How’s This Work? TNGA

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What is Toyota New Global Architecture? The past couple of weeks, or How’s This Work blogs have been focused on the industry-wide technologies or features rather than something you can only get on a Toyota vehicle like those we make available. So for this week, we thought we’d look at something exclusive to our brand… Read more »

How’s This Work? Direct Injection

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How does Direct Injection work? This week we’re going to be looking at another market-wide feature available in a number of vehicles from a number of manufacturers, not just Toyota. Today’s How’s This Work will focus on a technology not just found in your car, but specifically in your engine. We’re talking about Direct Injection,… Read more »

How’s This Work? Hill Start Assist

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How does Hill Start Assist work? Last week we looked at a more Toyota-geared feature, so this week we thought we’d take a step back again and take a closer look at a feature available in a multitude of vehicles from manufacturers across the market. So for today’s How’s This Work, we’re looking at Hill… Read more »

How’s This Work? Aha App

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What is the Aha Audio System? While not specific to the Toyota brand, this week’s How’s This Work subject is not market-wide like we’ve been focusing on the past several weeks. It is available in more brands than just ours, like Mazda and Subaru, but is a great feature available in a multitude of Toyota… Read more »

How’s This Work? ABS

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How does the Anti-Lock Braking System work? With the exception of a Toyota concept technology a couple of weeks ago, we’ve mostly been focusing on broad technologies available in vehicles across the market with our How’s This Work blogs lately. Well, we’re going to stick with that theme for at least one more week, as… Read more »

How’s This Work? TPMS

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How does the Tire Pressure Monitoring System work?

How does the Tire Pressure Monitoring System work? Last week we looked at a Toyota-specific concept technology, so we thought it’d be a good idea to look at a technology that’s standard in just about every vehicle across the market for this week’s How’s This Work. Chances are you checking your tire pressure every once… Read more »

How’s This Work? WIL Seats

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How do Whiplash-Injury-Lessening Seats work? It’s no secret that Toyota engineers and scientists and the like are constantly working on new technologies to enhance the world – yes, the world, not just the automotive industry. But yes, a majority of their time is spent enhancing our favorite industry, especially in terms of safety features. One… Read more »

How’s This Work? DRLs

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How do Daytime Running Lights work? It seems like every couple of decades a new type of exterior light joins the automotive industry. Headlights, taillights, turn signals, high beams, fog lights and now, the focus of this week’s How’s This Work article, Daytime Running Lights. That’s not to imply that DRLs are new by any… Read more »

How’s This Work? Paddle Shifters

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How do Paddle Shifters work?

How do Paddle Shifters work? Last week we took a look at one of our favorite family-friendly features found in vehicles like the 2016 Toyota Sienna, and for this week’s How’s This Work we’re going to look at one of the best features for sporty drivers: paddle shifters. For those drivers who love the perks… Read more »

How’s This Work? Rear-seat Entertainment

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How does the Rear-seat Entertainment System work?

How does the Rear-seat Entertainment System work? Perhaps one of the most enjoyable features to be found in a family vehicle, for this week’s How’s This Work we thought we’d look into the rear-seat entertainment system found in four different Toyota vehicles. The rear-seat entertainment system is found in all kinds of family-oriented vehicles across… Read more »