5 Luxury Inspired Features Available on the 2018 RAV4

2018 Red Toyota Rav4 hauling  Kayak on top with two Rav4s behind it on a trail in the forest | Lake Shore ToyotaThe 2018 Toyota RAV4 comes with plenty of impressive features that add luxury and performance. If you’re thinking about upgrading to a new vehicle, take a look at the RAV4 and learn more about the available features that will make you fall in love with the crossover.

Excellent Style on the Outside

The Toyota RAV4 comes with plenty of standard exterior features to add extra style to the vehicle, including daytime running lights, a rear spoiler, LED brake lights, privacy glass on the rear windows, a shark fin antenna, and power side mirrors. However, it’s some of the available features that really add a bold look to the vehicle. Go up in trim levels and you’ll also enjoy LED headlights, integrated fog lights, integrated turn signals on the heated side mirrors, roof rails, and a power tilt and slide moonroof.

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5 Fanciest Restaurants in the Chesterton Area

A beautiful plate of sushi rolls with green masago on top with a side of sauce as well | Lake Shore ToyotaWhether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply looking for a place to enjoy a delicious meal, you’ll discover several fine dining options around Chesterton that offer incredible cuisine and atmosphere. Keep reading to discover your options and decide which restaurant is perfect for your next evening out.


Volstead is a modern restaurant that serves progressive American cuisine and craft cocktails. Consider starting your meal with the Brussels sprouts or burrata cheese plate. Popular menu options include the half duck in a cherry sauce, skate wing, pork in a milk braise, and a dry-aged steak served with garlic mushrooms. The restaurant is closed on Monday but is open until 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and until 2 p.m. on Sunday. The dress code is casual.

Lucrezia Café

Lucrezia Café brings the tastes of Northern Italy to Chesterton. You can choose to dine in the beautifully converted home or on the lush patio. The restaurant is open until 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The dress code is casual. Along with classic pasta dishes, like the three meat lasagna and penne primavera, you’ll also find delicious entrées that include the braised lamb shank, stuffed pork chop, and chicken piccata.

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4 2018 Camry Upgrades Worth Splurging On

2018 White Toyota Camry with 2 people getting stuff out of the trunk | Lake Shore Toyota The 2018 Toyota Camry is the latest iteration of the popular vehicle model in the carmaker’s lineup. It’s been redesigned for the 2018 model year and includes plenty of upgrades for the modern driver. Here are four must-have upgrades to splurge on.

  1. The XSE V6 Trim 

Toyota approached the 2018 Camry by creating a distinctive and luxurious XSE V6 trim. Available options for the trim include a panoramic glass roof that allows even more light to filter through compared to a moonroof. It’s accompanied by a power-retractable sunshade to ensure a comfortable temperature. The XSE’s interior also has leather seating options in various colors in addition to metal accents. As the name indicates, the XSE V6 has a 3.5-liter V-6 engine in it.

The exterior has also changed for 2018 with powerful styling, including a rear integrated spoiler and side rocker panels that mix a sports car’s style with Toyota’s reliability. This continues with the seamlessly integrated LED taillights and smoke-tinted LED headlights with daytime running lights. Put this trim together with one or more packages to create your Camry experience.

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Why You’ll Love the 2018 Toyota Avalon

2018 Toyota Avalon with a man and a women next to it | Lake Shore ToyotaThe Toyota Avalon takes its name from the legendary resting place of King Arthur. As such, the manufacturer has sought to live up to this grandiose pedigree by designing the Avalon as one of its most luxurious full-size cars. Here are just a few reasons that you’re sure to love the 2018 Toyota Avalon.

Options Galore­­­­

If you’re interested in the 2018 Toyota Avalon, you’ll have the opportunity to choose between eight different trims. These range all the way from the XLE at an MSRP of $33,500 to the Hybrid Limited at an MSRP of $42,800. The level of trim that you select is likely to depend on the features you want out of your car.

The lower trims come with a smart key system, a power-operated moonroof, wireless smartphone charging stations, and a blind spot monitoring system. Opting for a higher level of trim will allow you to access premium options, such as a completely redesigned suspension system.

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4 Reasons the 2018 Toyota Sequoia Is So Family-Friendly

2018 Toyota Sequoia hauling an air stream with bikes on top | Lake Shore Toyota First introduced in the year 2000, the Toyota Sequoia is a full-size SUV that’s perfect for the whole family. Its unique combination of capable performance and family-friendly utility has been virtually unrivaled in the market. Now that the 2018 Toyota Sequoia has been released, take a look at the features it has to offer.

Comfortable Interior

The entire family will be comfortable in the 2018 Toyota Sequoia. Whether you’re going on a long trip or just taking the kids to school, a comfortable ride goes a long way toward keeping everyone happy. Available features include heated and ventilated leather seats and a tilt/slide power moonroof with a sliding sunshade.

The climate control system is also especially good at keeping the interior comfortable, whether you’re using the heater or air conditioning system. Even the second-row passengers can set their own temperature, fan, and mode preferences while traveling, so all passengers can be comfortable according to their preferences.

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Explore These 5 Chesterton Parks This Spring

A park with trees, a path, a small pond with a bench | Lake Shore ToyotaChesterton boasts several large public parks and sports fields, from the renowned Indiana Dunes State Park on the lake shore to the lesser known parks in the town. Each park has its own unique charm or attraction and all are well kept and worth exploring. Make plans to visit these Chesterton parks this spring.

Thomas Centennial Park

Thomas Centennial Park, well located in downtown Chesterton, is equipped with a gazebo and picnic tables with benches. The park is well known to the people of Chesterton as it is home to many of their festivals and event, like summer movies, Bark in the Park, Hooked on Art, the Wizard of Oz Festival, and many more.

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4 Best Chesterton Hotels For a Family Reunion

Hotel breakfast buffet | Lake Shore ToyotaFamily reunions are all about catching up with loved ones whom you haven’t seen in ages. Thanks to its extensive public park system and outdoor recreation opportunities, there are a number of great hotels in the Chesterton area which can serve as the base for your next reunion. Here are a few of our favorites.

Waterbird Lakeside Inn

You’ll have a family reunion to remember at the Waterbird Lakeside Inn. The gorgeous lodge is situated on 60 acres of forested trails around Lake Chubb. The hotel is also just a short drive away from Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, as well as Lake Michigan. This proximity to the area’s best outdoor activities makes it the perfect home base for a family reunion.

The Waterbird Lakeside Inn also offers “Lakeview Double” rooms that are perfect for families. These rooms provide guests with a view of the lake from the privacy of their own balconies. If you’re looking for a unique hotel, this location is hard to beat.

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