When September rolls around, it's that time of year when 2022 models are about to hit dealerships en masse. Some have already done so, and others are on their way.
This is an interesting time of year for the bargain-hunting consumer, as 2021 models are still in stock and must be liquidated to make room for their replacements. As a result, they are offered at bargain prices or with advantageous conditions.
Let's take a look at some concrete examples by checking out three models available at our dealership. Manic Toyota is your dealership in Baie-Comeau, but also your Toyota garage of choice located in the heart of the Côte-Nord, near Pointe-Lebel and Godbout. Find your next new Toyota model or a used Toyota vehicle that best suits your needs.
THE 2021 TOYOTA PRIUS
The Toyota Prius returns unchanged for the next year. So whether you go for a 2021 or 2022 model, you'll get the same vehicle. However, by opting for a 2021, you'll save money on both the lease and the purchase.
With the Prius Prime, fuel economy is on point, averaging 4.7 L/100 km, depending on whether you choose the EV mode, 100% electric mode, or the ECO mode which optimizes fuel economy and air conditioning. The electric motor has a range of 40 km, perfect for daily commuting. In hybrid mode, the range rises to 835 km. In addition, the Toyota Prius is the most fuel-efficient conventional vehicle in its class.
The powertrain combines a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine with a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor to produce 120 horsepower. Handling is impressive: with the optional AWD-e, the car can handle the worst weather conditions. Compact and hybrid, the 2021 Prius is a fearless performer with a smooth ride and soundproofed interior.
THE 2021 TOYOTA COROLLA
And what about the best-selling car in history, whose sales just hit a historic milestone of 50 million units sold since the model's debut in 1966? Well, you'll hit a home run with a 2021 version. It's one of Canadian drivers' favourite vehicles.
Available in four- and five-door models, as well as with conventional and hybrid powertrains, it's one of the best values in the industry. With its advanced technologies and charming style, you'll be seduced by its spectacular design, both inside and out. On top of that, its reliability is legendary! With the Toyota Corolla, you're making a smart choice and getting exceptional value.
THE 2021 TOYOTA RAV4
Finally, consider the Toyota RAV4, the most popular vehicle in the family and the industry's best-selling model in North America, aside from the major U.S. automakers' pickup trucks. Well, even the RAV4 is better off in a 2021 configuration rather than a 2022 configuration.
There's a reason why the 2021 Car Guide named it the best compact SUV of 2021: it offers interesting features at a great price. With the 68 kilometres of fully autonomous freedom it promises, the RAV4 Prime makes it possible for you to drive without using a drop of gas on most days. Moreover, it's better equipped for off-roading, which can be very useful if you're used to exploring the outdoors with family and friends on weekends.
AN EXERCISE WORTH DOING
Some buyers always seek to take advantage of the newest models on the market. However, if it's not a priority, there's absolutely nothing to be lost by going with a previous year model that needs to be sold off anyway, especially when the new model year remains unchanged.
The case would be different, for example, with the Tundra pickup, as it is completely redesigned for 2022. Nonetheless, if the 2021 model meets your needs, there will be some great deals to be had, as the new version promises to be quite more expensive.
Obviously, the choice is yours, but don't hesitate to stop by Manic Toyota to evaluate all your options. And don't forget that no matter what year your Toyota model is, you're making the right choice! We are waiting for you o the Côte-Nord near Pointe-Lebel and Godbout.