Toyota Announces 2007 Prices For Nine Vehicles in Model Lineup

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<quote> Toyota Announces 2007 Prices For Nine Vehicles in Model Lineup
08/07/2006 Torrance, CA
August 4, 2006 - Torrance, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the 2007 model year Avalon, Camry, Prius, Yaris, RAV4, FJ Cruiser, Sequoia, Tacoma and Highlander.
Avalon, the flagship of the Toyota passenger car lineup, continues to set the standard for performance, luxury, and value in its class. Safety is enhanced on the Avalon with the addition of a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) as standard equipment for 2007. The base MSRP for the Avalon ranges from $26,875 for the XL grade to $34,065 for the Limited grade. The total Avalon average MSRP increases $100 or 0.3 percent.
Camry, the best-selling car in America four years running and for eight of the past nine years redefines global standards for comfort, performance and design. The base MSRP for the 2007 Camry sedan ranges from $18,270 for the CE grade with a four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission to $27,820 for the premium XLE grade with a V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission. Camry Hybrid pricing remains unchanged at a base MSRP of $25,900. Overall, the Camry sedan combined base MSRP increases by $250, or 1.2 percent. Full federal hybrid tax credit will be available for purchases completed through September 2006. The approved credit amount for Camry Hybrid is $2,600.
The price adjustment for the 2007 Camry will take effect with vehicles produced on, or after August 28 for U.S. built models. For Camry models sourced from Japan, the new pricing is effective with vessels arriving on, or after September 2.
The Prius Hybrid, the most fuel-efficient midsize car in America, gains driver and passenger front seat-mounted side airbags, plus front and rear side curtain airbags as standard equipment for 2007. The base MSRP for the Prius starts at $22,175, which is an increase of $450 or 2.1 percent. Full tax credit will be available for purchases completed through September 2006. The approved credit amount for Prius Hybrid is $3,150.
Also arriving in August is the new 2007 Prius Touring Edition. The Touring Edition adds several sporty exterior enhancements including 16-inch alloy wheels, a larger rear spoiler, High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps and foglamps. A tuned suspension as standard equipment will enhance vehicle handling without impacting its ride comfort. The Touring Edition will carry a MSRP of $23,070.
The 2007 Yaris Liftback and Sedan receive an average price increase of $100, or 0.8 percent. Yaris pricing is effective in early September. The Yaris Liftback with a five-speed manual transmission carries a base MSRP of $11,050 and $11,925 for the Sedan with five-speed manual transmission.
The RAV4 Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) adds interior and safety enhancements for 2007. All models receive driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags and two row side curtain airbags with roll-over sensor as standard equipment. Inside, the RAV4 is now available, as an option, with a JBL audio system with Bluetooth capability and steering wheel mounted controls. RAV4 2WD models carry a base MSRP that ranges from $20,850 for the base grade four-cylinder to $25,020 for the Limited V6. The base MSRP for the RAV4 4WD ranges from $22,250 for the base grade with a four-cylinder to $26,420 for the Limited V6. Total RAV4 average MSRP increases $550 or 2.4 percent.
The Sequoia full-size SUV gains several enhancements for 2007. The SR5 grade receives color-keyed grille while the Limited grade receives chrome rear view mirrors. All grades now receive standard driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags and two row side curtain airbag. For 2007, Sequoia is also available with an Appearance Package which includes seven passenger seating configuration, 16-inch sport alloy wheels, fog lamps, and skid plates.
The Sequoia 2WD carries a base MSRP that ranges from $33,160 for SR5 to $45,660 for Limited 4WD. Total Sequoia average MSRP increases $345 or 0.9 percent.
For 2007, the Highlander mid-size SUV will add safety enhancements and significant additional value. All Highlander gas models will receive driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags and front and second row side curtain airbags with roll-over sensor as standard equipment. In addition, the 2007, Highlander offers new and value oriented Extra Value Packages (EVPs). The base MSRP for conventional Highlander models range from $24,880 for the 2WD four-cylinder model to $32,210 for the 4WD Limited V6 model. Total Highlander average MSRP increase is $350 or 1.3 percent.
Highlander Hybrid will offer two-row models for both base and Limited grades for 2007. The base MSRP ranges from $32,490 for the 2WD base two-row model to $36,550 for the 4WD Limited three-row model. For 2007, highlander Hybrid also offers new and value oriented EVPs. Full federal hybrid tax credit will be available for purchases completed through September 2006. The approved credit amount for Highlander Hybrid is $2,600.
The Tacoma compact pickup truck is now available with a Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) off-switch and roll sensing side curtain airbag off-switch when VSC or CSA option is selected. The base MSRP for the Tacoma Regular Cab ranges from $14,080 for the 4x2 four-cylinder with a manual transmission to $18,025 for the 4x4 four-cylinder with a manual transmission. Tacoma Access Cab models carry a base MSRP of $17,520 for the 4x2 four-cylinder with manual transmission, while the 4x4 V6 with an automatic transmission carries a base MSRP of $23,790.
Tacoma Double Cab models carry a base MSRP of $22,340 for the PreRunner V6 with an automatic transmission to $25,915 for the 4x4 V6 long bed with an automatic transmission. Total average Tacoma (4x2 and 4x4) price increase $100, or 0.5 percent.
The FJ Cruiser, the most capable off road SUV in the Toyota line-up, receives an increase of $200 or 0.9 percent with a base MSRP of $21,910 for the 2WD automatic to $23,500 for the 4WD automatic. </quote>
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The Corolla only went up $100, Toyota is worried about the Koreans taking too much share from them
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snipped-for-privacy@fastmail.fm wrote:

Nothing yet on the Toyota USA pressroom on the Corolla itself. However there was this press release on the 2007 Corolla Matrix:
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/View?id=TYT2006080181731
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Imagine finally going to 16" wheels now that the competitors have been using 17" and 18" for several years, cool, and we thought Toyotas were overpriced compared to the competition before. LOL
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/View?id=TYT2006080759437
<quote> Toyota Announces 2007 Prices For Nine Vehicles in Model Lineup 08/07/2006 Torrance, CA
August 4, 2006 - Torrance, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the 2007 model year Avalon, Camry, Prius, Yaris, RAV4, FJ Cruiser, Sequoia, Tacoma and Highlander.
Avalon, the flagship of the Toyota passenger car lineup, continues to set the standard for performance, luxury, and value in its class. Safety is enhanced on the Avalon with the addition of a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) as standard equipment for 2007. The base MSRP for the Avalon ranges from $26,875 for the XL grade to $34,065 for the Limited grade. The total Avalon average MSRP increases $100 or 0.3 percent.
Camry, the best-selling car in America four years running and for eight of the past nine years redefines global standards for comfort, performance and design. The base MSRP for the 2007 Camry sedan ranges from $18,270 for the CE grade with a four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission to $27,820 for the premium XLE grade with a V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission. Camry Hybrid pricing remains unchanged at a base MSRP of $25,900. Overall, the Camry sedan combined base MSRP increases by $250, or 1.2 percent. Full federal hybrid tax credit will be available for purchases completed through September 2006. The approved credit amount for Camry Hybrid is $2,600.
The price adjustment for the 2007 Camry will take effect with vehicles produced on, or after August 28 for U.S. built models. For Camry models sourced from Japan, the new pricing is effective with vessels arriving on, or after September 2.
The Prius Hybrid, the most fuel-efficient midsize car in America, gains driver and passenger front seat-mounted side airbags, plus front and rear side curtain airbags as standard equipment for 2007. The base MSRP for the Prius starts at $22,175, which is an increase of $450 or 2.1 percent. Full tax credit will be available for purchases completed through September 2006. The approved credit amount for Prius Hybrid is $3,150.
Also arriving in August is the new 2007 Prius Touring Edition. The Touring Edition adds several sporty exterior enhancements including 16-inch alloy wheels, a larger rear spoiler, High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps and foglamps. A tuned suspension as standard equipment will enhance vehicle handling without impacting its ride comfort. The Touring Edition will carry a MSRP of $23,070.
The 2007 Yaris Liftback and Sedan receive an average price increase of $100, or 0.8 percent. Yaris pricing is effective in early September. The Yaris Liftback with a five-speed manual transmission carries a base MSRP of $11,050 and $11,925 for the Sedan with five-speed manual transmission.
The RAV4 Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) adds interior and safety enhancements for 2007. All models receive driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags and two row side curtain airbags with roll-over sensor as standard equipment. Inside, the RAV4 is now available, as an option, with a JBL audio system with Bluetooth capability and steering wheel mounted controls. RAV4 2WD models carry a base MSRP that ranges from $20,850 for the base grade four-cylinder to $25,020 for the Limited V6. The base MSRP for the RAV4 4WD ranges from $22,250 for the base grade with a four-cylinder to $26,420 for the Limited V6. Total RAV4 average MSRP increases $550 or 2.4 percent.
The Sequoia full-size SUV gains several enhancements for 2007. The SR5 grade receives color-keyed grille while the Limited grade receives chrome rear view mirrors. All grades now receive standard driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags and two row side curtain airbag. For 2007, Sequoia is also available with an Appearance Package which includes seven passenger seating configuration, 16-inch sport alloy wheels, fog lamps, and skid plates.
The Sequoia 2WD carries a base MSRP that ranges from $33,160 for SR5 to $45,660 for Limited 4WD. Total Sequoia average MSRP increases $345 or 0.9 percent.
For 2007, the Highlander mid-size SUV will add safety enhancements and significant additional value. All Highlander gas models will receive driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags and front and second row side curtain airbags with roll-over sensor as standard equipment. In addition, the 2007, Highlander offers new and value oriented Extra Value Packages (EVPs). The base MSRP for conventional Highlander models range from $24,880 for the 2WD four-cylinder model to $32,210 for the 4WD Limited V6 model. Total Highlander average MSRP increase is $350 or 1.3 percent.
Highlander Hybrid will offer two-row models for both base and Limited grades for 2007. The base MSRP ranges from $32,490 for the 2WD base two-row model to $36,550 for the 4WD Limited three-row model. For 2007, highlander Hybrid also offers new and value oriented EVPs. Full federal hybrid tax credit will be available for purchases completed through September 2006. The approved credit amount for Highlander Hybrid is $2,600.
The Tacoma compact pickup truck is now available with a Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) off-switch and roll sensing side curtain airbag off-switch when VSC or CSA option is selected. The base MSRP for the Tacoma Regular Cab ranges from $14,080 for the 4x2 four-cylinder with a manual transmission to $18,025 for the 4x4 four-cylinder with a manual transmission. Tacoma Access Cab models carry a base MSRP of $17,520 for the 4x2 four-cylinder with manual transmission, while the 4x4 V6 with an automatic transmission carries a base MSRP of $23,790.
Tacoma Double Cab models carry a base MSRP of $22,340 for the PreRunner V6 with an automatic transmission to $25,915 for the 4x4 V6 long bed with an automatic transmission. Total average Tacoma (4x2 and 4x4) price increase $100, or 0.5 percent.
The FJ Cruiser, the most capable off road SUV in the Toyota line-up, receives an increase of $200 or 0.9 percent with a base MSRP of $21,910 for the 2WD automatic to $23,500 for the 4WD automatic. </quote>
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What competitors to the Prius have 17" and 18" wheels?
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wrote:

My work truck, an F350 Super Duty, has 18 inch wheels, but I doubt it is a competitor for the Prius <8^P
I am not in love with the large wheels. The inevitable costs in weight and in control when they hit bumps are only overcome by the increase in precious ground clearance when I take it on the rocky roads. Otherwise, I liked the 16 and even 17 inch wheels better. On a passenger car 15 is really as large as I want to go.
Remember the famous Austin Cooper Mini with ten inch wheels? Phenomenal handling!
Mike
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Michael Pardee wrote:

Me either.
I don't get why a tire that's say 28" tall is more expensive if it's got an 18" center hole than a 15" hole. <G> On my Tacoma, I opted for the 16" over the 17" wheel for better off-road airing down and longevity over on-road hazards.
While we're on the subject, what possible use do ultra low aspect ratio tires have on a 4WD truck?
I totally understand low profile tires on a lowered, 2WD, "street" hot rod truck. Why have 4WD, with it's higher CG, extra weight, etc... with those tires?
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The NHW20 Prius since its introduction for the 2004 model year has had 16" alloy wheels standard, outside of North America. (North American models had 15" alloy wheels.) With the sportier suspension, it sounds much closer to the UK/EU Prius than before (but would need to add the 4 wheel disc brakes and would have to lose the bladder tank and CHHS (thermos) (and maybe also the rear camera or cruise control) to match the EU version...)
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I agree up to here.

The bladder and CHHS are required for low emissions and have no appreciable performance impacts. The rear view camera is a safety feature. Again, it does not impact performance.
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Bob Wilson wrote:

I was just pointing out some of the differences between the US and EU Prius. Another item: the US Prius would have to lose the 12v cigarette lighter outlet on the dash, to be an EU Prius...
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However, I guess the CHHS really DOES have an impact on fuel consumption, especially on daily smal trips?
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Yes as does vapor recovery that dumps the fumes into the intake manifold.
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I was hoping for a 4 cyl Hybrid Highlander
Chris
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/View?id=TYT2006080759437
<quote> Toyota Announces 2007 Prices For Nine Vehicles in Model Lineup 08/07/2006 Torrance, CA
August 4, 2006 - Torrance, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the 2007 model year Avalon, Camry, Prius, Yaris, RAV4, FJ Cruiser, Sequoia, Tacoma and Highlander.
Avalon, the flagship of the Toyota passenger car lineup, continues to set the standard for performance, luxury, and value in its class. Safety is enhanced on the Avalon with the addition of a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) as standard equipment for 2007. The base MSRP for the Avalon ranges from $26,875 for the XL grade to $34,065 for the Limited grade. The total Avalon average MSRP increases $100 or 0.3 percent.
Camry, the best-selling car in America four years running and for eight of the past nine years redefines global standards for comfort, performance and design. The base MSRP for the 2007 Camry sedan ranges from $18,270 for the CE grade with a four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission to $27,820 for the premium XLE grade with a V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission. Camry Hybrid pricing remains unchanged at a base MSRP of $25,900. Overall, the Camry sedan combined base MSRP increases by $250, or 1.2 percent. Full federal hybrid tax credit will be available for purchases completed through September 2006. The approved credit amount for Camry Hybrid is $2,600.
The price adjustment for the 2007 Camry will take effect with vehicles produced on, or after August 28 for U.S. built models. For Camry models sourced from Japan, the new pricing is effective with vessels arriving on, or after September 2.
The Prius Hybrid, the most fuel-efficient midsize car in America, gains driver and passenger front seat-mounted side airbags, plus front and rear side curtain airbags as standard equipment for 2007. The base MSRP for the Prius starts at $22,175, which is an increase of $450 or 2.1 percent. Full tax credit will be available for purchases completed through September 2006. The approved credit amount for Prius Hybrid is $3,150.
Also arriving in August is the new 2007 Prius Touring Edition. The Touring Edition adds several sporty exterior enhancements including 16-inch alloy wheels, a larger rear spoiler, High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps and foglamps. A tuned suspension as standard equipment will enhance vehicle handling without impacting its ride comfort. The Touring Edition will carry a MSRP of $23,070.
The 2007 Yaris Liftback and Sedan receive an average price increase of $100, or 0.8 percent. Yaris pricing is effective in early September. The Yaris Liftback with a five-speed manual transmission carries a base MSRP of $11,050 and $11,925 for the Sedan with five-speed manual transmission.
The RAV4 Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) adds interior and safety enhancements for 2007. All models receive driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags and two row side curtain airbags with roll-over sensor as standard equipment. Inside, the RAV4 is now available, as an option, with a JBL audio system with Bluetooth capability and steering wheel mounted controls. RAV4 2WD models carry a base MSRP that ranges from $20,850 for the base grade four-cylinder to $25,020 for the Limited V6. The base MSRP for the RAV4 4WD ranges from $22,250 for the base grade with a four-cylinder to $26,420 for the Limited V6. Total RAV4 average MSRP increases $550 or 2.4 percent.
The Sequoia full-size SUV gains several enhancements for 2007. The SR5 grade receives color-keyed grille while the Limited grade receives chrome rear view mirrors. All grades now receive standard driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags and two row side curtain airbag. For 2007, Sequoia is also available with an Appearance Package which includes seven passenger seating configuration, 16-inch sport alloy wheels, fog lamps, and skid plates.
The Sequoia 2WD carries a base MSRP that ranges from $33,160 for SR5 to $45,660 for Limited 4WD. Total Sequoia average MSRP increases $345 or 0.9 percent.
For 2007, the Highlander mid-size SUV will add safety enhancements and significant additional value. All Highlander gas models will receive driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags and front and second row side curtain airbags with roll-over sensor as standard equipment. In addition, the 2007, Highlander offers new and value oriented Extra Value Packages (EVPs). The base MSRP for conventional Highlander models range from $24,880 for the 2WD four-cylinder model to $32,210 for the 4WD Limited V6 model. Total Highlander average MSRP increase is $350 or 1.3 percent.
Highlander Hybrid will offer two-row models for both base and Limited grades for 2007. The base MSRP ranges from $32,490 for the 2WD base two-row model to $36,550 for the 4WD Limited three-row model. For 2007, highlander Hybrid also offers new and value oriented EVPs. Full federal hybrid tax credit will be available for purchases completed through September 2006. The approved credit amount for Highlander Hybrid is $2,600.
The Tacoma compact pickup truck is now available with a Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) off-switch and roll sensing side curtain airbag off-switch when VSC or CSA option is selected. The base MSRP for the Tacoma Regular Cab ranges from $14,080 for the 4x2 four-cylinder with a manual transmission to $18,025 for the 4x4 four-cylinder with a manual transmission. Tacoma Access Cab models carry a base MSRP of $17,520 for the 4x2 four-cylinder with manual transmission, while the 4x4 V6 with an automatic transmission carries a base MSRP of $23,790.
Tacoma Double Cab models carry a base MSRP of $22,340 for the PreRunner V6 with an automatic transmission to $25,915 for the 4x4 V6 long bed with an automatic transmission. Total average Tacoma (4x2 and 4x4) price increase $100, or 0.5 percent.
The FJ Cruiser, the most capable off road SUV in the Toyota line-up, receives an increase of $200 or 0.9 percent with a base MSRP of $21,910 for the 2WD automatic to $23,500 for the 4WD automatic. </quote>
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What about the new BIGGER, BADDER TUNDRA?!?!
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/View?id=TYT2006080759437
<quote> Toyota Announces 2007 Prices For Nine Vehicles in Model Lineup 08/07/2006 Torrance, CA
August 4, 2006 - Torrance, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the 2007 model year Avalon, Camry, Prius, Yaris, RAV4, FJ Cruiser, Sequoia, Tacoma and Highlander.
Avalon, the flagship of the Toyota passenger car lineup, continues to set the standard for performance, luxury, and value in its class. Safety is enhanced on the Avalon with the addition of a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) as standard equipment for 2007. The base MSRP for the Avalon ranges from $26,875 for the XL grade to $34,065 for the Limited grade. The total Avalon average MSRP increases $100 or 0.3 percent.
Camry, the best-selling car in America four years running and for eight of the past nine years redefines global standards for comfort, performance and design. The base MSRP for the 2007 Camry sedan ranges from $18,270 for the CE grade with a four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission to $27,820 for the premium XLE grade with a V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission. Camry Hybrid pricing remains unchanged at a base MSRP of $25,900. Overall, the Camry sedan combined base MSRP increases by $250, or 1.2 percent. Full federal hybrid tax credit will be available for purchases completed through September 2006. The approved credit amount for Camry Hybrid is $2,600.
The price adjustment for the 2007 Camry will take effect with vehicles produced on, or after August 28 for U.S. built models. For Camry models sourced from Japan, the new pricing is effective with vessels arriving on, or after September 2.
The Prius Hybrid, the most fuel-efficient midsize car in America, gains driver and passenger front seat-mounted side airbags, plus front and rear side curtain airbags as standard equipment for 2007. The base MSRP for the Prius starts at $22,175, which is an increase of $450 or 2.1 percent. Full tax credit will be available for purchases completed through September 2006. The approved credit amount for Prius Hybrid is $3,150.
Also arriving in August is the new 2007 Prius Touring Edition. The Touring Edition adds several sporty exterior enhancements including 16-inch alloy wheels, a larger rear spoiler, High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps and foglamps. A tuned suspension as standard equipment will enhance vehicle handling without impacting its ride comfort. The Touring Edition will carry a MSRP of $23,070.
The 2007 Yaris Liftback and Sedan receive an average price increase of $100, or 0.8 percent. Yaris pricing is effective in early September. The Yaris Liftback with a five-speed manual transmission carries a base MSRP of $11,050 and $11,925 for the Sedan with five-speed manual transmission.
The RAV4 Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) adds interior and safety enhancements for 2007. All models receive driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags and two row side curtain airbags with roll-over sensor as standard equipment. Inside, the RAV4 is now available, as an option, with a JBL audio system with Bluetooth capability and steering wheel mounted controls. RAV4 2WD models carry a base MSRP that ranges from $20,850 for the base grade four-cylinder to $25,020 for the Limited V6. The base MSRP for the RAV4 4WD ranges from $22,250 for the base grade with a four-cylinder to $26,420 for the Limited V6. Total RAV4 average MSRP increases $550 or 2.4 percent.
The Sequoia full-size SUV gains several enhancements for 2007. The SR5 grade receives color-keyed grille while the Limited grade receives chrome rear view mirrors. All grades now receive standard driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags and two row side curtain airbag. For 2007, Sequoia is also available with an Appearance Package which includes seven passenger seating configuration, 16-inch sport alloy wheels, fog lamps, and skid plates.
The Sequoia 2WD carries a base MSRP that ranges from $33,160 for SR5 to $45,660 for Limited 4WD. Total Sequoia average MSRP increases $345 or 0.9 percent.
For 2007, the Highlander mid-size SUV will add safety enhancements and significant additional value. All Highlander gas models will receive driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags and front and second row side curtain airbags with roll-over sensor as standard equipment. In addition, the 2007, Highlander offers new and value oriented Extra Value Packages (EVPs). The base MSRP for conventional Highlander models range from $24,880 for the 2WD four-cylinder model to $32,210 for the 4WD Limited V6 model. Total Highlander average MSRP increase is $350 or 1.3 percent.
Highlander Hybrid will offer two-row models for both base and Limited grades for 2007. The base MSRP ranges from $32,490 for the 2WD base two-row model to $36,550 for the 4WD Limited three-row model. For 2007, highlander Hybrid also offers new and value oriented EVPs. Full federal hybrid tax credit will be available for purchases completed through September 2006. The approved credit amount for Highlander Hybrid is $2,600.
The Tacoma compact pickup truck is now available with a Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) off-switch and roll sensing side curtain airbag off-switch when VSC or CSA option is selected. The base MSRP for the Tacoma Regular Cab ranges from $14,080 for the 4x2 four-cylinder with a manual transmission to $18,025 for the 4x4 four-cylinder with a manual transmission. Tacoma Access Cab models carry a base MSRP of $17,520 for the 4x2 four-cylinder with manual transmission, while the 4x4 V6 with an automatic transmission carries a base MSRP of $23,790.
Tacoma Double Cab models carry a base MSRP of $22,340 for the PreRunner V6 with an automatic transmission to $25,915 for the 4x4 V6 long bed with an automatic transmission. Total average Tacoma (4x2 and 4x4) price increase $100, or 0.5 percent.
The FJ Cruiser, the most capable off road SUV in the Toyota line-up, receives an increase of $200 or 0.9 percent with a base MSRP of $21,910 for the 2WD automatic to $23,500 for the 4WD automatic. </quote>
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snipped-for-privacy@kluge.net wrote:

What is the tax credit?
(Don't these cars bring $2500-$3000 *over* MSRP? A tax credit could cushion the blow.)
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

Only if you're willing to pay a dealer the "Availability Surcharge" or "Market Adjustment Surcharge" or "we're a greedy dealership Surcharge" of over MSRP for a hybrid available today. Most people ignore these overpriced dealerships and go to where the Prius (or other hybrid) is sold at MSRP. There are even a few dealerships that are selling for less than MSRP. The only thing is that you may have to wait for your car.
As part of the big Energy Bill of 2005, Alternative Fuel and Hybrid vehicles were given a tax credit. The amount of the credit depends on a couple of formulas based on the fuel efficiency of the vehicle, the number of vehicles sold in the US since Jan. 1, 2006, and another criteria I forget at the moment, but the max credit possible is $3500. The Prius has qualified for the highest amount so far, at $3150.
However, there is a sunset provision for the tax credits. After the manufacturer (in this case Toyota/Lexus/Scion) has produced 60,000 hybrids, the credit amount will reduce to 50% of the full credit the quarter after this milestone is reached. So, the full credit for Toyota/Lexus/Scion hybrids will be dropping by 50% on Oct. 1. 2006, as the magical number was hit during 2006Q2. Then each 2 calendar quarters after that, it drops another 25% of full credit, until it is gone 1 year later.
More information can be found at: http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id 7557,00.html http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id 7632,00.html
and more specifically: http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id 6048,00.html http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id 6381,00.html http://www.toyota.com/prius/tax.html http://www.toyota.com/camry/tax.html http://www.toyota.com/highlander/tax.html http://www.lexus.com/models/popup_taxCredit.html
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Thanks for the info!
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I paid MSRP. I don't know anyone who paid more.
"A fool and his money are soon parted." - Author unknown to me
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Drive and price a Corolla THEN decide if you want to spend all of that money on a Prius. The money you save will buy ALL of your fuel for the Corolla for six years. You might even drive and price a 4cy Camry, if you can put up with its lack of power, and still save enough to buy all of its gas for three years. ;)
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