy feel within the cabin. Prius' interior is not just about technology; it's also about versatility. With up to 23.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats up and a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat, adaptability is at your fingertips. The available Qi-compatible wireless charging and six USB-C ports ensure that your devices stay powered up without the hassle of cables. Illumination Notification adds a touch of sophistication, subtly signaling when a preceding vehicle starts moving from a stop. In essence, the Prius interior is a carefully curated space where technology meets practicality, creating a driving environment that is as intelligent as it is comfortable.

Sleek Efficiency in Every Curve: The Exterior Elegance of the 2024 Toyota Prius

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In a world where form meets function, the 2024 Toyota Prius commands attention with its futuristic and aerodynamic exterior. The subtitle, "Efficiency Redefined," perfectly encapsulates the Prius' commitment to not only turning heads but also cutting through the air with minimal resistance. The design, characterized by smooth curves and sharp details, exemplifies a marriage of style and efficiency. Available 19-inch alloy wheels add a touch of sophistication while reinforcing the Prius' commitment to a dynamic driving experience. The exterior is not just about aesthetics; it's a statement of innovation. The available Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) ensures stability in various driving conditions, making every commute an adventure. The Prius proves that bold design can go hand in hand with eco-conscious engineering, setting a new standard for the modern hybrid vehicle.

Beyond Boundaries: Unveiling Special Features of the 2024 Toyota Prius

Discover a realm of exceptional features that set the 2024 Toyota Prius apart, making it a trailblazer in the realm of hybrid vehicles. From advanced safety technologies to intelligent convenience features, the Prius goes beyond expectations. The Toyota Safety Sense™ 3.0 suite, including Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, forms a protective cocoon around drivers and passengers. The Lane Tracing Assist and Road Sign Assist contribute to a confident driving experience, while Automatic High Beams and Proactive Driving Assist enhance visibility and control. The available Advanced Park feature transforms parking into a hassle-free endeavor, utilizing cameras, sensors, and intelligent systems for a seamless experience. The Digital Key Capability adds a touch of modern convenience, allowing drivers to lock/unlock and start/stop the Prius using a Bluetooth-connected smartphone. The Panoramic View Monitor, Qi Wireless Charging, and six USB-C ports provide a seamless blend of connectivity and practicality. With features like these, the 2024 Prius isn't just a car; it's a showcase of cutting-edge technologies that elevate the driving experience to new heights.

Effortless Efficiency in Every Mile: On the Road Performance of the 2024 Toyota Prius

Embark on a journey of unmatched on-road performance with the 2024 Toyota Prius, where efficiency meets exhilaration. The subtitle, "A Drive Beyond Expectations," encapsulates the Prius' commitment to delivering more than just fuel efficiency. Powered by a 2.0L 4-Cylinder Hybrid engine, the Prius boasts an impressive 194 horsepower for Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) and 196 horsepower for All-Wheel Drive (AWD) models. The Electronically Controlled Continuous Variable Transmission (ECVT) ensures smooth transitions, providing a seamless driving experience. Whether you opt for the standard FWD or the available AWD, the Prius' low center of gravity and dynamic handling ensure stability in every turn, acceleration, and braking moment. With four driving modes—EV Mode, Power Mode, ECO Mode, and Normal Mode—you have the flexibility to fine-tune your driving experience. The Prius isn't just a car; it's a performance powerhouse that effortlessly combines eco-consciousness with an exhilarating drive.

Driving Farther, Polluting Less - The Green Promise of the 2024 Prius

2024 Toyota Prius - Interior Roof

In the pursuit of a sustainable driving future, the 2024 Toyota Prius stands as a paragon of fuel efficiency. With an EPA-estimated combined 57 mpg, the Prius continues to redefine what's possible in eco-conscious driving. The hybrid synergy drive system optimizes the use of the 2.0L 4-Cylinder Hybrid engine, delivering a remarkable balance of power and efficiency. This commitment to eco-friendliness doesn't compromise performance, as evidenced by the impressive 0-60 mph acceleration in 7.2 seconds for FWD and 7.0 seconds for AWD models. Whether navigating city streets or cruising on the highway, the Prius encourages drivers to go farther, emitting fewer pollutants into the environment. It's not just a car; it's a testament to Toyota's dedication to a greener, more sustainable tomorrow.

Dependability Redefined: The Unwavering Vehicle Reliability of the 2024 Toyota Prius

In the realm of automotive innovation, reliability is paramount, and the 2024 Toyota Prius stands tall as a symbol of steadfast dependability. The subtitle, "A Drive You Can Trust," encapsulates the Prius' commitment to providing not just a means of transportation, but a vehicle that becomes a trusted companion on the road. Backed by Toyota's legendary craftsmanship, the Prius comes with a No Cost Maintenance Plan and Extended Roadside Assistance through ToyotaCare, covering normal factory scheduled service for two years or 25,000 miles and 24-hour roadside assistance for three years, unlimited mileage. The hybrid battery warranty further ensures peace of mind, covering 10 years or 150,000 miles. With the Prius, reliability isn't just a feature; it's a promise that your driving experience will be consistently dependable, mile after mile.

Safe Travels, Seamless Journeys - Navigating the Roads with the 2024 Prius Assurance

In the ever-evolving landscape of automotive safety, the 2024 Toyota Prius emerges as a beacon of security, prioritizing your well-being on every journey. The subtitle, "Beyond Standard, Above Expectations," underscores the Prius' commitment to not merely meeting safety standards but exceeding them. Equipped with Toyota Safety Sense™ 3.0, the Prius encompasses a suite of advanced safety technologies, including the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Lane Tracing Assist, Road Sign Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Proactive Driving Assist. The Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Integrated Backup Camera, Safe Exit Assist, and Illumination Notification further enhance safety, ensuring you're surrounded by a comprehensive safety net at all times. The 2024 Prius isn't just a car; it's a secure cocoon, allowing you to drive with confidence and peace of mind.

Seamless Connectivity, Intelligent Innovation: The Cutting-Edge Technology of the 2024 Toyota Prius

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In the digital age, driving is not just a journey; it's a connected experience, and the 2024 Toyota Prius seamlessly integrates technology to elevate your drive. The subtitle, "Beyond Boundaries of Connectivity," encapsulates the Prius' commitment to keeping you connected, informed, and entertained. From the available 12.3-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia touchscreen to the JBL® Premium Audio System, the Prius offers an immersive in-car entertainment experience. Wireless Apple CarPlay® Compatibility and Wireless Android Auto™ ensure that your favorite apps, navigation, and communication are easily accessible. The SiriusXM® Platinum Plan 3-Month Trial adds a touch of variety to your drive with 425+ channels, while the Remote Connect feature lets you access select vehicle capabilities from your smart device. With Wi-Fi Connect, turn your Prius into a hotspot, connecting up to five devices for work or play. Safety Connect®, Drive Connect, and Service Connect further enhance your driving experience, providing peace of mind, navigation assistance, and vehicle health monitoring. The 2024 Prius isn't just a car; it's a hub of intelligent technology that transforms every drive into a connected journey.

Drive into the Future: Test Drive the 2024 Toyota Prius Today

2023 Toyota Prius - Rear View

In the exhilarating pursuit of tomorrow's driving experience, the 2024 Toyota Prius emerges as a beacon of innovation, efficiency, and safety. As our exploration draws to a close, we invite you to take the next step in this journey by test driving the Prius at Premier Toyota of Amherst. The subtitle, "Experience Tomorrow, Today," beckons you to go beyond reading and immerse yourself in the dynamic world of Prius ownership. Feel the power, witness the technology, and experience the comfort firsthand. At Premier Toyota of Amherst, we are committed to making your automotive dreams a reality. The future is here, and it's waiting for you to explore it on the roads of Amherst. Schedule your test drive now and embrace a driving experience that goes beyond expectations. Your tomorrow starts with the 2024 Toyota Prius.

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Meet the 2023 Toyota Tacoma

Amherst Awaits: Conquer It with the 2023 Toyota Tacoma

Red 2023 Toyota Tacoma on rocks

The rugged beauty of Amherst, Ohio, meets its perfect match in the 2023 Toyota Tacoma. As the brand's renowned pickup truck, the Tacoma embodies the spirit of adventure and off-road exploration, making it a fitting companion for all our fellow adventurers here at Premier Toyota of Amherst. In this blog post, we're diving into the details of the 2023 Toyota Tacoma, showing you why it's the ultimate choice for Amherst's vibrant community.

Unmatched Capability in Amherst

Grey 2023 Toyota Tacoma outdoors with left rear tire on a rock

Amherst's natural wonders, from the towering peaks to the hidden trails, are all within reach when you're behind the wheel of a 2023 Toyota Tacoma. This powerful pickup truck boasts unmatched capability that will help you conquer Amherst's diverse terrain.

With features like part-time 4WD and a 3.5-liter V6 direct-injection engine, the Tacoma is ready to take on any adventure. Whether you're heading up the hills, towing your gear for a day at the lake, or navigating rugged off-road trails, the Tacoma's 6800-lb. towing capacity and advanced suspension make it your ideal companion for any expedition in the Amherst area.

Unforgettable Adventures Await

Grey 2023 Toyota Tacoma Driving up a hill in the desert on a dirt road

The 2023 Toyota Tacoma is more than just a vehicle; it's a gateway to unforgettable adventures. Imagine traversing the winding paths of Amherst, from the vast wilderness to the cozy corners of our charming community, in a truck that's designed to make every journey memorable.

Whether you're planning a camping trip in the Amherst wilderness or just need a vehicle that can handle everyday adventures, the Tacoma is your reliable partner. Thanks to its advanced safety features, including Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P), you can explore Amherst's surroundings with peace of mind.

Community-Centric Features

Open Sunroof of a 2023 Toyota Tacoma

The 2023 Toyota Tacoma is more than just a rugged vehicle; it's designed to cater to the specific needs and preferences of the Amherst community. With its spacious interior, available dual-zone automatic climate control, and comfortable seating, the Tacoma ensures you're ready for the outdoors while still enjoying the comforts of home.

The Tacoma's ultra-durable composite bed and deck rail system allow you to bring all your adventure gear along. From bikes to boards, you can carry it all with ease. Amherst's active community will appreciate the convenience of an available bed-mounted 120V/400W outlet, perfect for those who like to power up their gear even in the great outdoors.

Connected to the Future

Interior view of the 2023 Toyota Tacoma

In a tech-savvy community like Amherst, connectivity is crucial. The 2023 Toyota Tacoma doesn't disappoint, with an advanced audio multimedia system that keeps you connected and entertained on the go. Features like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ enable seamless integration with your smartphone, so you can enjoy your favorite playlists, stay in touch with loved ones, and even get real-time traffic updates.

Toyota's suite of Connected Services, including Safety Connect® and Remote Connect, further enhances your connectivity and convenience, ensuring you stay connected wherever your Amherst adventures take you.

Experience the Tacoma at Premier Toyota of Amherst

Interior View of seats and rear winshield of the 2023 Toyota Tacoma

At Premier Toyota of Amherst, we understand the unique needs of our Amherst community. That's why we're thrilled to offer the 2023 Toyota Tacoma, a truck that perfectly complements Amherst's adventurous spirit. Whether you're heading out for a day of exploration in the stunning Amherst landscape or simply need a reliable, capable vehicle for everyday life, the Tacoma is ready for whatever comes your way.

Visit our dealership in Amherst today to experience the 2023 Toyota Tacoma for yourself. Our team at Premier Toyota of Amherst is here to help you find the perfect Tacoma model that matches your lifestyle and preferences. Don't miss out on the opportunity to embark on unforgettable adventures in Amherst with the 2023 Toyota Tacoma!

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Your Guide to the 2021 Toyota Corolla

The 2021 Toyota Corolla puts a slightly new twist on a familiar vehicle. With many options to choose from, drivers are sure to find the model for them. To make your decision a little easier, here’s your guide to this year’s Toyota Corolla.

This four-door compact sedan is available in eight styles, each offering a common yet unique driving experience. All models come equipped with front-wheel drive and continuously-variable transmission systems. New in 2021 to reduce fuel-consumption, Corolla models include automatic start-stop engines to accompany electric power steering, an electronically-controlled braking system, and LED lights.

This series’ base model, the Toyota Corolla L boasts a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder twin-cam 16-valve engine delivering up to 139 horsepower. Other models such as the Corolla SE out-put up to 169 horsepower with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder twin-cam 16-valve engine. On average, gas-engine Corollas achieve 32-34 combined miles per gallon.


Starting at $20,025, this year’s Toyota Corolla L presents the most standard option. The Hybrid LE proves an economical choice at $23,600, while the XSE Apex Edition falls on the more costly end of the spectrum at $28,310. Prices may vary with the addition of packages or individual options.

Packed with Features

A car for every occasion, this year’s Toyota Corolla provides a range of variability in, both, fashion and function. There are eight standard exterior paint options with two-tone coating available for certain models. With wheel sizes varying from 15 to 18 inches, all-season tires provide on-the-road security the whole year-round.

Also enhancing the driving experience is a standard 4.2-inch Multi-Information Display, a six-speaker audio system with a 7-inch touchscreen, two USB 2.0 ports, and smartphone compatibility. Corolla owners can feel protected with ten airbags, an integrated backup camera, Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 alerts, and Toyota’s Star Safety System implementing Smart Stop Technology®.

Apex Edition

At the top of this line are the SE and XSE Apex Editions, wrapped in a bronze-accented sport exterior with blacked-out badging. On 18-inch aluminum wheels, Apex Editions offer six-speed intelligent manual transmission and sport-tuned suspension and exhausts. Apex models also come already equipped with Audio Plus.

Hybrid LE

The Corolla Hybrid LE serves as the sole hybrid option in this year’s lineup. Stocked with the same 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine, this model exhausts up to 121 horsepower and averages 52 combined miles per gallon. Drivers may experience Normal, Power, and ECO driving modes on 15-inch alloy wheels.

Additional Packages

For those looking to further customize their 2021 Corolla, additional packages are available for select models. Specific to the Corolla LE, the Convenience package adds a Smart Key push-to-start system, Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Cross-Traffic alert. A Premium package applicable to the Corolla LE or SE includes the benefits of the Convenience package along with the installation of a power-sliding moonroof.

Audiophiles can enjoy an Audio Plus multimedia system and the option of nine added JBL speakers or wireless charging with the Connectivity package. Alternatively, the Lighting package available for the XLE and XSE models allows for an adaptive front-lighting system and ambient interior lighting.

Receiving a consumer rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars, the Toyota Corolla continues to be a fan-favorite for compact sedans. Several models, including a hybrid option, are available for and tailored to the needs of various types of drivers. Safe and sensible, this ultra-low-emission vehicle keeps you and the environment satisfied. Come get yours today at Premier Toyota! 

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6 Great Chinese Restaurants in and Around Amherst, OH

Amherst offers amazing restaurants and cafes with all types of delicious options, including Chinese cuisine. You’ll find excellent Chinese restaurants in and around our town that are definitely worth a visit!

1. Golden Crown Amherst Restaurant

A small, friendly restaurant located on Kresge Drive, the Golden Crown serves an amazing selection of Chinese and Thai dishes. You’ll find many favorites such as General Tso chicken, Mu Shu pork, Teriyaki dishes, and much more.

The extensive menu features chef specials, combination platters, and Szechaun specialties. Takeout and delivery are both available, and orders can be placed on the restaurant’s website.

2. Jin House

An excellent restaurant in the heart of town, Jin House offers fantastic Chinese and Japanese dishes. You’ll have the option of ordering a wide range of sushi along with traditional Chinese fare. It’s the ideal place for large orders and family-friendly dining.

The menu offers delicious entrees, appetizers, soups, and desserts for dine-in or takeout. Enjoy a full course meal or a selection of sushi and appetizers to taste a little bit of everything!

3. China One Buffet

Located in nearby Lorain, OH, China One Buffet offers incredible deals for lunch and dinner, whether you choose the buffet or enjoy meals a la carte. All food is prepared fresh, and service is always friendly and efficient. The buffet features a wide range of cuisine, including a sushi bar and fresh desserts. It’s the perfect spot for group dining, as the buffet caters to every taste and preference!

4. QinFen

Looking for a new twist on Chinese cuisine? Try a visit to QinFen to enjoy a fresh menu of modern and authentic dishes! The restaurant’s website offers a menu and a convenient online order form. 
You’ll find many familiar favorites and great specials, including combination platters, family and party plates, vegetarian dishes, and lunch deals. Delivery and curbside pickup are both available. 

5. Pine Garden Restaurant

If you’re searching for a nice dining spot to relax and enjoy a cozy atmosphere, the Pine Garden Restaurant is one of the top options for Chinese cuisine. 
You’ll also find steak, seafood, and other comfort foods on the menu in addition to all your favorite Chinese dishes. The dining room is ideal for an intimate dinner or a group event. It’s a favorite among locals and visitors.

6. China Bay

Featuring an extensive menu of Chinese and Thai meals, you’ll find a great variety of dishes from chef’s specials and family meals to vegetarian and diet-friendly options. 
Considered one of the top Chinese food restaurants in the area, China Bay offers excellent quality food with exceptional service. Located in nearby Elyria, just a quick drive from Amherst, the cafe is available for dine-in and takeout.
You’ll find many incredible Chinese cuisine and restaurants around Amherst for takeout, delivery, or dine-in! When you drive through town on your next trip, make a trip to our showroom at Premier Toyota of Amherst to see our incredible inventory of new and certified pre-owned vehicles!

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4 Reasons to Get Your Toyota Repair at a Toyota Dealer

Maybe you got into an accident, or maybe your car just isn’t running like it used to. If you need a Toyota repair, you can either visit an official Toyota dealer, or you can go to an independent mechanic. Here’s why visiting your dealership is the best call you can make.

1. Getting Repairs at a Dealer Is More Convenient

You rely on your car to get around, which is why getting fast, efficient service when it needs repairs is important. Unfortunately, visiting an independent mechanic or corner garage often means waiting at least a day or two while the repair takes place. You can expect to wait even longer if your car needs a specific part the mechanics need to order in!

If you go straight to your dealership, they’ll most likely have all the parts and tools they need already on-hand. Plus, most minor repairs will only take an hour or two, so you can get back to your life faster.

2. The Mechanics Are Experts

Yes, most independent mechanics know the basics of how your car works and can perform simple repairs. But what if your car needs something a little more specialized?

In that case, you’re going to want to go to your dealer. The mechanics at dealerships often have years, sometimes even decades under their belts of working with this specific brand of car. That means that no matter what repairs your car needs, the staff at the dealer will know exactly what they’re doing.

3. Your Dealer Has Warranties

It’s not very often that private mechanics will offer warranties on their work, most of the time because they simply can’t afford them. Dealers, however, are proud of the services and products they provide, and so will offer you warranties on their work. That means that if by chance something goes wrong with your repair, your warranty will make sure that your car still gets what it needs.

If you bought your car from your dealer recently and it’s still under warranty, then most repairs will be done for you for free!

4. Your Dealer Uses OEM Parts

OEM, or original equipment manufacturer, parts are industry-standard parts that are the same parts your car came with. Your dealer will use OEM parts for all the repairs for your car. That’s a good thing because they’re the same parts your car came with, so you know that you can trust the quality.

That’s not always true for independent mechanics. Many of them don’t use OEM parts and instead use aftermarket parts. These are parts that don’t come from the original manufacturer, and the quality can vary greatly. If you want quality you can count on, you’ll want to go to your dealer.

All cars will need repairs eventually. If it’s time to bring your car in for a repair, you’ll want to take care to bring it to the right place. Your dealership is staffed with experts who know exactly how to treat your car. Visit Premier Toyota of Amherst and know your car is in good hands.

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Where to Find the Best Chinese Food Near Amherst, OH

Chinese food has enjoyed a long and storied past both in America and across the rest of the world. The cuisine is known for its rich flavors and bold seasonings, and many restaurants that specialize in Chinese food provide diners with a unique food experience. With our brief and simple list, we hope to help you find out where you can find the best Chinese food in and around the Amherst OH area.

China One Buffet Satisfies Big Eaters

Buffets that offer up high-quality, flavorful, and appealing Chinese food are not always so easy to locate, especially when you’re in a new area. Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about this being a problem when you decide to visit China One Buffet. This location serves up all the classic Chinese dishes you might expect and you can be ready to eat big once you enter the restaurant.

Golden Crown Amherst Chinese American Restaurant Is a Local Staple

If you’re looking for a great Chinese restaurant that has established its place in the local community, then Golden Crown Amherst Chinese American Restaurant is an excellent choice for you and the rest of your group. With tons of different meal options to choose from, likely, you’ll never get bored with all of the flavors that are available on Golden Crown’s menu. Make sure you try them out the next time you’re looking to support a great Chinese restaurant.

Jin House Serves Some of the Best Chinese Food in Town

Jin House is known to both tourists and locals alike. The restaurant serves up traditional Chinese food that is certain to satisfy your hunger and give you a unique night out on the town. With lots of bold flavors and options on the menu, you could visit the restaurant several times over without feeling bored.
Make sure you try out some of the more unique dishes that this restaurant has to offer when you visit. The atmosphere in the restaurant is lax, allowing visitors to unwind when they enjoy their meal.

Hunan King Restaurant Dishes Up the Classics

Hunan King Restaurant is a classic Chinese restaurant, and for good reason. The menu is full of traditional Chinese dishes that come from several different culinary traditions. With so much variety, the restaurant is known as a hot-spot for foodies and travelers alike.
When it comes to classic dishes like Lo Mein and Chicken Fried Rice, you can’t go wrong when placing an order at Hunan King Restaurant. The staff is friendly and welcoming as well, so this makes it a great option for visitors.
Chinese restaurants are abundant, but it’s not always easy to find the great ones, as you can see from the list above. With so many great options to choose from when you’re in the area, we hope that you’re able to find the ideal spot to satisfy your craving for great Chinese food. Contact the team at Premier Toyota of Amherst to learn more about finding a great vehicle to use whether you’re traveling to the next Chinese restaurant or somewhere else.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Basics

Are you looking for the next vehicle for you and your family? Are you interested in cutting down on your trips to the gas station? Then look no further, because the 2021 Toyota RAV4 is here! At Premier Toyota of Amherst, we have a lot of reasons to believe this is one of the best crossover options available for this year.

Toyota first released this sports utility crossover SUV in 1994, and ever since then it is a big hit in the United States. Not only is this car built for adventure and perfect for any family, but there are also hybrid options in 2021.


There are many trim options to choose from. The classic gas-powered model is the RAV4 LE, which has a starting MSRP of $26,050. The XLE is a little more decked out and starts at $27,345. The XLE Premium has even more fantastic features, like SofTex trimmed seats, and starts at $30,050. The Adventure is for those who want some more off-roading capabilities, starting at $33,155. The TRD Off-Road is the best trim for expeditions in the wilderness, starting at $35,780.

The Limited starts at $34,580.There are also hybrid options for those who want to save big at the gas station. The LE Hybrid has a starting MSRP of $28,500. The XLE Hybrid and the XLE Premium Hybrid start at $29,795 and $32,500. The XSE Hybrid starts at $34,450, and the Limited Hybrid starts at $37,030.

Impressive Features

A Design that Exudes Strength and Sophistication

The RAV4 is known for its consistently chiseled look and is always identifiable among the crowd of cars in a packed parking lot. With a bold, wide-set stance, available sleek and tilted headlights, and angular front grille, the 2021 RAV4 matches these high standards.

There are different wheel options with many of the trims. From the distinguished look of the 19-inch alloy wheels with super chrome finish to the rugged 17-inch silver alloy wheels with 5 spokes, there are wheels to accommodate anyone’s particular style.

Reliable Connectivity Features for Your Convenience

The 2021 RAV4 has so many ways to help you stay connected on the go. There are up to five available USB ports located conveniently throughout the cabin so that the phone family can charge their mobile devices at the same time. You even have a wireless charging port for Qi-compatible devices for a simple, cable-free charge.

In addition to the Smart Key System that allows you to start your car with the push of a button so you don’t have to fish your keys out of your pocket, there’s also the available Toyota Remote Connect app on your Apple Watch or smartwatch from Android. This way, you can start your car, lock and unlock the doors, and even locate it on a busy day when you just can’t remember where you parked it.

To learn more about the trims and features available to you in the new 2021 RAV4, give us a call at Premier Toyota of Amherst today!

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A Buyer’s Guide to the New 2021 Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander is the SUV to measure all others with for the 2021 model year. With its impressive array of drive-enhancing features, slick style, and ample space, the 2021 Highlander is prepared for any trip you and your favorite people can throw at it.

Stellar Space

The 2021 Toyota Highlander is a three-row SUV that offers you and your family enough space to take on your travels with style. The Highlander seats either eight passengers or seven if you choose a model with the second-row captain’s chairs. Behind the third row, you’ll find a large truck-sized cargo space of about 16 cubic feet. With the rear row folded, this increases to 48.4 cubic feet. If you need the maximum amount of cargo volume, the Highlander offers up to 84.3 cubic feet of space with both the rear rows folded.

Powerful Performance

Rather than make you work up through trim levels for muscle like other models might require of you, the 2021 Highlander gives it to you up front. Each gasoline-exclusive model comes equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that punches out 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. Even the hybridize Highlander offers 243 net horsepower with its 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motors. Choose the all-new XSE trim for access to the sport-tuned suspension system. Opt for a model equipped with the dynamic torque vectoring all-wheel drive for a greater level of traction on rough and slick roads.

Next-Level Safety

To ensure you stay on the road safely in your Highlander, Toyota has made many of its advanced driver-assist technologies standard. These include the game-changing pre-collision assist system with low-light pedestrian detection, full-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and a lane-departure alert with steering assist. If you want to make your Highlander even more of a co-pilot, choose a model outfitted with the available blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert.

Tech Appeal

The 2021 Highlander also gives you access to some connective and entertaining tech worth checking out. A touch-screen display comes standard on every model, as do Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa compatibility. Allow the whole cabin to stay connected on the go with the available Wi-Fi hot spot. Keep their devices charged with the five USB ports and two 12-volt outlets. Give your SUV a concert-hall quality sound with the 11-speaker JBL sound system.

Your SUV, Your Way

Toyota knows there’s no one-size-fits-all SUV. That’s why the 2021 Highlander is offered in an array of trim levels: L, LE, XLE, XSE, Limited, and Platinum. As you move up through these trim levels, you’ll outfit your SUV with the features you’re most excited about. Choose the XLE to get heated front seats with SofTex-trimmed upholstery that looks and feels good. Get the XSE for a sportier appearance with ambient interior lighting. The Limited adds ventilation to the front seats, as well as leather upholstery and a heated steering wheel. You get to build your Highlander to fit your style.

Come and get your test drive of the impressive new 2021 Toyota Highlander today. Once you experience the road from behind the wheel of this next-level SUV, you may not want to drive anything else.

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Where to Find the Best Pizza in Amherst, OH

Who doesn’t love sausage, pepperoni, or plain cheese pies? Whether you’re throwing a party or just looking for a way to avoid doing the dishes after dinner, you might consider ordering out. If you are looking for some of the best pizza in Amherst, OH, here are a few places where you can find it.


D’Tutanelli’s on Milan Avenue features the best pies in town and even won the 2017 Morning Journal Award to prove it. When you order a slice from here, you can indulge in the deliciousness of dough made fresh from scratch and freshly grated provolone. Their specialty pies are out of this world and include the Mac n’ Cheese pie, Spicy D’iavolo Specialty pie, and the Margherita, made with fresh seasonal basil.
If none of the specialty pies catch your eyes, you can always build your own. The choices here go beyond plain cheese – you can build a pie with red sauce, white sauce, or even BBQ-infused sauce while topping it off with ranch, olive oil, or spicy sauce. The real crowd-pleaser is the crust topper options, including garlic butter, garlic Roma seasoning, romano cheese, or ranch seasoning. You’ll be licking your fingers for hours after you eat!

Honorable Mentions

Jillanos: Another Tasty Choice  

Jillanos on Cooper Foster Park Road serves up passionately made pies perfect for football Sunday or any other day of the week. The Tropical BBQ Chicken pie is a must-try, featuring grilled BBQ chicken breast, pineapple, banana peppers, bacon, and a hint of cinnamon.
Seafood lovers can’t miss the Seafood pie made with homemade lobster cream sauce, spinach, shrimp, crab meat, mozzarella, and provolone cheese. You can also create your own pie, choosing from all sorts of toppings, such as mushrooms, meatballs, Kalamata olives, spinach, tomatoes, Italian sausage, pepperoni, and more.

Discover Even More at Lenoci’s Spaghetti House

Located on Oberlin Avenue, Lenoci’s Spaghetti House is where you can go to get a New York-style pie on the shores of Lake Erie. Options include the Vegetable pie, Carnivore pie, White Garlic pie, or the White Ricotta pie.
You can also try the Special pie – pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions, and peppers on a delectable east-cost-inspired crust. If you’re just feeding yourself, there are mini pies available, as well as strombolis and calzones if you’re not feeling like a slice.

Devour Deep Dish at East of Chicago

If you’re craving deep-dish crust, you don’t have to go all the way to Chicago. Instead, you can stop by East of Chicago on North Lake Street. The pies here are made with a signature pan crust that’s crispy, light, and airy, reminiscent of the kind you will find throughout Illinois.
Some of the specialties featured here include the Taco pie (with your choice of meat or chicken), the Seven Layer Veggie, the Chicago Melt, and the Deluxe. If you’re not a fan of deep-dish crust, you can also choose from the thin, square, or loaded crust.  
With such a great variety of options for slices and pies, you are sure to find a restaurant that you like the most. After you eat, visit Premier Toyota of Amherst today to check out our collection of new and used vehicles. We will help you pick up your next pie in style.

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Favorite Holiday Shopping Spots Near Amherst OH

The Holiday season can mean many things to different people, but it is a time of shopping for a vast majority. In Amherst, OH, there are plenty of unique and fun stores that capture the holiday season. You’ll not only find the perfect gifts, but you may also find a little extra holiday cheer when you visit these shops. 

1. Dollhouse Boutique

With a name like Dollhouse Boutique, you might be expecting a toy store, but this quaint store carries contemporary women’s fashion. With new clothes arriving daily and a customer-focused retail experience, this boutique is designed to help you find the best gift for the women on your holiday list.

2. The Mermaid’s Tale 

This creatively named jewelry store has plenty of options to choose from when you’re looking for presents. They carry all the biggest names in jewelry, and they also help showcase local artists so that you can find unique treasures. They are located in a century-old building that has been restored to show off its charm.

3. Sugar Buzz Sweet Shop 

When your searching for something to satisfy a sweet tooth, Sugar Buzz Sweet Shop has you covered. They carry old fashion candy favorites and new candy innovations that help you find a great treat to stuff in a stocking. If you’re looking for a snack on your gift buying marathon, the shop also has 24 flavors of ice cream to enjoy.

4. Etc. Boutique & Gifts

When you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for, but you want it to be unique and memorable Etc. Boutique & Gifts can help you find it. They offer a wide array of items, from housewares to jewelry and everything in between. Their selection gives you a ton of options so that you can find something special for anyone on your holiday list.

5. Alpha-Dog Pet Center 

Perfect for the pet lover in your life, Alpha-Dog Pet Center offers toys, equipment, and food for your four-legged companions. They also have self-grooming stations and training classes to get your pup ready for the holiday season. Sometimes they even have photo opportunities with Santa.

6. Sandstone Candle Works 

Sandstone Candle Works offer over 120 different scents in their soy candles. If that isn’t enough flavors for you, they also allow you to mix fragrance to find the perfect candle for any occasion. The store not only carries candles, but they also have body sprays, sugar scrubs, and diffusers so you can enjoy their scents. 

7. Puffer’s Boutique & Floral 

There is nothing that says happy holidays more than a bouquet, and Puffers Boutique & Floral can arrange the perfect one for your holiday table. They can create holiday-specific arrangements or put something together that is unique and beautiful for any time of year.
These festive stores are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to holiday fun in the area. If you are looking for a new car this season to pack with holiday goodies, don’t forget to contact Premier Toyota’s friendly staff. They will help you find a vehicle that can fit all your holiday cheer.

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