Get the Most Tech out of Your SUV

By: Castlegar Toyota   |   25 Feb 2021
Castlegar Toyota - Get the Most Tech out of Your SUV

When looking for the perfect SUV, there can be many factors at play to influence your decision. One specification not to be overlooked is tech advancements. At Castlegar Toyota, our inventory of vehicles includes a variety of SUVs packed with outstanding tech features that outshine their competitors! Our top two favourites would definitely have to be the Toyota RAV4 and the Toyota 4Runner. Maybe you’re a techy always on the lookout for the best compatibility features for your devices, or perhaps a parent in need of some tech options to keep the kids in the back distracted. Whatever your needs, Castlegar has the best options available for you to choose this side of the Kootenays!


With a sleek yet rugged design and powerful performance, the Toyota RAV4 is certainly giving us something to talk about. But when it comes to tech specifications, this is where the RAV4 really excels! Standard features like dual automatic climate control, smart keys, and an eco-drive monitor are just the tip of the iceberg.

Toyota RAV4 - 8" Touchscreen Display

In addition to the standard backup display, the RAV4 also comes with a digital display rearview mirror. Always see what’s happening behind you, even if your line-of-sight is blocked! Its bird’s eye view monitor will also give you a full 360 angle view of what surrounds you. Enjoy advanced features like the one-touch Power Moonroof and 9” display.

Got your hands full? Enjoy the spaciousness of the RAV4’s large cargo area with its Power Front Door! Open and close easily with either your fob or a wave of your foot on the bumper.

Toyota RAV4 - Qi Wireless Charging & JBL Speakers

The RAV4’s JBL premium audio system is fully equipped with 9 speakers, Clari-FI technology, and Sirius XM radio. You've also got a whopping 5 USB ports between the front and rear rows plus a Qi wireless charging tray, a feature you definitely won't find in the Land Rover or Jeep Wrangler. How's that for tech? The RAV4 also offers features compatible with your iPhone or Android devices with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Perfect for voice interaction with all your favourite navigation, media, and communication apps!

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One of the most powerful and efficient SUVs on the market, the Toyota 4Runner continues to stay ahead of the game. This off-road vehicle’s tech specifications are blowing away competitors like the Nissans or the Wranglers of the world. Smart key with push-button start, dual-zone automatic A/C, and cruise control are just a few of the standard features available - but it doesn't stop there!

Toyota 4Runner - Tech features

One exciting feature the 4Runner has to offer is its Hill-Start Assist Control. Suppose you're ever driving up a slippery slope or a steep decline. In that case, this helpful feature will detect if your 4Runner is rolling backward and take the automatic action to gently apply the brakes, giving you time to engage the accelerator. For us out in Southern B.C., this feature could certainly come in handy!

Much like the RAV4, the 4Runner also keeps you and your devices connected with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto! These features won't be available in the Nissan Armada either!

Toyota 4Runner - 8" Touchscreen Display

The 4Runner wants to make things easier on you when it comes to navigating your tech features. That's why its massive 8" touchscreen display, steering wheel audio controls, Bluetooth activation, and voice recognition are there to keep everything as accessible as possible. Its handy backup camera will also simplify your SUV experience, wherever your journey takes you!

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The Verdict is In!

If you haven't realized it yet, we'd safely bet on Toyota SUVs for the best in all-around tech specifications. The RAV4 and 4Runner stand up against the competition every time, with advancements that go far beyond just under the hood!

Check out our outstanding lineup of Toyota SUVs today for the best in technological advancement. All of our Toyota vehicles come equipped with more smart technologies and connected services like Remote Connect and Safety Connect to simplify your Toyota SUV experience.

At Castlegar Toyota, we don’t just offer the latest in infotainment, we ensure the latest in safety as well. With the Toyota Safety Sense, prevent unfortunate collisions with technology that assist you with driving, parking, and backing up your vehicle within blind spots.

Have a chat with one of our savvy team members for more questions on how to get the most tech out of your Toyota SUV today!

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