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.

Mar 022015

Toyota Camry Pace Car

Toyota and Amy Purdy continued their fruitful and inspiring partnership recently at the Daytona 500, where Purdy, the Paralympic bronze medalist in Para-Snowboard, drove the Toyota Camry Pace Car. Purdy lost her legs to meningitis at age 19, but she’s built an incredible life and legacy for herself since then. She recently appeared in a Toyota Super Bowl commercial narrated by Muhammad Ali reading his incredible “How Great I Am” speech.

Purdy is a thrill-seeker, as made obvious by her Paralympic participation and her competition on “Dancing with the Stars.” However, she had never quite done anything like this. However, Purdy was undaunted by the challenge. “It compares a little bit to what I do,” Purdy said. “I have raced in snowboarding and I race boarder-cross, and we have banked, slalom turns, so I understand line choice.”

In fact, Purdy was a bit disappointed with the restrictions placed upon her as a pace car driver. “I won’t be able to go as fast as I would like to go,” she said. The Camry she drove was a refreshed 2015 model, and it’s the second time the Camry has been the pace car at “The Great American Race.” The Camry has been involved in the race, too, though; Camry drivers have won it five times. Come see us at Hurlbert Toyota to learn more about this race-winning sedan today.

Feb 162015
Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander

Obviously, the needs of one family can vary greatly from the needs of another. That is why there is never a one-size-fits-all perfect family car. To help families of all shapes and sizes find the best car for them, each year Kelley Blue Book creates a list of the 15 Best Family Cars.

For 2015, three Toyota models were named Best Family Cars, including the 2015 Toyota Camry, 2015 Highlander, and 2015 Sienna.

For smaller families with only one or two children, the Toyota Camry may be the ideal choice. With the 2015 model, families can enjoy the Camry’s bold new design along with a comfortable interior and improved driving performance. And, with its strong reputation for reliability and high resale value, families won’t be left stranded.

If three rows of seating is what your family needs, Kelley Blue Book recommends the Toyota Highlander. This 3-row crossover stands above the crowded competition with its ideal size and seating layout for up to eight passengers. With the pop-out conversation mirror, Mom and Dad can always keep an eye on what’s going on in the backseat.

Nothing can beat a minivan when it comes to the perfect family hauler and the Toyota Sienna is one of the best. The Sienna is still the only minivan on the market to offer all-wheel drive, making it the ideal choice for families who have to battle wintery weather. It has a variety of seating configurations for seven or eight passengers and offers plenty of storage space and creature comforts, including Toyota’s Entune system, a wide-screen rear-seat entertainment system that can play two movies at once, and the Driver Easy Speak that allows parents to talk to the third-row passengers without yelling.

Which of these Toyota models is the ideal choice for your family? Can’t decide? Stop by Hurlbert Toyota and try them all on for size.

Jan 192015

2015 Camry

Chances are you’ve seen a Toyota Camry on the road.  It’s the best selling car in America for its reliability, sensibility, and safety.  Recently, the team at Toyota has given the 2015 Toyota Camry an edgy side that will give this best seller even more appeal.

Autoweek was able to have a sneak peek at the 2015 Toyota Camry XLE V6, and they were, in a word, impressed. In a week of driving the XLE they were able to appreciate its sensible aspects like the quiet ride, the lane-change warning, and the fuel-economy (21mpg city, 31mpg highway). But the V6 delivers 90 more horsepower than the base Camry. That, combined with the Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence, makes this Toyota drive more like a Lexus.

The external body lines are even closer to the Lexus than last year’s Camry; with its LED driving lights surrounding the wide “spindle” grill and the revamped tail-light cluster spreading out over the sleeker back end.  The refined interior sports contrast stitching on the steering wheel and dash is defined to provide luxury for your hands and eyes.

Make a trip to Hurlbert Toyota soon to see how the 2015 Camry XLE V6 elevates the status of the Camry name.

Dec 292014

2015 CamryBy this stage in the game, it should come as little surprise that Toyota offers better value than any other brand on the block. Because we are a society that demands near-constant reaffirmation, Consumer Reports has stepped in to remind everyone that nobody does it quite as well as Toyota, honoring a number of vehicles in the current lineup in its 2014 Annual New Car Value Rankings.

Top among all vehicles was the 2015 Camry Hyrbid, which offers a profoundly satisfying combination of performance and efficiency and operates at an assumed cost of around 52 cents per mile—the lowest of any vehicle CR tested in 2014.

Third on the overall list was the standard Camry, confirming the namebadge as the absolute best overall value in automotive today, hybrid or non.

Speaking of hybrids, the Toyota Prius Four took the top ranking in the compact segment, which is almost a foregone conclusion when one considers the Prius’ status as hybrid innovator.

Rounding out the list for Toyota was the Highlander XLE, which was named the best value among midsized SUVs.

To see just what it is about Toyota cars and trucks that give you the most bang for your buck, stop in and test drive the vehicle of your choice today at Hurlbert Toyota.

Oct 132014

2015 Toyota Camry

You’ll be seeing some exciting new commercials on your TVs soon; in fact, you might have started to notice them already. The new commercials advertise the 2015 Toyota Camry, kicking off the all-new Toyota marketing campaign titled “One Bold Choices Leads to Another.” The commercials show off the completely redesigned Camry, and challenge viewers to live inspired lives, one great choice at a time.

The campaign features six different television spots—“Guitar,” “Breakout,” “Bucket List,” “Fix,” “Movie Premiere,” and “Park”—that each highlight a bold choice in a Camry customer’s life. Keep your eyes peeled for guest star B. B. King in one of the commercials—we’ll leave it to you to guess which one.

The new Toyota marketing campaign—the first campaign under the Total Toyota market model—doesn’t just feature the Camry at random. “The 2015 Camry launch campaign captures what the new Toyota brand is all about,” said Jack Hollis, Vice President, Marketing, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. “When we created our new marketing model less than a year ago, our quest was to connect with guests in more exciting and relevant ways. This campaign is just the beginning, and we think our drivers will be able to feel the new energy we’re bringing to the brand.”

If you’re looking for a bold and inspired way to change your life, come in to Hurlbert Toyota to check out the Camry today. You’ll see that here at Toyota, we sell more than just cars; we sell lifestyles. So come test drive your new life today!

Jul 282014
Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra released their most recent list of “Most American” cars recently, which names vehicles that use over 75% domestically sourced parts and are assembled and sold in the United States. Sadly, only 10 cars were able to make the list this year. That’s the fewest in history. What is the brand with the most vehicles on the list, you ask? Toyota!

With four vehicles on the “Most American” list, Toyota takes the cake this Fourth of July.

The Toyota Camry, Sienna, Tundra, and Avalon fit the criteria of using American parts and labor thanks to assembly plants in Georgetown, KY, Lafayette, Indiana, and San Antonio, TX.

At Hurlbert Toyota, we’re glad to represent a company that is so committed to the US auto industry and creating new jobs in our country.

Jun 052014
2014 Toyota Camry

2014 Toyota Camry

In 1988, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK) produced its first vehicle, a Toyota Camry that remains on display at the plant to this day. Now, 26 years later, TMMK has produced its 10 millionth vehicle, also a Camry.

The plant’s success in just over a quarter of a century is nothing short of impressive, and it is largely attributed to the employees’ dedicated team work to build quality vehicles for customers.

“Many people may be surprised at our growth and the success the past 26 years; I am not,” TMMK President Wil James said. “We have the best, most dedicated work force in the world. It is all about family, working together to make the best product for the customer.”

Not only do the TMMK employees work together to fulfill production orders for the Toyota Camry, Avalon, and Venza models, but they also work with a strong sense of ownership.

“The exciting part is seeing a vehicle you worked on rolling down the street,” said Jovonda Williams, a seven-year team member working as an engineer in Quality Control. “I feel like I partly own that head-liner.”

These are the lovingly crafted vehicles, and vehicles built at plants like TMMK, that we at Hurlbert Toyota have the privilege of offering to our valuable customers each and every day.

Feb 262014

Check out the 2014 Toyota Camry and Tacoma at Hurlbert Toyota

2014 Toyota Camry - Hurlbert Toyota

The 2014 Toyota Camry hauled home one of the Best Cars for the Money awards from U.S. News & World Report.


We have the best mid-size car and the best compact truck for your money right here at Hurlbert Toyota. Yes, we may be a teensy bit biased; but we have the U.S. News & World Report awards to back up our claim. Both the Toyota Camry and Tacoma won the 2014 Best Cars for the Money award in their respective segments.

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