Do you have a student heading off – or back – to college this year? Fall semester is about to kick off, which schools like University of Central Florida, Valencia, and Seminole State head back in the next few weeks. If your student is about to start spending a lot more time on campus, they’re going to need a reliable ride to do it! Whether they’re headed out of state or just across town, you want to ensure that they have an efficient, safe, and affordable car in their hands. After all, college is stressful enough without having to worry about automotive issues! Toyota of Orlando is here to tell you about some of our best cars for college campuses, and you can test drive each and every one of them before the semester kicks off!
What qualities should a college-bound Orlando Toyota car have?
First, let’s talk about the qualities that you want out of your new Orlando Toyota if you’re sending it off to college with your student. These are some of the top elements you’ll want to look for in your next ride!
Compact design: Let’s face it, parking on campus can be a nightmare, especially for the first few weeks. Sending your student off with a compact ride can benefit them when they’re squeezing into those tight spots and trying to make it to class on time. Some of our best compact vehicles include the Orlando Toyota Corolla and Toyota Yaris – they’re both diminutive enough to handle lots of traffic and small parking spots, but they can still seat up to five and have a decent amount of cargo space. Check them out if your college student needs something maneuverable to hit the road in (but still needs room to cart their gear around town)!
Safety: Safety might not be the biggest concern for your student, but we know it is for you as a parent! You’ll need a little extra peace of mind now that your chick has flown the nest, and you can easily get it if you put them behind the wheel of a new Toyota in Orlando. Our cars come decked out with safety options like the Star Safety System, an Advanced Airbag System, Hill Start Assist Control, anti-theft systems, and tire pressure monitoring systems to warn your student of an impending flat tire. You can feel good about putting them behind the wheel with all of the Orlando Toyota safety technology up for grabs in our cars – some models even offer advanced technology like Toyota Safety Sense!
Style: While safety is on your mind, style is on theirs! What college students doesn’t want a ride that looks cool in addition to being affordable and teched-out? A lot of our new Toyota cars in Orlando are up for grabs with slick SofTex seating on the interior (with cool stitching accents to boot), and they’ll love features like rear spoilers, multiple alloy wheel choices, sport body kids, and chrome exhaust. Plus, you can pick up a super-sporty hatchback like the Orlando Toyota Yaris, or send them off in a sleek sedan like the 2017 Toyota Camry. Not to mention, Toyota offers a TON of paint color choices; from the subdued to the bombastic, there’s something for everyone. Let your student pick the ride that’s going to turn heads all over campus this fall!
Technology: What college student doesn’t want to stay connected behind the wheel? The last thing you want is for them to be scrolling their phone when they’re behind the wheel, so choose a new Toyota in Orlando for their next ride. Almost all of our cars come with Bluetooth connectivity for streaming both music and phone calls, as well as steering wheels capped with audio controls, so they can keep their hands on the wheel at all times. You’ll also find features like the Entune App Suite, predictive weather and traffic to better plan their route, and even navigation so they can safely and efficiently find their way around a new city. Take the stress out of their drive time with great connectivity technology!
Fuel efficiency: Fuel efficiency is a big must-have – after all, the life of a college student is busy. Between classes, internships, jobs, and trips back home, they’re sure to spend a lot of time on the road! Here at Toyota of Orlando, we have tons of options that can save you big bucks on gas. You’ll find hybrid cars, which get up to 50 mpg combined in some instances! Those long-distance road trips to visit home won’t be such a big deal. We also have smaller, lighter cars – like the Orlando Toyota Yaris – that ramp up the mpgs because of their light curb weight and compact design. No matter what kind of fuel efficiency you need, we can help you find the right ride for it!
Choose the new Toyota with all of your fall semester must-haves
So, which of our Toyota of Orlando cars encompass all of the above AND offer a high degree of affordability as well? Here are your best bets for sending your student off to college in a well-rounded ride:
- 2016 Toyota Corolla
- 2016 Toyota Yaris
- 2016 Toyota Prius c
- 2016 Toyota RAV4
- 2016 Toyota Prius
- 2016 Toyota Tacoma
We think you’ll love everything they have to offer (especially the price tag), and so will your college-bound kid!
The best news yet? You and your student can take any and all of these amazing new Toyota cars for a spin at Toyota of Orlando! We’re open seven days a week until 10pm, so there’s plenty of time to get them behind the wheel before fall semester begins. Come visit us in person to explore our inventory at 3575 Vineland Road; we’re just across I-4 from Millenia Mall, so you can squeeze in a little back to school shopping as well. You can also call us at (888) 725-3520 to learn more about our cars and set up a test drive appointment with one of our sales specialists!