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.

Oct 062014
2013 Toyota Prius

2013 Toyota Prius


The Toyota Prius is one of the most popular cars on the market thanks to its superior fuel efficiency and terrific features. Now, this hybrid might get even better. The rumor mill has been turning lately, and there is talk of the newest Prius being offered in two different editions, one of which will offer better fuel efficiency than any Prius we have seen so far.


The high mpg Prius Eco Edition, which will be the fourth-generation Prius’s alter ego, will come with a lithium-ion battery that will be rated more than 60 miles per gallon, according to a report from Automotive News. For the non-Eco Edition Prius, a standard nickel-metal hydride battery pack will come standard, boasting about 55 mpg. While the report of two different Toyota Prius versions has not been confirmed by the Japanese carmaker itself, it’s difficult not to be excited about a Prius model that is even more fuel-efficient than before.


For more information on the future of the Toyota Prius, make sure you continue to check back in with Hurlbert Toyota!


Mar 142014
2013 Toyota Prius

2013 Toyota Prius

Takeshi Uchiyamada, Toyota’s Chairman, is known as the grandfather of the Prius. In a recent interview with Automotive News Europe, he predicted a substantial growth of the hybrid market. “I foresee hybrid models pretty soon reaching 20 percent of global sales from about 13 percent to 14 percent now.”

More than 20 years ago, this number seemed unattainable. In 1993, Uchiyamada was put in charge of a Toyota research group called Project G21. They proposed a car that would achieve one and half times the fuel economy of current cars, but top management rejected that and told the team to “Double it,” Uchiyamada said. Now he says he knows the team achieved their mission.

The U.S. is the most successful market for the Toyota Prius and the Prius alone claims about 60 percent of the hybrid market here in the States.

Here at Hurlbert Toyota we love the Prius and how it has been leader in the hybrid market all over the world. If you want to take the plunge and see how much gasoline you can save, come test drive a Toyota Prius today.