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Toyotas Website, Industry Worst? #5348939 02/13/20 11:42 AM
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Even some of the cheaper auto brands have better websites than Toyota. Im trying to compare trims and see if I really need the "Limited" trim and Im having a difficult time comparing them.
Then when you want to build the car and it comes to the option menu, its difficult to see every item which comes in each package.
Maybe im just a technology challenged old man?

Re: Toyotas Website, Industry Worst? [Re: ad244] #5348946 02/13/20 11:48 AM
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IMO automakers as a whole have always had the worst websites in existence.


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Re: Toyotas Website, Industry Worst? [Re: ad244] #5348950 02/13/20 11:51 AM
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I am sure that has nothing to do with the fact they want you on the lot rather than on their website. Lol.


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Re: Toyotas Website, Industry Worst? [Re: ad244] #5348959 02/13/20 12:09 PM
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The trend in websites is using Wordpress VIP, Drupal or Adobe Experience Manager as your CMS(Content Management System) to allow a website to be easily updated by people who aren't front-end developers or UI/UX people. However, some places still use their own systems.

Re: Toyotas Website, Industry Worst? [Re: nthach] #5348962 02/13/20 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by nthach
The trend in websites is using Wordpress VIP, Drupal or Adobe Experience Manager as your CMS(Content Management System) to allow a website to be easily updated by people who aren't front-end developers or UI/UX people. However, some places still use their own systems.


Makes sense

Re: Toyotas Website, Industry Worst? [Re: ad244] #5349009 02/13/20 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by ad244
Even some of the cheaper auto brands have better websites than Toyota. Im trying to compare trims and see if I really need the "Limited" trim and Im having a difficult time comparing them.
Then when you want to build the car and it comes to the option menu, its difficult to see every item which comes in each package.
Maybe im just a technology challenged old man?


Ford's is worse in many aspects.

But that said, I'm looking at the site and the comparator section looks pretty good for an auto company website.

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Seems pretty comprehensive and easy to understand. Sad to say, I think it's more a 'you' problem than a website problem.

While not the easiest to get here, it's not that hard. Hit Build on the model page, enter your zip, and this page comes up. You can view details of each trim level with the red "View Details" link below each trim level pic, and right next to it is the "Compare Models" link. Not especially difficult. See below picture where I have added appropriate visual aids.

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Re: Toyotas Website, Industry Worst? [Re: ad244] #5349011 02/13/20 01:13 PM
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The Toyota webpage could be a lot better. Not an old man problem.


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Re: Toyotas Website, Industry Worst? [Re: Spktyr] #5349045 02/13/20 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Spktyr
Originally Posted by ad244
Even some of the cheaper auto brands have better websites than Toyota. Im trying to compare trims and see if I really need the "Limited" trim and Im having a difficult time comparing them.
Then when you want to build the car and it comes to the option menu, its difficult to see every item which comes in each package.
Maybe im just a technology challenged old man?


Ford's is worse in many aspects.

But that said, I'm looking at the site and the comparator section looks pretty good for an auto company website.

[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]


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Seems pretty comprehensive and easy to understand. Sad to say, I think it's more a 'you' problem than a website problem.

While not the easiest to get here, it's not that hard. Hit Build on the model page, enter your zip, and this page comes up. You can view details of each trim level with the red "View Details" link below each trim level pic, and right next to it is the "Compare Models" link. Not especially difficult. See below picture where I have added appropriate visual aids.

[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]


Thanks for all the arrows.

So this for example:

[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]

Both the special edition and SR5 come with different 17" wheels... I wish I could see what those look like when comparing them as maybe I want the 7 spoke wheels vs the 6 spoke wheels. If they had some kind of picture attached that would be helpful.

Re: Toyotas Website, Industry Worst? [Re: ad244] #5349063 02/13/20 02:48 PM
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https://www.toyota.com/4runner/ebrochure/ Last few pages, if that helps.

I have personally never found any manufacturer's website as good as their brochures.

Re: Toyotas Website, Industry Worst? [Re: Leo99] #5349092 02/13/20 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Leo99
The Toyota webpage could be a lot better. Not an old man problem.


That's riight, it isn't.

FWIW, I had the same frustration as the OP indicated trying to configure a Tacoma; having options that had minus prices didn't help.


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Re: Toyotas Website, Industry Worst? [Re: ad244] #5349093 02/13/20 03:26 PM
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I agree, the Toyota website is awful, tied for last place with GM.


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Re: Toyotas Website, Industry Worst? [Re: ad244] #5349208 02/13/20 05:42 PM
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The worst website I've been to was ran by ICHIKOH.

They were Japanese and before the Valeo takeover, I somehow got on there corporate page,
it was talking about how awesome the new Corporate solar powered building was. How in "harmony" the building was designed to aid the corporate worker, fully lighted by solar powered lighting. The whole corporate website was about this crazy tech building! Surreal. All I was looking for was company reports.

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Re: Toyotas Website, Industry Worst? [Re: ad244] #5349218 02/13/20 05:51 PM
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The marketing sales site is bad, but the Toyota owners site is really good. It keeps track of all your cars, when they are due for service, all service records for your vehicle are online and up to date. It also has service coupons. All the owners manuals are online

Re: Toyotas Website, Industry Worst? [Re: ad244] #5349352 02/13/20 08:16 PM
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It is not a tech issue but just plain terrible UX (user experience). The reality is they seem to be selling cars fine.

Re: Toyotas Website, Industry Worst? [Re: ad244] #5349641 02/14/20 07:22 AM
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I agree, it is not an old man problem. Toyota does not do a good job show the delineation between models or options.


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