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The 2020 Toyota Corolla: Redesigned and Ready to Impress at St. Cloud Toyota of Waite Park, MN!

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

With one eye toward summertime, we at St. Cloud Toyota are always happy to present a great vehicle, even when the weather is nasty. Today, we’re talking about the completely-redesigned 2020 Toyota Corolla, and it’s another impressive step forward in style, technology, and efficiency. And of course, you can find it here at the lowest price of all dealerships in MN.

For the first time in its decades-long history, the 2020 Toyota Corolla is available in a hybrid option. This newcomer comes with a staggering 53 MPG city and 52 MPG highway, making commutes less costly. And with Toyota’s advanced hybrid design experience, the Corolla Hybrid drives like a dream. Even more driving satisfaction is added with the brand-new Hybrid Drive Mode, which makes your ride sportier and more responsive. Combine that with an overhauled and improved suspension and a lower stance, and you’re getting a tighter and more responsive ride overall.

And of course, the 2020 Corolla makes sure to keep the best in technology available for our Waite Park, MN customers. Apple CarPlay® comes standard on all models, as well as Amazon Alexa integration found through the Toyota+Alexa app. This keeps you connected to your at-home Amazon smart devices, to you can control your world from your vehicle. And of course, CarPlay allows for easy access to your iPhone through the large available 8-inch touch screen.

And the tech doesn’t stop at entertainment and connectivity. Standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 includes Dynamic Cruise Control and Pre-Collision Braking Systems, so you and your passengers are as safe as possible.

So speak to one of our Toyota dealers in Waite Park, MN today to take a 2020 Corolla for a test drive. It will be a drive you never forget.

Take Advantage of St. Cloud Toyota’s 2019 Close-Out Deals Today!

Friday, December 6th, 2019

At St. Cloud Toyota, we’re always here to give you the best deals. Our lots are bursting with the new 2020 Toyota vehicles we’ve got coming in, like the 2020 Toyota Camry. So to move what will soon be last year’s models off our lots, we’re passing the savings on to you!

The 2019 Toyota Corolla is a crowd-pleaser. This iconic compact sedan has been a fixture for decades, with its reliability and efficiency. With its hybrid option, you’ll enjoy up to 52 MPG combined, which means that no road is too long for you, no matter where it leads. And you won’t be getting lost anytime soon, thanks to its available navigation system and effortless Apple CarPlay® integration, letting you enjoy your favorite apps from the beautiful 8-inch touchscreen.

But if you’re looking for something a little bigger this season, then check out the 2019 Toyota RAV4. This five passenger crossover is one of the most popular vehicles on the market today. This versatile and efficient vehicle is perfect for you now in the winter and for the rest of the year as well. With available heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel, you’re going to stay warm this winter, and stay cool when the snow melts. And if you’re looking for something to carry your presents to grandma’s house, look no further than the 2019 Toyota RAV4. This Toyota model comes with a wide-open 37.6 cubic feet of storage space to hold all of it, and probably a couple of your elves, too.

So speak to our Waite Park, MN Toyota Dealers today for a test drive of these or any other vehicle on our lot. Hurry up, because these 2019 Toyota models won’t be here for long!

Take Care of the Battery on Your Toyota Highlander in Waite Park, MN

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

If you’re not sure when you should change your car’s battery, you’re not alone. There are a ton of factors that can limit or lengthen its life, and it’s hard to keep track of them all. That’s why at St. Cloud Toyota, we want to share some of the biggest problems we’ve seen and what you can do about them.

There are factors you can control that can prolong your battery’s life, and there are some you can’t. By far the worst factor you cannot control is weather. A generally cooler climate is preferred to care for your battery, as batteries that hang out in colder climates can live for five years or more. Heat, however, is destructive to your Toyota Highlander’s battery. Heat causes the internal components to lose charge quicker and easier. You can expect a hot weather battery to live maybe three years at most.

One factor you can control is yourself. If you take a lot of small drives but still use all the tech features your Toyota Highlander has to offer, like charging stations and music streaming, you can put a pretty sizable dent in your battery’s power before your alternator can replace the charge. To reduce this, you can either turn some electronics off or just let your car stand with the engine on and nothing else before you leave to give your battery a little helping hand.

If you want to know how your battery is doing before it dies, then bring it in for service at our Toyota service department in Waite Park, MN. Our expert technicians can check your battery and let you know how it’s doing, if it needs to be replaced, and what batteries we have available if need be. Make your appointment today!

Make a Child’s Holiday Special at St. Cloud Toyota

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

St. Cloud Toyota is dedicated to making sure that everyone can experience the magic of the holiday season, and no one deserves it more than kids who might not get one this year. That’s why today, we want to talk to you about an initiative we’re sponsoring designed to make every child’s holiday special.

During our Toys for Tots Fill Our Truck Charity Drive, you can donate donate toys to children who are less fortunate. Every year, Toys for Tots helps millions of children through their massive three-month toy donation and distribution drive. That remains the initiative they’re the most famous for, but Toys for Tots has several other ways they’re helping the community. The Toys for Tots Literacy Program is an initiative with UPS to provide children in the most disadvantaged economic areas with books and resources to ensure they can read and communicate effectively. Toys for Tots’ Native American program also benefits 120,000 children on participating reservations each year through cooperation with local governances and police departments, to create a better world for children across the country.

These are all incredible and worthy causes, and St. Cloud Toyota is glad to be a part of it all. That’s why now through December 13th, when you come in with an unwrapped toy donation to our Toyota dealership in Waite Park, MN, we’ll give you a 10% off coupon for your next service visit for helping to fill our trucks with new toys for children who need and deserve it most. Head into our Toyota service department today to bring in your donation, and we’ll present you with your coupon. We hope to see you soon, and thank you for your donation!

Discover the 2020 Toyota Supra at St. Cloud Toyota

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

Just in time for the holiday season, the 2020 Toyota Supra has arrived to our Waite Park, MN Toyota dealership. With Black Friday coming up, there’s never been a better time to take one out for a test drive, so you can experience this vehicle’s power, acceleration, handling, and tech features for yourself. We can’t stop raving about the 2020 Toyota Supra here at St. Cloud Toyota, so we want to tell you all about it before you visit.

Under the hood of the 2020 Toyota Supra, expect to find a 3.0-liter twin scroll turbocharged inline-six engine capable of generating 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque. This Toyota vehicle also offers rear wheel drive and an electronically-controlled rear differential for maximum performance. Twin driving modes, including Normal and Sport, allow you to choose the dynamics of your drive and take control of your daily commute.

With its athletic stance and expressive LED headlights, the 2020 Toyota Supra is stunning to look at. Its available technologies include Supra Connect, wireless Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, and a full color head up display for a more connected drive. A suite of advanced safety technologies comes standard, including Lane Departure Warning with Steering Assist, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Automatic High Beams, and Speed Limit Information, so you can always know how fast you should be going. No matter where you’re going, you can rely on the 2020 Toyota Supra to get you there safe and sound.

Come into St. Cloud Toyota today to give the 2020 Toyota Supra a quick test drive. Our Toyota dealers would be more than happy to tell you everything you want to know about this vehicle. Just remember that you’ll need to sign a couple things before you can take it home. See you soon!

How to Stay Hot This Winter Inside the 2020 Toyota Camry

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Our dealers at St. Cloud Toyota love showing off the best and brightest new Toyota cars, but we especially love announcing new performance-centered models. We’re proud to introduce the new 2020 Toyota Camry, our latest addition from the Toyota Racing Development family. Here’s everything you need to know about this new Toyota sedan.

From the start, you can tell that the 2020 Toyota Camry is unlike any other model out there thanks to its complete style overhaul. Polished stainless steel exhaust tips punctuate its athletic look, while the rest of its body is decorated with red pinstripes, a red TRD badge, and a dynamic pedestal rear spoiler. Black sport SofTex trimmed front seats welcome you in with red accents throughout, so you can feel comfortable all the way from Point A to Point B.

There are also features designed to enhance the vehicle’s overall appearance and capability. Matte-black alloy wheels reduce weight and enhance steering responsiveness, while large 12.9-inch diameter front rotors and red painted dual-piston front calipers give you stopping power on every twist and turn. The 2020 Toyota Camry’s tuned shocks help enhance body control, handling agility, and steering precision, while thicker underbody braces increase torsional rigidity. Unique coil springs not only drop the vehicle for a lower center of gravity, but they also enhance the aerodynamic kit for an unmistakably aggressive look. When it’s specially tuned, the cat black dual exhaust reduces back pressure and helps optimize efficiency and power.

So what are you waiting for? Come in and talk to our Toyota dealers in Waite Park, MN to test drive the all-new 2020 Toyota Camry. It’ll be unlike any other vehicle you’ve ever driven because it’s made to surpass your expectations. We hope to see you soon!

Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime near St. Cloud, MN

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Our dealers at St. Cloud Toyota are dedicated to making sure our customers know all about the newest Toyota cars that hit the market. It’s our job to make sure you’re fully-informed about Toyota’s new models, so today, we want to tell you all about Toyota’s brand new hybrid vehicle: the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime 

For the new model year, the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime takes the most popular hybrid ever and gives it a battery pack to take it to the next level. With a full battery, you can enjoy an incredible 640 miles of estimated driving range, which works out to about 133 MPGe. As an alternate source of power, the gasoline engine in the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime still gets an amazing 54 MPG combined, so you can save extra money and time at the pumps.

To help you feel extra protected on the road, the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime offers some amazing new driving technologies. Its available Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Intelligent Parking Assist provides you with audio feedback if you get too close to an obstacle while pulling out or trying to park. Intelligent Parking Assist can take control of your steering wheel while you control the gas and brakes, so you don’t have to multitask. Of course, all trims come with Toyota Safety Sense™ package, so you can enjoy active driver assist features like full-speed dynamic radar cruise control. 

With a premium JBL audio system and standard Apple CarPlay™ and Amazon Alexa compatibility, you’ll never be bored inside the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime. This Toyota model also features several wireless charging stations and a massive 12.3-inch touchscreen, so you can read all of your messages and information clearly.

The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime will be arriving soon to our Toyota dealership near St. Cloud, MN, so keep checking our blog to find out when it hits our showroom!

Prepare Your Toyota for Winter at Our Service Center in Waite Park, MN

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

With summer finally gone and fall taking over, residents of St. Cloud, MN are starting to feel the same old chill we’re used to. Whether you own a new or used Toyota car, it’s important to get your vehicle prepared for winter before it arrives, which is why our service technicians here at St. Cloud Toyota are more than ready to handle any type of maintenance your vehicle needs. We want to take a minute to educate you on the importance of winterizing your vehicle so you’re fully-informed before you visit our service center.

Our winterization procedures start as simple maintenance checks. We begin by making sure your oil is fresh, your filters are in good shape, your fluids are filled, and your brakes work properly. After all, if the engine of your 2020 Toyota Camry isn’t working at peak performance, it won’t be able to adequately handle the cold. That’s why we make sure all of your vehicle’s internal components are performing like they should, so we can catch minor issues before they become major problems.

From there, we look at your tires. If you’re currently using all-season or summer tires, you might want to consider upgrading to winter tires, which are better-equipped to handle snow, ice, and slush. These tires are specifically designed to stay soft in sub-degree temperatures, and they also have deeper treads that can easily grip the road and maintain traction on snow, ice, and other wintry road conditions.

When you’re ready to get your vehicle ready for winter, come into our Waite Park, MN Toyota dealership. Our certified mechanics will make sure your vehicle can handle anything thrown its way. We hope to see you soon!

St. Cloud Times Interviewed St. Cloud Toyota General Manager, Tom Findley

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

As you know, St. Cloud Toyota was recently nominated Best New Car Dealership, Best Used Car Dealership, and Best Auto/Tire Service in Central Minnesota. To find out our secret to success, the St. Cloud Times recently interviewed our general manager, Tom Findley.

St. Cloud Times: Why does providing vehicle sales and service to Central Minnesotans matter to you?

Tom Findley: I have been a part of this community my whole life, and it has been great to be able to give back to our community. I believe the most important things we can do is continue to take care of our own and stimulate our own economy to help Central Minnesota continue to flourish.

SCT: St. Cloud Toyota has served the St. Cloud area for over 50 years. How has the business grown and changed over time?

TF: To sum it up, I would say nothing has changed, and yet everything has changed. We still want to offer our great family-oriented customer relationships and service, but it has now gone from fax, mail, and in-person to everything electronic. We live in a “now society,” so only about 10 percent of our customers want to wait for a car to get fixed and/or order a car; everyone else wants to drop it off for service and leave. And they all want to swing in and pick up their car without ever really going through the buying process in the dealership. With all the technology available, if you want to be successful in today’s business you need to adapt to that strategy.

SCT: What’s one thing most people don’t ask when car shopping that you think they should ask about?

TF: “What decision would you make if it was for your or one of your loved ones?” Service and sales people do this for a living, so I would want to know their opinion. I always ask that when I’m purchasing or fixing something.

SCT: What’s one thing about St. Cloud Toyota that most people don’t know?

TF: We’re an extremely diverse business. We are a very welcoming environment for all of our employees, and we strive for employee satisfaction.

Thank You for Making Us an Award-Winning Car Dealership!

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

It’s a pretty crazy time to be St. Cloud Toyota right now. Our Toyota dealers in Waite Park, MN have been in business for over fifty years now, and our main mission is to make sure every single one of our customers leaves our dealership happier than when they arrived. It appears that our continued hard work has paid off, since St. Cloud Toyota has been named Best New Car Dealership, Best Used Car Dealership, and Best Auto/Tire Service in Central Minnesota.

“I have been a part of this community my whole life, and it has been great to be able to give back,” said Tom Findley, St. Cloud Toyota’s General Manager. “I believe the most important things we can do is continue to take care of our own and stimulate our own economy to help Central Minnesota continue to flourish.”

For over fifty years, St. Cloud Toyota has offered heartfelt, family-oriented customer relationships and service, and we continue to make that our primary goal. We’ve been able to adapt to our changing society so we can offer you the quickest and most efficient service we can. Your votes mean the world to us, and we are so incredibly honored by this show of support. We thank you for your unwavering support, and we promise that we will continue to look out for you and your vehicle needs above all else.

Stop by St. Cloud Toyota, located at 418 2nd Street S in Waite Park, MN, to view our wide inventory of new and used Toyota vehicles. If you have any finance questions, feel free to pay a visit to our finance center, where we can walk you through all the steps of the car-buying process. Our service center is open every day but Sunday, and we guarantee our service specialists will give your Toyota vehicle the care it deserves. Once again, we thank you for your support and hope to see you in our showroom soon!