The big news for Toyota's 2011 model year lineup is the introduction of the new 2011 Sienna minivan and Avalon. The Japanese automaker, however, wasn't content to let the rest of its lineup sit untouched, and has accordingly announced pricing and updates, for most of its 2011 lineup.
One change made across the entirety of Toyota's lineup is the inclusion of brake override, standard equipment following the seemingly never-ending recall fiasco. The rest of its model lineup changes vary from vehicle to vehicle. All prices shown below include Toyota's destination and handling fees.
Toyota unveiled its refreshed 2011 Avalon at the Chicago Auto Show earlier this year, and Toyota says the changes made will better position the Avalon within its class. The exterior was slightly revised with a larger grille, new headlights and taillights, and a resculpted rear end. The interior receives more soft touch materials and new color choices.
Pricing for the 2011 Avalon and Avalon Limited has increased by $200 to $33,205 and $36,445, respectively.
The Toyota Camry has been the best-selling passenger car in America for the last eight years and Toyota felt it best not to tamper with the winning formula. The Camry remains unchanged for the 2011 model year, but a modest price increase of $125 brings the starting price to $20,480. The Camry Hybrid also sees a modest price increase to $27,335, $175 higher than in 2010.
2011 Land Cruiser
For 2011, Toyota has included another safety feature as standard on its premium SUV offering. The front seat Active Seatbelt Pretensioning System, which tightens the seatbelt if the system senses a collision is imminent, is now standard equipment. Land Cruiser buyers will certainly pay for the added safety, as the Land Cruiser's starting price of $68,180 reflects a price increase of $1400, the highest increase in Toyota's lineup.
The 2011 RAV4 only receives a new option package, dubbed the Base Plus Extra Value Package. It includes a moonroof, six-CD changer, body-color door handles, upgraded interior cloth, roof rails, tinted windows, 17-inch wheels, and daytime running lights. Pricing for the RAV4 now start at $22,735 for the base four-cylinder, front-wheel-drive model, an increase of $250.
All Sequoia full-size SUVs receive a daytime running light on/off switch, and uplevel Platinum models will be offered with a new wood-grain trim. All Sequoias receive a $550 price bump, bringing the starting price to $40,555 for a base, rear-wheel-drive model. 2011 Sienna
The Sienna was thoroughly redone for 2011, and we were rather impressed with Toyota's efforts. You can read our full review here.
Like the Avalon, the all-new Sienna is already on sale but gets a price update for 2011. Toyota bumped the Sienna's starting price up by $200 across the board. This brings the sticker price of the 2011 Sienna to $25,270 for a base, four-cylinder LE model. 2011 Tundra
With the 2011 Tundra, Toyota has removed the ashtray and made the cigarette lighter a standard 12-volt power outlet. More significant changes include an updated 4.0-liter V-6 engine with variable valve timing on the intake and exhaust valves and standard trailer-sway control programming. Prices for the 2011 Tundra increase between $425 and $480, depending on the model, bringing the base rear-wheel-drive, V-6 model pricing to a total of $24,910. Tundras with the 4.6-liter V-8 start at 26,110 and 5.7-liter, V-8 Tundra models start at $27,385.
Aside from the brake override function standard for 2011, the only changes to Toyota's subcompact Yaris are sun visor extensions on the hatchback models. Pricing for Toyota's smallest U.S. offering now starts at $13,615 for a hatchback with a five-speed manual, an increase of $250. The base sedan with a five-speed manual sees a similar price increase, and starts at $14,375.