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About Us

at Colonial Toyota

(203) 403-6890

Now Closed

Welcome to Colonial Toyota

Located in Milford, CT

Every great dealership has a great story behind its success. Colonial Toyota out of Milford, Connecticut, wears a special badge of honor when it comes to providing service and selection to customers throughout south-central Connecticut.


Learn more about us and our history by reading more!



The Origins of Our Dealership


In 1982, after having owned 10 New York dealerships, Robert E. Crabtree, Sr. partnered with Fred Haas who owned several Texas dealerships. They knew the marketplace in Connecticut could prove to be fruitful in the retail automotive industry.


Originally, Colonial Toyota resided in Stratford, but the store relocated to their current Milford location. Gannett Publishing Company once owned the property where two billboards stood. Many businesses bypassed the property, but Mr. Crabtree knew how to make it work and made a deal to buy it.


That was in 1985, and the building still stands to this day. Since then, we’ve changed the way car dealerships operate in Connecticut. We were the first dealership to open on Saturdays for service and also the first to spot-deliver cars.


We continue to strive for success and welcome you to the family.



Welcome to Our Toyota Dealership


We believe in providing amazing products and services for the most competitive prices.


Our customers depend on us to provide desirable and versatile vehicles and we deliver. We’re dedicated to being a one-stop shop for our customers, so you can buy your dream car and get it serviced and financed here, too.


Our dealership carries a slew of diverse Toyota vehicles as well as an ample inventory of used ones.


When you start looking around our showroom, you’ll notice plenty of best-selling Toyotas, including the Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Tacoma, and more. We even offer a range of electrified and hybrid vehicles like the bZ4x, Corolla Hybrid, and RAV4 Hybrid.



Financing Options for You


Car financing for you may look very different from any other car shopper. We make sure to review each shopper’s information and take their individual circumstances into account.


Your lease or loan package will be tailored to fit your needs. Fill out a finance application online to get started.



Visit Our Service Center


With a center devoted to service on our premises, your car can receive the attention and care it needs to go the extra mile. A team of automotive experts runs our service center and brings with them their extensive knowledge and comprehensive training to serve you.


At our service center, we provide all types of services for your car, from routine maintenance to more thorough repairs. Let our team know what they can do for you and your vehicle. They’re your best resource for upgrading, improving, and rehabilitating the performance of your automobile.



Let Colonial Toyota Help You Today


Colonial Toyota can be your place for all things Toyota in the Milford, CT, area. We’re here for you and your car’s needs, whatever they may be. We can show you how pleasant and productive a car-shopping experience can be, and we stick with you for expert service, as well.


Call or contact us online today!

The history of Colonial Toyota is a great story My father, Robert E. Crabtree Sr., who owned 10 dealers in New York, and Fred Haas, owner of multiple dealerships in Texas, became partners and acquired Ct. Operations in 1982. Colonial and Westport Toyota was a package deal. Colonial Toyota was a satellite store to Westport Toyota, and was located on Barnum Avenue Stratford. My father was a great visionary and when he recognized the marketplace, he knew Colonial Toyota could be a dominating retail automobile dealership, but that required moving to a better location.


The property as it stands today became available because of my father’s clever, tenacious approach. The property was owned by Gannett Publishing Co. and displayed two huge, old-style V-shaped billboards. The property was available, but nobody knew what to do with the challenge of the billboards. What appeared to be a challenging dilemma had a simple solution. I recall when he told me of the great location. The problem was how to get around the billboards. While he was driving down I-95, it dawned on him to make a deal with Gannett to buy the property. He constructed a modern, pylon-style billboard. What a win-win, because Gannett sold the property, yet still took advantage of the location and added two more billboards that still stand today.


Of course, the Crabtree Family was able to then relocate the diamond in the rough, Colonial Toyota to Milford, CT in 1985. The past 29 years, Colonial Toyota has changed the way the auto industry is conducted in CT. Colonial was the first dealer to open on Saturday for service, and the first dealer to spot-deliver cars. Our level of great success has opened the door for hiring. Hopefully, you will be part of our future success. I have an open-door policy, and sincerely welcome you to our family.

Robert E. Crabtree Jr.Dealership Owner

We're Here For Whatever You Need

For great prices, high-quality vehicles and VIP customer service, look no further than Colonial Toyota. We are proud to be your family-owned and operated Toyota dealer in the Milford, CT, area and have served drivers from across the region find their dream car since 1982. At Colonial Toyota our mission is simple.

We believe in providing the best products and services for the most competitive prices. Our customers depend on us to provide the best and we deliver. At Colonial Toyota we are dedicated to being a one-stop shop for our customers. Here you can buy your dream car and get it serviced and financed here too. We have a full-service department on site which is staffed by Toyota factory-trained and certified service technicians.

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Hours & Location


Monday8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Monday7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday7:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Monday7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday7:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Monday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM