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Woman interacts with infotainment screen inside a 2020 Toyota 4Runner

What does the inside of the 2020 Toyota 4Runner look like?

2020 Toyota 4Runner Interior Photo Gallery

The 2020 Toyota 4Runner is remarkable vehicle with a distinctive appearance. You’ve likely seen them driving down the street, in the parking lot at work, or in the neighbor’s driveway. We get it; you probably spent at least a couple hours examining every exterior detail, whether close-up under the cover of darkness or from a distance with a high-powered telescope. It’s just impossible to resist.

Anyone can get a look at the outside. But what’s harder to get a look at is the inside. That’s why we’ve compiled this photo gallery for you. Read on, and enjoy filling your mind with the knowledge of what exactly the interior of the 2020 Toyota 4Runner looks like.  Continue reading

A cute pink piggy bank sits perched on the dashboard, symbolizing the financial side of vehicle ownership

Where can I calculate savings and payments on a new Toyota in Salisbury, MD?

The ways in which purchasing a new car will affect your finances is a major factor when shopping for a vehicle. The payments, after all, are likely going to be with you for a long time. As a result, it’s good to have an idea of what they’re going to be as far in advance as possible.

Unfortunately, payment amounts generally don’t come up until one is rather deep into the car-buying process. Is there anywhere one can calculate likely payments beforehand, as well as other prospective financial figures? Continue reading

A robotic stork delivers a red vehicle in a sack to a happy schoolboy outside his home. Text to the right reads, "SPECIAL DELIVERY of your new car! Wishing you a happy time with your vehicle."

What car dealerships offer home delivery in Salisbury, MD?

Pohanka Toyota Vehicle Delivery Serving the Delmarva Peninsula

At the time of the writing, car dealerships have been designated as necessary services for society by the state of Maryland during the current coronavirus pandemic. Of course, this is subject to change, as is everything at this uncertain historical juncture. But for now, we are doing all we can here at Pohanka Toyota to offer a clean, sanitary dealership and provide a safe, healthy environment for both customers and staff.

Even with such intensive cleaning measures and CDC guidelines, however, the safest option (for both oneself and others) remains staying at one’s home. Individuals are finding new ways of doing all sorts of old tasks, from grocery deliveries to remote hangouts with friends. Is this possible for obtaining a vehicle? Do any car dealerships offer delivery straight to the customer’s home in Salisbury, MD? Continue reading

Pohanka Toyota of Salisbury Proudly Serving Delaware & Sussex County 

Pohanka Toyota of Salisbury is a premier Toyota dealer who serves many areas within Maryland and Delaware. With their large selection of new and pre-owned vehicles, Pohanka Toyota is fully equipped to aid those on the Eastern Shore find the car, truck or SUV of their dreams. 

Pohanka Toyota’s award-winning service & parts department, online inventory, and outstanding financing options make them the preferred dealer for all your Toyota needs. 

Though located in Salisbury, Maryland Pohanka Toyota proudly serves many areas within the state of Delaware and Sussex County including but not limited to Selbyville, Laurel, Millsboro, Seaford, Dagsboro, Delmar, Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach, and Fenwick Island.

Pohanka Toyota is even willing to deliver your dream car to your home or place of work and urges Delaware customers to remember that taxes are determined by where you live and not where you buy.

Ready to set up a test drive? Visit our Pohanka Toyota of Salisbury dealership today!

A man dressed in business casual attire shrugs as black fluid pours from a gas nozzle onto the floor and his pants.

What is an FFV?

FAQs About FFVs

Of the many monikers given to modern cars, one abbreviation you may find is “FFV.” Though not as common, or heavily advertised, as they were in the past, FFVs can still be found on used lots. They may come up in the occasional climate discussion. What exactly is an FFV?

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When referring to a car, the letters FFV stand for “Flexible-Fuel Vehicle.” Other monikers for FFVs are “Flex-Fuel Vehicle,” or “Dual-Fuel Vehicle.” Flex-Fuel Vehicles are designed to run on both gasoline and gasoline-ethanol blends of up to 85% ethanol. You’ve probably seen “E85” designated fuel around; FFVs are the vehicles that fuel is made for.

What fuel is used in an FFV?

FFVs can be filled with either regular gas or E85 fuel; both work fine. An FFV does not experience any performance loss when operating on E85. In fact, some FFVs experience increased horsepower and/or torque with the blend. However, fuel-economy unavoidably drops when using E85, as this mixture has typically 15% to 27% less energy-per-gallon than typical gas.

Any other questions? Don’t hesitate to ask. 

How many vehicles are FFVs?

More than one hundred models of FFVs are available these days; they’ve been produced since the 1990s. It can be hard to tell an FFV by looking at it, as they generally look no different from gasoline-only models.

How can I tell if my vehicle is an FFV?

Typical signs used to designate an FFV include a yellow gas cap or yellow fuel-filler ring. The practice of including this began in 2008 for most automakers.

There may also be a label on the fuel door that indicates E85 fuel can be used. Some FFVs have a badge on the vehicle body that says something related to FFV, E85, or Flex-Fuel. A final option would be to check your Owner’s Manual. If you don’t have a physical Owner’s Manual, it can likely be found online through a Google search.

 

Interior front cabin of a 2020 Toyota Corolla, with Apple CarPlay on the infotainment screen.

Does the 2020 Toyota Corolla have a CD player?

CD Player/Infotainment in the 2020 Toyota Corolla

We know, we know; you’ve spent years building an extensive CD collection, and you enjoy listening to them in your automobile. You’re even probably in the habit of getting books on CD and listening to them on long drives. It’s just so straightforward. It’s what you’re used to. You want it to continue in your next car.

But those pesky automakers keep getting in the way. They’re trying to push all this new audio tech on buyers, but that requires subscriptions, and smartphones, and figuring out yet another new thing. Can the 2020 Toyota Corolla please just have a CD player?


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No, the 2020 Toyota Corolla does not come with a CD player. 2020 is the first year that Toyota is blessing this model with standard Apple CarPlay compatibility, and they’re celebrating by “yeeting” (as the young folks would say) the CD player.

What can I do if I want a CD player in my 2020 Toyota Corolla?

Corolla fans who remain big compact-disc-aficionados have a few options: they can opt for a Toyota Corolla from a past model year that still retained a CD player (which was in there all the way up to at least 2018), but that means they miss out on all the latest touches and additions that were thrown in for this fully redesigned latest model.

They could simply get a 2020 Corolla, which would include all the latest amenities, but would force them to evolve to the newer systems of imbibing music. Finally, they could go for a different model entirely, searching out a new car that does indeed possess a CD player. Oh, and an aftermarket CD player for the 2020 Corolla may be an option as well.

What’s new on the 2020 Toyota Corolla?

The Corolla sedan is fully redesigned for 2020. It has been applauded for its excellent predicted reliability rating, tasty fuel economy, and plethora of active safety features.

What are the infotainment features of the 2020 Toyota Corolla?

Standard infotainment on the 2020 Toyota Corolla includes a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, a USB port, Apple CarPlay, voice recognition, and a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.

Going above the base level, buyers will get an 8-inch touchscreen paired with upgraded Entune app functionality. Optional additions include HD Radio, satellite radio, a 7-inch digital driver information display, navigation, wireless device charging, and a JBL premium stereo with nine speakers.

A woman ponders why all cars are not four-wheel drive.

Why aren’t all cars all-wheel drive?

A lot of people have the notion in their heads that all-wheel drive is always, automatically, superior to 2-wheel drive. If every wheel on a car can be powered, why not have it be so? Why aren’t all vehicles all-wheel drive these days?

Negatives of All-Wheel Drive

All-wheel drive actually has some downsides that don’t get talked about as much as the heavily-advertised positives. While it’s true that AWD offers better traction than 2-wheel systems on slippery surfaces and rough roads, it also demands higher fuel consumption, a significantly more complicated drivetrain, heavier vehicle weight, and a greater cost.


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Why does all-wheel drive cause worse gas mileage?

On an all-wheel drive vehicle, every wheel is now screaming to be fed by the precious milk of the fuel system. With four wheel-mouths to feed instead of two, fuel gets gobbled down at a faster rate. The more complicated drivetrain also takes more effort to power and increases the vehicle weight. All of this together causes a dip in fuel-economy.

Why does it matter that all-wheel drive needs a more complicated system?

Sure, a two-wheel drive vehicle is obviously simpler, but why is this a good thing? Well, one reason is the gas mileage mentioned above; it takes more effort to power a complex drivetrain, and it also weighs down the whole vehicle.

There are also more moving parts, so more can go wrong and it’s harder to fix. This is especially a factor to consider if you’re buying a used vehicle. One with all-wheel drive might end up racking higher repair bills.

Why are all-wheel drive vehicles more expensive?

This is a pretty straight-forward downside. Putting in the AWD system, along with everything that goes into the additional parts and technology involved, costs money. That cost is then passed onto the consumer who buys the vehicle.

In conclusion, we don’t recommend getting four-wheel/all-wheel drive just for the fun of it. This is a great system if you actually need it, but don’t fall into the trap of thinking that it’s always better in every situation. Even for winter driving, snow tires have been found to be far more helpful than AWD.