Safety experts give the 2020 Toyota Corolla a big thumbs up

By Product Expert | Posted in Toyota Corolla on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 7:08 PM
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Safety and Crash Test Scores for the 2020 Toyota Corolla

The addition of the all-new Toyota Corolla to the inventory available in the Colonial Toyota showroom has been nothing short of a revelation for customers and staff alike. Toyota has taken the bestselling model in automotive history and put it in a position to be an industry leader for quite some time to come. Not only have we become familiar with everything the new compact sedan has to offer, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has also recently announced the safety and crash test scores for the 2020 Toyota Corolla. Let’s take a look at what the premier name in vehicle safety had to say about this exciting new generation of one of the most beloved cars of all time. Read the rest of this entry »

Toyota could be changing the hybrid game once again, in two years

By Product Expert | Posted in Hybrid, Toyota Tundra on Monday, June 17th, 2019 at 5:20 PM
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Is Toyota making a hybrid version of the Tundra pickup truck?

Toyota is almost solely responsible for introducing hybrid vehicles to American customers on a large scale. Over the years, the automaker has adapted its cutting-edge fuel-saving technology to appear in several of its most popular models including sedans and crossover SUVs. However, there is one important Toyota platform that has been left out of the hybrid revolution – pickup trucks. So, is Toyota making a hybrid version of the Tundra pickup truck? According to a few reliable sources our product experts routinely check for news, the answer falls somewhere between probably and yes. It has been quite some time since the Tundra received a meaningful overhaul, but that appears to be changing for the 2021 model year. Let’s take a look. Read the rest of this entry »

If you need a refresher on installing a car seat, Colonial Toyota is here to help

By Product Expert | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, June 14th, 2019 at 5:42 PM
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How-to videos for installing a child’s car seat

For the last several years, Toyota has partnered with Buckle Up for Life, a safety advocacy group run out of Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati. Around this time every year, Toyota really makes a big push to help vehicle owners understand the importance of not only using car seats but how to make sure they are properly installed. The team of product experts working at Colonial Toyota dug up these how-to videos for installing a child’s car seat. Every vehicle is going to work in a fairly similar manner which will make these videos helpful. However, each model will likely have a few idiosyncrasies that could cause some hiccups along the way. Check out these videos to get started and if you have any problems along the way, stop by the Colonial Toyota showroom and we’ll be happy to help out as much as we can. Read the rest of this entry »

There is still time to make Father’s Day plans, but it’s getting close to the end

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 at 6:46 PM
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Best restaurants for Father’s Day 2019 near Milford, CT

If you haven’t made plans for Father’s Day yet, you’re quickly running out of time. Dads are notoriously difficult to buy gifts for. Something easy and convenient you can do that will almost certainly be a hit is taking dear ol’ dad out to eat. Several Colonial Toyota product experts were talking about their plans for with their dads and they ended up discussing the best restaurants for Father’s Day 2019 near Milford, CT. It’s likely most places will fill up pretty quickly on Father’s Day (June 16), so you’ll want to call as soon as possible to make sure they have space for you and your party. If you really want to make your dad’s day special, stop by our showroom to see what we have available. Read the rest of this entry »

Toyota’s future models will electrify future buyers by 2025

By Product Expert | Posted in New Models on Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 6:43 PM

Will Toyota add electric vehicles to its lineup? 

It’s hard to believe that Toyota hybrid technology has been available for about 20 years, give or take a few years depending on where you live. Models like the Prius were laughed at by much of the automotive industry as a gimmick, but it appears Toyota is having the last laugh. Vehicles powered by gas/electric hybrid powertrains have been outstanding, but they are not the end of the journey. So, will Toyota add electric vehicles to its lineup? An announcement from a high-ranking Toyota executive seems to say that not only will electric be available, but the automaker looks to be accelerating their plans for electric vehicle development. Let’s take a look at what we could be found in the very near future at the Colonial Toyota facility.  Read the rest of this entry »

Towing performance is front-and-center for the 2019 Toyota Tundra

By Product Expert | Posted in Toyota Tundra on Thursday, June 6th, 2019 at 8:14 PM
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What is the towing capacity for the 2019 Toyota Tundra?

There are more than a few things that make the current Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck stand out from one of the most densely-packed segments in the automotive industry. At the top of the list are the facts that the Tundra is the only truck in its class that is only available in double or crew cab configurations and it is the only truck in the segment exclusively powered by one of an available pair of V-8 engines. The exact towing capacity for an individual Tundra model can vary depending on how an owner has chosen to outfit the truck. If you’re in the market for a new pickup truck, we’ll try to answer as many questions as possible before you even leave the house. Let’s take a look at what you can expect to see at the showroom. Read the rest of this entry »

The 2020 Supra is fast, don’t give into its temptations

By Product Expert | Posted in Toyota Supra on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 at 7:34 PM
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What is the top speed for the 2020 Toyota Supra?

There are not many upcoming Toyota vehicles that have surrounded itself with the kind of instant and far-reaching buzz as the all-new Toyota Supra sports coupe has. Our manufacturing partner has been teasing us with a few leaks of information here and there for more than a year. As we cross off the days on our calendar, counting down the days for the all-new Supra to be delivered, Toyota further chummed the waters by letting those who have been paying attention know just how much fun the vehicle will be on the road. So, what is the top speed for the 2020 Toyota Supra? We’ll get to that in a minute, but suffice it to say that you’ll need to find a race track to realize the car’s full potential. Read the rest of this entry »

Colonial Toyota receives first 2020 Corolla Hybrid delivery

By Product Expert | Posted in Toyota Corolla on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 at 6:53 PM
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Is the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid for sale in Milford, CT?

When we found out that Toyota was going to be adding the Corolla compact sedan to its roster of hybrid vehicles, just about every Colonial Toyota product expert knew that the new platform was going to be a hit with buyers. Since we started sharing the vehicle’s details on our blog, our sales team got a lot of calls, texts and emails asking, ‘Is the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid for sale in Milford, CT?’ Starting today, we can finally start telling potential customers the newest and most innovative member of the Corolla family has officially arrived at the showroom. Because the 2020 Corolla Hybrid is so new, early inventory numbers are going to remain on the low side until the manufacturer can ramp up production. Anyone who doesn’t want to have to wait for the next delivery should make an appointment with us today. Read the rest of this entry »

Toyota launches financial program to help first-time buyers get loans

By Product Expert | Posted in New Models, Specials, Tips and Tricks, Toyota News on Friday, May 24th, 2019 at 6:07 PM
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Information on Toyota financing for first-time buyers

When someone is starting out on the lifelong adventure of adulthood, learning to properly acquire and manage their credit profile can be among the most challenging of lessons – fraught with potentially expensive pitfalls. Toyota Financial Services understands these challenges and have developed a program to help. Finding information on Toyota financing for first-time buyers can be a bit of an uphill battle. The Colonial Toyota financing team put together this handy little guide to get people started. The Toyota iFi program is designed for those who have the means to take on vehicle debt without compromising other areas of their financial situation. Colonial Toyota has its own program to help buyers with less-than-perfect credit scores find an affordable vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »

Toyota and SiriusXM team up to launch free satellite radio trial through June 4

By Product Expert | Posted in Specials, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 8:11 PM
A photo of the touchscreen interface that can control SiriusXM satellite radio available on many models.

Free SiriusXM satellite radio trial for Toyota owners

If you’ve been following the Colonial Toyota Blog for a while, you’ll know that all of the new technology available in 2019 and 2020 models has our team of product experts very excited. Starting today, more Toyota owners will be able to experience an expanded technological profile in their current vehicles. The free SiriusXM satellite radio trial for Toyota owners runs through June 4. If your vehicle is equipped with the right version of Toyota Entune, you should be able to take advantage of this trial period. However, some older Toyota vehicles may not be able to receive the free trial stream. If you have any questions about using the SiriusXM free listen trial, stop by the Colonial Toyota showroom, we’ll be happy to help you out. Read the rest of this entry »

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