Toyota Matrix - in a few weeks, the price goes up 2.6 percent (Photo : Toyota Motor Corporation)
Toyota has announced the 2013 prices for five of its models.
The 2013 Corolla compact sedan will feature a new front grille design, and a greatly enhanced audio system. The price will start at $16,230 for the L grade with a five-speed manual transmission, and run to $19,060 for the S grade with a four-speed automatic transmission. This represents a price increase of 1.3 percent, or $239.
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The prices for the Corolla became effective July 9.
The 2013 Matrix compact will set buyers back $19,275 for the L grade with a five-speed manual transmission, or $22,415 for the S grade all-wheel-drive with a four-speed automatic transmission. This is an average increase over 2012 of 2.6 percent, or $521. The new pricing for Matrix becomes effective August 7.
Like the Corolla, the Matrix has upgraded its sound system.
For 2013, the Toyota Sienna van will see more significant changes throughout its four grades. It will no longer be offered with a choice of a 4-cylinder engine option, leaving the 266-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 as the sole option. It will continue to offer an all-wheel drive option.
Sienna's LE grade will offer new seats and fabrics, as well as a new climate-control system. A blind spot monitor will be standard on the Sienna Limited, and will be an option on the SE and XLE grades.
Prices of the Sienna will range from $26,450 to $41,240, depending on grade and features. This represents an increase of $466, or 1.4 percent. These prices take hold August 6.
The 2013 Tacoma compact pickup will feature daytime running lights as standard on all models. The Double-Cab 4x4 and PreRunner grades with automatic transmissions will be offered with a Limited Package that includes such details as heated seats, sliding privacy rear glass, and chrome fog lamp housings.
The 2013 Tacoma will range in price from $17,520 to $28,090, depending on grade and features. This is an average increase of $150, 0.6 percent, over 2012. Prices go into effect August 6.
The 2013 Scion xD receives enhancements to its airbags and seatbelts, and to many of the controls on its dashboard. A two-tone paintjob to the exterior has also become available. The prince has increased by $400 to $16,545 for the AT grade (a 2.5-percent increase) and $15,745 for the MT grade (2.6-percent increase).
The Scion xD's new prices go into effect August 1.
The Scion iQ sees several former audio system options now become standard. The price, which became effective July 1, has been raised $120 to $15,385, or 0.8 percent.
Toyota has not announced any feature or grade changes for the 2013 Land Cruiser. The company has only stated that the price will be upped $300 (0.4 percent) to $78,255. The new price goes into effect August 1.
Toyota also has yet to announce price changes in its 2013 Camry, Yaris, Prius, Avalon, 4Runner, Tundra, RAV4, Venza, Highlander, FJ Cruiser, and Sequoia models.