Few things in life are as freeing (and heart-racing) as traversing treacherous trails with your pals. If you are itching for an affordable used vehicle with great off-road capabilities, you can find these three great options at Chip Wynn Motors in Paducah, Kentucky.
Jeep Wrangler: When you think of an off-road vehicle, you’re probably thinking about Jeep and, more specifically, the Wrangler — and with good reason. The Wrangler is basically synonymous with off-roading because of its Trail Rated capabilities that include water fording, ground clearance, articulation, traction, and maneuverability.
Toyota Tacoma: If you want a vehicle that can not only bring it on the trails but also serve as a trusted tool on the jobsite, the Toyota Tacoma is the way to go. The Tacoma’s TRD Pro trim augments the already-powerful Toyota truck with handy off-road features ready for your next adventure. Best yet, the Tacoma has plenty of towing capacity and cargo space in its sizeable bed for you to unlock even more utility.
Subaru Outback: For those of us that want to indulge with a fun weekend trip to the trails every once in a while but don’t think making off-roading their entire personality is necessary, the Outback makes a great choice. The nimble Subaru is equally adept on the commute and off-road, but doesn’t require the same level of commitment as some more intense off-roaders do.
Aggressive driving is an all too common behavior behind the wheel, but it is also very dangerous, as it can easily lead to accidents on the road. In fact, according to the AAA Foundation, more than half of crashes from 2003 to 2007 involved an aggressive driver.
So how can you avoid aggressive driving? Remain calm behind the wheel. Try not to let other drivers’ actions upset you. Focus on your breathing, play music that relaxes you, and remember that actions like speeding maybe shave seconds off your arrival time, but not much more.
Aggressive driving usually rears its ugly head in the form of tailgating drivers ahead of you, cutting off drivers during quick lane changes, weaving in and out of highway traffic, and failing to use signals. Aggressive driving turns to road rage when you use hand gestures to signal your dislike of another driver’s actions or when you attempt to speed past drivers, brake check them, or run them off the road in anger.
To ensure that you don’t become an aggressive driver, always remember to use turn signals, give space for others to merge, keep a safe following distance from traffic ahead of you, and obey traffic laws, especially speed limits. If you witness aggressive driving from other drivers or feel threatened due to someone’s road rage, call 911.
The Toyota Sienna is always out to impress, and the 2016 model year is no different, which was recently proven again when the 2016 Toyota Sienna was named a Top 10 Family Car by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com.
The Toyota Sienna impresses first with its class-exclusive all-wheel drive. It’s the only minivan out there with the all-wheel drive stability you want and the space you need. Edmunds.com agrees, because the Sienna didn’t land on the Top 10 Family Car list without a good reason.
To earn a spot on the family car list, a car needs to rank high in many categories, like quality of ride, safety, comfort, efficiency, kid-friendly features, and more. Even physical attributes like unique styling and appearance make a difference.
“The endlessly roomy Sienna stands above its competitors for two reasons: It’s the only one with all-wheel drive, and the especially user-friendly controls help you stay focused on the road,” wrote Parents Magazine when explaining why the Sienna got the honor.
And they’re right. The 2016 Toyota Sienna is a great family ride. For trips, it’s a great vehicle because it offers up to 150 cubic feet of space. And with the Dual-View Entertainment Center, your kids will never get bored on trips.
Waste and energy are two of the major problems we face in the world today. So why not strike two birds with one stone? That’s the question Toyota is asking and that it will put to the test at its manufacturing plant in Georgetown, Kentucky.
The automaker plans to turn trash into electricity by burning methane from the Central Kentucky Landfill in Georgetown. It installed a generator at the dump that burns the methane and sends electric power to the manufacturing plant via a six-mile transmission line.
When it goes online, Toyota says the system will be able to produce one megawatt of electricity per hour, but that it can be upgraded to output 10 megawatts per hour. This is just one part of the automaker’s goal to reduce the average emissions of its cars by 90% by 2050 compared to 2010.
“The landfill gas generator represents the kind of thinking that our company is asking us to do to reduce our carbon footprint over the next 35 years,” said Kevin Butt, Toyota’s general manager for environment strategies.
So if you want to support a brighter, greener future, come support Toyota at Chip Wynn Motors!