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.

Mar 122018
 

 

Toyota Research and Development

Finding alternative energy resources is a major goal for most automakers, but few can match Toyota’s dedication. The Japanese automaker is opening a new research and development center that will include 11 tracks and employ more than 3,000 people. Once all said and done, Toyota’s research and development center will cost $2.8 billion.

Toyota’s investment marks heightened commitment for the automaker. While the Toyota lineup already features multiple hybrids vehicles, including the 2018 Prius, the new center will allow the brand to diversify the lineup even further.

One of the 11 tracks in the facility will be a miniature Nurburgring, also known as the world’s toughest test track. While the real track measures in at 12.9 miles, Toyota’s smaller track just hits 3.3 miles, and will test steering and braking stability in rigorous driving conditions.

Multiple tracks will be designed to specifically test electric vehicles and effectively create vehicles designed for specific markets. Toyota’s research and development center will put an emphasis on existing markets, like North America, but will also develop vehicles for up-and-coming regions, such as India.

The facility will open partially this year and will be fully operational by 2023. Initially, Toyota will employ a total of 3,300 people at the new center, but that number will rise as research and development continues to increase.

We here at Hurlbert Toyota are very excited to see what Toyota comes up with, and would be happy to show you what they already have.

Feb 212018
 

TRD Pro Trucks

Photo credit: Stephen Edelstein, DigitalTrends.com

The pickup truck segment is ripe for off-roading, thanks to the class’s combination of capability and power. With entries in the off-road pickup class such as the Ford F-150 Raptor and Chevy Colorado ZR2, even the big names in the segment are cashing in on the niche. However, nobody does recreational, all-terrain trucks like Toyota, and the brand brought their full lineup of TRD Pro trucks (that’s “Toyota Racing Development”) to the Chicago Auto Show recently to show off its upcoming 2019 selection.

Three different vehicles in Toyota’s model lineup got the TRD Pro treatment: the Toyota Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner. 2019 TRD Pro models will come with brand-new Fox Racing internal-bypass shock absorbers, which Toyota reps claim pairs the TRD Pro models’ trail-ready performance with a more smooth and enjoyable driving experience. The new models will also get exclusive tires in addition to a unique new feature – a snorkel – which will make fording through bodies of water easier than ever.

Cosmetic touches to the 2019 TRD Pro trucks include TRD badging, unique exhaust systems, and a roof rack on the 4Runner.

Toyota’s new models will be available in showrooms in fall of 2018, so keep an eye out for us here at Hurlbert Toyota. Don’t hesitate to call or contact us for more information.

Jan 232018
 

Increase Your Visibility in Winter Driving

Increase Your Visibility in Winter Driving

Poor visibility is often the cause of automobile accidents, especially during the winter. When roads are already slick, it’s imperative that drivers can see one another well. If you find you’re having trouble getting a clear view during the snowy season, read on to learn three tips for increasing your vehicle’s visibility in winter driving.

Clear Snow Completely

When it’s freezing cold outside, scraping your car is no fun. Still, it’s important to clear off more than just the windshield. You should be sure to brush off all of the snow from the roof of your car, as well as the hood and the headlights, to prevent snow from blowing onto either your windows or the vehicles around you.

Change Wiper Blades

 Changing your wiper blades is an easy DIY task that can make a big difference in visibility. You can also swap out your normal wiper fluid for winter wiper fluid for an edge against the ice.

Check Your Headlights

You want to be sure that you clear snow and ice off of your headlights, but also make sure that your headlights are new and shining brightly. Doing so will help other drivers see your vehicle, as well as letting you see them.

If you’re not sure whether your vehicle is set up for the best winter performance, stop in at Hurlbert Toyota and our team will be happy to give your car a winter check up.

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!

Sep 022016
 

unique uses for honey - smore's with honey marshmallows

Honey is a delicious, wonderfully sweet, natural food that is a great addition to a cup of tea, bowl of oatmeal, and other foods. But, did you know there are a lot of other ways to use honey? Here are five unique uses for honey for you to try during Honey Month in September.

  1. Sore throat remedy. Instead of taking traditional cough syrup, try a concoction of honey, fresh lemon juice, and hot water to soothe an aching throat. Aside from the soothing effects, honey has natural antibacterial qualities to help boost your immune system.
  2. Baking alternative. Swap out refined sugar for honey. You’ll need less honey to make your dish just as sweet, and you’ll gain its natural antioxidants.
  3. Boost before a workout. Take down a tablespoon of honey before a workout to help boost your performance.
  4. Preserve fruit. Mix one part honey with 10 parts water to create a “honey sauce.” Fill a jar with your favorite summer fruits, add the honey sauce, seal the jar, and open in the winter to enjoy a preserved summer treat.
  5. Make marshmallows. Yes, you can make your own marshmallows. Use this recipe for fluffy goodness sweetened with honey.

What is your favorite way to use honey?

Jul 222016
 

It’s summer, and you’ll definitely want a break from the heat. Thankfully, there are plenty of refreshing reprieves in New Hampshire. Here are some awesome lakes near Epping that you can relax at.

Lakes near Epping, NH

Wason Pond

Chester, New Hampshire

This isn’t quite a lake, but you can still swim and fish in Wason Pond. There’s also a great playground for kids and you won’t find the beach too crowded.

Lake Winnipesaukee

Alton, New Hampshire

This lake is well-known and very popular. That’s because it’s in a beautiful area and plenty big. It’s truly a “great lake” in New Hampshire, and you won’t only find pristine beaches and water; there are great hiking trails, too.

Freeman Lake & Varney Playground

North Chelmsford, Massachusetts

You won’t only get swimming and a lake here. There’s a super-cool Medieval-structured playground that’s fun for the kids, plenty of lifeguards for safety, and a baseball field and tennis and basketball courts to stay active!

Pine Island Park

Manchester, New Hampshire

Here you’ll find hiking paths leading to a small pond and rope swing. There’re also two different-sized playgrounds for toddlers and bigger kids and lots of picnic tables.

Check out all of these places to find your favorite lake!