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Toyota, Lexus Offer 10 Years of Connected Services on Some Models

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Some Toyota and Lexus shoppers will be able to get a long-term trial of Safety Connect services, including emergency assistance and roadside assistance. While a one- to three-year trial for such services is the norm, parent automaker Toyota (Lexus is a luxury subsidiary) is stretching out that timeframe to 10 years — longer than many owners hold onto their vehicles.

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Available through the Toyota or Lexus apps, Safety Connect comes with emergency assistance services which can be accessed through the push of a button inside the vehicle in the event of a medical or road emergency. It also bundles enhanced roadside assistance, 24-hour automatic collision notification and a stolen vehicle locator. Meanwhile, Service Connect helps manage preventive maintenance with routine maintenance reminders and alerts and vehicle health reports.

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Currently, most new Toyota vehicles come with a one-year trial of Safety Connect services with the option to subscribe after the trial expires, along with a 10-year trial period of the Service Connect preventive maintenance technology bundle without an option to subscribe. Most Lexus vehicles offer Safety Connect services for three years and the same 10-year Service Connect trial period as Toyota. After the trial period expires, vehicle owners can pay $80 per year or $8 per month to subscribe to Safety Connect.

Such trial periods on most model-year 2023 and some 2022 vehicles have now been updated with a 10-year trial period for both Safety Connect and Service Connect, plus the option to subscribe to both after the trial ends. Here’s the full list:

Toyota

  • 2023 bZ4X
  • 2023 Corolla, GR Corolla, Corolla Hatchback
  • 2023 Corolla Cross
  • 2023 Crown
  • 2023 Highlander
  • 2023 RAV4
  • 2023 Sequoia
  • 2022-23 Tundra
  • 2023 Venza

Lexus

  • 2023 ES
  • 2022-23 NX
  • 2023 LS
  • 2022-23 LX
  • 2023 RX
  • 2023 RZ
  • 2023 UX

Any vehicles not listed above will continue to offer the current options for their respective brands, with a few exceptions: The Toyota GR Supra offers  a four-year trial with two years of roadside assistance, while the Toyota GR86 features a one-year Safety Connect and Service Connect trial. Eligible vehicles must use the latest version of Toyota’s multimedia system.

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