Know Your Toyota

Toyota models come equipped with many exciting features that improve your overall vehicle experience. This informative video series will assist you in getting the most out of your Toyota.

Interior Comfort & Convenience

Manual Climate Control

Some Toyota vehicles have manually operated controls for the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning system, letting you choose the amount and source of airflow.

Automatic Climate Control

Set your preferences to adjust heating and cooling for occupant comfort, as well as defrosting and defogging, to aid vision for the driver.

Toyota SofTex Interior

SofTex is a high-quality synthetic leather seat material that is environment-friendly, highly durable, breathable and dirt-resistant.

Third-Row Seats

Some Toyota vehicles are equipped with third-row seats, which can be folded down and stowed to increase available cargo space.


Backup Camera

Access the available backup camera to supplement your vision and assist in reversing and parking maneuvers.

Capacitive Touch Switches

Operating much like the surface of a smartphone, Capacitive Touch Switches make climate control – and, in some models, Display Audio control – easy to operate.

Smart Key System

Lock, unlock, or operate your Toyota from your pocket with the Smart Key System.

Garage Homelink

Utilize the available integrated Homelink system that allows drivers to open and close Homelink enabled garage doors from inside the vehicle.

Siri Eyes Free

Drivers of select Toyota vehicles with compatible iPhones can access Apple’s Siri voice recognition system through the steering wheel controls and the in-vehicle microphone.

Display Audio, Handsfree & Bluetooth®

Pairing Your Cellphone

Pairing your Bluetooth® enabled mobile device is easy. Watch this video to get the step-by-step instructions on how to utilize this handy feature.

Making a Phone Call

Stay connected with your contacts by using Bluetooth® enabled hands-free phone connectivity.

Audio Sources

Access your music through multiple audio sources. Learn how to optimize your Toyota for the best listening experience.

Voice Recognition

Place or receive a phone call with available voice recognition. Command audio, navigation and even some climate controls with available advanced voice recognition.

Configuring Your Home Screen

Customize your display audio home screen to your liking and have your most oft-used features at your fingertips.


In a few simple steps, set the hour and minute on the clock in your Toyota.

Exterior Features


Select different speeds and modes on your windshield wipers and, in some models, the rear window.

Rain-sensing Windshield Wipers

Rain-sensing wipers, available on some Toyota vehicles, automatically activate when rain is detected on the windshield.

Memory Rear Liftgate

Preset the open position of the Memory Rear Liftgate to accommodate users of different heights and to handle low clearance situations.


Just push a button to tilt or slide the Power Moonroof and get a front row view of the moon or the stars.

Automatic Headlights

Automatic lighting ensures lights activate as it gets dark outside.

Transmission & Driving Technology

Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management

Some Toyota vehicles are equipped with VDIM, which coordinates control of all the systems that make the vehicle go, turn and stop.

Sequential Shift

Available paddle shifters or the gear shift lever inside of your Toyota, give you a sense of manual control inside a vehicle with automatic transmission.

Cruise Control

Set the Cruise Control system inside of your Toyota to maintain a set speed without operating the accelerator pedal.

Traction & Drivetrain

Hill Assist Control

This function prevents roll back on a hill when a driver accelerates from an incline while previously having the foot on the brakes.

Downhill Assist Control

Helps certain vehicles maintain stability while going downhill, typically on a steep slope.

Part-Time 4WD

This system allows a driver to select between 4-wheel and 2-wheel drive. Available on certain models.

Vehicle Stability Control

Use the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) function to help maintain control when turning on slippery surfaces.

Traction Control

The Traction Control (TRAC) feature limits wheel spin on slippery surfaces, when driving in a straight line.


Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Some Toyota vehicles are equipped with the added safety of a tire pressure monitoring system, helping you know when it’s time to stop and check the tires.

Blind Spot Monitor

Help improve awareness on the road with the Blind Spot Monitor function.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert

The Rear Cross Traffic Alert assists in alerting you of rear cross traffic and helps in avoiding collisions when backing up.

Parking Sensors

The parking assist system uses sensors mounted around the vehicle to detect obstacles close by and alerts the driver with an audible signal.

WIL and Active Headrests

Some new Toyota vehicles are equipped with systems designed to reduce whiplash injury from rear end collisions.

Pre-Collision System (PCS)**

Provides collision avoidance or collision mitigation support in speed ranges where frontal collisions are likely to occur.

Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS)***

Provides collision avoidance or collision mitigation support in speed ranges where frontal collisions are likely to occur. In certain conditions, the Pre-collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD) may also help to detect pedestrians and help prevent or mitigate a collision.

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

Using forward sensing radar technology, the system can automatically adjust vehicle speed to help maintain a preset following distance between you and the vehicle directly in front of you.

Lane Departure Alert (LDA)

Alerts you if you start to drift out of your lane when visible lane markings are detected.

Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)

Alerts you if you start to drift out of your lane when visible lane markings are detected. On some models with TSS-P, the Steering Assist function may also provide small corrective steering inputs.

Automatic High Beam (AHB)☨

Designed to detect oncoming and preceding vehicles’ lights and depending upon the circumstances, Automatic High Beam (AHB) can switch between high and low beams for you.

Hybrid Technology

Regenerative Braking

Hybrid Synergy Drive also includes a feature called regenerative braking which helps recharge the battery while assisting with braking.

Plug-In Hybrid

A plug-in hybrid uses the best of features of both electric vehicles and conventional hybrid vehicles. Learn more in this video.