Archive for February, 2019

Toyota 4Runner vs. Toyota Highlander

Monday, February 25th, 2019
Image of white 2019 Toyota 4Runner on a rocky terrain.

The 2018 Toyota Highlander and Toyota 4Runner were popular vehicles here at our Toyota dealership last year. Now, for 2019, the two models have optimized their performance. Both are highly-capable SUVs. However, they’re more different than you might think. If you’re looking for a new SUV this year, buckle your seatbelts. The Toyota Highlander and 4Runner are ready to take you for a ride.

The 2019 Toyota 4Runner

The 2019 Toyota 4Runner is a rough-and-tough SUV made to take you anywhere on the map. It offers distinct exterior styling and 89.7 cubic feet of cargo space to store your gear.

The most notable thing about the Toyota 4Runner is that it’s the perfect car for adventurers. Going off-roading in a Toyota 4Runner is easy with its Multi-Terrain Select technology and Crawl Control. These features allow the Toyota 4Runner to drive on practically any surface, anywhere. Its optimized suspension allows for quick reaction times.

The 2019 Toyota Highlander

Like the Toyota 4Runner, the Toyota Highlander offers a sleek appearance. Inside, it features a touchscreen, Bluetooth® technology, and convenient navigation apps. The Toyota Highlander is very much a family car.

Its 5-star NHSTA safety rating will ensure your passengers stay safe wherever you go. Not to mention, the SUV seats up to 8. There’s no doubt you’ll be able to fit the whole family with leg room to spare. The Toyota Highlander offers a 12-speaker stereo system that will keep your little ones amused on the longest of road trips.

Buying a new SUV at St. Cloud Toyota

If you live near St. Cloud, MN and are in the market for a Toyota SUV, it’s important to find the right one. Our new car inventory offers cars that fit every lifestyle.

Whether you’re a family chauffeur or a daredevil, come take a look!

Toyota Donates $15K to Homeless at Chicago Auto Show

Thursday, February 21st, 2019
Image of two hands shaking in front of a black sedan.

The Chicago Auto Show is always a major event in the car community. Showcasing new models and plans for the future, it’s a one-stop shop for all things related to automotive innovation. The event started on February 9th and spanned through the 18th. If you kept up with the Auto Show news, you’re probably surprised about the number of great Toyota vehicles debuting this year.

Toyota showcased its 2020 models for the Toyota Corolla, Toyota RAV4, and the new Toyota Supra. However, the brand didn’t only flaunting new car models. Toyota decided to kick off the auto show by donating $15,000 to the Chicago homeless community. This is known as the “Toyota Walk in My Boots” campaign, which the brand first started in 2015. Salvation Army has teamed up with Toyota to make the event possible.

Toyota has donated over 200 pairs of socks and winter boots so far this year to the Salvation Army, along with $15,000 toward causes for the homeless population in the greater Chicago area. The BOGS boots and Smartwool socks are designed to endure the harsh weather conditions that Chicago winters can bring.  In addition, Toyota hosted a buffet of warm meals for local residents who RSVP. The feast offers classic Thanksgiving-style food.

The Toyota Difference

As your local Toyota dealer, St. Cloud Toyota is proud to serve a company with a greater cause. Being a car dealership is not just about selling cars to us. It’s about forming a relationship with the local community and giving back. Here in Waite Park, MN, we know just how cold it can get. Everyone deserves to stay warm during harsh winter months. Following Toyota’s example, we enjoy hosting local events like our recent Chili Cook Off.

When you buy a new Toyota car from us, know that you’re not only buying a vehicle for yourself. You’re also helping support our causes in the local community by making Toyota charity events possible.

 

 

Toyota Corolla Gets Over 50 MPG for 2020

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
Image of a silver 2020 Toyota Corolla parked in a lighted parking garage.

In the United States, most sedans and light-weight cars achieve a combined fuel economy of around 27 mpg. Toyota models have consistently hit higher numbers. The Toyota Prius is especially known for its fuel efficiency, achieving up to an estimated 50 mpg on some models.

Now, Toyota has come out with the 2020 Toyota Corolla. This new Toyota car offers hybrid and non-hybrid engine options that boast a fuel economy good enough to rival the Toyota Prius.

The 2020 Toyota Corolla Fuel Efficiency

2020 Toyota Corolla models range from standard gasoline engines to a hybrid option. The basic manual 2.0 L four-cylinder engine achieves an estimated 32 mpg combined. However, if you choose the 2.0 L four-cylinder automatic configuration, you can expect to make up to 40 mpg on the highway, and a combined rating of 34 mpg. If you’re a commuter, the 2020 Toyota Corolla is the perfect car for you.

However, the most impressive version of the new Toyota Corolla is the hybrid. It boasts a gas mileage greater than what has long been the most fuel-efficient Toyota car: the Toyota Prius. Achieving an estimated 53 miles to the gallon in the city and 52 on the highway, the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid just can’t be beat.

This excellent fuel economy is made possible by the car’s 1.8 L I-4 engine, which includes two efficient electric motors. This is the same engine technology used to power the Toyota Prius.

Buying a 2020 Toyota Corolla

Whether you’re on the road a lot or you’re just a savvy car shopper, the 2020 Toyota Corolla is the perfect sedan to help you save money. This classic Toyota model now offers record-breaking fuel efficiency and technology of the future.

If you’re a driver in the St. Cloud, MN area, be sure to stay up to date on our new Toyota car inventory. We’d love to see you test drive the 2020 Toyota Corolla at our Toyota dealership in Waite Park, MN.

College and Military Financing Programs

Friday, February 8th, 2019
Image of a green 2019 Toyota RAV4 parked in front of a scenic, wooded landscape.

A car dealership is nothing without its local drivers. St. Cloud Toyota is dedicated to giving you the best deals on new Toyota cars. Our special financing programs are just one way we help St. Cloud, MN drivers obtain the car of their dreams.

We are especially grateful to our military personnel, who help protect our country and freedom. We also extend gratitude to our recent college graduates, who are ready to pave the future as they begin their career. That’s why we offer hundreds of dollars off to graduates and those serving in the military.

College Grad Rebate

Our college grad rebate program extends to those who have graduated college within the last 2 years or will graduate in 6 months with proof of employment. If you qualify, you will receive $500 off any new Toyota car when you finance through St. Cloud Toyota and Toyota Financial Services.

That’s $500 you’ll have left to pay off student loans or plan your next career move!

Military Rebate Program

The Toyota military rebate program is just one way of giving back to those who give everything for our county. It gives $500 to those eligible!

If you’re a military personnel, a military household member, retiree, or veteran (within 2 years of deployment,) you are eligible. Not only can you redeem this rebate when financing through Toyota financial services, but you can also redeem it through any new car purchase.

Why Choose St. Cloud Toyota

St. Cloud Toyota has been providing excellent service and high-quality cars to the community for over 45 years. We are dedicated to making the car-buying process easy and rewarding.

Not only will we help you save as much as possible with special rebate programs, but we also offer vehicle incentives that you can use to your advantage. Come in and see all of the special offers we provide for our valued customers. We look forward to working with you!