May 082018
 

2018 Toyota Prius c

The 2018 Toyota Prius c is as fun to drive as it is easy on the gas. This hybrid hatchback is compact, intelligent, and affordable, making it a great pick for young drivers in urban settings, or for any customer of Krause Toyota looking for an efficient, enjoyable ride.

Performance

The 2018 Toyota Prius c gets its power from a balanced 1.5-liter, four-cylinder ECVT hybrid engine. This powertrain boasts up to 48 mpg in the city and up to 43 mpg on the highway.* An EV mode can provide up to one-half mile of all-electric driving, and an ECO mode adjusts the usage of things like climate control for the best possible efficiency.

Technology

A slew of advanced gadgets make the 2018 Toyota Prius c a modern and connected daily driver. Each of its four trim levels is equipped with a standard backup camera, making the Prius c even more ideal for city driving and parking. The cabin also offers available Entune™ Premium Audio with Navigation. A standard USB port and standard Bluetooth® allow passengers to stay charged and queue up their own media libraries.

Safety

The 2018 Toyota Prius c can be equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense™ C (TSS-C) package. This includes Lane Departure Alert, a Pre-Collision System, and Automatic High Beams. The Toyota Prius c also comes with nine advanced airbags and the Star Safety System™ which has safety tools like Traction Control, Brake Assist, and Vehicle Stability Control.

For more information about the 2018 Toyota Prius c, or to schedule a test drive, stop by Hurlbert Toyota and speak to one of our sales representatives.

 

*2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

Apr 172018
 

2019 Toyota Avalon

With the crossover market on the rise and young families flocking to small SUVs, large sedans have been taking a hit. In response, Toyota unveiled the completely redesigned Avalon. A recent study showed that owners of the current generation of the Toyota Avalon have a median age of 66, and while age is just a number, automakers are concerned about making their vehicles appealing to all ages and establishing a new consumer base among young professionals.

Toyota is changing all of that with the 2019 Toyota Avalon. The redesign is obvious as soon as you see its lower, wider stance. It also comes with new performance options like a smooth, more powerful V6 engine, an adaptive variable suspension, and four different drive modes. There are even hybrid powertrain options on the lower three trim levels for more fuel-conscious drivers. The range-topping Touring trim offers even more sporty features, up to and including a fifth, more athletic Sport+ drive mode for owners who want an extra thrill.

The Toyota Avalon redesign doesn’t mean Toyota’s forgotten about its older audience, either. The more sporty, attractive 2019 Avalon design is also a way to say thank you to its loyal customers.

The 2019 Toyota Avalon will arrive in dealerships later this spring. To learn more, stop by Hurlbert Toyota or give us a call.

Dec 192017
 
2018 Toyota 4Runner

2018 Toyota 4Runner

The 2018 Toyota 4Runner is designed for drivers with a thirst for off-road adventure and a passion for thrilling driving experiences. If this sounds like you, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner might the right choice.

The new 4Runner is powered by a 4.0-liter V6 engine that lays out 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. It can also tow up to 5,000 pounds, meaning you can bring along your favorite camping gear or lake “toys” for your off-roading weekend getaway.

For pure off-road performance, the 2018 4Runner offers features like skid plates, standard Hill Start Assist Control, available Downhill Assist Control, and your choice between two 4WD systems with Active Traction Control. Further enhancing the off-road experience are the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) and Crawl Control (CRAWL).

The Toyota 4Runner is one of the only remaining SUVs to be built with a body-on-frame construction. It is this design that truly sets the 4Runner apart from the competition when you take it off the beaten path.

Stay safe on your off-road adventures with eight standard airbags, side-impact door beams, and Toyota’s Star Safety System™, which includes features like Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Brake Assist (BA), and Smart Stop Technology® (SST).

Interested in learning more? Test drive the 2018 Toyota 4Runner at Hurlbert Toyota.

Sep 262017
 
Best Toyota Vehicles

Best Toyota Vehicles

Toyota has long been known for producing reliable, fuel efficient cars, but in recent years it does so much more than that. Take a look at the best Toyota vehicles in the U.S. News rankings.

  • 2017 Toyota Avalon. This may not be the first model that comes to mind when you think about Toyota, but it is one of the best. S. News gives it a score of 9/10, and it delivers advanced features along with a roomy, premium cabin.
  • 2018 Toyota Camry. With a full redesign for 2018, the Camry is more impressive than ever. It currently holds the No. 1 spot in S. News mid-size sedan rankings with a score of 9.1/10.
  • 2017 Toyota Highlander. As one of the most value-rich options in the mid-size SUV segment, the Highlander earns a score of 8.6/10. Families will love its spacious interior with lots of cargo space.
  • 2017 Toyota Prius. If fuel efficiency is your top priority, the Prius will give you that plus sleek styling, an upscale interior, and great technology. S. News gave it a score of 8.6/10.
  • 2017 Toyota 86. If you want a sports car, but are on a tight budget, the Toyota 86 is what you need. Not only does it come with sporty looks and great handling, but you will also love its fuel efficiency and supportive seats. It scored an 8.5/10.

Come check out all of these highly-rated Toyota models available now at Hurlbert Toyota.

May 162017
 
Toyota Supra Spy Shots

Toyota Spy Shots

Enthusiasts everywhere have been chomping at the bit to get their hands on the brand-new, upcoming Toyota Supra, the result of a partnership between Toyota and famed performance brand BMW. However, until now, information has been limited, with only foggy glimpses of camouflaged test cars giving fans and experts alike a closer look at the vehicle. However, recent Toyota Supra spy shots have given enthusiasts their clearest and most comprehensive look at the revived nameplate yet.

 

A photographer over at AutoBlog managed to nab a shot of the still camouflaged, but much more visible Supra parked at a fueling station. Design elements easily seen in the photos include a clamshell hood with two large air intakes on a smooth, pointed grille. Most of the design is exclusive to the Supra as well, though styling cues have been taken from the Z5. Experts speculate that the hood is hiding a six-cylinder turbocharged engine.

 

It’s likely that some elements of the Supra’s design as depicted in the Toyota Supra spy shots will be smoothed out and changed before it comes out for the 2019 model year, but this is the latest that we know at the moment.

 

Make sure you head to Hurlbert Toyota to get your hands on it as soon as it comes out!

Apr 182017
 
2018 Toyota Yaris Hatchback

2018 Toyota Yaris Hatchback

 

The New York International Auto Show sees two Toyota debuts in April. Toyota is holding the new 2018 Sienna and Yaris Hatchback debuts at the show, two opposite-sized hatchbacks that have their great looks, practicality, and smart features in common.

The 2018 Yaris Hatch brings a sportier style for the model year, with a new front fascia and grille with chrome accents, a piano black mesh grille for the SE trim, and a restyled rear-end to complement the front-end updates. The Yaris also gets plenty of updates to its interior, with new audio features, an ECO driving indicator, and a standard Entune Multimedia bundle.

The 2018 Sienna improves even further on the much-improved 2017 Sienna with styling updates and technology additions. Toyota Safety Sense P will be standard on the new Sienna and will include a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, and more. The Sienna will also come standard with an enhanced Entune 3.0 multimedia system with App Suite Connect and available 4G LTE.

For more information on the upcoming Toyota model year or to test drive the 2017 Yaris Hatchback or Sienna, give us a call at Hurlbert Toyota!

Feb 222017
 
2017 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport models

Pictured is the 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport, so we can expect some similarities in the 2017 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport models.

When outdoor adventures call you name, you need a vehicle that can get you there. At the Chicago Auto Show, Toyota showed three new, adventurous models capable enough for even the most outdoorsy family.

Both the Tundra pickup and Sequoia SUV will gain new TRD Sport models for the 2018 model year. In addition, the popular RAV4 gains an Adventure model. These adventure-driven models will all come with performance upgrades.

The Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport trims will be powered by the 5.7-liter i-Force V8 engine. In addition, they will get TRD Sport Tuned Bilstein Shocks and TRD front and rear anti-sway bars. Both models will also come with unique exterior styling elements to set them apart from other models. The Tundra will get 20-inch alloy silver sporty wheels and a mesh grille with body color surround. On the Sequoia, buyers will see darkened rear tail light housing, metallic black mirror caps, and a new front grille insert.

On the RAV4 Adventure model with front-wheel drive, it will have an Automatic Limited-Slip Differential. The all-wheel-drive models will come with Dynamic Torque Control. Both will feature a Tow Prep Package along with an upgraded suspension system and more.

These adventurous 2018 models will begin arriving in dealership this September.

Jan 232017
 

For many car shoppers, safety is a top priority. And, with so much advanced technology, cars are safer than ever. That is why the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) scores individual models on numerous safety attributes to help discerning shopper find the best of the best.

The IIHS has two levels of safety awards: Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+. To earn the Top Safety Pick accolade, a vehicle has to achieve the top Good rating in all crash tests. In addition, it has to earn an Advanced or Superior rating for front crash prevention technology.

Toyota’s Top Safety Picks this year include the Toyota Yaris iA and Avalon.

To earn a Top Safety Pick+ rating, a vehicle also has to achieve a Good or Acceptable rating for its headlights. This year, Toyota brought home five Top Safety Pick+ honors. These models include the Toyota Prius v, Camry, RAV4, Prius, and Corolla.

Ever since the IIHS introduced its Top Safety Pick awards in 2006, Toyota has worked hard to make sure as many of its models are eligible for this award as it can. The Top Safety Pick+ designation was introduced in 2013 to give the best of the best their own category.

Come check out all of these excellent and safe Toyota models today at Hurlbert Toyota.

Nov 182016
 

It’s no secret that Volkswagen sold the most vehicles between January and June of 2016, narrowly knocking Toyota out of the top spot. Fortunately the Japanese automaker still have some fight left in the form of the Toyota Corolla. Put simply, the Toyota Corolla is the world’s bestselling car for the 2016 model year.

Reports state that the 2016 Toyota Corolla sold more than 634,000 units over the first six months of the year. That number is actually down 1.2% from the previous sales, but the Corolla outpaced its closest competitors by a long shot.

World’s Bestselling Car - 2017 Toyota Corolla - blue, couple walking away

The Volkswagen Golf found itself in second place with just over 500,000 units sold during the first six months of the year. That large gap is followed by the Ford F-Series pickup trucks with over 478,000 units sold.

Ford also nabbed fourth place with the Ford Focus with 367,479 units sold. Finally, the Hyundai Elantra closed out the top five with over 363,000 units sold.

The Corolla wasn’t the only model to make the Top 10, though. The Camry came in eighth with 339,611 units sold. The Toyota RAV4 moved up from 10th place in 2015 to 7th place in 2016 with 346,791 units sold compared to just under 313,000 units, nearly an 11% increase, in the previous sales period.

The Toyota Corolla remains popular among drivers thanks to its attractive design, peppy engine, upscale interior, and high fuel economy.

We here at Hurlbert Toyota couldn’t be happier to see the Toyota Corolla holding its best-selling title for the 2016 model year!

Oct 072016
 

2016 Toyota Mirai - human waste into fuel - hydrogen powered

When it comes to fuel-efficient technology, it is clear that there’s no path Toyota won’t take. In fact, their new, hydrogen-fuel-powered Toyota Mirai vehicles can even be powered by – believe it or not – human waste.

The automaker is utilizing a wastewater processing plant in Fukuoka Japan to turn what was originally human waste into pure hydrogen, which is one of the cleanest ways to fuel cars. Hydrogen-powered cars do not even produce greenhouse gases.

In the United States today, there are about 30 different hydrogen-fueling stations available across the country, most of which are concentrated in New York and Los Angeles. But if there is one thing that all Americans truly have in common, it’s their ability to produce waste.

Sadly, it doesn’t look like there are currently any plans to turn human waste into fuel for Toyota Mirai cars in the United States, but that could change. What other resource is so plentiful? It just makes logical sense to turn waste into energy whenever possible.

Want to learn more about what technology Toyota is working on? Contact us or just visit us anytime at Hulbert Toyota, where we can show you all the newest Toyota tech, and maybe even take you out on a test drive!