Which new technology systems are available with the current Toyota lineup? While the dedicated product specialists at Northbrook Toyota are up to date on the latest in automotive technology, and ready to assist you in your new car purchase, our team has also developed an overview of the latest features to review before your visit to our dealership. Take a look at the most recent innovations from Toyota, and learn what the latest technology can do to take your daily commute to a higher level.

What is the Entune™ System?


The Entune system from Toyota puts media streaming, navigation, and hands-free calling at your fingertips. When equipped in a new Toyota car, truck, or SUV, the Entune multimedia system enables drivers to stay connected and in control no matter where their day takes them. The latest version allows drivers to put the power of their smartphone in their center console with several compatible applications through the Entune™ App Suite, including:

  • PandoraⓇ and iHeartRadio
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Alexa
  • Bing
  • Facebook Places
  • MovieTickets.com, YelpⓇ, and OpenTableⓇ
  • Available data services for sports, stocks, news, and weather

Are you looking for more details on the Entune multimedia system and App Suite? Take a look at our complete overview to learn more, and then contact a product specialist at Northbrook Toyota to try it out in person.

How Does Toyota Help You to Drive More Confidently?


Advanced safety systems have been standard on Toyota models for years, but more innovations are available every year to allow drivers to feel more confident and secure behind the wheel. The current model year Toyota lineup has several new features for drivers to consider:

New Safety Technology

What does it do?

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

Uses radar to measure the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you and adjust speed to maintain a preset distance.

Head-Up Display

Allows drivers to keep their eyes on the road with key metrics and directions projected onto the windshield.

Lane Keep Assist

Alerts drivers when they start to drift out of their lane, and initiate corrective steering

Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection

Scans the road for potential hazards and provides an audio/visual alert and initiates braking if needed.

What is the Hybrid Synergy DriveⓇ?


The Hybrid Synergy DriveⓇ system from Toyota allows properly equipped vehicles to drive on electricity, gas, or a combination of both. The highly fuel-efficient Atkinson engine is paired with a battery pack, an electric motor, and regenerative braking to provide unparalleled efficiency. The system is now available on Toyota hybrid models. Head over to the new hybrid inventory to learn more about availability, or click into our overview to learn more about Hybrid Synergy DriveⓇ technology at Northbrook Toyota.

Which New Innovations Are Included with the Powertrain on Your Toyota?


Every new Toyota car, truck, and SUV that has a gas engine comes with several newly developed technologies to maximize fuel efficiency while still providing the power and responsiveness that drivers demand. Key innovations under the hood of your new Toyota are as follows:

Powertrain Technology

What does it do?

Double Overhead Cam

Designed with four valves per cylinder, DOHC engines offer greater power and efficiency.

Variable Valve Timing

Optimizes power output across a wide range to deliver greater power when you need it most.

Continuously Variable Transmission

Provides smoother shifting than a standard automatic, while putting control in your hands with shift mode.

If you have additional questions about any of the technology in your new Toyota model, reach out to a product specialist online with our contact form.



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